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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Feb-11-16
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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   Chessical has kibitzed 2712 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-05-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: In September 2015, I enquired: <Would it be possible to have a page which lists submitted games which have newly been uploaded into the database?> The response was: <Yes, it is quite possible. The only reason we've never made such a feature is that often we upload puzzles
   Feb-03-16 Taimanov vs Koblents, 1944
Chessical: <19...Qf4> is a better defence (=).
   Jan-28-16 S Pekker
Chessical: Sergey Pekker, ninth in the 24th Soviet Junior Championship, Vilnius 1975.
   Jan-26-16 Carlsen vs Adams, 2016 (replies)
Chessical: Adams played <7. b4> in this position. Adams vs I Sokolov, 2006
   Jan-21-16 Andrija Fuderer
Chessical: A revealing quote from the obituary written by his son: <"Andrija did not have a real passion for chess, he just played well.That served him well, since his studies were actually paid for by smuggling goods while traveling to international tournaments.">
   Jan-12-16 Ufimtsev vs Kan, 1947
Chessical: <55... Nxd1!> 56. c6 Nxf2 57. c7 Be1 58. c8=Q d2 59.Qh8+ Kxd5 = <59...Kc6> was necessary. Putting the King on <e6> allows the Nc5+.
   Jan-10-16 G H M Addison
Chessical: A large circle of friends will regret to learn that Mr. G. H. M. Addison, the well-known architect, died late last evening...The late Mr. Addison, who was born in Wales in 1857, was a son of the Rev. E. Addison, of Yorkshire. He was articled as an architect to Mr. E. I. Hubbard, ...
   Jan-10-16 A C Palmer vs H W Apperly, 1896
Chessical: For the sake of completeness; after <12...Bxf5!> 13. Qxf5 O-O grabbing the <e> pawn does not lose immediately. This may have put Apperly off the line, but White's position rapidly become very unattractive: <14. Qxe5> Bd6 15. Qd4 Re8+ 16. Kf1 Be5 17. Qa4 d4 18. ...
   Jan-07-16 C Boyce vs Purdy, 1926
Chessical: An enjoyable fight, not in the grandmaster class but lively and exciting. White comes very close to defeat in his attempt to overwhelm his opponent, but he keeps his nerve and seizes his one chance to come back fighting. <10.Qg3> is a more subtle and probably better move as ...
   Jan-07-16 Cecil Leonard R Boyce
Chessical: DEATH OF MR. C. L. R. BOYCE The death has occurred of Cecil Leonard Rodney Boyce, at the age of 59. Mr. Boyce, who served with the 5th Light Horse during the last war, was the fifth son of the late J. A. Boyce, Police Magistrate. The deceased was a noted pianist and composer, ...
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