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   Jun-28-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
chessgames.com: I received an email that I thought I'd pass along: <Hello CG! -- I was wondering If you guys plan to compile a page for the 1979 Banja Luka Tournament, which was instrumental for Garry Kasparov. I see that “Suenteus Po 147” already has done all the hard work>
 
   Jun-26-16 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <board-flip capability?> Oh, I misunderstood you. I thought you wanted a way to post an inverted FEN so that a1 is in the upper-right corner. You just want a "flip" button by the diagram to allow the viewer to flip it, is that the idea? Likewise the pop-up could have a ...
 
   Jun-19-16 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: I am very sorry to report that after working on the problem for over an hour I probably made the situation far worse than it was. Regarding these bets: Your Next Move GCT Leuven (blitz) rd 4: Carlsen - Vachier-Lagrave Your Next Move GCT Leuven (blitz) rd 5: Kramnik - ...
 
   Jun-05-16 A Pomar Salamanca vs E Palacios, 1964 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: I just had a late night chat with User: Kev to make sure that this puzzle is correct as 16...? He said that it was a brilliancy of Palacios' that he came across while researching the recently deceased Pomar. He was unaware of Stockfish's drawing variation, which if I ...
 
   May-22-16 Blatny vs E Vladimirov, 1989 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: There was some earlier confusion over where to best begin this puzzle. The best point is what we show now, 25...?
 
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Switch to Harikrishna-Aronian?
 
   Apr-29-16 D Hausrath vs M Kraemer, 2006 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: 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)
 
chessgames.com: 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-25-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Please note that this game begins on Wednesday.
 
   Apr-06-16 Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: 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 ...
 
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Jun-19-16  gauer: At http://www.chessgames.com/perl/edit... (6-player Scheveningen format + 2 teams), there is enough space for 6 (individual) placings. Does rule 10 (Players who were expunged/forfeited from an event can be given a placement of 99, to ensure their position at the bottom of the list) allow for others (ie like team Europe or Poland with a result out of 18 points total) to be added or deleted? Another (the Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2016) finishes soon) is not yet completed (understood, don't edit it), and so the leader-board probably wouldn't be updated until we know all played games are in (when an unplayed result happens due to a drop-out, is it better to use notation on a table instead of a 0-˝-1), but is it okay to add current ChessBookie propositions to YourNextMove Rapid (2016) ?

Is that new Notable Chess Games (the Goat) able to work similar to sort a subset of notable games by an: opening code (like for the C89 page) or a tid page? I'm not sure whether it could pick out most notable games by such a subset, as chosen by popularity within user cid sets. Good job on the goat design, though. Hopefully the design is not deviating much from the Chessgames Editor Guide suggestions.

Jun-19-16
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  MissScarlett: Nice if we could get a player page for Milton Ioannidis: http://www.olimpbase.org/players/9f...
Jun-19-16
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  Stonehenge: Spelled Milton Ioannides here.
Jun-20-16
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  chessgames.com: <thegoodanarchist: I got a message accusing me of "flooding the forum", which I did not do. It said I posted 11 seconds ago. I did, but on the Jeremy Lim page!!! Aren't these considered separate forums, or is cg.com one big forum for "flooding" purposes?> There is a hard and fast rule that nobody, not even me, can post more than 1 kibitz every 20 seconds. Occasionally I post something with a typo and try to do a 'ninja edit' on it very quickly, and run into that message. A slight nuisance, but it's a road bump there for good reason.
Jun-20-16
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  chessgames.com: <FEN reverser> I've written a few of those myself. In Perl most of the work gets done with this handy little stick of code:

join '/', reverse split /\//, $fen

Jun-20-16
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  chessgames.com: <gauer> <is it okay to add current ChessBookie propositions to YourNextMove Rapid (2016) ?> That's up to the bookie. We don't frown on the practice as long as the ChessBookie stuff gets cleaned up from the page when the event is over.

<Is that new Notable Chess Games (the Goat) able to work similar to sort a subset of notable games by an: opening code (like for the C89 page)> No but if you go to the C89 page— Ruy Lopez, Marshall (C89) —you'll see there are 6 notable games, 3 wins with White, 3 wins with black. <...or a tid page?> No, there isn't enough information to go on with selections like that. It's just for time frames. <Good job on the goat design, though.> Thanks. <Hopefully the design is not deviating much from the Chessgames Editor Guide suggestions.> I'm not sure what you mean by that.

Jun-20-16  gauer: < Thanks. <Hopefully the design is not deviating much from the Chessgames Editor Guide suggestions.> I'm not sure what you mean by that.> Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2016) apparently had a player withdraw, and so Biographer Bistro asked about a couple of those tournament pages I worked on this weekend.

Also, a couple of weeks ago, had a link to some of the 2016 <American> (rather than Asian) continental championship results. If you were interested in those or the ongoing Edmonton international this week, then there's some pgn links for you.

Jun-20-16  gauer: Sorry, I forgot the link (using google translate) https://translate.google.com/transl... - I'm trying to snoop through their site to see if any pgn file for it still exists (or maybe got published in a TWIC bulletin or somewhere else): http://www.chess-results.com/tnr225... was the play-off part of the link, but this time, the (latter) site did not have a pgn download location (even though some other pgns of El Salvador results exist).
Jun-20-16
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  chancho: The blitz section page of <your next move tournament> and the games are yet to be created. :(
Jun-20-16  zanzibar: RE: <FEN reverser>

If you flip the pieces, you need to flip the board too - else the pawns are going the wrong way.

So, yes, you can show the initial position flipped, but the reversed FEN is basically useless otherwise. And, as everybody knows, I usually try to publish a usable FEN to plug into SCID/Chessbase, as well as showing the board.

Plus - the castling and e.p extra components aren't treated. And if included the reversed FEN just looks confused.

* * * * *

So, the main question remains for <chessgames>...

Can you add a board-flip capability?

* * * * *

Ideally, I'd love to be able to have the functionality that <ChessTempo> allows - i.e. both a starting position, and a playable movelist.

(On <CT> I found a hack that the board could be flipped with the FEN first-move character - which could be overridden by the movelist.

I'm not sure I'd recommend this hack for general usage though.)

Jun-21-16
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  chessgames.com: <chancho: The blitz section page of <your next move tournament> and the games are yet to be created. :(> Oh I'm terribly sorry, added.
Jun-21-16
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  Shams: Could we get coverage of the Edmonton Chess Tournament, time permitting? Thanks in advance.
Jun-21-16
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  MissScarlett: Who submitted this game? Steinitz vs G MacDonnell, 1866 It's a far more recent addition than the other Steinitz-MacDonnell games.
Jun-21-16
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  chessgames.com: <Shams> The Edmonton games are in, I'll put it on the homepage shortly.
Jun-21-16
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  chessgames.com: <Who submitted this game?> That's a good question. Obviously a duplicate as Stonehenge pointed out. My guess is an incorrect duplicate at that. I'll see if I can find out.
Jun-22-16  PolgarFanGirl: Thank you <Annie K.>! (Sorry I didn't see your reply earlier!)
Jun-23-16
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  chessgames.com: <So, the main question remains for <chessgames>...

Can you add a board-flip capability?>

We've already got it, e.g. The Opening Explorer and pgn4web and CVD -- what context are you asking this for, the posting of FEN diagrams? That's the one case where I'd wonder if it's a good idea.

Jun-23-16
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<And you aren't going to get answers in this forum, try the Rogoff page, those guys will *definitely* help you ;)>

Not nice to direct traffic into a free-fire zone.

Jun-24-16
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  offramp: <Stonehenge>, happy birthday.
Jun-24-16
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  MissScarlett: <I'll see if I can find out.>

Please share.

Jun-24-16  zanzibar: <That's the one case where I'd wonder if it's a good idea.>

Why?

If it's a good idea in one place, it's a good idea here too.

Symmetry - it's a beautiful thing.

Jun-24-16  zanzibar: Think of it as a baby-step towards giving users the ability to post playable snippets.

See ChessTempo for many good examples.

Plus it streamlines the comments by embedding all the moves into a showboard. You only see it when you want it.

Jun-25-16  zanzibar: Had a another idea, wonder if anyone thinks it might be useful...

Do a search and find a player, e.g.

Andrei Istratescu

OK, I'm looking for a specific game, but I thought this player might just have a few games. Not the case, so...

<What about adding a <E-Z Search> filter to a player's game page?>

The idea is to make it easy to do additional filtering on the games of a specific player.

In this case I could just add the other player <Dourerassou> and not have to go back to the general search page.

(Since I'm using Chrome tonight that's desirable - because the form values aren't cached for me, and I have to cut-and-paste both names in.)

But, thinking about it, it seems it could be very useful feature since I can imagine looking at one player, X, and wondering about games X--Y, then X--Z, etc. etc.

Useful?

.

Jun-26-16
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  chessgames.com: <board-flip capability?> Oh, I misunderstood you. I thought you wanted a way to post an inverted FEN so that a1 is in the upper-right corner. You just want a "flip" button by the diagram to allow the viewer to flip it, is that the idea? Likewise the pop-up could have a flip.

I think it will one day, along with the ability to manipulate the pieces in the pop-up. I don't believe we will allow for manipulation of inline diagrams, just for efficiency reasons, but once the pop-up appears you should be able to do as you please.

Jun-27-16  zanzibar: OK, it would be most useful if the poster could pick a side to view, with the read being able to override it (or flip at will).

But that would need an extra piece of info for pure FEN.

For a short snippet of PGN code a hack is possible, like the unintended <CT> "feature" <CT> mentioned before.

Just another item for the "wish list".

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