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Clement Fraud
Member since Nov-24-16 · Last seen Jul-02-22
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 259 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-28-22 Caruana vs Nepomniachtchi, 2022 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: Caruana's play appeared to lack direction: Nigel Short demonstrated a more purposeful strategy - versus this variation - Short vs Timman, 1989
 
   Jun-07-22 Anand vs Carlsen, 2022 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: When Black moves his King-Bishop a second time - 5... Be7 - it simply leaves him a tempo down on the Hungarian Defense: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 It seems difficult to believe that Magnus Carlsen, a champion whose play is often better than that of a Stockfish engine, could ...
 
   May-12-22 Ponomariov vs Huebner, 2000 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: <DaltriDiluvi> Many thanks for bringing this fine game to everyone's attention, and also for the puzzle. Ponomariov is one of my favorite GMs, and he's probably the most gifted of his contemporaries at beating the French Defense ! You say that Black missed a chance (to ...
 
   May-06-22 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: I love games like this: so much can be learned from the Stockfish encounters with AlphaZero. Being of a more lowly playing strength, I had to analyze 10.e4 for some time; in the end I discovered that by capturing the Pawn - 10... dxe4 (followed by 11.Ng5) - White will be able ...
 
   Apr-11-22 Nakamura vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: Nakamura is one of my favorite grandmasters - one that could offer a superior challenge to Magnus Carlsen (at least, better than any of MC's recent contenders). 10.Bb5 looks bizarrely passive; and while I don't claim to possess much in the way of positional expertise, I can't ...
 
   Apr-09-22 Adams vs Kramnik, 2004
 
Clement Fraud: <plang> Many thanks for your analysis, and for bringing this excellent game to my attention. I had long wondered why Kramnik hasn't played a Sicilian Defense - in a classical tournament encounter - since 2005 (with the sole exception of game 11 versus Anand in 2008) ...
 
   Apr-01-22 Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997
 
Clement Fraud: The stronger players in our community may well pull me to pieces for this - but I think 9.e4 leaves White with too much unconsolidated space - and 9.a5 might have provided better chances for him to exploit Black's congested position!? 9.a5 frees the a4 square for White's ...
 
   Mar-24-22 A Predke vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2022 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: 23... Bxb2+ 24.Qxb2 Qxb2+ 25.Kxb2 fxe4 26.Rf4+ Ke7 27.Rg7+ Ke8 28.Bh5+ 1-0
 
   Mar-24-22 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: I learn a little more each day: I believe <Ulhumbrus> hit the nail on the head by highlighting 21.Rh2? (weak, compared with 21.O-O!). Magnus Carlsen clearly shares the view of <Ulhumbrus>, since in his game against Karjakin last year - Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2021 - ...
 
   Mar-23-22 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016
 
Clement Fraud: A fascinating encounter: 9.b3 and 10.Nxc6 were both substandard choices. I love the way Nakamura was able to keep Queens on the board, exposing the poverty (behind the idea) of 13.Qe1 ; and following 20... d5 and 21... dxe4 - the White King was so exposed that a lesser player ...
 
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