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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen Nov-29-22
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 3231 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-14-22 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Chessical: Now completed as: Game Collection: Ostend 1906 and awaiting voting into the official collection record.
   Nov-09-22 N Cortlever vs A H Trott, 1953
Chessical: Cortlever's attack after <20. Ng5> should not have led to a rapid win: [DIAGRAM] As <20... Nf8> holds after 21. Bxf6 hxg4 22. Bxd8 Rxd8 23. Qf5 Qc7 = [DIAGRAM]
   Nov-01-22 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Chessical: < Karpov is known as a Putin ultra-loyalist but has called for an end to the war in Ukraine 'so that peaceful people will stop dying.' He is just the latest member of Russia's elite to end up dead or seriously hurt since the invasion began.> ...
   Oct-29-22 Duras vs Vidmar, 1909
Chessical: <14... c5!> seems to be a better way to proceed.
   Oct-28-22 Michael Basman (replies)
Chessical: The obituary written by Peter Doggers An excerpt: <His iconoclastic approach and the encouragement he gave to young players marked Basman as a true lover of the game, and his passion for chess was perhaps the greatest and most ...
   Oct-08-22 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: The following are up for a vote to become an official game collection. Game Collection: Charousek - Maroczy Game Collection: Lasker - Janowski Exhibition Match Game Collection: Ostend 1906 , which completes one of the late User: Phony Benoni's projects. Please visit: Game ...
   Oct-04-22 Dufresne vs Anderssen, 1851 (replies)
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] After 11. c3 O-O 12. Be3 Re8 13. Qc2 Rxe5, Black has the better position.
   Oct-03-22 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896
Chessical: "THE LASKER-STEINITZ CHESS MATCH. (Through Reuters Agent.) MOSCOW, Dec. 10. The ninth game in the Lasker-Steinitz Chess Match was played today and resulted in a draw at the thirty-fourth move. The ninth game arrived last night. If it had not been one of the series it would hardly ...
   Sep-18-22 stevemcd87 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: Strange anomaly, despite having a Premium account, the Players page shows adverts when I use Firefox - Version 104.0.2 (64 bit). I have sent an email with a screen capture. This does not seem to occur in either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
   Sep-14-22 chessforum (replies)
Chessical: <Why assume the change is deliberate?> Because it seemed so very unlikely that it was inadvertent. Restricting the size of contributions is a fundamental revision to the operation of this site.
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