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SwitchingQuylthulg
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White: ahmadov
Black: SwitchingQuylthulg

1.d4 Nc6 2.e4 d5 3.e5 h5 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.c3 Nh6 6.Bb5 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.h3 g5 9.Bd3 g4 10.Nh2 gxh3 11.g3 Bg5 12.Kh1 Bxc1 13.Qxc1 Bxd3 14.Rd1 Be4+ 15.Kg1 h4 16.Qf4 f5 17.exf6 hxg3 18.fxg3 Qd6 19.Qxd6 cxd6 20.Nd2 Kd7 21.c4 Rag8 22.Kf2 Ng4+ 23.Nxg4 Rxg4 24.Nf3 h2 25.Rh1 Bxf3 26.Kxf3 Rxd4 0-1

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   SwitchingQuylthulg has kibitzed 7919 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-30-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <Tabanus: <army of crap-deleters> You appear to be panicking for the sake of liberty. Are you saying that CG would not be able to find even <one> decent crap-deleter, and that if they did, it would not be worth the try?> Yes, they <could> find one ...
 
   Jan-29-15 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> Thanks, and happy non-birthday to you as well! Only played one escape game since the 22nd - Esklavos's Magic Forest Escape 4. And that was almost the same as Magic Christmas Escape 1, so nothing much to report. Maybe later this week :)
 
   Jan-29-15 Annie K. chessforum
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Yeah, I wondered about that... but I'm not complaining ;-)
 
   Jan-26-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <bubuli55> 2695.4
 
   Jan-26-15 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: But I guess an easier win exists ;)> Nah, you got it :) Poor Ra1... one of the more unusual rook traps. Though easier to see and much less flashy, as weird piece traps go it reminds me somewhat of this one (unplayed line from Timman vs M Al-Modiahki, ...
 
   Jan-26-15 Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <PhilFeeley: I thought the master group had a cutoff. Are you suggesting that #244, rated 1566, is playing in the master group? A number of them will surely be playing in the other groups?> Last year, the lowest-rated player in the Masters group had a rating of 1525
 
   Jan-26-15 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>, and congratulations to the medalists!
 
   Jan-26-15 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <lostemperor>, and congratulations to the other medalists!
 
   Jan-25-15 YouRang chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <YouRang>, and congratulations to all the medalists!
 
   Jan-18-15 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to the admins (and <Annie>, who did a brilliant job keeping track of the nominations), and congratulations to all the winners! <The Caissars> Any idea when an official HTML page listing all the winners from this and previous years will go up?
 
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Dec-31-14
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  ahmadov: Happy New Year!
Dec-31-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <brankat> <ahmadov> Happy New Year to both of you! :)
Dec-31-14
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  ahmadov: Happy New Year, <Branko>!
Dec-31-14
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  bubuli55: Happy New Year 2015!
Dec-31-14
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  moronovich: Happy New Year !
Dec-31-14
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  WinKing: Happy New Year to you also <SwitchingQuylthulg>! All the best to you in 2015!
Dec-31-14
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  Annie K.: Happy New Year, <Switch>! :)
Dec-31-14
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  Penguincw: Thanks for the New Year's wish <Switch>, and Happy New Year's to you too. :)
Jan-07-15
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  OhioChessFan: ** Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest **

Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

Jan-20-15
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  Annie K.: <Switch> Nice detective work. Do you think maybe he goes as far back as User: Chess Champ?
Jan-20-15
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  Annie K.: *Hail Nuklu!*
Jan-20-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> You'll be amazed to hear that I did actually play several of Esklavos's escape games the other day... <Magic Christmas Escape>, <Magic Christmas Escape 2> and <Magic Christmas Escape 3> ;-)

And also <Find Sneaky Dungeon> by Selfdefiant.

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No, that's not him. I'd be happy to bet c$10,000 on it :)

Jan-20-15
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  Annie K.: Hey, great! Did you like them? :)

Esklavos has some outstanding stand-alone games, and several more very enjoyable series. Selfdefiant also has a lot of great games out there. And if you liked those, I will also recommend the intelligent and beautifully crafted TomaTea games... for a start. ;)

Yeah, different use of CAPS, and other style differences. Total match on certifiability and location, but it's a big place...

Jan-20-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> I liked them, but not in a "wow, this is brilliant, I wish all games were like this" way :-) The pixel hunting was a bit annoying at times, especially in Magic Christmas Escape 1.
Jan-20-15
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  Annie K.: Some of my favorites... :)

Selfdefiant likes these cartoon-like games, but IMO his best games are those from two series.

(1) The SSSG (Super Sneaky Spy Guy) series that features beautiful mansions (usually guest houses) in lovely locations -

Example: http://melting-mindz.com/Island-Par...

(2) The Asylum series - I usually don't like creepy games, but Selfdefiant manages to make creepy games not creepy. I love the way he finds beauty in abandoned, run-down buildings.

Example: http://melting-mindz.com/eerie_asyl...

Esklavos has fun series such as Inspector Kloo (especially recommended 4 and above): http://www.esklavos.com/category/in..., Magic Island (example: http://www.esklavos.com/escape/magi...), Paper World, Ancient Forest, etc., etc.... and also beautiful stand-alones, such as White Light (http://www.esklavos.com/2013/09/whi...). As a genuine artist, I consider him the best of the lot. :)

TomaTea: http://www.tomatea.com/

I started with their Pool Cocktail (http://www.tomatea.com/games/pool_c...) and have played everything of theirs I could find thereafter. ;)

Jan-20-15
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  Annie K.: Cross post. :) Yeah, sometimes they are a bit too pixel-huntish, but you picked random games after all - the ones in my previous post are some of their best. These are not "epic" (really large with serious plot) games though, I can recommend some of those too. :D
Jan-20-15
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  Annie K.: ...on second thought... maybe <Abandoned Asylum> (http://www.melting-mindz.com/abando...) would be a more classic example of Selfdefiant's Asylum series. ;)
Jan-22-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> I tried Pool Cocktail and two other TomaTea games (Pool Cocktail 2 and Smile Escape), which I liked (especially Smile).

Unfortunately, I can't really say the same of Abandoned Asylum, Island Paradise or Inspector Kloo 4. Way too much pixel-hunting for my taste... by the time I finished Inspector Kloo 4 I was so conditioned that I tried to click on every pixel on CG's home page before I caught myself :-)

Fancy graphics, sure, but they made finding the Onyl Rite Pixil even more of a pain. Brightly colored low-resolution graphics may not have the same realism or artisticness, but at least you can usually tell where the items are.

Jan-22-15
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  Annie K.: Heheh... yeah, they can have that minor side effect, pixelhuntwise speaking. ;D They are more enjoyable when you're not in a hurry and want to take the time to look at the beautiful scenes anyway.

I think both developers have listened to their players' complaints about this issue, though - most of their more recent games are a bit less of a pixel hunt. :)

Glad you like TomaTea - they are indeed the best for almost never being a pixel hunt. The Japanese developer Robamimi is also very good that way, plus nice storylines to many of their games, and some other Japanese developers are excellent too.

Btw, I also recommend Sniffmouse, for a great sense of humor, the funniest sound effects, and originality... ;)

Jan-22-15
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  Annie K.: Sniffmouse example: http://www.escapegames24.com/2015/0...

Robamimi: http://robamimi.biz/index.php

For epics, there's the always wonderful, though often somewhat macabre, Hyptosis, of Lorestrome. For example, the charmingly retro Steelcurse: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/vi...

My most recently finished epic game is The Rosefinch Curse by the Chinese developer T34 Studio: http://www.t34studio.com/en/game/Th... - it's a huge (almost 10 MB) game, so you'll need to instruct your Flash to give it unlimited storage size, but it's very very worth it!

Jan-26-15  ketchuplover: All hail the chess bookie king!
Jan-29-15
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  wordfunph: my 10k chessbucks today is your special day..

Happy Birthday, Switch!!!

Jan-29-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <wordfunph> Thanks, but I'm afraid the date is still off... at least as far as <my> birthday's concerned. My mother appreciates you reminding me :)
Jan-29-15
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  Annie K.: Happy non-Birthday, <Switch>! Play any more of those games, or would that be too soon? ;)
Jan-29-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> Thanks, and happy non-birthday to you as well!

Only played one escape game since the 22nd - Esklavos's Magic Forest Escape 4. And that was almost the same as Magic Christmas Escape 1, so nothing much to report.

Maybe later this week :)

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