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john barleycorn
Member since Sep-27-13
<One of your “fans” bought you a free account, congratulations!

Best regards,
Daniel Freeman

Thanks to my unknown "fan" and thanks to Mr. Freeman for a stylish email. Full Member
   Current net-worth: 2,146 chessbucks
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   john barleycorn has kibitzed 12946 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-25-17 Isle of Man Open (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: <chesslearner1991> He should be paired with Yifan Hou and 2 *problems* are solved at the price of one.
   Sep-25-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
john barleycorn: <Bobsterman3000: <JBC> what is going on in Germany?...> Don't know. I am in the Philippines and just hope my pension keeps arriving in time. (Bank transaction between banana republics can be critical)
   Sep-22-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
john barleycorn: <al wazir: ...Wrong again. The last time I consulted for pay was almost 20 years ago.> What I remember from the Rogoff page receiving cheques even after the end of the contract I was under the impression you still are. Sorry. Are you unemployed for the last 20 years?
   Sep-20-17 Edmund Beronio (replies)
john barleycorn: <epistle: ... Trust me, in all matters human, the Chinese always have the best.> hehe here we disagree. 1. Pinay 2. Vietnamese 3. South Korean by Elo ranking and personal quality control (different elo though)
   Sep-20-17 Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1904 (replies)
john barleycorn: According to Kmoch in "Rubinstein gewinnt" there were 2 matches with Salwe *after* Rubinstein returned to Lodz from his hiatus. The first one ended 5-5 and the second was won 5-3 by Rubinstein.
   Sep-19-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
john barleycorn: Hey Pedro, old age is catching up with you :-). Still German even I live in the Philippines. No, sorry friend, do not know Dexter.
   Sep-17-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
john barleycorn: <nok: ... Like Vai on a ole folk standard. ...> Well, in that particular case I stay with the old standard. the guitar work is just bombast, imo
   Sep-16-17 Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
john barleycorn: <ChessHigherCat: ... By that standard, nobody could ever be convicted of anything without a confession, no matter how many eye-witnesses or how much documentary evidence there was....> It is about inside jobs not about *anything*. <As to "evidence" vs. "proof", 1)
   Sep-14-17 A Giri vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
john barleycorn: Giri, Nakamura and So are really the ones producing *immortal* games and involuntary slapstick. But they find themselves at the wrong end of the game or joke.
   Sep-14-17 San Remo (1930) (replies)
john barleycorn: <WorstPlayerEver: 10,000 lire=6 dollar> Yes, whenvever I wanted to be a millionaire I went to Italy.
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