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Chessical
Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Sep-26-17
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 working on games collections.

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   Chessical has kibitzed 2894 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-26-17 Olga Viewer chessforum
 
Chessical: A simple suggestion: add a button to inject your Stockfish analysis straight into a post eliminating the need for any intermediary copying and pasting.
 
   Sep-22-17 Gligoric vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1974
 
Chessical: 19.Rxe7! Bxd3 20.Nxf6+ Kh8 and <21> Bg7 + also mates attractively.
 
   Sep-16-17 Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893
 
Chessical: "<FHBradley: I wonder whether 14... e5 might have been a good move"> It is interesting, but it does not quite seem to work for Black. For example: <14... e5> 15. fxe5 Bxg4 16. exf6 (Not 16. Bc4+?? Qe6) 16... Rae8+ 17. Kf2 Ne4+ 18. Nxe4 Rxe4 19. Bc4+ Kh8 20. f7 Bxf3 21.
 
   Sep-10-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Chessical: A little piece of chess history. An inter-contimetal computer chess game using short wave radio communications. CHARLY (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule -ETH) program v Mac Hack VI (MIT) 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 Bxe5 8.dxe5 Nc6 9. ...
 
   Sep-10-17 Adams vs M Rodshtein, 2017
 
Chessical: <36.Ra5> has been suggested as equal by computer analysis on Playchess.com after the game.
 
   Sep-02-17 Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1892 (replies)
 
Chessical: <ughaibu> Blackburne was feeling unwell and Tarrasch agreed to an early draw. See "Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography" Tim Harding p.321 which quotes Lasker who considered that it was "wholly in Tarrrasch's favour".
 
   Aug-28-17 A van Foreest vs L Benima, 1886
 
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] <41. a3?> instead of <41. b3> should have lost the game. In the game continuation, had Benima played <42...Ke5> it would have done so: <43. Kd3> c4+ 44. Kd2 d4 45. h4 Kf4 46. Ke2 Kg4 47. Kf2 Kxh4 48. Kf3 Kg5 49. Ke4 d3
 
   Aug-28-17 J Blank vs Bird, 1880
 
Chessical: <30. Qxg4> leads to a lost ending for White [DIAGRAM] White could have maintained equality with: 1. <30. Nc3> Qxh4+ 31. gxh4 f4 32. Kg2 Bxc2 33. Kf3 Kd7 34. Kxf4 c5 or: 2. <30. Nc3> b6 31. Kg2 Kd7 32. Qf6 Instead, he drew a Blank.
 
   Aug-28-17 E Blanck vs J G C A de Vogel, 1873
 
Chessical: White gives away a win on his last move: [DIAGRAM] <41. Kd2? Kd4 = Instead: <41. Kd1!> Kd5 (or 41... Kd4 42. Kd2 Kc5 43. Kc3 Kd5 44. d4 Kd6 45. Kc4 Kc6 46. d5+ Kd6 47. Kd4) 42. Kc2 Kd6 43. d4 Kc6 44. Kc3 Kd5 45. Kd3 Ke6 46. Ke4 Kd6 47. d5 Ke7 48.Kxf4 wins.
 
   Aug-27-17 J S Macrae vs C Norton, 2016
 
Chessical: White loses, but I believe that he could have held the draw [DIAGRAM] Instead of exchanging Bishops, James Macrae might have tried: <41. Bc3> Bf2 42. b4 Bg3 43. a5 Bxe5 44. Bxe5 Kxe5 45. b5 Kd6 46. b6 f5 47. Ke3 e5 48. Kf3 Kc6 49. Ke3 f4+ 50. Ke4 [DIAGRAM]
 
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