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Clement Fraud
Member since Nov-24-16 · Last seen Apr-01-23
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 287 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-28-23 P Maghsoodloo vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
Clement Fraud: It will probably prove foolish of me to say... but surely the 'whole point' of the Exchange variation is that White keeps open the option of playing f2-f3 🤔 So why was it, therefore, that Maghsoodloo didn't play f2-f3 - the obvious choice - on move number eight?????
   Mar-11-23 Tal vs V Akopian, 1992
Clement Fraud: A masterpiece. I am not able to 'get my head around' this level of expertise. I have no embarrassment, therefore, by admitting I've no understanding of the moves 11.Bxf6 🤔 & 12.Bxc6 🤔 I can only imagine - that once Akopian had constructed his center - Tal then judged ...
   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)
   Nov-05-22 Topalov vs Shirov, 2004
   Nov-01-22 Topalov vs Anand, 2010
   Oct-28-22 Botvinnik vs Taimanov, 1953 (replies)
   Oct-28-22 Caruana vs Aronian, 2022 (replies)
   Oct-19-22 Vachier-Lagrave vs E Can, 2022
   Oct-15-22 Keene vs Tal, 1973
   Oct-05-22 Thi Kim Phung Vo vs Qi Guo, 2016
   Sep-06-22 Carlsen vs Niemann, 2022 (replies)
   Aug-19-22 Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2022
   Jul-27-22 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-22-22 Illescas Cordoba vs Kramnik, 1993
   Jul-19-22 Rapport vs Radjabov, 2022 (replies)
   Jun-28-22 Caruana vs Nepomniachtchi, 2022 (replies)
   Jun-07-22 Anand vs Carlsen, 2022 (replies)
   May-12-22 Ponomariov vs Huebner, 2000 (replies)
   May-06-22 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-11-22 Nakamura vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-09-22 Adams vs Kramnik, 2004
   Apr-01-22 Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 (replies)
   Mar-24-22 A Predke vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2022 (replies)
   Mar-24-22 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-23-22 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016
   Mar-23-22 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2012
   Mar-17-22 Rapport vs D Andreikin, 2022 (replies)
   Mar-14-22 Rapport vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2022
   Mar-12-22 Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-10-22 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989
   Mar-09-22 Yusupov vs Hodgson, 1993
   Mar-07-22 M Rivas Pastor vs Karpov, 1994 (replies)
   Feb-12-22 Nakamura vs Rapport, 2022 (replies)
   Feb-11-22 A Esipenko vs Nakamura, 2022
   Feb-04-22 Short vs M Chapman, 1983 (replies)
   Jan-29-22 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-27-22 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-26-22 Karjakin vs Rapport, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-24-22 J van Foreest vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-22-22 Giri vs Dubov, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-21-22 A Esipenko vs Carlsen, 2022
   Jan-21-22 D Dardha vs J B Bjerre, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-21-22 Mamedyarov vs Duda, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-20-22 Karjakin vs Giri, 2022 (replies)
   Jan-15-22 84th Tata Steel Masters (2022) (replies)
   Dec-27-21 Karpov vs Spassky, 1974
   Dec-27-21 Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1961 (replies)
   Dec-25-21 Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2021 (replies)
   Dec-20-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 (replies)
   Dec-18-21 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2021
   Dec-10-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Dec-07-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Dec-06-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Dec-03-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 (replies)
   Dec-01-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Nov-30-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 (replies)
   Nov-29-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Nov-27-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 (replies)
   Nov-26-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Nov-25-21 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi World Championship Match (2021) (replies)
   Nov-18-21 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992 (replies)
   Nov-16-21 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
   Nov-05-21 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-28-21 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018
   Jun-15-21 Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2021 (replies)
   May-09-21 Giri vs Kramnik, 2016
   Apr-21-21 Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 (replies)
   Apr-16-21 Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2020
   Mar-31-21 Anand vs Topalov, 2010
   Feb-17-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-16-21 Hartston vs Miles, 1973 (replies)
   Feb-13-21 Timoshenko vs M Mrva, 1994
   Feb-13-21 Timman vs Karpov, 1988 (replies)
   Feb-08-21 D Anton Guijarro vs Giri, 2021
   Feb-04-21 T Brookfield vs I Hakki, 2008
   Feb-03-21 Wojtaszek vs Caruana, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-29-21 A Esipenko vs D Anton Guijarro, 2021
   Jan-29-21 A Esipenko vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-20-21 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005
   Jan-15-21 B Perenyi vs I Marasescu, 1985
   Jan-12-21 Shirov vs Van Wely, 2007
   Jan-10-21 G Milos vs Polgar, 1996
   Dec-11-20 Anand vs V Keymer, 2019
   Dec-04-20 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 (replies)
   Dec-04-20 Hort vs Polgar, 1987
   Dec-01-20 C Andersson vs S Palsson, 2009
   Jul-07-20 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 (replies)
   Jul-02-20 Karpov vs Polgar, 1998 (replies)
   Jun-27-20 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2017
   May-18-20 Adams vs Hydra, 2005
   May-03-20 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 (replies)
   Apr-19-20 Tata Steel Masters (2019) (replies)
   Mar-22-20 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019
   Mar-22-20 Vachier-Lagrave vs Grischuk, 2020 (replies)
   Feb-28-20 Short vs Karpov, 1997
   Feb-17-20 A Zatonskih vs B Marinello, 2010
   Feb-13-20 Kasparov vs Larsen, 1982 (replies)
   Feb-10-20 Kasparov vs Timman, 1991 (replies)
   Jan-28-20 R Praggnanandhaa vs Topalov, 2020 (replies)
   Jan-26-20 So vs Carlsen, 2020 (replies)
   Jan-16-20 de Firmian vs I Sokolov, 1996
   Jan-05-20 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-03-20 Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-25-19 Kasparov vs Timman, 1989 (replies)
   Dec-14-19 Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Dec-12-19 Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001
   Dec-03-19 Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 (replies)
   Nov-29-19 Karjakin vs Anand, 2019
   Nov-15-19 K Mesropov vs Kramnik, 1991
   Oct-13-19 Shirov vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
   Oct-05-19 Miles vs Timman, 1981 (replies)
   Sep-29-19 Karpov vs Geller, 1983
   Sep-24-19 D Maric vs Kupreichik, 1994
   Sep-23-19 Andersson vs Short, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-22-19 Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2019
   Sep-22-19 Duda vs Kramnik, 2019
   Sep-19-19 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 (replies)
   Sep-14-19 Anand vs Adams, 1994
   Aug-26-19 Shankland vs Carlsen, 2019
   Mar-31-19 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-14-19 C Lutz vs Kramnik, 1996
   Mar-01-19 Adams vs Kramnik, 2013
   Feb-02-19 Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 (replies)
   Jan-18-19 Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2019 (replies)
   Dec-25-18 Short vs Karjakin, 2018
   Nov-22-18 G Jones vs Aronian, 2018
   Nov-21-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-19-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-17-18 Mamedyarov vs Kramnik, 2018
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-15-18 L Lee vs P Dempsey, 1999
   Nov-13-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-11-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-09-18 Topalov vs Timman, 1996
   Nov-08-18 Fischer vs Tal, 1961 (replies)
   Nov-08-18 Kramnik vs Adams, 2017
   Nov-03-18 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-01-18 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Oct-13-18 Tal vs Andersson, 1983 (replies)
   Sep-19-18 Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Aug-21-18 J Hvenekilde vs O I Fystro, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-16-18 Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2006
   Jul-15-18 Kramnik vs Nisipeanu, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-28-18 Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2014
   Jun-20-18 Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1991
   Jun-19-18 Kramnik vs Piket, 2001
   Jun-15-18 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
   May-18-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018
   Apr-20-18 Carlsen vs Navara, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-15-18 Kasparov vs Short, 1993 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-07-18 Caruana vs Y Hou, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-04-18 A Speijer vs F Englund, 1913 (replies)
   Feb-22-18 Anand vs K Georgiev, 1997
   Jan-21-18 Giri vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-14-18 Caruana vs G Jones, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-13-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-08-18 Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005
   Jan-02-18 Keres vs M Feigin, 1937 (replies)
   Dec-30-17 Fischer vs Stein, 1967 (replies)
   Dec-25-17 Polgar vs Morozevich, 2000
   Dec-21-17 Ivanchuk vs So, 2015
   Dec-19-17 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Dec-16-17 Short vs Karpov, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-11-17 Anand vs So, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-10-17 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-07-17 Adams vs Nakamura, 2017
   Dec-05-17 Carlsen vs Anand, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-24-17 J Hector vs C Hartman, 1996
   Nov-11-17 Timman vs Short, 1993
   Nov-11-17 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-10-17 A Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-30-17 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-29-17 M J Tempone vs J Perez Cascella, 2001
   Sep-26-17 Tarjan vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-23-17 Caruana vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-23-17 W Schmidt vs J Lewi, 1968 (replies)
   Sep-22-17 V Fedoseev vs D Bocharov, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-20-17 So vs Ding Liren, 2017
   Sep-15-17 F Vallejo Pons vs So, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-12-17 Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-12-17 Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 (replies)
   Aug-25-17 Timman vs Nunn, 1975
   Aug-07-17 J Houska vs P Shaw, 2017
   Jul-21-17 Nisipeanu vs Kramnik, 2017
   Jun-21-17 C Chaplin vs Reshevsky, 1923 (replies)
   Jun-18-17 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   May-28-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
   May-20-17 Kasparov vs Short, 1993 (replies)
   May-20-17 Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (replies)
   Apr-01-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Mar-28-17 Topalov vs Polgar, 2008
   Feb-21-17 P Shaw vs Adams, 2016
   Feb-15-17 Topalov vs Polgar, 2007
   Jan-21-17 Topalov vs Caruana, 2016
   Jan-17-17 Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   Jan-15-17 So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-12-17 J Cobb vs Adams, 2002 (replies)
   Jan-07-17 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 (replies)
   Jan-03-17 Rilton Cup (2016/17) (replies)
   Jan-01-17 Karpov vs Klovans, 1971 (replies)
   Dec-29-16 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Dec-29-16 Topalov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-28-16 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-27-16 Nakamura vs Topalov, 2013
   Dec-19-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
   Dec-18-16 Aronian vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-18-16 Topalov vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-17-16 Topalov vs So, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-16-16 Adams vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-13-16 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-12-16 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-11-16 Topalov vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
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