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frogbert
Member since Sep-03-07
i'm a little frog who thinks dilbert is cool. i particularly like the dog.

- on the internet, everybody knows i'm a frog

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<cg.com page "unparser">

i made a little script that is capable of producing the "raw text" of an original cg.com. post. in other words it "undos" most of the changes that cg.com does to a post when it's posted, so that it's easier to "edit" an old post without having to recreate diagrams, links, chess notation and such.

see chessgames.com chessforum for more info on what it does and how it can be used.

to go directly to the "unparser", simply follow this link: http://chess.liverating.org/postcon...

another feature of the unparser tool, is that it produces <universally valid links> for *any* post on cg.com - i.e. links that work for everyone regardless of their ignore lists. in other words, it also takes care of the situations where my link converter (see below) can't convert your cg.com link.

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<cg.com broken link converter>

(note: the previously mentioned cg.com page "unparser" includes a *complete* solution to the broken link issue that works for *all* links. but using it takes roughly 5-10 seconds longer than using the imperfect "broken link converter" - but it's worth it!)

have you run across internal cg.com links that someone posted in order to be helpful, only to realize that it didn't take you where the poster intended? or worse, do you keep providing help to other kibitzers by referring them to other cg.com pages using links that look roughly like this: "http: //www.chessgames.com/perl/chess-sumthin? pid=123456&kpage=123#reply123" ?

in that case it's very likely that few or nobody but yourself will actually be able to follow that link where you intended - due to the existence of ignore lists (your own or those of other kibitzers). i made a little script that can be run from my web-site. it attempts to solve most of these problems, and those links it doesn't handle can be fixed using the slightly more advanced "cg.com unparser" (see above).

<what to do!>

instead of posting (or following) a link that includes a part that says "kpage=some-page" followed by "#replyNUM", try going to my link converter to turn it into something that actually will be useable for others:

http://chess.liverating.org/cgcomli...

some more details about the link converter can be found here: Hans Arild Runde and in the post it links to.

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the live top list <archive> can be found at http://chess.liverating.org/

feedback or other contact requests may be sent to chess(at)liverating.org - thanks!

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please use my player pages for any general chess topic, whether it's about games, ratings or great chess players. feel free to dissect the few examples of my own amateurish attempts at the board too, of course. :o)

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ps! remember to check out the ultimate shark slayer champions ranking, too: Magnus Carlsen

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- serious sportsmen within the field of mental arts should not leave the transmission of electrical impulses in the brain to chance (Hans Arild Runde)

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   frogbert has kibitzed 15938 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-16-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
frogbert: <Average rating gap to #10 is a good measure of ratings dominance.> Lambda, I disagree if the purpose is to make comparisons between eras. Rating gap to #10 fails to compensate for the possible (and I would say, very real) change in the number of strong players in the world ...
 
   Nov-25-13 Carlsen vs H Runde, 2002 (replies)
 
frogbert: blueparrot: First, I naturally read that comment back when it was originally written & posted. :) Secondly, the "amusing" part about it actually is that Hans Olav wrongly assumed that I didn't know more than 13 moves of that theoretical line - I've played several games following ...
 
   Nov-14-13 Hans Arild Runde (replies)
 
frogbert: Certainly - as you probably know by now! :o) The round 4 coverage on VGTV so far has been seen by more than 480 000 viewers, the big majority of which <during> the game yesterday. That's a nifty audience! Yesterday's TV broadcast: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/74316/o... All ...
 
   Sep-16-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) (replies)
 
frogbert: <Guarantee you're wrong, and I'm sure I'm not the only kibitzer willing to bet against you. Can you surmise why?> Everett, I guess your point is that if any player wins 4 games to 1 in decided games, then it will be over a maximum of 11 games with a score of 7 to 4, after ...
 
   Sep-03-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
 
frogbert: <There wasn't equal competitive pressure on all the games. Where a player won the first standard game, then as often as not, they would be content to draw the second so they could progress to the next round.> Exactly. If Karjakin would've been playing a normal DRR tournament,
 
   May-17-13 Norway Chess Tournament (2013) (replies)
 
frogbert: <Been following his progress <frogbert>?> I generally follow all promising players' progress, Tiggler, but I've been twice as busy as my health actually allows me to be for more than a week now, so I'm not really looking at anything besides Norway Chess 2013 at the ...
 
   May-17-13 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
 
frogbert: <Man, the rabbis are just lethal here.> Shams, the rabbis? You mean, the rabies? Nah... This was very bunnie! (No bun intended.)
 
   May-16-13 Bureaucrat chessforum (replies)
 
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   May-12-13 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
frogbert: Well, he's already got a trainer and a manager, dx9293. I had a chat with both of them last night. They exist! :o)
 
   May-09-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
 
frogbert: perfidious, I sometimes wonder, too. Anyway, we contribute what we can, regardless.
 
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