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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Oct-20-18
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 here working on games collections.

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   Chessical has kibitzed 2988 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-10-18 R Frick vs D Maghalashvili, 2018 (replies)
Chessical: Where is the win? 1) = 0.00 (23 ply) 22.Kxh2 Nf4+ 23.Kg1 Qg5 24.g4 Nh3+ 25.Kg2 Nf4+ 26.Kg3 Rf6 27.Bb6 Nh5+ 28.Kg2 Qh4 29.gxh5 Qg5+ 30.Kh1 Qxh5+ 31.Kg2 Qg5+ 32.Kf2 Qh4+ 33.Ke3 Qf4+ 34.Kf2 Qh4+
   Sep-30-18 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
Chessical: CHESS CHAMPION’S ESCAPE. <Found Unconscious in Bed With Room on Fire.> Dr. Alekhine, the world’s chess champion, has just had a narrow escape from death through falling asleep while smoking cigarette in bed. had returned his room in an hotel in the town of Osjek (sic, ...
   Sep-30-18 A Sharma vs Robson, 2012
Chessical: ) +0.47 (22 ply) 25...Qe5 26.Nc6 Qxb2 27.Nxd8 Qe5 28.Rh1 Bc7 29.Qd1 Bf5 30.Nxb7 Nxg3 31.Qd5 Nxh1 32.Qxe5
   Sep-29-18 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892
Chessical: <Sportember> 14...e5 15.dxe5 Qxd1+ 16.Bxd1 a5 17.Kd2 Rfc8 18.Rxc8+ is undoubtedly better.
   Sep-29-18 K H Thiessen vs Suhle, 1988
Chessical: Stockfish -4.58 (22 ply) 21.Qf2 Ba3+ 22.Kb1 Bxd3+ 23.Bc2 Re2 24.Bxd3 Rxf2 25.Rxf2 b4
   Sep-21-18 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: It is now nearly two months since Daniel passed on. I and the many others who have enjoyed and contributed to this great site unfortunately remain in the dark as to its: current ownership, management and whether there is a plan to ensure its future. I respectfully request that ...
   Sep-01-18 New York (1889) (replies)
Chessical: This tournament was originally to allow a fresh challenger for the world championship to emerge. <"It is the purpose of the Committee to make the Tournament a contest for the real championship of the world, thus avoiding the controversies and disputes that have so often arisen ...
   Aug-26-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: "Chess for title of primus inter pares" By our chess correspondant C. ORBAAN AMSTERDAM, November 15 In the light-hearted atmosphere of the Amsterdam literary Café De Engelbewaarder, Prof. Max Euwe opened an exceptional four-part chess competition. Jan Hein Donner, Hans Ree, Jan ...
   Aug-02-18 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
Chessical: "DR. LASKER ON THE PROGRESS OF CHESS. Dr. Emanuel Lasker, chess champion of the world, who is at present in London en route to Berlin from Buenos Aires, where he has been giving demonstrations of his skill, is making arrangements for a match for the championship, to he played in ...
   Aug-02-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
Chessical: I am shocked and very sorry to hear of Daniel's sudden death. I hope that this site will survive and prosper as as a memorial to both his and Alberto Artidiello's generosity, vision and creativity. My deepest condolences to Daniel's family and friends. <"Death, be not proud, ...
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