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|Feb-09-11|| ||hms123: Yes, I clipped out the info on Turgut as well. His new style and success make for an interesting look at the future for the end of the article. Please do keep alerting me though. I am capable of missing something.|
|Feb-10-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Hello sorry to intrude I just wanted to say how much I loved that light green shade of ink you made in a recent post at Howard's forum.|
|Mar-30-11|| ||chesstoplay: 2007 Chicago Open Breakfast Crew:
you vs yourself
GM Yury Shulman
GM Varuzhan Akobian
NTD Tim Just
WannaBe < has photos >
Dr. Drum (after breakfast, prior to round)
? Year ? Saturday morning
The Atrium Café Restaurant for breakfast brunch
Double Tree Oak Brook, Illinois
Event: 16TH ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN (200705288811)
Location: OAK BROOK, IL 60521 USA
Event Date(s): 05-25 thru 05-28 - 2007
|May-04-11|| ||dzechiel: I noticed your plea to <chrisowen> in the team game kibitzing, and I suggest that you refrain from this approach in a public forum. From my experience it's never productive.|
If you must make such a request, I find it's better to make it privately via e-mail, or in the user's own forum if that's not possible. As a last resort, you can "ignore" the user and you won't be troubled by their posts any longer.
I don't enjoy using "ignore", but I have employed it when I see a user post something that is offensive or really inane. Like most people, I don't enjoy having my time wasted.
FWIW, I think <chrisowen> writes meaningful posts, then translates them to some foreign language, then translates that output back to English. I sometimes try to figure out what the original text was, but most of the time I just sigh and move on to the next post. Too bad, because I do think that he probably has something to offer.
|May-10-11|| ||chesstoplay: < From: >
TIPS AND TRICKS: What better place than Chessbase.com’s crafty chessforum to set down some hints, tips and tricks for using the free-to-use Crafty End Game Trainer kindly provided by www.chessvideos.tv?
First, a disclaimer: I am an ordinary (non-premium) member of www.chessvideos.tv but have no other connection with them. I discovered the EGT when practising end games and slowly but surely learning to win with KQ versus KR. The EGT seems to play 4-man endings perfectly but predictably using a 4-man Nalimov tablebase. Bizarrely, this means that I am now very confident of winning Q v R against a computer – but not necessarily confident of winning it against a strong master who will rapidly surprise me with good but sub-optimum moves.
So how can you set up positions? Be aware first that the EGT always plays Black. So does <endgamebot> as provided by <Ludens> on the Free Internet Chess Server (which plays six-men endings perfectly using a tablebase). So you may want to set up a position colours-reversed. There is a quick way of doing this which is a subject for a future post.
Next, check that you have installed Chess Viewer Deluxe the chessgames.com default viewer (visit Chessgames Help if in doubt). Chess Viewer Deluxe allows you to analyse variations by dragging-and-dropping pieces, to copy diagrams (as FEN strings) and to copy game scores (including your analysis). Importantly, you can also copy positions that you have reached in your own variations analysis that you for the game in question. Visit Kibitzing Tricks for help with FEN strings if necessary.
You are now ready to set a desired position (White to play) up in the EGT. This can be done in the following steps:
1. Open up the Crafty Board Generator
2. Compose your position either by drag-and-drop or by pasting in a FEN string.
3. Add a suitable title. This is not essential but otherwise your Inernet Explorer history will end up with a confusingly large number of web sites all labelled 'Custom Crafty Position'
4. Generate the position - and enjoy playing it out against Crafty EGT.
|May-28-11|| ||chesstoplay: 5 / 28 / 2011
White to play:
click for larger view
Position I reached against Shredder.
Solution: Promotion with double check and mate.
|May-28-11|| ||morfishine: I admire your intensity and perseverance in the team game.|
|May-29-11|| ||morfishine: Frankly, my interest began to wane once the position became closed [ie: pawn chain f7 - c4]; However, while I continued to follow the game from a distance, I found myself enjoying watching the team chemistry grow. D, T, B, BW, CO, CF and yourself have formed a solid core for Team White. I hope it translates into victory.|
I look forward to <hms> article. I know he put in a lot of time on this project.
|Jul-23-11|| ||blue wave: <I often felt that < blue wave >'s enthusiastic posts|
were the daily glue that helped hold the team together.
He's a great guy and a great team mate! >
Thanks! Your very kind. Look forward to working with you more. Cheers. Blue Wave.
I'm also looking forward to using my new computer to look much deeper in the future using hiarcs.
|Aug-01-11|| ||kutztown46: <chesstoplay: We were in the Lancaster, PA area a couple of weeks ago and thought about going to this.
We didn't know about it, but a retailer in Intercourse, PA told us about it.
Can't help but to ask...
Is this near you and is this part of the reason for your name?
We are looking at places to retire and this was really quite a peaceful and lovely area.>
Right on both counts. We live just outside of Kutztown and that's where I got my username from. The fairgrounds are about 2 miles from our house. The festival is quite famous, and people come from all over. Once you've seen it a few times, it gets old, though. At least it does for me. I can only look at so many quilts.
Yes, eastern Pa., including Lancaster County which you visited, and Berks County where we live is an excellent place to live (as long as you live sufficiently far from Philadelphia). Let me know if you move nearby, and we'll introduce you to the best smorgasbord in the Lancaster area.
|Aug-03-11|| ||kutztown46: <chesstoplay> You win the prize for most observant. Yes, I think you spent some time looking at that same position recently.|
Thanks for the compliments on our dogs and our area.
The smorgasbord I spoke of in the Lancaster area is the Shady Maple. Here is a link:
It would be our pleasure to introduce you to this wonderful place.
|Aug-06-11|| ||hms123: <he said that Daniel Lucas (Chess Life's editor) praised the article's quality of writing and organization as ready to shoot and print -- while they were both at the Chess Jounalists of America meeting!>|
Thanks for passing that on. It is a real tribute to the keen editorial eyes of <kutz>, <zanshin>, and <crawfb5> among others. Of course, DF and crew helped considerably. Every change that was suggested turned out to be an improvement.
|Aug-08-11|| ||morfishine: I get the feeling that "up-front" thoughts like this would've been most useful in the POGO game. I hope all adhere to these ideas. Best, Morf|
|Aug-08-11|| ||chesstoplay: Jul-29-11 zsoydd: Hi team,
be prepared for an unexpectedly strong opponent. He is well aware how strong we could be. Probably he will follow the most solid opening lines to ensure at least a small advantage in the middlegame.
GM V. Akobian has already played against a comp assisted internet team (I was part of):
2004, 5 days per move
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nge2 dxc4 7.Bxc4 e5 8.0-0 exd4 9.Nxd4 Nbd7 10.Qc2 c6 11.a3 Bd6 12.b3 Nb6 13.Bd3 Qe7 14.Nce2 Re8 15.Bb2 Nbd5 16.Rfe1 Nxe3 17.fxe3 Bxh2+ 18.Kh1 Ng4 19.Nf3 Qd6 20.Neg1 Bg3 21.Nh3 Qh6 22.Kg1 Bxe1 23.Rxe1 Rxe3 24.Rd1 Be6 25.Bc1 Qh5 26.Nf4 Qa5 27.Bb2 g6 28.Nxe6 Rxe6 29.b4 Qb6+ 30.Bd4 Qc7 31.Qc3 Ne3 32.Qd2 Nxd1 33.Qh6 f6 34.Bc4 Qf7 35.Ng5 Re1+ 36.Kh2 Qxc4 37.Qxh7+
draw by perpetual check
|Nov-12-11|| ||chesstoplay: < Nov-11-11
auh2o: <zsoydd: "The 'GM Akobian' vs ROW team game (2004) I've mentioned on page 5 wasn't played by GM Akobian himself. If I remember right our team was told after the game that we've only played against someone pretending to be him. Nevertheless the game standard was quite ok.">
You remember correctly. JimG and I (and maybe one or two others) ran down the culprit and located him precisely. He was a graduate student at a large university and a long-time and excellent student of a grandmaster, who was furious when informed of the scam. >
|Nov-24-11|| ||morfishine: I hope you have a Happy ThanksGiving Holiday!|
|Dec-15-11|| ||ketchuplover: Happy Holidays to ye :)|
|Dec-16-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Oh hai <Peter>! Merry Christmas to you this fine year.|
|Dec-23-11|| ||hms123: <Peter> Merry Christmas!|
And thanks once again for arranging the opportunity for me to write/coordinate the CL article.
|Dec-24-11|| ||kutztown46: <Peter> Merry Christmas to you and your family!|
|Dec-26-11|| ||kutztown46: <Looks like we will drive through to Rhode Islsand again summer 2012!|
Does that mean you will be passing through eastern Pennsylvania?
|Mar-25-12|| ||Artar1: Hi <chesstoplay>,
How is retirement? How do you spend your days? I hope you're doing well.
So you're driving to California? Where do you plan to go?
Yes, it's been awhile, but it's good to be back.
Are there any games planned?
My daughter and I are planning to buy a bike today with training wheels. She never learned how to ride and wants to learn now. I guess it's never too late even if she's 26.
|Mar-25-12|| ||Artar1: Hi <chesstoplay>,
Forget the training wheels; she was riding by herself within an hour!
|May-13-12|| ||WannaBe: <Chesstoplay> I haven't seen the ending yet, but I will keep it in mind, I did do some look-see on youtube, but nothing have shown/posted on the ending you are talking about.|
Will let you know when I have the answer.
|Jun-19-12|| ||kutztown46: Here is a link to the web site for the buffet. Sorry I did not see your message sooner.|
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