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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Oct-27-16
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 2795 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-16-16 Von Bardeleben vs Blackburne, 1887
Chessical: "The most interest was manifested in the game between the two candidates for prizes, Blackburne and v. Bardeleben, the latter conducting the attack against the French Defense in excellent style, advancing the pawns on his queen's wing against Blackburne, who had castled on his ...
   Oct-09-16 posoo chessforum (replies)
Chessical: COMPUSER 2 - Cecil Leonard R Boyce
   Oct-05-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: <Tabanus> The score in Jaffe - Janowski (2) (1917) was 10-8 as Janowski conceded a four game handicap to his opponent.
   Sep-30-16 I Radulov vs G Estevez Morales, 1973
Chessical: Estervez equalised then made a succession of small errors which Radulov accurately exploited. Larsen had shown how to hold such a position,: E Jimenez Zerquera vs Larsen, 1970 Taking the bishop with the <d> pawn would have been a cast iron draw. Estervez went completely ...
   Sep-24-16 M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1881
Chessical: <"The first move in an unsound combination (move 9): Captain Mackenzie informs us that planning the following sacrifice, he entirely overlooked the power of White's 12th move."> The Chess Monthly, Game 140, notes on p.304.
   Sep-23-16 Mackenzie vs M Judd, 1881
Chessical: "The second game began on the 7th of February, was again adjourned, and finished the following evening in a victory for Mr. Judd, who had adopted the French Defence. <"The Chess Monthly", 1881, p.198 and Game 126, p.240.>
   Sep-23-16 M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1881
Chessical: "The first game was commenced at the Mercantile Library Chess Room on the 31st of January last. The players drew lots for the first move, which fell to Mr. Judd, who opened with a Scotch. The game was adjourned at 12 o'clock p.m., resumed on the 5th of February, and terminated, ...
   Sep-21-16 Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886) (replies)
Chessical: <THE CHAMPION CHESS PLAYERS. Max Judd, in the "St Louis Republican", gives a graphic pen-and-ink portraiture of the players for the chess championship: "Mr Steinitz a fat, phlegmatic little man, with fine forehead, and mussed hair and clothes. His legs are very short, although ...
   Sep-11-16 G A Thomas vs K Treybal, 1934
Chessical: <Shams> See G Marco vs Albin, 1901 for the <c3> idea.
   Sep-03-16 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Chessical: <OhioChessFan> - I have now incorporated your corrections into Game Collection: Jaffe - Janowski (2) Thank you.
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