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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Mar-28-17
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 from the 19th century. I now spend most of my time working on games collections.

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   Chessical has kibitzed 2844 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-26-17 Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1857
Chessical: <20 Nd1?> loses, White had to move his King to safety on <e1> or <e2>.
   Mar-19-17 Antoshin vs Nezhmetdinov, 1965
Chessical: A game lost from one indiferent move in this sharp opening. [DIAGRAM] Nezhmetdinov's <10...c6?> allows Antoshin to play the very effective <11. e5!>. The idea <10...Bxf3!> 11.Bxf3 c6 12.0-0 seems to be an improvement as played in a very similar position by Yuri M
   Mar-18-17 Calli chessforum
Chessical: <Calli> You may be interested in the quoted contemporary newspaper report for your collection - Game Collection: Morphy's blindfold exhibition at the London CC Morphy vs Alfred Jones, 1859
   Mar-18-17 Morphy vs Alfred Jones, 1859
Chessical: "MR. MORPHY, THE CHESSPLAYER. This gentleman arrived in London few days ago from route for his native city. New Orleans, via Liverpool. On Tuesday week played at the London Club, Cornhill, and in the evening at Herr Lowenthal's new chess club, St. James's Hall. A match was hastily
   Mar-18-17 Wellington Pulling
Chessical: Apparently of some social and financial standing within English Chess: "British Chess Association. The list of the managing, standing, and cooperative committees for the <Grand International Chess Congress and Tournament of 1862> has just appeared, and presents an array of ...
   Mar-14-17 Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948
Chessical: <Keypusher> Euwe wrote: <17. Ne5! Be5?> "Black retains good chances of equalizing after 17... Be6 18. Bb1 Bd5!, for example 19. f3 Be5 20. de5 Qe5 21. Bc3 Qe6! 22. Bf6 Qf6 23. Qf6 gf6 24. fe4 Be6, and Blacks position is not inferior."
   Mar-10-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: Please can we combine Edmund Thorold and Thorold I have fleshed out the biography.
   Mar-08-17 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
Chessical: A short time ago ' Mars ' (the Rev. G. A. Macdonnell) remarked that in his circle of acquaintances there was no man more energetic and industrious than Mr. Steinitz.' But,' he continued, ' Mr. Steinitz is not quick in intellect, or, if quick, is so deliberate and painstaking that ...
   Mar-05-17 Peter Reid
Chessical: "WESTCOTT MANS DEATH IN SKYE. A young Westcott man, Mr. Peter Reid, whose family recently came to live at White Gate, Milton-avenue, was killed last week when climbing the 2,500 ft. peak in the Coolins, Skye, known as An-Cioch. It appears that Mr. Reid was roped to a friend, Dr.
   Mar-05-17 G Kuzmin vs G Estevez Morales, 1973
Chessical: Estevez Morales defends solidly and should have had reasonable prospects for a draw against Kuzmin. In several of his games in this tournament, he showed good preparation but was outplayed later by grandmaster opponents who were more tactically proficient: G Estevez Morales vs ...
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