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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Nov-15-19
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 8129 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-13-19 Grischuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Nice example of the practical difficulties the player with a Knight has in B vs. N endings, esp. the Bishop also has an outside passed pawn. Even if Black could have held the game with perfect play, in practice chess is not perfect.
 
   Nov-13-19 Furman vs Spassky, 1957 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: It *IS* Jabberwocky Week!!!
 
   Nov-13-19 Short vs Sosonko, 1987 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Didn't surprise me one bit that the database has a large number of games with 17...Rxc3. Cannot figure out where Black went wrong; also not a surprise. 20...Rg8 looked dubious, but in other games, Black won with this line. One player succeeded with 20...Qc7, but ...
 
   Nov-12-19 Jobava vs Short, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: <Phony Benoni>, you have started Jabberwocky Week at Chessgames.
 
   Nov-11-19 G Timmerman vs C van Wijgerden, 1983
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Found this bizarre slugfest featuring Mr. Timmerman, a friend of CG. A rare 3 pieces v. 2 Rooks battle, does anyone have any idea what happened here? Specifically, why a draw?
 
   Nov-11-19 U Rath vs Larsen, 1978 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Dunno about this pun--looks like a bunch of jabberwocky to me. Can't help but love the position after 51...d2, though.
 
   Nov-10-19 Vyzmanavin vs V Ruban, 1989 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Couldn't solve it all the way to the end, but probably saw enough. Finished 5/7 this week; solved Saturday & Sunday, flubbed (badly) Thursday and Friday. Sigh.
 
   Nov-08-19 Duras vs A E Post, 1904 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: After playing the weak 5...d6 (5...b5), Post was clever when he should have been cautious. Moves like 11...d5, 12...c5 and 17...Qb8 proved too fancy.
 
   Nov-05-19 W Adams vs W Shipman, 1948 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: A pun worthy of the game, and a game worthy of the pun. You weaved quite a warren of adamant wordsmanship!
 
   Nov-03-19 I Miladinovic vs A Istratescu, 1996 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: True enough, <al wazir>, but did Black even think that far? He might have seen only as far as the two-move redeployment (which also relieves the pin after 19.Bg5) and left it at that.
 
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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
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  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
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  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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