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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Jun-23-21
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 3122 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-21-21 stevemcd87 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: <stevemcd87> Robert Huebner - Robert Huebner Francois Philidor - Francois Philidor
   May-23-21 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Chessical: In his interview with Evgeny Surov, Karpov compains that the Soviet system actually favoured Kasparov: <Kasparov often repeats in his memoirs that it was he, not you, who was the victim of the system.> "Yes, this myth is one of his favourites. In fact, Kasparov has always ...
   May-23-21 I Wells vs G Lilley, 1981 (replies)
Chessical: Black had to play <9...Nh6> after themove played he cannot save a piece despite his best efforts.
   May-23-21 G Marco vs J Schwarz, 1895
Chessical: Marco shows that <13...h6> is a fatal mistake [DIAGRAM] <14. Qg6!!> and there is no satisfactory response.
   May-23-21 A Reggio vs H Wolf, 1903
Chessical: An accurate and efficient demolition of the opponent taking advantage that the Kinght cannot be taken except at the cost of Black's Queen [DIAGRAM] <22. Ne6+! >
   May-22-21 M Steinberg vs Karpov, 1969 (replies)
Chessical: Steinberg may have been able to hold the ending with: [DIAGRAM] <32. Kh3! > (heading for the Pawn on <e4>) Nc4 33. Kg4 Nxa3 34. Kf4 Nc2 35. Bc5 e3 36. f3 Na3 37. Bxe3
   May-22-21 Karpov vs M Steinberg, 1969
Chessical: Black resigns as he has run out of moves, [DIAGRAM] Black's King is fatally vulnerable and he has no constructive options: If <43...Kh7> then <44. f5!!> wins, as no matter how Black takes after <45 Rd4> he is mated. If <43...Kh8> then <44. Be4!!> ...
   May-19-21 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
Chessical: No, not even for ready money.
   May-18-21 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: <Tabanus> I would rather you remained in whatever capacity best suits you. We need all our talents in this difficult time to keep our historical investigations going.
   May-13-21 Capablanca vs W Batley, 1919
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] Batley could have perhaps drawn with: <39... Ree1> 40. Raxa6 Rh1+ 41. Kg3 Rc3+ 42. Kf4 Rxh4+ 43. Kg5 Rg4+ 44. Kxh5 Rxg6 45. Rxg6 b4 46. g4 b3 47. axb3 Rxb3 [DIAGRAM]
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