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|Aug-12-12|| ||WinKing: <Annie K.: Next GM to play the cg World team pays for the privilege!>|
Darn right <Annie K>! No better place for them to go & improve their game than here playing the 'chessgames World Team'.
|Aug-13-12|| ||chessgames.com: <Blunderdome> raises a good point. Of course Kramnik's absence in the Superfinals is worth mentioning, and for that matter there really isn't any problem with the mention that Wesley So wasn't at the World Blitz Championship per se. The problem comes when one or more people obsess on a subject to such a degree that discussing that actual tournament in progress becomes difficult.|
Of course this is highly subjective, and it always will be, so we rely on members to let us know when they've had enough. The Whistle Page itself has a section devoted to this topic, and I think it's declaration is specific enough for our purposes:
<Although we urge members to stick to the topic for which the pages are designated, a ceratin amount of off-topic banter is a natural occurrence, and therefore tolerated. However, we would like to be notified when you think that it has gone beyond what you consider reasonable.>
|Aug-13-12|| ||Stonehenge: <ceratin> you discovered a little error :)|
|Aug-13-12|| ||chessgames.com: Hehe, thanks Stonehenge.
On a different subject, the game Christiansen vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1982 has one of the craziest duplicate scores we've come across in a while. Look at the comparison of the two scores here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/dupe...
Any guesses which move order there is the right one? You'd think that with so many moves in such a different order that one of those game scores must surely contain absurdities, but a brief inspection didn't show anything outrageously wrong with either.
|Aug-13-12|| ||crawfb5: I don't have a suggestion at the moment as to which score is correct, but it occurs to me that such a game in an Interzonal tournament was likely published in some printed format. Two sources that might be worth checking are <Chess Life & Review> and the <Informant> series. Unfortunately, I have neither at hand for 1982. Perhaps someone else can check.|
|Aug-13-12|| ||WannaBe: I (again) volunteer our very own esteened (or just steamed) <Phony Benoni> to the case!|
Come Dr. Benoni, the game is afoot*!
*Which is weird, since Brits use the metric system, shouldn't it be "The game is ameter?"
|Aug-13-12|| ||Alien Math: <WannaBe ..the game is afoot*!> Couple articles of interest of quote|
He soon discovers his words to be ineffective. The men are reluctant to rush forward and throw away their lives. Henry rises to the challenge and rings out loudly with their possibilities to compel them further
Hi holmesian. I've heard or read this many times, but I've never sought out a definition. It has always meant to be that 'the game is just getting interesting'. We do however have a thread that might be able to answer this for you. http://www.online-literature.com/fo...
Also find | Literary Skills of Sherlock Holmes http://www.trussel.com/detfic/fried...
|Aug-14-12|| ||crawfb5: Robert Byrne's <NY Times> column for 17 Oct 1982 is on Christiansen vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1982. Byrne's version of the score agrees with the original version, not the alternate.|
|Aug-14-12|| ||Eyal: <Christiansen vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1982> For what it's worth, I've looked at five other online resources - chessbase, chess365, chesslab, NIC & the pgn file of Mark Weeks' WC site (http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/828...) - and they all show the "original" version.|
|Aug-14-12|| ||kingscrusher: Hi Chessgames.com
Thanks for the Historical game feature note about that coming up.
Here is another idea: Have you thought of game medals?!
Say each Chessgames.com member gets to vote a maximum of 3 game medals a day - e.g.
"Instructive Game" medal
"Entertaining Game" medal
"Brilliant Game" medal
"Great Endgame" medal
"Opening blunder" medal
"Opening Novelty" medal
Make it a maximum of 3 per 24 hours say
Then maybe this could be used to highlight games like this one:
J Rudd vs N P Walker, 2012
(I would give this an entertaining game medal)
Which got mentioned on the ECF forum recently as being really entertaining.
With a Game Medal system (btw I think Chessbase has a Medal system too), games like this could be really highlighted, and then you could also have a Game search by Medals later on.
Also of course, a small side effect of such a medal system is it could potentially highlight great games to video annotate - or annotate if members wanted to annotate them.
|Aug-14-12|| ||kingscrusher: BTW of course maybe the Olympics and the excitement around medals also somehow influenced me to post this Game medal idea.|
|Aug-14-12|| ||chessgames.com: Medals, cute idea. We've got Olympic fever here as well :) At least we have the chess Olympiads to look forward to now.|
|Aug-14-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <CG>: Are you planning to establish a page for the French Championship (see: http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Default.a...) to help us bridge the interval until the Olympiad starting 27th August?|
|Aug-14-12|| ||chessgames.com: <PP> We just added it, thanks -- French Championship (2012).|
|Aug-15-12|| ||perfidious: If I may have the temerity to make a suggestion:
One week of puzzles, dedicated to the memory of a great champion and finer human being, the one and only Svetozar Gligoric.
|Aug-15-12|| ||brankat: <Chessgames.com> I'd say <perfidious> had come up with a great idea! Considerate, appropriate and feasible.
I hope You will give it some thought.
|Aug-15-12|| ||brankat: <CG.com> I just realized that You have already paid a tribute to S.Gligoric with the Player of the Day, Game of the Day and Opening of the Day features!|
Very thoughtful, and timely. Thank You.
|Aug-15-12|| ||Jim Bartle: It appears you deleted a vulgar post by tahdah on the Kibitzers Cafe page today. In a (vain) attempt to embarrass him I re-posted it on the Wesley So page, so you might want to delete that as well.|
I really wish the So-related insults and blather would stay on the Wesley So page. It's largely off the Carlsen page but has taken over the Kibitzers Cafe.
|Aug-15-12|| ||Shams: <vulgar post by tahdah> Just to be on the safe side, let's delete all posts by this user. Trust me, his output is 100% bathwater and 0% baby.|
|Aug-15-12|| ||frogbert: <100% bathwater and 0% baby>|
the inverse would result in a dirty baby, wouldn't it? ;o)
|Aug-15-12|| ||tahdah: <In a (vain) attempt to embarrass him I re-posted it on the Wesley So page, so you might want to delete that as well.>|
CG.com, please do not delete the post. It will serve as a reminder to people that can not disagree peacefully without name calling will get the same treatment and to show that two wrongs does not make it right.
|Aug-15-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Your coverage of the French Championship (2012) is missing the following game played earlier today:|
[Event "French Championship"]
[Site "St. Quentin-en-Yvelines, FRANCE"]
[White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"]
[Black "Lagarde, Maxime"]
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be2 e5 6. d3 h6 7. O-O g6 8. b4 Nxb4 9. Nxe5 d6 10. a3 dxe5 11. axb4 cxb4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. cxd5 Qb6 14. d4 exd4 15. Bf4 Bc5 16. e5 Bf5 17. Bc4 g5 18. Bg3 h5 19. e6 fxe6 20. dxe6 Ke7 21. Qf3 Raf8 22. Qd5 Qc6 23. Qe5 h4 24. Bd5 Qb5 25. Qc7+ Kf6 26. Be5+ Kg6 27. Bxh8 1-0
|Aug-15-12|| ||tahdah: It is sad that even here, insults continues to appear. What do we expect, these are the same guys who started name calling crying out for justice.|
|Aug-16-12|| ||Eyal: <CG> To repeat my unanswered question from two weeks ago, are you going to upload the games of the Biel Open ("Master") tournament? There were quite a lot of strong players there (see http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/...;
|Aug-16-12|| ||Blunderdome: I wonder if <CG> has skull damage from banging their head against the wall.|
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