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|Dec-16-08|| ||sentriclecub: ok, i put it in my forum header
|Dec-25-08|| ||sentriclecub: Sticky is finished. 12-25-08 (GMAN loves spoiling our Xmii)|
As a second thought, when you recommended me to remove my email address from my forum, you meant spam bots right?
|Dec-25-08|| ||sentriclecub: <dotsamoht: I volunteered to be Sticky Updater for the Umansky game, but I told <kutztown> you were probably interested, too.|
If you want to do that game, let me know.
Or we can tag team both games, helping each other out as needed.
Let me know...>
Ahhh, sadly I have to exclude myself.
Remember this kutztown46 chessforum? My favorite part of editing the sticky is that I can do it anonymously. I've edited it a couple times before and you thought Zanshin did it for you. I like contributing anonymously (as I do on the data-tree under pseudonyms). Sorry if I'm too eccentric. If I helped the team any other way, I'd lose motivation and burn out.
I don't want to be the next <User:Deep Breath> or <User:Once>
Maybe we can figure out something through email. I'll try and figure out a way to help you reliably.
|Dec-25-08|| ||dotsamoht: Can you please update the Sticky for the next few days? I will let you know when I get back in town from Christmas vacation. I will have no internet there.|
|Dec-26-08|| ||sentriclecub: Certainly, enjoy your vacation and I hope you had a very merry Christmas.|
|Dec-31-08|| ||sentriclecub: New tip that I learned from doing the sticky.
If you put the markers out first...
they show up on your page under...
<dotsamoht has kibitzed 779 times to chessgames>
I did a plain lorum ipsem post like this one...
then you can do it much faster than the "search kibitzing" feature.
|Dec-31-08|| ||sentriclecub: If I can figure out a way to install a "screen grabber" software, I'll try to make a youtube video of how to edit the sticky. |
I can't commit to doing either game, but I can help you as much as possible and try to help teach another volunteer how to do the sticky. I can do it in about 30 minutes, but if I know the roster ahead of time, it only takes 15 minutes (because I can have the windows open ahead of time, with some of the stuff slightly pre-typed, ready to "kibitz" upon the first second).
I would imagine that whoever can have access to the roster, a little bit early, the sticky would be only a 5 minute job.
|Jan-09-09|| ||kutztown46: <dotsamoht>
If you have a few minutes, I would appreciate your input to a discussion which starts here: kutztown46 chessforum
|Jan-23-09|| ||zanshin: <dotsamoht: I cannot be the Sticky updater for the UMAN game. Thanks for letting me participate in GMAN 2.>|
That's ok - and thanks for your note. In his radical proposal, <kutz> will replace specific forum assignments with 'themes' which makes it unneccessary to update the sticky regularly. I hope you enjoyed your term as the 'sticky guy' ;-)
|Jan-23-09|| ||kutztown46: <dotsamoht>
Sorry for not acknowledging your message. Thanks for taking care of the sticky during GMAN2. As <zanshin> points out, if we adopt the new scheme, we will not need a sticky updater on a regular basis.
|Jan-23-09|| ||dotsamoht: Yes, I did.
Thanks <zanshin> and <kutztown46>!
|Jan-23-09|| ||sentriclecub: Ahhh, well sorry to lose you, but how do you like the new format? |
If kutztown can follow this format when he posts onto the main page (since he knows the sticky doesn't accept the "is greater than"/"is less than" html)
then the sticky could be updated by kutzown in under 30 seconds, with just 2 clicks. I hated having to remove kutztown's formatting, then adding in brackets instead of <> marks.
31. <Kf8><Nc6> zanshin chessforum
31. [Kf8][Nc6] zanshin chessforum
Why add an unnecessary step for the sticky guy? Whoever posts forum assignments to the main page can paste it into the sticky with 2 clicks and hit "update".
Just check out the sticky, at the very bottom. My struggle with perfectionism tsk... tsk... will make me a great doctor but a poor teamworker. I even worked for a while on the "perfect forum header" but apparently we only need people to volunteer their kibitzing area, and not their time, nor their forum header.
|Jan-23-09|| ||sentriclecub: If you can convince him to do this
15...[Bb7] User: mckmck
15...[Nd7] User: classF
15...[Bd7] User: Karpova
15...[Ba8] User: Dionyseus
15...[O-O] User: RedOctober
15...[Rb8] User: achieve
15...[others] User: benjinathan
instead of this
*** <Analysis of 15…<Bb7>> User: mckmck
*** <Analysis of 15…<Nd7>> User: classF
*** <Analysis of 15…<Bd7>> User: Karpova
*** <Analysis of 15…<Ba8>> User: Dionyseus
*** <Analysis of 15…<O-O>> User: Red October
*** <Analysis of 15…<Rb8>> User: achieve
*** <Analysis of others> User: benjinathan
then he doesn't need to waste a valuable volunteer on a 5th wheel job, if he uses my formatting instead of his, it will only take 30 more seconds to paste into the sticky since he posts onto the main page anyway.
Click the sticky and scroll to the bottom.
This also solves the problem of having to hit "update" 8 times and scrolling back down and getting lost on the sticky-editing-page. My goal for being backup sticky sick call guy, was to turn a 30 minute job into a 5 minute job. If the forum poster merges his job with the sticky updater, then its only a 30 second job. (Try it! paste the top "chunk" into the sticky and hit update!)
We don't even need forum hosts if all we want is their kibitzing area. I read your ignored suggestion and it was a good one. Additionally, it solves the "personal messages" intersecting posts of analysis. CG would give us 10 analysis_workshop memberships if we asked them, for the purpose of adding additional pages to use for the game. CG should at least do this while we are waiting for their version of Jepflast's data-tree.
|Feb-12-09|| ||hms123: <dotsamoht> There seems to be some interest in starting up the forums again for the GMAN game. I am testing the waters now, but wondered if you would be interested in taking on the sticky again for a bit. thanks--hms|
|Jul-28-09|| ||hms123: <dotsamoht> Here's a small example of sliding analysis that I did: Team White vs Team Black, 2008|
Stop by my place if you have more questions.
|Jul-28-09|| ||zanshin: <dotsamoht: In almost every game, I have blithely followed Shredder down a rosy path only to find the evaluations turn nastily against me until I have a hopeless position.>|
I think the basic problem lies in that you seem to have adopted the approach of running Shredder on Infinite Analysis, then playing the suggested move. A better approach (and the one in favor with the Team), is to slide forward, then backward on the suggested line. Sliding forward is intuitive in that you are extending the search horizon of the engine as you move down the line. Sliding backward is less so because you may wonder if there is a point to covering moves you have already analyzed. The answer is 'yes' because engines may choose different moves based on how they have evaluated positions down the line. (Be sure you do not clear the hash tables, because that's where the info is stored.)
In this game, you have identified the critical move as White's 23rd. Is the Bishop sacrifice <23.Bxe6> sound?
click for larger view
At 18 ply, Rybka 3 concurs with Shredder, although the eval is even:
[+0.00] d=18 23.Bxe6 Bxg5 24.Bxc8 Qxc8 25.Qxc8 Rxc8 26.fxg5 Nc7 27.Rf6 Ne6 28.Rf2 Ra8 29.g3 Ra1 30.Rf1 Ra2 31.Rf2 Ra1 32.Rf1 Ra2 33.Rf2 Ra1 34.Rf1 Ra2 35.Rf2 Ra1 36.Rf1 Ra2 37.Rf2 Ra1 38.Rf1 (0:08.11) 48572kN
Sliding forward to move 26, then back shows that Rybka has changed her suggestion for move 23 (although not the numerical evaluation).
[-0.01] d=18 23.Bf3 Rh8 24.Nd2 Bb7 25.Qh4 Nc7 26.Ra1 Nb5 (0:06.49) 41084kN
In summary, to prevent being misled by engine evaluations, you need to slide forward and (time permitting) backward on the recommended lines.
|Jul-29-09|| ||zanshin: ICCF play is very different from OTB. You cannot let your engine run on Infinite Analysis, then play the top move. Well, you can, but your results will not be satisfactory. Experienced CC players can detect you are doing this and lead you into lines where they can deliver the chess equivalent of a sucker punch.|
|Dec-20-09|| ||zanshin: <I am still amazed that 54...Qxf6 was not played and surprised that I have not seen definitive analysis that it was bad (or good).>|
I believe that consenus is <54...Qxf6> was Carlen's best move. For example:
<54...Qd1+? What is wrong with 54...Qxf6, you ask? The answer is "nothing". Nigel was amazed that Magnus didn't play this move, after which Black could well be winning.>
|Dec-20-09|| ||zanshin: Fwiw, Rybka 3 head to head comparison of <54...Qxf6> and <54...Qd1+>:|
click for larger view
[-0.53] d=17 54...Qxf6 55.c5 Qa6 56.Ka4 h3 57.c6 Qc8 58.Qd5 h2 59.Qg5 Kf8 60.Qc5 Ke8 61.Qe5 Qe6 62.Qxh2 Qxc6 63.Kxa5 Qc5 64.Ka4 f5 65.Qh5 Kd8 (0:08.48) 10068kN
[+0.00] d=16 54...Qd1 55.Kb2 Qd2 56.Kb1 Qh6 57.Qe8 Qf8 58.Qe4 Qh6 59.Qe8 Qf8 60.Qe4 Qh6 61.Qe8 Qf8 62.Qe4 Qh6 63.Qe8 Qf8 64.Qe4 Qh6 65.Qe8 Qf8 66.Qe4 Qh6 67.Qe8 Qf8 68.Qe4 Qh6 69.Qe8 Qf8 (0:04.37) 5246kN
|Feb-23-10|| ||chancho: <dotsamoht> I read that Botvinnik account in a Chess Life article in the 90's, but I checked and found this:|
<1) is definitely true. GM Larry Evans once related (in a column in Chess Life and Review, I believe) that at the end of a long simul (that was his excuse, anyway) he was unable to mate in this ending. Once GM Dragoljub Janosevic, as I recall (or was it Kovacevic?), got this ending in a tournament game and proved unable to win it.
<<<Former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik said that one had no business being a GM if one can't mate in this ending.>>> I have to agree. I think (2) is right, also -- but yeah, good luck finding sources for these propositions. Krakatoa (talk) 01:23, 30 April 2008>
|May-07-10|| ||LucB: Hello,
I noticed that you quoted the following game in Anand-Topalov game 10:
G J De Boer vs Smejkal, 1984
How does black win here? They both queen; is there a systematic way to force the removal of the new white queen, either by exchange or without?
|Mar-16-11|| ||Penguincw: Just dropping by to say hi.Hi.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||hms123: <dotsamoht>
His name is pronounced <fiddy cent> for some unknown reason.
|Dec-15-12|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.dogwork.com/blugrs9|
|Dec-25-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays|
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