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Clement Fraud
Member since Nov-24-16 · Last seen Aug-03-20
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 171 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-07-20 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: <DrMAL> <I'm quite sure Kasparov prepared this opening with usual meticulous care, but seemingly forgot to play the intermediate move 13...a5. After 13...a5 14.a3 Be7 the exchange sequence starting with 15.Bxf6 is no longer favorable for white. Here, white's best is ...
 
   Jul-02-20 Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998
 
Clement Fraud: I feel certain that 8... c5 is a critical error - it leaves the Black queenside as easy pickings for white. I reckon that 8... Be6, with the idea of... c6 and ... Bd5 to follow, would have provided an adequate game for Black.
 
   Jun-27-20 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2017
 
Clement Fraud: Topalov made a clear error with 09.dxc5 : now if... 09.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Bxe7! Nxe7 11.dxc5 Nxc5 12.b4! ... which is surely winning for White!? or 11....... Qa5 12.a3? ... looks better for White (I believe). ... Or if 09.cxd5 exd5 10.dxc5 g5 11.Bg3 Nxc5 ...
 
   May-18-20 Adams vs Hydra, 2005
 
Clement Fraud: I can't help thinking that 3... Nf6 should have given white the advantage in a closed Sicilian; but for some reason following this, Adams then opts for an inferior open Sicilian!??
 
   May-03-20 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003
 
Clement Fraud: From where I am sitting - and without any computer aid - Topalov missed a rather obvious try on his move number seven: 7... Qb6 (!?)
 
   Apr-19-20 Tata Steel Masters (2019) (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: Vladimir Kramnik hasn't played a serious classical tournament since this one... he really needs to get back before the rust sets in.
 
   Mar-22-20 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019
 
Clement Fraud: <SChesshevsky> <Thinking maybe 10.Qc2 then if ...Bxe5 11.Nxe5 O-O 12.Be2 Nbd7 13.f4 gets the same white benefits but gives black less play. Or maybe Karjakin had something better after the ...c5, f5 complications that show ...a6 ...h6 unwise.> My own suspicion is ...
 
   Mar-22-20 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Grischuk, 2020
 
Clement Fraud: Some superb ideas in this game from Vachier-Lagrave - although I don't know if the ideas were original: V-L's Knight on c3 & Rook on e1 offered an open invitation to black's dark square Bishop (to plant itself on b4)... which Grischuk duly did; but the shattered queenside ...
 
   Feb-28-20 Short vs Karpov, 1997
 
Clement Fraud: I think that 27... Rcd8 (planning ... Qd7 followed by ... Bxf5) would have been fine for Black. This game sees some excellent chess played by both participants, but I do feel that the quality of Karpov's contribution has been overlooked here: aside from his blunder he gave a ...
 
   Feb-17-20 A Zatonskih vs B Marinello, 2010
 
Clement Fraud: Following many hours of ponder, I've come to the conclusion that 6... a6 is the best move for Black in this position. I was very pleased, therefore, to find a game already featuring the move; it's just a shame that Ms Marinello did not follow through her idea very well. The ...
 
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