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Member since Nov-03-03 · Last seen May-19-22
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 3166 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-30-22 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessical: <jessicafischerqueen> the game score for Maroczy vs Charousek, 1895 still does not incorporate your corrections despite the amendments to the viewable score. The computer analysis using the prior incorrect score needs to be removed. Do we have a process for that?
   Apr-27-22 Johannes Zukertort (replies)
Chessical: A large amount of biographical material about Zukertort is provided in an "Eastern Daily Press" article of Saturday 28 September 1872. It was written by the paper's chess correspondent I.O Howard Taylor. From the detail given this article seems to be from a personal interview with
   Apr-27-22 Steinitz vs A L Littleboy, 1869 (replies)
Chessical: <Z truth 000000001> Mr. A. L. Littleboy is mentioned in the Norwich Mercury of Saturday 21st April 1877. The article reports a simultaneous exhibition by Steinitz whose opponents, "most of them", were members of the "Norfolk and Norwich Chess Club". The Eastern Daily Press ...
   Apr-22-22 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921
Chessical: "DR LASKER REQUIRES 40 MINUTES TO DECIDE ON A CHESS MOVE. The sixth game in the contest for the world chess championship, which is proceeding in Havana between Senor Capablanca and Dr. Lasker was adjourned after 37 mores. The first eight moves came rapidly, but for the 15th Dr. ...
   Apr-22-22 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921
Chessical: "HAVANA, Sunday. On the resumption today of the tenth game in the contest for the world’s chess championship between Senor Capablanca and Lasker, the latter resigned after sixty-eight moves had been made. After Senor Capablanca had unsealed his sixty-fourth move from Saturday ...
   Mar-16-22 Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1912 (replies)
Chessical: <10... Nxg3> 11. fxg3 Be3 12. Nd5 Bxg5 is better. <15.Kd2> Rxg5 16.Rxh6 seems strong. [After 15.Qg4 as played:] [DIAGRAM] Black had to play <15... Rxg5!> 16. Qxf4 Qd7 17. Rxg5 hxg5 18. Qe5+ Qe7.
   Mar-15-22 Euwe vs Bisguier, 1948 (replies)
Chessical: Or 19... Qd7 20. Qxh6 c5 21. dxc5
   Mar-07-22 Yates vs O Chajes, 1923
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] Chajes should have won this game, but missed <48.g4!> taking the <f3> away from White's Knight. He similarly missed a win from a favourable position in his game against Grunfeld.
   Feb-19-22 Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893
Chessical: "The 20th game ran in the early stages much upon the same lines as the games which have preceded it, in which Tarrasch was second player, with the exception that the German master attempted a counter-attack early in the proceedings by playing 8...Nc6 (instead of the much better ...
   Feb-19-22 Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893
Chessical: "Game IV. of the match may be described as a veritable battle of giants, particularly remarkable in its ending. The game may be compared to a symphony with one theme. On the 10th move, Tarrasch began to advance his pawns on be Queen’s side, and on the 62nd move, when his ...
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