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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Apr-24-15
I am an UK chess player who plays OTB and correspondence. I particularly appreciate the games of Tal, Alekhine, Tarrasch and Capablanca.
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   Apr-24-15 Paul Morphy (replies)
Chessical: Bird's Table-talk on Morphy. "Probably, with the exception of Steinitz, Blackburne is the finest living player. Steinitz is a slow player, and is always pretty well crowded for time, and I doubt if be could have made as good a showing against Zukertort had the latter been less ...
   Apr-24-15 George Hatfeild Gossip
Chessical: Zukertort on Gossip. It is related of the late Dr. Zukertort that observing a young chess player poising Gossip's "Chess Players' Manual" on the palm of his hand, and overhearing him exclaim, " Ah, if I could only get the contents of this book into my head", the Doctor promptly ...
   Apr-24-15 Joseph Henry Blackburne
Chessical: "The Grand Old Man" of British chess, Mr. Joseph H. Blackburne, received a cheque for 250 from British and foreign chess players, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Saturday last. Mr. Blackburne is a Manchester man, and has played in all parts the world and against all the ...
   Apr-22-15 Stefan Levitsky
Chessical: Who now remembers the Ural master Stepan Mikhailovich Levitsky? But he was one of the most colourful figures of Russian chess. It is a pity that good portrait of him has not survived, but a life sketch by Gregory Levenfish partly fills this gap: "Tall, with a bushy beard, in ...
   Apr-11-15 R Lau vs G Muller, 1980
Chessical: <jvv> <12. Nb5> loses after <12...cxb5!> 13.O-O-O+ Kc7 14. e6+ Kb6 As Black, I have fallen head-first into this trap so I know the painful details. After <13. Nb5!!>, Black's King is in mortal peril and there are no saving moves. [DIAGRAM] I chose ...
   Apr-11-15 Bacrot vs R Mamedov, 2014 (replies)
Chessical: <stst> I also looked at <22. Nxf5> believing it to win, unfortunately it does not appear to work. I disregarded <22.c5> completely; I was fixated with attacking on the K-side and sacrificing the poor N. <22. Nxf5> exf5 23. Bxg7+ Kxg7 24. Qb2+ Kg8 25. Bd5 ...
   Mar-30-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: <Tabanus> Please go ahead.
   Mar-29-15 Euwe vs R H Newman, 1946
Chessical: Or <44... g4> 45. Rg7+ Kc8 46. b6 a4 47. Kc6 Rf6+ 48. Kb5 axb3 49. Rg8+ Kb7 50. Rg7+, =
   Mar-28-15 Nenarokov vs A Selezniev, 1925
Chessical: Selezniev equalises out of a Four Knights/Spanish Berlin opening. Nenarokov's <19.f5> is Lasker-like but too sharp. It leaves the <e4> pawn backward and his Q on the same diagonal as his opponent's bishop; <19.Qg3> was safer but less ambitious. <20...Rfe8> ...
   Mar-04-15 Tolush vs A Bannik, 1952
Chessical: <21...Qf5!> = <23.Rfe1> Nf6 24.Re6 gives White the advantage.
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