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|Jul-19-14|| ||perfidious: Something tells me that Darrach's comment was a bit of journalistic licence--I read that book many years ago and did not come away favourably impressed by Darrach's portrayal of Fischer.|
|Jul-19-14|| ||eternaloptimist: It's quite possible that u r right about that. Some authors figure if they do the journalistic license thing, then their books, magazine articles etc will be more colorful & will sell more copies which will translate to more $ for them. There could be some lies in this book. I haven't read it, but I'll take your word for it.|
|Jul-25-14|| ||eternaloptimist: I'm curious as to what books r the favorites of the cg community. Listing a top 10 list would be good but u can list more or less if u want. Please mention if u r ranking them in order or in no particular order. Thx in advance!|
|Jul-25-14|| ||Mr. V: Hi there!
Do you mean only chess books?
|Jul-26-14|| ||eternaloptimist: Hi! Welcome to my forum! I want u to mention books preferably but if u would rather list articles on the web then that's ok too.|
|Jul-26-14|| ||master of defence: Hello eternaloptimist! Do you play chess on any website currently? If so, which one? I would like to play you.|
|Jul-26-14|| ||eternaloptimist: Hi! I'm not currently playing chess online but I used to play a lot on chess.com & chesshere.com. Although I've thought about playing online again. Which website(s) do u play on?|
|Jul-26-14|| ||master of defence: I'm currently on chess.com and gameknot.com, playing most correspondence games, actually, but I may play bullet/blitz games as well.|
Does you still have active accounts on such sites you mentioned?
|Jul-27-14|| ||eternaloptimist: Well my chess.com acct is no longer active but my chesshere.com acct still exists. I like both of those websites a lot but I'm in the mood to try something new. I will create an acct on gameknot.com soon & I will be able to play u then...say on Tuesday or Wednesday. Btw what's your username on gameknot? I'll send u an invite shortly after I create my acct. Actually chess.com (#1) & gameknot (#2) are the 2 most popular chess websites. Chessgames.com is ranked #7. The rankings change daily.: http://chess-links.org/index.html|
|Jul-29-14|| ||master of defence: Hm, isn't this account on gameknot yours? Note it also has the same country as you(United States): http://gameknot.com/stats.pl?eterna... Have you forgot your password?|
You can create a new account on chess.com if you wish, it's actually have more features than gameknot.com, to be honest.
I didn't even knew there were a website just to rank the chess websites! But on which bases they're ranked? Nš of members, views, feedback, etc?
|Jul-29-14|| ||eternaloptimist: Wow! Yes actually it is my acct! I completely forgot that I created that acct! Although on my profile page, it says I created my acct on April '08 & I never played any games. Since that was several years ago & I never played any games, I guess that explains why I forgot about it...LOL! I guess I created this acct just in case I didn't like chess.com & chesshere.com. Although since I liked (& still like) both of these websites, I never played a game on gameknot. I would like to start off by playing 1 correspondence game w/ u. Just send me a game invite when u r ready to start playing a game. As far as how alexa.com works, I did some googling & I found out that it is based off of Internet traffic of people that have downloaded their toolbar. After u download the toolbar to your computer, they can see which websites u r going to. I wouldn't recommend u doing this though since u can get malware on your computer from downloading toolbars. I just found out today that they only base it off of people that have downloaded their toolbar so that makes me question the accuracy of it. Anyway I'm looking forward to playing chess w/ u soon!|
|Jul-29-14|| ||eternaloptimist: I'm able to login to my gameknot acct. I tried some passwords that I use for other websites & the 3rd time was the charm! We can play on gameknot for now & possibly on chess.com in the future.|
|Aug-02-14|| ||morfishine: <eternaloptimist> Sure, no problem. I've been highly critical of the pun selection over the past few months. My main point is a GOTD (Game of the Day) should be exactly that. The GOTD should be a high quality game, or why bother calling it "Game of the Day"?|
Too often, the game is chosen for some silly, shallow play on word or "pun" without the game being very high quality.
BTW: Today was mine (Purdy) and not a pun at all: just a silly rhyming play on words. But I think the game is good enough
BTW(2): Nice username and avatar: A cat with 9 lives must be an eternal optimist !
|Aug-03-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I realize it's tough to come up with 365 puns a year, and to be limited to high quality games strikes me as a bit much. I think some great puns aren't used because of low quality games. Why not? Go for the cheap laugh, I say. |
I agree the vast majority of puns are shallow/obvious. That's not to cg.c's discredit. When cg.c had 25 or so puns from the kibitzers a few years back, there were a handful that were even remotely interesting.
|Aug-07-14|| ||eternaloptimist: I think both of u guys made some good points.
<morf>: It's always good when the GOTD is a high quality game. It's more enjoyable to play over it then. <Shams> knocked your Purdy pun but it fits the game as <Mating Net> said in his kibitz. It's a good game & I enjoy playing over his games. His book "The Search for Chess Perfection" is a great book. I've read a good bit of it & played over a lot of the games in it. It's 1 of the best books of all time IMO. U mentioned the voters @ the Purdy game. When I vote in the "pun voting booth", I try to only give the high quality games w/ good/great puns the highest marks. I've only judged 34 of them so far but I plan to keep it up to help out some. The best 1 I've voted for that got picked was this 1:
Letelier vs Najdorf, 1954
Thx for the complements about my username & the cat pic. <...A cat with 9 lives must be an eternal optimist !> Indeed! :D
<Ohio>: It is indeed a tough predicament about the GOTD situation. If cg decided to bypass the voting process & intervene by having some of their employees go through some of the games & pick some of the GOTDs themselves, it would be time consuming so I agree w/ u that it's not to their discredit. Cg does a great job w/ their website! I do like "cheap laughs" as well! There's nothing wrong w/ some levity when it comes to puns. :D Pls elaborate on the "...25 or so puns..." that u were referring to. When did that happen & what were some of the games?
|Aug-20-14|| ||morfishine: <OhioChessFan> The issue is attaching all these "puns" and sub-par games to something called the "Game of the Day". GOTD to me means at least, an exciting, high-quality game. I was going to suggest to <CG> to create a separate column for just fun and puns, while leaving the GOTD for a decent game. However <DomDaniel> dissuaded me as he had already suggested this idea. So we are stuck with the GOTD as it is|
|Aug-20-14|| ||OhioChessFan: The member submitted Pawn contest was in 2009.....wow, that long ago? Anyway, here's a link:|
Game Collection: 2009 pun contest
<morf> yeah, I get that GOTD sort of announces a good game. I have thought they should attach a pun once a week and let the other 6 days just be good games.
|Aug-20-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I had forgotten I've officially submitted 4 puns. I don't think that accomplished much, so I normally just put my pun suggestions in quotes on the game in question's kibitzing section. Here's the official submissions: |
Puns submitted by OhioChessFan:
How Low Can You Go?
Timman vs P Limbos, 1969
Dead Poetz Society
F Poetz vs C H Marais, 2008
I'd Like To Buy a Vowel
J Aagaard vs Hoi, 2010
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475
|Aug-24-14|| ||eternaloptimist: <Ohio> Thx for posting those links! I will check out some of the puns & games. I like your "How Low Can You Go?" & "I'd Like To Buy a Vowel" puns the best.|
|Nov-16-14|| ||OhioChessFan: |
|Nov-25-14|| ||eternaloptimist: <Ohio> Thx for the "ing" thing! U r the king of blue text!|
|Dec-25-14|| ||wordfunph: <eternaloptimist> Merry Christmas!|
|Dec-25-14|| ||eternaloptimist: <wordfunph> Thanks & Merry Christmas to you also!|
|Dec-27-16|| ||wordfunph: <eternaloptimist> happy holidays!|
|Jan-04-17|| ||eternaloptimist: <wordfunph> Thanks!|
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