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|Feb-20-09|| ||TheaN: Hello <CG>,
I emailed you an avatar a day or two back but I do not see it online. Do you upload them directly to someone's account or is it added to the pool, and if to the pool, should it be there already? 'cause I don't see it, so I was wondering if someone stole it :).
|Feb-20-09|| ||chessgames.com: We're going to upload a new batch of avatars later today. Thanks for your patience.|
|Feb-20-09|| ||chessgames.com: <Upcoming Fischer Random Team Game> The winning numbers were 5-6-0 therefore the position has been chosen:|
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Have fun analyzing. We'll open registration in a few days.
|Feb-20-09|| ||technical draw: Analyzing, schmanalyzing, here's my move:
|Feb-21-09|| ||theodor: yesterday too <ontocaustic> used ''bulgur'' instead of ''bulgarian'' and someone told him the correct way, but he persists using ''bulgur''! that's why I insist having at least the nationality obligatory in the ''user's profile'' in order to give the possibility to reply! if this does not occur, I'll find my way to react and it will be not useful for the site!|
|Feb-22-09|| ||ganstaman: GMAN has announced on his page that he will be offering a draw in the GMAN/World game. Even though we won't potentially accept it for at least 2 days, <kb2ct> has posted lines of analysis on that page (that incidentally show black winning, I believe). I think that post should disappear, just in case we don't accept the draw.|
|Feb-22-09|| ||chessgames.com: <ganstaman> You are right--even if the game appears to be ending, no analysis should be discussed outside of the game page.|
<theodor> <<ontocaustic> used ''bulgur'' instead of ''bulgarian''> We agree that "bulgur" is a type of wheat and has nothing to do with people from Bulgaria, but what is the basis for your complaint? Are you implying that this is a racist/nationalist attack, or is he just advertising his ignorance?
|Feb-23-09|| ||Pianoplayer: <cg.com> do you think you could start putting the time on kibitzes/comments?|
|Feb-23-09|| ||Dmaster995: When will registration for the fischer random game open? Thanks.|
|Feb-24-09|| ||cu8sfan: <cg.com> I was wondering why some of the Linares games (e.g. Aronian vs L Dominguez, 2009) have the final position as FEN string in a note to the game.|
|Feb-24-09|| ||chessgames.com: <cu8sfan> Those PGN tags is another weird thing that the official site is doing with the PGN. We remove them on sight.|
<Dmaster995> In a few days.
<Pianoplayer> We've had such a long-standing tradition of not having post times, we'd hate to change it now. It's a sort of a privacy protection: e.g. your boss will never confront you with proof that you were using Chessgames during work hours.
|Feb-24-09|| ||Stonehenge: <It's a sort of a privacy protection: e.g. your boss will never confront you with proof that you were using Chessgames during work hours.> So basically you're saying: "We don't mind if you use this site while you're at work." Tsk, tsk, that's very naughty of you CG!|
|Feb-24-09|| ||chessgames.com: Well, it depends on your job. Hopefully you're not running between the live Kamsky-Topalov game and your airplane control station. But that was just an example. We've seen other discussion forums filled with talk like "And what are YOU doing up at 4:00am?" and so forth, and we decided early on that we never wanted Chessgames to be like that.|
Oh, incidentally, the Arno Nickel game is now over and GM Nickel has done what's never been done before: survived an encounter with the World Team. Well done. We'll turn that into a normal game page shortly so that it can be reviewed, downloaded, etc. Also, Arno will be able to access the discussion page. I think he has a lot to say about the game.
|Feb-24-09|| ||Stonehenge: <Hopefully you're not running between the live Kamsky-Topalov game and your airplane control station.> LOL, no I work at a nuclear plant :) j/k |
Thanks for the Nickel game and for all the rest you are doing.
|Feb-25-09|| ||tpstar: <chessgames.com> The Linares 2009 Round 5 draw between Grischuk and Carlsen is not uploaded yet, which is throwing off the standings.|
|Feb-25-09|| ||chessic eric: Hi <cg.com>,
I wanted to use Little Chess Partner to analyze a position, and put in the fen below (without the space before the 1st / because i wanted the whole fen to show):
r1bq1rk1 /pp1n1pbp/2pp1np1/4p3/2P1PP2/2N3P1/PP1PN1BP/R1BQ1RK1 w - e6 0 9
But LCP didn't do anything, and the board showed the initial position, not the piece placement of the fen. What gives?
Is this the best place to ask this question? Or should I just email?
|Feb-25-09|| ||chessic eric: nevermind, i sorted it out (was missing the - for each castling option).|
|Feb-26-09|| ||theodor: dear team, today was an exiting one! I was there and took some photos and tried to e-mail you via yahoo and by ''contact us''- unsuccessfuly! send me a privat address, I hope I'll be able to send you an attachment.|
|Feb-26-09|| ||chessgames.com: <theodor: dear team, today was an exiting one! I was there and took some photos and tried to e-mail you via yahoo> You should be able to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org -- a different email address wouldn't make any difference. Sometimes web browsers are not correctly configured to properly handle email links (e.g. "contact us") because it might pull up some email software that you don't use, and was never configured. Therefore, we suggest you use your email software and type in email@example.com by hand, and then make the attachment. There's no reason why that shouldn't work if you can send email at all. We would love to see photos from the game.|
<chessic eric: Is this the best place to ask this question? Or should I just email?> This is a fine place to ask a question like that. For one reason, other people might be able to figure out your problem and help you (thus relieving us of the work). For another, it might help somebody else one day who searches through the old discussion. This forum is also a great back-up for people like theodor above who are having troubles with email functions.
|Feb-27-09|| ||malthrope: <CG.com> - upcoming major <Super GM> Chess Tournament for your calendar. |
Everything appears to be <set in stone> now... :)
• 18th Annual Amber Rapids & Blindfold Chess Tournament at the Palais de la Mediterranée hotel in Nice, France (March 14th-26th). The combatants are (in alpha order): WCC Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Sergey Karjakin, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko, Alexander Morozevich, Teimour Radjabov, Veselin Topalov & Wang Yue. The official website: http://www.amberchess2009.com/
BTW: Any chance you'll get the International Chess Festival 'Moscow Open 2009' (Jan 31st-Feb 8th) games uploaded? There was never a tourney link made up for it. Here is the official website: http://www.moscowchessopen.ru/eng/i...
You'll find the PGN downloads there for all groups (Open A & C are the important ones - the Top section and Women's tourney respectively).
TIA! :^) - Mal
PS: Thanks ever so much for inviting GM Nigel Short for his superb 'live' game commentary of the - Topalov-Kamsky Match (2009) - :))
|Feb-27-09|| ||zanshin: Looks like <CG> has started the Fischerandom game: Chessgames Challenge: Team White vs Team Black, 2009|
|Feb-27-09|| ||Stonehenge: When you put your arrow pointer on the Nickel game on the homepage you only see dots...That's not necessary anymore since the game is over.|
Frankly, I don't think this was necessary at all, I don't suspect the GM's to cheat. Actually I found it a bit annoying.
Why not get these CC games off of the Recent Kibitzing list and make a new feature, something like 'show CC games on Recent Kibitzing'. Ofcourse such a feature shouldn't be available for the GM's.
|Feb-28-09|| ||Stonehenge: Already one person has voted 1.Kxf8 in the new team game. Can you please delete this vote and ban this user for the rest of the game? This nonsense has to stop somewhere and it might be as well *now*. Thank you.|
|Feb-28-09|| ||Stonehenge: And while I'm at it: it's not possible to castle in the Fischerandom game when using the review feature.|
|Feb-28-09|| ||chessgames.com: <Stonehenge> <it's not possible to castle in the Fischerandom game when using the review feature.> We are aware of that. To our knowledge, no Java PGN viewer supports Fischerandom properly with regards to castling. When the game is over we're not exactly sure how we'll handle representing it in the database, but of course we'll still have the moves recorded. Maybe in the future we'll have a PGN viewer which can handle FRC. Nikolay (author of Chess Viewer Deluxe) has discussed with us some possible methods to make this possible.|
<Already one person has voted 1.Kxf8 in the new team game. Can you please delete this vote and ban this user for the rest of the game?> We probably will remove the move, but technically it is not against the rules in correspondence chess to make an illegal move--it's just that if a team settles on an illegal move they automatically forfeit. So in a sense, it's no different from voting for "0-1" which is allowed. We agree with you that it is distracting, but we don't have a policy to remove people from the game just for being clowns.
<When you put your arrow pointer on the Nickel game on the homepage you only see dots...That's not necessary anymore since the game is over.> True, thanks for pointing that out. <Frankly, I don't think this was necessary at all, I don't suspect the GM's to cheat.> We don't either, but we want to eliminate the possibility of them getting a peek of the private discussion by accident.
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