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Chessical
Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Dec-17-17
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 the 19th century. I now spend most of my time working on games collections.

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   Chessical has kibitzed 2926 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-16-17 AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017) (replies)
 
Chessical: An interesting article by Susan Polgar https://www.themaven.net/chessdaily... "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-14-17 Biographer Bistro
 
Chessical: The first draft of Game Collection: Bogoljubov - Eliskases 1939 is open for comments in anticipation of later submission for voting. This appears to be a largely forgotten match, probably due to it being played on the cusp of the Second World War.
 
   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?
 
   Oct-22-17 Najdorf vs Golombek, 1956
 
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] Stockfish analyzes the best move as: +3.24 (26 ply) <21.Bf5> Rg8 22.Qh5+ Kg7 23.Qh7+ Kf8 24.Bc1... analysis of move 21.?
 
   Oct-12-17 P Curtis vs K Keeling, 2001
 
Chessical: <5.e5!?> [DIAGRAM] <5...g5> 6.Bg3 [(1)] Ne4 7.d5 Bg7 8.Nc3 Nxc3 9.bxc3 d6 10.Bb5+ Bd7 = [(1)] <6.exf6> gxh4 7. d5 Qxf6 8. Nc3 Bg7 9. Qf3 Na6 10. O-O-O Nb4 11. Bc4 Rb8 with a better game for Black.
 
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