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Chessical
Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Aug-04-15
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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   Jul-30-15 Henry Hookham
 
Chessical: Mr. Henry Hookham, the grand old man of Australasian chess, died at Canterbury, N.Z., at the end of last month. He was born in London in 1824, and played chess with many of the celebrities of the day. When 40 years of age he came to New Zealand, and immediately his chess strength ...
 
   Jul-29-15 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
 
Chessical: In 1912, Capablanca played two matches simultaneously against leading New York masters Charles Jaffe and Oscar Chajes Chajes lost his first game and no further games were played. Jaffe achieved one draw and then lost the final two games. Capablanca 1 1 = 2 Jaffe.......... 0
 
   Jul-27-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Chessical: <Tabanus> Thank you for your assistance. I am now looking at the Janowski-Chajes Match of 1918 and have a question: Do we think it is acceptable to estimate some missing game dates (e.g. the day) in a match as long as the rationale for the estimated date is explained in the ...
 
   Jul-26-15 Janowski vs O Chajes, 1918
 
Chessical: (Black's 5th move) This is equivalent to the loss of a move in the opening, although in the regular variation of the QP game the KB is not fianchettoed. (Black's 13th move) Rather over-anxious to play for the advantage of a pawn on the Q side, he attaches too little importance to ...
 
   Jul-20-15 Oscar Chajes
 
Chessical: <Demise of Oscar Chajes.> Oscar Chajes, for many years financial secretary of the I. L. Rice Progressive Chess Club of this city, of which he has held the championship in addition to being champion at different times of New York State, Illinois and the Western Chess ...
 
   Jul-19-15 Gheorghiu vs W Schmidt, 1961
 
Chessical: A very nice attack from Gheorghiu. <13...Rb8> appears to be an unnecessary move after which White has the advantage. Black can sac the <b> pawn for counter-play, or simply play <13...h6>. The end is: <27. Qh6> Bh5 28. Rfe1 (but not 28. Nxh5?? Qh4+ =) 28...
 
   Jul-19-15 Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 (replies)
 
Chessical: <saturn2>: Paul Morphy would be still well on top after: <12. Bxd5!> fxe4 13. Bf7+ Kd7 [DIAGRAM] 14. Bxg6 Nxg6 (or <14..hxg5> 15.Qxh8 Nxg6 16.Qh7 Ne7 17.dxe4 winning) 15. Nf7!! [DIAGRAM] 15...Qf6 16. Qxg6!! Qxg6 17. Nxe5+ Ke8 18. Nxg6 winning. Morphy's pieces ...
 
   Jul-10-15 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1906
 
Chessical: Rubinstein never has quite enough to exploit White's backward <d> pawn.
 
   Jul-10-15 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1904
 
Chessical: Salwe had the advantage for most of this game until he lost control of the <c> file with <34...Bxb6> and then Rubinstein found the profound combination <39...Nxd5>. In the concluding moves to this game, however, Homer nods. [DIAGRAM] Rubinstein gives Salwe the ...
 
   Jun-29-15 Hastings (1895)
 
Chessical: According to Raymond Keene in "The Spectator" of 27th June 2015: "In the first round of Hastings 1895, the German grandmaster Dr Siegbert Tarrasch lost on time with me move to go against Amos Burn." In fact, Burn lost to Tarrasch in round 9, whilst Tarrasch lost on time to James ...
 
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