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|Aug-06-07|| ||Themofro: <Fusilli: <chessgames.com: There was a service outage this morning; nothing serious. We apologize for the inconvenience.> We figured. Don't worry about it. You do an awesome job. I'm sure I echo everyone's sentiment if I say that we all love this website and the work you do.>|
Well I'm a bit late, but i completely second this post.
|Aug-06-07|| ||chessgames.com: <Show sacrifices in all search results.>|
There's been a new feature for premium users installed for several weeks now, but it was announced without much fanfare, and most people probably don't know about it.
If you go to your Chessgames Preferences Page you will see now <Show sacrifices in all search results.> This interesting option will make it so that all game tables have the same 'sacrifice' column that you would get when normally using the Sacrifice Explorer. So for instance when you visit a tournament page like Biel Chess Festival (2007), you can't help but noticing that one game has a sac, and another has a sac. Likewise, you could be looking through the games of your favorite player, and you happen to notice that they played a lot more exchange sacrifices as their game matured.
Of course, the same caveats apply as with the Sacrifice Explorer: it's impossible to perfectly define what a sacrifice is (even great minds like Lasker and Alekhine couldn't agree!) so from time to time, you too may disagree with what the software says a sacrifice is or isn't. Nevertheless, it's a very useful indication of something interesting going on in the flow of the game.
In short, this is a great feature that every premium member should know about. There will be times when you may want to turn it on just temporarily, or you may decide to just leave it on.
|Aug-06-07|| ||Maroczy: In the current Arctic Chess Challenge in Norway in the first round de Firmian loses to an 1893; de Firmian must have thought he had an easy win when he got a second queen but surprise, surprise!|
|Aug-06-07|| ||gus inn: very well put <chessgames.com> It is indeed impossible to give a fully defination on what a combination exists of.But also interesting to try - and perhaps , one sunny day ! ....
You guys are doing a fantastic job ! Thanks .|
|Aug-06-07|| ||gus inn: <Maroczy> Wow - this is rare.
Isnīt Arctic Chess .. something about staying up during the long beautifull scandinavian summernight - and then having a pint or two ? :) .|
|Aug-06-07|| ||WannaBe: Did anyone read this: http://news.independent.co.uk/europ...|
It's from the news section of the home page.
|Aug-06-07|| ||tpstar: "He is not upset at losing a game"
Nice article up to then, but I don't believe that for a second. :-)
|Aug-06-07|| ||Ezzy: <WannaBe:> I fear that like most Irish chess prodigies, they give up the game and turn to Guinness! It's the only way to get your 'b' vitamins. Well that or Marmite, but most Irish people go for the Guinness.|
|Aug-06-07|| ||Chess Classics: Hmm, interesting article.
<tpstar> Yeah, but it's hardly a surprise-newspapers always spice up reports about chess to make them better reading for the rabble.
|Aug-06-07|| ||technical draw: Ghetto Humor:
Teacher: "To improve your chances of getting a good job you should learn proper grammer."
Kid:" I already know proper grammer teach, a grammer smack is $800 and a grammer coke is $200."
|Aug-06-07|| ||HFlew: I was checking the Kibitzer's Cafe to find out about the outage this morning...|
But now I have another question...
Why does Odd Lie have so many kibitzes? Just because he has an odd name?
|Aug-06-07|| ||Phony Benoni: <HFlew: Why does Odd Lie have so many kibitzes?>|
Don't expect to get the truth here.
|Aug-06-07|| ||Ezzy: Odd Lie was world chess champion in 253 BC|
|Aug-06-07|| ||WannaBe: <HFlew> You may want to randomly sample a few pages of posts...|
Quite hilarious in my opinion.
|Aug-06-07|| ||hubbledeep: Hi, Just joined the group and want to comment on the recent Ivanchuk-Nisipeanu game.
Perhaps on move 10..... Ne5
or other possibilities... white's king is rather exposed..
I had played Nisipeanu some time ago on Yahoo Chess. Of course he beat me but was kind enough to spend some time in conversation before my old computer lost connection.
|Aug-06-07|| ||Phony Benoni: The US Open finished in a seven-way tie at 7―/9 between <Boris Gulko, Sergey Kudrin, Ben Finegold, Alexander Shabalov, Michael Rohde, Michael Mulyar>, and <Anton P. Del Mundo>.|
Here's a cute little shot from Rohde's (White) round 8 win over Sevillano:
click for larger view
|Aug-06-07|| ||Phony Benoni: <hubbledeep> Welcome! To discuss a particular game that is already in the database, it's usually best to do so on the page dedicated to the game; in this case, Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007. When you try to do it here, we may have no idea of what you're talking about and not answer.|
|Aug-06-07|| ||chessamateur: 1. Re8+! Kh7 2.QxQ RxQ and 3. RxR Wins.|
|Aug-06-07|| ||chessamateur: Sadly I've never gotten to do one of those in my games, even blitz. I've had it done to me once or twice. It seems to be rather rare yet just common enough for you to say, oh there it is again.|
|Aug-06-07|| ||WannaBe: <Phony Benoni> That idea/concept was covered in last month issue of Chess Life, good article. |
I learned quite a bit from those few pages, but alas, it has also never came up in my games.
|Aug-06-07|| ||Ryan Razo: Greetings!
Ryan Razo's Puzzle # 3
click for larger view
Find the best move for White.
|Aug-06-07|| ||Phony Benoni: <chessamateur> You've got it.|
<WannaBe> Missed that article. Am I going to start reading Chess Life again just to keep up with New In Tactics?
Actually, it's an old trick but I think it's one of those things that gets overlooked about as often as it's seen.
|Aug-06-07|| ||tpstar: <Ryan Razo> Nice combination. =)|
That Karff miniature made it into the database and was Game of the Day = W Henschel vs M Karff, 1946
|Aug-07-07|| ||virginmind: european women rapid&blitz chess championship and also world amateur championship starting today at predeal internationl festival, in romania.
|Aug-07-07|| ||Knight13: Here's a game I played against my opponent where I pushed him over the cliff with <1. f3 2. Kf2 3. Ke3 4. Kf2 5. Ke1 "king-walk" opening>. I'm white. Time control's 1-minute and I suck at 1 minute. So you'll see blunders.|
1. f3 (0:01) e6 (0:00)
2. Kf2 (0:01) d5 (0:00)
3. Ke3 (0:00) c6 (0:00)
4. Kf2 (0:00) Ne7 (0:00)
5. Ke1 (0:00) Ng6 (0:00)
6. d3 (0:00) Be7 (0:00)
7. e4 (0:01) O-O (0:00)
8. Be3 (0:03) a5 (0:01)
9. Nc3 (0:00) b5 (0:01)
10. d4 (0:00) a4 (0:01)
11. a3 (0:01) b4 (0:01)
12. axb4 (0:01) Bxb4 (0:01)
13. Bd2 (0:01) Bxc3 (0:01)
14. Bxc3 (0:00) Ba6 (0:00)
15. Bxa6 (0:01) Rxa6 (0:01)
16. b3 (0:01) Nd7 (0:00)
17. bxa4 (0:01) Nb6 (0:01)
18. Ne2 (0:02) Nc4 (0:01)
19. Qd3 (0:04) Qb6 (0:03)
20. Kf2 (0:03) c5 (0:04)
21. Rhb1 (0:02) Qc6 (0:01)
22. dxc5 (0:02) Qxc5+ (0:01)
23. Bd4 (0:00) Qc6 (0:01)
24. Rb5 (0:01) dxe4 (0:01)
25. fxe4 (0:01) e5 (0:02)
26. Be3 (0:02) Nd6 (0:02)
27. Rd5 (0:01) Nf5 (0:02)
28. exf5 (0:02) Nf4 (0:01)
29. Bxf4 (0:01) exf4 (0:01)
30. Nxf4 (0:01) Qf6 (0:01)
31. Qd4 (0:01) Qg5 (0:02)
32. g3 (0:02) Qg4 (0:01)
33. a5 (0:03) f6 (0:01)
34. Rd6 (0:01) Rxd6 (0:02)
35. Qxd6 (0:01) h5 (0:00)
36. Qe6+ (0:01) Kh7 (0:01)
37. a6 (0:01) h4 (0:02)
38. a7 (0:01) hxg3+ (0:02)
39. hxg3 (0:00) Qg5 (0:05)
40. a8=Q (0:03) Rxa8 (0:02)
41. Rxa8 (0:00) Kh6 (0:01)
42. Rh8# (0:02)
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