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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Mar-21-18
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 2954 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-18-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: I will be tidying up Game Collection: Hastings (1981/82) and adding the missing games to complete the record. I will then submit it for voting.
   Feb-04-18 Spielmann vs Teichmann, 1914
Chessical: Berliner Tageblatt 27 Feb. 1914: "The chess match Spielmann-Teichmann at Leipzig ended yesterday. The fifth game of the match, adjourned on the 25th of February, was conceded yesterday by Spielmann without any further struggle, as his position was hopeless. The sixth game was ...
   Jan-28-18 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: Chessgames> I lost the text for the introduction. At least there is the prospect of a positive outcome from all what has happened.
   Jan-11-18 Sultan Khan - Tartakower (1931) (replies)
Chessical: <Tabanus> The date was wrong in the footnote. It should be 12th February: I have corrected it.
   Dec-30-17 Dorcas Allotey vs Zaura Abdulla, 2016
Chessical: <11.e4!> wins for White, with the horrible threat of Bb5+. If 11... Bd7 then 12.Nxd5!. Very simply, after <18..Bd7> Black wins.
   Dec-16-17 AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017) (replies)
Chessical: An interesting article by Susan Polgar "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-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 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.?
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