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   Oct-03-15 World Cup (2015) (replies) Everybody is invited to join us for third round, broadcast live: Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 .
   Oct-02-15 chessforum (replies) <sonia91: Thanks. Many games are missing, are their PGNs missing too from the official website> I don't know why the PGN is incomplete but for now that's all we've got to work with.
   Sep-18-15 Biographer Bistro (replies) I'm starting to thing that Tabanus's format on his game collection is entirely usable as it stands. My idea of breaking everything into date ranges like 1918.05.28-1922.12.30 is not necessary, creates busywork, and moreover presents the chance of overlap errors that otherwise
   Sep-18-15 A Matanovic vs H Kramer, 1951 (replies) The reason for the = notation is this miracle draw discovered by Stockfish: 72...Re1! 73.Ra7+ Kh6 (...Kg8? 74.Kxe1 h2 75.Bc4+ ) 74.Ra8 h2 75.Rh8+! Nh7 76.Rg8! and Black has nothing better than the perpetual, ...Ng5 Rh8+
   Sep-08-15 Wei Yi vs J Santos Latasa, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-07-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies) A number of off-topic posts have been deleted here. If you'd like to discuss world politics please use a member chess forum, the Kibitzer's Cafe, or the page of Kenneth Rogoff.
   Aug-31-15 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies) <Actually changed GSM's "Mate Me in St. Louis" to "Mate You in St. Louis"> That was actually a typographical error. It should conform to the movie title as closely as possible. Corrected. Pun aside, it truly is a remarkable game.
   Aug-27-15 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies) Please note that Friday is a rest day; this game will begin on Saturday at 2pm USA/Eastern.
   Aug-23-15 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies) This broadcast is brought to you by The Chessgames Store , your one stop shop for everything chess: boards, pieces, clocks, books, DVDs, instant downloads, and so much more!
   Aug-23-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies) For those interested, Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 1-0
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  MarkFinan: <Is there ever a case where a game just won't load no matter how many times you refresh and try again, or is it just a temporary nuisance?>

It happens all the time! I would have placed my bets at the bookies last night if I'd known that the site would be down today, I missed any chance I had of a last big pay off.

Oct-01-15  sonia91: <> Where are the games from Women's World Team Championship 2015 that I've submitted via email three weeks ago?

I think also you should cover the Karpov Poikovsky tournament (with Morozevich, Shirov) currently underway (today they already played the 4th round and Inarkiev played a brilliant game against Morozevizh that deserved to be in the database)

Premium Chessgames Member <I should make clear I'm talking about the computer analysis board that pops up when you hit the e8 square. I'm not having any problems with the game page per se.> Oh, I'm sorry, I see now. I haven't tested the analysis feature beyond making sure that it pops up on various devices. Thanks for the note, I will try to replicate the problem.

<sonia91> We'll get to them soon. Did they come from the official site or from TWIC? <Karpov Poikovsky> Agreed, we've gotten caught up in Baku fever, meanwhile other major events are taking place.

Oct-01-15  sonia91: I've downloaded them from the official website:
Premium Chessgames Member The PGN was sort of difficult to work with (lots of [Date ""] games for some reason) but I think we've got it here: Women's World Team Championship (2015).
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  Knight13: <> What's the policy on controversial avatars? If I want to use an anti-feminist logo as my avatar, would that be permitted?
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  optimal play: <> Speaking of controversial avatars, I don't think using photos of famous real people should be allowed.

Especially pictures of cultural icons such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bobby Fischer etc.

Of course if members want to have a photo of a real person they should just use a picture of themselves.

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  Robed.Bishop: <optimal play: I don't think using photos of famous real people should be allowed.>

Why not? And I don't ask in a confrontational way, I just want to know your reasoning.

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  optimal play: <Robed.Bishop> Using someone's face is quite personal.

Whether it be someone who's still living, or even that of a deceased person, is something which I don't think just anybody has the right to appropriate.

Especially so when you read some of the stuff adjacent to these iconic faces.

A couple of these famous people I have admiration for, and to see some of the nonsense typed beside their image, as if to imply their endorsement, can be quite annoying.

Even if I put those users on ignore, it doesn't change the fact that these images are still being used.

Anyway, I'm sure <> would have certain faces prohibited, but I just think avatars should be abstract, like yours and mine.

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  OhioChessFan: Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015

The link to that game in recent kibitzing is corrupted.

Oct-02-15  sonia91: <> Thanks. Many games are missing, are their PGNs missing too from the official website or is the uploading still in progress?
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  Robed.Bishop: <optimal play> Thank you for your response. I agree with you regarding the living, and I would note that the dead do not care.

Just to be clear, I am not objecting to your proposal and it is easy to find examples of your concerns within the site.

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  TheFocus: I just hope that no pirates will object to my avatar.
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  MarkFinan: Why has only my post been deleted?? I see 2 or 3 other people talking about the same thing yet you choose to delete mine! I aren't going to email you, I definitely aren't going to blow the whistle (pointless) again, in fact I aren't arsed delete this too, I'll deal with the <harrylime> by myself. I honestly am <trying> to behave!
Premium Chessgames Member On controversial avatars:

First, <knight13>, we hate to restrict somebody's freedom of speech and association, and if this was truly a political site or an all-purpose discussion site we would be adamant about having a no-holds-barred policy. But it's about chess, so we try to balance people's pride in their associations with the possibility of creating strife.

There's no litmus test, so the only thing you can do is ask for permission and then you're at the mercy of my somewhat stunted perception of how symbols may affect other people. Which you did, and I thank you for that.

I don't even know what an "anti feminist" logo is, but I imagine somebody out there will next want a feminist logo, and soon there will be friction over social issues which is entirely avoidable. I hate to refuse a customer's well intended request, and I'm certainly not disparaging your beliefs, but I think in this case it's best to not create a conflict where there previously was none.

Now, about <photographs>, for starters, I don't think photography per se has anything to do with it. If one takes exception to a member using a photo of Thomas Edison, they may just as well be opposed to another member using a painting of Isaac Newton. Likewise, a photograph of Carlsen by a user's name is not different in intention from employing a cartoon.

So the question boils down to: is it appropriate to allow members to don a "mask" of a famous person, living or dead? We've never had a problem with it, provided the person in question is not particularly infamous. Not only do we allow, we encourage it, as we upload avatars of chess players and other eminent people all the time.

I'm sorry if some people think that this is crossing some kind of line, but it's hard to imagine changing our policy on that after all this time, especially considering that nobody has expressed serious concerns over the practice until just recently.

Premium Chessgames Member <Why has only my post been deleted??> You openly called another user an "idiot". Find a way to state your opinion without doing that.
Premium Chessgames Member <sonia91: Thanks. Many games are missing, are their PGNs missing too from the official website> I don't know why the PGN is incomplete but for now that's all we've got to work with.
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  Knight13: <> Understood. Thanks for your courteous response.
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  tpstar: <nobody has expressed serious concerns over the practice until just recently> Welcome to the evolution of social media, where people just can't wait to show their outrage. Remember when that rogue cop tackled Bikini Girl?

Thank you for banning the Confederate flag and thus ending racism. Hooray!

Worry ye not. The Bad People are trying to curry favor with your favorite critic but he is strangely unmoved.

Have a nice weekend. =)

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  keypusher: <> Were you able to make any progress with my problem? It's pretty frustrating to play through a complicated line of analysis and then have the position reset at the critical point.
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  Zhbugnoimt: Which game is game ID number 1?
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  keypusher: Maybe it's an operating system issue. I went into my work virtual desktop (which is a PC environment) and tested the computer analysis board using the Chrome browser. No problem. Eureka, I thought, and installed Chrome on my iPad. But when I used the computer analysis board, the browser shut down after a short time.
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  Penguincw: < Zhbugnoimt: Which game is game ID number 1? >

This game has a Game ID of 1: G Marco vs Janowski, 1900

This game is the first game in the database: Didier vs L Rosen, 1900

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  Penguincw: Uh, <cg>. I sent you an email about 6 hours ago, but you still haven't responded. It's kinda important and a bit urgent. I'll repost it here (you can reply here or via email, doesn't matter):

Just a quick question. So for a Pick Three (World Cup R7: Pick Three), I see that no one has placed chessbucks on the winning line (I believe this is a first in ChessBookie history). So my idea was to pay off 2 out of 3 lines (but haven't done so yet). What would be the procedure in this case?

Of a course, me waiting a day to put up the bet in addition to the site being down contributed to this, so yeah.

The leg was supposed to end today, but Karjakin won, so the leg continues for at least one more day. I gotta go, so had to make this email quick. Thanks. :)

Oct-03-15  zanzibar: Did somebody mention curry?

When favored, I savor the flavor...

Now that's a whole lot of icons that should be dished out liberally.

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