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yesnomaybeidontknow
Member since Jul-10-08 · Last seen Apr-23-17
Andrew David Harrison.

Cornwall, S.W. England.

Affiliations: Church of England, Labour Party, Unicef, CARE International UK, Sightsavers, Sense, Amnesty International, RSPB.

Current work: Part-time support worker for people with special needs and a cleaner Fri mornings.

Working towards: voice-over, acting, writing (preparing a book for publication on Judaism and Christianity.)

Thought for the day:
http://www.theguardian.com/news/dat...

http://www.theguardian.com/science/...

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/g...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/ga...

http://www.theguardian.com/news/gal...

All-time favourite player:
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov Obviously.

Favourite current players:
Natalia Pogonina, Andrei Volokitin, Kateryna Lahno, Levon Aronian, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Judit Polgar, Vassily Ivanchuk, Anna Ushenina, Michael Adams, Yuhua Xu, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Ivan Cheparinov, Alexey Shirov, Alexander Morozevich, Anatoly Karpov, Yifan Hou, Veselin Topalov, Rybka (Computer), Anish Giri, Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, David Navara, Alexander Grischuk, Deep Fritz (Computer), Ian Nepomniachtchi, Fabiano Caruana, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Vladimir Potkin, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Riazantsev, Krishnan Sasikiran, Wang Hao, Vugar Gashimov, Pentala Harikrishna, Anna Muzychuk, Hoang Thanh Trang, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Valentina Gunina, Illya Nyzhnyk, Ding Liren, Boris Gelfand, Daniil Dubov, Dmitry Andreikin, Luke McShane, Wei Yi, Parimarjan Negi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Antoaneta Stefanova, Anna Zatonskih, Eltaj Safarli, Wesley So, Robin van Kampen, Houdini (Computer), Richard Rapport, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Koneru Humpy, Sergey Karjakin, Jorden van Foreest, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Sopiko Guramishvili, Ju Wenjun

Favourite past players: Adolf Anderssen, Emanuel Lasker, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Rudolf Rezso Charousek, Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky, Oldrich Duras, Rudolf Spielmann, Savielly Tartakower, Friedrich Saemisch, Max Euwe, Vera Menchik, Andre Lilienthal, Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov, Reuben Fine, Alexander Kotov, Paul Keres, Semyon Abramovich Furman, Vasily Smyslov, David Bronstein, Efim Geller, Leonid Stein, Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Jeroen Piket (retired), Baraka Shabazz

Prodigies:
Paul Morphy, Jose Raul Capablanca, Samuel Reshevsky, Robert James Fischer

On the eternally running debate of the strongest players ever: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...

Top live ratings:
http://www.2700chess.com/

Comparison of hardware in 2010 computer tournament: http://www.csvn.nl/index.php?option... Houdini, Stockfish, Critter, Komodo

Advanced chess:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanc...

Selected games:
Bill Wall miniatures:
Bill Wall

Schliemann:
A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993

Evans:
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892

Rossolimo:
Wang Hao vs A Timofeev, 2007

Najdorf:
R Valdes vs S Laouini, 2008 Fischer vs Tal, 1959 S Prathamesh vs A El Jawich, 2011

Kan:
A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009

English:
Lombardy vs Polugaevsky, 1978 C Van Tilbury vs M Guevara, 1981 McShane vs Carlsen, 2010

French:
Shabalov vs G Milicevic, 2009 D Vocaturo vs T Hillarp Persson, 2009 G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003

Caro-Kann:
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 H G Cole vs W Winter, 1919

Queen's Indian:
I Sokolov vs Eljanov, 2009

King's Indian:
Van Wely vs Stellwagen, 2009


   yesnomaybeidontknow has kibitzed 46 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-17-17 Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: This is not normal and both players should be drug-tested!!
 
   Mar-05-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Quote of the Day " I know at sight what a position contains. What could happen? What is going to happen? You figure it out; I know it!" Capablanca Self-praise is no recommendation. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   Jan-07-17 Deep Sengupta (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Congratulations to Deep on winning The Hastings Masters (2016/17) Tournament!! Hastings Masters (2016/17) (2016)
 
   Dec-15-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Giri plays sharp chess, when he's in the mood: Gelfand vs A Giri, 2016 A Giri vs L Dominguez, 2016 Svidler vs A Giri, 2016 And he is no 10 int the world! http://www.2700chess.com/
 
   Oct-31-16 D Bocharov vs Tomashevsky, 2016 (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Fantastic game from Tomashevsky!!
 
   Sep-24-16 Andrei Volokitin
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Congratulations to Andrei on his fantastic performance at the Chess Olympiad 2016: 8 wins, 1 draw from 9 games!
 
   Sep-12-16 Mikhael Mchedlishvili
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Great win against Nakamura at Chess Olympiad 2016! Nakamura vs M Mchedlishvili, 2016
 
   Aug-30-16 Dmitry Andreikin (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Congratulations to Dmitry on winning the Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Tournament 2016, 7.5/9 (+6 -0 =3)!!!
 
   Aug-30-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Russia or USA is clearly going to win this, which is why I've put $200 on: France!
 
   Jul-14-16 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Blimey! Nakamura beats Carlsen in a classical game.
 
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