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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Feb-04-23
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 3248 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-17-23 N Pert vs J Aagaard, 2007
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] If <14. cxd5> Bxc3 15. bxc3 Re8 16. Kf2 Nxd5 17. Re1 Nxe3 18. Rxe3 Rxe3 19. Kxe3 Qe7+ 20. Kf2 Re8 21. Bd3 Qe3+ 22. Kg3 d5 23. Rd1 Qg5+ 24. Kf2 =
   Jan-15-23 Abram Khasin
Chessical: Khasin speaks of his early chess career: "Like most of my peers, my childhood and adolescence were difficult. At the age of nine, I lost my father but survived the famine in Kyiv. I don't remember how old I was when I learned to play chess by watching my older brother play ... In
   Jan-08-23 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: The illustration on the biography page of George Atwood is fake if it is a photograph. Atwood died decades before photography. He also seems to have a hairstyle and clothing popular in the late Victorian period.
   Jan-04-23 O Chajes vs Bogoljubov, 1923
Chessical: <Whitehat1963> I think it's over as after Chajes balefully surveyed the wreck of his pawn structure he felt too demoralised to continue.
   Jan-04-23 Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923
Chessical: <28. Rf6?! > is a coffee house move, <28. Qxc6> was sound and equal. Tarrasch misses the threat to his <g6> square and gets mated after Spielmann kicks the foundations of his defences away with <30. Bxf7!>.
   Jan-04-23 O Chajes vs Saemisch, 1923
Chessical: Chajes spurns a perpetual check at move 25 and thereby loses.
   Jan-03-23 Kholmov vs L Abramavicius, 1955
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] White could have won with: <41. Nxf5!> Qe1+ 42. Kg2 Rg8 43. Qxh6+ gxh6 44. Rxh6 mate. If <41... Rf6> then 42. Qxc8 Rxc6 43. Ne7 also wins.
   Dec-26-22 O Bernstein vs Swiderski, 1904
Chessical: Swiderski loses late in the game by playing [DIAGRAM] <46...Rxh4?> after which his King becomes trapped on the <h> file and White's <f> pawn cannot be stopped. As Zydeco noted, the White Bishop prevents Swiderski's Rook from geeting onto the <f> file and ...
   Dec-26-22 H Caro vs Swiderski, 1904 (replies)
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] If <35...Kxh6> 36. Qh1+ Kg7 37. Qh7+ Kf8 38. g7+ Qxg7 (38...Ke7 also loses quickly 39. g8=Q+ Kd6 40. Qhg6) 39. Nge6+ Bxe6 40. Nxe6+ and wins. Caro loses the game after playing [DIAGRAM] <38. Rd2> immediately when <38. Qh1+> followed by Rd2 is equal. ...
   Dec-24-22 W John vs Rubinstein, 1907
Chessical: John obtains a draw against Rubinstein with neither side ever obtaining any appreciable advantage. Rubinstein himself played the opening, but suffered a painful defeat from an equal position as Black in: Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1923
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