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   crawfb5 has kibitzed 4718 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-03-18 chessforum (replies)
crawfb5: <computer chess guy> Here's a breakdown of what the site does and doesn't have for corr. WC events: Game Collection: 0 - meta correspondence world championship Last time I did the math it was about 1700 missing games that could be submitted. Unfortunately, the game submission ...
   Nov-07-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
crawfb5: *Bitter End, Tennessee*
   Nov-06-18 Eric Schiller (replies)
crawfb5: <zanzibar: Thanks <crawfb5>. That link should migrate up to the bio.> Done. If someone else wants to alter the format, they are welcome to do so.
   Oct-29-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
crawfb5: <Annie K.: <zanzibar: <Carlos Peixoto (kibitz #2)>> "July 2014". We need the day. This field won't accept a partial date.> Um, it will, actually. I input 2014.07.00 and it took it just fine: Carlos Peixoto Granted, that's a somewhat different convention than ...
   Oct-06-18 Susan Freeman chessforum (replies)
crawfb5: <Susan Freeman: Now is the time, and this is the place to make a wish list of all the games you want to have uploaded. Any suggestions for improvements?> Game submissions has IMO been the feature of the site that has worked least well. Realistically, this has been a low enough
   Oct-04-18 zanzibar chessforum (replies)
   Sep-03-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
crawfb5: < Game submissions were always a sporadic thing, and that's one place where there has always been room for improvement.> Understated. :-) Daniel liked the idea of overhauling game submission and thus was reluctant to tinker with the current system. Unfortunately
   Jul-14-18 crawfb5 chessforum
crawfb5: <Sally> Thanks for that. I have the old <Chess Review> issues in PDF format, but didn't know someone had posted a version of the crosstable online.
   Dec-24-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
crawfb5: Gotta go. By the time I get home tonight I expect everything to be wrapped up. I was a couple of minutes too late on the Polgar clue, but never close on anything else that I saw live. Good luck, all.
   Nov-01-17 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
crawfb5: team black I have more games in my database (1200 with 5. Bxf7+ and 800 with 5. Nxf7) than is in CG's. Peter Leisebein is a correspondence player that used to play the black side of the Traxler a lot in correspondence ...
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  Fusilli: <The Focus> That would be a sensible solution. Say, a page for us users to propose things, suggest corrections to content, etc., and a different page for all the technical stuff on how to make things happen.
Jul-30-16  The Chess Express: Hi <crawfb5>, I'm just letting you know I'm around again. I hope all is going well with you. I finally broke down and bought the Chess King software, so now at least I have a descent program :)
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  crawfb5: <TCE> Welcome back! I'm recently back myself after being mostly absent for almost a year. Things are settling back down some, but life outside CG is still busier than it was. Hope things are good on your end. I see you have your old avatar again. I always think of you when I see that shot of Leko.
Jul-31-16  The Chess Express: Heh, yeah, Leko is a class act. I figured some of my previous comments would make no sense if I changed it. My play has actually become more Leko like over the years. Say, have you heard from <zanshin>?
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Welcome back <Big>!

I had no idea you knew Peter Leko, but it doesn't surprise me. I know Magnus Carlsen eh?

Well I know who he is.

Does that count?

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  crawfb5: <TCE> He seems to have left some years ago based on when he last posted.

<JFQ> Sure. On the internet, anything counts.

Jul-31-16  The Chess Express: Hi <JFQ>, it's good to hear from you again. I know Leko about as well as you know Carlsen :D
Jul-31-16  Boomie: <crawfb5: On the internet, anything counts.)

Even my puns?

Only back a day and he's already sprung a Leko.

Welcome back, Big.

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  crawfb5: Thanks, Boomie.

Jul-31-16  The Chess Express: Thanks for the welcome <Boomie> :)
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<Peter,> right? The Chess Express isn't your real name Peter?


Aug-02-16  Boomie: <crawfb5: Babylon>

Chicks dig things that go Boom.

Aug-02-16  The Chess Express: <JFQ>, actually, it's not.
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  WannaBe: Congrats on solving Holiday Present Hunt!! =)
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  crawfb5: <WannaBe> Thanks. One of the easy klus just happened to coincide with one of my bouts of insomnia while the site was relatively quiet. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than be good. :-)
Premium Chessgames Member Craw, just out of curiosity, did you solve the clue by listening and saying immediately "Oh, that's Hannibal by Miles Davis (or Marcus Miller)!" or was some other trick involved?

I always take great care to "scrub" mp3 files of meta-data, plus I use proprietary tricks to fool certain modern applications that can identify songs by just listening. But technology is so advanced these days last year's tricks don't always work this year.

Of course there's no shame in using technology, but I'm curious how my efforts are doing to curtail it. Truth be told, I wanted a jazz fan to win that prize.

Anyhow, congratulations.

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  crawfb5: <chessgames> I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is I <am> a jazz fan, although perhaps not the biggest on site. I have albums by Davis, Parker, Coltrane, Monk, Brubeck, etc., although not the one containing "Hannibal." The Davis album I listen to most is <Kind of Blue>, which many consider his best.

The bad news is I did not immediately recognize the track. I could have gone to Davis' discography as a search tool, but it was much faster to use, which was able to recognize the sample playing over my computer speakers. I know I may have betrayed the Brotherhood of the Klu, but you <did> ask. And so the arms race continues. :-)

Premium Chessgames Member Wow, I think they must be sampling YouTube tracks to gather that data now. OK, thanks for the info, and don't regard it as betrayal.
Premium Chessgames Member And yes, <Kind of Blue> is not only his best album, it's THE best album.
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You have been exploited by Sam Sloan! Profoundly wrong!

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  crawfb5: <offramp> Thanks for your concern, but as I explained to <The Focus> over in the Bistro the other day, Sloan <did> ask if he could use the material. It didn't seem like that much content or the result of laborious research, so I said yes.

Apparently Winter didn't think much of Sloan's version of the book, but as I played no role in its production, that's an issue for Sloan, not me.

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  offramp: Aye; Winter does not like the book. I quite like Sam, FWIW, and I think Ishi Press does a reasonable job.

I am certain that the best part of the book will be your section. You should be proud to have a contribution included in Capablanca's only tournament book.

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  offramp: ... I mean apart from Capablanca's notes, of course. Although I remember them as being quite terse.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Crawfb5

regarding your coverage of

Game Collection: 1942 US Championship

You might like to link this cross table from Chess Review 1942.

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  crawfb5: <Sally> Thanks for that. I have the old <Chess Review> issues in PDF format, but didn't know someone had posted a version of the crosstable online.
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