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by cliff
Mon May 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Time Off
Replies: 1
Views: 2588

Time Off

HI All! Just a quick note to apologize to Brian and a few other players that have challenged me recently. For health reasons and also to work on the special "ZapperG" tournament (details of which will be posted this weekend!) I will not be playing any games until the middle of June. I'm sorry for fa...
by cliff
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: login problem
Replies: 11
Views: 12828

Re: login problem

Hi John! A couple of us were wondering about you, old chum. It's not like you to vanish for so long. I was concerned especially because of the horrible ice-storm(s) that you had down east! As a matter of fact, I was going to send you an email yesterday, prior to seeing your other post in the Forum. ...
by cliff
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Site newcomer or potential danger...?
Replies: 4
Views: 5309

Site newcomer or potential danger...?

Hi all! (Especially Greg!) There's a newcomer (?) to the site, by the nick of yapedkef' who seems to be a bit puzzling... He joined four days ago, on January 30. He has zero games in play, and has played in zero games, unsurprisingly. This seems to fly in the face of the normal tendency of 'newbies'...
by cliff
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

I like the idea, Greg! I've been here since 2008, and this has got to be one of the most frequently posted complaints, as this thread (and many others!) demonstrates. It's certainly not even your fault in any remote way, so anything you can do to control or curtail it is a bonus for all of us who ha...
by cliff
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

Better late than never, Lou!

A small tourney has been posted, inviting yourself, johnb, and smoothoperator!

Both also great guys!

Hope you can make it!

:)
by cliff
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: This site is worth...
Replies: 5
Views: 6304

Re: This site is worth...

Actually, I think this site is priceless! Much like some diamonds!

Dollars and cents can't always be a measurement of the enjoyment something like this has brought to so many of us!

:)
by cliff
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

Sorry for the delay, Lou. A lot of things happening around here over the last two weeks caused my absence. I'm back now, though, and I'll post it tomorrow, okay?

:)
by cliff
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

Sure, Lou. I'd love a match, chum.

Give me a few days to get some games I have going finished, and I'll post one, okay?
by cliff
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

Dan[/quote] "Devil’s advocate here. I often play an into inferior position but have significantly more time then my opponent. In such positions I will quite deliberately “stall”. I don’t consider this to be poor sportsmanship when I do, or when I’m on the other side of the equation and my opponent d...
by cliff
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

I never mentioned players names before, but what he heck. How about adding "ludger" to the list. About 60% forfeits. You must have missed it, Lou, but I already mentioned ludger above. :) At any rate, I think I found the new percentage champion! braveheart - 22 Games Played and 22 Time Outs! A nice...
by cliff
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

And here's one more for the fast growing list - which I think is great! -we seem to be making!


ludger - 5178 Games Played and 3156 Time Outs! Something over 60%!!!
by cliff
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

Glad you joined our "Boycott" of time out players, Abiodun! And when I said And if those poor souls are afraid to play on in a losing position, they lose out on the thrill of grasping victory from the jaws of defeat, when their opponent makes a fatal miscue! it made me think of something. I think I ...
by cliff
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 22066

Re: Same Old Beef

Frankly, I've considered the guillotine! :lol: :lol: :lol: Honestly though, I don't know if there's any other realistic way besides the one you suggest, Lou. Much like yourself, I detest playing games against that type of player. I can never figure out why they do it? Do they not respect their oppon...
by cliff
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What happened to Rating History, Greg?
Replies: 3
Views: 4816

Re: What happened to Rating History, Greg?

Thanks for the fast response, Greg.

I'll check the 'Rating Page' out again in a few minutes, and as far as the 'narrower' main page goes, well...
I'm more than happy to learn to live with it!

Thanks,
- Cliff

:)
by cliff
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What happened to Rating History, Greg?
Replies: 3
Views: 4816

What happened to Rating History, Greg?

Hi Greg, What's going on with both the 'Main Page' and the 'Rating History' page??? For a start, the main page is now a narrow panel in the middle of my screen? This has been like this for a few days now. Now today, I see my 'Rating History' has vanished!!! Good Lord, I see by your announcement that...
by cliff
Thu May 05, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy 17th birthday net-chess.com
Replies: 6
Views: 9548

Re: Happy 17th birthday net-chess.com

This post is a bit late, but certainly the statement is worth passing on, and this seems the appropriate thread to put it under. A good friend of mine from the site and I are currently engaged in a game, and we were chatting about him being here on the site since nearly the start, way back in 1999. ...
by cliff
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Famed "Zap Stick"?
Replies: 1
Views: 3258

The Famed "Zap Stick"?

Funny coincidence here...

Just last night, I was looking at some old threads concerning the 'Zapper' tournaments.
This morning, I came to check my moves, and BANG! The Site was down.... :?

The return of the 'Zap Stick'?

:shock:
by cliff
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is the best number of games to have?
Replies: 9
Views: 11993

Re: What is the best number of games to have?

I guess the number of games really doesn't matter . Just the enjoyment of playing chess I think you scored with the best way to look at it, my friend! Different players have different preferences and time, so in the end I think that's really the only answer! :) Something just occurred to me here. T...
by cliff
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy 17th birthday net-chess.com
Replies: 6
Views: 9548

Re: Happy 17th birthday net-chess.com

Happy Birthday also to Net-Chess!

I've been here eight years, and the members here are the best anywhere!

Thanks for the great site, Greg!

=Cliff
by cliff
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is the best number of games to have?
Replies: 9
Views: 11993

Re: What is the best number of games to have?

I don't think there's any one single answer to that question, fellows. It likely depends on a number of factors, the most important being how much time you have to spend on the games. I've only had as many as 36 going at once, and I've found over my eight years here that was too many for me. My play...
by cliff
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 23637

Re: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.

....As for our friend, the link sums up the situation: part one--him part two--unfortunately, it DID happen to us... :lol: How true! I guess it's an easy trap to fall into, George. Every so often, in the forum, one of these little threads start, usually a complainer, and I suppose the responses to ...
by cliff
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 23637

Re: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.

I wonder also, George. It puzzles me why there are certain players here that seem to always find something to hate about Net-Chess, but they never go away. Maybe there's a rule of thumb that there have to be some 'moaners' on every site, in every forum? Oh well, they do tend to generate posts, don't...
by cliff
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 23637

Re: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.

Does this mean we're off his Christmas card list, George?

:)
by cliff
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 23637

Re: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.

Oh No!

Someone who 'dontcare' is caring again!

:D :D :D

What's the latest conspiracy theory? I can hardly wait to hear!!!
by cliff
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Problems Loading Net-Chess
Replies: 2
Views: 4201

Re: Problems Loading Net-Chess

Strange about how long the site was down....

Although 'joelag' couldn't reach it Thursday to Sunday, I was on Net-Chess on Thursday & Friday. I found it to be offline on Saturday & Sunday only...

Well, as Rob said, it's here now, so all is right with the world.... at least the world of chess!

:)
by cliff
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53494

Re: 2015 tournament

dsteel wrote:Or his sister WHATEVER
Ah, hello dsteel!

I think most of us almost forgot that your innocent question started this whole thread!

You must feel like 'Dr. Frankenstein' returning to his lab for a peek!

:D :D :D
by cliff
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53494

Re: 2015 tournament

gmiller wrote:12 years old? I serve only the freshest scotch.
Hmmm.... better give that to someone who 'dontcare' much, Greg!
I think he could use a drink....


:) :) :)
by cliff
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53494

Re: 2015 tournament

dontcare wrote:I can't help if you are gmillers kool aid drinkers. You think he walks on water. End of story.

Greg, can I have some 12-year old scotch instead of Kool-Aid?


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by cliff
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 11925

Re: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?

Here's another few for good measure!

“Some part of a mistake is always correct”
Tartakover)


“It’s always better to sacrifice your opponent’s men”
( also Tartakover)

God, Tartakower was great for quotes, wasn't he? :)
by cliff
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back!!
Replies: 3
Views: 6210

Re: I am back!!

Hi Josh! Great to see you back again, old buddy! By the way, I finally found your new email address, and I'll be sending out invites for the 2015 ABC Tournament in a few days. Hope you're up for a few games against old chums, like Jan, Hans, Brian, et al. Nils, you'll be receiving yours then too, by...
by cliff
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 11925

Re: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?

...And a few from Nimzowitsch, just for variety! "First restrain, next blockade, lastly destroy." "The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures such as police surveillance are not sufficient" "In the middlegame, the king is merely an extra, but in the endgame, ...
by cliff
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 11925

Re: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?

Good to see you again, Abiodun! For chess quotes, I think Tartakower has some of the classics! One of my fovourites is: "The tactician must know what to do whenever something needs doing; the strategist must know what to do when nothing needs doing." Another couple of them would be: "The blunders ar...
by cliff
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53494

Re: 2015 tournament

Cliff, I guess your gmillers spokesman now. Let gmiller defend himself, not you putting your 2 cents in. Let's not make this personal, dontcare. Cliff Dwyer speaks for himself, not Greg. I'm only trying to say "Get over it, man!" That's my final comment on this thread, which is quickly becoming rid...
by cliff
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53494

Re: 2015 tournament

I see gmiller has not stopped the tournament, but I knew that was a lie anyway. Even if he did, I am sure he would put me up against computer users so I get knocked out early. It is sad this all could have been avoided by him saying there must have been a screw up and say he was sorry, instead of t...
by cliff
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53494

Re: 2015 tournament

Nope, you don't have to wait, I'm restarting the tournament just for you. It might take me a few months to get it started, and it might be called the 2016 tournament, but that's just due to my inept programming abilities. That should be good news for those who "dontcare!" :lol: But far more numerou...
by cliff
Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53494

Re: 2015 tournament

Well, here's an idea that might solve the problem, without blaming either yourself or Greg. Throw out all the matches already played in the 2015 Open, add you in, and replay the whole thing from scratch! As a matter of fact, throw out the 2014, 2013, 2012, etc. results as well, give you another chan...
by cliff
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am still alive...
Replies: 7
Views: 10140

Re: I am still alive...

Hi Josh! Great to hear that you're okay, old friend! A goodly number of us were worried about you. Sorry to hear that you went through all that s**t, but at least it's all over now. I'll drop you an email a bit later, and we can chat a bit more. Brian also asked for your email, so you'll likely be h...
by cliff
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2014 Site Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 9440

Re: 2014 Site Championship

I should have said something long before this, David, but you know how it is, my friend... Anyway, I want to wish you all the best, David. Take care of yourself, and I hope all goes well for you. You're something of a legend here, and it's sad to see you leave, but under the circumstances, I think y...
by cliff
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Whereabouts of Iamachessstudent?
Replies: 2
Views: 5458

Re: Whereabouts of Iamachessstudent?

Interesting....this thread was posted nearly a week ago, with concerns about a popular, talented, longtime member - the nephew of Jeff Jones, as a matter of fact! You would have thought that there would be at least some information or some comment! It really makes me realize just how come I, basical...
by cliff
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Whereabouts of Iamachessstudent?
Replies: 2
Views: 5458

Whereabouts of Iamachessstudent?

Has anyone heard from Joshua lately? He last logged on back on July 21, and since then has timed out in more than twenty games! He's never timed out before this, and he doesn't respond to emails. Some of us are concerned about his well-being, and if anyone knows anything, please let me know.

- Cliff
by cliff
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 9243

Re: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio

I punched in his name on Google, and at one site it has a small blurb: "James Schroeder is a renown chess author, editor, critic, master, historian and constant student of the game. He is the Ohio Chess Champion of 1950 and 1985, and the winner of fifty consecutive U.S.C.F. rated games. Schroeder fo...
by cliff
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hello again everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 5681

Re: Hello again everyone!

Welcome back, Chris!

As you can probably see, the Forum has gotten pretty quiet over the last while.

Not to worry, though! I've posted a challenge and I'll catch you up on everything you've missed!

Good to have you back!


:)
by cliff
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Apologies from Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 5089

Apologies from Canada

Hi All!

Just watching the news, and it finally made me think that on behalf of all sane Canadians, I feel obligated to apologize for the existence of Justin Bieber and Rob Ford.

Believe me, they are certainly NOT a true representation of Canada!

- Cliff.

:oops:
by cliff
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg: A fast question regarding posting a challange match?
Replies: 6
Views: 7671

Re: Greg: A fast question regarding posting a challange matc

Also, for all those who have any complaints about Greg and this site, I'd like to add that I strongly doubt that my question would have been answered within hours of posing it anywhere else! Whether or not everyone agrees with his answers is not that important. I really and truly believe that he doe...
by cliff
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg: A fast question regarding posting a challange match?
Replies: 6
Views: 7671

Re: Greg: A fast question regarding posting a challange matc

Thanks, Greg!

I wish I had thought to ask that before some of the problems getting the prior three Zapper tournaments posted!

- Cliff

:oops:
by cliff
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg: A fast question regarding posting a challange match?
Replies: 6
Views: 7671

Greg: A fast question regarding posting a challange match?

Hi Greg, There's something I've wondered about, on and off, for quite some time, and I've finally got it in my mind when I have a chance to do so! Let's say I want to post a tournament challenge to any four of davidswhite, energy, ramawolf, iamachessstudent, flyingtiger, angelofthenight, and Asoka, ...
by cliff
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: improving concentration
Replies: 7
Views: 8787

Re: improving concentration

Hmmm...Is it time for some ground-breaking technique in "Online Steroid Testing"?

:lol:
by cliff
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fischer Russians Combine back
Replies: 8
Views: 10818

Re: Fischer Russians Combine back

I've never had the pleasure of playing you, Boeien, or your three opponents referred to in this thread, my friend. However, a cursory look at their remaining games gives me the impression that all of their games are pretty close, and have been of the 'take no prisoners' sort. I seriously doubt that ...
by cliff
Wed May 29, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: profile info missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 4722

Re: profile info missing.

I had the exact same thing happen earlier today, Rob.

I tried almost everything, but until I rebooted the darned computer, nothing worked! Now it's fine again? Another Net-Chess mystery, I guess...
by cliff
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday to Me
Replies: 6
Views: 6829

Re: Happy Birthday to Me

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Greg!

You gave us a forum to host the best group of people on the best chess site - and we thank you!

Enjoy being...29?...again, chum!

- Cliff

:D