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  1. 10 Nov '06 23:55
    Anybody have any information on the following players:
    IM Jonathan Penrose
    IM John Littlewood
    IM Dimitru Ghizdavu
    IM Raymond Weinstein
    US Master Alex Pavlovich
  2. 10 Nov '06 23:56
    Originally posted by masscat
    Anybody have any information on the following players:
    IM Jonathan Penrose
    IM John Littlewood
    IM Dimitru Ghizdavu
    IM Raymond Weinstein
    US Master Alex Pavlovich
    No, but I've just cracked 1600 for the first time.

    Sure, that may be off topic, but I'm still happy about it.
  3. 11 Nov '06 00:00
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    Really, they have that in England?
  4. 11 Nov '06 00:07
    Originally posted by masscat
    Anybody have any information on the following players:
    IM Jonathan Penrose
    IM John Littlewood
    IM Dimitru Ghizdavu
    IM Raymond Weinstein
    US Master Alex Pavlovich
    Could you add Valery Salov to that list? Former world No 3.
  5. 11 Nov '06 00:08
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    It's a repeat. This is Friday night remember
  6. 11 Nov '06 00:09
    Originally posted by Sharastani
    Could you add Valery Salov to that list? Former world No 3.
    www.chessgames.com
  7. 11 Nov '06 00:14
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    www.chessgames.com
    Thanks
  8. 11 Nov '06 00:18
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    No, but I've just cracked 1600 for the first time.

    Sure, that may be off topic, but I'm still happy about it.
    Mr. Smaug will be soon passing 1600 if he keeps watching My Name Is Earl. For every 10 min. you watch it a million brain cells die and you lose rating points.
  9. 11 Nov '06 00:29
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    That's one way to reduce your game load...


    ****Everybody look - let it be known that Sicilian Smaug currently has a lower rating than me, obviously making me the superior player****
  10. 11 Nov '06 01:36
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    That's one way to reduce your game load...


    ****Everybody look - let it be known that Sicilian Smaug currently has a lower rating than me, obviously making me the superior player****
    I own you both
  11. 11 Nov '06 01:58
    Originally posted by masscat
    Anybody have any information on the following players:
    IM Jonathan Penrose
    IM John Littlewood
    IM Dimitru Ghizdavu
    IM Raymond Weinstein
    US Master Alex Pavlovich
    John Littlewoood plays for a couple of chess clubs in my area (Liverpool and Skelmersdale) and my old team, the North West Eagles in the Four Nations Chess League.

    I saw him recently when we were both competing in the EU Individual Championship in Liverpool.

    Despite being in his mid 70's and recovered from two heartattacks, he's still a very active player.

    Here's his ECF grading card: http://grading.bcfservices.org.uk/getref.php?ref=114485G
  12. 11 Nov '06 02:55
    Originally posted by masscat
    Anybody have any information on the following players:
    IM Jonathan Penrose
    IM John Littlewood
    IM Dimitru Ghizdavu
    IM Raymond Weinstein
    US Master Alex Pavlovich
    Raymond Weinstein went crazy and murdered someone in the early '70s. He still lives in an insane asylum to this day.
  13. 11 Nov '06 07:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    No, but I've just cracked 1600 for the first time.

    Sure, that may be off topic, but I'm still happy about it.
    cmsMaster I thought you were about 2000. Are you playing too much blitz or something?

    Edit : I have just seen one or two of your games and you like very sharp play. Try and avoid razor-blade play and avoid the King Gambit/Dragon.

    z00t! z00t!
  14. 11 Nov '06 08:20
    I think I saw a John Littlewood book in the library, "How to Play the Middle Game."
  15. 11 Nov '06 10:54
    I saw John Littlewood's photo when I following David Tebb's progress at the European Union Championships a few months ago.

    I've just Googled it, and his photo is on this page:
    http://www.liverpoolchessinternational.co.uk/eu_photos_06.htm
    Try and scroll past the blonde in the first picture as John Littlewood is much further down the page.

    By the way, John Littlewood is not an IM, that's his son Paul Littlewood. John is a Fide Master.