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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Feb-20-17
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 2830 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-19-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: Ref. Akiba Rubinstein I would suggest that there should be no problem with posting the occasional game prior to it being accepted into the database. Obviously, common sense must apply to selecting the material, such as: to draw our attention to a newly found and recovered game of ...
   Feb-14-17 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
Chessical: Diagram building program -
   Jan-28-17 Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1857
Chessical: Somacarana blunders with the natural-looking <14...d5>. [DIAGRAM] <14...Bg7> 15. Qd2 Qb6 leaves all results possible. Cochrane's <15. Nxd5!> wins outright; <16...Bxb2> is no better after 17. Rb1 Bc3 18. Re3 Qa5 19. Bxa8 Bd4 20. Reb3.
   Jan-28-17 Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1857
Chessical: An interesting defence that appears to be adequate: Somacarana may have been safer delaying <d6>: <14...O-O> [DIAGRAM] 15. Nc3 Rb8 16. Bg5 Qa5 (16...Rxb2?! runs into 17. Nxd5!) <16...a6?> is too slow; Qb6 is better. Cochrane efficiently finishes off.
   Jan-14-17 Geza Maroczy
Chessical: "Is chess game science? Where did the inventor take his inspiration? These questions cannot easily answered. I shall make some brief remarks in regard to them. I do not accept the saying that chess is too deep for a game, and not deep enough for a science: it is neither. It is ...
   Jan-14-17 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
Chessical: "In the adjourned first game of the world chess championship series between Capablanca and Alekhine at Buenos Aires yesterday, Capablanca made one move, bringing the total number of moves for the game up to 43, and then resigned." "Dundee Courier", Monday 19th September 1927, p.7.
   Jan-08-17 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
Chessical: I have added a text to your collection - Lasker - Blackburne (1892) I hope that you will like to look it over before I bring it to the attention of the Bistro editors. Once again, thank you for your work in collating these collections.
   Jan-04-17 Lasker - Blackburne (1892) (replies)
Chessical: Lasker at the German Exibition: CHESS AT THE GERMANI EXHIBITION. Herr Emil Lasker, of Berlin, made his first appearance yesterday in a very spacious and commodious room at the German Exhibition, and played chess there against all comers in order to demonstrate the great ...
   Dec-27-16 Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1880 (replies)
Chessical: von Scheve takes a pawn too many with <10...Nd4?> and Tarrasch administers a "Gnadenschuß" [DIAGRAM] White to play and win.
   Dec-17-16 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
Chessical: Notes by Amos Burn from the “Stamford Mercury” - Friday 9th May 1890, p.6. <White’s 3rd move> - Herr Lasker has played this move throughout the match, but it is questionable whether so good the result would seem to show. <Black’s 4th move> - The objection to this move ...
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