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Fernand Gobet
F Gobet 
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Number of games in database: 128
Years covered: 1981 to 1991
Last FIDE rating: 2386
Highest rating achieved in database: 2401

Overall record: +30 -57 =41 (39.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B53 B30 B89 B58 B80
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C69 C68 C65 C67 C77
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B13 B14 B15
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (4) 
    C69 C68
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B80 B81
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B47 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B47 B44 B40 B23 B48
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B47 B49 B48
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 A46 E10
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A62 A61 A76 A70 A63
 English (6) 
    A15 A17 A18 A13
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D87 D85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Bellin vs F Gobet, 1987 0-1
   F Gobet vs Keene, 1981 1/2-1/2
   F Gobet vs J Eslon, 1984 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rome-B (1983)
   Biel (1982)
   Bern (1988)
   Biel (1983)
   Biel (1984)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)

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(born Feb-12-1962, 60 years old) Switzerland

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Dr. Fernand Gobet is a Professor of Psychology at Brunel University in London. He has written several professional articles on chess, memory, and visual imagery. His PhD dissertation was entitled "The memories of a chessplayer." He is a former Swiss Junior Champion (1981). From 1981 to 1989, he was co-editor of the Swiss Chess Review. He was awarded the title of International Master in 1985.

Wikipedia article: Fernand Gobet

Last updated: 2018-12-04 04:12:43

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Greenfeld vs F Gobet  1-0311981EU-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. F Gobet vs Keene ½-½4519815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
3. S Knott vs F Gobet  1-03419815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA17 English
4. F Berend vs F Gobet  0-1201981EU-ch U20B40 Sicilian
5. F Gobet vs J A C Blanco  0-1531981EU-ch U20B58 Sicilian
6. A Frois vs F Gobet  ½-½841981EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
7. F Gobet vs M Kivisto  1-0391981EU-ch U20B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. G Borg vs F Gobet  0-1311981EU-ch U20A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
9. F Gobet vs J Aulin-Jansson  1-0391982EU-ch U20B06 Robatsch
10. F Gobet vs H Kuijf  ½-½481982EU-ch U20B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. T Karolyi Jr. vs F Gobet 1-0391982EU-ch U20E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
12. F Gobet vs N Birnboim  1-0411982BielB30 Sicilian
13. B Toth vs F Gobet  1-0271982BielE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
14. F Gobet vs Hort  1-0391982BielB57 Sicilian
15. C Cuartas Bedoya vs F Gobet  0-1301982BielA25 English
16. S Mariotti vs F Gobet  ½-½801982BielE09 Catalan, Closed
17. Lobron vs F Gobet  1-0531982BielB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. F Gobet vs E Meduna  ½-½301982BielB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
19. Gheorghiu vs F Gobet  ½-½571982BielD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. F Gobet vs Nunn  ½-½121982BielB53 Sicilian
21. F Gobet vs R Szmetan  0-1431982BielB06 Robatsch
22. F Gobet vs H Wirthensohn  1-0401982BielB89 Sicilian
23. F Gobet vs J Murey  0-1451982Lucerne OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. D H Campora vs F Gobet  1-0501982Lucerne OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. M Dienavorian vs F Gobet  ½-½411982Lucerne OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-22-14  wordfunph: IM Fernand Gobet co-authored Moves in Mind..

Oct-17-14  diagonal: Prof. of Cognitive Psychology, University of Liverpool (2013):
Survey of scientific papers: http://chessprogramming.wikispaces....

Gobet was winner of Rome ("Banco di Roma") B-tournament in 1983 (amongst others ahead of greek Spyridon Skembris, austrian Georg Danner and a lot of local italian player), earning a spot in the next-year A-tournament (won by Sax and Tatai, ahead of Pinter, Toth, Inkiov, Mednis) where he was coming in second-to-last in a field of ten players.

Apr-01-16  diagonal: Sometimes the Chess Festival at Biel offered also of a strong Invitation "B-Group", called "World Mixed Group" (rising and female stars mixed with some swiss players).

In the edition of 1988, IM Gobet beat the eventual sole winner GM Zapata in their individual game and drew top-seeded GM Anand (already on position 49= of the world in the ELO list II July to December of 1988 and 150 ELO points higher rated than the swiss IM). Fernand Gobet finished shared third behind Alonso Zapata and runner-up Joerg Hickl:

At Berne GM 1988, Fernand Gobet beat veteran Efim Geller.

Apr-01-16  diagonal: <Fernand Gobet is Professor of Decision Making and Expertise at the University of Liverpool. He spent his first career as a chess player, playing for the Swiss national team and earning the title of an International Master. He then moved to a scientific career, receiving his PhD in psychology in 1992 from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He held research and academic positions at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), the University of Nottingham and Brunel University (London) before taking a chair at the University of Liverpool. His numerous collaborators include Nobel Prize winning Herbert Simon (one of the founders of Artificial Intelligence) and Adriaan De Groot (the father of chess psychology). Gobet has extensively written on expertise, the acquisition of language and computer modelling. His latest book Understanding Expertise (2015, Palgrave/Macmillan), provides a multi-disciplinary study of the psychology, sociology, neuroscience and philosophy of expertise, with extensive references to chess research.>

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