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by jboger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Forfeits and move time limit
Replies: 6
Views: 9980

Re: Forfeits and move time limit

Could we at least get a "flag" command to make the server instantly check whether our opponent has run out of time? I have an opponent in http://net-chess.com/viewgame.cgi?p1=g1105307145 who has timed out almost an entire hour ago and has not yet lost. Also, where do we request that games be adjudic...
by jboger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Draw Offer Cleared with Reset
Replies: 6
Views: 9693

Re: Draw Offer Cleared with Reset

I too would like to see this changed, I've offered a few unintentional draws when I suddenly realized I had a win!

However, in the linked game, 77...Rxb4 and the only try is 78.Rc7+ when 78...Rc4 saves the day.
by jboger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We're.............
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: We're.............

Huzzah!
by jboger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 23963

Re: MY ONE WISH

Congratulations on the laser treatment, ziggy.

What I have sometimes done for analysis is copy the move list into a program such as Scid vs. PC so I can move the pieces around. I of course do not use any of the engine features.
by jboger
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rude Behavior and Using Chess Programs
Replies: 31
Views: 15588

I have found there is a large amount of rating inflation on this site at the lower levels; I am rated about 1300 on ICC standard but I am rated about 2100 here (I can't check exactly right now because it's not taking my password for some reason?). That said, I have never used a computer for correspo...
by jboger
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can I play assisted by a computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 10877

Computer use

I've been wondering about this myself, as I haven't seen any rule against it anywhere on the site. Nonetheless, I should state that I have refrained from using a computer (just look at some of my games, or the fact I'm currently at my rating floor!) I think there should be an option to have unrated ...
by jboger
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Guess the Opening!
Replies: 5
Views: 4649

I think it's also been called the Irish gambit.
by jboger
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Promotion to bishop
Replies: 7
Views: 26799

Here's a "miniature" example of where promotion to rook is the only winning move: http://www.net-chess.com/diagram.cgi/.............P.k...............K.................................jpg White to move. If White moves the king, black plays Kg7 and then captures the pawn next move -- draw. If White p...
by jboger
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: White Mates in 10?
Replies: 8
Views: 30601

The first move is Rg1. From here it quickly gets complicated as black has many responses, most of which lead to shorter mates. 1.Rg1 1...Bxd2+ 2.Kf1 2...Qxb5 3.cxb5 3...Kb8 4.Rg8+ 4...Rd8 5.Rxd8+ 5...Kc7 6.Bxb6+ 6...axb6 7.Qc8# 6...Kb7 7.Qc6# 5...Kb7 6.Qc6# 5...Nc8 6.Qxc8# 4...Nc8 5.Qxd7 any 6.Rxc8#...
by jboger
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: White Mates in 10?
Replies: 8
Views: 30601

There's a mate in 7

There's a mate in 7, but it's not easy to find at all, as the first move is not forcing. Should I go ahead and post it here, or leave it for others to find (given that I used a computer)?

PS. The computer actually found the mate in 10 before the mate in 7 -- it's that obscure.