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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Sep-19-18
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 2982 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-01-18 New York (1889) (replies)
Chessical: This tournament was originally to allow a fresh challenger for the world championship to emerge. <"It is the purpose of the Committee to make the Tournament a contest for the real championship of the world, thus avoiding the controversies and disputes that have so often arisen ...
   Aug-26-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: "Chess for title of primus inter pares" By our chess correspondant C. ORBAAN AMSTERDAM, November 15 In the light-hearted atmosphere of the Amsterdam literary Café De Engelbewaarder, Prof. Max Euwe opened an exceptional four-part chess competition. Jan Hein Donner, Hans Ree, Jan ...
   Aug-02-18 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
Chessical: "DR. LASKER ON THE PROGRESS OF CHESS. Dr. Emanuel Lasker, chess champion of the world, who is at present in London en route to Berlin from Buenos Aires, where he has been giving demonstrations of his skill, is making arrangements for a match for the championship, to he played in ...
   Aug-02-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
Chessical: I am shocked and very sorry to hear of Daniel's sudden death. I hope that this site will survive and prosper as as a memorial to both his and Alberto Artidiello's generosity, vision and creativity. My deepest condolences to Daniel's family and friends. <"Death, be not proud, ...
   Aug-02-18 London (Vizayanagaram) (1883) (replies)
Chessical: <Offramp>: "The same ride is adeled requiring £5 deposit..." should have read "The same rule is added requiring £5 deposit... "
   Jul-29-18 Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892)
Chessical: "THE CHIGORIN-STEINITZ CHESS CONTEST. (Through Reuters Agency.) ST. PETERSBURG, April 24. In a recent interview with some St. Petersburg journalists M. Chigorin, the Russian Chess champion furnished an explanation of the causes to which he attributed his recent defeat by Mr. ...
   Jul-29-18 Karpov vs Giorgi Tsikhelashvili, 1966
Chessical: Tsikhelashvili defends well aginst Karpov's Closed Sicilian. <29...Ng6> would have been better but Tsikhelashvili still had a draw in hand until the over-aggressive <31...Rxf5?>. [DIAGRAM] At first sight, this looks natural, but the Rook becomes trapped as Black is a ...
   Jun-17-18 Daniel Yarnton Mills (replies)
Chessical: "We regret to announce the death of Mr Daniel Yarnton Mills, of Hermitage Drive, Edinburgh, which took place in London on Sunday morning. Mr Mills had been ill for some time, but was believed to be making good progress towards recovery. Unfortunately, however, he contracted ...
   May-26-18 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: <> The collection submission process is broken.
   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 ...
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