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|Feb-10-12|| ||Domdaniel: I understood they went extinct because they were friendly, innocent and peacable ... so Dutch sailors (among others) found them a useful food source. Easily clubbed, shot, speared and fricasseed. Recipes include Dodo Kiev and Kentucky Fried Dodo.|
Horses put up more resistance. But dodo (an extinct flightless bird native to Mauritius) and dada (a hobby horse) are easily confused.
|Feb-10-12|| ||WannaBe: So they ate an art movement?!?! The horra, the horra!|
|Feb-10-12|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyRg...|
|Feb-11-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <a> Lots of things begin with that letter, including (I guess) your handle ... |
... ... ... why are you still spoiling for a fight ...
after all this time?
|Feb-11-12|| ||brankat: There is hardly ever a boring moment at this site. Congrats CG!|
|Feb-11-12|| ||achieve: <A>
Well, with you on your faithful
stallion Altudinos Equinos III,
and me on my high horse
with a brand-new saddle I must proudly insert,
we could be in for a smashing ride,
essentially Spoiling the Fight.
|Feb-11-12|| ||brankat: <achieve>
A J Goldsby vs R Phillips, 2011
|Feb-11-12|| ||Blunderdome: I've brought this up before, but I don't remember getting any response...<not> trying to be obnoxious and repeat myself, I'm just guessing you missed my comment amidst everything else going on...|
Yifan Hou needs a new photo, the one up there is years old and doesn't quite look like her anymore. I noticed at Yifan Hou vs Judit Polgar, 2012 that the Gibraltar organizers let you use one of their photos, any chance they'd give you another, or let you crop that one for Yifan's page?
|Feb-11-12|| ||Penguincw: Hi <cg>. This issue is regarding the ChessBookie Game. It's been on for days now. Anyways. In the event, Aeroflot Open Rd3: PICK THREE, the winner is Black-<Draw>-Draw, not Black-<Black>-Draw. If you need further proof, please check the following links:|
Yang Shen vs R Robson, 2012
Ju Wenjun vs Ni Hua, 2012
G Gajewski vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2012
Chessgames Bookie chessforum
I hope you refund and correct all bets. Thank you. :)
|Feb-11-12|| ||achieve: <brankat: <achieve> |
A J Goldsby vs R Phillips, 2011>
On point - could not have chosen this (by you linked) exemplary commentary any better. Obviously I still have got a lot to <un>learn.
Regardless of sac'ed piece for optical advantage/entertainment value.
|Feb-11-12|| ||Chnebelgrind: <Penguincw:> is right|
<chessgames.com> can you please attend to thie matter? Thanks
|Feb-11-12|| ||chessgames.com: <Penguincw> We paid off a bet incorrectly? We're very sorry and we have the technology to right this.|
|Feb-11-12|| ||chessgames.com: <Knight13: <chessgames.com> Did you receive my email?> Yes, I thought I wrote back? For security reasons you should change your password at this special page:|
|Feb-11-12|| ||chessgames.com: <LMAJ> <I just played "Guess-The-Move." (Johner-Capa, like 1939 - I think.) I scored like 117, I guess. (I navigated away from the page, but could not get back.)> |
Just so you know, you can look up your previous scores from here: Guess-the-Move: Review all Your Scores
<I typed in (6.) "...Nc6" and much later, "NxP/h2." In both instances, this was the CORRECT move, however, since I used the wrong format, I did not get credit for the overall score.>
When it comes to "NxP/h2" obviously the software will not understand that any more than if you typed "horsie takes rookpawn", but regarding "...Nc6" I suppose you are saying that you actually typed in the three periods?
We know that not everybody is fluent in algebraic notation, so that's why GTM also accepts "mouse input" where you simply click two squares to designate your move. But if you want to type in your moves, you to choose between modern algebraic and long-algebraic.
There is a section in the Guess-the-Move Help Page page that describes the three ways to input moves:
<The first method, and surely the easier one, is to click on the board diagram. Simply click on the piece you want to move, then click on the square you want to move it to. Once you click on the second square, your move will automatically be sent to our server and then you'll see how it scores. It's that easy!
The other method is to type your move. When it is your move, a space immediately below the game board will appear (see graphic above). You may either use standard English Algebraic Notation (e.g. Ng5 or Bxb5+), or you can use Long Algebraic Notation (e.g. e2e4 or f1b5). You should not type the move numbers (e.g. don't type "3.d4", just type "d4"), nor should you type "..." before a move by Black.>
|Feb-11-12|| ||Penguincw: < Chnebelgrind: <Penguincw:> is right|
<chessgames.com> can you please attend to thie matter? Thanks >
< chessgames.com: <Penguincw> We paid off a bet incorrectly? We're very sorry and we have the technology to right this. >
Yes. But it's fixed now. Thank you. :)
|Feb-11-12|| ||dakgootje: <We know that not everybody is fluent in algebraic notation, so that's why GTM also accepts "mouse input">|
It's not that.
I'm just too lazy to type in the moves :)
|Feb-11-12|| ||Knight13: <chessgames.com> I got it. Please do so. Thanks! I will follow your recommendation. :-)|
|Feb-12-12|| ||Domdaniel: <We're very sorry and we have the technology to right this.>|
That's what those androids from Alpha Centauri said. I still think teaching humanoids chess was a mistake.
|Feb-12-12|| ||hms123: <chessgames.com> Will there be another Team White vs. Team Black game soon? Or perhaps a World vs. GM game?|
|Feb-12-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<We know that not everybody is fluent in algebraic notation, so that's why GTM also accepts "mouse input" where you simply click two squares to designate your move. But if you want to type in your moves, you to choose between modern algebraic and long-algebraic.>> |
I did NOT know this ... this might be the easiest way for me to do it. (Just click on the squares, what could be simpler?)
Thanks for the page with the scores on previous visits to "Guess The Move," I had never seen that page before, so I put it into my header.
Thanks for the feedback, yes I was taught that you ALWAYS put three dots before a Black move (that was the correct way of distinguishing between a White move and a Black move) ... but that goes back to the 1960's, when I first started playing chess ...
|Feb-13-12|| ||Blunderdome: So if I upload an image to the avatar gallery it's available for anyone else to use, in perpetuity, whether I like it or not?|
|Feb-13-12|| ||hms123: <Blunderdome>
<So if I upload an image to the avatar gallery it's available for anyone else to use, in perpetuity, whether I like it or not?>
In a word: Yes.
In an few more words: The admins will try to give you a heads up on the image being available so that you can claim it before someone else does. If you ever decide to switch to another image, then your original image goes back into the pool. If someone else claims it first (unlikely), then you can ask them to release it to you. people are pretty good about it on the rare occasions when it occurs.
|Feb-13-12|| ||WannaBe: I think I've read before, that if are a prem. member first, and then upload the image, e.g. <FSR>, the admins will just give/assign it to you.|
No one else will even have a chance to 'claim' it. No cyber-squatting on avatars.
|Feb-13-12|| ||chessgames.com: <Blunderdome: So if I upload an image to the avatar gallery it's available for anyone else to use, in perpetuity, whether I like it or not?> More or less. From time to time we've had somebody upload a photograph of themselves, and then when they let their membership lapse the photograph was back into the general pool. Fortunately people tend to not grab up things like that, and we try to remove stuff like that when we see it.|
We wouldn't mind migrating to a system where everybody can upload their own graphics... provided that a few bad apples don't ruin it for everybody by uploading offensive images.
|Feb-13-12|| ||chessgames.com: <hms123: <chessgames.com> Will there be another Team White vs. Team Black game soon? Or perhaps a World vs. GM game?>|
Yes there will, and it's time for a "special game". For instance we've had a few Fischer Random Games and we could continue that tradition. However somebody called recently for a correspondence thematic which sounds like a fine plan as well.
Stay tuned, and we'll figure something out.
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