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Chessical
Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen May-25-15
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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   Chessical has kibitzed 2606 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-23-15 George Alan Thomas (replies)
 
Chessical: The simultaneous exhibition game in 1896 in which Lasker is defeated by a young Thomas: "One of the games lost by Champion <Lasker> at the exhibition of simultaneous play which he gave in London recently. The winner, <George Alan Thomas>, a boy of fourteen, is a son of
 
   May-23-15 Nuremberg (1896)
 
Chessical: Pillsbury's fragile constitution although only 23 year's old: "Showalter returned to New York on August 20, and in an interview with a representative of the "Brookyln Eagle" confirmed the report as to Pillsbury having been so ill during the early days of the Nuremberg Congress ...
 
   May-22-15 Harry Nelson Pillsbury
 
Chessical: Pillsbury's comparative failure at St. Petersburg (1895/96) was felt very heavily by himself and his American fans. A variety of explanations were given at the time: "Pillsbury has been suffering from a severe attack of influenza ever since the second half of the tournament, ...
 
   May-22-15 St. Petersburg (1895/96)
 
Chessical: The following explanation of Pillsbury's poor form in the tournament suggests that Pillsbury became involved in a failed business scheme with Steinitz which cost him $600 or $17,000 in 2015 values. The shock of a grave financial loss weighing heavily upon him, Pillsbury's ...
 
   May-22-15 Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892)
 
Chessical: <StEINITZ v TSCHIGORIN.> The Stakes, 400 a side, having been duly deposited, this important match is announced to commence at Havana on Dec. 15th. <(sic)> Considerable interest is evinced in the match among chess players, who are curious to see whether Mr. Steinitz ...
 
   May-20-15 R Byrne vs Guimard, 1951 (replies)
 
Chessical: <zydeco> 13... Qh3+ <14. Bg2> Qf5 15. Nxf4 Nb4 =
 
   May-19-15 Lasker - Steinitz World Championship (1894) (replies)
 
Chessical: <Thomasstonk> I found the sums in a press report in a contemporaneous Dundee newspaper report: Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896) (kibitz #25)
 
   May-18-15 Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896) (replies)
 
Chessical: Details of the purse for the match and a surprising mention of Steinitz preparing with Pillsbury. Is this corroborated by any other source? The statement that the match will last for only 12 days may lay question to the reliability of the report. 200 = approximately 21,700 in ...
 
   May-17-15 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
 
Chessical: Mr Gunsberg and a few chess friends entertained Mr. Steinitz at dinner at Simpson's on Thursday night. All the prominent chess clubs were represented. Mrs Gunsberg and the captain of the Ladies' Chess Club, Mr. Mocatta (Metropolitan), Mr. Guest and Dr. Reeve (British) Mr. Marsden ...
 
   May-17-15 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
 
Chessical: Lasker attempted to arrange a public subscription for the relief of Steinitz and his family in 1897. He sent the following letter to a major London newspaper: <MR. STEINITZ.> TO THE EDITOR OF THE STANDARD. Sir, I write to ask you to help, through the columns of The ...
 
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