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   chessgames.com has kibitzed 12442 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-26-17 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: We've conducted a very thorough computer analysis of this classic here: Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 [analysis] enjoy!
 
   Sep-25-17 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <zanzibar: could you please delete my post> OK, sure. <zanzibar: Also, can you also remove her forum from my recent kibitzing?> Put her on ignore and you won't see her chessforum.
 
   Sep-25-17 Olga Viewer chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: I'm sorry, I don't know what people are referring to with comments like "wiggly move" or "the pieces are drunk." Do the pieces not smoothly move from square to square as intended? If not please let me know your platform (device, OS, browser).
 
   Sep-25-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <Tabanus> I see that you're calling for a game type switch but since the name of the new tournament has the word "blitz" in the title, it shouldn't be necessary. Once the tournament is voted in, the games should switch type automatically. (Perhaps not instantly but ...
 
   Sep-25-17 K van der Weide vs X Wemmers, 2003
 
chessgames.com: The issue has been resolved.
 
   Sep-23-17 Isle of Man Open (2017) (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Let's try to keep to topic here related to the tournament, and not 9/11 or Fischer's statements on the subject. We already have a page for such discussion: Robert James Fischer .
 
   Sep-23-17 Aronian vs Ding Liren, 2017 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Our pleasure, and thanks for your concern!
 
   Sep-23-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Everybody is invited to come watch and discuss the Aronian vs Ding Liren, 2017 match here at Chessgames this week.
 
   Sep-22-17 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <Even Stockfish thinks that 37.Bxg7!! leads to draw rather than to win.> At a sufficient search depth Stockfish finds the win: analysis of move 37.? Apparently Black can delay the mate for a while by giving up ruinous amounts of material.
 
   Sep-20-17 Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1904 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <Opening Salwe> That's very good.
 
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Sep-22-17
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  chessgames.com: Testing again on V Fedoseev vs D Bocharov, 2016

analysis of move 23.?

Yeah, I like the consistency. Any objections?

Sep-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Apparently not!

CG, it might be an idea to add "game type" (normal, rapid, blitz) to the nominate collection page? It could save some slips.

Sep-23-17
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  chessgames.com: <it might be an idea to add "game type" (normal, rapid, blitz) to the nominate collection page> My idea was always that would be unnecessary, because it's an unwritten rule that simuls are labeled as simuls, rapids are labeled as rapids, blitzes as blitzes, etc.

The software has logic that hones in on all sorts of words (including "quick" and "ICCF" etc.) Does that not work on newly created tournaments, or have we just become lax with our labeling conventions?

Sep-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Did the default PGN viewer just get switched to Olga?

My first instinct is to switch back to pgn4web, but I suppose I should force myself to at least try out the new features.

Is there a quick, brief on the rationale on the reasons for the switch?

(I suspect that going mobile is part of the reason, alas)

Also, why are the forward/backward buttons asymmetrical?

(I'm a bit fan of symmetry, and am always curious when it's broken)

Lastly - where is the English piece notation setting that was promised?

.

Sep-24-17
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  Richard Taylor: <MissScarlett> I looked at your original collection of players who died young, I presume? A fascinating idea.

<chessgames.com> I didn't realise you were near where the storm is. It is good things were backed up etc...I have often wondered if there is a twisting effect in the Carribean and around which causes these storms to gather "twisting force"...or simply to generate where there are differentials of see and land and so on.

At least no earthquake. We have the odd earthquake here but significant storms in Auckland are rare. (He says, touching wood...)

Sep-24-17
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  Tabanus: <CG> Hmm, I take that back then. There are also "list-of-players" events with two or more kinds of time control. Or so I believe.
Sep-24-17
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  keypusher: <cg> With Olga, I can't scroll down from the game to the kibitzes. Probably a blessing for the site, but I'm frustrated. I'm on a macbook air.
Sep-24-17
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  saffuna: I can't scroll down with Olga, either, even far enough to return to the old layout.
Sep-24-17
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  Check It Out: Olga doesn't display the current move number and move right below the board layout - can you add that feature?
Sep-24-17
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  chessgames.com: <Did the default PGN viewer just get switched to Olga?> Yes, because it offers functions that the other viewers do not, the primary of which is the ability to manipulate the pieces, and the ability to request Stockfish analysis of any position (whether in the game or of your own analysis.)

<can't scroll with Olga> That's a shame, we spent a lot of time getting the scrolling "just right." Keep in mind that on Olga pieces are movable, so it won't allow scrolling on a tablet if you touch a square of a piece that can move. You have to touch an empty square, a piece that cannot legally move, or touch above/below the board.

The previous two comments make it sound as if scrolling is disabled entirely. Are you sure?

Note that there is an alternate way to switch your PGN viewer at Preferences Page.

Also note that we set up a chessforum specifically to address Olga-issues here: Olga Viewer chessforum.

Sep-24-17
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  chessgames.com: <Olga doesn't display the current move number and move right below the board layout - can you add that feature?> They are below the board layout, but waaaay below, under the score itself. Moving things around is very possible.
Sep-24-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Dear <cg>--I can't see the pieces on the board (just a blank board) when the viewer is set to Olga for this game:

K van der Weide vs X Wemmers, 2003

Everything works just fine when I switch the viewer to pgn4web.

Sep-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <[Event "Isle of Man Open"] [Site "Douglas ENG"]>

You might want to wait for tournament end, but the Isle of Man's ISO Alpha-3 code is <IMN>. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3...

<<MissScarlett> I looked at your original collection of players who died young, I presume? A fascinating idea.>

Not wholly original as I inherited it from another. Someone else has widened the net: User: prettyinpink

Sep-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <You might want to wait for tournament end, but the Isle of Man's ISO Alpha-3 code is IMN> Thanks, and you're right, there is no point in fixing it now since they will keep sending more PGN. When it's all said and done I can fix it by hand.

Regarding K van der Weide vs X Wemmers, 2003, thank you for pointing that out, the issue has been resolved.

Sep-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: https://ratings.fide.com/advseek.ph..., no Isle of Man in FIDE's list (click on Country), I think because they don't have a separate chess federation. Cf. FIDE Country Codes. Unlike Wales and Scotland, Isle of Man is not a country but a "Crown dependency", similar to Jersey and Guernsey.
Sep-25-17
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  Check It Out: It's pretty funny that you have this headline in your chess news section:

<Bellator 183 results: Patricky Freire edges Benson Henderson in chess match>

http://mmajunkie.com/2017/09/bellat...

Are you simply using key word algorithm searches for your news links?

Sep-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: CG, seeing both from kibitzing and the regulations at http://www.millionairechess.com/tie..., the following playoffs need to be changed to Blitz (it was 5 0 blitz):

Millionaire Chess (Rapid Tiebreaks A) (2015) and Millionaire Chess (Rapid Tiebreaks B) (2015).

Not sure yet of Millionaire Chess (Rapid Tiebreaks Final) (2015), apparently it was 15 min rapid.

Sep-25-17
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  chessgames.com: <Are you simply using key word algorithm searches for your news links?> Yes, to be perfectly honest we don't have somebody scouring chess news to create that feature. From time to time I personally scan through it and remove stories that use chess in a purely metaphorical sense.

<Tabanus> OK, I fixed the games as well as the titles of the events. <Isle of Man is not a country but a "Crown dependency"> That makes sense. Perhaps it's best left as ENG as we've done in previous years.

Sep-25-17
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  keypusher: CG -- just wanted to say Olga works fine on my phone and tablet and I'm enjoying the increased functionality. Anything else I'll say on the Olga forum.
Sep-25-17
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  chessgames.com: Thanks keypusher. We tried to do a beta-launch but too few people were using it to give us substantial feedback. Now the feedback is flowing in. In the next few weeks we'll improve it further. Also, probably this week, we're going to open up a new site area we call the "Analysis Laboratory." It is the crown jewel of the Stockfish function. The only thing holding us back are some finishing touches.
Sep-25-17
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  MissScarlett: < <Isle of Man is not a country but a "Crown dependency"> That makes sense. Perhaps it's best left as ENG as we've done in previous years.>

What does FIDE's list of countries have to with what's best for this site? We needn't follow anyone; let them follow us. The tag is Site. <Douglas ENG> is simply misleading. If you want to go extra-terrestial, <Douglas, IMN GBR> would be correct.

We've had this discussion before - and there you liked the cut of my GIB: Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)

Sep-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Personally I'm open for anything sensible as long as we remain consistent about this. Maybe this debate should be moved to the "moribund" Biographer Bistro?
Sep-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <chessgames> Just tried to post this over at <JFQ>'s forum

<Oops and ouch!

Moderator - please delete all my posts from this forum.

Thank you.>

She's placed me on ignore, so the above didn't go through.

Could you please delete the following post of mine from her forum?

jessicafischerqueen chessforum (kibitz #33850)

Fair is fair.

Sep-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <zanzibar: could you please delete my post> OK, sure.

<zanzibar: Also, can you also remove her forum from my recent kibitzing?> Put her on ignore and you won't see her chessforum.

Sep-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Thanks <chessgames>, sorry to trouble you on this business.

I don't want to place her on ignore though - I just wanted some symmetry restored. It's a good suggestion though, and I'll just wait till that post drops off my recent list.

Thanks.

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