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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Oct-21-21
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 3130 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-15-21 George Marshall Norman
Chessical: Updated link for biography -
   Sep-14-21 Capablanca vs J L Cassilly, 1909 (replies)
Chessical: Is not 46.Re5 stronger? [DIAGRAM] As played, Capalanca loses two pawns.
   Aug-22-21 stevemcd87 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: On the Chess players' directory page the letter A does not return any players. Other letters do provide an appropriate list.
   Aug-13-21 Pillsbury vs S Clarence / M J Thompson, 1900 (replies)
Chessical: Pillsbury pushes too hard and with <16.Qxb7?> he loses. If <16.Qxe5> then 20...Qa3 wins immediately.
   Jul-23-21 L Barden vs Korchnoi, 1960
Chessical: Barden's position collapses from equal to dead lost after <25. Bb5?> [DIAGRAM] He obviously did not appreciate that his Bishop could be taken due to the <d4!> resource exploiting his trapped King.
   Jul-02-21 H Jacobs vs H B Uber, 1912
Chessical: Uber could have held a draw after: [DIAGRAM] <33...gxh4> For instance, 34. Bxh6 Qxh6 35. Bxe6 Rxe6 36. Rxf7 Rf6+ 37. Rxf6 Qxf6+ 38. Kg2 Rxe5 39. dxe5 Qf4 40. e6 Qg3+ 41. Kf1 Qh3+ 42. Ke1 Qc3+ 43. Qd2
   Jul-02-21 C H Sherrard vs H Shoosmith, 1905
Chessical: Sherrard and Shoosmith had a sensational termination. Shoosmith played a Sicilian defence, and the game went on somewhat original lines. Sherrard, who is one of the most enterprising of players, brought both his bishops forward with a flourish on the king's side and then played ...
   Jul-02-21 V Soultanbeieff vs Sultan Khan, 1930 (replies)
Chessical: If Black takes the Knight, it appears that he cannot then avoid a perpetual check. [DIAGRAM] For instance: <17...gxh4> 18. Qxh6 Qd8 19. e5 Ndxe5 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Rxe5 dxe5 22. gxh4 f5 23. Qg6+ or <18...Nce5> 19. f4 Ng6 20. f5 Nge5 21. Qg5+ Kh7 22. Qxh4+ Kg8 23. Qg5+
   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.
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