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|Nov-18-17|| ||Phony Benoni: probably the only time in history more guys came to kibitz the kibitzers rather than the games!|
I need to go back over that thing and finish it up.
|Nov-25-17|| ||Fusilli: <PB>, in Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955, you may want to delete the note, as all the problems that it notes were taken care of. Cheers!|
|Nov-26-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <Fusilli> Change made. Thanks.|
|Dec-07-17|| ||MissScarlett: E P Elliott vs J W Clark, 1901 has finally arrived.|
|Dec-07-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> Added to collection; thanks.|
Found Jacobs - Stacy from this tournament recently. See introduction to http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
|Dec-10-17|| ||WannaBe: J. Morris and A. Trammell got elected!|
|Dec-10-17|| ||saffuna: Pro-Detroit bias!|
|Dec-15-17|| ||MissScarlett: Found/submitted the prelims victory by Eastman over Kashdan: Game Collection: US Open 1934, Chicago = 35th ACF Tournament in the Cincinnati Enquirer, 09.09.1934. Surprised Lahde missed it.|
|Dec-15-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <Miss Scarlett> Thanks. I'm rather embarrassed at missing the it myself. Thought I had gone through the Cincinnati Enquirer more thoroughly than that.|
|Dec-15-17|| ||WannaBe: Should read The National Enquirer...|
|Dec-16-17|| ||MissScarlett: One slight problem - the game is the same as Denker vs G Eastman, 1934. I noticed yesterday that the opening was similar, but I just played through it waiting for the divergence that never came...What's the source for the score?|
|Dec-16-17|| ||OhioChessFan: <If a batter ball hits the foul pole, it is considered a home run even it it bounces back on the field or into foul territory.>|
Because the foul pole is over/higher than the fence. The fence is the dividing line of the field. The equivalent to a field goal hitting a post and bouncing back would be a baseball hitting the top of the fence and bouncing back.
|Dec-16-17|| ||OhioChessFan: <But, even so, there is an inconsistency in football. If a kicked ball goes directly over the goal post, it's good. If it's a foot lower. hits the goal post and bounces back, it's no good. Why should the physical presence of the goal post be allowed to make a difference?>|
I have never understood that one. Another thought. If a punted football is rolling with its ends facing the sidelines and a player stops it an inch before it reaches the goal line, what is the call? I used to know, but have forgotten. The problem is that when you reorient the ball to be snapped so the ends are facing the goalines, you either have to move the ball forward a few inches so that the center isn't snapping while it's on the goalline, or you must acknowledge the orientation of the rolling ball impacts where a touchback is warranted.
|Dec-17-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <Missscarlett> Unfortunately, my records don't indicate a source for that game. As I mentioned, I did go through Keeney's column in the <Cincinnati Enquirer>, and I'm left with the even more embarrassing possibility that I either misread or mistranscribed White's name.|
|Dec-17-17|| ||MissScarlett: But the dating of the game to the finals suggests the source was different.|
|Dec-17-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> I determinef the chronology before finding the game. When I thought it was Denker - Eastman, I gave it the data of that game. Kashdan - Eastman would have been played on July 22. |
I'll send in a correction to change White's name Kashdan, and correct the section round / date information.
|Dec-18-17|| ||OhioChessFan: <But, even so, there is an inconsistency in football. If a kicked ball goes directly over the goal post, it's good. If it's a foot lower. hits the goal post and bounces back, it's no good. Why should the physical presence of the goal post be allowed to make a difference?>|
The thought just hit me, sheer speculation, but it seems to me to be consistent, is maybe the underlying thought is that to be good, a kick must pass inside the outer edge of the goalposts. If it hits the goalpost and bounces back, sure enough, it didn't pass inside the outer edge. If it goes directly over the goalpost, voila, it did pass inside the outer edge. The physical presence of the goalpost is a necessity for the determination of where the ball is travelling, but at least the premise is consistent..
|Dec-25-17|| ||Penguincw: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, <Phony Benoni>. Wish you good health for the upcoming year.|
|Jan-01-18|| ||Annie K.: Happy New Year, <PB>! :)|
|Jan-26-18|| ||MissScarlett: See you have some new Western championship games; what's the story behind the Brasket notebook?|
|Jan-26-18|| ||Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> I have no firsthand information. A collector in New York has access to game notebooks from players like Brasket, and shared the US Open games with me.|
|Feb-17-18|| ||zborris8: <Phony Benoni> Hello. I'm organizing a CG Tournament on Gameknot. Details are at my forum if you're interested. Thanks!|
|Feb-18-18|| ||Phony Benoni: <zburris8> Thanks for the invite, but I've made a conscious decision to give up playing chess. The world has enough troubles as it is.|
|Feb-24-18|| ||MissScarlett: Re. Game Collection: US Open 1905, Excelsior = 6th Western Champ., the <Minneapolis Journal> of August 26th, p.23, reported: <The committee decided yesterday to drop the Rosen games from the score, as he has played less than half his games. This will make the total number 16 instead of 17.>|
It would also affect the top of the table because Blake drew his game with Rosen, whilst Schrader scored the full point (I don't know if this was a forfeit, though). Seen any other reference to the matter?
|Feb-24-18|| ||Phony Benoni: It appears they changed their minds at the last moment. The "Minneapolis Journal" for August 28, 1905, reported on page 4:|
<"The executive committee decided in the evening business session that his [Blake's] draw with Rosen would have to stand, notwithstanding the withdrawal of Rosen for a time from the tournament. This cost Blake another half-point.">
This occurred just before the last round, and left Blake and Schrader tied for first at the time. In the final round Schrader defeated Fitzgerald while Bake could only draw against Stacy.
Thanks for bringing this up. I've added the information to the collection.
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