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Emmanuel Rayner
Number of games in database: 61
Years covered: 1974 to 1984
Last FIDE rating: 2315 (2237 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2320

Overall record: +23 -20 =18 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B47 B96 B93 B43 B84
 French Defense (7) 
    C19 C05 C10 C16 C18
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B96 B93 B92
 French Winawer (4) 
    C19 C16 C18
 English (4) 
    A15 A17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B23 B40 B99 B78 B52
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D78 D83 D98 D74 D86
 Reti System (4) 
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Rayner vs G Andersson, 1975 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)

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(born Jun-11-1958, 62 years old) United Kingdom

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(Dr) Emmanuel (Manny) Rayner was born on the 11th of June 1958 in London, England. He was Welsh Champion in 1976 and represented Wales in an Olympiad and at the European Junior Championship of 1974-75 where he finished 13th overall. He attended Trinity College at Cambridge University in the late 1970's where he obtained a B.A. in Mathematics. He continued his education at Stockholm University gaining a Ph.D. in Computing Science and in the 1990's he worked at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Center. He is currently working on Regulus-based projects at NASA Ames Research Center in California and Geneva University in Switzerland. Rayner is a FIDE master.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 61  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Oney vs E Rayner  ½-½271974EU-ch U20 qualB06 Robatsch
2. E Rayner vs R Pye  1-0281974EU-ch U20 qualA15 English
3. P Szekely vs E Rayner  ½-½161974EU-ch U20 qualD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. E Rayner vs G Deleyn  1-0411974EU-ch U20 qualA17 English
5. E Rayner vs L A Schneider  ½-½61974EU-ch U20 qualA15 English
6. Nunn vs E Rayner  1-0291974EU-ch U20 qualB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
7. Barlov vs E Rayner  1-0291974EU-ch U20 qualB08 Pirc, Classical
8. Barlov vs E Rayner  1-0231974EU-ch U20 fin-BA10 English
9. E Rayner vs E Mortensen  ½-½361974EU-ch U20 fin-BE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. Ftacnik vs E Rayner  1-0291974EU-ch U20 fin-BD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
11. E Rayner vs T J Pirttimaki  1-0231975Hallsberg - int'l jrB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. L Roxendal vs E Rayner  1-0381975Hallsberg - int'l jrA48 King's Indian
13. S Swanson vs E Rayner  ½-½151975Hallsberg - int'l jrA07 King's Indian Attack
14. B Adler vs E Rayner  0-1501975Hallsberg - int'l jrB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. E Rayner vs R Anderson  ½-½121975Hallsberg - int'l jrB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. E Rayner vs E Vladimirov  0-1271975Hallsberg - int'l jrC67 Ruy Lopez
17. E Rayner vs T Aperia  0-1421975Hallsberg - int'l jrB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. H C Bergstrom vs E Rayner 1-0211975Hallsberg - int'l jrB40 Sicilian
19. E Rayner vs G Andersson  1-0371975Hallsberg - int'l jrB07 Pirc
20. E Rayner vs H Olafsson  ½-½241975EU-ch U20 fin-BD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. Alexander V Ivanov vs E Rayner 1-0391975EU-ch U20 fin-BA07 King's Indian Attack
22. E Rayner vs F Oney  1-0211975EU-ch U20 fin-BA15 English
23. M Dominte vs E Rayner  0-1361975EU-ch U20 fin-BA04 Reti Opening
24. E Rayner vs J Salonen  ½-½311975EU-ch U20 fin-BA04 Reti Opening
25. E Rayner vs F Bonaposta  1-0201975Wch U20B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Is this Emmanuel Rayner?
Mar-01-05  TheSlid: I would be pretty sure the 1975 and 1978 games are Emmanuel Rayner.
Mar-01-05  TheSlid: He was Welsh Champion 1976 and represented Wales, I would guess in the 1977 Olympiad. Attended Trinity College Cambridge in the mid to late 1970's. Sorry I can't help more!
Mar-01-05  sneaky pete: Emmanuel Rayner, born June 11, 1958. Represented Wales in the European Junior Championship, Groningen 1974/75, won by Nunn. Rayner here finished 3rd equal with H.Olafsson and Ftácnik in final group B, which means 13th equal overall.
Mar-01-05  the quiet man: About Manny Rayner: Manny Rayner received a B.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Stockholm. From 1991 until 1999, he worked at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Center, where he was PI on Spoken Language Translator, one of the world's first speech translation projects. Since leaving SRI, his work has centered on the development of Regulus, an Open Source platform that supports compilation of speech recognisers from unification grammars. he is currently working on Regulus-based projects at NASA Ames Research Center, California and Geneva University, Switzerland.
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  Benzol: <The Slid> <sneaky pete> <the quiet man> Thanks very much guys, your help is much appreciated. However, I won't proceed with a bio until we can confirm that this really is Manny Rayner.
Apr-12-05  mannyrayner: Just found this site by accident - yes, this is indeed me!

Now, if someone would like to add my games from the 1976 British Championship, I'd be really grateful :-)

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  Benzol: Mr Rayner, are you playing much chess these days?
Apr-13-05  mannyrayner: (Dr Rayner, actually...)

Not really, I'm afraid. My most significant chess activity at the moment is coaching a friend's 9 year old daughter. She seems to be improving, though - won a prize at a junior tournament last month. I can still win pretty regularly against the program that Virgin Atlantic supplies as part of the in-flight entertainment...

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  Benzol: Dr Rayner my apologies. Trust me to put my foot in it.


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