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Clement Fraud
Member since Nov-24-16 · Last seen Sep-29-23
I live in the United Kingdom; my own playing strength (as ELO gradings might measure it) is roughly between 1500 & 1600; my favorite players are Veselin Topalov, Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand.
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   Clement Fraud has kibitzed 290 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-29-23 Ivanchuk vs Lautier, 1992
Clement Fraud: An Ivanchuk tour de force! Incredible maneuvering... in response to some poor moves from Lautier (beginning with 9... f5?). I particularly loved 38.g4!
   Apr-16-23 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 (replies)
Clement Fraud: <Yuridmi> Many thanks indeed.... I am sipping on my Mint Julep now 😌
   Mar-28-23 P Maghsoodloo vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
Clement Fraud: It will probably prove foolish of me to say... but surely the 'whole point' of the Exchange variation is that White keeps open the option of playing f2-f3 🤔 So why was it, therefore, that Maghsoodloo didn't play f2-f3 - the obvious choice - on move number eight?????
   Mar-11-23 Tal vs V Akopian, 1992
Clement Fraud: A masterpiece. I am not able to 'get my head around' this level of expertise. I have no embarrassment, therefore, by admitting I've no understanding of the moves 11.Bxf6 🤔 & 12.Bxc6 🤔 I can only imagine - that once Akopian had constructed his center - Tal then judged ...
   Feb-06-23 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
Clement Fraud: <Dionysius1> Where a player's back and second ranks are concerned, only said player's own pieces can protect it (since opposition Pawns are the only ones which can control - or invade - a player's 1st & 2nd rows). In our imagined position, the Bishop on b2 would be the ...
   Jan-24-23 A Erigaisi vs Rapport, 2023 (replies)
Clement Fraud: A splendid miniature: after a very bold opening, Erigaisi then starts to play defensively... and his position collapses at an alarming rate. 13.h3 was terrible, and I find myself wondering if 12.Qd2 was really necessary!? I am not a strong player, and I've no access to a chess
   Jan-16-23 D Gukesh vs Ding Liren, 2023 (replies)
Clement Fraud: Having checked out our database, it seems that 11... exd5 is a new move (all the previous times this position had been reached, 11... cxd5 was played). I will be fascinated to see if Ding Liren plays the Queen's Indian again this tournament: I would love to know if he has any ...
   Dec-11-22 Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 (replies)
Clement Fraud: Having lost my game with the white pieces yesterday - a club Saturday match - to an opponent employing Alekhine's Defense... I now find myself wondering if THIS is the way it should be done (outright aggression)!??? I'd always considered the Four Pawns Attack to be ...
   Nov-26-22 Timman vs Short, 1995 (replies)
Clement Fraud: It might just be me... but isn't 13.f3 a terrible move? 13.Bg5 is crying out to be played (surely)!?
   Nov-17-22 Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2003
Clement Fraud: Oh dear... I have just seen an error in my last analysis: 33.Kh3 is met with 33... Ne1 Ne3 34.Nf6! (and then if) 35.Rd1 Qxd1! 36.Nxd1 Nxh5 37.Bxh5 Rd8! ... then who knows... a hundred years from now, and I might be a grandmaster 🤔
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