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Sargon
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   Sargon has kibitzed 493 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-12-19 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Sargon: <Susan Freeman: <WannaBe> I have been informed that it is a long and tedious process, that SSL, which I, the owner paid for ages ago. Sargon informs me that he is working day on night on the process..... for months now. I get a promise of completion almost weekly. My offers
 
   Sep-29-19 M Mony vs P Piscopo, 2014 (replies)
 
Sargon: <<faulty: morfishine> sadly, "suggested by sargon" equals "hopeless quality" as they are only based on poor level puns rather than a combination of a pun and a game> Sorry, I was pressed for time in this instance. I thought White’s play was decent initially, but then ...
 
   Sep-16-19 C Coppola vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 (replies)
 
Sargon: Apologies for the for the confusion with today’s puzzle, ladies and gentlemen—it should read <Black to play: 34...?> rather than White. It has been belatedly corrected.
 
   Sep-15-19 Sarin Nihal vs E Safarli, 2019 (replies)
 
Sargon: Wow—talk about jockeying for position!
 
   Sep-13-19 Sargon chessforum (replies)
 
Sargon: I—<Punmaster General Sargon>—hereby promote <Phony Benoni> and <thegoodanarchist> to the rank of <Punnery Sergeant>, with all the rights and privileges attendant thereto. Congratulations, new NCO's! According to the information I have available, ...
 
   Sep-08-19 Edinburgh vs London, 1824 (replies)
 
Sargon: <Phony Benoni: I am a total idiot.> And I put blind faith in your geographical knowledge! Since my ancestry is predominately Scottish, how did I miss <Edinburgh>? And don’t get me started on the ambush and slaying of my kinsman <The Red Comyn> by <Robert the ...
 
   Sep-02-19 Menchik vs Yates, 1929 (replies)
 
Sargon: Another key factor - again related to <initiative> - was the fact that when Black got its Queen (first) there was no check, but on the next move White Queened <with check>, again seizing initiative.
 
   Aug-31-19 B Vandermeulen vs V A Napalkov, 2008 (replies)
 
Sargon: A superb <paronomasia>—meritorious of swift and decisive action on the field of prattle. Accordingly, I, Sargon—<Punmaster General>—hereby promote <LivBlockade> to the rank of <Punnery Sergeant>, with all the rights and privileges attendant ...
 
   Aug-28-19 Ding Liren vs Mamedyarov, 2019 (replies)
 
Sargon: As of 3:21pm Eastern, Chess24 is showing the same score. Last move: 14. Qxd4.
 
   Aug-26-19 Menchik vs Euwe, 1931 (replies)
 
Sargon: Albeit Max Euwe’s surname has been used for several puns which are clearly mispronunciations, in the interest of due diligence I visited multiple web sites which had audio claiming to convey the correct pronunciation, to wit: https://www.openbeelden.nl/media/23... <and> ...
 
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Mar-02-19  scholes: <Sargon> I have emailed PGN of TCEC superfinals to chess@chessgames.com. Please consider uploading them to chessgames.com

Source of games : http://legacy-tcec.chessdom.com/arc... Coverage of event: http://www.chessdom.com/stockfish-c... http://www.chessdom.com/the-tcec14-...

Mar-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Can we suggest puns here?
Mar-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Sargon groans
Mar-03-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <offramp> Only By Popular Request.
Apr-04-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Whoa, you have a forum! Never thought I'd see that.

<Check It Out> will bill you later...

Apr-22-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Tomorrow is St George’s Day. Any chance of a St George’s Opening?

How about V Gunina vs O Soubirou, 2017 “Soubirou Out Back”?

Jun-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Hello, numerous player profiles are missing the most notable games. For example, seeing that Vladimir Kramnik never played important games, is painful.
Jul-22-19  diagonal: I want to underline the observation of <Messiah>:

There are now 8 World Champions who have lost their NOTABLE GAMES, NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS, and GAME COLLECTIONS, namely <Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Kramnik> (as of today)

That means, since last week-end (Tal is the latest victim), exactly half of the World Champions have no longer a cg. notable game and tournament collections.

<Morphy, Tarrasch, Bogoljubov, Flohr, Fine, Bronstein, Geller, Reshevsky, Gligoric, Ivkov, Panno, Olafsson, Uhlmann, Timman, Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, or Wesley So>, are amongst many other prominent players missing the most notable games.

Dear <Sargon>, can you repair these Chessgames profile features on the corresponding sites? Many thanks!

Jul-30-19  forwardchess: Hello Sargon... sent you a few emails about Forward Chess. Looking forward to your reply. Thank you!
Aug-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Missing the notable games and the https protocol are really painful.
Aug-20-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sargon: <Messiah: Missing the notable games and the https protocol are really painful.>

“Notable Games” and related items should be cleared up/restored very soon. This is one of the more sparsely-documented features, but we’ll be wrapping up the fix forthwith.

You’re correct that switching to full https is long overdue, and we have been assiduously planning for the transition. Our diligent research indicates that there should be no significant impact on server load, so we’re basically ready to go, and we expect to <take the plunge into serving 100% https within the next few days>.

It's been a major challenge over the last 12 months getting up to speed on 15+ years of Dan's tireless work—especially with many areas simply not documented adequately. For my part, <I sincerely apologize for any perceived personal or professional shortcomings>, but I can assure all members that there are many exciting improvements that are steadily reaching their full maturity.

So on behalf of the entire staff, <we extend to everyone our most heartfelt thanks for their patience, perseverance, and positivity> during this most regrettable and unexpected phase for Chessagames.com.

Aug-21-19  Nisjesram: <sargon > <i confess that I’m generally so busy that <I've sometimes neglected to check the “blow the whistle” page>.

In addition to this forum or the cafe, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to mention these issues on <my user forum>, which I’m now reviewing regularly.>

Ok.

<moronovich: And the midget has found another chair >

Talking about systematic antagonism - this guy <moronovich> has been obsessed with me for years .

I don't even know that he exists unless he comes on rogoff to call me midget - for years he has been using this personal attack for me "midget has found new chair " and such .

If you guys have search facility , you can check this out.

He hardly posts in rogoff forum. If you search his posts in rogoff forum , perhaps , majority of his posts would be attacking me "midget has found a new chair " and such.

Admins , should he not be suspended?

I would say That enough is enough.

  Thank you . Regards. 

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Aug-24-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Messiah: Hello, numerous player profiles are missing the most notable games. For example, seeing that Vladimir Kramnik never played important games, is painful.>

I scooped you on this issue, by about 3 weeks:

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #32367)

At least you got a reply

Aug-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sargon: <thegoodanarchist: <Messiah: Hello, numerous player profiles are missing the most notable games. For example, seeing that Vladimir Kramnik never played important games, is painful.>

I scooped you on this issue, by about 3 weeks:

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #32367)

At least you got a reply>

Hello, everyone. It turns out that there is an <undocumented feature> in the script which creates the "Notable [...]” blocks:

A significant number of matches had their <names changed by the Editors> in an effort to “normalize” their appearance in the WC Match list (see History of the World Chess Championship), and the text files which contain the computed “Notable” blocks—and thus the <old match titles>—caused a comparison mismatch with the <new match titles>, which resulted a fatal script error. The problem cleared up once the old WC Match names were brought into harmony with the new ones.

To summarize, <the “Notables" feature needs some modest reengineering> to avoid this issue moving forward, and we’ve added it to our list of needed improvements...

Aug-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sargon: The “Missing Notables” issue should now be cleared up for the most part—at least for all players rated 2400 and above, as well as any pre-elo era players of comparable strength or better.

If anyone notices additional missing items from the “Notables” feature, please post a message here and/or on the chessgames.com chessforum and we’ll attend to it—before the end of time itself...

Aug-31-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sargon: I belatedly commend <Punnery Sergeant Lossmaster> on his recent promotion—the formal announcement of which had not been made as of yet—retroactive to the date specified below.

The current cadre of NCO’s in the <Army of Pun>—each holding the rank of <Punnery Sergeant>, and in order of seniority—is as follows:

<HeMateMe> (2019-07-04)
<OhioChessFan> (2019-07-15)
<sneaky pete> (2019-08-02)
<Lossmaster> (2019-08-03)
<LivBlockade> (2019-08-31)

<All NCO's enjoy the right to nominate for promotion any soldier of subordinate rank>, and I enthusiastically welcome their participation in that process...

Aug-31-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: I see.

The dreaded <text comparison mismatch> rears its ugly head again....

Sep-13-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sargon: I—<Punmaster General Sargon>—hereby promote <Phony Benoni> and <thegoodanarchist> to the rank of <Punnery Sergeant>, with all the rights and privileges attendant thereto. Congratulations, new NCO's!

According to the information I have available, the following Chessgames members now hold the above rank in the <Army of Pun>.

HeMateMe
OhioChessFan
sneaky pete
Lossmaster
LivBlockade
Phony Benoni
thegoodanarchist

As mentioned previously, one privilege enjoyed by Punnery Sergeants is that of nominating a worthy <Private First Sass> for promotion, so I formally invite all NCO's to do so...

Sep-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <Sargon: You’re correct that switching to full https is long overdue, and we have been assiduously planning for the transition. Our diligent research indicates that there should be no significant impact on server load, so we’re basically ready to go, and we expect to <take the plunge into serving 100% https within the next few days>.

It's been a major challenge over the last 12 months getting up to speed on 15+ years of Dan's tireless work—especially with many areas simply not documented adequately. For my part, <I sincerely apologize for any perceived personal or professional shortcomings>, but I can assure all members that there are many exciting improvements that are steadily reaching their full maturity.

So on behalf of the entire staff, <we extend to everyone our most heartfelt thanks for their patience, perseverance, and positivity> during this most regrettable and unexpected phase for Chessagames.com.>

Many thanks for the explanation. Without Dan it must be very difficult to manage CG, but apparently you are capable of doing that. So, in short, thank you for everything.

Oct-11-19  Nisjesram: <<sargon > <i confess that I’m generally so busy that <I've sometimes neglected to check the “blow the whistle” page>. In addition to this forum or the cafe, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to mention these issues on <my user forum>, which I’m now reviewing regularly.>

Ok .
<Keyser Soze: < - is that what you saying ? Oh ok :)> I say big pawn raped your butt and soul but I have nothing to do with that.>

Such vulgarities...I am speechless...
....
Thank you for listening...regards.

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