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Andrew David Harrison.

Cornwall, S.W. England.

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

Current work: Support worker for people with special needs.

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

Thought for the day:

All-time favourite player:
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov Obviously.

Favourite current players:
Natalia Pogonina, Andrei Volokitin, [unknown player], 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 Vitalyevna 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, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, M Amin Tabatabaei, Vladislav Kovalev, Baskaran Adhiban, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Tamir Nabaty, Gawain Jones, Vincent Keymer, Samuel Shankland

Favourite past players:
Carl Schlechter, 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

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

On the eternally running debate of the strongest players ever:

Top live ratings:

Comparison of hardware in 2010 computer tournament: Houdini, Stockfish, Critter, Komodo

Advanced chess:

Selected games:
Bill Wall miniatures:
Bill Wall

A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993

Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892

Wang Hao vs A Timofeev, 2007

R Valdes vs S Laouini, 2008 Fischer vs Tal, 1959

   yesnomaybeidontknow has kibitzed 58 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-01-18 Movsesian vs Ni Hua, 2006 (replies)
yesnomaybeidontknow: The knights who say "Ni!"
   Aug-22-18 Sinquefield Cup (2018) (replies)
yesnomaybeidontknow: Nice work, Sargon!
   Aug-06-18 Jose Raul Capablanca (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. Except when he didn't.
   Aug-06-18 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 Except when he didn't.
   Aug-01-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
yesnomaybeidontknow: Thank you for your phenomenal contribution to the chess community, Daniel! Rest in peace. We will miss you.
   Jan-13-18 Tata Steel (2018) (replies)
yesnomaybeidontknow: SirRuthless, I'm sorry for your news. I hope you get the treatment you need. Stay and just keep on fresh fruit juices and mineral water, which will support your kidneys, then we can all properly discuss what should be an excellent tournament!
   Sep-07-17 A Demchenko vs Areshchenko, 2017
yesnomaybeidontknow: Strong nerves and excellent play by Demchenko!
   Jun-17-17 Levon Aronian (replies)
yesnomaybeidontknow: Congratulations, Levon, on winning the 2017 Altibox Norway Tournament! Altibox Norway (2017)
   May-16-17 F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov, 2017 (replies)
yesnomaybeidontknow: Terrific game!
   Apr-17-17 Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
yesnomaybeidontknow: This is not normal and both players should be drug-tested!!
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