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Tryfon C Gavriel
  
Number of games in database: 125
Years covered: 1989 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2121 (2167 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2170
Overall record: +42 -62 =21 (42.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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E81 King's Indian, Samisch (7 games)
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D02 Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)
E92 King's Indian (3 games)
B06 Robatsch (3 games)
A57 Benko Gambit (3 games)

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TRYFON C GAVRIEL
(born Aug-28-1971, 49 years old) United Kingdom

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Born in 1971 and based in North London, Gavriel is the founder and head of the web-based email chessplaying site www.chessworld.net (also known as www.letsplaychess.com) and, before that, he ran the Barnet Chess Club website, one of the first chess club websites back in the 1990s.

Gavriel was first exposed to chess at the age of 5, by watching his father playing against his older brother.

Gavriel is a frequent Chessgames contributor as User: kingscrusher, and can be found at the Internet Chess Club (ICC) under the same handle. His Youtube page (http://www.youtube.com/kingscrusher) features many instructional chess videos. He became a Candidate Master in 2010.


 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 125  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C G Ward vs T Gavriel  1-0321989Guernsey opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
2. P W Hempson vs T Gavriel  0-1561989Guernsey opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
3. T Gavriel vs P Cutter 0-1251989Guernsey opC28 Vienna Game
4. M Lahtinen vs T Gavriel  1-051198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA15 English
5. A Dunnington vs T Gavriel  1-021199216th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
6. P Marusenko vs T Gavriel 0-143199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB33 Sicilian
7. T Gavriel vs Adams 0-139199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA57 Benko Gambit
8. C Duncan vs T Gavriel 0-140199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
9. C Duncan vs T Gavriel  0-140199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
10. T Gavriel vs K Murugan  1-028199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
11. N R McDonald vs T Gavriel  1-038199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. T Gavriel vs M Houska  0-139199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. T Gavriel vs J Aagaard  0-1301997London2D02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. T Gavriel vs J Berry  0-1331997London2E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. T Gavriel vs N Pert  0-1381997London2A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
16. R Pert vs T Gavriel  ½-½361997London2B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
17. E Gullaksen vs T Gavriel  1-0321997London2B33 Sicilian
18. A Collinson vs T Gavriel  1-0311997Sutton opB10 Caro-Kann
19. D Kopec vs T Gavriel 0-1501997London2A48 King's Indian
20. T Gavriel vs R Bates  0-1551997London2E81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. T Gavriel vs K Panczyk  0-1351997London2D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. J Richardson vs T Gavriel  1-0271997London2A90 Dutch
23. J C Pigott vs T Gavriel  1-0401998Hampstead IM 4thE92 King's Indian
24. T Gavriel vs S Videki  0-1251998Hampstead IM 4thE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. C Crouch vs T Gavriel  1-0361998Hampstead IM 4thE70 King's Indian
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Jun-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Illogic: <schopen> Sounds like you were in the wrong. It's not your place to announce to the world whether he has Asperger's (if he even does..)>

For someone to make such a statement is beyond the pale, and no less mean-spirited than one frequent poster on Rogoff making repeated references to another there, who has stated that he has Asperger's.

Makes no difference to me whether a person has any condition: the way they behave towards others is what counts.

Jul-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: For the record I have never had AS or any other such condition - I assumed Schopen was and is trolling me - it seems in fact this has been his only post to this site - well at least I encouraged a chessgames full member :)
Jul-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I am addicted to chess though but even the chess addiction since 7 years old has taken some years out for other interests including programming etc - I am currently a 'chessaholic' but don't think the effects are too negative :) Also I don't really go to that many OTB tournaments - I like my weekends for going to the cinema etc ...
Jul-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: My Blitz Chess Scalps playlist for those interested:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...

Nov-25-13  hyperactivemodernist: I've learned a lot from your videos and have been happily playing on www.chessworld.net for some years now. Thanks, Tryfon!
Nov-25-13  john barleycorn: Yes, <kingcrusher> your videos are very instructive and well made. However, it took me some time to find the "bee free" square and discover the "fret" :-). (English is my third language...)
Feb-26-14  john barleycorn: some praise from chess heaven:

<To start, I have actually seen a few of Kingcrusher's videos on youtube and they are pretty good!>

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...

Feb-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I'm a Londoner and I can't understand a word he's saying.
Feb-27-14  James Bowman: I love his annotated games and his accent only adds to it. E free instead of three is classic I say it no other way now ;0].

Tryfon keep up the great work.

Feb-27-14  James Bowman: BTW offramp I'm a Hoosier, well born in Chicago but I understand him with no problem.
Feb-27-14  john barleycorn: < James Bowman: BTW offramp I'm a Hoosier, well born in Chicago but I understand him with no problem.>

You mean to say that it is not always an advantage to be a Londoner?

Feb-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The ee free bee free thing is an affectation. It is used by very posh people with university educations to make it look as if they are street wise cockneys.

They are known as MOCKNEYS. You can look it up!

Feb-27-14  john barleycorn: <offramp> thanks. I read the wiki article and saw that Jamie Oliver is also among this group. Just asking myself what was harder, to become a mockney or a british chef?
Feb-27-14  MarkFinan: <offramp: I'm a Londoner and I can't understand a word he's saying.>

Well I'm from Yorkshire and I understand every word! And there are some really cruel comments on this page, especially about Aspergers Syndrome. I really, really like this guy and his videos, he contributes a lot to this game we all fell in love with, and he doesn't talk no BS (aka.. Goldsby!? ) And I like that he's just a normal average bloke that "Goes to the cinema on weekends" as opposed to playing in tournaments. He'd destroy every single one of us on this page in a game, yet still calls himself a bunny!

How can you not like that?

Feb-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <MarkFinan: And I like that (Tryfon is) just a normal average bloke that "Goes to the cinema on weekends" as opposed to playing in tournaments. He'd destroy every single one of us on this page in a game, yet still calls himself a bunny!>

Even in the days when I averaged 150+ serious games per year, there was more to life than chess. Couldn't imagine holing up in a little room and doing nothing else.

Not so sure Tryfon would destroy me, though-beat several GMs at blitz during my career and gave lesser players all they could handle.

Chess can be very humbling indeed, which is why it amuses and annoys me when I see a lot of large talk on various pages to the effect that this or that 2700 grandmaster cannot play.

Feb-27-14  MarkFinan: <perfidious: <MarkFinan: And I like that (Tryfon is) just a normal average bloke that "Goes to the cinema on weekends" as opposed to playing in tournaments. He'd destroy every single one of us on this page in a game, yet still calls himself a bunny!> Even in the days when I averaged 150+ serious games per year, there was more to life than chess. Couldn't imagine holing up in a little room and doing nothing else.

Not so sure Tryfon would destroy me, though-beat several GMs at blitz during my career and gave lesser players all they could handle.

Chess can be very humbling indeed, which is why it amuses and annoys me when I see a lot of large talk on various pages to the effect that this or that 2700 grandmaster cannot play.>

I agree with everything you just said Perf. And for the record I think you're a decent bloke, but you're forgetting that when you were actively playing in tournament chess that *I'm guessing* there was no internet, especially nothing like this century when top chess players (or some) do actually "hole up in a little room" and go through the latest theory on the KIA, etc etc etc. I think what I'm trying to say is that I like his personality, he comes across as a warm and friendly guy and a few years ago in my private messages with him he was very helpful with me. I know that if I played chess to his level and having the personality I have, I probably would isolate myself from my wife and family to do the things he *doesn't do*. I like that about him, I think he seems a nice guy, I respect him, and I don't know exactly what level you're at Perf, but I think this guy is pushing 2350 in your American money? And yeah I agree about people saying 2700 players can't play, but if it's the player and the page I think you're referring to then I think you should already know why people say that about that player.... His fanatical OTT countrymen, with crazy aquatic themed theories on the worlds best chess player!? 😃

AAnyway, it's nearly 8pm so I'm out of here for tonight. Good luck to whoever plays this "bunny!", because he'd completely destroy any of you.

Aug-11-14  just a kid: I don't know if anyone has seen it yet, but your YouTube channel is mentioned in the most recent Chess Life article as a good free chess resource. Glad to see one of my favorite commentators commended for their fine efforts!
Jun-26-16  ndg2: Thought KC was rated higher. He must be impatient or sloppy in conversion sometimes. His tactical vision is no doubt good.
Feb-21-18  FICSwoodpusher: 1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 Nc6 3. e4 e5 Any recommendation for white here?

I have tried 4. pxp but then 4. ... d5 seems to be good for black.

So far I see that 3. d4 and 4. Be2 are good options for white. 4. Nc3 also seems like a decent move.

Mar-31-18  ShaneLevene: Tryfon gets such a hard time in all comment sections and especially in live streams. I asked the other day why people dislike him so much and received answers from "He speaks too much crap" to someone saying he accused a GM of cheating (or some such story). But he seems like a really good and insightful man to me and I enjoy just listening to him - crap or not.
Aug-26-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: FICSWoodPusher: My Chessbase live book indicates d4 as the main move there e.g.

[Event "London Classic Superblitz KO"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "2017.12.10"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Howell, David"]
[Black "Rendle, Thomas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "2676"]
[BlackElo "2362"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2017.12.10"]
[EventType "k.o. (blitz)"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[SourceTitle "CB50_2017"]
[SourceDate "2017.12.13"]
[SourceVersion "1"]
[SourceVersionDate "2017.12.13"]
[SourceQuality "1"]

1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 Nc6 3. e4 e5 4. d4 fxe4 5. Nxe5 Nf6 6. Bc4 d5 7. Bb5 Bd7 8. c4 Bb4+ 9. Nc3 O-O 10. O-O Qe7 11. Nxd7 Qxd7 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nxe4 Rae8 14. Nc5 Bxc5 15. dxc5 Kh8 16. Bc4 Rd8 17. Bg5 Nf6 18. Qxd7 Rxd7 19. Rad1 Rfd8 20. Rxd7 Rxd7 21. Re1 h6 22. Be3 Ne5 23. Be2 Nc6 24. a3 a5 25. Kf1 Kg8 26. Rd1 Re7 27. Bc4+ Kh7 28. h3 Ne5 29. Bb3 g5 30. Ke2 Ng6 31. g3 Ne4 32. Kf3 Nf6 33. Bd4 Ne5+ 34. Kg2 Kg6 35. Re1 Nc6 36. Rxe7 Nxe7 37. Kf3 c6 38. Bc2+ Kf7 39. Bc3 Nfd5 40. Bxa5 Ke6 41. Bd2 Ke5 42. b4 Kd4 43. Kg4 Nf6+ 44. Kf3 Ned5 45. Bf5 Kc4 46. Bc8 Kb3 47. Bxb7 Ne7 48. h4 g4+ 49. Kf4 Kxa3 50. Ke5 Nfd5 51. b5 Ka4 52. Bxc6 Nc7 53. Kd6 1-0

Hope this helps!

Aug-26-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: If anyone is interested in Neural network chess, check out my Leela playlist here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...

Cheers, K

Aug-26-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: <just a kid> Many thanks :) Yes the channel is going well with over 93k subscribers now :)
Sep-22-18  FICSwoodpusher: <kingscrusher> your recommendation is 1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 Nc6 3. e4 e5 4. d4 ... which is a sort of falkbeer (is that the one where black plays d5 in response to the kings gambit? not sure) countergambit with colours reversed.

What about 1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 Nc6 3. d4 ... and white omits e4. This should give a decent game for white since the black knight will not like facing the white d4 pawn and black has not yet played e5.

Aug-28-20  Jambow: Fine pick for player of the day...
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