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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Nov-29-23
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 3324 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-10-23 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: Mr Osborn's obituary is in The Times of 11th October. It does not give his birth date nor the date of his death.
   Nov-05-23 G Gresser vs E Bykova, 1950
Chessical: Perhaps not! [DIAGRAM] <41. h5> Kd6 42. Ke2 Kd7 43. Kf3 d3 44. cxd3 cxd3 45. Ke3 <d2!> 46. Kxd2 Ke7 47. Ke3 Kf8 48. Kd4 Ke7 49. Kd5 Kf8 50. Kd6 Kg8 51. Kd7 Kh7 52. Ke7 Kg7 53. Ke8 Kg8 54. Kd7 Kh7 = [DIAGRAM]
   Oct-25-23 G Lilley vs I Demirel, 2007
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] <11...Bxh7!> Kxh7 12.Ng5+ Kg6 13. Qd3+ f5 14. exf6+ (ep) Kxf6 15.Bd2 e5 16. dxe5 Rxe5
   Oct-06-23 Georg Rotlewi
Chessical: 1/2 Extract from an article by Harald Ballo (Offenbach, Germany) from: "...The Swede Calle Erlandsson (quoted by Edward Winter in "Chess Note" 1392, vol. 6) maintains that Rotlewi's name was Gedali Abram, and not, as the above lexicons say, ...
   Oct-01-23 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
Chessical: Steinitz in Glasgow, evidencing the hardships of professional chess at the time: <Mr J.D Chambers, of Cardiff, sends the under-noted reminiscences, which have been told here before years ago, in other words, but may bear repetition. The contrast between the first appearance of ...
   Oct-01-23 Agnes Margaret Crum
Chessical: "CRANSTON TROPHY. Miss Crum, of the Edinburgh Ladies’ C.C., beat Mrs Sunter, Glasgow Ladies’ C.C., in the final of the Cranston Trophy, open for competition between members of these clubs. By winning this event Miss Crum brought the fourth cup to her club, for this year they ...
   Oct-01-23 Monte Carlo (1903)
Chessical: <CHESS. M. de Riviere has written to Captain Beaumont to tell him that the special prize of 250 francs which he gave for competition in the recent Monte Carlo Tourney has been awarded to G. Marco. M. de Riviere says that Captain Beaumont’s prize was given to Marco for the ...
   Sep-26-23 Chigorin vs G Marco, 1904
Chessical: "TARRASCH OF TIME-LIMIT. Dr. Tarrasch, referring to the game between Tchigorin and Marco at Cambridge Springs (lost by Tchigorin through exceeding his time limit), remarks that it was the best game played by Tchigorin in the tourney, yet it was scored against him " for reasons ...
   Sep-22-23 Jeremy Silman (replies)
Chessical: US Chess announcement. <US Chess has learned that IM Jeremy Silman died earlier this evening after a long illness. A very strong player, Silman was best known as one of the most popular chess authors of all time. He was truly America's chess teacher.>
   Sep-14-23 W Winter vs Capablanca, 1931 (replies)
Chessical: <CAPABLANCA'S LUCK VICTORY THROUGH UNEXPECTED ERROR. What Capablanca described as the most remarkable mistake ever made against him in his chess career occurred in a game played yesterday by one of the English masters the international chess tournament at Hastings. The ...
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