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by pe
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: back - remembering Jeff ...
Replies: 2
Views: 4905

back - remembering Jeff ...

Hi folks,

I've been away for some years now.

looking to start playing again (and ruining my rating :) )

can't help thinking about Jeff though .....
still mis him here ....

regards,

Peter
by pe
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 6
Views: 7073

Hi Keith, i remember you : we played a couple of games. Jeff was playing too, in them days... i've not played since a long while... : other things on my mind... i still think about Jeff sometimes. i miss him, and the chats you had with him (yes i followed your treads - quietly). somehow, it comforts...
by pe
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: To all my freinds at Net Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 13917

Jeff,

I am sorry too.

Your joy in life has always been great to experience ; it was and still is so strong, I can feel it through the screen.

I will miss you, dear Jeff.

I wish you peace of heart in the journey ahead.

Peter
by pe
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: problem with chess board
Replies: 2
Views: 4979

problem with chess board

since a few days the chess board has a problem : i can't "scroll" back and forth through the moves in any game : i can see the current position, but no more than that.

the lay out has changed a little as well. anybody alse having these problems ?

Greg : any idea what happened ?

regards,
Peter
by pe
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: dark knights win (breaking news)
Replies: 3
Views: 6007

dark knights win (breaking news)

in the chess team competition, 3rd group, there is a winner : with the score at 6-0, the winning team is 'the dark knights'. thanks to Jeff, Amanda, Henry, Robert, Tim and 'mashley' for playing. one remark to mluka/gmiller : the competition started july 2003. 'regular' competition ended oct 2004 (1....
by pe
Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Avast, ye lubbers!
Replies: 5
Views: 7106

it's a hot summer in europe too...
by pe
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: moves in a day? for GMIller
Replies: 4
Views: 6650

to atlantan/nicoleskywalker

dear atlantan, my question has nothing to do with top moves etc., but i saw your name here, and it reminded me of a question i have : i saw some strange 'games' between you and nicoleskywalker : +/- 10 times nicoleskywalker resigned before making a move against you. although it is not really my busi...
by pe
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: shall I wait till my opponent resigns?
Replies: 20
Views: 22420

If I read this correctly,then Peter(Pe) is telling Greg to have a good life, as in... goodbye to this site. Of course,I may be misreading this and hope that ,if I have,Peter will clarify the purpose of his remark. David, you did not misread. i'm just around to finish commitments made : games that a...
by pe
Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Team Playoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 5175

Mike, my vote goes to using the result of the regular competition. this competition took over a year to be played. the result of this lead to : 4 teams out of 7 going through ; in my opinion not much value for the effort put in. a team that wins 3 matches out of 6 gets in the play offs. so any extra...
by pe
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: shall I wait till my opponent resigns?
Replies: 20
Views: 22420

you say you 'only intervene when people disturb others'. as i understand this : if somebody is complaining, that does not necessarily mean you HAVE to do anything : sometimes doing nothing is the right thing to do. and i would hate to think that everybody who's complaining in this forum is making 'a...
by pe
Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: shall I wait till my opponent resigns?
Replies: 20
Views: 22420

I only automatically intervene when the players' behaviour begins to disturb players in other games, which is almost never the case in correspondence chess. Or, in other words, I'm not getting involved in a mess between two people unless I have to. sorry, Greg, this was a case of 2 players in a mes...
by pe
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: shall I wait till my opponent resigns?
Replies: 20
Views: 22420

I only reduce the amount of time remaining when a player is obviously avoiding moving in a lost position with considerable time left. I also force draw offers in clearly drawn positions. Marv (gmchess's opponent) has over a 100 games going where he is making moves, so he's clearly not on vacation a...
by pe
Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: shall I wait till my opponent resigns?
Replies: 20
Views: 22420

Greg, I can't believe this ! I always assumed the rules where clear : everybody who starts a game here knows the clock he's playing, and knows the rules of chess. but now i'm not sure anymore : are you going to intervene everytime somebody starts whining here ? i might have saved up some time in som...
by pe
Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A sad note about Jeff Jones...
Replies: 36
Views: 62439

this is a very sad tiding indeed. Jeff, my thoughts are very much with you. I hope you can find peace at heart. We only met through e-mail and the chessboard, but I've enjoyed your brightness very much here. Hamot, thanks for bringing this -sad- tiding : I was worried for some time now about Jeff no...
by pe
Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: bbanane
Replies: 4
Views: 6966

thanks,Greg, but that was not needed : i suppose you've got other things to do but to filter out those unreal rated handles. as for the so called cheating : you're right : a lot of people enter matches and never play. most of them however time out. occasionally one might have the courtesy to resign....
by pe
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: bbanane
Replies: 4
Views: 6966

bbanane

i just looked at the 'all ratings' listings. (yes i'm quite happy with my current rating, thank you). i noticed i'm just under "bbanane", who has a rating of 2485. this is clearly an alias of the old days : he/she has a record of 0/29/3. just out of interest i looked up these 32 games. and : they we...
by pe
Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 500 wins!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 4461

congrats mic.

one question : why did you not respond to the challenge of jeff jones in the team competition ? (semi finals 3rd group).

regards,
Pe
by pe
Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: when to resign?
Replies: 16
Views: 17023

just an example of resigning too soon (without wanting to make a statement about earlier arguments) : game g1069314340.

i learned from that though :wink:

peter aka pe
by pe
Thu May 05, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: new sicilian variant
Replies: 0
Views: 4244

new sicilian variant

lately i've been studying the sicilian (with very little success so far).

just now i noticed a couple of games : g1104626106 and g1104626107, and i must say : it is way to deep for me : can someone explain this result to me ?

regards,
Peter
by pe
Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17878

Re: idea

[quote="cornstalk Take it easy. When Masters speak, novices do well to listen, even if what is said contains some irritation.[/quote] sorry, mate : you may be a far better chess player, and so may be hans, but there IS more in life than chess. and I don't see on what grounds you or hans should be "m...
by pe
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17878

idea

maybe we need a committee here to prevent these 'lousy questions' here, so as they do not take up the precious time of our beloved mister muabdib.

peter
by pe
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: match
Replies: 6
Views: 7902

same here.

Greg : you say you deleted some 30GB on hard disc : did you delete match data in your enthousiasm ?

I hope you can recover it : looking at matches and standings was part of the fun here.

regards,
peter
by pe
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Finally...1500 wins!!:)
Replies: 14
Views: 15367

congrats, Jeff.

may you have many more wins (especially in the play offs of the team competition :wink: )

somehow this site would not be the same without you...

cheers,
peter
by pe
Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ratings
Replies: 22
Views: 23784

Thanks, Jeff !

i was kinda gettin worried because your reaction didn't come :P
Well, right about now, the Zapper usually comes out to remind us that chess is FUN, whearas arguing over a stupid number is decidedly NOT FUN
and Jonathan :you have been proven right....


cheers, and have fun,

pe
by pe
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: chess teams : belgian team ?
Replies: 9
Views: 9966

Jan,

ik zit niet op het historiaforum. dat is dus toeval. wel beangstigend, moet ik zeggen :)

Geebs : look forward to playing you 'canucks' ! :wink:

pe
by pe
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: 15x1 tourny
Replies: 2
Views: 7733

15x1 tourny

Greg,

i'm playing in a 15 (players) x 1 (game) tourny at the moment. i just noticed that one player has 2x white and 12 times black. this is randomly set ?

is it hard to make it 7/7 for everyone ?

cheers,
peter
by pe
Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: chess teams : belgian team ?
Replies: 9
Views: 9966

all right. thanks for the replies so far. we 've got some consistent players, and although we might not frighten 'russia international' or those 'damn yankees' (which was never my intention), we might scare the bartenders at our weekly meeting at the pub (we have to remain true to our belgianism). w...
by pe
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sumdeus is playing well
Replies: 10
Views: 11925

gentlemen, people who call themselves "sumdeus" are probably not the most humble people around, and i don't want to spend the evening with them either, but : it looks to me that mr Beezaman is just a great fan if this sumdeus, and for all i know : i don't see anybody getting hurt from that. (i've re...
by pe
Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: chess teams : belgian team ?
Replies: 9
Views: 9966

chess teams : belgian team ?

As the chess teams competition is going towards playoffs, I'm already dreaming of next season (not that we're not in the playoffs, mind you 8) ) As I know there's a lot of belgian players (flemish and wallon), I was wondering if we could have a belgian team playing next year (maybe even 2). after al...
by pe
Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Henry Singletary just got great news!
Replies: 3
Views: 5248

congrats, Henry !

now : get your rating above mine as soon as possible please ; that way i can stay at the 2nd board in team USA1 :wink: (that way we might even win the competition !!!)

cheers,
peter aka pe
by pe
Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: We need an arbiter!
Replies: 21
Views: 22008

Of course you could say I was complaining about the people playing here, but how about these people stop acting like morons and behave like a chessplayer is supposed to behave Neric, the problem is that you have an opinion as how chessplayers should behave, but others might have other opinions. the...
by pe
Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: We need an arbiter!
Replies: 21
Views: 22008

chessonly, my earlier posting was a 'quickie', while the boss wasn't looking :wink: and this is the result : i have offended people i didn't mean to. i quoted you, but i did not mean to criticise you. i admit it was not clear. so, chessonly : my appologies to you. and i certainly don't feel superior...
by pe
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: We need an arbiter!
Replies: 21
Views: 22008

JUST A SUGGESTION- how about having a losers list kind of a thing ,which lists all these types of player-players with many timeouts or who accumulate time to make their move. while we're at it : why not have a list of people who do nothing but complain about how things should change around here, fr...
by pe
Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: We need an arbiter!
Replies: 21
Views: 22008

JUST A SUGGESTION- how about having a losers list kind of a thing ,which lists all these types of player-players with many timeouts or who accumulate time to make their move. while we're at it : why not have a list of people who do nothing but complain about how things should change around here, fr...
by pe
Thu May 06, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Long time no play
Replies: 7
Views: 10247

Tim,

not much one can say...

i've got a 5 year old son...

i hope somehow you and your family can go on...

i hope those 5 years were meaningfull. i dont know : what can i say.

my thoughts are with you...

strength and courage,

peter
by pe
Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: rating inflation
Replies: 19
Views: 22178

the discussion pro & con rating floor has been going on for a long time now. I understand the arguments for removing it : - it IS an important cause for rating inflation - difference between slowchessrating and OTB is big (mine : 2300 vs 1300) With the highest floor at 2100 and the floor now 200 poi...
by pe
Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: averating
Replies: 2
Views: 4969

Katchum, it is just the law of averages : you now have played +/- 350 games, and your averating is 1800. if you have a result against someone with a rating of 2150 (= 350 points higher than your averating), your averating will increase with .... 1 point ! so : if you want an averating of 2000 (which...
by pe
Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: down time
Replies: 1
Views: 5862

down time

greg, for the last couple of weeks the site has been down for minutes or hours several times per week. (and it seems always just at times when the boss is out and i can make a few moves :wink: ) it reminds me of the time before "the big move", when this was the way it was, and we didn.t know any bet...