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Fernand Gobet
Number of games in database: 108
Years covered: 1981 to 1991
Last FIDE rating: 2386
Highest rating achieved in database: 2401

Overall record: +24 -50 =34 (38.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B30 B58 B53 B80 B81
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B13 B14 B15
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C69 C67 C65 C68 C77
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B80 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B47 B40 B23 B44 B49
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B47 B48 B49
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 E10 A46
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A76 A70 A63 A62 A61
 Catalan (4) 
    E08 E09
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D87 D85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Bellin vs F Gobet, 1987 0-1
   F Gobet vs Keene, 1981 1/2-1/2
   F Gobet vs J Eslon, 1984 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bern (1988)
   Biel (1982)
   Biel (1983)
   Biel (1984)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)

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(born Feb-12-1962, 59 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

Last updated: 2018-12-04 04:12:43

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Gobet vs Keene ½-½4519815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
2. F Berend vs F Gobet  0-1201981EU-ch U20B40 Sicilian
3. F Gobet vs J A C Blanco  0-1531981EU-ch U20B58 Sicilian
4. A Frois vs F Gobet  ½-½841981EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
5. F Gobet vs M Kivisto  1-0391981EU-ch U20B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. G Borg vs F Gobet  0-1311981EU-ch U20A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
7. F Gobet vs J Aulin-Jansson  1-0391982EU-ch U20B06 Robatsch
8. F Gobet vs H Kuijf  ½-½481982EU-ch U20B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. T Karolyi Jr. vs F Gobet 1-0391982EU-ch U20E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
10. F Gobet vs Hort  1-0391982BielB57 Sicilian
11. F Gobet vs H Wirthensohn  1-0401982BielB89 Sicilian
12. F Gobet vs R Szmetan  0-1431982BielB06 Robatsch
13. F Gobet vs Nunn  ½-½121982BielB53 Sicilian
14. Gheorghiu vs F Gobet  ½-½571982BielD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. F Gobet vs Meduna  ½-½301982BielB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. Lobron vs F Gobet  1-0531982BielB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. S Mariotti vs F Gobet  ½-½801982BielE09 Catalan, Closed
18. C Cuartas Bedoya vs F Gobet  0-1301982BielA25 English
19. B Toth vs F Gobet  1-0271982BielE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
20. F Gobet vs N Birnboim  1-0411982BielB30 Sicilian
21. F Gobet vs Murey  0-1451982Lucerne OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. D H Campora vs F Gobet  1-0501982Lucerne OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. Sax vs F Gobet  1-0351982Lucerne OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. F Gobet vs D H Campora  1-0261983BielB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. Gheorghiu vs F Gobet  1-0971983BielE08 Catalan, Closed
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  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:

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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