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   May-04-16 chessforum (replies) I checked that idiosyncratic data file and the critical record is this one 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 which is exactly the same thing as 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4 which is [DIAGRAM] I have the ability to reassign ...
   May-03-16 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) <centralfiles> Our apologies, it was just a fat-finger mistake. Your year has been added. <winners> I'll make sure I get in touch with all of the winners via email (who need to be gotten in touch with). The new leg should start on Thursday. Good luck! ...
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies) Switch to Harikrishna-Aronian?
   Apr-29-16 D Hausrath vs M Kraemer, 2006 (replies) We are very sorry for the scheduling mishap that unintentionally recycled last week's puzzle. Under the unusual circumstances we'll have two puzzles today and show you as well a rerun from 2004. See you over at Piskov vs M Krasenkow, 1989 (43. ?)
   Apr-27-16 Harikrishna vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies) We'd like to apologize for the scheduling mishap with the Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 game today. The scheduler failed to activate at the proper time. Daniel has located a typo introduced a few weeks back and believes this problem has been fixed. The remainder of the tournament ...
   Apr-25-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies) Please note that this game begins on Wednesday.
   Apr-06-16 Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 (replies) There was a schedule problem with today's puzzle. Two different puzzles (one of them completely meaningless) were temporarily shown before we got it right. This is truly today's puzzle. In spite of appearances it's not a repeat: we used it before on move 27...? for a simple ...
   Mar-25-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies) Remember that Saturday the 26th is a rest day; this game will start at 8:00am USA/eastern on Sunday the 27th.
   Mar-24-16 Anand vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies) Thanks to everybody for participating in this historic fight. Stop by tomorrow at 8am USA/Eastern for Nakamura-Anand and all the other games at the official site
   Mar-18-16 Biographer Bistro (replies) <It's curious that people are so attached to having the Site tag be so specific, when pgn4web doesn't even display it on a typical <CG> page: K Burger vs S Wachs, 1954 How do I know where that game was played? If people cared so much about this issue, why aren't ...
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Apr-26-16  zanzibar: <MissS> <Constantly taking offence...>

We all know, when comes to offences, <MissS> truly believes it's better to give than to receive.

<throwing a wobbly, threatening to leave...>

What exactly is a wobbly? Is it a condition due to too much cricket? Like a wimbly-nimbly?

<promising to die...>

"Not to die but to be reborn,
Away from the land so battered and torn"

Remember, you'll never hear surf music again.

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

Apr-26-16  zanzibar: One more for <MissS>, who should well know the dangers of mixing cultures together:

(i.e. British and American cultures)

* * * * *

Oh heck, how can I resist?

Now we now what <MissS> does in her free time.

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  Boomie: <>

Is there any help for Search Kibitzing? If so, shouldn't there be a link to that help somewhere on the search page? I'd like to search for a specific move in one of the World's games. But the usual method of enclosing in quotes doesn't work. Or is it not capable of finding chess moves? That would be pretty odd for a chess site.

Also I would like a way to limit a kibitz search to one forum.

Apr-27-16  zanzibar: <Also I would like a way to limit a kibitz search to one forum.>

Hate to break it to you <Boomie>, but you ain't the only one wishing for that feature.

Apr-27-16  zanzibar: <chessgames> and others....

I'd like to pick up on the <Source tags> topic again.

I think the Bistro might be a better place to stage the thread, but it's just a slight preference.

See here:

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #13916)

Apr-28-16  sonia91: I submitted a correction slip 2 days ago but Round 3 game Lu Shaglei-Zhou Weiqi from the Chinese Championships (2016) is still missing: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 Re8 11. Ng5 Rf8 12. Nf3 Re8 13. Ng5 Rf8 14. Nf3 -

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  Phony Benoni: I really do hate to report things like this, but the puzzle was also used last Friday.
Premium Chessgames Member <I really do hate to report things like this, but the puzzle was also used last Friday.> Ugh!!!

I'm not sure what to do. I don't believe this problem has ever come up, at least beyond 1am.

<sonia91> Sorry about that, we'll get that game in shortly.

Premium Chessgames Member We decided to replace the rerun with an older rerun. So there are two puzzles of the day for April 29, 2016. The replacement Piskov vs M Krasenkow, 1989 is a beauty from 2004.
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  Phony Benoni: This is a strange one! The link from the home page to the GOTD, Tal vs Grave, 1965, instead goes to Caruana vs Anand, 2016
Premium Chessgames Member Ugh, that's happened before, I think it's just a copy-and-paste error. I fixed it late last night.
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  Chessgames Bookie: I sent you an e-mail.
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  Domdaniel: <CG> If I go to the statistics page, and check out the list of members with the greatest number of posts - I think I'm #9 - and if I then click on #15 on this list, I'm told there is no such member...

Can this be explained? Or are you turning people into non-persons?

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  Domdaniel: <CG> To be precise: the "statistics" category is "which users have kibitzed the most" ... and the message on clicking on #15 is "no such user on record".
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  Domdaniel: <Luftforlife> What an interesting vocabulary you have. I know all those words too, of course -- but I would not normally use them in routine communications.
May-02-16  sonia91: <> Thanks for adding that game.

Yesterday the <Russian Team Championship> started. Svidler, Grischuk and some other 2700+ players (more than the Hasselbacken Open) play, also Kamsky plays. In the women's division Lagno, Goryachkina, Ushenina among others play.

Premium Chessgames Member <Can this be explained? Or are you turning people into non-persons?> Only by the member's request.
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  luftforlife: <>: Thanks very much for getting in touch. All the best to you, and to the entire team here at <cg>. Happy to be here, and happy to help out. :) Cheers.
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  MissScarlett: Games of the 2016 Paul Keres Memorial should be rapid, not classical.
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks Miss S, they should be all fixed now.

luftforlife, we're happy to have you on board!

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  Jabot: Strangely the games I have been viewing in the Panov-Botvinnik attack are described as being nimzo indians rather than caro-kanns.

For instace
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Jabot> That's a bit strange, but it's not a bug; the position after Black's 6th move can be reached via either the Caro-Kann or the Nimzo-Indian, and the Chessgames opening classification table (which is basically <Eric Schiller>'s Caxton opening list) gives the Nimzo-Indian priority.

Basically, this means the Kamsky-Karpov game (together with other Caro-Kann games in the same line) is viewed as a transposition to the Nimzo-Indian. The case could certainly be made that this is the wrong way round, since the key position is more commonly reached through the Caro-Kann; Eric Schiller's opening nomenclature is often quite idiosyncratic.

Premium Chessgames Member I checked that idiosyncratic data file and the critical record is this one

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.exd4 d5

which is exactly the same thing as

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4

which is

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I have the ability to reassign it, but it's not clear to me which designation is correct. Over the years I've come to learn that there isn't always a definitive answer to that question.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: < I have the ability to reassign it, but it's not clear to me which designation is correct. Over the years I've come to learn that there isn't always a definitive answer to that question.>

It can be called either a Caro-Kann or a Nimzo-Indian; neither designation is definitively wrong. There's a strong case for calling it a Caro-Kann, though; namely: 1) of the 1170 games we have with that position, 1026 (87.7%) have White play e2-e4 (identifying the opening as a Caro-Kann type) and only 144 (12.3%) have White play e2-e3 (Nimzo-Indian); 2) while Schiller calls it a Nimzo-Indian, he also calls it a Panov Attack, which means a Caro-Kann with 4.c4.

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  perfidious: Almost no-one uses the Nimzo move order featuring 5....cxd4 6.exd4 d5 to reach the position from the above diagram, whereas the Caro-Kann method has become very common since the 1990s.

Another quirk of the system is how 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5. exd5 d6 6.Nc3 invariably winds up under E10, whereas 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.exd5 d6 6.Nf3 is rightly classed as a Modern Benoni.

Don't get me started on all the transpositions to various forms of the Dutch following 1.Nf3 f5 which are classified under A04....

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