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Clement Fraud
Member since Nov-24-16 · Last seen Dec-02-22
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 279 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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 ...
 
   Nov-01-22 Topalov vs Anand, 2010
 
Clement Fraud: <ndg2> Thank-you very much for your insight. I'm a moderate club player myself; but, I once built up a winning position (with the white pieces) in this very line of the Lasker. I obtained the upper hand - following 8.Bg3 - against one of the strongest players in our ...
 
   Oct-28-22 Botvinnik vs Taimanov, 1953 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: <beatgiant> Sublime analysis Sir - of the same insight and quality as provided by Raymond Keene (!!) I can honestly say that I missed EVERYTHING following 21... Qxd4 (!!)
 
   Oct-28-22 Caruana vs Aronian, 2022 (replies)
 
Clement Fraud: <ndg2> <This is a draw variation, that one can probably learn by heart and it beats the Sophia rules.> Thanks for the information 👍 : I had no idea of this line being a forced draw.
 
   Oct-19-22 Vachier-Lagrave vs E Can, 2022
 
Clement Fraud: I don't like 14.Bxc5 : following a lengthy analysis of my own, I feel drawn towards 14.Bc4!? If Black responds with b6-b5, then White can retreat his Bishop to e2... after which the a5 square becomes vulnerable to Nb3-a5 ; and, if Black exchanges Knights at this point ...
 
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