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john barleycorn
Member since Sep-27-13
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Daniel Freeman

Thanks to my unknown "fan" and thanks to Mr. Freeman for a stylish email. Full Member

   john barleycorn has kibitzed 13250 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-20-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
john barleycorn: <saffuna: ... Today he or she pays taxes on $20,000. Under the new bill the taxable income would be $70,000. That would mean an added tax bill of about $9,000. On "income" the student never saw. ...> Is a company car taxed to the employee who is given one?
   Nov-20-17 FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: < Willber G: ... Nice analogy! But MVL will need to get some clear water between himself and his rivals if he is to get sufficient points.> I will write this to MVL on a postcard. I hope MVL knows what he is doing. However, he may not be aware of this astute ...
   Nov-19-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
john barleycorn: < chancho: Carlsen was laughing so hard after he played 30...Ng3+.> As well as Carlsen seemed the one to have all the fun in the contest against a mostly grimly looking So who just got smoked. They are worlds apart.
   Nov-18-17 Anish Giri
john barleycorn: < cro777: All balls on World Cup! > "balls" is plural, isn't it? Maybe if if add Radjabov's and Giri's "balls" we may end up with the number 2. <Radjabov, Teimour - Giri, Anish ˝-˝ Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 round 03 Embed PGN 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. ...
   Nov-18-17 Joel Lautier
john barleycorn: <caissanist> thanks for the links. enjoyed reading the articles very much.
   Nov-14-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
john barleycorn: <diceman: ... Hey, if you can change your sex verbally, why not the outcome of a chess game?> <why not the outcome of a chess game?> Only Kramnik can.
   Nov-13-17 Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Blitz G/10) (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: To paraphrase an old comment "the most interesting rapid g/10 contest. White wins one game and black wins the next game"
   Nov-13-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
john barleycorn: stellar performance by Carlsen, so far. Good warm up for him when facing the *ultimate barracuda* and give another exhibition on how speedchess is played on Nov 18th.
   Nov-11-17 Fischer vs Spassky, 1966
john barleycorn: Thanks <stonehenge> for the pics
   Nov-10-17 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918
john barleycorn: <ughaibu> I support that proposal.
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