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Jun-04-19
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  Tabanus: Not the only duplicate from New Year events. The 1990 game is in nobody's collection and has no kibitzing and can be deleted.
Jun-04-19  Telemus: A found another example, but it is already contained in Game Collection: Duplo.

Many other duplicates are mentioned in the kibitzing.

Jun-05-19
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  Tabanus: Game Collection: Phillips & Drew Kings 1980 nominated. This will be the last one for a while.
Jun-05-19
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Tab, Potted Plant>

Thank you gentleman and <Peter> as well for this Phillips & Drew Kings (1980) .

I just recently re-read Genna Sosonko's very fine, and very sad, biographical essay on the enigmatic Anthony Miles .

Jun-06-19
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  Stonehenge: <Chess News> on the left bottom side of the front page doesn't get updated automatically anymore. I couldn't care less but maybe someone else does.
Jun-07-19
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  Annie K.: <MissS> your Blackburne-Freeman submission is missing the result. I held it back to avoid duplicate rejection issues. Any idea what the result was? :)

<All> let me explain something about how the database works. The OE itself is mostly up to date now actually, but a lot of functions that depend on it (like all the information sections on player pages) don't synchronize with it automatically. They have to be updated with periodically run scripts (to lighten the load on the site for every player page request). These scripts should be run anywhere from daily to, say, once a month - and we do have a setup to program periodic functions like that. However, in many cases Daniel didn't add such scripts to the automation, preferring to "manually" look for quieter (site traffic) hours to run them in. This worked for him, because he knew all the setup perfectly and wouldn't forget anything for too long. We don't have quite that level of familiarity, so we are studying these fringe scripts as our time permits and adding them to the automated setup once we know what each one does. So sooner or later all of these issues will get sorted out and automated, but it will take some time yet.

<Stonehenge> likewise, updating the Chess News section was never really automated either, but I think we will add it to the periodic tasks soon too. Thanks for the heads-up. :)

Jun-08-19
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  MissScarlett: No result - it was left unfinished as mentioned in both a contemporary newspaper report and later in the <CPC>. True, Harding's record of Blackburne's blindfold displays counts it as drawn but I doubt there's a source for that. The late lamentable <zanzibore> convinced me that unfinished (<*>) is a kosher result.
Jun-08-19
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  MissScarlett: <Blackburne-Freeman submission is missing the result>

I note the Source submitted was <"Chess Players' Chronicle, Vol.III no.1, 2/1872, p.14">. That should be <p.13> although I won't hold it against you if you choose to overlook it. Given the size of the backlog in correction slips, it's evidently beyond the administrative capacities of a single person unless practically everything is waved through. I suggest the institution of a <Korrection Korner> where the combined efforts of a select group of editors could deal with such matters.

Jun-08-19
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  Annie K.: <MissS> ok, it's up: Blackburne vs J Freeman, 1871. I had to import it as a draw, or the program wouldn't take it, but then I changed it to unknown. Feel free to post and explain the circumstances. :)

I don't quite wave everything through, certainly not correction slips, but I do prefer processing the clear-cut cases first. Once I get around to dealing with the murkier ones, I'll be bringing things here.

Jun-08-19
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  MissScarlett: Will the PGN score (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/nph-...) automatically be cleaned up in due course? I remember Daniel say something about that. The game type is BLINDFOLD, of course.
Jun-08-19
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  Annie K.: In due course. Fixed the gametype. :)
Jun-09-19
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  Tabanus: I know you are busy, but one more <Annie>:

Norway Chess (2013)
Norway Chess (2014)
Norway Chess (2015)
Norway Chess (2016)
Altibox Norway (2017) --> Norway Chess
Altibox Norway (2018) --> Norway Chess
Norway Chess (2019)

Altibox Norway (Blitz) (2017) --> Norway Chess (Blitz)
Altibox Norway (Blitz) (2018) --> Norway Chess (Blitz)

If you disagree, then either "Altibox Norway Chess" for all, or "Altibox Norway" for all. <Conschistency>, please ... I'll try to add some more xtabs etc. for these now.

Jun-09-19
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  MissScarlett: Another gripe is the Editor Notes. Why does it only record changes in Event and Site, and not date or player names? I think these would tend to be of more interest.
Jun-10-19
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Steamed Colleagues>

I want to submit a PGN for this gentleman:

<A. Garritani>

I can't find him in our database, unless we call him by a different spelling eh?

He played in the <La Roge 1946> tournament:

https://www.365chess.com/tournament...

If anyone knows if we already have him with another spelling, please let me know.

Jun-10-19
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  Stonehenge: His full name was Antonio Garritani.
Jun-10-19
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Stoned Hedge> Thank you! I will submit that PGN with his first name in it. Which will create a new player page amirite.

Jun-10-19
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  Stonehenge: Yes, yes, that will create a little new player page. Off you go now.
Jun-10-19
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  MissScarlett: Tetchy little tyke, aren't you?
Jun-10-19
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  jessicafischerqueen:

lol

Driving <MissScarlett> Crazy (starring Danny Glover)

<Hedge Clippers> always talks to me like that because of his addiction to Monty Python eh?

Jun-10-19
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  Stonehenge: Yup, Pythonesque it was.

And now sod off, the lot of you.

Jun-11-19
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  Tabanus: Despite its bonny Editor note <Source: Carl Portman, 'Never Mind The Grandmasters', CHESS, February 2016, pp. 44-45>, the game C Keen vs R Cannon, 2015 does <not> belong to London Chess Classic (2015). In other words, Never Mind Carl S Portman :) Where <does> the game belong?
Jun-11-19
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  Tabanus: A: London Chess Classic <Weekend Open> (2015), see http://chess-results.com/tnr197808..... However, CG says <ERROR - AS OF DEC-28-17 YOU CANNOT EDIT THE NAME OF TOURNAMENT INDEX EVENT You can use a correction form instead.> Hell no, I post it here. Annie?
Jun-11-19
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Hedge Fund>

I would like to know more about this G Melngailis .

Such as does he exist or not? He doesn't exist in the "Encyclopedia of Latvian Chess Players" or on "Latvian Chess Wikipedia" or in "Gaige Chess Personalia".

Here is the one (1) game of his in our database:

G Melngailis vs Keres, 1947

<Daugava team> is from Latvia.

Tenis Melngailis was very active in 1947 and I suspect he is probably the actual player in this game.

Can anyone help shed light on this? No source is listed in the "view pgn" of this game score.

Jun-11-19
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  Annie K.: <Tab> hmm, I tried a novel experiment on that game, and it had a nervous breakdown. ;s

Well, it's gone from the London Chess Classic (2015) now anyway. I have the score saved, and will re-upload it later. :)

Jun-11-19
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  Tabanus: Thanks Annie. Who cares about the game anyway. It's the tournament that counts ;)
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