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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) 
    B80 B81 B90 B35 B78
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C69 C68 C67 C65
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B81 B80
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B13 B14 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B47 B44 B40 B85 B23
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B47 B48
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Miles vs F Gobet, 1987 0-1
   F Gobet vs J Eslon, 1984 1-0
   F Gobet vs Keene, 1981 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-12-1962, 55 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.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Gobet vs H Kuijf  ½-½48 1981 EU-ch jrB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. F Berend vs F Gobet  0-120 1981 EU-ch jrB40 Sicilian
3. F Gobet vs J Aulin-Jansson  1-039 1981 EU-ch jrB06 Robatsch
4. G Borg vs F Gobet  0-131 1981 EU-ch jrA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
5. F Gobet vs M Kivisto  1-039 1981 EU-ch jrB40 Sicilian
6. A Frois vs F Gobet  ½-½84 1981 EU-ch jrB40 Sicilian
7. T Karolyi Jr. vs F Gobet 1-039 1981 EU-ch jrE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
8. F Gobet vs J A C Blanco  0-153 1981 EU-ch jrB56 Sicilian
9. F Gobet vs Keene  ½-½45 1981 Lloyds Bank op 05thB06 Robatsch
10. F Gobet vs Hort  1-039 1982 BielB57 Sicilian
11. S Mariotti vs F Gobet  ½-½80 1982 It ( cat. 8 )E09 Catalan, Closed
12. Nunn vs F Gobet  ½-½38 1983 Reggio EmiliaB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
13. F Gobet vs Nunn  0-138 1983 BielB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. F Gobet vs Spassky  0-136 1983 Reggio EmiliaB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
15. K Mokry vs F Gobet  1-057 1983 Reggio Emilia 8384B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. F Gobet vs Hebden  0-165 1983 BielC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
17. F Gobet vs Adorjan  0-164 1983 It (cat.10)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Miles vs F Gobet  ½-½90 1983 BielE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. F Gobet vs Psakhis 0-155 1983 ChicagoB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
20. F Gobet vs I Rogers  0-173 1984 ReggioB01 Scandinavian
21. B Toth vs F Gobet  ½-½53 1984 RomeD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Korchnoi vs F Gobet  1-032 1984 BielA17 English
23. F Gobet vs Ftacnik 1-035 1984 BielB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. P Ostermeyer vs F Gobet  1-055 1984 BielD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
25. F Gobet vs G Garcia Gonzales  0-136 1984 BielC02 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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