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   Oct-25-18 chessforum (replies) <Tabanus: [tournament title comments] > Thanks, we'll be adopting some of the title recommendations forthwith...
   Oct-16-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies) <HeMateMe: [..] I haven't renewed my premium yet on this terrific chess site because the Russian Super finals are not yet here. I just assumed no one really cared. Yet, the database is the key feature of this site.> Point well made. We are working on adding more ...
   Oct-16-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies) <Free Speech: I've already spilled the beans about <Zanzibar> being allowed to post at <> and you're not going to put that cat back in the bag by denying it> That assertion is patently false.
   Oct-16-18 Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies) Can anyone confirm how many games are missing from the Open and/or Women's sections for this Olympiad? The vast majority (for both sections) should already be in the database—except for some forfeits which had zero moves, or perhaps a few stubs which had a very small number ...
   Oct-15-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies) <OhioChessFan: What "<any>" member did I besmirch?> A blind man could see it with a cane...
   Oct-12-18 Susan Freeman chessforum (replies) <Tabanus: Hi Susan, at Biographer Bistro (kibitz #18688), only two days before Daniel passed away, he posted that <Sargon hasn't done much work lately as he's involved in other matters, and we're working on training others to fill in, and I've been handling a lot of ...
   Oct-10-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) We have reviewed the logs, and everything seems to be in order.. Congratulations to <4tmac> who finished with 12,353 c$ and wins one year free membership. Also congratulations to the qualifying runner ups: (2) Chnebelgrind 10,819 (3) morfishine 9,779 (4) moronovich ...
   Oct-01-18 I Saric vs Caruana, 2018 (replies) Fabiano Caruana, who will be challenging defending World Champion Magnus Carlsen for the chess crown in November 2018, has an ELO rating of 2827—approximately 138 points higher than Ivan Saric's 2689. I thought it might be interesting to see if Caruana can win with the ...
   Sep-30-18 Adams vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies) <MissScarlett: <Matt.7. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam ...
   Sep-28-18 Chess Olympiad (Women) (2018) (replies) 43rd Chess Olympiad Women's division games are now up.
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Dec-06-18  Stonehenge: Some suspect users here, I think Daniel had a program to search and destroy this kind of stuff, but I'm not sure.

User: schiavoneaq2

User: 6gabriellae761gn2

User: marchbanksse6

Perhaps also:

User: sbortanwhopy

User: sbortanasype

User: leosaiianc

User: ljudetinnan

User: janedrymn

Dec-06-18  Stonehenge: User: Gazaillese3

User: nitdenunreli

User: Straubees4

etc, I guess.

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  whiteshark: and some more 'fresh accounts':

User: ecycic

User: parkpan

User: immerly

User: healthbast

User: chrisLabss

User: johnnieq1960

User: 4alicee562hM1

User: Barnickse3

User: Platteraq4

User: Danceyes6

User: Debernardies7

User: Boxxaq9

User: Straubeaq9

User: SniptNut

User: raulickis

User: jittug2chess

User: Racedose1

User: kaycloc

User: uxaqi

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  OhioChessFan: A program to detect a link without "www" in it in the profile would be an easy start to addressing the matter.
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  jes47: Comment re Guess the Move feature.
On numerous occasions I have made a move which Guess the Move said was inferior. When I load the position in Stockfish, I find that my move is Stockfish's preferred move or 1st alternative after 20+ ply. I don't know how you determine your scoring, but if the tool is to have any value, the scoring must have some validity. Please check your scoring against Stockfish , a GM, or another engine before posting.

The latest example of poor scoring: Tal-Petrosian 1957, 15 Rg1. Guess the Move rejects this in favor of 16 Qg5. Stockfish gives 15 Rg1 as dead even (0.00), and gives 16 Qg5 as advantage to black (-0.50) at 25 ply. Infuriating.

Also, If you update the score with every move, it would be nice to update the par with every move -- i,e, don't show the par score for the total game, just for the moves played.

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  Annie K.: <jes47> you're right. GtM still runs with the old Toga engine, which should really be replaced by our new Stockfish. There had been plans for this - thanks for bringing the issue back up.

<Also, If you update the score with every move, it would be nice to update the par with every move -- i,e, don't show the par score for the total game, just for the moves played.>

Interesting idea, I like it. :)

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  WannaBe: Forum for London Classic? Pleeeeeeease?
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  zanzibar: <Stonehenge>/<Whiteshark> OK, I'm curious - how do you find new members on <CG>??

I used Google Search with a couple of obvious phrasing to find this unlisted new member:

User: CrecyWar

Are you guys using a similar technique?

Dec-07-18  Stonehenge:

I looked at <Recent Visitors> and I saw some strange usernames.

Like User: 6giannae192gh7

Dec-07-18  Stonehenge: User: VisamibrBlensype, User: NathanFam, and there are more but I'll stop here.
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  Diademas: Any chance of including the latest AlphaZero games?
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  zanzibar: <Diademas> WannaBe already submitted the lot.

Let's see if it's our good lot for them to be soon accepted.


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  zanzibar: Thanks <Stonehenge>, I was wondering about what technique you used.

Doing a Google search on the following:

<"Member since Dec-07-18" http://>

Yields this list:

User: 7milae371gM9
User: 9oliviae5322ho5
User: razztenada31
User: 1audreyc3491gh7
User: Vyhyreda
User: kentq40

Doing a https search yields a more select crowd:

<"Member since Dec-07-18" https://>

User: clichun
User: noiness
User: wamy
User: angeldoll37

All of these users just joined today and immediately added a link in their profile page. Which is a little suspect, but I haven't really checked the obvious.

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  zanzibar: Wonder if <CG> is ever going to add a "verbatim mode" for comments.

Having to periodically lookup <&sol;> is getting a bit old (as is typing the entity's entity!)

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  offramp: Perhaps these odd New Users are using some kind of trick to move higher in Google search rankings.
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  Susan Freeman: <Zanzibar > I was actually after Daniel about that same thing. It was about my web site though. Kids!
Dec-10-18  SugarDom: Your blow whistle never functions.

Here I am reporting somebody copying my name because it might confuse others, but you don't do anything.

<SugarDoomed: By the way looking at your picture, if you happened to visit the Manila Zoo, you can get inside the apes' cage to have your picture taken. The apes won't notice any difference, you look exactly like them. Enjoy.>

Dec-10-18  SugarDom: I will complain here everyday, if I have to.
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  Count Wedgemore: Yes, get that sorted out as soon as possible <CG>. Surely it can't be allowed to make a username almost identical to one that's already in use.

I hope you take swift action and help my friend <SugarDom> with this issue.

Dec-10-18  technical win: < I will complain here everyday, if I have to. > #MeToo
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  Sargon: Just wanted to reassure everyone that the Holiday Present Hunt is ON for this year!

Clues coming very soon: Chessgames Present Hunt Clues Page

Dec-10-18  Everyone: <Everyone> is in!
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Sargon: Just wanted to reassure everyone that the Holiday Present Hunt is ON for this year!

Clues coming very soon: Chessgames Present Hunt Clues Page>

Thank you Sargzy. I'll be participating this year and in the words of the great Posoo.. I'll DISTROI All Da COMPATATSION Like da old Posoo! ;)

<SugarDom: Your blow whistle never functions. 

Here I am reporting somebody copying my name because it might confuse others, but you don't do anything.>

Because Keyser Soze abused it <<so much>> even Daniel said he was sick of him.. How'd you think Sargzy feels!? Keyser ruined it for everyone!;)

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  WannaBe: I'm not worried, in all my years here playing the hunt, I've gotten a grand total of <ONE>.


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  Penguincw: < WannaBe: I'm not worried, in all my years here playing the hunt, I've gotten a grand total of <ONE>. >

Try <zero>. :)

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