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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Jun-27-22
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 3177 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-21-22 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: Does anyone know of an amateur tournament in Ostend in 1910? The "Reading Observer" of Saturday 22 April 1911 quotes a game between Heilmann and Rotlevy stating: <"The following game was played in the recent amateur tourney at Ostend between the first and second prize ...
   Jun-21-22 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: <Messiah> Thank you, it's working now.
   Jun-12-22 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2022 (replies)
Chessical: <22. Qb5?> Qxf3+! 23. Kxf3 Nh4 mate.
   Jun-12-22 Chigorin vs H Wolf, 1902 (replies)
Chessical: Chigorin played Wolf on the last years of his career when the Russian master was worn down by poor health. Wolf was his bete noir - Game Collection: Chigorin's bête noire
   Jun-08-22 Bad Pistyan (1922) (replies)
Chessical: From the report (in German) on the Chessbase website: <As the tournament book records, the tournament "according to Breyer's plan" was to be a "true peace tournament in which many champions could take part and therefore be able to measure ...
   Jun-05-22 Tarrasch - Schlechter (1911)
Chessical: Trying to calculate the value in today's currency is very approximate, but the prizes appear to be about £8,000/$9,992 and £13,300/16,613. Assuming: £100 in 1911 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £5,309 today (1) and that there were 20.4 marks to the pound in 1911 ...
   Jun-03-22 A Beni vs Korchnoi, 1969
Chessical: I believe that Beni may have been able to hold this game by [DIAGRAM] by playing <32.Ke1> (1) after 32...Rxc2 33.Kd1 the black rook cannot go to c4 due to the knight fork check. (2) if black plays <32....Bb6> then 33.Rd2 Rg1+ 34.Ke2 Rh1 35.Kd3
   May-28-22 T Rakic vs A Bradvarevic, 1957
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] <35.Qd4> was better.
   May-19-22 I Radulov vs Taimanov, 1973
Chessical: <King.Arthur.Brazil> [DIAGRAM] <30. Nxb5> loses to <30...Ra2>
   Apr-27-22 Johannes Zukertort (replies)
Chessical: A large amount of biographical material about Zukertort is provided in an "Eastern Daily Press" article of Saturday 28 September 1872. It was written by the paper's chess correspondent I.O Howard Taylor. From the detail given this article seems to be from a personal interview with
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