Search found 36 matches

by ziggyblitz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating ceiling and floor.
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Rating ceiling and floor.

Once you have a reliable rating over 2300 it seems that you get a rating floor of 2100. Ramesis is one player that doesn’t have a rating floor at all for some unknown reason. However his rating performance graph is bang on target, despite several thousand time-outs.
by ziggyblitz
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating ceiling and floor.
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Rating ceiling and floor.

This is the only site I know of that has both a rating ceiling and rating floor, probably to discourage rating manipulation through the use of multiple accounts, which are allowed. The problem is that ceiling and floors distort the ratings at both ends. Back in 2012 on chess.com the idea of a rating...
by ziggyblitz
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21279

Re: MY ONE WISH

Found it. I like it, excellent! Although I couldn’t locate a chat box.
by ziggyblitz
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21279

Re: MY ONE WISH

Can’t find “interface preferences” on my profile page.
by ziggyblitz
Mon May 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Games not rated
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Games not rated

Okay, thanks for that. Just as well as I lost both :)
by ziggyblitz
Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Games not rated
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Games not rated

Two recent games of mine have not been rated. They are g1105329321 and g1105329322. Both games have been recorded except in the rating history.
by ziggyblitz
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: bot
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: bot

Inconsistent results can mean that there’s something wrong.. I’ve had opponents play at a 1000 elo strength and later on play at an 1800 level. Either they occasionally use an engine or more than one player uses the account. But then again the strength of my play varies quite a bit.
by ziggyblitz
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21279

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. I’ll have to check SCID out. ATM it’s beyond me. On my iPad I often enl...
by ziggyblitz
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Timeouts
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Timeouts

Yes it has. Thanks for the reply.
by ziggyblitz
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Timeouts
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Timeouts

My opponent has -1 days, 4 hours on his clock but the game is still listed a active. So when does the timeout actually register?
by ziggyblitz
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21279

Re: MY ONE WISH

Just had my left eye laser treated and the result is amazing. The black pieces are no longer a hazy grey colour and the colours are much richer. Playing here is now be much more enjoyable. Really looking forward to the right eye being treated.
by ziggyblitz
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Top Movers
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Top Movers

On the 7th March the top mover was Beammeupscotty with a monsterous 566 moves in the day. I reckon that's the most I have ever seen. My brain would go to jelly with half that number.
by ziggyblitz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Got my haircut today...
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: Got my haircut today...

Photo please.
by ziggyblitz
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Site newcomer or potential danger...?
Replies: 4
Views: 5241

Re: Site newcomer or potential danger...?

The potential market on this site would be zero. They're wasting their time.
by ziggyblitz
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RATING PERFORMANCE GRAPH
Replies: 2
Views: 4378

RATING PERFORMANCE GRAPH

Within the Rating Performance graph (accessed via Personal Profile/Rating History) is our rating averaged or is it our current rating? Just say member X has an average rating of 2800 but a current rating of 2300, which rating is used for the graph? I am guessing it is an average rating.
by ziggyblitz
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Here's to all cheaters
Replies: 6
Views: 8698

Re: Here's to all cheaters

No doubt some players do use engine help but thankfully most players on this site use their own brains. On other sites I am not so sure.
Just enjoy your games and Happy New Year to all.
by ziggyblitz
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pinned Rook
Replies: 2
Views: 3825

Re: Pinned Rook

You cannot take the rook with your king as you would be placing your king in check. The fact that the rook is pinned is of no consequence.
by ziggyblitz
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: opening books
Replies: 4
Views: 6277

Re: opening books

That is just one book, but what about the large opening databases available online?
As far as I know they are allowed. Just about all of my games get out of theory by move 10 anyway.
by ziggyblitz
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 9157

Re: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio

James Schroeder was born 1927, so he'd be 87.
by ziggyblitz
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pairing error
Replies: 1
Views: 3751

Pairing error

In match m1411774396 there seems to be an error with the pairings as the players should have had an equal number of
black and white (because they have an equal number of games). Has anyone come across this anomaly before?
by ziggyblitz
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: desert island chess books
Replies: 11
Views: 15296

Re: desert island chess books

The Polgar book for sure, for all those problems!

OR a Tandy 1650 RRP chess computer {because I can beat it...usually, and it is very easy to use} and a solar battery charger.
by ziggyblitz
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a question of ethics (in correspondence games)
Replies: 12
Views: 23386

Re: a question of ethics (in correspondence games)

I've seen clone accounts play each other with a whole bunch of Fool's Mates for the purpose of giving the new account an accurate and established rating. You could use a few accounts to boost your rating up to 3000, but there would be no point in having an artificial rating. From what I've read on C...
by ziggyblitz
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: computer use in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 17941

Re: computer use in chess

But are they birds of a feather? I have yet to see a tournament designated "computers allowed" , but I have see tournaments with "humans only" or "no computers" in an effort to keep centaurs out.

Blunders are a part of the game. Chess is a very complicated game. :shock:
by ziggyblitz
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: computer use in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 17941

Re: computer use in chess

In order to improve your play and to have a deeper understanding of the game you analyse your games with a chess engine after the game is over. To do otherwise is just cheating, nothing more.
by ziggyblitz
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Draw by repetition.
Replies: 6
Views: 9556

Re: Draw by repetition.

Thanks jplayer, good to know. My mistake..thre was no repetition :(
by ziggyblitz
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Draw by repetition.
Replies: 6
Views: 9556

Re: Draw by repetition.

I did enter "draw" in the box and then pressed enter. The game then disappeared and retrieved it from All My Games where upon it displayed Draw Offered. Then I made my 3rd rpt move which I now realise was the big mistake. If I had left the game alone the draw would have been a draw...eventually.
by ziggyblitz
Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Draw by repetition.
Replies: 6
Views: 9556

Draw by repetition.

I've a game where the position was repeated 3 times. I typed draw in the box, but the system decided that I was offering a draw, so how do you claim a draw by repetition? My opponent has now varied so I should have sort advice before this, but for future reference, what do you do for a 3 rpt draw?
by ziggyblitz
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: computer use in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 17941

Re: computer use in chess

OK, computer use is CHEATING, my mistake, but I still can't find a rule forbidding such use.
by ziggyblitz
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: computer use in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 17941

Re: computer use in chess

Sorry, i need to make a correction. Using computer assistance is NOT CHEATING here on Net-chess, as there is no rule against using such assistance, except for specific tournaments such as the Net-chess Open. Although I'm sure most of us expect our opponents to use their own brains.
by ziggyblitz
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: computer use in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 17941

Re: computer use in chess

Personally i don't believe cheating is a big problem, particularly with the lower ratings. I haven't found much cause for suspicion on net-chess but it may be different with the higher ratings. Chess.com has a cheat detection system and 5% of my opponents have been banned for cheating. Happily most ...
by ziggyblitz
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Amusing chess openings
Replies: 3
Views: 5660

Re: Amusing chess openings

Also the Creepy Grawly 1.a3....2.h3..., an IM Basman opening.

And the Saragossa 1.c3....
by ziggyblitz
Wed May 29, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: profile info missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 4685

Re: profile info missing.

It is not a real problem as I can access my profile through "user info" and "start a game". Still it's a bit weird as when I click on my profile on the home page it gives 0 games etc and a provisional rating of 800.
by ziggyblitz
Wed May 29, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: profile info missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 4685

profile info missing.

All the details on my profile page are missing. Is this problem only with my account? :shock:
by ziggyblitz
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tournament2013
Replies: 8
Views: 10092

Re: Tournament2013

We are under way. Greg Miller must be in the toughest group :roll:
by ziggyblitz
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tournament2013
Replies: 8
Views: 10092

Re: Tournament2013

Looks as if the 2013 Net-chess open may start sometime in March.
by ziggyblitz
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Subscription
Replies: 9
Views: 18352

Re: Subscription

I belong to chess.com and GameKnot, both of which have great unique features, however net-chess has become my favourite mainly because I like the way the tournaments are organised and they always start quick. Although I play quickly I do like the slow time controls as I don't feel rushed and can hap...