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>> Click here to see's game collections. Full Member has kibitzed 10403 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-14 chessforum <Richard Taylor> Sure Richard, we always have room for one more Kiwi event.
   Sep-16-14 Biographer Bistro (replies) <Karpova> You state your case very convincingly and it's clear that you are operating in the right spirit.
   Sep-05-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) <I just don't know what happened the other day.> Mark, I was looking at bets from Sep 4th but it's clear to me now that your problem was with the bets on Sep 3rd. Going back to the logfiles I see that you've been a very busy bettor, but I don't see any action on your ...
   Aug-27-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies) Sorry, there's no way to invert the board during live broadcast. If you click on the link "review game" to the right of the diagram you can use all of the PGN viewer features, but the moves won't be automatically updated.
   Aug-27-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies) Note that today's game M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 will be a free broadcast. Come discuss the game in good company. The tournament is due to start in about 30 minutes, at 3:00pm USA/Eastern.
   Aug-05-14 C Baljon vs B Enklaar, 1974 (replies) This is actually an error on our part. The combination is fully busted after 28...Be7, or if not, it's far too subtle for a Tuesday. We'll run a replacement shortly.
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  MarkFinan: Oh I give up, where's your sense of humour??
I wasn't being nasty, In fact what rule did I break?
Premium Chessgames Member Mark, I wasn't trying to be mean, but given the previous history of you two, I don't think it's a good idea to come here and invent humorous stories revolving around Life Master AJ. I know you weren't being malicious, but it was still off-topic. Together we can keep the peace. Cheers, Daniel.
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  perfidious: Starting me on 1500 in the Playing Zone is most likely generous-look out below!
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  cro777: < European Senior Chess Championship 2012 >

Pushkov won on tiebreak (TPR)

The round 9 games you may find here

More on the tournament page.

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  kingscrusher: Hi

On this page:

Recent Kibitzing Page

I wondered if it would be a good idea to include the Tournament name somewhere, so that for example if someone wanted to see Kibitzed games from the Olympiad, it would be quite easy at a glance.

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  shivasuri4: <perfidious>, only the premium members get to play, so it shouldn't matter, unless you buy/are gifted one yourself.
Premium Chessgames Member <Recent Kibitzing Page ... I wondered if it would be a good idea to include the Tournament name somewhere> That's a really good and simple idea. We even go through the bother of displaying the ECO code, as if users think to themselves "I wonder what the latest news on B32 games is!" Adding a similar feature for tournaments only makes sense.
Premium Chessgames Member <only the premium members get to play> We're still not sure if that's going to be our longterm policy but for testing purposes we're going to start that way.
Aug-31-12  LoveThatJoker: <CG> Could you kindly delete the long pgn post on Z Almasi vs Bareev, 1997, please?

Unfortunately the pgn there is useless due to the fact that text associated with the '{}' brackets does not show up accurately after kibitzing here on <CG>.

It would be cool, if you could fix this, as I am now forced to e-mail the pgn as opposed to just posting on the game kibitz or on a fellow premium member's personal forum.

Thank you kindly!


Premium Chessgames Member <LTJ> OK. You're right, arbitrary PGN doesn't work.
Aug-31-12  psmith: A general issue. the site relies on java. not many do anymore. There are recent stories in the news about security vulnerabilities in the latest updates of java, some recommending that users should disable or uninstall java immediately. I have done that, and am now viewing games through Arena.

Any comment on this?

(For example: "if you don't need java, uninstall it from your system").

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  WannaBe: A patch have been released.

You can follow the instructions here:

Or do it yourself here:

Just make sure you get the right 32/64 bit system one.

Aug-31-12  psmith: <WannaBe>: The article I linked to discusses further vulnerabilities in the patch... (Headline: "Researchers find critical vulnerability in Java 7 patch hours after release")
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  WannaBe: Sorry, didn't read the article! =((

Thought you meant the one found earlier in the week.

Premium Chessgames Member We're aware of the recent "zero day" virus that threatens Java users. A fairly good write-up is found here:

In most modern web browsers, there are ways to enable Java only for certain "whitelisted" sites. In this way you can set and other sites you trust (,, to run Java while the rest of the internet is blocked. It's important to understand that the danger comes from some rogue website that you get tricked into visited, e.g. through spam or through a twitter link. If you can block all sites except the ones you trust, then you're safe.

We wish we could give a quick rundown on how to do this for Safari, MSIE, Firefox, Chrome, under Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc. but there are so many platforms to consider it is almost impossible to begin such a tutorial. We may nonetheless attempt to show how it's done on the most popular configurations and then hope clever users can extrapolate from there.

A growing concern is that Java itself may be headed the way of dinosaurs and zip-drives, and as such we've looked into alternatives. Sadly the bulk of the work for the last 10 years in the chess realm has been done in Java and for that reason there are not very satisfactory Flash or Javascript alternatives. The ability to move pieces in variations, for example, is something the chess players are not quick to part with once they've experienced it.

A glaring problem with Flash driven PGN viewers is that Flash does not work under the increasingly important iOS and there's no reason to believe it will anytime soon, if ever.

The Java-free alternative "pgn4web" is certainly the best of viewer of its kind and we are very indebted to Paolo Casaschi for its use on our site. Due to growing concerns over the exploitability of the Java platform, we may very well make this the default viewer for Chessgames.

In summary, our opinion based on recent news, is that the careful computer user should:

Disable Java for all but whitelisted sites including (How you actually do this depends mostly on what browser you use. We will try to elaborate more in the future.)

- and/or -

Switch to the viewer PGN4web. See our Pgn4web Quickstart page to get accustomed to it.

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  Phony Benoni: Have to say I don't care for Pgn4web in its current form. I miss the "scoresheet" with full game information, as well as the ability to analyze variations or create FEN right from the board. These are very handy for kibitzing.

Another, more individual problem, is that I cannot see the entire board and navigation tools without reducing the screen font size to the point that the screen becomes difficult to read.

Safety first, of course, but in its current form Pgn4web would force me to make a number of accomodations I wouldn't care for. Not that I wouldn't do them, but...

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  Octavia: Is there another way to get to the <playing zone> ? I hope there'll be enough players eventually to make it worthwhile. If not you can always allow nonmembers to have limited access like all the other chess sites do.
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  Annie K.: I agree that the Pgn4web board is too big (for a PC screen, it's fine for the iPhone...) - as I recall, <WannaBe> mentioned that a while back too. :)

And I also don't like the missing game info and the figurine notation, which can't be copy-pasted. Of course both info and regular notation can be gotten from the "view pgn" link, but that's an extra click, and separate window... hmm, how about embedding the "view pgn" page's content into the game page, say to the right of the board, for those with this viewer setting?

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  Annie K.: <cg> Time to update the Playing Zone chessforum 's profile text, btw.

Also, I sent you an audio file yesterday, please look for it? :)

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  hms123: <>

I have sent an email, but thought it might also help to post here that we have a new <Rinus Award> winner for contributions to the World Game against GM Akobian. Thanks.

Activate: imag
Years: 1
New Count: 6

Premium Chessgames Member <Annie> Dragoljub Velimirovic, right? Thanks. We added a photo too.
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  Annie K.: Yep. Great pic, too, thanks! Can I steal it from you when I get around to making a YouTube video for him? ;)

(If you had to get permission to use it then nevermind, I'll find another one...) :)

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  DcGentle: Well, I guess I am not the first one to recommend this: How about a search form to search text inside all Kibitzer Corner pages of a certain game? Only people who can read these pages should be able to search these. It would be very helpful in the ever growing number of pages of "The World"-games. After all there shouldn't be any technical problems to solve here.
Sep-03-12  Memethecat: <DcGentle> is this what you mean: Search Kibitzing

any user, word or phrase can be found with this search engine.

Sep-03-12  Memethecat: Well, not phrase's, but words & users.
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