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   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies) Switch to Harikrishna-Aronian?
   Apr-29-16 chessforum (replies) We decided to replace the rerun with an older rerun. So there are two puzzles of the day for April 29, 2016. The replacement Piskov vs M Krasenkow, 1989 is a beauty from 2004.
   Apr-29-16 D Hausrath vs M Kraemer, 2006 (replies) We are very sorry for the scheduling mishap that unintentionally recycled last week's puzzle. Under the unusual circumstances we'll have two puzzles today and show you as well a rerun from 2004. See you over at Piskov vs M Krasenkow, 1989 (43. ?)
   Apr-27-16 Harikrishna vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies) We'd like to apologize for the scheduling mishap with the Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 game today. The scheduler failed to activate at the proper time. Daniel has located a typo introduced a few weeks back and believes this problem has been fixed. The remainder of the tournament ...
   Apr-26-16 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) <juan31: < Chessgames Bookie> ; please check if I have two loans, maybe I'm wrong, only I have one. Thank you> Hello Juan, I am not quite sure I understand the question. You are allowed to take out more than one loan; they just add together. So if you take 100 ...
   Apr-25-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies) Please note that this game begins on Wednesday.
   Apr-06-16 Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 (replies) There was a schedule problem with today's puzzle. Two different puzzles (one of them completely meaningless) were temporarily shown before we got it right. This is truly today's puzzle. In spite of appearances it's not a repeat: we used it before on move 27...? for a simple ...
   Mar-25-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies) Remember that Saturday the 26th is a rest day; this game will start at 8:00am USA/eastern on Sunday the 27th.
   Mar-24-16 Anand vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies) Thanks to everybody for participating in this historic fight. Stop by tomorrow at 8am USA/Eastern for Nakamura-Anand and all the other games at the official site
   Mar-18-16 Biographer Bistro (replies) <It's curious that people are so attached to having the Site tag be so specific, when pgn4web doesn't even display it on a typical <CG> page: K Burger vs S Wachs, 1954 How do I know where that game was played? If people cared so much about this issue, why aren't ...
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  Tabanus: <CG> My suggestion is that you take in <luftforlife>'s submitted games asap, and also make him an editor. I think he has proved, as much as anyone else you have approved, that he is capable. So that we can go on with our chess history work - which you are interested in will contrinue, right? While you are working with the pgn issues. Your use of the word "ridiculous" and that you consider toying with his game submissions does sound a bit arrogant to me, but hopefully you did not mean it that way.
Apr-24-16  zanzibar: FWIW- I didn't read <chessgame>'s idea to use <luft>'s games as a test-bed as being a negative.

Since they already had the Source tag, it would be natural to use them to debug the new processing procedure.

I'll gladly volunteer other games for this purpose if need be.

Apr-25-16  zanzibar: Is it just me, or does this page have odd formatting:

Blackburne vs J Mason, 1885

(Maybe due to <Tab>'s link?)

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  WannaBe: Java 8, update 92 confirmed on Windows Systems.
Apr-25-16  Keyser Soze: <WannaBe: Java 8, update 92 confirmed on Windows Systems.>

I gave up from java on chrome ; too much hassle. Might get Firefox because I love Chess Viewer Deluxe.

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  Benzol: <Java 8, update 92 confirmed on Windows Systems.>

Why does Java need updating every five minutes?

Apr-25-16  zanzibar: <Benzol> Only every 5 minutes?! Might need even more frequent updating...
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  Boomie: <>

I'm sure this has been mentioned before. Wait! I mentioned chessforum (kibitz #24924).

There are other problems with the "US Chess Championships (Women) Tournament" table. It needs to be cleaned up.

Apr-26-16  sonia91: <Boomie> I submtted something like 4-5 correction slips...
Apr-26-16  thegoodanarchist: <thegoodanarchist: < ...

By the way, I've always wondered: Do premium members LIKE it when we make games available for premium members only,>

<> Speaking as a <former> premium member, I don't mind it when you reserve it for the elites. As a member of the unwashed masses I feel like an "extra" on the Game of Thrones set, playing a pauper on the streets of Kings Landing.>

Having said this, I also like it when the last two rounds of a tournament (Norway Chess, for example) are available to everyone :) <hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink>

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  luftforlife: <zanzibar>: Thanks for your messages, and for your offer to volunteer test-bed games of your own. I accept your apology. :) I drew a reasonable inference from <MissScarlett's> kibitz in the Bistro, and my construction of <'s> reply was objectively reasonable as well, but I agree with you: I may well have misinterpreted the subjective intent behind both messages (which I take to have been posted by two different users/members). Certainly <MissScarlett> wrote nothing whatsoever in this connection that I found objectionable in any wise; indeed, I found that member's editorial reply helpful (indicating the use of a Source tag by a biographer/editor at this time to be "a definite no-no.") Thanks again.
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  luftforlife: <Tabanus>: Thank you for your comment, for your observations, and for your supportive suggestion. I look forward to working with you and with others, as we have done quite productively and most enjoyably, on matters of chess history and biography. Always a pleasure. :)
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  MissScarlett: What is it with the <Bistro Kids> recently? Constantly taking offence, throwing a wobbly, threatening to leave, promising to die...

Here's my response:

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  luftforlife: <>: I apologize to you for the astringency and asperity of my reaction to certain language you directed my way in your most recent kibitz on Source tags. I may well have misinterpreted what you wrote; certainly I hope I did so.

Please know I hold you and this site in high regard; I thank you for all you have done as a visionary and driving force behind <> the site, and for all you do as its chief programmer and webmaster, and I look forward to positive communication with you in the future. I would like to help you and others here in any way I can, and I hope to be able to do so, as a member and, I hope, as an editor, with your blessing.

You may find more positive comments on my forum about you and your colleagues <Sargon> and <Kev>, who I also wish to thank for their ongoing work. <SwitchingQuylthulg>, <Annie K.>, and <crawfb5> hold you in high personal and professional regard, as many others do, too, and, again, I want you to know that I do respect you, and that I highly regard your unique position here, and all that you have done, and all that you do, to make this site the special and eminently worthwhile place it is.

Just so you know: I know there are delays in the PGN-upload-submission and -approval/-rejection process, and I've always accepted those delays. I know you and others are busy. I would never wish to have my submissions treated differently from anyone else's. I hope my submissions are worthy of acceptance; if so, it's fine with me if are accepted without Source tags; it's also fine with me if they are accepted with Source tags, even if that takes somewhat longer than accepting them without Source tags. Please know I wasn't trying at all to pressure you into making a decision on Source tags, or to accelerate the vetting of my submissions, or to force your hand in any way. I just wanted some clarification; thanks for providing it.

Thanks again; I hope you are well; and I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards.

Apr-26-16  zanzibar: So yes, <luft>, glad to see that all is well with the gang.

There's certain to be some more, ahem, stylistic adjustments yet to come, but we're still ticking...

(The diving-in part is easy, the tough part is the getting out alive!)

Apr-26-16  zanzibar: <MissS> <Constantly taking offence...>

We all know, when comes to offences, <MissS> truly believes it's better to give than to receive.

<throwing a wobbly, threatening to leave...>

What exactly is a wobbly? Is it a condition due to too much cricket? Like a wimbly-nimbly?

<promising to die...>

"Not to die but to be reborn,
Away from the land so battered and torn"

Remember, you'll never hear surf music again.

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

Apr-26-16  zanzibar: One more for <MissS>, who should well know the dangers of mixing cultures together:

(i.e. British and American cultures)

* * * * *

Oh heck, how can I resist?

Now we now what <MissS> does in her free time.

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  Boomie: <>

Is there any help for Search Kibitzing? If so, shouldn't there be a link to that help somewhere on the search page? I'd like to search for a specific move in one of the World's games. But the usual method of enclosing in quotes doesn't work. Or is it not capable of finding chess moves? That would be pretty odd for a chess site.

Also I would like a way to limit a kibitz search to one forum.

Apr-27-16  zanzibar: <Also I would like a way to limit a kibitz search to one forum.>

Hate to break it to you <Boomie>, but you ain't the only one wishing for that feature.

Apr-27-16  zanzibar: <chessgames> and others....

I'd like to pick up on the <Source tags> topic again.

I think the Bistro might be a better place to stage the thread, but it's just a slight preference.

See here:

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #13916)

Apr-28-16  sonia91: I submitted a correction slip 2 days ago but Round 3 game Lu Shaglei-Zhou Weiqi from the Chinese Championships (2016) is still missing: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 Re8 11. Ng5 Rf8 12. Nf3 Re8 13. Ng5 Rf8 14. Nf3 -

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  Phony Benoni: I really do hate to report things like this, but the puzzle was also used last Friday.
Premium Chessgames Member <I really do hate to report things like this, but the puzzle was also used last Friday.> Ugh!!!

I'm not sure what to do. I don't believe this problem has ever come up, at least beyond 1am.

<sonia91> Sorry about that, we'll get that game in shortly.

Premium Chessgames Member We decided to replace the rerun with an older rerun. So there are two puzzles of the day for April 29, 2016. The replacement Piskov vs M Krasenkow, 1989 is a beauty from 2004.
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  Phony Benoni: This is a strange one! The link from the home page to the GOTD, Tal vs Grave, 1965, instead goes to Caruana vs Anand, 2016
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