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|Sep-01-06|| ||WannaBe: Final Announcement (Until next month)
Tournament: First Saturday of the Month FICS Open. 5 Rounds of exciting chess.
Date: Sept 2, 2006
Time: Noon Eastern, 9 AM Pacific. (approx 23hr. and 45 min from now, or 12 hours before/after game and puzzle of the day changes.)
Location: FICS, must have valid username to enter tournament. Please, no guest accounts.
Games will start Noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2. (All times Eastern)
Entry Fee: $0.00
If you wish to play, please drop me a note at my forum. Please arrive a little early for round 1. We will also use channel 123 to communicate, announce pairings. Best/easiest if you use BabasChess. (http://www.babaschess.net)
|Sep-01-06|| ||capatal: <mahmoudkubba>
Pursuing your posts...
Could you ever imagine
yourself, or anyone you
know very well - comprehending God?
|Sep-01-06|| ||euripides: The BBC just broadcast a musical composition by a German composer who uses a computer to suggest lines he then decides whether he likes: sounds familiar ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/aboutmus...|
|Sep-01-06|| ||chessarmenia: Anybody realize that today is the 34th anniversary of Fischer's Beating of Spassky in the Championship?|
|Sep-01-06|| ||WannaBe: <chessarmenia:... Fischer's Beating of Spassky...>|
Never heard of those guys. Are they any good?
|Sep-01-06|| ||Sneaky: <I think this trivializes the term "crime against humanity"... I mean, there's no way you can compare [art theft] to something like Apartheid or genocide or something...or am I being too literal> OK, good point: I was the one being overly literal. I wasn't trying to trivialize Apartheid/genocide, but art theft is LITERALLY a crime against humanity. The way I see it, the Mona Lisa (for example) is a shared possession of all mankind. I consider myself a 1/6.5 billionth owner of it. The French government volunteered to be its keeper, and I'm cool with that; they do a good job. The fact that I can fly to France and see it any time I want makes my life just a little bit richer. If somebody takes that from me, I feel personally violated.|
|Sep-01-06|| ||madkerrui: > Hi
> I have recently rediscovered my interest in chess and have
> become a premium member on you incredible site. I have a Kasparov
> chess companion 111 which I have had over 20 years. It is working
> great but I can not remember how to use the set up facility. I have
> tried every which way. Do you know anyone who can help?
> regards Peter
|Sep-01-06|| ||mahmoudkubba: <capatal>: To tell u the truth I know some secrets of God that makes me suffer and feel torture inside my deepness. Thats may be why I don't never tell it to others.|
|Sep-01-06|| ||mahmoudkubba: <Sneaky>: Theft, Stealing, and burgulary are three kinds fall in at the end in Theft it self. In fact I my self discovered oneday a so called AIDS type I called it AIDS (SHL) and these three letters refer to Serkah (Theft), HaramLughiyyieh (Forbideen), and Lusosieh (Big Thefts). I found in within my trying to do the research as good as possible to note all the points that lead to this sickness and in fact I found at least five points one of them is the inside bad dirty spirit of oneself human and/or may be a creature. and all of that in branch (a) of the whole thing. U C I found branch (b) as well which called sometimes other names like for example loans what r they but a way of taking something which doesn't at all belongs to the person unless in good truly ways of course.|
Could u please tell me where the original disscussion ofall of that is?
|Sep-01-06|| ||blingice: <Sneaky> Alright that makes sense.|
|Sep-01-06|| ||Albertan: < talman: Ok for you computer buffs out there which programme is best Fritz 9 or Hiarc 10? Also do you need more than 1 engine to help you analyse games? > Hi talman I would prefer Hiarcs 10.Hiarcs has long been renowned for its human-like playing style, now Hiarcs 10 goes much further with improved chess knowledge, a more aggressive style and an ability to search very deeply for the truth of a position. New chess knowledge enables Hiarcs 10 to identify deep attacking motifs long before they become apparent especially concerning king attacks and unbalanced positions and material. Hiarcs 10 often prefers initiative and attacking options over more materialistic concerns associated with traditional chess programs. Hiarcs 10 also plays more like a human than Fritz. I have followed many GM tournaments using Hiarcs and Fritz, and Hiarcs is much more able to correctly predict which move a GM will play next in a position. With Hiarcs, Chess knowledge has always been the program's main strength. The improved search algorithms made it possible to implement even more advanced positional functions, especially in the areas of "typical pawn structures" and "dynamic evaluation of the centre". HIARCS 10 evaluates important factors like weak squares, king's safety, piece exchanges, initiative and king attack . An experimental verision of Hiarcs (on a single multiprocess) was able to draw a match with GM Bareev which you can read about here: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Hiarcs 10 is currently the second highest rated chess engine (ahead of Fritz 9) in the world as you can discover by going to this link: http://web.telia.com/~u85924109/ssdf/|
|Sep-01-06|| ||BishopofBlunder: <Sneaky: Art theft is a crime against humanity>|
Well, it's certainly a crime against "the humanities".
|Sep-01-06|| ||dr.roho: <BishepofBlunder>This has nothing to do with your comments but with your biography. I just found it beautifuly writen and it just shows a love of chess. If that was real and not stolen then I would just like to say that was a very well written bio. I wish mine could be the same.|
|Sep-02-06|| ||BishopofBlunder: <dr.roho:> Much thanks. Many people have told me I write well, including my college English professor, but I just don't see it. My writing comes with great difficulty and always reads like crap to me. The bio was inspired by the venerable <User:Richard Taylor> who, one night in this very forum, asked everyone to post how they became chess players. I found my story was much too long to post, so I stuck it in my profile instead.|
I just read your bio and found it very amusing and well written. I was surprised to find that you are only 13yo (assuming you really are, this is the internet after all). You may be young of age, but you have an old soul. (and no, I'm not trying to pick you up. Tell the dateline hounds to back off) :)
|Sep-02-06|| ||BIDMONFA: The Kibitzer's Café
OPEN INTERNACIONAL DE SANTS
Results round 8 and pairings round 9
Leaders Zvulon Gofshtein and Marc Narciso - 7 points
|Sep-02-06|| ||chessmoron: Saturday Chess Puzzle:
click for larger view
Find WHITE's winning position. (Be as detailed as it can).
Answer will be given shortly.
|Sep-02-06|| ||syracrophy: I suspect that the answer is 1.xd6+!! xd6 2.xd6 xd6 3.f5+! e5 <3...e5 4.d1+ and 5.xe5> 4.d1+ e7 5.fxg6|
I think it may be the answer, I'm not quite sure
|Sep-02-06|| ||Richard Taylor: <euripides: The BBC just broadcast a musical composition by a German composer who uses a computer to suggest lines he then decides whether he likes: sounds familiar ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/aboutmus...; |
Sounds like Stochausen (I dont know much about Husserl but what I have read is interesting) - I am interested in this I Bookmarked it thanks for that link.
How did you did find the music -I mean did you "like" it - (you were) stimulated by it etc?
|Sep-02-06|| ||euripides: <richard> I enjoyed it, though I wasn't concentrating very closely. It's very richly textured - I think the density is computer-generated - and the Berlin Philharmonic were producing magnificent detail.|
|Sep-02-06|| ||Richard Taylor: I am on FICS - it is good for light weight stuff - but I find that I really can now only play OTB chess well - even 5 minutes* is now too fast for me and -I know it is just for fun - but it is ultimately pretty trivial - unless one had time to play longer games - I know some players can play very well and fast but I cant - especially since I have been playing a lot of OTB and more or less "normal time controls...|
I also only look at few of the problems of he day -unless I see it immediately I usually leave it. When I started here I studied every one.
* in fact I find 60 30 or 60 0 now is too fast for me. Good Chess I feel needs a lot of time and concentration...
|Sep-02-06|| ||Richard Taylor: <euripidies> I wrote a poem once in response to listening to some young New Zealand students talking about and excerpting their music -one John Pshakis has becme quite famous internationally and I used his words (this was years before he "made it" so to speak) - I'll put that poem on my forum -it's in a book I did...but he was using electronic music -of course it's not new...|
That phenomelogical reference is interesting...
Eliot Carter won the Pulitzer - my favourite (innovative) composer is Charles Ives. Some writers have played around with computers for similar reasons as your German musician - and there is this very strange writer Alan Sondheim who is doing a vast thing that kind of 'celebrates' the internet - he calls it a "meditation on the internet" ...
I think he was born in Israel but lives in NY. I have been in contact with him -he mixes media ... words, the visual, music and so on...and computer language (or jargon) (he may have been inspired a bit by those "spam poems") and even hyper links become a part of his work...this (Utopian?) attempt to unify began with Wagner.
|Sep-02-06|| ||Knight13: FICS? Nahh... I'm 1900 on ICC and I can't even get pass 1600s on FICS... It's not even funny.|
|Sep-02-06|| ||Richard Taylor: <dr.roho> <BishopofBlunder> I also liked both of your bios - mine is a bit pedestrian and long winded - but I like reading about what people do or are etc in their lives or in chess - as much as watching how they play chess -|
BTW As I say I (personally) really only like OTB at (long) time controls) chess. (or correspondence chess) - I dont really like playing computers or playing lightening Chess etc
I played a lot of lightening chess when I was younger (we invariably palyed 5 0) (mechanical clocks) - it helped me in when I was in "time trouble" - somewhat.
|Sep-02-06|| ||Richard Taylor: <Knight 13> I had quite high ranking on ICC (ca 2000) (the year I mean) (I was indeed over 2000 on Standard (but notveyr high on bullet (about 1200 i think) or other time controls) but I dont think the really strong players play much 15 0 Chess they go for bullet or 5 0 etc) - but I played mostly Standard when I started - also I got addicted to 1 minute chess on WCN -but then I found there were not enought tournaments - FICS is like ICC and is free - so in that respect it is good. I may warm to it ... especially if I get some good wins under my belt! - maybe I'm a bit jaded - lately my son has moved in and things are great but there has been a lot to do....so a bit stressed - in a pleasant way - so I get to play often when I am too tired really to play good chess...which in itself is a bit stupid I suppose! |
But there are some strong players on relatively low rankings on there...
|Sep-02-06|| ||euripides: Richard <euripidies> a greatly exaggerated rumour ....|
Will look at your forum for the poem. Recently I went to an excellent concert with theings by Kurtag, whom I very much admire, and a piece on Rothko's Chapel by Morton Feldman, whose music I didnt know at all and liked very much. Carter's music I know a bit and went to a 90th birthday concert in London earlier this year.
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