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Fernand Gobet
Number of games in database: 60
Years covered: 1981 to 1991
Last FIDE rating: 2386
Highest rating achieved in database: 2401

Overall record: +12 -31 =17 (34.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B81 B80 B45 B57 B87
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C69 C65 C67 C68
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B80 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B47 B44 B40 B23 B85
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B47 B48
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   Miles vs F Gobet, 1987 0-1
   F Gobet vs Keene, 1981 1/2-1/2
   F Gobet vs J Eslon, 1984 1-0

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(born Feb-12-1962, 56 years old) Switzerland

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Dr. Fernand Gobet is a Professor of Psychology at Brunel University in London. He has written several professional articles on chess, memory, and visual imagery. His PhD dissertation was entitled "The memories of a chessplayer." He is a former Swiss Junior Champion (1981). From 1981 to 1989, he was co-editor of the Swiss Chess Review. He was awarded the title of International Master in 1985.

Wikipedia article: Fernand Gobet

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Gobet vs J Aulin-Jansson  1-0391981EU-ch jrB06 Robatsch
2. G Borg vs F Gobet  0-1311981EU-ch jrA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
3. F Gobet vs M Kivisto  1-0391981EU-ch jrB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. A Frois vs F Gobet  ½-½841981EU-ch jrA07 King's Indian Attack
5. T Karolyi Jr. vs F Gobet 1-0391981EU-ch jrE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
6. F Gobet vs J A C Blanco  0-1531981EU-ch jrB58 Sicilian
7. F Gobet vs H Kuijf  ½-½481981EU-ch jrB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. F Berend vs F Gobet  0-1201981EU-ch jrB40 Sicilian
9. F Gobet vs Keene  ½-½4519815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
10. F Gobet vs Hort  1-0391982BielB57 Sicilian
11. S Mariotti vs F Gobet  ½-½801982BielE09 Catalan, Closed
12. K Mokry vs F Gobet  1-0571983Reggio Emilia 8384B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. F Gobet vs Nunn  0-1381983BielB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. F Gobet vs Hebden  0-1651983BielC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. F Gobet vs Adorjan  0-1641983BielB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Miles vs F Gobet  ½-½901983BielE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. F Gobet vs Psakhis 0-1551983ChicagoB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
18. F Gobet vs Spassky  0-1361983Reggio Emilia 8384B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
19. F Gobet vs I Rogers  0-1731984ReggioB01 Scandinavian
20. B Toth vs F Gobet  ½-½531984RomeD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Nunn vs F Gobet  ½-½381984Reggio Emilia 8384B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
22. Korchnoi vs F Gobet  1-0321984BielA17 English
23. F Gobet vs Ftacnik 1-0351984BielB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. P Ostermeyer vs F Gobet  1-0551984BielD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
25. F Gobet vs G Garcia Gonzalez  0-1361984BielC02 French, Advance
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  wordfunph: IM Fernand Gobet co-authored Moves in Mind..

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  diagonal: Prof. of Cognitive Psychology, University of Liverpool (2013):
Survey of scientific papers: http://chessprogramming.wikispaces....

Gobet was winner of Rome ("Banco di Roma") B-tournament in 1983 (amongst others ahead of greek Spyridon Skembris, austrian Georg Danner and a lot of local italian player), earning a spot in the next-year A-tournament (won by Sax and Tatai, ahead of Pinter, Toth, Inkiov, Mednis) where he was coming in second-to-last in a field of ten players.

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  diagonal: Sometimes the Chess Festival at Biel offered also of a strong Invitation "B-Group", called "World Mixed Group" (rising and female stars mixed with some swiss players).

In the edition of 1988, IM Gobet beat the eventual sole winner GM Zapata in their individual game and drew top-seeded GM Anand (already on position 49= of the world in the ELO list II July to December of 1988 and 150 ELO points higher rated than the swiss IM). Fernand Gobet finished shared third behind Alonso Zapata and runner-up Joerg Hickl:

At Berne GM 1988, Fernand Gobet beat veteran Efim Geller.

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  diagonal: <Fernand Gobet is Professor of Decision Making and Expertise at the University of Liverpool. He spent his first career as a chess player, playing for the Swiss national team and earning the title of an International Master. He then moved to a scientific career, receiving his PhD in psychology in 1992 from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He held research and academic positions at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), the University of Nottingham and Brunel University (London) before taking a chair at the University of Liverpool. His numerous collaborators include Nobel Prize winning Herbert Simon (one of the founders of Artificial Intelligence) and Adriaan De Groot (the father of chess psychology). Gobet has extensively written on expertise, the acquisition of language and computer modelling. His latest book Understanding Expertise (2015, Palgrave/Macmillan), provides a multi-disciplinary study of the psychology, sociology, neuroscience and philosophy of expertise, with extensive references to chess research.>

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