chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
 
Chessgames.com User Profile Chessforum

An Englishman
Member since May-31-04 · Last seen Aug-02-21
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.
>> Click here to see An Englishman's game collections.

Chessgames.com Full Member

   An Englishman has kibitzed 8948 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-02-21 Robatsch vs A Kostjoerin, 1960 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Best sort of Monday puzzle--everyone's correct no matter which solution they choose.
 
   Aug-01-21 E Rompteau vs K E Engel, 1965 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Mind-blowing sacrifice. If 25.Ke1,Qh1+; 26.Kd2,Bxf4+. Oh, well; after a game like this, don't mind finishing 4/6 with one known for the week. On to Monday!
 
   Jul-31-21 M Marin vs R Mascarinas, 1990 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Favorite move of the game--19.b4, using a pawn on the b-file to attack a King on g7. Given that, would 19...b6 to maintain control of d4 given Black any hope?
 
   Jul-31-21 Keene vs Miles, 1976 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Already knew this one, but still fun to study. Interesting, these IQP positions--Black can play solid, safe-looking, logical moves and yet the next thing you know, White has conjured an attack seemingly out of nowhere.
 
   Jul-30-21 Harikrishna vs Svidler, 2008 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Solved it, but the real surprise consists of how deep the theory runs--the players didn't deviate from known book until 16.Rc1.
 
   Jul-30-21 D Howell vs Kramnik, 2009
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Quite a struggle. Feeling curious about Black's Knight sacrifice. Did Kramnik see everything in advance? If yes, that means he set a subtle trap with 20...Nxf2, because the move 22.g3 looks so strong but actually loses. Since White did not fall into the trap, ...
 
   Jul-29-21 Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Morning: Fascinating--Carlsen sometimes seems unhappy unless and until he can sacrifice a pawn. Here Bacrot uses the Anti-Marshall Variation, only to see Black play a sort of delayed Marshall Gambit on move 14. Carlsen showed more courage than you might realize, because ...
 
   Jul-29-21 H Rossetto vs Najdorf, 1955 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Thought ...f4 would win, and it seems as if it does, but perhaps more slowly.
 
   Jul-26-21 Britt Greenbaum (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: Murdered a few years ago. This article has the details. https://www.rollingstone.com/cultur...
 
   Jul-25-21 Carlsen vs Wojtaszek, 2021 (replies)
 
An Englishman: Good Evening: When I have a Bad Bishop, I have a *bad* Bishop. When Carlsen has a Bad Bishop, he has a *good* Bishop. Which somehow makes totally good sense.
 
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 5 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Oct-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?:


click for larger view

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <An Englishman> Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!
Jul-22-16  virginmind: this can't be real...
Nov-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Get a haircut young man :)
Nov-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Apparently my time machine malfunctioned :(
Nov-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Good afternoon: long time no see.

Dec-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: May you and your circle have a healthy holiday season
Mar-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Go So & Caruana!
Mar-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 5)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 5 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>

from the Chessgames Store

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific user only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

You are not logged in to chessgames.com.
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
   
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC