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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Jun-24-18
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 2974 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-24-18 Biographer Bistro
Chessical: New game for the Database. Boden v Belaieff (Belaiev) at Westminster Chess Club 1867. C42: Petroff Defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bc4 d5 4. exd5 e4 5. Ne5 Qe7 6. d4 exd3 7. Bf4 Ng4 8. O-O Nxe5 9. Bxe5 dxc2 10. Qd4 cxb1=Q 11. Raxb1 Qc5 12. Qe4 Kd8 13. Rbc1 f6 14. Bb5 Qxc1 15. ...
   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 ...
   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
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