Neil, Charlie   (GBR)       [FICGS member # 302]

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Charlie Neil

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Players like me were called "woodpushers" but now on the internet I suppose mouse draggers would be the term. I don't use a database or fritz or anything like that. Ocassionally I refer to chess books but not too much as i get confused easily .....let's play and most of all let's have fun! All my moves are carbon based.

Charlie Neil has currently 0 running correspondence chess game(s), won 570, lost 515 and drawn 93 other games against an average elo of 1172, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, does not play Go (wei-ch'i, baduk), and does not play poker, finally Charlie finished a total of 1178 games and is not playing any game right now.

Correspondence chess statistics :

vs. Cedric Cavaille (1093) :   68%   (79 games, 47 wins, 18 losses)
vs. Alexis Bromo (1013) :   41%   (65 games, 23 wins, 34 losses)
vs. Zdravko Stoyanov (0896) :   30%   (60 games, 15 wins, 38 losses)
vs. Yulian Kehayov (1841) :   56%   (52 games, 22 wins, 15 losses)
vs. Anderson Barradas (1137) :   30%   (47 games, 12 wins, 30 losses)
vs. Jay Melquiades (0877) :   65%   (35 games, 23 wins, 12 losses)
vs. Jeremy Frame (1113) :   53%   (31 games, 16 wins, 14 losses)
vs. Marc-Antoine Leurette (1608) :   33%   (30 games, 9 wins, 19 losses)
vs. Darko Pipac (1474) :   46%   (28 games, 10 wins, 12 losses)
vs. Egidio Belaz (1183) :   51%   (26 games, 13 wins, 12 losses)

Charlie's favorite game is : Chess

Why Charlie likes Chess : never the same

Style of play : weak

Is Charlie addicted : yes

Uses engines : no

Favorite chess opening : Recently 1. Nf3 has been interesting

Favorite chess player : Nezmethdinov, then Tal, then Zukhova

Favorite poker player : me

Favorite player at FICGS : all the usual suspects at my level here

Languages spoken : English and drunk

City : norwich

Interests : chess of course

Favorite website : Ficgs of course then Chessbase news

Favorite quote : you live and learn but when you die it is of no use to you

Favorite movie : Lord of the Rings

Favorite music style : C&W Bakersfield sound

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Last messages by Charlie Neil in the forum :

Thematic tournaments?    (2016-01-07 00:21:12)

You know 1. b4 would be fun. But how about some "madness"? BDG! 1. d4 d5 2. e4
why not? (...)

Thematic tournaments?    (2015-04-01 18:48:59)

Yes, good idea. The Noteboom was played at the last Super GM tourney. (...)

Thematic tournaments?    (2014-12-01 23:43:42)

I have lived in Norfolk UK for 26 years. So let's have that Norfolk gambit as I have never known anyone from Norfolk to give anything anyway! . . . (...)

Thematic tournaments?    (2014-01-01 22:44:54)

McCutcheon good idea! And Steinitz Petroff 3. d4 (...)

World chess championship Anand / Carlsen    (2013-11-19 00:24:58)

No one has anything to say about this match? Strange days indeed. As I write the score is +2 for Carlsen and game 8 starts tomorrow, 19th November. Le (...)

!!! The Next world chess Champion !!!    (2013-04-21 19:59:04)

Now it is Carlsen v Anand. Vishy will find it hard to prepare as as far as I can see Magnus plays just about any opening with confidence. Krammik and (...)

Thematic tournaments?    (2013-04-21 19:54:30)

Yes, Gambits please. Benko, Budapest, Latvian and (my favourite) Evans as a suggestion for future unrated tournaments. (...)

Chess Server Team Tournament    (2013-01-11 19:55:38)


If you need a lowly 1133 FICGS graded player to play count me in , Current ICCF grade of 1700, ECF 111. I have an ICCF (...)

FICGS IS BACK !!!!!!!!!    (2012-07-28 10:11:05)


Thank you for all your work. I missed my "club". Even down here among the 1200+ graded players we need our (...)

Active rating lists    (2011-07-09 14:06:19)

That is possibly the wisest reply I ever heard to that problem.
It is up in my list next to "When Knowledge speaks Wisdom listens.& (...)