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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Jul-08-20
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 3030 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-23-20 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: Why do I have advertisements for "Decode Chess" when viewing on a mobile device? I thought one of the advantages of a premium account was not to be pestered.
   May-31-20 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: I have corrected the progressive scores table in Game Collection: Wageningen Zonal 1957 . I have also rearranged some of the material, as suggested, and added some additional text. Thank you for your forbearance.
   Jan-19-20 Martinolich vs Spielmann, 1907
Chessical: 17.R(h)g1 had to be played. Spielmann was extremely lucky to survive the opening.
   Dec-29-19 H Suechting vs Salwe, 1908
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] Süchting could have at least drawn with: <42. Qg6!> Rb1 43. Rxb1 Qxb1+ 44. Kh2 $11 Qe1 45. Bxf6 Bxf6 46. Qxf6 g3+ 47. Kh3 Qxe4 48. Qg5 = [DIAGRAM] <86. Kb1> also loses after 86... Rh2 87. g5 Rb2+ 88. Kc1 Rf2 89.
   Aug-07-19 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Chessical: "Anatoly Karpov could not fly to New York for the long established chess training camp of Maxim Dlugy Academy. In the previous two years he flew there without any difficulties. This time, the former world champion and State Duma deputy filed a visa application in early March. They
   Jul-07-19 Matulovic vs Browne, 1970
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] 76.a8=Q+ Kxa8 77.Kc6 Kb8 78.b7 Ka7 79.Kc7 Ka6 80.b8=Q Ka5 81.Qb3 Ka6 82.Qb6 mate
   Jun-29-19 Schlechter vs Prokes, 1908 (replies)
Chessical: <14...c5> 15.d5 Nd7 16.Ng3 Bf6 seems acceptable for Black.
   May-17-19 Paul Keres (replies)
Chessical: According to Georges Bertola. "During one of my meetings with GM Lev Polugayevsky (1934-1995) in the early 90s, he told me the following story about Keres. "It is true that the behaviour of Keres during the war allowed him to be condemned to death or deportation according to our ...
   Mar-31-19 E Mukhin vs Korchnoi, 1969 (replies)
Chessical: <Birdysboy> <8.Qa4!?> does not seem to promise any particular advantage for White. [DIAGRAM] <8.Qa4!?> Bb7 9. Nf3 Be7 10. f5 (or 10. g3 O-O 11. Bg2 Qc8) 10... exf5 11. Nf4 cxd4 12. cxd4 Bb4+
   Mar-31-19 T Gareyev vs Robson, 2019 (replies)
Chessical: <23... Bxf6> [DIAGRAM] leaves Black an exchange and two pawns down after, <24. Bh7+> Kh8 25. Nxe6 fxe6 26. Bf5+ Kg8 27. Bxe6+ Rf7 28. cxd5 Re8 29. Bxf7+ Kxf7 30. dxc6 bxc6 31. Rxc6
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