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An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Dec-12-19
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 8161 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-19 Nakamura vs E Inarkiev, 2003 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Perhaps the puzzle was supposed to be 41...Black to Move?
 
   Dec-11-19 Duras vs P P Saburov, 1906 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: After 13.Raf1, Black might have had no choice but to sacrifice a pawn with 13...Nxe2+; 14.Nxe2,exf4; 15.gxf4,f5 (ignoring the en prise pawn on b2); 16.exf5,gxf5!?(Bxf5!?); 17.Bxb7,Rb8; 18.Bd5+. Allowing White to play f4-f5 looks even worse, as it lets all of ...
 
   Dec-10-19 M Anurag vs B Serarols Mabras, 2018
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Insane (and insanely successful) defensive play by Black capped with a Knight sacrifice that might even be sound.
 
   Dec-10-19 Kosteniuk vs A Goryachkina, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: A rare appearance of Alekhine's Gun after 28.Qd2 on an unopened file. Look at all the attention paid by both players on the d4 and d5 squares.
 
   Dec-08-19 K Treybal vs F Kafka, 1921 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Knew both of the weekend puzzles, which will make any 5/5 week rather unimpressive.
 
   Dec-06-19 B D Deac vs N Berry, 2017 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Solved it, but now have a new puzzle--why is this system called "Wimpy?"
 
   Dec-06-19 Aronian vs Ding Liren, 2019 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Rather a brilliant speculative attack by Ding Liren. Not 100 per cent certain it wins in every line, but how often will a carbon-based life form find the perfect defense at every move? One question--30.Qc3 leads by force to the loss of the Queen; did White have a
 
   Dec-05-19 Capablanca vs Jan Selman, 1931 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Black's entire sequence of moves from 16-37 looks rather nice. White's helpless Queen after 30...Bc6 amazes me--that piece has no place to hide from the discovered check.
 
   Dec-04-19 A Lewis vs H Richards, 2015 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Really admire how the Bishops and Pawns both protect each other and deny the Black Rooks any invasion squares, e.g., the position after 36.Be5.
 
   Dec-02-19 Didier vs Marshall, 1900 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: If I had ever sat across the board from Marshall and he offered the exchange of Queens, would have swapped first and thought later.
 
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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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