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Clement Fraud
Member since Nov-24-16 · Last seen Feb-08-23
I live in the United Kingdom; my own playing strength (as ELO gradings might measure it) is roughly between 1500 & 1600; my favorite players are Veselin Topalov, Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand.
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   Clement Fraud has kibitzed 285 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-06-23 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: <Dionysius1> Where a player's back and second ranks are concerned, only said player's own pieces can protect it (since opposition Pawns are the only ones which can control - or invade - a player's 1st & 2nd rows). In our imagined position, the Bishop on b2 would be the ...
 
   Jan-24-23 A Erigaisi vs Rapport, 2023 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: A splendid miniature: after a very bold opening, Erigaisi then starts to play defensively... and his position collapses at an alarming rate. 13.h3 was terrible, and I find myself wondering if 12.Qd2 was really necessary!? I am not a strong player, and I've no access to a chess
 
   Jan-16-23 D Gukesh vs Ding Liren, 2023 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: Having checked out our database, it seems that 11... exd5 is a new move (all the previous times this position had been reached, 11... cxd5 was played). I will be fascinated to see if Ding Liren plays the Queen's Indian again this tournament: I would love to know if he has any ...
 
   Dec-11-22 Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973
 
Clement Fraud: Having lost my game with the white pieces yesterday - a club Saturday match - to an opponent employing Alekhine's Defense... I now find myself wondering if THIS is the way it should be done (outright aggression)!??? I'd always considered the Four Pawns Attack to be ...
 
   Nov-26-22 Timman vs Short, 1995 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: It might just be me... but isn't 13.f3 a terrible move? 13.Bg5 is crying out to be played (surely)!?
 
   Nov-17-22 Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2003
 
Clement Fraud: Oh dear... I have just seen an error in my last analysis: 33.Kh3 is met with 33... Ne1 Ne3 34.Nf6! (and then if) 35.Rd1 Qxd1! 36.Nxd1 Nxh5 37.Bxh5 Rd8! ... then who knows... a hundred years from now, and I might be a grandmaster 🤔
 
   Nov-14-22 Adams vs G Sargissian, 2022 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: My word... I feel proud of myself for figuring out this one: why did Michael Adams not play the obvious 15.d5 (?????) ; it's because 15... f5! refutes! This problem took me AGES to solve, hence the reason why my grade isn't very high.
 
   Nov-11-22 Kramnik vs A Zude, 1995
 
Clement Fraud: Arno Zude plays this game like Trifunović (the legendary GM who rarely dropped a game... but was not a superstar himself): 6... c6 ; 8... a6 ; 9... b5 (&) 10... a5 !?!?!? One would expect moves of this type to lose quickly against Vladimir Kramnik; and yet, Zude is able to ...
 
   Nov-07-22 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2022 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: This is a fascinating encounter, and I very much appreciate the Kibitiz analysis: Caruana's play here was as precise as Karpov at his peak. I don't reckon Black had much alternative to 24... d5, as his position was already inferior by then - and would likely have been crushed ...
 
   Nov-05-22 Topalov vs Shirov, 2004
 
Clement Fraud: <plang> Good evening comrade, I am grateful to you for highlighting this masterpiece, and for your analysis. The game features a type of position that I love to play - and from both sides of the board. I find myself wondering if Black could have tried 14... bxa4!? This ...
 
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