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SwitchingQuylthulg
Member since Apr-16-07
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"My cousin Sammy told me a true slugger - a Szeged slugger - will always swing for the fences, and that is exactly what I am going to do. I am going to knock Kramnik out of the room with my 'home run punch.' My trainer and I have been developing it in camp. I just hope Vladimir's head is screwed on tight or it may end up on top of the demonstration board!" Game Collection: Lékó - Fireless and Boring?

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Current position of my game against <ahmadov>:


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White: ahmadov
Black: SwitchingQuylthulg

1.d4 Nc6 2.e4 d5 3.e5 h5 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.c3 Nh6 6.Bb5 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.h3 g5 9.Bd3 g4 10.Nh2 gxh3 11.g3 Bg5 12.Kh1 Bxc1 13.Qxc1 Bxd3 14.Rd1 Be4+ 15.Kg1 h4 16.Qf4 f5 17.exf6 hxg3 18.fxg3 Qd6 19.Qxd6 cxd6 20.Nd2 Kd7 21.c4 Rag8 22.Kf2 Ng4+ 23.Nxg4 Rxg4 24.Nf3 h2 25.Rh1 Bxf3 26.Kxf3 Rxd4 0-1

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   SwitchingQuylthulg has kibitzed 9301 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-08-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks <Golden Executive>, and congratulations to the winners and medalists!
 
   Jun-08-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks for hosting <lostemperor>, and congratulations to the winners and medalists, especially <alfamikewhiskey>!
 
   Jun-08-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>, and congratulations to the winners!
 
   May-20-18 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: The only hard-and-fast rule about pulling the goalie I've learned is that when either side pulls the goalie, the team that isn't Finland will score.
 
   Apr-28-18 D Khamrakulov vs S Abu Sufian, 2010 (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <JJF: You people are obviously much better than I am, so could someone pleas explain to me how the white's last move 25.Bd21-0 wins the game? I don't see the continuation. Can't Blacks queen simply move back to the 8th rank?> Yes, but White then captures the bishop ...
 
   Apr-22-18 A Giri vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: 64...Ka3 and 64...a6 transpose; they're the same winning line, just with a different move order.
 
   Apr-16-18 WinKing chessforum (replies)
 
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   Mar-23-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <Stonehenge> We can; just specify the number of moves and don't specify either "at least" or "no more than".
 
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All Hail Nuklu!

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Dec-13-17
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  OhioChessFan: I have no hope of solving the Klus, so the best I have to offer is a song parody. Back on top of the hit parade after a year's absence:

 
To the tune of Don't Go Breaking My Heart- Elton John and Kiki Dee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwJ...

Don't go solvin those klus
I couldn't if I tried
Oh homey if I use Wiki
Maybe if I use TinEye

So don't go solving those klus
You have to wait there for me
Oh homey when you click on that prize
You took it from me.

Nuuuukluuuuuuuuuu
Nobody knows it, nobody knows
When I was stumped
I was your chump
Nobody knows it
Right from the start
Gave it my heart
Gave it my heart

So don't go solving those klus
I won't go solving those klus
Oh yeah
Don't go solving those klus
And nobody told me

Nuuuuukluuuuuuu
Cause nobody showed me
And now it's up to me maybe
I think I can fake it
So don't misunderstand me
You put the fight in my eyes
Oh you put the burn to the game
I've got your prize in my sights

Nuuuuuuuuuuukluuuuuuuuu
Nobody knows it
When I was stumped
I was your chump
Nobody knows it
Nobody knows it
Right from the start
Gave it my heart
Ohhhhhh, gave it my heart

Dec-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thank you Nuklu!
Dec-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Congrats #3... nice work! :)
Dec-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thank you Nuklu!

I actually solved that puzzle in a totally different way from what was intended. The intended first secret message is really really simple, but somehow I was so stupid I never figured it out, I only found the second and third ones. And I wouldn't even have needed the second one, since the third one was actually the first I computed...

To begin with I didn't even bother to check if it <was> a secret message (since there were bound to be others after it) until I got the second secret message and wasn't sure what to do with it. At that point, I checked the "first" message out in case it would help me interpret, and was quite shocked to find it was actually <the> secret message!

Dec-14-17  TheBish: I don't get it Switch. How did you get the third secret message before the others? You guessed that you needed to divide by 2 (since they were all even, after removing the last two columns), and then guessed that you needed to take the square root of what was left, after removing the ASCII codes again? But if you recognized the ASCII codes, why wouldn't you decode the first or second messages before the last one? In any case, your handle was very apropos on this one!
Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <TheBish> What I did was try to solve the numbers from left to right, rather than from right to left. I concentrated on the five leftmost digits in each number (including an implied zero for the shorter numbers) and noticed they were always exactly 1 higher than some number n that is the xth number in the sequence (2, 2+6, 2+6+10, 2+6+10+14, ...). Another way to calculate that sequence would be n = 2x², which means that looking at what x is for each of those numbers gives you the last message right away without any need for the first two messages.

But I didn't look at the values x right away because I thought they wouldn't be interesting! (I did consider the possibility that there might be a secret message there, but I thought I could just move ahead.) I proceeded to remove n*10000 from each of the numbers, look at what remained and conclude that an interesting thing to try would be to divide everything by 200 and round down. This (correctly interpreted) gives the second secret message, THISTIMEYOUTAKETHESQUAREROOT. I had no idea what I was supposed to take the square root <of>, but the message had the value of 1) telling me this was not the first secret message ("this time") and 2) being sufficiently unclear (it can't be correctly interpreted if approached from my direction...) that I wanted to know what the first secret message was. So I checked out those values x, and they spelled out ITSNIGELSONECOMPOSEDSELFMATE.

(I never actually recognized the ASCII code; but I interpreted the values by removing 64, which has the same effect as recognizing ASCII code would. I never did this with the two least significant digits because I had a total blind spot there, and because - approaching the numbers from left to right as I did - I expected the rightmost digits would be the most difficult to read and require some previous hints to work with, and so never thought there would be such an easy solution to them.)

Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <exactly 1 higher than some number n that is the xth number in the sequence (2, 2+6, 2+6+10, 2+6+10+14, ...)>

Positively brilliant. Well done.

<It's possible that there are still bugs with the Lab because it's so new>

There is definitely a bug that we hope to iron out before Christmas.

15 seconds/move means at *least* 15s/move — it switches to 2 minutes/move (1 min/ply) when it thinks it finds something "important" (for lack of a better term). The bug is that it's finding importance where it really shouldn't be. We need to temper it down a bit so it really does speed through most plies at 7.5s as advertised.

Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thank you Nuklu!
Dec-15-17  MostlyAverageJoe: Google search for <Nate's Mate chess> -- right?

Or did you remember the episode?

Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: I searched for <Nate chess>, without the "mate"; the House game is a first-page result either way apparently.
Dec-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Congrats #4&5! ;p
Dec-24-17
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  brankat: Happy Holidays old friend!
Dec-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year <Switch> !
Dec-24-17
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <brankat> <moronovich> Thanks :)

Merry Christmas to both of you, and to everybody else here!

Dec-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hello <SwitchingQuylthulg>. Hope you're not too tired from delivering all those gifts. You know, the population always increases each year, so that's more and more kids.

I see why you always rush to get to 5 clues. So you can have more times to prepare for this big journey. ;)

Anyway, hope you get to spend some time with Mrs. Klaus, the elves, the reindeers, and the rest of your family. Hope your health is good as well.

Good luck in the upcoming Championship Leg, and of course, good luck in my upcoming bracket challenge for the World Juniors'.

As for your hockey comment on my forum, I have replied there.

Jan-01-18
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  moronovich: Happy New Year to you too <Switch> !
Jan-01-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Happy New Year, <Switch>! :)
Jan-01-18
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  WinKing: Happy New Year <Switch>! :)
Jan-01-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy New Year <SwitchingQuylthulg>. :)
Jan-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi SwitchingQuylthulg,

<<>Tata Steel 2018 begins Saturday January 13th<>>

3 days to go!

Countdown to the Tata Steel 2018...

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Tata♘Tata Steel 2018♗Tata♗

https://www.tatasteelchess.com/

This tournament will run from Jan. 13th thru Jan. 28th 2018. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Adhiban, Anand, Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Hou, Jones, Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Matlakov, So, Svidler & Wei

Average rating: 2750(as of 1/3/18) - Category XX

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<<> Tata Steel 2018 <>>

Schedule - https://www.tatasteelchess.com/play...

Round 1 (Sat. 1/13) starts @ 1:30pm Wijk aan Zee time(7:30am chessgames time)

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

*** User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)**

*User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.*

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Feb-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hi <Switch>. Would you like to participate in the Olympics tournament (predicting the men's ice hockey playoff bracket) on my forum? Unfortunately there are only a few hours left, but if possible, I can make it just quarterfinals and beyond only. Closes Feb/20 5:10 am, Finland time.
Mar-06-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi SwitchingQuylthulg,

<<>Candidates Tournament 2018 begins Saturday, March 10th<>>

A little over 3 days to go!

Countdown to the Candidates Tourament 2018:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo... 37&msg=Candidates+Tournament+2018&font=cursive

♘Candidates♘Candidates Tournament 2018♗Candidates♗

https://worldchess.com/

This tournament will run from Mar. 10th thru Mar. 28th 2018. (14 Rounds - Double Round Robin)

Participants include: Aronian, Caruana, Ding Liren, Grischuk, Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov & So,

Average rating: 2786 (as of 2/18/18) - Category XXII

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*****

<<> Candidates Tournament 2018 <>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday March 10th & it starts @ 15:00hrs(3pm) Berlin time(9am chessgames time).

!!! Time changes will be occurring during the month of March both in Berlin, Germany(on March 25th) & in the United States(on March 11th) . Starting times will vary depending on the rounds. !!!

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

*** User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)**

*User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.*

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Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

Mar-29-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <SwitchingQuylthulg>,

<<>Grenke Chess Classic 2018<>>

Less than 2 days to go!

Countdown to Grenke 2018:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Baden♘Grenke Chess Classic2018♗Baden♗

http://www.grenkechessclassic.de/en/

This tournament will run from Mar. 31st thru Apr. 9th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Vitiugov, Naiditsch, Hou Yifan, Meier & Bluebaum.

Average rating: 2736 (as of 3/28/18) - Category XX

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*****

<<>Grenke Chess Classic 2018<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday March 31st & it starts @ 15:00hrs(3pm) Baden-Baden time(9am chessgames time). All games for the 9 rounds are @ 15:00 hrs.

<***The only Prediction game that has confirmed they will be up & running is <Golden Executive>'s 'The Game Prediction Contest'. This may change though so stay tuned.***>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

*** User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)**

*User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.*

*****
*****

Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

*****

Apr-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi SwitchingQuylthulg,

<<>Gashimov Memorial 2018<>>

3˝ days to go!

Countdown to Gashimov 2018:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘SHAMKIR♘Gashimov Memorial 2018♗SHAMKIR♗

http://shamkirchess.com/

This tournament will run from Apr. 19th thru Apr. 28th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Ding Liren, Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, Wojtaszek, Navara & Mamedov

Average rating: 2767 (as of 4/10/18) - Category XXI

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<<>Gashimov Memorial 2018<>>

Schedule - http://shamkirchess.com/content/207

Round 1 is Thursday April 19th & it starts @ 15:00hrs(3pm) Shamkir, Azerbaijan time(7am chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 15:00 hrs. except for the 9th round which begins one hour earlier @ 14:00 hrs(2pm).

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

*****
*****

Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

*****

May-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <SwitchingQuylthulg>,

<<>Norway Chess 2018<>>

3˝ days to go!

Countdown to Norway Chess 2018:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Altibox♘Norway Chess 2018♗Altibox♗

http://norwaychess.no/en

This tournament will run from May 28th thru Jun. 7th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, So & Vachier-Lagrave

Average rating: 2790 (as of 5/3/18) - Category XXII

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<<>Norway Chess 2018<>>

Schedule - http://norwaychess.no/en/program-20...

Round 1 is Monday May 28th & it starts @ 16:30hrs(4:30pm) Stavanger, Norway time(10:30am chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 16:30 hrs.

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

*****
*****

Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

*****

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