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   May-31-20 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) <♕♔♕ Bettors and Worse ♕♔♕> As we start this year's ChessBookie cycle with the Summer Leg, I would first like to thank our fearless new Bookie <jingohanson>, who made it possible to continue the game. Next, I hereby announce in ...
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  jith1207: 20 days, in count.
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  Annie K.: Welcome back to all our British Telecom members!!!

And a big THANK YOU to <casaschi> and <kingscrusher>, who joined forces on their forum, and finally made BT sit up and pay attention. :)

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  MissScarlett: < Welcome back to all our British Telecom members!!!>

British Telecom, like British Petroleum, is anachronistic.

From the BT forum: <We have engaged with the and we are still looking into this issue. We are still waiting for some extra information to help us with our investigation. >

What form did this (alleged) engagement take? I do not care just to pass on as if there's nothing further to see. This out(r)age needs to be publicly aired and resolved!

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  MissScarlett: I note you duplicated this game: N Hald vs Lasker, 1905 (good) & N Hald vs Lasker, 1905 (wrong)
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<MissScarlett> You deserve credit for stumping about this issue. You were the first and the last.

You only missed one point, possibly the most important point: <BT> footy coverage is abysmal and should voluntarily, and quietly, disband.

On the other hand <Sky> footy coverage, with flagship star <Gary Neville> is the best in footy history.

I would be happy to go into the <Dog and Ferret> to fight any punters who might disagree.

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  Sally Simpson: ***


I'm back without a proxy or VPN. (what ever they are.) The lock out glitch appears to have gone.

(I may have been able to get back days ago, this is the first time I've tried in a week.)

I see the G.C. DataBase has been flooded with these Internet Rapid/Blitz Games and yet the only one worth showing was Luis Paulo Supi - M.Carlsen game which has appeared in dozens of newspaper columns all over the planet, spawned 100's of typically naff YouTube vids and is on every other site on the net except the one that! (I submitted it.)

Even I blogged it.

Usually I would never subject my readers to net blitz/rapid chess tripe but this was good and I found an under 1800 player making the same sac in a slightly similar position. (also ran my own lockdown chess tournament. See link.)

Luis Paulo Supi - Carlsen

click for larger view

White played 18.Qc6!

spartak78 - pronte RHP.2007

click for larger view

White played 28.Qc6!

(what is a VPN - a virtual pin number? Or does it have something to do with PGN.)


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  WannaBe: VPN - Virutal Personal Nurse. It's the way governments around the world are treating COVID-19 patients now. We'll just leave out the naughty nurse part, as this is a family oriented web-site, just so long as people don't venture into some of the sub-pages here.

You go online, sign into your VPN, and voila, you are cured. Now send me $20 for this (in)valuable advice.

Now why is invaluable the same as valuable? Does the English language really need two words that is almost identical to express the same thing? Like flammable and inflammable?

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  jith1207: VPN is Virtual Passage for Noobs, and as the name indicates it's not for you and you're excused if you didn't try that way.

That pattern, by the way, is reminiscent of famous Nf3 idea from Kramnik Vs Anand.

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  jith1207: <WannaBe>: it's like Geoff and Geoffrey.

Geoffs don't like to be called Geoffrey even though they all seem to be the same for some, it comes down to personal preferences I think.

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  Sally Simpson: ***

Thanks Lads,

My virtual nurse instructed me to stick a USB stick in my mouth for a minute then put into a side port on my computer to take my temperature.

(I'm thinking for flammable to burn I need to set fire to it, inflammable means it can under certain conditions burst into flames without putting a match to it.)

Hi Jith,

This is the trouble with adding all these rapd/blitz games to the main D.B. what Kramnik-Anand Nf3 game. They have played 93 classical games but add in the R/B games and it's 199 and they are all jumbled up together.

Of course if this site had this famous game we could link it to similar games, but it does not.

It's glaring absence is akin to going to the Louvre and finding out they have taken down the Mona Lisa or buying the Sgt Pepper C.D. with one of the tracks missing.

(Geoffrey is a ginger name. Geoff = cool dude.)

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Welcome back <Sally>!

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  jith1207: It's rather not-so-famous-it-should-have-been game, maybe because it's a rapid game but Amber tournament has produced many a great game in both R&B, B as in Blindfold.

Kramnik vs Anand, 2008

I rather misremembered this as a knight sac but it was the same queen sac in eerily similar position :

click for larger view

Check out <JimfromProvidence> post as well on avoiding mate in this position with certain prior moves, if Kramnik had noticed the idea.


VPN also stands for virtual pin number, you're correct, that's how <WannaBe> collects $100 everyday in <CG>.

You're doing the USB stick thingy the right way as doing the other way around - first inserting the stick in computer and then in mouth - will be suicidal in injecting all the viruses onto oneself, especially in the plague era, though some of the virus accounts in this website are advertised to be particularly good for men, I hear.

I liked Jeffrey Boycott though, both as a player and commentator.

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  offramp: <MissScarlett: I notice that User: offramp hasn't posted in over a week....probably not a coincidence....>

I am finally allowed back. I think it was about 2 weeks, possibly 3.

What the hell was going on.

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  jith1207: <Sally Simpson>: in case any such issues in future, and you have to advise someone to message people here, Kibitzers Cafe is NOT the place for <CG> related technical support issues, this forum is the right one. This forum even has got a new direct hyperlink called "Support" in the home page in the welcome user section.

I have no idea why people from ecf forum tried to message in Kibitzers Cafe and then discussed there that no one is responding to that message when the support forum right here was having relevant information on BT issue, and no one there got a thought top check out this forum.

I tried to register there (ecf) to update but the Admins wouldn't activate the account. Oh well....

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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Jith,

I tried to email here but no answer. I saw someone had opened a thread on the ECF site saying they could not get on here, others saying they still could. Io I asked someone there who could get on here to advise here.

I had all but given up ever coming back when by chance looking for a 1983 Kasparov game I accidentally followed a link here and it opened up!

Whilst off air I went fishing about for other places to join - Red Hot Pawn for playing and here for game info etc etc and etc are still by far the best. (except of course if you want the Luis Paulo Supi - Carlsen game :) )


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  jith1207: It's OKay, all is well now :) and hopefully no worries going forward.

Just a good thing to remember that Kibitzers Cafe is for music therapy and any other message gets buried there in a flood of 'anorthography', the term someone in ecf forum aptly mentioned.

Hope Luis Sapi won from that position, it would've been heart breaking to lose or draw from there.

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  WannaBe: Looks like the "ads" issue is not quite all fixed, you don't see it on the main page, but if I go here:

Premium Membership Help Page

I see a LendingTree ad.

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  Robed.Bishop: <WannaBe: Looks like the "ads" issue is not quite all fixed, you don't see it on the main page, but if I go here: Premium Membership Help Page

I see a LendingTree ad.>

I get a CarMax ad. If we put our ads together, we can buy a car!

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  jith1207: With the most sophisticated AI chess program in the new car's interactive screen!

Because I saw an ad suddenly in a game page once, but not all the time.

<WannaBe: Looks like the issue is not quite all gone, you don't see it on the main, but if I go here, I see a...... . . >

By the way, this sounds like a perfect way to start a bone-chilling horror story.

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  MissScarlett: Here's another aggravating system foible that makes no sense.

NN vs Paulsen, 1858

The Event tag reads 'blindfold simul' not 'Blindfold simul'. If I correct it using my admin powers, it still reads 'blindfold simul'. But correct it just to 'Simul' and that stays capitalised.

I'm sure I raised this with Daniel before but have no recollection of any reply.

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  Annie K.: We kicked the player page ad out again, hope it stays out... the simple html pages some mobile view ad issues are next up. ;s

<MissS> yeah, I've noticed that too. I believe capitalization is a "change too small to notice" to the editing script. I forced it via updating the tid page title just now.

Oh, and <Jess> is right, we also owe you a big thanks for the daily reporting on the BT saga! :)

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  jith1207: <MissScar>: maybe, try adding "Blindfold simul, 1b" or "Blindfold simul, 1/22" as in other good examples where the capital letters are retained, for example..

In the pgn where I've seen its not given so, as in "white blindfolded" or "blindfolded" in some other games in the database, it retorts to all small letters.

The system seems to be validating if there's a tournament by that name in "Event" field value and adding a comma followed by other information as in top example above may tell the system to just replicate the field entries.

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<Miss Scarlett, jith1207>

This is a persistent glitch I have reported on numerous occasions. It was driving <Stonehenge> nuts as well.

There is a workaround that works sometimes. For me it works over half the time.

Add the new tag you want, but one letter at a time.

[Event: blindfold simul]

Add your new tag, but like this:

[Event: B]

Now "add".

This edit will work.

Now add the next letter:

[Event: Bl]

Now "add" again.

Repeat this process until you have spelled out the entire site tag.

I have used this workaround hundreds of times before.

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  WannaBe: <jith1207: By the way, this sounds like a perfect way to start a bone-chilling horror story.>

Just when you thought it was OK to visit that dark, run-down, wooden house in the forest, miles away from nowhere, and you got 1/10 litre of petro left in your horseless carriage.


Jul-09-20  Alien Math: <VPN is Virtual Passage for Noobs> it's also helpful when you want to play around some Chinese pages or places without upsetting the locals
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