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Member since Jun-05-04 · Last seen Jan-28-22
An American amateur.

Following are positions on many hot-button issues of the site.

Greatest player of all the 18th century? Philidor.

Who would have won a hypothetical Staunton-Steinitz matchup? Steinitz.

Was there an unwritten "win by two" clause in the Lasker-Janowski (1910) match? No.

Did Alekhine deliberately throw the 1935 title match, so as to get a rematch and thus be paid twice for playing Euwe? Hmmm....

Did Stalin order Flohr not to try hard to beat Botvinnik? No.

Who would have won a never-played Fischer-Gligoric match? Fischer.

Did Kenneth Rogoff write an update to "Eight Centuries of Financial Folly" called "Nine Centuries of Financial Folly"? No.

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   beatgiant has kibitzed 5255 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jan-23-22 chessforum (replies)
beatgiant: <OhioChessFan> These are two different problems. (1) The mobile version of the site doesn't support certain inputs; (2) the live game page doesn't support certain inputs. There are still a few other areas of the site with similar known problems: user game collections, the ...
   Jan-18-22 84th Tata Steel Masters (2022) (replies)
beatgiant: <Dionysius1> Thanks, you just saved me from staying up all night trying to troubleshoot the emoji support on the site. Which type of device are you using? Some (e.g. Windows 10) have a keyboard shortcut for an emoji panel, and instructions are easy to find. Or you can just
   Jan-04-22 Boris Spassky (replies)
beatgiant: <Allanur> Then what do you think was unhappy about Euwe's life? Too much politics as FIDE President?
   Jan-01-22 Biographer Bistro (replies)
beatgiant: <jnpope> User game collections are my current top priority, so yes, <Chessical>'s collections should get cleaned up soon. And yes, HTML entity codes work everywhere on the site for display purposes. They won't work the same in some other contexts (e.g. a keyword ...
   Dec-30-21 Firouzja vs Nakamura, 2021
beatgiant: 33. a5 looks great for White. He probably didn't want to allow 33...f3, but 33. a5 f3 34. g4 and Black's counterplay seems to run out of steam.
   Dec-23-21 beatgiant chessforum
beatgiant: <OhioChessFan> Actually I have an android phone too and I'll test it myself in the near future. I've always known we haven't yet done enough testing on the mobile version of the site.
   Dec-22-21 stevemcd87 chessforum (replies)
beatgiant: <OhioChessFan> I already noticed the same issue with <keypusher>. Can you please go to my forum for a follow-up?
   Dec-13-21 Daniil Dubov (replies)
beatgiant: <Stefan Lukke> We might add Kamsky (US), although last I heard, he's living in Russia again.
   Dec-12-21 A Smith vs Philidor, 1790 (replies)
beatgiant: <keypusher> Off topic, but I'd like to invite you to my forum to discuss why certain punctuation marks aren't working in your kibitzes.
   Nov-25-21 Gligoric vs Flohr, 1962
beatgiant: I don't see White's win in the final position. Are there some missing moves in the score, or did Black's flag fall just as he played the final move, or what?
   Nov-12-21 Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909 (replies)
   Nov-09-21 Liudmila Belavenets (replies)
   Nov-08-21 alexmagnus chessforum (replies)
   Nov-06-21 Caruana vs Firouzja, 2021 (replies)
   Nov-06-21 F W Viney vs H Gook, 1926 (replies)
   Nov-04-21 Janowski vs Albin, 1902 (replies)
   Oct-29-21 FIDE Grand Swiss (2021) (replies)
   Oct-29-21 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi World Championship Match (2021) (replies)
   Oct-20-21 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   Oct-18-21 Oscar P Honegger
   Oct-04-21 So vs Nakamura, 2021
   Oct-03-21 Benko vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Oct-03-21 Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (replies)
   Oct-02-21 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929
   Oct-01-21 Tigran V Petrosian (replies)
   Sep-30-21 Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1922
   Sep-29-21 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
   Sep-29-21 Anand vs Dlugy, 1986 (replies)
   Aug-20-21 Caruana vs Shankland, 2021 (replies)
   Aug-02-21 M A Tabatabaei vs Martirosyan, 2021
   Jul-26-21 A Esipenko vs Dubov, 2021
   Jul-24-21 Denis Lopushnoy
   Jul-23-21 M Mrva vs Movsesian, 2002 (replies)
   Jul-22-21 R Praggnanandhaa vs Topalov, 2020
   Jul-22-21 L Karpinski vs E Kemeny, 1897 (replies)
   Jul-21-21 Messiah chessforum (replies)
   Jul-21-21 E Alekseev vs Carlsen, 2004
   Jul-21-21 Carlsen vs A Lugovoi, 2004
   Jul-21-21 Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2004
   Jul-21-21 World Cup (2021) (replies)
   Jul-20-21 Carlsen vs K Lie, 2004
   Jul-20-21 Tkachiev vs Carlsen, 2008
   Jul-20-21 S Sulskis vs Carlsen, 2004
   Jul-20-21 P H Nielsen vs Carlsen, 2006
   Jul-20-21 F Doettling vs Carlsen, 2006
   Jul-20-21 P Horvath vs Carlsen, 2003
   Jul-18-21 Martirosyan vs Mamedyarov, 2021
   Jul-17-21 L Schmitt vs D Woods, 1994
   Jul-17-21 Ladislaus von Perenyi (replies)
   Jul-17-21 Abhimanyu Mishra (replies)
   Jul-17-21 Karpov - Kamsky FIDE World Championship Match (1996)
   Jul-17-21 Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990) (replies)
   Jul-16-21 Caruana vs S Megaranto, 2021 (replies)
   Jul-15-21 Rantanen vs B Denman, 1972 (replies)
   Jul-15-21 Chinyere Chukwuemeka-Ehirim vs Wilsaida Pieranlly Diaz Cesar, 2018
   Jul-14-21 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
   Jul-14-21 Zvjaginsev vs R Haria, 2021
   Jul-13-21 Rudik Makarian vs K Piorun, 2021
   Jul-13-21 World Cup (Women) (2021) (replies)
   Jul-12-21 Kasparov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 (replies)
   Jul-12-21 R Amgalanbaatar vs A Mastrovasilis, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-12-21 Capablanca vs H E Chambers, 1912 (replies)
   Jul-12-21 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jul-12-21 Ravdanlkhumbuu Amgalanbaatar
   Jul-09-21 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
   Jul-08-21 Saidy vs Fischer, 1960
   Jul-06-21 Ragozin vs V Sozin, 1937
   Jul-03-21 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 (replies)
   Jul-02-21 Louis Stumpers (replies)
   Jun-29-21 Smyslov vs Uhlmann, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-22-21 GCT Bucharest Classic (2021) (replies)
   Jun-21-21 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Jun-19-21 J Canal Oliveras vs J Rosell Palau, 1983 (replies)
   Jun-16-21 Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1981 (replies)
   Jun-13-21 G Spencer-Smith vs L E Whitehouse, 1961 (replies)
   Jun-12-21 Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-12-21 Quinteros vs Larsen, 1973
   Jun-06-21 Grischuk vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 (replies)
   Jun-06-21 M Apicella vs R Picard, 2013
   Jun-06-21 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-05-21 D S Polland vs H Morton, 1938
   Jun-05-21 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 (replies)
   Jun-04-21 Keres vs P Dely, 1970
   Jun-04-21 Anand vs Ding Liren, 2020 (replies)
   Jun-03-21 Alekhine vs Rozanov / Simson, 1917
   Jun-02-21 Staunton - Morphy Match (1858) (replies)
   Jun-02-21 Korchnoi vs Szabo, 1961 (replies)
   Jun-01-21 Jiaxiang Xie vs Peisen Lin, 2019
   Jun-01-21 Timman vs Kasparov, 1988
   May-29-21 Smyslov vs Short, 1982
   May-28-21 Jacobo Bolbochan vs Keres, 1937 (replies)
   May-27-21 Nimzowitsch vs L Steiner, 1927 (replies)
   May-26-21 Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1967 (replies)
   May-26-21 Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs A Model, 1932
   May-25-21 World Championship Candidates (2020/21) (replies)
   May-24-21 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 (replies)
   May-24-21 Botvinnik - Tal World Championship Match (1960) (replies)
   May-24-21 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971
   May-23-21 N Pavlov-Pianov vs P Romanovsky, 1920 (replies)
   May-21-21 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
   May-21-21 Karpov vs M Steinberg, 1969 (replies)
   May-21-21 M Steinberg vs Karpov, 1969 (replies)
   May-20-21 Fischer - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1971) (replies)
   May-20-21 Blackburne vs V Hruby, 1882
   May-18-21 Yu Yangyi vs Duda, 2020 (replies)
   May-18-21 Nimzowitsch vs A Pritzel, 1922
   May-17-21 Salwe vs Alekhine, 1914
   May-16-21 John Kalish
   May-16-21 B Socko vs Krasenkow, 2000 (replies)
   May-15-21 Fischer vs W Addison, 1970 (replies)
   May-15-21 Gligoric vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   May-14-21 Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 (replies)
   May-12-21 Peter Biyiasas (replies)
   May-12-21 V Laznicka vs V Jianu, 2013
   May-10-21 Fischer vs Filip, 1962 (replies)
   May-08-21 Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1983 (replies)
   May-07-21 A Selezniev vs H Fahrni, 1916
   May-06-21 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1986 (replies)
   May-05-21 Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923
   May-05-21 Fischer vs Stein, 1967 (replies)
   May-04-21 Ray Mendoza vs E Trice, 1987 (replies)
   May-04-21 Vachier-Lagrave vs Giri, 2021
   May-04-21 Caruana vs Giri, 2021
   May-04-21 Kamsky vs Karpov, 1994
   May-04-21 Salov vs Andersson, 1987 (replies)
   May-04-21 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1992
   May-03-21 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
   May-03-21 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
   May-03-21 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
   Apr-17-21 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Apr-17-21 Moreau vs Schlechter, 1903 (replies)
   Apr-17-21 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (replies)
   Apr-17-21 Ake Olsson vs G Lebredo, 1970 (replies)
   Apr-17-21 Karpov vs Kamsky, 1991
   Apr-17-21 de Firmian vs Miles, 1990
   Apr-15-21 B Yildiz vs J Gokbulut, 2019 (replies)
   Apr-15-21 Parham Maghsoodloo (replies)
   Apr-14-21 J R Florido vs Fischer, 1956
   Apr-14-21 Chiburdanidze vs Smyslov, 1998 (replies)
   Apr-13-21 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
   Apr-12-21 H Karner vs Karpov, 1972 (replies)
   Apr-12-21 Foltys vs Bogoljubov, 1939 (replies)
   Apr-12-21 Ni Hua vs Aronian, 2001 (replies)
   Apr-12-21 Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1926
   Apr-11-21 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Apr-11-21 Sultan Khan vs Menchik, 1932
   Apr-10-21 Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1873
   Apr-10-21 Alekhine vs Yates, 1922 (replies)
   Apr-10-21 Vachier-Lagrave vs Nepomniachtchi, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-10-21 M Sisniega vs K Clayton, 1988
   Apr-09-21 Kenneth R Clayton
   Apr-09-21 Benjamin vs Rohde, 1988
   Apr-09-21 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Apr-09-21 K Junge vs Keres, 1942
   Apr-09-21 J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1957
   Apr-08-21 Sam Greenlaw (replies)
   Apr-08-21 Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 (replies)
   Apr-07-21 Karpov vs S Greenlaw, 1977 (replies)
   Apr-07-21 Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983
   Apr-04-21 Russian Championship Superfinal (2020) (replies)
   Apr-04-21 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Apr-01-21 Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
   Mar-31-21 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921 (replies)
   Mar-31-21 de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863
   Mar-31-21 M O Khan vs Huebner, 1982
   Mar-31-21 Petrov Defense (C42) (replies)
   Mar-30-21 Fischer vs T Ellison, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-30-21 Zugzwang vs McShane, 1998 (replies)
   Mar-30-21 Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 (replies)
   Mar-29-21 Shamkovich vs Spassky, 1961 (replies)
   Mar-29-21 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Mar-28-21 Schlechter vs Reti, 1915 (replies)
   Mar-28-21 Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 (replies)
   Mar-27-21 Capablanca vs Park Avenue CC, 1931
   Mar-26-21 L von Perenyi vs Harrwitz, 1851
   Mar-25-21 J d'Autremont vs P Schwartzmann, 1928
   Mar-25-21 Magnus Carlsen Invitational (2021) (replies)
   Mar-25-21 French Defense (C00) (replies)
   Mar-23-21 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Mar-22-21 Ivkov vs Fischer, 1970
   Mar-22-21 So vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
   Mar-22-21 Robatsch vs Fischer, 1965 (replies)
   Mar-18-21 P Thoren vs P Lacko, 1987 (replies)
   Mar-11-21 Sebastien Feller (replies)
   Mar-10-21 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1986
   Mar-04-21 Opera Euro Rapid (2021) (replies)
   Mar-03-21 I Rogers vs F Bellini, 1988
   Mar-02-21 Zeyu Xiang vs Yibo Zhou, 2019
   Mar-02-21 Bogoljubov vs R P Michell, 1923
   Mar-02-21 T Do vs T Nguyen, 2005
   Mar-01-21 Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli (replies)
   Mar-01-21 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 (replies)
   Feb-22-21 M Homuth vs A Nickel, 1988 (replies)
   Feb-22-21 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938 (replies)
   Feb-21-21 Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2010
   Feb-21-21 D Yang vs E Perelshteyn, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-20-21 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Feb-19-21 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 (replies)
   Feb-18-21 Kasparov vs E Arlandi, 1988 (replies)
   Feb-18-21 Lasker vs Rubinstein, 1923
   Feb-15-21 Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 2001
   Feb-15-21 Stoltz vs Capablanca, 1928 (replies)
   Feb-14-21 N Pert vs M Peek, 2006
   Feb-13-21 Tseshkovsky vs K Agapov, 1984
   Feb-13-21 P Enders vs V Gashimov, 1998 (replies)
   Feb-13-21 Dominguez Perez vs Dubov, 2021
   Feb-10-21 A Vajda vs Nimzowitsch, 1927
   Feb-10-21 Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972) (replies)
   Feb-09-21 Keitlinghaus vs Miles, 1997
   Feb-02-21 Tata Steel Masters (2021) (replies)
   Feb-02-21 Tartakower vs Keres, 1935 (replies)
   Feb-02-21 Ding Liren vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2009
   Feb-02-21 Fred Dewhirst Yates
   Feb-01-21 Karpov vs Sosonko, 1980
   Jan-31-21 Giri vs J van Foreest, 2021 (replies)
   Jan-30-21 Bjorn Nielsen (replies)
   Jan-30-21 D Allan vs L Day, 1980 (replies)
   Jan-22-21 Alekhine vs P Krueger, 1914 (replies)
   Jan-13-21 A Model vs A S Sergeev, 1927
   Jan-11-21 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-09-21 Curacao Candidates (1962) (replies)
   Jan-09-21 Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978) (replies)
   Jan-07-21 Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923
   Jan-04-21 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 (replies)
   Dec-30-20 V Mikenas vs L Dreibergs, 1939 (replies)
   Dec-22-20 Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 (replies)
   Dec-22-20 Tokelo Klaas vs J Santos da Costa, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-19-20 David S Polland
   Dec-19-20 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-18-20 Hebden vs K Langeweg, 1979
   Dec-18-20 E Shaposhnikov vs Dvoirys, 2000 (replies)
   Dec-15-20 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
   Dec-15-20 Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi, 2017
   Dec-13-20 K Bryzgalin vs A Iljushin, 1998 (replies)
   Dec-13-20 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Dec-12-20 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Dec-11-20 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1924 (replies)
   Dec-11-20 Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891
   Dec-11-20 Spassky vs Geller, 1965 (replies)
   Dec-08-20 Wolff vs M Ginsburg, 1983 (replies)
   Dec-07-20 Botvinnik vs F Demanuele, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-07-20 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 (replies)
   Dec-07-20 Capablanca vs L Requena, 1916 (replies)
   Dec-05-20 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-03-20 Nihal vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020
   Dec-01-20 G Koshnitsky vs Hewitt, 1945 (replies)
   Nov-30-20 A Abakuks vs C Russ, 1971 (replies)
   Nov-28-20 D Saxton vs Worth / Tweed, 1935 (replies)
   Nov-27-20 James Sherwin (replies)
   Nov-24-20 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 (replies)
   Nov-24-20 T Bush vs A Carter, 1976 (replies)
   Nov-21-20 Anand vs Wolff, 1984 (replies)
   Nov-19-20 Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 (replies)
   Nov-18-20 Wang Yue vs Yifan Hou, 2013
   Nov-16-20 Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 (replies)
   Nov-15-20 Korchnoi vs Efimov, 1958
   Nov-14-20 H Seidman vs K Burger, 1954 (replies)
   Nov-10-20 So vs Lenderman, 2020 (replies)
   Nov-03-20 Xiong vs A Liang, 2020 (replies)
   Nov-02-20 Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-20-20 Suetin vs G Ilivitsky, 1952
   Oct-20-20 Duda vs Aronian, 2020 (replies)
   Oct-18-20 Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 (replies)
   Oct-11-20 M Tamburini vs E Paoli, 1957 (replies)
   Oct-04-20 Efe Hakan Ozturk vs Yanki Kara, 2018 (replies)
   Oct-02-20 A Planinc vs Najdorf, 1973 (replies)
   Oct-02-20 A Lukin vs A Planinc, 1965
   Sep-29-20 M Germek vs Tal, 1961
   Sep-22-20 V Balint vs M De Rosa, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-07-20 Alain Ranaivoharisoa (replies)
   Sep-07-20 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals (2020) (replies)
   Sep-05-20 Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 (replies)
   Sep-01-20 Bogoljubov vs Kmoch, 1930
   Aug-29-20 Wolfgang Uhlmann (replies)
   Aug-29-20 Korchnoi vs Vasiukov, 1955 (replies)
   Aug-28-20 B Moritz vs Gilg, 1922 (replies)
   Aug-26-20 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
   Aug-18-20 Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 (replies)
   Aug-17-20 FIDE Online Olympiad (2020) (replies)
   Aug-14-20 Factor vs C Jaffe, 1926
   Aug-13-20 A Shomoev vs V Belov, 2003 (replies)
   Aug-12-20 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Aug-10-20 A Kots vs P Lebedev, 1937 (replies)
   Aug-05-20 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
   Aug-02-20 J Mieses vs Tartakower, 1920
   Jul-28-20 Janko Radovic vs J Kjolberg, 2016
   Jul-27-20 Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren, 2020
   Jul-27-20 Biel (2020) (replies)
   Jul-27-20 Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2020 (replies)
   Jul-26-20 S Schweber vs J A Rubinetti, 1966 (replies)
   Jul-26-20 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2020 (replies)
   Jul-26-20 Leko vs Anand, 2020
   Jul-25-20 V Keymer vs Naiditsch, 2020 (replies)
   Jul-24-20 Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1970
   Jul-23-20 Alekhine vs Prokes, 1922
   Jul-23-20 Legends of Chess (2020) (replies)
   Jul-22-20 Larsen vs J Acers, 1968 (replies)
   Jul-21-20 Mohamed Ali Goumaneh vs J Dempsey, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-20-20 Nimzowitsch vs Teichmann, 1923
   Jul-19-20 B Winkelman vs C Jaffe, 1915
   Jul-18-20 Geller vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
   Jul-18-20 E G Sergeant vs Capablanca, 1939
   Jul-16-20 Anthony Saidy (replies)
   Jul-16-20 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jul-16-20 Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1911 (replies)
   Jul-15-20 P Hair vs S Yee, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-14-20 Herbert Weil vs Alekhine, 1942
   Jul-13-20 Chessable Masters (2020) (replies)
   Jul-11-20 Spassky vs Ehlvest, 1991 (replies)
   Jul-10-20 Winawer vs Zukertort, 1878
   Jul-10-20 Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 (replies)
   Jul-05-20 Menchik vs C A S Damant, 1932 (replies)
   Jul-05-20 Spassky vs Gheorghiu, 1971
   Jul-05-20 E E Book vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 (replies)
   Jul-03-20 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Jul-03-20 Geller vs Spassky, 1967 (replies)
   Jul-01-20 G Barcza vs Portisch, 1959
   Jun-26-20 Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1927
   Jun-25-20 Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937
   Jun-23-20 Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1928
   Jun-23-20 Keres vs K Richter, 1936 (replies)
   Jun-22-20 Carlsen vs Dubov, 2020 (replies)
   Jun-21-20 V Artemiev vs Harikrishna, 2020
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  beatgiant: this is ä test this is ä test
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  beatgiant: This is a test
Ö ö é è Ó ó
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  moronovich: This is another test ;) odkl aa,aææa l, SLDLD Magnus Carlsen.
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  beatgiant: <moronovich>
Thanks. Two questions:

(1) Your device has a key for the 'æ' character?

(2) What did your preview look like? Did the 'æ' character appear, or <?> The question applies to both the preview box and the edit message box.

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  moronovich: Hi <beatgiant> !

Thanks for asking.But I just did some random hitting here on the keyboard.Æ/æ is a special danish letter which consists of a+e making and æ-sound.Like in Abraham.


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  beatgiant: <moronovich>
And the preview? Did that look correct to you?
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  Tabanus: Æ e i a æ å.
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  beatgiant: <Tabanus>
Thanks. Can you report what the preview looked like? The two boxes, the preview box labeled "This is what your message will look like once posted" and the edit box labeled "You may edit your message below"
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  Tabanus: The preview of my "Æ e i a æ å." ?? It looks fine to me.

The "You may edit your message below" I can't find :)

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  Tabanus: Oh I see. The preview if fine in both.
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  Tabanus: ø æ å Ø Æ Å á ö, no problem.
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  moronovich: Sorry,dont know what the preview means):
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  Diademas: <moro> when you kibitz you get the option of <Prewiew Kibitz> and <Post Kibitz>. If you choose the first you will get exactly that, a preview of how your post will look like.
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  moronovich: Thanks <Diademas> ! I understand,now ;)

<beatgiant> it seems to work.

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  keypusher: Hi, <beatgiant>, hope you're well. The weird punctuation happens when I post from my iPhone. When I post from my Mac I have no issues.
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  beatgiant: <keypusher>
That is very useful information. I have seen this type of content in some user game collections too, and this will save a lot of time while investigating it. I'll see what can be done about this. And yes, I'm well and hope you are too.
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  diceman: <keypusher: Hi, <beatgiant>, hope you're well. The weird punctuation happens when I post from my iPhone. When I post from my Mac I have no issues.>

I've seen this also, but not with a phone.
With a Windows 10 computer.

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  beatgiant: <diceman>
Can you point to any example of such a kibitz? The timing is important, because we changed things within the last week.
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  diceman: On rogoff, I was trying to type the word <healthcare> in a post.

It looked something like this in the preview: <healt- hcare> with a dash and space inserted.

I tried retyping it several times, and couldn't get it to work, so I just left it out.

<healt- hcare> Not sure that was the exact spot, but it was a dash and space.

It's the first time I've seen something look different in preview.

If I come across it again, I will post to see if it posts that way.

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  beatgiant: <diceman>

Here's an attempt to reproduce that behavior:

asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf- asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfadsfasdfasdf- asdf

What I see in the preview is a hyphen after the first 48 characters, a second line with a hyphen after 48 characters, and then a space and a final 'asdf'

I doubt it's a new thing caused by the recent change in the kibitzing previews, but I will investigate and see if there is any easy fix for that.

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  beatgiant: <keypusher>,<OhioChessFan> It looks like this iPhone issue might be affecting many kibitzers, so I'd like to get some more details.

Can you (either of you) describe your keyboard layout settings? Are you able to customize it to different languages? Also, can you post here from your phone a test sentence with diacritical marks, as below?

Hübner didn’t play …0—0 in a Réti and scored ½. He was not born in Mähren like Takács was.

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  beatgiant: <keypusher>,<OhioChessFan> My first guess is your phones are using a proprietary Mac character encoding like MacRoman I'd need some more sample posts to make sure. Also can you check which version of MacOS your phone is running?
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  OhioChessFan: As conversant as I am with the computer, I am as slow witted with the cell phone. I'll try to figure out what you're asking for here. It's an Android by the way.
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  beatgiant: <OhioChessFan> If it's an Android, your case is probably different than <keypusher>'s. Forget about the questions. Can you please try posting the test sentence from your phone? As below:

Hübner played …0—0 in a Réti and scored ½. He wasn’t born in Mähren like Takács was.

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  beatgiant: <OhioChessFan> Actually I have an android phone too and I'll test it myself in the near future. I've always known we haven't yet done enough testing on the mobile version of the site.
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