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   Apr-19-15 chessforum (replies) Here is the new symbolic link: I hope that we don't uncover that some weird misconfiguration on our end has made CVD slower for all this time, but at the same time I hope that this fix corrects the issues that some people are having.
   Apr-18-15 Kramnik vs W So, 2015 (replies) Sorry for the delay, we are working on it.
   Apr-07-15 Robson vs W So, 2015 (replies) Sorry for the error in the game feed: with the rook stuck on a7, this game is indeed Robson's. We hope you all enjoyed the broadcast.
   Apr-07-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) I have a theory why that might have happened. There could be what's called a 'race condition' that manifests on rare occasions. I see by the logfiles you really did place the bet twice in rapid succession; probably an accidental double-click. Anyhow, there are methods to ...
   Apr-04-15 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies) So sorry about the error in today's puzzle, of course it is 64...? We just corrected it.
   Apr-01-15 M Romi vs C Staldi, 1954 (replies) The solution to today's puzzle is 51.c6! = but full credit is awarded for 51.Rxa7, 51.Qd3, and a number of other solid moves where White's advanced pawns compensate for the missing rook. No credit for the queen-giveaway 51.Qh7+? which simply loses to ...Kxh7 52.f8=Q+ Kg6 ...
   Mar-31-15 Aeroflot Open (2015) (replies) We tracked down S P Sethuraman vs J van Foreest, 2015 and included the forfeit game I Salgado Lopez vs J van Foreest, 2015 , so now Jorden can take his place on the leaderboard.
   Mar-19-15 Biographer Bistro (replies) Small note: Somebody uploaded a game that ended with something like this: Qf5 39. Kg2 Qe6 1-0 {time} Were it not for an alert admin, the software would have skipped over the entire game on the grounds that it doesn't end a proper result mark (1-0, 0-1, 1/2-1/2, or *). The ...
   Mar-08-15 W Zartobliwy vs K Wojtyla, 1947 (replies) This might have been saved for April 1st, but there is significance of its appearance today. Pursuant to a discussion on the Biographer Bistro (kibitz #9901) , this is now the only surviving remnant of the spurious "Krakow 1938" hoax.
   Feb-28-15 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies) We are very sorry for a technical error here. The position intended is 39.? but a different position was displayed on the homepage. It's a bit late but we corrected the error. Again, our sincere apologies.
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  Eyal: <CG> There's a game missing from the page of the Russian Superfinals, Lastin - Morozevich (played in round 10).
Premium Chessgames Member <klangenfarben>Your latest outburst on this page was so offensive and insulting we deleted it.

What's more, the actual substance of your complaint was very difficult to discern: just a vague reference to two "screw ups" which you failed to identify, plus talk about our "lazy attitude" and "amateurism".

If you have a complaint or a question, please state it clearly and specifically. If you have a legitimate suggestion, let us know exactly what you advise we do. And do this without being vitriolic.

Premium Chessgames Member <Eyal> Thanks, we have it now.

<Karpova> Daniel Abraham Yanofsky, of course. The records are combined now. <Btw., to me it appears as if you made the "recent kibitzing" part smaller?> No we haven't, it's just that yesterday so many people were kibitzing on the same two pages (the live game, and the tournament page) that it naturally shrunk itself.

<DIO> This is a complex topic which comes up here about once a year: to adopt a more conventional "threaded discussion forum" similar to PHPBB, V-Bulletin, and other popular web forum packages. The nutshell summary is this: a threaded discussion forum, in which individual users can start a new thread on demand, comes with both advantages and drawbacks. In short, we are partial to preserving the way that we do things now, but not pigheadedly so. We may add features in the future which allow for threaded kibitzing, much like the chessforum feature provides a small step in that direction. A more thorough discussion of this issue is here: chessforum.

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  Viewer Deluxe: <ganstaman>,
I missed the chance to see it for myself. I’ll try it during tomorrow’s game. A note for <CG>: Usually that’s an indication that the EOG (end of game) element is missing or not matching the Result tag. For an ongoing game these two should be “*”.
Oct-16-08  just a kid: I just have a suggestion.You know how chessgames keeps a list of GOTD for a year.My suggestion would be to maybe keep a list of Player of the day or Opening of the day.It's just a suggestion.
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  TheBB: <> Here's a minor thing about the live game page. If I'm reading past kibitzing, when it auto-refreshes, it removes the kpage=... variable from the URL, so I'll have to keep hitting back every minute or so to keep reading where I was. It's slightly annoying.

I had another thing about the live game page, but it's skipped my mind for the time being. :(

Oct-16-08  klangenfarben: I can't ignore you?
Premium Chessgames Member <TheBB> That really is annoying. It's like having a bookmark slip out of a book you're reading. We're working on fixing it right now.

<just a kid> We could archive that information, at least for the Player of Day. In the case of the Opening of the Day it's not important, because there is just a relatively short list that rotates endlessly. If you go back a few months you would see the exact same openings in the rotation as in this week's lineup.

Oct-16-08  just a kid: <>If you want to that is completely up to you.I was making a suggestion.
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  WannaBe: <klangenfarben> That is correct.

<TheBB> Read faster. =)

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  Benzol: <chessgames> Why did you feel you had to change the name of the forum? Just curious.
Premium Chessgames Member <TheBB> It should work now and refresh you to whatever page you were reading.

<Benzol> <Why did you feel you had to change the name of the forum?> That's phrased a little oddly, I suppose you mean: why did we want to allow users to change the names of their forums?

Well first of all, it's just an unannounced beta-feature that might be changed or even revoked. So everybody should feel free to help us test it out but don't count on it existing in its current form.

Its motivations should be self-evident: it helps people organize chessforums for specific purposes. E.g. now the forum dedicated to analyzing 14.Bg5 in the Nickel game can actually be labeled "Analysis of 14.Bg5", or if somebody wanted to debate the pros and cons of the Sofia Rule their forum could become "Sofia Rule Discussion". On top of that, it also enhances pride of ownership.

Incidentally, if people do start labeling their chessforums with candidate moves for the Chessgames Challenge, don't worry about Nickel being able to read the forum titles. We thought of that already.

Oct-18-08  vikinx: <>, How come every time I visit the homepage, I don't see the 'World Chess Champions' icon?
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  Benzol: <chessgames> Talking about things being slightly odd can you tell me about two games that I had in the last lot of submissions that have yet to appear.

1.Andrew John Whiteley - Vladimir Raicevic 1976 London vs Belgrade Telex Match

2.Richard John Sutton - Ortvin Sarapu 1980 Bledisloe Cup Match.

Oct-18-08  artyom2008: how come you dint add Euro Club Cup 2008
Premium Chessgames Member <vikinx: How come every time I visit the homepage, I don't see the 'World Chess Champions' icon?> I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you referring to this graphic ? That graphic appears an hour or two before the game starts and goes away shortly after the game ends.

<Benzol> Both of those games were skipped for the same reason: they didn't have results. Not that there is a rule against that (it is possible to have games in the database without results, and we have several) but it's an exceptional situation that requires an admin to approve it. When we processed your batch of games we must have overlooked that.

Now that we've looked them up we see your notes you left in the PGN, {The game went to adjudication at this point.} Do you happen to know what the adjudicated results were?

<artyom2008> Actually we have added them but we haven't gotten to putting a link on the homepage yet. We've been busy with the Bonn match, but we have time now to take care of that. Thanks for your patience.

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  WannaBe: <> Dumb question, on the Brains game, why do I have to vote for a move, and select accept draw?

Because if I just select accept draw, it says illegal move...

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  crawfb5: <WannaBe: <> Dumb question, on the Brains game, why do I have to vote for a move, and select accept draw?

Because if I just select accept draw, it says illegal move...>

Because if your team declines the draw offer, a move needs to be made?

Oct-18-08  just a kid: What I think <Vikinx>means is the World Chess Championships feature you recently completed and is displayed at the bottom of the page along with other options.Whenever I visit I don't see the World Chess Championships either.
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  Benzol: <chessgames> <Now that we've looked them up we see your notes you left in the PGN, The game went to adjudication at this point. Do you happen to know what the adjudicated results were?>

With the Sutton - Sarapu game Sutton submitted analysis to the adjudicator showing that the game should be awarded to him. However, I've no idea what happened with the Whiteley - Raicevic game. I was hoping that some other kibitzer could enlighten us about the final result. Perhaps Ray Keene could help here.

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  WannaBe: <crawfb5> Makes sense, but would also just take the top vote getter and play that move, (in case draw was declined...)
Oct-18-08  malthrope: <>- Just a follow-up.... It's not too late when you get into the mood to add the European Club Cup in Kallithea, Greece, Oct 16th-24th! Featuring 293 titled players and 147 GM's! It's still in the early going so the Big guns have yet to play one another.

As previously given: Some of the team leaders are (Board #1): URAL team - Radjabov, MIKA team - Aronian (Carlsen is playing board #2!), Bosnia team - Morozevich, Baden-Baden team - Svidler, Kiev team - Karjakin, Economist team - Alekseev, Ashdod team - Gashimov, Saransk team - Ivanchuk, Linex Magic team - Adams and Alkaloid team - Mamedyarov! The official website:

Also featured in this Swiss system team event is all the results, pairings and standings being powered by 'Swiss Manager' (are you listening <ChessBookie>?). So, it's really easy to get all the results and pairings for the next round. :) Besides, it will give us something to do when the WCC games turn into Petroff's! ~lol~ Regards, - Mal

PS: Re: Chessforum Configuration Page -- I. Name your Chessforum -- Brilliant! I took advantage of this immediately! <grin>

PPS: < <We also have a special surprise in store... not one, but TWO local (South Florida) grandmasters have been invited to stop by and discuss the games while they are in progress. [...] This could really be the best live broadcast we've ever done.>>

I'm plum out of accolades! Thanks <> :))

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  Benzol: <chessgames> According to <ray keene> the Whiteley - Raicevic 1976 Telex game was officially draw. See Raymond Keene file.
Oct-19-08  just a kid: When I type my screen name in search kibitzing.I always see what I kibitzed(which is one of my suggestions to remove what yourself kibitzed.)or I always have the King's Indian Defence,also named the KID.It may take pages to find something not of those criteria.
Oct-19-08  just a kid: I have another idea.Like the drop down list you made for the WCC feature how about making one for the ECO pages?
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