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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-14-14 O Sarapu vs Purdy, 1952 (replies)
Chessical: If: <14. c3> Qa5 15. Bd3 <Nxc3!?> 16. Rc1 Rac8 17. Kf2 Rfd8 18. bxc3 e5, and White has a Bishop for a pawn. <17. Qg5+> Kh8 18. Qxf5 Qd4+ 19. Kb1 e6 20. Qh5 Qd1+ 21. Kb2 f5 22. Qh6 Rac8 23. Qc1 Qd4+ 24. c3 Qf2+ 25. Qc2 Qe1 26. g3 Rfd8 27. Bg2 Qe3 0-1 Meneses ...
   Apr-14-14 O Sarapu vs Purdy, 1952
Chessical: A very well executed K-side attack.Once the White knight is estalished on <d6> Purdy cannot recover. Sarapu's <32.Rd6!> is a worthy finale [DIAGRAM]
   Apr-14-14 Purdy vs O Sarapu, 1952
Chessical: Sarapu uses a defensive set-up recently championed by Keres: Geller vs Keres, 1951 Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1950 He comes close to equality, but Purdy is able to build up substantial K-side pressure. Sarapu may have been better off by defending his King with <g6>. ...
   Apr-12-14 Nicholas Theodore Miniati (replies)
Chessical: It appears that Miniati did not die in 1909. "The 1911 census found “49”-year-old Salford-born Nicholas T. Miniati living with 38-year-old wife Helen Miniati and Helen’s 76-year-old Huyton-born widowed mother, Annie Walmsley, at 25 Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancs. Nicholas was now ...
   Apr-11-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: <Zanzibar> RE: Candidate Match Alma Alta 1980. Mikhail Tal Games 1973 - 1981, Chess Stars, p.355 - 361 (R3) has 5...O-O 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 b6 (R7) has 35...Rg8
   Mar-08-14 Benzol chessforum (replies)
Chessical: <Benzol> Wonderful and thank you very much indeed! Now we have a complete record of the match. The collection is at: Game Collection: Sarapu - Purdy Match, Australasian Championship if you would like to look over the introduction.
   Mar-05-14 D Drimer vs J Littlewood, 1970
Chessical: Littlewood falls into an opening trap, after an hour Drimer had only used 2 minutes on his clock. <8...Ba5>
   Mar-03-14 WCC Editing Project chessforum (replies)
Chessical: Game Collection: WCC: Petrosian-Spassky 1969 Petrosian's and Spassky's preparation: "I (Petrosian - ed.), as always, prepared for the match with my old chess friends - Grandmasters Isaac Boleslavsky and Aleksey Suetin. In the "Red Pahra" holiday home near Moscow we spent well our
   Feb-21-14 A Pomar-Salamanca vs Hug, 1972 (replies)
Chessical: A beautifully played attack by Pomar focusing on on <e6> and culminating in <21.Bg5!!> <22. Rd1+> Ke7 23.Rxd7+ Kxd7 24. Bxf6
   Feb-13-14 Francis Joseph Lee
Chessical: <OBITUARY>.—We much regretted early the week learn of the death, after only a short illness, of well-known English Chess master, Mr F. J. Lee, which occurred Sunday (12th September 1909 - ed.) The immediate cause of death was, are informed, sudden collapse the nervous ...
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