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   Oct-16-17 chessforum (replies) <WannaBe> We know there is an issue with analyses getting 'stuck' for a variety of reasons, usually because it's bad PGN/FEN or sometimes because a duplicate request sneaks in. If we can just get the erroneous ones to disappear in a timely manner it's really just an ...
   Oct-16-17 Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (replies) For the next few weeks going to be running games features from our Thematic Challenge Voting Page to create discussion and interest in our new team-chess game starting on November 1st. About the Evergreen, we've done a very thorough analysis of this game: Anderssen vs ...
   Oct-15-17 Olga Viewer chessforum <On pgn4web one could speed up the replay speed by pressing/clicking c2. There seems no way to speed up replay with Olga.> Press 1-9 to set the number of seconds per move. Press 0 to make it go as fast as it can. On a tablet this is meaningless and we're thinking of a ...
   Oct-11-17 P Cramling vs A Galliamova, 1994 (replies) Stockfish says that 39.c8=N+ and 39.c8=Q are equivalent as Black is forced to capture on c8 in either case. analysis of move 39.? But from a human perspective, it makes sense to make forcing moves, and nothing's more forcing than check.
   Oct-09-17 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 We were breaking in our new Analysis Laboratory to really give this game a workout and in the process confirmed what others have said on this page, that Jose Raul quite literally played like a machine. Some of the moves were analyzed for 10 minutes, others for hours, and in ...
   Oct-04-17 Biographer Bistro (replies) <<CG> Ivory Coast is indeed CIV (Côte d'Ivoire).> OK, I thought that's how we had it. I put it back.
   Oct-02-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) The leaderboard is perfectly kosher. <sydbarrett> received a free year of Chessgames Premium Membership. The runner ups are all qualified for the Winter Championship that starts in early 2018: (2) zgcntryk 7,847 (3) Arconax 6,644 (4) eternaloptimist 6,554 (5) Touch ...
   Sep-30-17 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies) Final round! Please note this game starts 90 minutes earlier than the previous rounds (7:00am EST, 12:00 noon CET).
   Sep-30-17 Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 (replies) Stockfish agrees with 66.a4! after a very long ponder -- analysis of move 66.?
   Sep-29-17 D Harika vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies) Well done Vlad, hope to see you all back tomorrow for round 8.
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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.
Oct-16-08  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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