Gillywibble
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Happily married to Diane (aka Wibble). We have four children, four grandchildren and loads of animals. I enjoy chess, walking, motorcycling, computing, nature and progressive rock/metal.

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'I can only think when I am calm' - Mikhail Botvinnik.

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Botvinnik is my favourite player of all time. He defeated the then current world champion Capablanca when he was only 14, having been playing for just 2 years! He was renowned for his end game mastery and some of his games are simply stunning. See the following :-

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1031957

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1032050

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1032574