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Mar-12-16
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  WannaBe: <Z> What, you didn't believe me?!!? How could you!!! =))
Mar-12-16
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  zanzibar: Oh <WannaBe>, the trouble is that I believed you well enough.

I looked for it with every expectation of finding it, truth be told.

* * * * *

Back to carbon-based lifeform screwups...

<ChessBase> is a bit backwards, culturally.

http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap...

Looking for <Blackburne--Golmayo (1891)> fails if searching with <Blackburne Golmayo>.

Use <Blackburne Zupide> instead.

(AlphaGo promised me it would fix this, but it's out pounding down a few and celebrating tonight...)

Mar-13-16
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  Tabanus: <Annie> I see, capping Bishops. Hell no, not me :) I added some more commas (games 4-8), do you have more?

Or next, please!

Mar-13-16
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  zanzibar: <Tab> what's next, a nexus of nexters nexting nexts?!
Mar-13-16
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  Tabanus: Next is hopefully Game Collection: Euwe - Bogoljubov.
Mar-13-16
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  zanzibar: Nexulated nexpert nexpectations nexceeded.
Mar-13-16
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  Annie K.: <zanz> you seem very bored... Perhaps you could help <Tab> with the next writeup? ;)

<Tab> OK, but first I'd like to subtract one comma - I decided that the one in the middle of

<He decided to ensure a draw<,> by going into a bishops of opposite colour ending,>

wasn't really needed. ;)

<Game 4>

<By winning it>

needs a comma at the end

<but once again he did not achieve any advantage from the opening>

Hmm, 'gain' would be better than 'achieve' here, but I see the problem - it appears earlier. In that case, maybe <he could not get any advantage out of the opening>?

<but inaccurate play cost Ståhlberg a pawn and inevitably the game>

I would like either 'eventually', or 'ultimately' instead of the 'inevitably' (which it wasn't - Keres could have blundered...). :)

<Game 6>

<Ståhlberg replied in an aggressive>

needs a comma at the end

<Keres then offered an imaginative sacrifice of the exchange.>

'exchange sacrifice' :)

<Game 7>

<this was the longest game of the match>

needs a comma at the end.

Mar-13-16
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  zanzibar: <AnnieK> watch my feet, watch my feet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvF...

Next!

Mar-14-16
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  Tabanus: Is there not also a pun forum?

<Annie> Thank you, and this time, all your commas, and other suggestions too, were accepted, for now, that is, for Keres - Stahlberg (1938) ;)

Mar-14-16
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  chessgames.com: Great job on Euwe - Bogoljubov (1941).
Mar-14-16
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  zanzibar: So we have some excellent tournament introductions on <CG>. True enough.

If I see <Chessical>'s name, to name just one, on the original collection I safely assume it's a "late-series" piece of writing, and of high quality.

But what about all the earlier tournaments/matches which were just adopted from personal collections and not subjected to wholesale review as done today?

For those interested in high standards, and uniformity of treatment, there is plenty of work to do in that department.

The work ranges from doing simple edit reviews, to correcting historical facts, and even adding entire introductions otherwise missing.

Do we even have a listing of what introductions are "level-3" gold-standard, vs. "level-2" or below grade?

Do we have the intention of torquing all the bolts down with the same force?

Or are we happy with the current admixture of quality in the TI-series?

Mar-14-16
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  zanzibar: Two posts for the historian desiring accuracy:

C Golmayo vs Blackburne, 1891 (kibitz #6)

C Golmayo vs Blackburne, 1891 (kibitz #7)

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PS- I might be bored, but there's a useful <CG>-quirk discovery.

Can you guess what it is?

Mar-14-16
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  Annie K.: <Tab> maybe later, if somebody else doesn't get to it first.

There's a more urgent issue that just occurred to me - please remove the links to the Bookie from the Candidates tournament page ASAP. Under the circumstances, the last thing we want is for anybody to get the mistaken impression that cg is actually running real betting on this event.

Mar-14-16
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  OhioChessFan: Might draw a new crowd to the site.
Mar-14-16
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  Tabanus: It's past 12, bedtime and I'm exhausted. Here we go, Annie or Ohio or someone else:

Euwe - Bogoljubov (1941)

Mar-15-16
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  Chessical: Game Collection: Euwe - Keres has been submitted for voting.

As this match took place in several Dutch cities: Amsterdam, Hilversum, The Hague and Rotterdam, I left the "Site" field blank on submission as per the instructions.

Mar-15-16
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  Chessical: May I request that the 18th match game for the Game Collection: Jaffe - Janowski (2)

submitted around February 18th be added to the database? This would complete the collection of all traceable games for this match.

Mar-15-16
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  zanzibar: <Chessical> RE: <Euwe--Keres>

I would suggest using either the verbose but informative

<Site "Amsterdam/Hilversum/The Hague/Rotterdam">

or the concise, but nevertheless accurate,

<Site "NED (various)">

Of course it would be nice if <CG> were to put a comment before move 1 specifying the actual location of each game in such cases.

We might consider extending the PGN standard to accommodate an extra, but specific, tag for such purposes.

.

Mar-15-16
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  zanzibar: Oops, the verbose tag should be a little more so...

<Site "Amsterdam/Hilversum/The Hague/Rotterdam NED">

and the concise could also be reordered

<Site "(various) NED">

I suppose that would have better conformance, though worse aesthetics.

Mar-15-16
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  zanzibar: <

Q- what was the earliest tournament where sealed moves were used for adjournments?

>

Mar-15-16  luftforlife: <zanzibar>: Here's a thread from another realm with some discussion of Paris 1878 as the first such tournament (or not!):

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!m...

Not definitive, surely, but perhaps a starting point.

Mar-15-16
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  MissScarlett: <I would suggest using either the verbose but informative

<Site "Amsterdam/Hilversum/The Hague/Rotterdam">

or the concise, but nevertheless accurate,

<Site "NED (various)">>

No, no, no....

What you do is this - put the site of the game in question in the field marked 'Site'. Is that so difficult to understand?

Where the games of a match or tournament are played in more than one site, that fact can be recorded in the respective collection notes.

Mar-15-16
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  MissScarlett: For Game Collection: Chess Columnists/Editors, you can add Willard H Mutchler for the <Washington Herald>, (Washington DC), ~1922.
Mar-15-16
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  Tabanus: <Chessical> For Game Collection: Jaffe - Janowski (2), please use Event = "Jaffe - Janowski 1917/18" (as in Hastings events) (when submitting). Also "Euwe - Keres 1939/40".

<that fact can be recorded in the respective collection notes.> And exact site can be given to each game, by an editor after voting ;)

Mar-15-16
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  OhioChessFan: <The opportunity to expunge the memory of the two previous defeats, however, seems to have overcome any ethical doubts Euwe may have experienced. >

I think we can safely delete "however".

<(except he kept playing in local Dutch tournaments). >

"although" would be better than "except".

<He knows the openings very well. 6 >

I'd like the Annie method of citing the speaker within the bio.

<His weak point lay in his optimism and lack of objectivity. 8>

Again.

<towards the time control>

toward

<Exchange QDG >

QGD

Game 9

I'd like the diagram after the completion of the sentence "Euwe won Bogoljubov's queen after the spectacular 49...Rh3+!! " It just looks clunky in the middle of the sentence.

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