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Aug-22-17
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  MissScarlett: <Is anybody interested in trying out the new and improved SCID v4.4/(4.5) hybrid?>

Nobody.

Aug-22-17
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  zanzibar: <Nobody> Yes, you might be correct - at least on this forum. That would be a little sad (not for me, per se, but more generally).

Still, <Missy>, you seem anxious to jump the gun, for some reason. After all, the post isn't even 24 hours old.

.

Aug-22-17
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  chessgames.com: <Magpye: Ok, so if I understand correctly, you can generate a FEN but you can't copy-and-paste it.>

We just took a measure to end that deficiency. Please see chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #27976) for more information.

Aug-22-17
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  MissScarlett: <<Is anybody interested in trying out the new and improved SCID v4.4/(4.5) hybrid?>>

How about a hybrid that doesn't require <Event> and <Site> strings to sort tournaments? <Event> and <EventDate> would be more logical and parsimonious.

Aug-23-17
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  MissScarlett: < After all, the post isn't even 24 hours old.>

48 hours and counting. I must be prophetic.

Aug-23-17  N0B0DY: <MissScarlett: <Is anybody interested in trying out the new and improved SCID v4.4/(4.5) hybrid?> Nobody.

<zanzibar: <Nobody> Yes, you might be correct - at least on this forum. That would be a little sad>>

This is a most important question, which I know not how you can answer.

Aug-25-17  gauer: Batumi last year hosted the World Cadets U12 (2016) (6 of 12 of the youngest World Cadet's sections), and this time Pocos de Caldas: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr295... (click a choice of age category in "Tournament selection" and then there are (6 different) links to pgn download files at the "games" link for those interested, currently about round 5 of 11 total) hosts those groups at Brazil, consisting of a couple of Candidate masters on that top board for the U12 open section.

Some edits of mine (see Recent Edits Page, partial list, feel free to expand on the biographies as it necessitates...) for period of 24th-25th August 2017 involved also mentioning a sort of "roster" for my pal Hal Bond (IA, IO), running a tournament next month at Montevideo: http://chess-results.com/tnr297049.... Uruguay for the upper sections (compared to World Youth Championship U18 (2016) and World Youth Championship U16 (Girls) (2016) last time for "non-cadet" groups).

Aug-25-17  gauer: If Chessgames Bookie chessforum is watching, perhaps they're interested in a pick-the favourite's finishes of some of the high-ranked seeds of those top 6 sections (ie how many of the top 5 (or whatever number you choose...) seeds in each might finish in a top 10 ranking, etc):

Arseniy Nesterov (2380, untitled), CM Pawel Teclaf (2373), CM Kazybek Nogerbek (2358) U14 open, etc; WFM Bibisara Assaubayeva (2421), FIDE Master/ WFM Nurgyul Salimova (2320), WIM Elizaveta Solozhenkina (2200), etc (U14 women); FM Andrey Esipenko (2504), IM Viktor Gazik (2476), FM Timur Fakhrutdinov (2441), etc (U16); WIM Polina Shuvalova (2383), Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (2271, untitled), serbia's WFM Marina Gajcin (2263), etc (U16 women); GM Dmitrij Kollars (2514), IM Olexandr Triapishko (2511), Roven Vogel (2493), etc (U18); WIM Laura Unuk (2343), Alexandra Obolentseva (2300), WFM Teodora Injac (2279), etc (U18 women)

May the Bistro isn't the place to ask, but are ratings here inflated or deflated much compared to a dacde ago, and how tdo the number of titles of each type awarded compare as a FIDE measuring stick as well?!

Sep-01-17
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  chessgames.com: It's been pointed out that Goran L Andersson, born 1956, could not possibly have played in the junior event "Hallsberg - int'l jr" like we have on his page.
Sep-01-17
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  chessgames.com: The same person left this link to help — http://www.chessbites.com/Games.asp...
Sep-02-17
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  Tabanus: Hallsberg int'l jr was a New Year event, with a report in TfS no. 1 1976. No Andersson reached 50%, but he is mentioned in the game vs. Doucet as "G. Andersson, Trollhättan". In the blitz event afterwards there was playing a "Göran Andersson". Most likely: http://larsgrahn.blogspot.no/2015/0...
Sep-02-17
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  Tabanus: <CG> Trollhättan is near to Göteborg (Gothenburg) where he lived in the later years. He died in "early April" 2015. I'd make a new "Goran Andersson" page.
Sep-02-17
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  chessgames.com: Thanks, Tabanus.
Sep-07-17
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  chessgames.com: A member emailed:

<Hello Daniel:

I was contacted by Dr. Ami Barav, Law consultant of European Union, father of chess master Israel Rabinovich-Barav.
His father biography published online: http://www.israel-rabinovich-barav....

Ami Barav sent me scans of original documents, pictures and note book pages of his father. This is an important peace of Palestine (Eretz Israel) and Israel chess history.>

I converted the document he sent me into PDF format and uploaded it here: http://www.chessgames.com/documents...

Do we have any games of this fellow? (I don't believe he is Izrail Rabinovich.) If he's not already in the database we can transcribe at least one from this page and start one: http://www.israel-rabinovich-barav.....

Sep-08-17
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  MissScarlett: We don't get out of bed for less than £200 an hour.
Sep-08-17
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  hemy: <chessgames.com>I was the "member" that emailed you. To that email was attached zip file with 31 games of Israel Barav- Rabinovich.

I have one game more - against Berthold Koch that was taken from the note book of Rabinovich-Barav. It is missing the place and the tournament description.

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1947.02.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rabinovich-Barav, Israel"]
[Black "Koch, Berthold"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A45"]
[PlyCount "45"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 b6 4. Ne2 Bb7 5. O-O c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. exd4 Be7 8. Nd2 O-O 9. f4 Nc6 10. Nf3 Rc8 11. Ng3 h6 12. Ne5 Bd6 13. Qe2 Qc7 14. Bd2 g6 15. Rae1 Kg7 16. f5 Ne7 17. fxg6 fxg6 18. Nxg6 Bxg3 19. Nxe7 Bxe1 20. Bxh6+ Kf7 21. Nxc8 Rxc8 22. Bg5 Rh8 23. Rxf6+ 1-0

The pdf you created was sent to me by Ami Barav as a Word document. I can translate the captions related to any picture you wish. The top Israel chess players at this time period, primer minister David Ben-Gurion and minister of Justice Pinchas Rosen (he signed the Israel Independence declaration) are presented in this collection.

I placed the pictures (some of them retouched) in my Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eia0mi3p...

Sure it is not Izrail Rabinovich

Sep-08-17
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  hemy: <chessgames.com><father of chess master Israel Rabinovich-Barav.> My mistake, it should be "son of chess master Israel Rabinovich-Barav".

The zip file I sent includes 31 pgn files.

The website http://www.israel-rabinovich-barav.... was created by Jewish chess historian Avital Pilpel (http://jewishchesshistory.blogspot....). It includes 27 games + game with Berthold Koch.

Two of his games were found by me in "Palestine Post" (today "Jerusalem Post").

Alan McGowan (chess historian, author of to be published book about Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter) contributed to this project by making research in German periodicals and discovering games and details about the tournaments and opponents of Rabinovich, who was a student in Germany (1926-1933).

Sep-10-17
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  Chessical: A little piece of chess history. An inter-contimetal computer chess game using short wave radio communications.

CHARLY (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule -ETH) program v Mac Hack VI (MIT)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 Bxe5 8.dxe5 Nc6 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Qf3 Bf5 11. Qxf5 Qxd3 12. Nc3 Nc5 13. Qxd3 Nxd3 14.f4 Rfd8 15. Rf3 Rd7 16. Ne4 Rad8 17. b3 Rd4 18. Nc3 Ne1 19. Rg3 Nc2 20. Rb1 Kf8 21. Nb5 Rd1+ 22. Kf2 R8d7 23. Ke2 R1d5 24. a4 N6d4+ 25. Nxd4 Nxd4+ 26. Kf2 Nf5 27. Ba3+ c5 28. Rc3 Rd2+ 29. Kg1 b6 30. g4 Nd4 31. Kh1 Nc2 32. Bc1 Re2 33. Bb2 Ne3 34. h3 Rd1+ 35. Rxd1 Nxd1 36. Ba1 Nxc3 37. Bxc3 Rc2 38. Be1 Rc1 39. g5 Rxe1+ 40. Kg2 Re4 41. b4 cxb4 0-1

This was played in October 1968

"Each of the programs made use of standard opening moves from "Modern Chess Openings" and other books of chess openings during the early part of the game, as opposed to computing its moves."

Source: http://ljkrakauer.com/LJK/60s/hamch...

Sep-10-17
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  chessgames.com: <hemy> <I was the "member" that emailed you.> Yes, I know, I just presume a confidentially on all emails.

<To that email was attached zip file with 31 games of Israel Barav- Rabinovich.> Ah of course, the attachment I didn't open.

Anyhow here's one game to get us started. Israel Rabinovich-Barav

<The pdf you created was sent to me by Ami Barav as a Word document. I can translate the captions related to any picture you wish.>

I turned it into a PDF because it's considered bad form to have people download Word Documents for several reasons. But yes, if you send me a version with Hebrew and English side-by-side it would be even more valuable.

Feel free to link to that PDF in the biography; we won't move the link anywhere else.

Sep-10-17
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  hemy: <chessgames.com> -thanks. I will create a version with Hebrew and English side by side (and add additional information about some chess players on the pictures).

BTW - Dr. Ami Barav expressed his intend to visit Toronto for meeting with me and Alan McGowan.

Sep-13-17
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  chessgames.com: Great. We'll have to select a choice photo for his page.
Sep-15-17  gauer: Asian Continental Championships (Women) (2016) (kibitz #5) regarding players like Asian Continental Championships (Women) (2016)/Bayar Anu

round 1: black vs Ramesh Babu Vaishali

round 3: black vs Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya

round 4: white vs Iman Hasan Mohammed Al-Rufaye

etc for rounds 8,9.

https://ratings.fide.com/view_sourc... and https://ratings.fide.com/view_games... sometimes BOTH (ie pgn viewer and table of opponents) get listed under https://ratings.fide.com/archive.ph... (use Uzbekistan, 2016 July in the drop-downs on that page) or to look up a FIDE event advertisement, there is https://www.fide.com/calendar/fide-... (their Calendar and archive). It looks like you're mainly editing tables for now, but if you're also adding any polish onto the tid biographies, then using the <Calendar } Archive> menu under the fide page instead of just <Ratings } Archive> could also be useful.

Sep-15-17  gauer: A link: http://www.europechess.org/anna-ush... (from https://www.fide.com/index.php?opti... } http://www.fide.com/component/conte... ) points to a slightly different tournament summary than some of the official news posted from back when the event was held.

Unfortunately though, when looking up a CAL-archive, FIDE's pages seldom seem to point into the more finished RATINGS-archive link pages, and so it helps to know a date range and country look-up if trying to use only the FIDE links (not sure how things work for old tournament look-ups when not registered on their site).

Sep-15-17  gauer: A final minor point is that some editors get to see the full player list of players with > 0 games, but I wasn't sure if that was what you were asking about at chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #28175) - hopefully getting a <Scoreboard Style (d) O Leaderboard * List of Names> (from something like http://www.chessgames.com/perl/nomi... added this link to reference the following quote) - "The 'List of Names' is usually not desirable, but is necessary in team-events, knock-out formats, and other cases where simply ordering players by the number of points they have accumulated is not appropriate." (d)) looking slightly more complete.

I'm not sure if a tid like tid=87485 can add a blank line to add the 33rd line (currently empty, and right behind player ANU; a player apparently with 0 games who may or may not have a pid) of a player in the database but not listed on the tid "list of names". If that is done though, then one might try noting a 0-move stub id's of games for an individual round when the colour pairing (or result - perhaps a withdrawl marker) within the standings editor itself when no pgn is known. A guess is that adding extra rows or column in would add confusion to a lot of program editor software choices.

Sep-15-17  gauer: Also, so that others aren't confused, in a fixed-width cross-table without the html form-generated font, one can add in a link (like Khalil Bashaer onto World Youth Championship (2012), although invalid from a biography summary stand-point...) to an "admin tournament editor" panel, but not for http://www.chessgames.com/perl/edit... (or European Individual Championship (Women) (2016) those who don't get to see the previous link to "standings editor" panel). There are no individual rows or columns to add manually, in perhaps like a spreadsheet editor, and extra columns on the page allow an html display over-ride when the score tries to report automatically in the latter of the 2 cases - so adding in extra individual 0-move stub games (or full information like I may have used to done in chessbase - might not be necessary, unless for exporting a tid pgn collection to a chessbase format table for viewing).

A pid does have in their drop-down menu a FIDE-number parameter that can be added, but a tid does not. Maybe for a tid box, a parameter box could be allowed to point back to the fide site of: (1) https://ratings.fide.com/view_sourc... (the code source of standings), (2) (the game source link from FIDE - if any), (3) any notes on their calendar archives "advertisement" - or to instead just mention them as footnotes, along with a date-range life-span of the tournament's existence.

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