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|Aug-27-12|| ||Dionysius1: That's probably it. I like the humour of creating game collections for NN. Come on the double enns!|
|Aug-27-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Dionysius1> <NN> is one of the choices in the box containing player names. (The first name beginning with "N".)|
|Aug-28-12|| ||OhioChessFan: I was wondering how to find NN. Now if I can figure out how to find ?.|
|Aug-29-12|| ||Dionysius1: <Phony Benoni> I know. Even stranger that it's not acceptable as an "or" name when the others in the box containing players' names are,|
|Aug-29-12|| ||perfidious: Even Wesley So's surname isn't recognised by the software.|
|Aug-29-12|| ||Octal: Quidam is a latin word with the same effect.|
|Aug-29-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Dionysius1> Doesn't strike me as strange at all. I assumed names like <NN> or <So> were put into the drop-down box <because> they were popular names which would not be searchable otherwise.|
|Aug-29-12|| ||Dionysius1: Neat idea. I'm an info professional in my day job, and I haven't come across a policy of some controlled vocabulary not being searchable when it appears as free text. More likely to be a flaw I think. Still, if it's deliberate I trust chessgames.|
|Aug-29-12|| ||Phony Benoni: This was addressed back in 2006: chessgames.com chessforum|
<chessgames.com: <<chessgames.com> How about letting us search names with only 2 letters in them?> Our database supports that functionality but we need to investigate the overhead of enabling that first. It is computationally expensive. In principle, we like the idea, as the language of chess is filled with relevant 2-letter words: not to mention Lu, So, Li, Xu, etc., there are also 64 squares with 2-letter names.>
I would interpret this to mean that enabling searching of two-letter names would entail enabling searching of any two-letter combination, which would be prohibitively expensive for a database of chess games.
Of course, things have changed in six years. And I may not understand this, being a librarian instead of an information professional.
|Aug-30-12|| ||Dionysius1: Brilliant - well spotted! Like I say, if it's deliberate I trust chessgames. Did you have a systematic way of searching for this or did you remember?|
|Aug-30-12|| ||Phony Benoni: One of the benefits of Premium Membership is the "Search Kibitzing" feature, which allows keyword searching of kibitzes. It can be limited to a particular user, so in this case I tried "two word names" and limited it to posts by chessgames.com.|
|Aug-30-12|| ||Dionysius1: Great - I might try Premium Membership again.|
|Sep-15-12|| ||The Last Straw: Can't they figure out who he is by the creases on his hand?|
|Sep-15-12|| ||Phony Benoni: It is useless trying to narrow down the identity of this person. For every chess player, at sometime in their life, is NN.|
|Dec-18-12|| ||Castleinthesky: Today is NN's Birthday!! Happy Birthday from all of us at the cigar shop.|
|Feb-25-13|| ||HeMateMe: I've been through the desert on a horse with NN.
In the desert, you can't remember your name
Cuz, there ain't no one
to give you NN.
|Mar-16-13|| ||whiteshark: NN vs NN IRL : http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...|
|Apr-01-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Thank you, NN, for all your centuries of selfless service.|
|Apr-01-13|| ||FSR: It's about time the world's oldest player was named POTD! Hurrah for NN!|
|Apr-01-13|| ||FSR: NN has learned a lot from all those losses to Greco. He's beaten most of the greats from Philidor on. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Apr-01-13|| ||RookFile: I love the photo of the unknown comic for him.|
|Apr-01-13|| ||Abdel Irada: How bad can Mr. Nescio be? Not only has he been an active player since five years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but among his other illustrious triumphs, he has beaten Alexander Alekhine three times, Philidor twice, and Blackburne and Marshall once apiece.|
To be sure, he has won only 5.3% of his games in this database, but as sometimes happens, he has obviously saved his best efforts for the best opponents.
Long live Nomen Nescio, Conqueror of Champions!
|Apr-01-13|| ||SuperPatzer77: I am NN (it stands for Nutty Nut instead of No Name). |
LOL LOL LOL
|Apr-01-13|| ||Naniwazu: Great April Fools prank CG.com!|
|Apr-01-13|| ||GlennOliver: NN has claimed some impressive scalps over the years.|
Kasparov vs NN, 1998
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