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.
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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.
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| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60
|1. F Gobet vs J Aulin-Jansson
|| ||1-0||39||1981||EU-ch jr||B06 Robatsch|
|2. G Borg vs F Gobet
|| ||0-1||31||1981||EU-ch jr||A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation|
|3. F Gobet vs M Kivisto
|| ||1-0||39||1981||EU-ch jr||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|4. A Frois vs F Gobet
|| ||½-½||84||1981||EU-ch jr||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|5. T Karolyi Jr. vs F Gobet
||1-0||39||1981||EU-ch jr||E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation|
|6. F Gobet vs J A C Blanco
|| ||0-1||53||1981||EU-ch jr||B58 Sicilian|
|7. F Gobet vs H Kuijf
|| ||½-½||48||1981||EU-ch jr||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|8. F Berend vs F Gobet
|| ||0-1||20||1981||EU-ch jr||B40 Sicilian|
|9. F Gobet vs Keene
|| ||½-½||45||1981||5th Lloyds Bank Masters Open||B06 Robatsch|
|10. F Gobet vs Hort
|| ||1-0||39||1982||Biel||B57 Sicilian|
|11. S Mariotti vs F Gobet
|| ||½-½||80||1982||Biel||E09 Catalan, Closed|
|12. K Mokry vs F Gobet
|| ||1-0||57||1983||Reggio Emilia 8384||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|13. F Gobet vs Nunn
|| ||0-1||38||1983||Biel||B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5|
|14. F Gobet vs Hebden
|| ||0-1||65||1983||Biel||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|15. F Gobet vs Adorjan
|| ||0-1||64||1983||Biel||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|16. Miles vs F Gobet
|| ||½-½||90||1983||Biel||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|17. F Gobet vs Psakhis
||0-1||55||1983||Chicago||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|18. F Gobet vs Spassky
|| ||0-1||36||1983||Reggio Emilia 8384||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|19. F Gobet vs I Rogers
|| ||0-1||73||1984||Reggio||B01 Scandinavian|
|20. B Toth vs F Gobet
|| ||½-½||53||1984||Rome||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|21. Nunn vs F Gobet
|| ||½-½||38||1984||Reggio Emilia 8384||B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical|
|22. Korchnoi vs F Gobet
|| ||1-0||32||1984||Biel||A17 English|
|23. F Gobet vs Ftacnik
||1-0||35||1984||Biel||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|24. P Ostermeyer vs F Gobet
|| ||1-0||55||1984||Biel||D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense|
|25. F Gobet vs G Garcia Gonzalez
|| ||0-1||36||1984||Biel||C02 French, Advance|
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|Sep-22-14|| ||wordfunph: IM Fernand Gobet co-authored Moves in Mind..
|Oct-17-14|| ||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.
|Apr-01-16|| ||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: http://www.365chess.com/tournaments...
At Berne GM 1988, Fernand Gobet beat veteran Efim Geller.
|Apr-01-16|| ||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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