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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Jan-17-18
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 2932 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-13-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: I am submitting: Game Collection: Spielmann - Eliskases (third match) , as a first draft for your consideration and comments. I would appreciate a German speaker to confirm the correct English translation for "Schach dem Remisgeschiebe". Literally is seems to be ...
   Jan-11-18 Sultan Khan - Tartakower (1931)
Chessical: <Tabanus> The date was wrong in the footnote. It should be 12th February: I have corrected it.
   Dec-30-17 Dorcas Allotey vs Zaura Abdulla, 2016
Chessical: <11.e4!> wins for White, with the horrible threat of Bb5+. If 11... Bd7 then 12.Nxd5!. Very simply, after <18..Bd7> Black wins.
   Dec-16-17 AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017) (replies)
Chessical: An interesting article by Susan Polgar "How does AlphaZero avoid the horizon effect? To evaluate a position, it simply plays hundreds of random games from that position. To you or me this may seem like a crazy idea, but actually it makes a ...
   Dec-12-17 Prins vs Korchnoi, 1962
Chessical: Prints should have had the courage of his convictions and taken the g pawn. 18...Be3!! wins on the spot.
   Dec-10-17 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] <21... hxg5> 22. Nxg5 Qg8 23. Qh4 (23. Re7 Nc5 24. Rae1 Bd3) 23... Re8 24. h6 Bd3 25. Qd4 Rf8 26. Qxd3) [DIAGRAM]
   Nov-19-17 V Belikov vs A Bets, 2001
Chessical: analysis of move 7...? 7...b6 8.c4 bxc5 9.cxd5 exd5 10.Qxd5 Bb7 11.Bxd7+ Qxd7 12.Qxd7+ Kxd7
   Nov-12-17 NN vs Du Mont, 1802
Chessical: analysis of move 5.?
   Nov-05-17 Bogoljubov vs W Fairhurst, 1927
Chessical: analysis of move 28...?
   Oct-28-17 Olga Viewer chessforum (replies)
Chessical: Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910 [analysis] by asking for a computer analysis, the original notes appended to the game are overwritten by Stockfish. Is there a way to protect original master annotations in such situations?
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