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Clement Fraud
Member since Nov-24-16 · Last seen Jul-19-18
I live in the United Kingdom; my own playing strength (as ELO gradings might measure it) is roughly between 1500 & 1600; my favorite players are Veselin Topalov, Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand.

   Clement Fraud has kibitzed 96 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-16-18 Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2006
Clement Fraud: I am in awe of Mr Topalov's combination here... needless to say I could not find any of the moves myself. When taking a closer look at the game as a whole, it seems to me that Ponomariov wasted a lot of moves with his King's Knight early on - beginning with 12... Nd7; moving ...
   Jul-15-18 Kramnik vs Nisipeanu, 2018
Clement Fraud: This line of the QGD - involving the Queen exchange and black's resultant pawn decimation - is a favorite variation of Nigel Short (when playing black): Following one of his games with Kasparov (in the 1993 world championship) Nigel mentioned that he'd never lost a game with ...
   Jun-28-18 Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2014
Clement Fraud: In comparing this game with Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 , it strikes me that Kramnik's choice of 10.Rc1 is inferior, and that 10.Rb1 (as he played against Kasparov) is better: In the game versus Kasparov play continued 10.Rb1 a6 11.Rxb7 Bxf3 12.gxf3 Nc6 13.Bc4 O-O 14.0-O cxd4 ...
   Jun-20-18 Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1991
Clement Fraud: Garry Kasparov never willingly swaps Queens in a sharp position; so the fact of him doing so here is an admission of the failure of his opening strategy: After 9... Rd8, 11... d5 and 13... Bf5 white is left with nothing. It's a shame, because the idea of 5.Be3 (rather Nxc6) ...
   Jun-19-18 Kramnik vs Piket, 2001
Clement Fraud: I don't know what the time controls were for this game; but whatever they might have been, it is truly surprising that the game lasted forty-five moves: Piket's time wasting in the opening phase (6... a6, 8... h5, 9... h4 & 13... Bc8) should surely have led to an earlier ...
   Jun-15-18 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
Clement Fraud: Some excellent analyses from the Kibitiz Cafe; theory appears to have moved on for the Rio Gambit since McShane vs Kramnik, 2012 ... I don't like Aronian's choice of 10... Nf5? I think the Knight would do better to remain on d6 from where it covers e4 - followed by a ...
   Jun-02-18 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
Clement Fraud: <WorstPlayerEver> <That position is worth a study.> Amen. I find it difficult to grasp how a grandmaster (and one who has challenged for the world championship) could be capable of such a fledgling game? 5... Bxc3? was also an appalling choice (considering that ...
   May-18-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018
Clement Fraud: It is interesting - if a little bizarre - to see a super GM struggle in a game like this one. Vladimir Kramnik has - in all truth - refuted the King's Indian Defense: For instance, there are very few GMs now who would be willing to try the K.I.D against Kramnik - and ...
   May-15-18 Kasparov vs Larsen, 1982 (replies)
Clement Fraud: <keypusher> & <ChessHigherCat> Many thanks for your analyses... 40.Qc6 was a fine move that I'd missed.
   Apr-20-18 Carlsen vs Navara, 2018 (replies)
Clement Fraud: I don't possess any computer software to calculate variations with, but if 26.Qh3 was truly the best move that white had available - then Carlsen's position should have been lost at that point. MC deserves credit for holding together a lost position. I had often wondered how ...
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