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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Jul-03-20
I'm a long since retired former master (but never particularly good) whose opening repetoire consisted of the English, Nimzo-Indian and Caro-Kann. I now pursue a career in film, theater and television as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, producer and Web content creator.
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   An Englishman has kibitzed 8464 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-01-20 K Boehmer vs L Day, 1999 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Odd game—a Tartakower-Wade Defense became an Old Indian Defense became a King’s Indian Defense. With 26.Be3, White hoped to play f4-f5 and Bh6, but fell into a trap: 26...Qe1 threatens 27...Bxh3 and the Rook finally enters the game. Odd indeed, that the Bc8 and ...
 
   Jul-01-20 P Mach vs A Flumbort, 1998 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Certainly appears that Black lost on time. Interesting complications after 26.Bxc8,Bxc8; 27.Ne6 (any other move seems to lose the Queen).
 
   Jun-26-20 A Zude vs L Sanchez Botella, 2014 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Only partial credit today. Did see the best move and how the seemingly innocuous 12...Rb8 made it possible. Did not see the tactical madness which followed.
 
   Jun-26-20 C Zuidema vs Sosonko, 1976 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Can remember when Soltis (author of The Art of Defense in Chess) surprised the chess world with the ...h5 idea in the Dragon. Even more surprising: after almost 50 years, the idea still hangs around.
 
   Jun-25-20 Acs vs J Konnyu, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Solved the puzzle, but if I had played this game, Black’s resignation would have puzzled me! Thought this was a speculative sacrifice, not a quick and forced combination.
 
   Jun-25-20 Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Funny how the pawns protecting the White King are even worse than Black’s, yet Spassky’s King is safer.
 
   Jun-23-20 Wang Hao vs Wei Yi, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Easily the most bizarre Petroff Defense I've ever seen. When 9.Nxa8,Nd4 looks less strange than the game continuation, you know the chess gods are having themselves a good chuckle.
 
   Jun-23-20 I Nepomniachtchi vs Radjabov, 2020
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Impressive squeeze, nonetheless.
 
   Jun-23-20 Caruana vs A Giri, 2020 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Yikes! Black's 26th is the sort of finisher that would seem funny to everyone except his victim. 27.bxc4,Rb1X.
 
   Jun-23-20 Caruana vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2020 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: White put a remarkable amount of effort into forcing Black's light squared Bishop to stay put on c8. Not too surprising when you consider how this successful effort crippled Black for so much of the game.
 
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Oct-15-09
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Deus Ex Alekhina>, I'm afraid you've caught me out--it's been so many years since I lived in England that I've forgotten the lyrics to "You'll Never Walk Alone." Not that I haven't thought about a return some day, but frankly, Brick Lane is probably more my sort of eating.
Oct-16-09  LIFE Master AJ: You are welcome. (And my little comment here gets my own award for "Best use of CG color.")
May-02-10  David2009: Good morning, a follow-up to your comment on Estrin vs J Boey, 1987 White to play 36?:


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Against Crafty (see link below), both the game line 36 Ra1 and your line 36 Nd4 will win, but Crafty finds a crafty stalemate defence in the main 36 Ra1 line. So winning may be easier using your move 36 Rd4. Enjoy playing through the alternatives! http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

Nov-26-10  David2009: <An Englishman:> (O Almeida vs P Zarnicki, 2002) [snip] <proving that one means of avoiding playing bad moves is not to see them.> I like it!
Mar-23-11  YourNickname: <An Englishman> You are awesome!
Jun-04-11  Mozart72: <An Englishman> You are welcomed to my chessforum.
Jul-29-11
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  WannaBe: Good evening,

If my memory serves, you are/were living in N. California, I will soon be relocating to San Mateo county area, and would not mind meeting some of the CG.com members.

If, however, you have moved, and/or my faulty memory chip is wrong, kindly disregard this message in its entirety.

Sincerely

Oct-13-11
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  WannaBe: I replied on my forum, but unfortunately, forgotten to post it here, I'll be absolutely tickled pink and delighted to have a meeting/lunch/drink.

Please e-mail me, kstc_jyu at yahoo.com, please, do mention cg.com in case your message ended in my spam box.

p.s. I responded to your message weeks ago. =)

Oct-13-11
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  WannaBe: p.s.s. I am free this weekend, nothing going on at work, unless all of our servers decide to suffer a major power failure and crap out on me.
May-14-12  El Trueno: Hi! I would like to play chess against you 'cause I like your comments :) it would be helpful for me 'cause I'm studying english at school etc.. :)
Sep-03-12  Tal7777777: Happy labor day!
Sep-10-12  Abdel Irada: <An Englishman>: Are you by any chance in New York? ;-)
Dec-05-12  ChessYouGood: It's ever oh so great to read your profile old chum. In particular, it's lovely to see I am not the only actor, playwright, screenwriter, director and producer around here. I am currently working on "Driving Miss Daisy II: Who's in the Boot?" at the moment. Perhaps we can collaborate!
Jun-11-14  Ashperov1988: You must like stings song haha
Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <An Englishman> Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!
Jul-22-16  virginmind: this can't be real...
Nov-15-16
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  ketchuplover: Get a haircut young man :)
Nov-15-16
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: <ketchuplover>, seriously, I got one last week, the famous US Marines "Three Minute Special." Do I need a new one already?
Nov-18-16
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  ketchuplover: Apparently my time machine malfunctioned :(
Nov-19-16
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  jessicafischerqueen:

Good afternoon: long time no see.

Dec-13-16
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  ketchuplover: May you and your circle have a healthy holiday season
Mar-10-18
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  ketchuplover: Go So & Caruana!
Mar-11-18
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  An Englishman: <ketchuplover>, for some strange, can't post messages on your page. Anyway, quite a remarkable first round. Keeping my fingers crossed for an exciting tournament.
May-11-19  Pyrandus: Good Morning, Englishman! - Your "sign" (Emoticon?) is a Fenix? Thx.
Jun-28-19
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: <Pyrandus>, sorry for not noticing your message sooner. My avatar is The Roadrunner, a famous American cartoon character from the 50s and 60s. He co-starred in some famous silent cartoons with Wile E. Coyote.
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