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by katchum
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: World Chess Championship Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 5013

Thanks!

I'm going to check them out, still like 4 rounds to go.
by katchum
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: World Chess Championship Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 5013

World Chess Championship Mexico

I'm watching the tournament closely.

Is there any place where I can get a live commentary for free? :roll:
by katchum
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeffery C. Jones 1963-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 28899

I knew Jeff from the time when we discussed physics on this forum. Those were great times. Thanks!
by katchum
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: orangutan fans club
Replies: 24
Views: 29866

I played a real match against someone who is one of the best players in Belgium and I opened with the orang utan. It turned out that I was winning but I couldn't finish it, he really was that good. It ended in a draw. Then we rematched I had black and I did the najdorf defence and I lost really hard...
by katchum
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Follow tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 4261

Follow tournaments

Hello

Are there any free programs that can give you a live coverage of chess tournaments in the world with a board and live presentator?

I used to do this with Chess.fm and some program but now you have to register it...

Thanks
by katchum
Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A sad note about Jeff Jones...
Replies: 36
Views: 62305

Jeff...

I can't believe this, I played most of my games against him, even have him on MSN. Can't believe this. Everyone has this life cycle which will always free ourselves, see it as a good thing. (By the way, the msn icon appears red... :( )

Albert
by katchum
Thu May 18, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I can't believe this!
Replies: 0
Views: 4218

I can't believe this!

Since when is it impossible for everybody to view the lectures on chess.fm??? They must be very desperate for money.
by katchum
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I can't believe this
Replies: 0
Views: 4476

I can't believe this

Everyone knows by now I'm a lazy person, so I always go to work with my work shoes (the shoes you have to wear in an industrial environment).

Now yesterday was my last day and I forgot to wear my own shoes, so yes, I had to walk home on my socks...
by katchum
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: It's been a long time
Replies: 6
Views: 8231

I really am amazed how I could work with this orchestra, they just can't stand me now. I've recently proposed some other pieces and they don't want to play them, I like the pieces. I can somehow sense their feelings, especially the pianists: if I play they just sit there doing nothing and also the w...
by katchum
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: It's been a long time
Replies: 6
Views: 8231

Hehe, thanks for responding, I thought this would become a zero reply topic. :shock:
By the way, it was my first concert ever with orchestra, and I wasn't nervous at all.
by katchum
Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: It's been a long time
Replies: 6
Views: 8231

It's been a long time

Well, looks like I don't have time to play chess... So another topic not about chess. I just wanted to show you this beautiful concert of mine, the first concert with orchestra and piano. Chopin's first pianoconcerto, first movement, played by nobody else than Albert Sung! http://arenberg.vtk.be Cli...
by katchum
Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I just clicked that mouse button
Replies: 0
Views: 3948

I just clicked that mouse button

Recently they offered me to work in ExxonMobil as a student engineer for 4 weeks. I pushed the yes button and I feel like my life has turned into another direction. It's frightening to have a lack of experienced in such situations, I hope it isn't too bad, these 4 weeks to come... As usual this has ...
by katchum
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17813

That's the first time I notice your name actually.

And the music, this year I stopped taking lessons, my skills will always be at this level but I enjoy the freedom. I dislike the idea of pressure on something you like to do.
by katchum
Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17813

*runs away* :oops:
by katchum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17813

I mean this game: g1104611793
by katchum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17813

What exactly is a 3 move repetition?

m1107024464

I though when you move on two squares for a few times and the opponent also moves on 2 squares for a few times it would be draw.

But this game apparently shows that draw can be made by moving things over 2 or more different squares.

Well?
by katchum
Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mind blowing site
Replies: 1
Views: 4434

Well, that machine may have special effects, it certainly doesn't play good chess. I mated it with an orang utan opening, just to give you an idea.
by katchum
Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What happened to slowchess?
Replies: 1
Views: 4359

What happened to slowchess?

Well I like Net-Chess better than slowchess.
by katchum
Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: wins
Replies: 1
Views: 3914

wins

Is it the same if I win against A and loose against B, or I loose first against B and then win against A?

Okay, I have too much time, but I'm just curious. Well I should study for my exams now. Goodbye...
by katchum
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: the server
Replies: 0
Views: 3915

the server

How good is the server here?

Because my chess computer easily beats this server.
And when I play against it, the server usually finds a great move to defeat me.
by katchum
Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A Gentle Reminder About Donations
Replies: 11
Views: 13570

I don't want to pretend something but, I see that you always say comming instead of coming.
by katchum
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: messages
Replies: 1
Views: 3693

messages

Has this been mentioned here?

When I say something and someone says something back, the comments are referring to wrong people.

Has this happened with other people?
by katchum
Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Live Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 3928

Live Championships

I followed Kasparov against the Fritz.

I now wonder if there are more live games to follow on Chess.FM

Anyone know something about live chess events? (with screen, without screen is just stupid)

Albert
by katchum
Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Finally decided
Replies: 6
Views: 9255

I chose the job with the least stress. It's not that I like it, but it's a continuation of a path that I've taken. I've never thought of becoming a pianist, until last year. As I want to explore my human skills, deteriorate my shyness, boost my self confidence and most important, my self initiative,...
by katchum
Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Finally decided
Replies: 6
Views: 9255

4-4?? :shock:

So it isn't that obvious...

I'm interested in what Gmiller and Hamot thought.
by katchum
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Finally decided
Replies: 6
Views: 9255

Finally decided

Some of you might remember my dilemma about choosing between a fun low money job or a hard, high money job. I'm pretty much sure now what to choose, well I have to, because it is time to choose now. Actually it wasn't that difficult to choose and I'm very interested in your reactions. I will post th...
by katchum
Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: I wanted to share with you this embarrassing game
Replies: 8
Views: 34949

Well, ever since I started playing chess, I really liked this opening, one of my favorites, it is very solid. But when you do all your theory book moves, then there is nothing of attack in your pieces, they can do nothing at all. You can only wait... And like you can see there are holes in it I neve...
by katchum
Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Just to tell you this story
Replies: 5
Views: 7631

To be honest, I liked to practice it. I didn't practice so much, I always just play the piece for 30 minutes and then quit playing.

Practice is never practice, it's just playing for me.
by katchum
Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ratings inflation
Replies: 7
Views: 11675

Hmm, interesting maneuver. I don't 'feel' it yet.
by katchum
Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ratings inflation
Replies: 7
Views: 11675

Let's ask G. Miller to invent a new algorithm that makes it very difficult to stay at 2000.

By the way: where is the live chess you promised me? :roll:
I don't mind, you don't have to change anything, it's good enough for me for now, but still...
by katchum
Fri May 28, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: I wanted to share with you this embarrassing game
Replies: 8
Views: 34949

I thought I could use the Philidor defence but it turned out this way, I have done every right step following Philidor, but apparently there is a hole in our theory.

What was my 'bad'move?
by katchum
Wed May 05, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Just to tell you this story
Replies: 5
Views: 7631

As you could guess I replied with a very angry post.

As a result they re-invited me. Attacking my integrity was a shame, but I accepted it. I wanted to level up my experience.

I played with everything I got, I was satisfied, only I played too many mistakes.
by katchum
Mon May 03, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Just to tell you this story
Replies: 5
Views: 7631

Just to tell you this story

Months ago someone asked me to play on their concert. Yesterday I received a mail saying I was rejected of this concert due to time problems. My piece was only a 'miezerige' 15 minutes long and they couldn't just think about how much I studied for it, perfected it... They really know nothing about r...
by katchum
Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess FM
Replies: 1
Views: 4056

Chess FM

I always listen to the lessons there, but for some reason they didn't update the lessons for 3 months or something.

Do they have a new site or something? Am I missing something?
by katchum
Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Yay
Replies: 1
Views: 3453

Yay

Yay, I passed the 200 wins.

Now I can retire with playing chess... -->exams
by katchum
Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unbelievable
Replies: 27
Views: 29234

go g...., hmm, can't think of anything.
How about gggrrrrrr, showing you're angry at your opponent.
by katchum
Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unbelievable
Replies: 27
Views: 29234

Why are there so many Belgians on this forum?

maybe he understood : go g.....
by katchum
Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: If you could choose
Replies: 22
Views: 22998

Did all of you really chose what they wanted to do, or was it more of a money thing, a buddy thing?
And did it turn out as you expected?

You are free to ignore me.
by katchum
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Net-Chess birthday - forgot again.
Replies: 7
Views: 9684

Apparently you can give your child two names.
by katchum
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Highest ratings list.
Replies: 14
Views: 78277

I never played against you, but I wouldn't dare challenge a chess genius.
by katchum
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Highest ratings list.
Replies: 14
Views: 78277

It could be embarassing, but i admire kinglouie's games.
by katchum
Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: what do you think?
Replies: 0
Views: 4079

what do you think?

I saw on TV that there were people returning from death after a full stop of brain activity. Do you believe this? 1. the doctors could be bribed to say such things (I wouldn't question the integrity of doctors) 2. their equipment is malfunctioning (probably not) 3. the sense of happiness is just the...
by katchum
Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: question
Replies: 45
Views: 49398

Well, I didn't choose to make it this difficult. It's that researcher Naiquist who said that you wouldn't want to have more bandwidth if necessary. Don't think that if you have more bits/sec that you would transfer more information, you know. Most of it is redundant. So that man says you have an opt...
by katchum
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: question
Replies: 45
Views: 49398

I'm following a course about this, it's called "information transfer". You could define bandwidth as the half of your suprema of your maxima seen in your Fourrier transformed graphic of your signal. The signal you send is first being discretisised per second. If your frequency of discretisation is r...
by katchum
Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: question
Replies: 45
Views: 49398

I always thought bandwidth was expressed in Hertz as in frequency.

But aside from that, how do I practically start, like which site I have to go to, where to sign up and things, what to fill in the ID and password, how to change 533 to higher than 700...
by katchum
Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: question
Replies: 45
Views: 49398

maybe you're right, I don't have an ordinary internet connection at the university.

You have to go to a page of the university, then sign in with a username and password, every day if you want to get on the internet.
by katchum
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: question
Replies: 45
Views: 49398

So if I understand this correctly, you have to pay for every host you get, sign up for an account with your domain name, or use a free host like geocities is the alternative. So that's what that ID and password stands for. But I also heard of an ISP you can use, which doesn't cost you anything. But ...
by katchum
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: question
Replies: 45
Views: 49398

So I signed myself in anonymous and when uploading they say this: sending index.html as index.html (1 of 1) //so this is what I sent TYPE I 200 Type set to I. PASV 227 Entering Passive Mode (207,200,85,53,149,69) connecting to 207.200.85.53:38213 .. connecting to 207.200.85.53:38213 Connected to 207...
by katchum
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: question
Replies: 45
Views: 49398

I've read it already and they say I know what my ID is and what my password is. But I really don't know what they are talking of.