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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Jun-12-21
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 8893 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-12-21 C Picard vs Q Burri, 2015 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Our chief weapon is surprise! Surprise and fear. Our two chief weapons are surprise, fear, and ruthless efficiency...
 
   Jun-12-21 Matthew Tan vs Ulibin, 2008 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: For me, another one of those "sacrifice first, think later" speculative sacs. For Black, probably a combination in which he saw every possible defense. Would 21.Qg6 threatening 22.Qg4 have constituted a better defense?
 
   Jun-10-21 M Navarro Cia vs C Fegan, 2013
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: With the Caro-Kann, <perfidious>, almost always went with the Classical 4...Bf5. The exceptions consisted of much weaker opponents, when the Nimzowitschian 4...Nf6; 5.Nxf6,gxf6 would appear. Riskier, true, but a good choice vs. players who had never faced ...
 
   Jun-10-21 Lasker / Saulson / Rhodus / Wilcox vs Johnston / Uedemann / Phillips / L, 1902 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: An appropriate title for today's game. Do we know for certain that this Lasker was Em. Lasker and not Ed. Lasker?
 
   Jun-08-21 Konstantinopolsky vs I Rudakovsky, 1940 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Nice to see one of Rudakovsky's wins for a change. Had I played White, would have gone for the exact same sacrifice Konstantinopolsky played, but would have avoided Black's beautifully subtle trap and played 29.Rc3--29...Rd8!?; 30.Rf3,Bxe4; 31.Rxf4,Bxg2+; ...
 
   Jun-08-21 E Hansen vs Maximiliano Perez, 2012 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Would have played 13...Rxc3; 14.bxc3,Qxc3 without a second thought--which should give you an idea of my extreme age. That sacrifice was all the rage during the 50s.
 
   Jun-07-21 Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Does 45.Ra3 offer White any cause for hope? If 45...Rh1, not 46.h4,h5X, but rather 46.Kh3. Superficially, the attempt to seize the a-file seems to drum up counterplay, but what sayeth the silicon monsters?
 
   Jun-06-21 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: With the benefit of hindsight, we now know that the King side pawn structure after 15...Nd7 usually favors White, hence 14...Nxe5 is not best. 14...Nb6 has become most popular but even here Black has a tenuous path to equality. Played 14...Nb6 a few times in my ...
 
   Jun-06-21 Velimirovic vs J Fridjonsson, 1974 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Completely flubbed this one (no surprise), so 6/7 for the week. The real surprise--Fridjonsson let Velimirovic play the Velimirovic. If Mr. V. had ever played White against me, and I could only choose his variation or the Damiano Defense--would play 1...e5 and ...
 
   Jun-05-21 W Heinig vs Knaak, 1974 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Solved this one, but the real surprise comes with Black's 36th move--give the choice of taking either Queen or Knight, Knaak chose to take the Knight and remain two pieces down.
 
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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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