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  MissScarlett: <Adams ahead of Chigorin, Bronstein and Topalov? Really?>

I put him in for the benefit of <posoo>, but he can have Tony Miles if he likes.

<Good list, but 30-35 might avoid some glaring omissions.>

As stated, this is the preliminary list to get the ball rolling. If the harvest is great, the workers may be few. Let's see who stumps up. Then we can just crack on, or alternatively, spend the next three months discussing formatting, typsetting, citations, etc.

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  offramp: <Paint My Dragon:...Good list, but 30-35 might avoid some glaring omissions.>

That was my first thought. A list of 25 with 16 places already taken is a tad small.

Besides, there's always going to be some malcontents who choose people like Greco or Aladdin or Planinc, just to take up space.

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I'd suggest cutting off the list at Kasparov, i.e. inactive players only.

At least then you could claim the work definitive.

I agree with many of <PmD>'s additions, but note the omission of Anderssen.

A true lion of chess, and historically very important.

Also, if Larsen, I'd like to see Gligoric - for contributions to opening theory, determined longevity, as well as top-level play throughout his career.

PS- I wish the project well, but you'll need <JFQ> if you really want to pull it off.

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  zanzibar: <Then we can just crack on, or alternatively, spend the next three months discussing formatting, typsetting, citations, etc.>

Yeah, good luck with that.

I'd suggest you kick the project off in a blog - showing us a working prototype of what you envision.

You'd have complete control over those issues, and if it's up to snuff, it would be easy enough to fold back in to <CG>.

I like wordpress, if only because I know it and find it useful.

Aug-21-16  Paint My Dragon: Yes, Tarrasch, Anderssen, Gligoric ... all good shouts guys.

Damn it, Eliskases and Najdorf would also be hard to ignore.

Aah, chess lists ... the perfect way to quell those post-Olympic blues.

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  MissScarlett: <I'd suggest cutting off the list at Kasparov, i.e. inactive players only.>

I wouldn't worry. At the current rate of progress, four respondents all suggesting I increase the workload, none volunteering to do any work, Magnus will be resident in Valhalla long before we get that far.

<At least then you could claim the work definitive.>

You'd better run that by Ed Winter first. But I disagree - I think the stats of current players would be the most useful and therefore popular. Take, for instance, the recent unbeaten run by MVL. It's just the kind of thing people would want to check up on. I'm sure this holds for all sports' sites. There's going to be more interest in the recent form of Andy Murray or Joe Root than in what Rod Laver or Kenny Barrington did in 1968.

<I wish the project well, but you'll need <JFQ> if you really want to pull it off.>

It's likely just <PMS>. She'll be back in good time.

Aug-21-16  gauer: Does anyone know whether any FIDE master titles or similar norms were awarded for the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2016) (and/or the open group)? P V Nandhidhaa may have came very close to Women's GM norm status. Some of the news reports coming from the official site seemed slightly biased in a translation to English but there wasn't much mention of whether the home-country player managed to pick one up.
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  zanzibar: I may be the master of drone,
but <MissS> is the unrivaled master of groan.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Miss Scarlet.

" four respondents all suggesting I increase the workload, none volunteering to do any work"

I'd be up for it if interested...just not interested. I just like adding Tarrasch's name to lists.

Hi gauer:

None of them.

A new FIDE mandate guided by political correctness forbids the awarding of any titles to children under 16 as it could make the other children feel inferior and turn them into unstable valium dependant adults with an inferiority complex bordering on complete madness.

Personally I blame the parents....and computers.

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  zanzibar: Tarrasch is mandatory, certainly.
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  Sally Simpson: Mandatory or not, It's me. I simply cannot resist adding Tarrasch's name to a list...any list.

Tarrasch should have got a norm at the 2016 World Junior Championship (Girls).

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  OhioChessFan: Adams? I know the British have essentially nothing, but really now?
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  Sally Simpson: That will be Weaver Warren Adams
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  OhioChessFan: <This match (January 1st - February 17th 1890) was the precursor to a world championship match against Wilhelm Steinitz, it was not, however, a candidates’ tournament.>

I am going to vote yes, but this sentence needs work. As almost always, "however" is unnecessary, and it's a run-on sentence. The first sentence should end after "Steinitz".

Aug-23-16  ljfyffe: <zed> I'm shocked that Justin Bieber's name has been omitted fron the nonactive players list; obviously, he used to play but got frustrated in the last over-the-board game he played: <You're only taking, and not giving anymore>(Overboard).

Please see to it that corrrective action is taken before his fans leave this site.

Aug-23-16  ljfyffe: *from
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  OhioChessFan: Per <JFQ> I think so far, so good, in what you have done. In the long term, I think maybe a self imposed suspension would be in order. The best way to make amends would be to then come back to work and help the site improve.

Per <Tabanus>, it's not so far, so good, as you have yet to admit the improper activity was improper. But do that, and a self imposed suspension, and come back with renewed spirit to improve the site.

Aug-24-16  posoo: ALLO urrahone, I can NOT tell if i am da butte of jokes around here but WHAT am i going to do with TONEY MEALS? That poor man was INSULTED by da philandoror and i would be PROUD to honor him.

Do I post da draft here?

"TONEY MEALS was a jolly old man who TRIED HIS BEST to do all da smashing in da world. He even showed dat ROBOT KARPUVE wat is wat by doing a funny little opuning just like POSOO. His English friends made fun of him INCLUDING NIGLUS SHOAT who took da opotrunity IN TONEY'S OBITUARY to brtag about having RELATIONS with Mr. Meals's girlfriend.

History will be kind ONLY to da mad genius, TONEY, and not his enamies."

Aug-24-16  Retireborn: Da old posoo, the man who put the tone into Toney :)
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  zanzibar: Since we're in the nayburhurd:

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  Boomie: <OhioChessFan: "however" is unnecessary>

There are uses for "however", however it should be used sparingly however you write it.

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  morfishine: <OhioChessFan: ...I think so far, so good, in what you have done. In the long term, I think maybe a self imposed suspension would be in order> I am not sure who you are referring to, but since I have so many miscreants on 'ignore', and do not know who you are referring to, I will completely defer to your judgment on this matter, and offer my entire support.

Of course, I'll withdraw my support if this individual turns out to be an incorrigible gutter dweller



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  zanzibar: <posoo> do you really want to contribute, or are you essentially trolling?

What are you interested in?

Tournaments, players, research, just plain helping out, ... what?

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  wordfunph: Literature, obviously. He is the James Joyce of cg, publishing his Ulysses here on instalment.
Aug-25-16  posoo: Zunzobor, i MYSELF do not know wat I am. Since da trubles i have been called a TROLL many times but my intentions are good. I am sad dat NOBODY on da site seems to agree with my asesment of TONEY MEALS and will continue to fight da good fight.

Dat said, i think i do NOT UNDERSTAND da point of da biogrufoy bistro, so maybe i shod not be TAKING UP SPACE in these hollowed holes.

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