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   chessgames.com has kibitzed 12014 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-27-17 E Horn vs K Cedikova, 2007 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: What immediately comes to mind, of course, is the finish to J Diaz vs D Freeman, 2004 ;-)
 
   Feb-27-17 chessgames.com chessforum
 
chessgames.com: <provide us with an update> I can say this much: After considering the question of how to best represent names in a database in a way that's both accurate and neutral to local naming forms, the best way is to avoid terms like "first name", "last name", "given name", ...
 
   Feb-26-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Re: Biographer Bistro (kibitz #16107) <zanzibar: <chessgames> do we get a certificate of some kind, or at least a gold star, if we manage to follow all that?> You don't have to follow it at all, just let the computer do the data crunching. The one thing the editor
 
   Feb-15-17 Daniel Freeman
 
chessgames.com: Thanks everybody!
 
   Feb-11-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <Why does <CG.com> call it this instead of the more logical "Women's World Championship"?> We found that odd as well; we're just copying FIDE.
 
   Feb-06-17 refutor chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: We've known each other on this site for 15 years and a month. Crazy isn't it? — Daniel
 
   Jan-29-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <Very very sluggish> We are aware of this and are trying to locate the cause of the problem right now. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
 
   Jan-29-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2017 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Congratulations to Wesley So for winning the Tata Steel (2017) . We'll switch to Carlsen-Karjakin in just a moment.
 
   Jan-24-17 W So vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Please note that today's game starts 30 minutes later (at 8:00 am USA/Eastern).
 
   Jan-20-17 Harikrishna vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: The live feed was down for a bit; sorry about that. We resume at move 61.
 
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Feb-22-17  Abdel Irada: ∞

<diceman: <A knight on the rim is dim.>

In China: <A knight on the rim is dim sum>>

But at least it's only sumwhat dim.

Feb-22-17  Abdel Irada: ∞

<WannaBe: Re: Print the legendary quote, not the factual quote.

I was never called (a) Wascally Wabbit, it was due to Yosemite Sam & Elmer Fudd's lisp. They're from the same family tree as Daffy and Sylvester.

Swear, just ask our dad, Mel. =))>

That's "wascawwy."

If anyone here should know that, it's you. :-D

Feb-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <chessgames.com> Could you check Huebner vs Miles, 1998

When I click on the <view> link it downloads a file 'nph-chesspgn'.

I also see a strange comment </4,Ra6-b6,Qa4> on my screen which seen the only annotation.

Feb-23-17
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  WannaBe: <whiteshark> Nothing unusual for me, I also checked two other random games' PGNs; what browser you using?

(And PC's operating system? Or are you using a mobile device? What's your credit card number and expiration date?)

Feb-23-17
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  whiteshark: <WannaBe: <What's your credit card number and expiration date?>> You 1st! ;)
Feb-23-17
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  WannaBe: 123-456-789 expires 00/00
Feb-23-17
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  Stonehenge: <CG>

What's up with the correction slips? Nothing has been done for three weeks.

Feb-23-17
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  chessgames.com: <Stonehenge> I told Sargon to put your event related corrections on hold, because I'm working on a system that will facilitate easy fixing of such issues and your corrections are fertile material for testing.

So don't think you're being ignored or wasting your effort, quite the opposite -- you've got our attention and we're going to have a major improvement with those types of edits.

Feb-23-17
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  chessgames.com: <Sunday's Simpsons, check it out. Hilarious.> Right you are -- and such an incredible attention to chess-detail that you wouldn't expect from a cartoon.
Feb-23-17
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  zanzibar: <<CG> I told Sargon to put your event related corrections on hold, because I'm working on a system that will facilitate easy fixing of such issues and your corrections are fertile material for testing.>

Oooh, oooh, oooh!

Long overdue (channeling my inner <MissS>)

<Sargon>, btw, is now a baseball. My current avatar is in his/her memory.

Feb-23-17
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  zanzibar: I wish I had somebody to shine my knights like that, if you know what I mean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ax...

"Can I go, it's like 4am for me"

Feb-23-17
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  WannaBe: <CG.com> So glad you saw the episode, for chess fans like us, to get the treatment from Matt Groenig and M. Carlsen is quite a nod.

I see that <Z> have gone from spaceman astronaut to Egyptian hieograph, hyerographics, hileographics, heeeeeeliographics.

Cave paintings!! There. =)

Feb-24-17
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  zanzibar: <WannaBe> □ □ □ I try to get around □ □ □

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6...

(80's flashback)

Feb-24-17
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  Stonehenge: <I told Sargon to put your event related corrections on hold>

Yes, but he has put *all* my corrections on hold.

Feb-24-17
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  chessgames.com: <Yes, but he has put *all* my corrections on hold.> Really? I'll look into it. I might have not explained myself well. In any case, don't worry: nothing is lost.

< whiteshark: <chessgames.com> Could you check Huebner vs Miles, 1998> That's very odd, I had the same experience you did, with an Apple Safari browser. When I removed the </4,Ra6-b6,Qa4> garbage from the end it worked. As a test, I put it back into the PGN, and suddenly it misbehaved again. I can't think of how that could be, so I tested it from the command line, and everything seems to be working, but the desktop browser still handles it bizarrely. I even tried sticking that text in a different game to see if it would break the "view" link, but it didn't. I'm stumped. If you ever find another game that does that, let me know.

<Simpsons> Did Magnus do his own voice on that episode? It sounded just like him but I didn't notice his name in the closing credits.

Feb-24-17
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  crawfb5: <<Simpsons> Did Magnus do his own voice on that episode? It sounded just like him but I didn't notice his name in the closing credits.>

Yes. His name appears during the last scene with Homer.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/mag...

Feb-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: A scene from the Simpsons with Magnus commenting on Homer's game with his father.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ax...

Feb-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <CG.com> as other members have pointed out, that is his voice, as the credits rolled, Magnus is listed as guest voice.
Feb-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Well I guess it's formal and official...

https://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/Magnu...

But what's this Sven and Řen business?!

Don't tell me <CG> has been shown up by wikiSimpsons.

Feb-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Boomie: <CG> Having Intellisense on the Search box would be nifty. Not that it would be any more efficient, but it's a smart feature that folks are used to having.
Feb-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: You mean the way it could fill in "Kasparov" if you start to type "Ka", then switch to "Karpov" when it sees "Kar", then turn into Karjakin when it sees "Karj" — is that what you mean?

I agree, that would be great.

We're trying to find a good purpose for the old Chessgames server, which is still a very beefy computer in spite of being many years old. Doing computations like that (without slowing down the main server) would be a good use of resources.

Feb-26-17
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  Penguincw: How about this for a suggestion as well: autocorrect spelling.

For example, let's say I'm searching for Nepomniachtchi, but I mis-type 1 letter or something. The feature could then say "Do you mean 'Nepomniachtchi'?" (of course, don't assume that that name is mistyped, just suggest it if it looks like a typo).

Unfortunately, just typing in "Ian" in the EZ search shows up Ian Rogers.

search "Ian"

Feb-27-17
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  Boomie: <chessgames.com: You mean the way it could fill in "Kasparov" if you start to type "Ka", then switch to "Karpov" when it sees "Kar", then turn into Karjakin when it sees "Karj" — is that what you mean?>

Yes. Like the Wiki search box without the ginormous list. I guess I was showing my age with that "Intellisense" gibberish.

Feb-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Alien Math: curious if you could provide us with an update since there's a few comments about surname and given name order on the Yifan Hou page
Feb-27-17
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  chessgames.com: <provide us with an update> I can say this much:

After considering the question of how to best represent names in a database in a way that's both accurate and neutral to local naming forms, the best way is to avoid terms like "first name", "last name", "given name", "family name", "surname", etc. If you use terms like this there will always be some exception to your rule.

Therefore the terminology that I prefer to use is "sort name." In other words, if you want to find Hou Yifan in the Player Directory, do you go to the "H" or the "Y"?

This terminology solves a lot of pedantic quibbles since it gets to the meat of why we even care in the first place. The software doesn't even know what a "first name" or "last name" is, nor should it, it just needs to know what to put on the computer screen in the various contexts.

The end users have many desires depending on the context. On a player page most people want to see names represented as accurately as possible, but when searching they don't want to be accurate whatsoever. (By the way, Penguincw: just search for "Nepo" and it will work.)

In some situations, like game lists, users want to see names collapsed as compactly as possible. In other circumstances, like the player page, it is nice to have access to the most expanded and diacritically accurate version.

One possible schema for representing names that could meet these requirements would be to provide four (!) different strings for each player, some of which are optional. For example:

FULL NAME: Peter Leko
SHORT NAME: Leko
REGIONAL NAME: Lékó Péter
SORT NAME: Leko

or in the case being discussed,

FULL NAME: Hou Yifan
SHORT NAME: Hou
REGIONAL NAME: 侯逸凡
SORT NAME: Hou

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