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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Jul-06-15
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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   Jun-30-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: <Retireborn, Chessdreamer and Tabanus> - Thank you very much for your suggestions and material for Andersson - Kavalek. I will submit the new games to the database today.
   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 ...
   Jun-28-15 V N Kulomzin vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1903
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] <36...Rh5!> would make it much more difficult for White <37.Kb6> Rh4 <37.Kb4> Rxh2 38.a4 Ke6
   Jun-28-15 A Hodges vs E M Jackson, 1899
Chessical: Black could have saved the ending by pushing his forward <b> pawn: [DIAGRAM] For instance: <39...b4> 40. f5 b3; and <41. f6> Rb1 42. Ke2 b2 43. Rb5 Kd7 44. Rxb7+ Kc8 (but not 44... Ke6?? 45. f7) 45. f7 Kxb7 46. f8=Q Re1+ 47. Kxe1 b1=Q+; or <41. Rb5> Kc6 ...
   Jun-27-15 Monte Carlo (1902) (replies)
Chessical: Both the pairing system and the scoring system of this tournament appear to be rather eccentric. "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle" (NY), Monday 3rd February 1902 states: "The principal business transacted yesterday was the pairing of the players for the entire twenty-one rounds, this ...
   Jun-27-15 Short - Granda Match (2012)
Chessical: <"This encounter is not for profit, but rather a credible initiative to spread the chess in schools to show the benefits that sport brings the so-called science to improve in terms of concentration, discipline and healthy exercise of thinking. This match will be held on Friday ...
   Jun-26-15 P D Sanderson
Chessical: BRADFORD G.S. BOY'S CHESS SUCCESS The British Boys' Chess Championship ended at Hastings this afternoon with a triple tie for the championship between B. Cafferty (Birmingham University). P. C. Gibbs (Bradford Grammar School) and P. D. Sanderson "Ashby la Zouch Grammar School) ...
   Jun-26-15 Hastings (1951/52)
Chessical: Hasting's organizers were struggling to raise the finance necessary to secure the participation of top foreign players. This was raised by Mr. P. J. Morrenin a speech at Hasting's 27th Easter Congress. <CONGRESS GRANT Welcoming the Mayor and Mayoress. Mr. Morren said: "I must
   Jun-26-15 Gligoric vs P D Sanderson, 1961
Chessical: Sanderson plays a favourite defence of his opponent deviating at move 16 with <16...c4>; Gligoric had previously played <16...Nc6> - S Nedeljkovic vs Gligoric, 1957
   Jun-25-15 J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
Chessical: Carlsen can hang on with <27...c5>
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