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   Sep-22-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: I just searched for "chessgames premium tour" at www.bing.com They chose to give me this advertisement: <Stonehenge Sunset Tour — Private Guided Tours To Stonehenge Bus From London. Book Now! £25> Now why would on earth would Bing conclude that Chessgames has something ...
 
   Sep-16-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <Karpova> You state your case very convincingly and it's clear that you are operating in the right spirit.
 
   Sep-05-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <I just don't know what happened the other day.> Mark, I was looking at bets from Sep 4th but it's clear to me now that your problem was with the bets on Sep 3rd. Going back to the logfiles I see that you've been a very busy bettor, but I don't see any action on your ...
 
   Aug-27-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Sorry, there's no way to invert the board during live broadcast. If you click on the link "review game" to the right of the diagram you can use all of the PGN viewer features, but the moves won't be automatically updated.
 
   Aug-27-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Note that today's game M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 will be a free broadcast. Come discuss the game in good company. The tournament is due to start in about 30 minutes, at 3:00pm USA/Eastern.
 
   Aug-05-14 C Baljon vs B Enklaar, 1974 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: This is actually an error on our part. The combination is fully busted after 28...Be7, or if not, it's far too subtle for a Tuesday. We'll run a replacement shortly.
 
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Sep-14-14
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  technical draw: <Playboy has articles? Since when?>

Since day one But they messed it up by putting those silly photos. People just can't leave well enough alone.

Sep-15-14  Penguincw: Hi <cg>. Just in case you aren't aware, Bilbao uses the 3-1-0 scoring system: http://bilbaomastersfinal.com/BMFin....
Sep-15-14
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  MarkFinan: <Sneaky: Harry's in the café Mixing up the YouTube plays,
I'm in the Rogoff tent,
Talking 'bout the government.
The man in the king's crown
With the big pen
Wants twenty nine dollars
But you only got ten>

I'd bet my version of that song would get deleted, just like this post might..

I just wanted to know. When are the next live games on this site? I thought the Bilbao tournament would but I guess I'll have to switch to chess dot con? Lol. That's a joke albeit bad, but seriously when will the next live tournament be?

Sep-15-14
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  chessgames.com: <Penguincw: Hi <cg>. Just in case you aren't aware, Bilbao uses the 3-1-0 scoring system> Oh, we do know that, and yet have to be reminded every year! Thanks, it's fixed now.

<MarkFinan> We're not covering Bilbao entirely but we might show some games near the end. The Tal Memorial is in October, that's always good. Of course, in November all eyes will be on Sochi.

Sep-16-14
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  john barleycorn: Alexander Goldin

Alexander Goldin, born in 1965 however, years covered beginning in 1955.

Sep-16-14
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  Tabanus: The game from 1955 is by Vladimir Goldin, confirmed by Di Felice's Chess Results:

http://books.google.no/books?id=rvz...

Sep-17-14
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  hoodrobin: <CG> I would like to know the day (i.e. the difficulty) of puzzles in <tactics> page. TY.
Sep-18-14
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  Tabanus: Hi CG, in reply to your question of 2 January 2004:

the first name of H W Birkmyre Gifford has now been found, it's Henry William.

Sep-18-14
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  Richard Taylor: CG.com you might be interested in following the New Zealand George Trundle Masters and Challengers which can be found via this link.

http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/

It will be interesting as in the Masters section the world's youngest IM one Anton Smirnov will be playing. Also his father.

Sep-18-14
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  Richard Taylor: Here is their spiel, giving the starting date.

The National Chess Centre was developed
by GM Murray Chandler of Gambit Books (Chess Books).

George Trundle Masters & Challengers
The annual George Trundle events are always fascinating battles. This year the Master's section features one GM (Darryl Johansen from Australia) and four IMs, Anton Smirnov (AUS), Vladimir Smirnov (AUS), Gary Lane (AUS) & Paul Garbett (NZ). The remaining five players (Smith, Steadman, Zelesco, McLaren & Polischuk) are fighting for possible International Master norms. In a tight-knit Challengers section, just 126 rating points separate the field of 10 players. NZCF is hosting this year's event, 27th September-October 5th. Games start 2pm daily at the National Chess Centre in Devonport, spectators welcome. Pictured: 13-year-old Australian prodigy Anton Smirnov (near right) will be the player to watch in the Masters section.

In the past I have played in 2 of the Challengers and had some interesting games but no dramatic results. But while there may be no CG members or 'Super Chess People' or GMs etc it may still be interesting.

Sep-18-14
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  Richard Taylor: Error by me, one GM: GM Johansen will be playing.
Sep-18-14
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  chessgames.com: <Richard Taylor> Sure Richard, we always have room for one more Kiwi event.
Sep-22-14
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  davide2013: Quick question, using the opening explorer, I played these moves: 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Nc3 d6 5. d4 . On the menu on the right it tells me there are about 55 games, but when I click on search database from this position, only 5 games come up. Where did the other 50 games go?
Sep-22-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <davide2013> That's a fairly common question; the explanation is that there are only 5 games with the position after 5. d4, and the other 50 games are being transposed into.
Sep-22-14
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  Tiggler: <chessgames.com> Under what version of the Laws of Chess are cg.com correspondence games played? I am thinking specifically about the 50-move rule, which is waived for tablebase wins under ICCF rules.

It seems to me that this situation could possibly arise in the current Chessgames Challenge. Does GM Naiditch know about this exception from FIDE Laws?

I think you ought to clear this up before any possible dispute might arise.

Sep-22-14  Penguincw: Hi <cg>. Just in case you haven't noticed, on the Biographer Bistro I posted the following post:

< Penguincw: When someone has time, please look into this: Yannick Pelletier

< Highest rating achieved in database: 2611 >

< His best-ever Elo rating, 2624, was achieved in January 2003. >

The latter is correct.

http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev... >

Biographer Bistro

In other words, his highest rating is 2624, not 2611.

Sep-22-14
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  chessgames.com: <davide2013> We're asked that question all the time, and it is surprising. When I first saw it perform that way I thought the software was buggy until I realized it was being smarter than I was. There is a brief explanation at the Opening Explorer Help Page under the section <When I add up the number of games in the moves column, it's bigger/smaller than the total number of games that contain the position shown. How can that be?> I've gone into more detail in the subject here which we could look up if you require further elaboration.
Sep-22-14
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  chessgames.com: <Tiggler: <chessgames.com> Under what version of the Laws of Chess are cg.com correspondence games played? I am thinking specifically about the 50-move rule, which is waived for tablebase wins under ICCF rules.>

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Embarrassingly I did not know the ICCF stance on the 50 move rule. FIDE has waffled on the issue many times and finally settled on the original rule, "50 moves, no exceptions." This went back to the 20s before computer analysis had anything to do with it: humans were actually the first to discover that some mates take longer than 50 moves.

I can see the sense in the ICCF using tablebase as a flawlessly impartial judge of positions. No longer is it required to stay on top of the cutting-edge endgame theory to evaluate a position.

However, we've never made a statement on the subject, so I believe we are forced to adhere to what one may regard as "orthodox chess rules", the ones that FIDE uses presently. In other words: 50 moves, no exceptions.

Adhering to ICCF rules in the future is definitely a consideration.

Sep-22-14
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  chessgames.com: About Pelletier, just go to his Error Correction Form and there is a box that says <The highest-rating of this player is incorrect>. The Librarian fixes things like that all the time.

If FIDE kept records on peak-ratings available for download I'd be happy to find some way to synchronize with their database. I know they have the data in some way, because of the rating charts they construct, but to try to download the data in that fashion would be excruciating. Any ideas, <Zanzibar>?

Sep-22-14
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  chessgames.com: I just searched for "chessgames premium tour" at www.bing.com

They chose to give me this advertisement: <Stonehenge Sunset Tour — Private Guided Tours To Stonehenge Bus From London. Book Now! £25>

Now why would on earth would Bing conclude that Chessgames has something to do with some prehistoric druidic ruins? :-)

Sep-23-14
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  WannaBe: I blame User: stonehenge for everything.
Sep-23-14
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  Tabanus: The wabbit again.
Sep-23-14
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  Stonehenge: Can I change my username to Naughty District Amsterdam?
Sep-23-14
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  Richard Taylor: < chessgames.com: <Richard Taylor> Sure Richard, we always have room for one more Kiwi event. >

Thanks for that. Benzol will be interested and others. The young Australian will be interesting to watch.

Sep-23-14
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  Richard Taylor: Some mates take longer than 50 moves! I'll take the draw!

< chessgames.com: <Tiggler: <chessgames.com> Under what version of the Laws of Chess are cg.com correspondence games played? I am thinking specifically about the 50-move rule, which is waived for tablebase wins under ICCF rules.> Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Embarrassingly I did not know the ICCF stance on the 50 move rule. FIDE has waffled on the issue many times and finally settled on the original rule, "50 moves, no exceptions." This went back to the 20s before computer analysis had anything to do with it: humans were actually the first to discover that some mates take longer than 50 moves. >

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