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   Jan-24-15 Carlsen vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
 
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   Jan-23-15 A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <kyg16> <Dear Chessgames.com: there are so many amazing games, why reuse one?> The reason is: starting yesterday and continuing for 10 more days we're running through the collection of games voted "best of 2014" by Chessgames members under the guidance of User: ...
 
   Jan-16-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Somebody submitted a correction <In the biography for Leonard J McLaren the sentence "His best result in a New Zealand Championship....." is now out-of-date. That sentence can be deleted and replaced with, "New Zealand co-Champion 2015.">
 
   Jan-10-15 Carlsen vs W So, 2015 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: We normally would have selected Caruana-Saric for today's featured game (Caruana has the highest score with the highest rating) but there is so much interest in this particular match-up we've selected it instead.
 
   Jan-04-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
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   Dec-29-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
 
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Jan-22-15
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  Domdaniel: Aha! Light dawns! I read the incomprehensible <I think you should say WHAT IT IS or wave with a gesture of good will, adding the games that I came to the forum to ask by them This Bogoljubov's phrase at the same night I had decided to wait is a daring. Boy, you're making word games when it should do something concrete.>

... and finally got it. <Gottschalk> is <chrisowen>! Or maybe his Brazilian cousin.

Jan-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <(And you know what happens when you have two wabbits....)>

Fibonacci is what happens: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 ... (x^2 - x - 1 = 0)

If you have *three* wabbits, then Tribonacci is what happens: 1, 1, 1, 3, 5, 9, 17, 31, 57, 95, 183... (x^3 - x^2 - x - 1 = 0)

Jan-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Dom> I can't believe he missed the insults in the Game of the Day pun, the Opening of the Day choice, the Player of the Day, *and* the Happy Birthday list! :s

<when you have two wabbits>

Pardonnez moi, but shouldn't one of them be female for that...?

;p

Jan-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Annie> -- <shouldn't one of them be female for that...? > Not any more. Any two wabbits may legally procreate. It's up to them to figure out how. < I can't believe he missed the insults ...> Maybe he didn't. Maybe he's being, yanno, magnanimous. To show us the superiority of South Americans. <Inca Hoots!>

Oops. I made a mistake with that Tribonacci sequence. It goes ... 57, 105, 193 ... obviously.

Jan-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Inca Hoots!>

Heh! Say, totally coincidentally, has the question of how many people are needed for a conspiracy ever been settled?? ;s

Jan-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: One, if you believe the theory youself. =)
Jan-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: Note that <AnnieK> said "conspiracy," not "conspiracy theory."

And please: Let's not get <Overgod> started again. :-S

Jan-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  mistermac: <<Phony Benoni>: They breed like Catholics?>

That does not seem to be the case anymore, since the events of 1962 and its consequences.

Jan-23-15
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  mistermac: <<Domdaniel>: <(And you know what happens when you have two wabbits....)> Fibonacci is what happens: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 ... (x^2 - x - 1 = 0)

>

These are the coefficients of 1/(x^2-x-1) which takes into account the wabbits' need to mature before mating.

Fibonacci obviously loved wabbits as none of them ever died.

Jan-23-15  bulibug: <chancho: Still, I have to admit: <Overgod> embarrassed the beejeesus out of Glenn.

Good laughs.>

Not so fast....lainulo is watching the tourney...you're in for a big surprise...your party is almost over...get your napkins ready for your laughs will turn into tears....falling like raindrops.

Jan-23-15
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  Abdel Irada: Unlike rabbits, wabbits are notoriously immortal.

Jan-23-15
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  Domdaniel: Unlike wabbits, rabbits are notoriously immoral.
Jan-23-15
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  Abdel Irada: That's probably why there are so many more rabbits than wabbits.

Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Chessgames, please rid your front page of that annoying and useless box that says,

<Search players and matches in plain language; e.g. "ANAND" or "FISCHER-SPASSKY '72">

It has never worked. Here is an example search:
<Enter search. E.g., "FISCHER VS SPASSKY" (more examples)

<San Remo 1930>

[Search result] Player profile: Remo Bassan Mosquera
Year: 1930
Sorry, no games at this time.>

It's just an annoyance. It has the same effect as installing printers with Windows 2000 - it leaves one a wild-haired, carpet-biting mess.

Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <It has the same effect as installing printers with Windows 2000 - it leaves one a wild-haired, carpet-biting mess.>

Wrong forum.

On *this* board, you have to be a wild-<hared>, carpet-biting mess. ;-)

Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I assume you've seen <GMAN> offer to play us again, presumably uncompensated. Can you make that happen?
Jan-24-15
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  Annie K.: <offramp> the problem is not with that search box, it's with the way you are trying to use it.

San Remo is not a player name or a match (Player X vs Player Y) - it's a tournament. Now, where does that box promise that it will find <tournaments> for you?

In fact, it works quite well for what it does say it will do. ;)

You can search for tournaments here: Tournament Index

Jan-24-15
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  chessgames.com: <OhioChessFan: I assume you've seen <GMAN> offer to play us again, presumably uncompensated. Can you make that happen?> We most certainly would compensate him and the third game against GM Nickel sounds like it would be great. Before that happens we will embark on the next Team Game.
Jan-24-15
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  chessgames.com: <offramp> One day we hope to make that box able to just "know what you mean" and bring up database results that you can express in common English. For right now it tries to fake it, by looking for certain keywords. However location names, tournament names, exotic openings, names of tactics, none of these are considered. The only words it recognizes are players and the major openings (plus all 500 ECO codes, and years.)

If you click on that little "more info" button it gives you some good examples:

<You can use Chessgames.com's EZ-Search to locate players, matches, years, and openings. There is great flexibility in the way that you can express player's names, openings, and years.

Here are some example searches:

Byrne vs Fischer '56
Kasparov
Ruy Lopez 1995-2005
Anand Sicilian
Fischer '55
J Polgar 1984-89
B32
A00 1990-2004
Steinitz-Blackburne
Korchnoi Huebner 1980
Karpov vs Kasparov
Fischer v Spassky '92
Capablanca B20-B99
Basman A00
1800-1899>

Jan-24-15
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  Penguincw: Oh <cg>, can you fix the Live Broadcast page? It's Ivan Saric that's playing, not Igor. Also, the game starts at 6 am eastern. Thanks. :)
Jan-24-15
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  chessgames.com: Oops sorry, will fix shortly.
Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <chessgames> Offramp's request can't even be handled in the <Advanced Search> part of town.

I've said it before, and will say it again(*):

<We need the ability to search on Event/Site fields>

(*) Well, I'll keep saying it, every once and awhile, till we do actually get it.

Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <Request - An index list of each user's collections to head their collection page>

Consider the game collection of certain informative players:

Phony Benoni's Game Collections

One might like to skim through the list of his game collections to just be in awe of the breath and scope of topics.

On the other hand, that's 15 pages of dense text - with lots of header info to wade through as you scroll from collection to collection.

You might try a generic collection search using <Phony>'s name, like this:

Game Collection Search

That's better of course, as you only get the header info as links to each individual collection.

On the other hand, it's not organized in any readily apparent sense (well- it's likely sorted by cid). And it also includes collections from "random" people like <xKinGKooLx - Boring Games> and <Memorable Quotes - Get thee to a Punnery!>.

* * * * *

What I'd like to see is an automatic alphabetical listing of just the links to each of the user's collection being the first collection presented.

An example of what I really would like the most can be found here:

Game Collection: ! Acme Collection Agency

Where the user could structure the collection index. But that involves more work, whereas an automated alphabetical list could easily be automatically generated.

Thanks for your consideration then... bye for now.

Jan-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: This site offers an impressive and sometimes bewildering array of "special topic" forums that would be of interest to quite a few users.

But no one knows about them. Many of the best of them, I stumbled upon because excerpts from interesting posts in them appeared on the home page. And I'm guessing I'm not unique in this.

Could the site post some sort of list showing these forums and their special topics? I think it would be most helpful.

Jan-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarkFinan: <<Could the site post some sort of list showing these forums and their special topics? I think it would be most helpful.>>

???

This is a chess site Abdel! Personal forums and the cafe are supposed to be for off topic (non chess) chatter. People join a chess site for chess, obviously other things come up, but ceegee aren't going to designate certain players personal pages for non chess discussions, especially giving a list of pages to visit if you're not here for chess!

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