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yesnomaybeidontknow
Member since Jul-10-08 · Last seen Nov-21-19
Andrew David Harrison.

Cornwall, S.W. England.

Affiliations: Church of England, Labour Party, Unicef, CARE International UK, Sightsavers, Sense, Amnesty International, RSPB.

Current work: Support worker for people with special needs.

Working towards: voice-over, acting, writing (preparing a book for publication on Judaism and Christianity.)

Thought for the day:
http://www.theguardian.com/news/dat...

http://www.theguardian.com/science/...

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/g...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/ga...

http://www.theguardian.com/news/gal...

https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...

All-time favourite player:
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov Obviously.

Favourite current players:
Natalia Pogonina, Andrei Volokitin, [unknown player], Levon Aronian, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Judit Polgar, Vassily Ivanchuk, Anna Ushenina, Michael Adams, Yuhua Xu, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Ivan Cheparinov, Alexey Shirov, Alexander Morozevich, Anatoly Karpov, Yifan Hou, Veselin Topalov, Rybka (Computer), Anish Giri, Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, David Navara, Alexander Grischuk, Deep Fritz (Computer), Ian Nepomniachtchi, Fabiano Caruana, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Vladimir Potkin, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Riazantsev, Krishnan Sasikiran, Wang Hao, Vugar Gashimov, Pentala Harikrishna, Anna Muzychuk, Hoang Thanh Trang, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Valentina Gunina, Illya Nyzhnyk, Ding Liren, Boris Gelfand, Daniil Dubov, Dmitry Andreikin, Luke McShane, Wei Yi, Parimarjan Negi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Antoaneta Stefanova, Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih, Eltaj Safarli, Wesley So, Robin van Kampen, Houdini (Computer), Richard Rapport, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Koneru Humpy, Sergey Karjakin, Jorden van Foreest, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Sopiko Guramishvili, Ju Wenjun, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, M Amin Tabatabaei, Vladislav Kovalev, Baskaran Adhiban, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Tamir Nabaty, Gawain Jones, Vincent Keymer, Samuel Shankland, Yu Yangyi, Vladislav Artemiev

Favourite past players:
Carl Schlechter, Adolf Anderssen, Emanuel Lasker, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Rudolf Rezso Charousek, Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky, Oldrich Duras, Rudolf Spielmann, Savielly Tartakower, Friedrich Saemisch, Max Euwe, Vera Menchik, Andre Lilienthal, Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov, Reuben Fine, Alexander Kotov, Paul Keres, Semyon Abramovich Furman, Vasily Smyslov, David Bronstein, Efim Geller, Leonid Stein, Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Jeroen Piket (retired), Baraka Shabazz

Prodigies:
Paul Morphy, Jose Raul Capablanca, Samuel Reshevsky, Robert James Fischer

On the eternally running debate of the strongest players ever: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...

Top live ratings:
http://www.2700chess.com/

Comparison of hardware in 2010 computer tournament: http://www.csvn.nl/index.php?option... Houdini, Stockfish, Critter, Komodo

Advanced chess:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanc...

Selected games:
Bill Wall miniatures:
Bill Wall

Schliemann:
A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993

Evans:
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892

Rossolimo:
Wang Hao vs A Timofeev, 2007

Najdorf:
R Valdes vs S Laouini, 2008


   yesnomaybeidontknow has kibitzed 63 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-16-19 Wang Hao vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2019 (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Terrific game by Wang Hao!
 
   Aug-16-19 Sinquefield Cup (2019) (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Incredible line-up! Unleash the dogs of war!!
 
   Apr-01-19 European Championship (2019)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Congratulations on yet another victory, Vladimir! Now a live ranking of #13 in the world after the victory in the 2019 European Championship.
 
   Apr-01-19 US Championship (2019) (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Congratulations, Hikaru, on your victory in the 2019 US Championship!
 
   Mar-27-19 David Navara (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Happy Birthday, David! Very best wishes for your future career.
 
   Dec-01-18 Movsesian vs Ni Hua, 2006 (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: The knights who say "Ni!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIV...
 
   Aug-22-18 Sinquefield Cup (2018) (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Nice work, Sargon!
 
   Aug-06-18 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Quote of the Day " I know at sight what a position contains. What could happen? What is going to happen? You figure it out; I know it!" --- Capablanca. Except when he didn't. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   Aug-06-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Quote of the Day " I know at sight what a position contains. What could happen? What is going to happen? You figure it out; I know it!" --- Capablanca Except when he didn't. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   Aug-01-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
 
yesnomaybeidontknow: Thank you for your phenomenal contribution to the chess community, Daniel! Rest in peace. We will miss you.
 
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