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   Dec-19-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies) <21 = 36> actually should read <21 = 34>. (The game itself accepted the correct answer, 34, but the explanation had that typo.) Congratulations to <tpstar> for bagging the $150 shopping spree. We will email him a redemption code soon. There are plenty more ...
   Dec-19-14 chessforum (replies) <Just use Friede?l for the author's name> I think his birth certificate reads that way.
   Dec-09-14 Biographer Bistro (replies) <I'm not sure it's a good idea to NAY an intro just because it could use a bit of copyediting. It won't be any harder for us to polish the wording if it's been voted in (indeed, it will be easier as we can edit it directly), and I think we all know this intro will be (or ...
   Dec-09-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) <I bet 300 [on Nakamura] and got paid only 409? Something's wrong.> These tied bets are always confusing. It always seems like you get paid a lot less than you'd expect, but everything adds up. The house took its usual 5% cut and distributed everything back. Let me walk
   Nov-26-14 Nakamura-Aronian Match (2014) (replies) The blitz games are online here: Nakamura-Aronian Match (Blitz) (2014)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies) Thanks to everybody for participating in our live coverage of the 2014 World Chess Championship, and congratulations to Magnus Carlsen .
   Nov-19-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies) Please keep the discussion on this page relevant to the game.
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies) <Stonehenge> Thanks, we just put it in: E Kuhl vs Z Kasprzyk, 2014 .
   Nov-08-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies) Fun fact: the top countries viewing this game right now, in order of visitor count: India, United States, Russia, United Kingdom, Philippines, Turkey, Germany, Indonesia, France, Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, Israel, Canada, and (of course) Norway. Welcome to all our new ...
   Nov-07-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies) Everybody is invited to come join us for the live broadcast and discussion the WCC. The first game ( Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 ) starts tomorrow at 7:00am USA/Eastern time.
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  zanzibar: Me again...

Any chance the round number of a game could be displayed on the board?

I ask having reviewed the updates to Pillsbury--Burille match, where seeing the round number explicitly displayed would be handy.

Premium Chessgames Member <Any chance the round number of a game could be displayed on the board?> That's one of those fields that shows up on CVD but not on pgn4web, along with the site, the date, and so forth.

When we made the switch to pgn4web as the default, a number of fields became visible only if you click on PGN:View. We plan on restructuring the top of the game area to include data that was hidden in that way, including rounds and sites.

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  zanzibar: <chessgames> yes, I was using pgn4web.

The restructuring sounds like a good updage.

OK then, thanks.

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  zanzibar: One more thing,

Chess Viewer Deluxe Quickstart

still states that CVD is the default viewer.

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  Annie K.: <cg, klu #24: <The principle variations are>>

I love you, but that should still say <principal> variations. ;p

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  TheFocus: SugarDom: It's more probable that <The Focus> premium subscription is expiring today.>

No. Just letting the maid clean up. Back open later.

Dec-15-14  MissScarlett: <<White's K and Q were reversed and it wasn't noticed until several moves had been made, and Delmar, as Black, insisted that the game continue.>>

Tis done. SetUp "1" was automatically added by Rybka. All eleven games of the Delmar-Walbrodt match submitted; I may even be persuaded to create a game collection...

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  Tabanus: <CG> Belated congrats with the 13 years, and and happy holidays! Or Merry Christmas or what it is in English. God Jul! It's been a good year, with lots of technical improvements. And a good deal of bio writings as well, both on pids and tids.
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  WannaBe: General question to everyone (Including CG, of course).

Was there ever, any official stat, each year, on which one was quickest to be solved and which one took the longest?

Or it was just consensus of the people on which one of the 64 was 'easiest/hard to solve'?

Premium Chessgames Member <Was there ever, any official stat, each year, on which one was quickest to be solved and which one took the longest?> No, sorry. Every year we keep planning on adding timestamps to the puzzles to keep track of that but it ends up getting postponed another year due to last minute puzzle making/checking.

Off the top of my head, I would say that last 2013's "Perfect Fifth" clue probably lingered the very longest. Most of a day if I recall?

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  WannaBe: I think that one had 5 hints before it was cracked...
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  Fusilli: <CG> "COMMENT: There are 21 digits and 21 hypens..." You mean 42, right? There are 21 numbers. (Also, "hypens.")
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  Shams: Smash I say, smash.
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  MostlyAverageJoe: Hey, CG, has my old avatar hit a black hole after my membership lapsed? I used to have one, and after the (unintentional) reactivation, I was expecting it to be restored (just like the forum got restored) -- but nope, it reverted to a generic one...
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  Fusilli: <MostlyAverageJoe> Long ago when I was slow in renewing and let my membership expire, the same thing happened to me, if memory serves. Maybe if you go to the avatar "store" (or whatever is called) to pick one, you'll find your old one. Have you looked? I think I did find mine there back then.
Premium Chessgames Member Hi <MAJ> so sorry, but yes that's how it works, when your account lapses your avatar goes back into the pool.

Just for occasions like this there is a secret backdoor programmed into the Avatar Area which shows every single avatar, with its ID number, all in a line. Your old avatar must be in there somewhere--if you can locate it, we can fix you up with it again.

Avatar Area [secret backdoor]

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  MostlyAverageJoe: Aha -- found it! First via the backdoor, then on the normal Avatar Area, where I looked yesterday for quite a while and failed to locate it (something was really slow at that time).

Thanks for the advice, <CG>, and <Fusilli>!

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  Domdaniel: <Shams> -- < Smash I say, smash.> There's oil, damned oil, and hydraulics.
Premium Chessgames Member Wow, clue 35 was released (the one about the Cavendish experiment) but if you blinked you missed it. We actually thought it would remain for at least a little while, especially since we went out of our way to get a graphic that was not searchable by TinEye etc.

Good for Bver!

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  Stonehenge: Even better for User: 7krzem7 :)
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  MostlyAverageJoe: My first thought when looking at the (already solved) klu#35 was "gravity", so that + G (the symbol for the gravitational constant) in the klu title was pretty much a pointer to Cavendish for anyone still remembering high school physics, and the handle <7krzem7> seems to indicate a science background, so I am not surprised that he got it fast.
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  MostlyAverageJoe: <another J. Friedel wrote the definitive book on the topic of regular expressions>

Errata needed. <Friedel> != <Friedl>

Just use Friede?l for the author's name and all is good :-)

Dec-19-14  gauer: Your main page shows and the filter for tournament player search for pgn games is presented here: - not sure if you wanted a link to catch the (match-pairing) games of some of the top group players.
Premium Chessgames Member <Just use Friede?l for the author's name> I think his birth certificate reads that way.
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  OhioChessFan: < (Add to to each letter of TWELVE to get UXFMWF; add one in each letter of THIRTEEN to get UIJSUFFO) >

Add "one" to each letter of TWELVE

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