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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Dec-14-18
I am an UK chess player who plays OTB and correspondence. I particularly appreciate the games of Tal, Alekhine, Tarrasch and Capablanca.

I am particularly interested in the history of chess since the 19th century. I now spend most of my time here working on games collections.

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   Nov-25-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: I have replaced "Scandinavian" with "Nordic" in Game Collection: Larsen - Olafsson except in the direct quote from Larsen's book. I expect this is because the translator preferred the term.
   Nov-03-18 Maroczy vs H K Mattison, 1929
Chessical: <Mateo> <Honza Cervenka> Mateo, you are probably correct, if Maroczy had played, for example, [DIAGRAM] <37. Ke3> f5 38.Kd4 Ne6+ 39. Ke5 Ke7, he would have had a better chance of holding the endgame.
   Nov-02-18 Teichmann vs M Bluemich, 1924
Chessical: Bluemich had a better line in: [DIAGRAM] <27... g5> 28. Nd5 Rxf2 29. Rxf2 Qxe4 30. Qxe4 Rxe4 31. Rf7 Be6 32.Rxc7 =
   Nov-02-18 Janowski vs Lasker, 1910
Chessical: <Serpentin>: After <48...exf3> 49. Rxf3 Qe5 50.Qb7 seems to be equal.
   Nov-02-18 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910
Chessical: Lasker appears to have a win after Janowski's <90...Qe4+>, 90..Qd5 would have been better. After 91.Kg5 Qd4 [DIAGRAM] Lasker could have played: <92. f6!> Kh7 (avoiding the discovered check) 93. Qh3+ Kg8 94. Qg4 Qc5+ (exchanging Queens loses mechanically in the pawn ...
   Oct-10-18 R Frick vs D Maghalashvili, 2018 (replies)
Chessical: Where is the win? 1) = 0.00 (23 ply) 22.Kxh2 Nf4+ 23.Kg1 Qg5 24.g4 Nh3+ 25.Kg2 Nf4+ 26.Kg3 Rf6 27.Bb6 Nh5+ 28.Kg2 Qh4 29.gxh5 Qg5+ 30.Kh1 Qxh5+ 31.Kg2 Qg5+ 32.Kf2 Qh4+ 33.Ke3 Qf4+ 34.Kf2 Qh4+
   Sep-30-18 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
Chessical: CHESS CHAMPION’S ESCAPE. <Found Unconscious in Bed With Room on Fire.> Dr. Alekhine, the world’s chess champion, has just had a narrow escape from death through falling asleep while smoking cigarette in bed. had returned his room in an hotel in the town of Osjek (sic, ...
   Sep-30-18 A Sharma vs Robson, 2012
Chessical: ) +0.47 (22 ply) 25...Qe5 26.Nc6 Qxb2 27.Nxd8 Qe5 28.Rh1 Bc7 29.Qd1 Bf5 30.Nxb7 Nxg3 31.Qd5 Nxh1 32.Qxe5
   Sep-29-18 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892
Chessical: <Sportember> 14...e5 15.dxe5 Qxd1+ 16.Bxd1 a5 17.Kd2 Rfc8 18.Rxc8+ is undoubtedly better.
   Sep-29-18 K H Thiessen vs Suhle, 1988
Chessical: Stockfish -4.58 (22 ply) 21.Qf2 Ba3+ 22.Kb1 Bxd3+ 23.Bc2 Re2 24.Bxd3 Rxf2 25.Rxf2 b4
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