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|Sep-14-10|| ||OhioChessFan: Could you <please> fix the World game issue so that I can link back to my last post in the game by clicking on the recent kibbitzing link in my forum?|
|Sep-14-10|| ||Stonehenge: <CG> Can you please answer my question?|
|Sep-14-10|| ||brankat: Aren't some things better left an-answered? :-)|
|Sep-14-10|| ||Stonehenge: <brankat> dobrodosao na ovaj sajt :)|
<CG> And to add a question: Why do some players have exactly the same name twice in the DB? e.g. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
|Sep-14-10|| ||malthrope: <chessgames.com: Yes we were very sad to hear about Bent Larsen; we have something special planned.>|
Many thanks <CG.com> for having a special week set aside for Grandmaster Bent Larsen
I first met him at the Piatigorsky Cup in 1966. Then after that he came up for a visit to perform a special 'Clock Simul' and 'Simul Exhibition' (which also featured a wonderful lecture where he showed us his brilliant victory against Petrosian [ Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 ]). All this took place at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club (MICC for short) on August 19th & 20th. Then in later years, I was to meet him once again at the "Lone Pine Chess Tournaments" in 1978 (which he won!) and 1979 (where he placed in a 6-way tie for 5th-10th).
Hence, I've posted a tribute with many personal recollections on my chessforum (in a triple post which now includes a follow-up) which talks about my first-hand experiences with the Great Dane! :XD
It starts off with < First and foremost this is a true story about the wonderful times spent with Grandmaster Bent Larsen > and proceeds from there with many more anecdotes and stories (posted Sep-13-10).
Everyone is welcome to drop bye and take a look. :)
In addition, wanted to 'thank you' profusely for increasing the kilobytes available in our premium Profiles. :) First noticed this on August 28th and duly posted a note of appreciation in the <~Special Thanks~> section of my Profile. Pretty much made use of this luxury immediately. <*grin*>
Thanks once again <chessgames.com> ! :D
All the Best, - Mal
PS: Much appreciated also was your post on Sept 12th: <chessgames.com: Incidentally, our current list of "game types" is not only "classical, blitz, and rapid" -- there are many others. [...]> What would we possibly do without you? <*wink*>
|Sep-15-10|| ||brankat: <Stonehenge> Frankly, You manage to surprise me just about every time! |
Although I've been away from my old homeland for only 30 years, You seem to speak my native tongue better than I do :-)
|Sep-15-10|| ||whatthefat: <OhioChessFan: Could you <please> fix the World game issue so that I can link back to my last post in the game by clicking on the recent kibbitzing link in my forum?>|
Still not working.
<chessgames.com> - this is making it very difficult to keep up with new posts on the World page. I have no idea which page my last post was on. Please fix it soon
|Sep-15-10|| ||kingscrusher: Chessgames: Some games have very dramatic tournament crosstable backdrops to them. I think maybe if one day you could put a hyperlink from the tournament name, to show the full gravity of the significance of a game, it would be great.|
Here is a concrete example:
It is a week you are celebrating Larsen.
Larsen beat Fischer in the 1970-71 Portoroz Interzonal.
I have always found these Interzonal crosstables very impressive.
I don't know if you can strike a deal with this website - they have many key historic crosstables - here is the relevant one for my example:
They have tonnes of such crosstables.
You can see this game:
Fischer vs Larsen, 1970
which is on Larsen's notable game list section. But the crosstable link would be awesome to include somehow I think.
It was Fischer's only loss in this Interzonal.
Maybe if you could get the World championship Interzonal crosstables as a higher priority than other crosstables, that would be great. I know its all time though...
|Sep-15-10|| ||Hugin: Please remove me from the current team game...I have decided i don't want to continue, and want's my handle removed from the current game.|
|Sep-16-10|| ||Phony Benoni: In today's puzzle from Larry Evans vs Larsen, 1957, is the starting position supposed to be Black's 27th move instead of White's 28th?|
|Sep-16-10|| ||kingscrusher: Maybe a technical issue here: I tried leaving a comment on a game, it the entry box seemed unable to accept input. I discovered that the board interface option "PGN4web" was responsible. Because I tried using "Mychess" and the entry box was fine after that. Thought I should let you know.|
|Sep-17-10|| ||chessgames.com: <kingscrusher: Maybe a technical issue here: I tried leaving a comment on a game, it the entry box seemed unable to accept input. I discovered that the board interface option "PGN4web" was responsible> There is a bug we're working on. A workaround is is this: simply press the
"kibitz" button with an empty form, and you'll be taken to another page which
works fine. Sorry about this wrinkle with pgn4web.|
|Sep-17-10|| ||chessgames.com: <Hugin: Please remove me from the current team game> OK|
<kingscrusher: Chessgames: Some games have very dramatic tournament crosstable backdrops to them. I think maybe if one day you could put a hyperlink from the tournament name, to show the full gravity of the significance of a game, it would be great.> We agree. This ties into the historical tournament feature that Life Master AJ recently brought up.
|Sep-17-10|| ||chessgames.com: <Still not working. <chessgames.com> - this is making it very difficult to keep up with new posts on the World page. I have no idea which page my last post was on. Please fix it soon> Try it now. If it isn't working now it should be shortly.|
|Sep-17-10|| ||Waitaka: Dear folks, I write here because I think I did find a failure on team game voting control system.|
I am playing the world vs GMP, and accessing the game page either from a Windows 7 notebook and an iPhone, using the same login on both systems.
Yesterday I made a vote for move 9 from the notebook. When I come back to the game page from the iPhone, my vote was not registered. So I voted again, expecting just to update the status, but I was surprised that the number of votes increased by one again. Of course it could be only a coincidence, but beter safe than sorry, so here I am.
Does it make any sense for you?
|Sep-17-10|| ||whatthefat: <chessgames.com: Try it now. If it isn't working now it should be shortly.>|
Thanks, seems to be working for me now.
|Sep-17-10|| ||NakoSonorense: <cg.com> Don't ignore me!|
|Sep-17-10|| ||chessgames.com: <Waitaka> You voted for Ne5, didn't you? There was a technical error (a typo actually) yesterday that made some of the votes not register properly due to a programmer mistake. We luckily were able to preserve the vote count but some people's votes appeared to be wiped out. It had nothing to do with the platform you were using and is unlikely to ever happen again.|
<Hugin et al> After some talk we decided that it wasn't proper for the admin to remove you from the team yesterday. As a general policy players are not allowed to join the team and then leave. However since we honored your request we won't go back on that, but just so others know, we will deny future requests of that nature. The only exception is if a rule violation has occurred, e.g. sock puppet registration.
<NakoSonorense: <cg.com>: How are those applications for mobile devices coming along? I mostly follow the kibitzing, but it takes forever to adjust the zoom to make the text readable. An app that makes it easy to do this would be great!>
Sorry, we weren't ignoring you, it's just that it's a very complicated subject that is difficult to talk about briefly.
Honestly we don't know beans about how to make applications for Blackberries, iPhones, etc., but we do know exactly how to make our website detect a mobile device. So our plan is generally to improve the presentation of pages for mobile users, giving them a special version of Chessgames customized to their device. Our #1 project in that realm is a chess puzzle application that would be full-screen for mobile users, or be a tiny pop-up window for web users, but work exactly the same way.
We have discussed learning how to design iPhone/iPad applications, as the possibilities are endless: an Opening Explorer app, a Chess Puzzle app with kibitzing, a Guess-the-Move app, etc. We may even consider subcontracting somebody to make something like that for us and turning it into one of the 99 cent games in the Apple store. But for now those are just ideas we're throwing around--nobody has written one line of code for a Chessgames app.
|Sep-17-10|| ||chessgames.com: <malthrope> <Many thanks <CG.com> for having a special week set aside for Grandmaster Bent Larsen ...>|
Thanks aren't needed; it's both our pleasure and privilege to be able to offer such tributes.
<I first met him at the Piatigorsky Cup in 1966. Then after that he came up for a visit to perform a special 'Clock Simul' and 'Simul Exhibition' (which also featured a wonderful lecture where he showed us his brilliant victory against Petrosian [ Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 ]). All this took place at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club (MICC for short) on August 19th & 20th. Then in later years, I was to meet him once again at the "Lone Pine Chess Tournaments" in 1978 (which he won!) and 1979 (where he placed in a 6-way tie for 5th-10th).>
Wow, that's an incredible story.
<Hence, I've posted a tribute with many personal recollections on my chessforum (in a triple post which now includes a follow-up) which talks about my first-hand experiences with the Great Dane! :XD>
That's really wonderful. Chessgames encourage everybody to visit the malthrope chessforum this week.
<In addition, wanted to 'thank you' profusely for increasing the kilobytes available in our premium Profiles.> No problem--I forget if we even announced that change, but the new policy is 8K profiles for free members and 24K profiles for premium members (up from 20K).
|Sep-17-10|| ||NakoSonorense: I didn't mean to be rude - I was just following up on your post from June 15:|
<<iPhone users> Once we get the bugs out of the iPad version we are going to make a smaller version of the same program to support iPhone users. For now, iPhones don't work, but hang on--it's coming next.
<Blackberry users> Once that works the next step will be to offer Blackberry support. We also plan on making some "mini apps" that will wokr in the small Blackberry window, while being available to web users in the form of a tiny pop-up window. One such app will be a "random chess puzzle" game.>
By the way, if you choose not to talk about something (even if it is a complicated subject), then you are <ignoring> it! =)
|Sep-17-10|| ||Stonehenge: I'm still waiting...|
|Sep-17-10|| ||chessgames.com: Sorry to keep you waiting Stonehenge, you wrote
<Stonehenge: <CG> Aren't we allowed to upload draws anymore? For example: Catharina Roodzant. You've uploaded 14 games but the draws I uploaded are nowhere to be seen.>
Of course you can upload draws; but there is a common PGN error that you fell victim to. For example here a header to one of your rejected games:
[Event "Buenos Aires qual"]
[Site "Buenos Aires"]
[White "Eliskases, Erich"]
[Black "Hualpa Acevedo, Eduardo"]
The only problem here is that the <Result "1/2"> is improper; it should read <Result "1/2-1/2">. I think Chessbase and maybe some other software likes to produce games with this "1/2" abbreviation, even though it's utterly nonstandard. And so our software happily gobbles up all of the 1-0 and 0-1 games but when it sees a game like the one above it tosses it aside as "invalid game result".
Somewhere on our to-do list is to make our game loader be less persnickety, so that this specific error is automatically corrected prior to importing. Until then if you just use the proper 1/2-1/2 it will work fine.
|Sep-17-10|| ||Stonehenge: Thanks, and if I'm correct you've already looked into my other question as well :)|
|Sep-17-10|| ||Waitaka: <chessgames.com: <Waitaka> You voted for Ne5, didn't you? ... is unlikely to ever happen again.>|
Yes, that was my vote, thanks for verifying. And once more, congratulations on the excelent job with this site.
|Sep-17-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: Chessgames, hi!
I don't think I've posted here more than once since becoming a member, if that.
Anyway, I know your "to do" list is long, and my issue is a minor one.
But on Koltanowski's bio there is no mention of the fact that he was Dean of American Chess for some time.
It would be nice if you could remedy that omission for the big guy, may he RIP.
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