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by blackdogs
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Hello

Greetings Taff, as you can see, not much happens on this forum, but we still have the usual suspects playing in great tournaments.
by blackdogs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: New Shredder app for iOS.
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: New Shredder app for iOS.

The Shredder app does seem different from the other apps such as SocialChess and Postal Chess for iOS. It’s more of a link to a web site as it contains so many features. I like the simplicity of net-chess. I use SocialChess for the odd game of Chess960.
by blackdogs
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Match requiring a minimum rating
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Match requiring a minimum rating

The one possible solution might be to make sure you set the minimum rating higher than that of the scoundrels you wish to avoid. Being able to abort a game would be a neat solution too.
by blackdogs
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 11
Views: 2791

Re: Email Notifications

I find mine in the spam folder.
by blackdogs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: New Shredder app for iOS.
Replies: 1
Views: 658

New Shredder app for iOS.

Anyways it is new for me. It’s not a chess engine but rather a site to play online opponents. It’s easy to navigate and the design is nice and clean. Allows time controls from bullet to correspondence, AND it has tournaments !
by blackdogs
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Error in the note and notepads.
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Error in the note and notepads.

I have attempted to make an addition to the notes to one game (via edit feature) which then ended up in the notepad of a different game in the game list. One time I added a “:)” via edit which ended up on a different game and when i attempted to remove it, the “:)” it ended up on a different game (i...
by blackdogs
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Top Movers
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Top Movers

Beammeupscotty’s offbeat openings break opening convention but can be frustratingly difficult to bust.
by blackdogs
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GAME RESULT NOT RATED
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: GAME RESULT NOT RATED

Game has been added to results and rated.
Thanks Greg.
by blackdogs
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GAME RESULT NOT RATED
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: GAME RESULT NOT RATED

Just found my previous post titled "Results not shown" where g1105295262 which concluded on 3rd Dec '17 was not rated. Surely someone else has had the same problem of their games not being rated. Anyway, if this glitch only happens once every three months it won't make much difference to my rating, ...
by blackdogs
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GAME RESULT NOT RATED
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: GAME RESULT NOT RATED

I've just had two more time-outs that weren't rated but then I realised that they were under 10 moves and as such aren't rated. This particular feature could be abused and I am sure it is.
by blackdogs
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GAME RESULT NOT RATED
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: GAME RESULT NOT RATED

Game number g1105295270

Thanks Greg.
by blackdogs
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GAME RESULT NOT RATED
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

GAME RESULT NOT RATED

Alexp resigned our game and the result is shown on the cross-table and my home page, but the game has not been rated. The result does not show on the Rating History page either. Anyways, it was a good game and Alexp is a tough opponent.
by blackdogs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results not shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 3413

Re: Results not shown.

Sorry, having a senior moment, should be game No.g1105295262.
by blackdogs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results not shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 3413

Re: Results not shown.

The.result of game g1105295261 (Nerob v Blackdogs) which concluded on 3rd Dec 17 still has not shown up, except on the crosstable. Anybody else experience the same?
by blackdogs
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results not shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 3413

Results not shown.

Results are not showing up on the home screen or in rating history. Maybe it has to do with the server upgrade.
by blackdogs
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Having an "Abort" feature
Replies: 2
Views: 4655

Re: Having an "Abort" feature

There's no abort for tournaments on Chess.com. You can withdraw from a tournament and forfeit your remaining games and not lose rating points, unless it's a thematic tournament of more than 3 moves when you will lose points.
by blackdogs
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?
Replies: 2
Views: 3899

Re: ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?

No Red, I seldom use the notepad feature. I've seen a serious CC player fill books with his analysis. I'm not a perfectionist, although I do become somewhat obsessive with my hobbies, whatever they might be. At the moment it's chess, but purely on an entertainment level, in one recent tourney I play...
by blackdogs
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?
Replies: 2
Views: 3899

ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?

I have a slight tendency toward being a perfectionist and of course we all want to make the best or ar least a good move on the board, but in my case perfectionism spells PARAYSIS. I often come to a game and it just looks like a random jungle of pieces, sending my brain go into neutral. So I'll sear...
by blackdogs
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: This site is worth...
Replies: 5
Views: 6238

Re: This site is worth...

Or maybe $6,422. Best check again Red.
by blackdogs
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Rating History Graphs
Replies: 2
Views: 3715

Re: New Rating History Graphs

Mgilbert has a most abnormal Rating History graph. Mostly a players rating performance is close to expectations.
by blackdogs
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Rating History Graphs
Replies: 2
Views: 3715

New Rating History Graphs

Wow, these new graphs are excellent. They are the best I've seen, so well done Greg.
by blackdogs
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is the best number of games to have?
Replies: 9
Views: 11885

What is the best number of games to have?

it seems to be a case of quality versus quality, more games equals less time therefore lower quality. I've had up to 100 games which was too much to handle, so for me the ideal seems to be about 20. I am here for entertainment, and chess is the best! There is nothing better than jumping onto the iPa...
by blackdogs
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53086

Re: 2015 tournament

Oh come on itsmenow, 95% of the entrants know that they have little hope of qualifying for round 3. Just take a look at the rating of the guys who play in round 3, they're all bouncing off the the 3000 ceiling. For most it is an achievement to get to the second round.
by blackdogs
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 23466

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

Okay, I believe you :)
by blackdogs
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 23466

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

I'm confused, who actually is the troll here?
by blackdogs
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 53086

Re: 2015 tournament

Dontcare, if you want folk to mind their own business, why have you put this issue in the forum?
by blackdogs
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: "CHESS COACH" application.
Replies: 0
Views: 6353

"CHESS COACH" application.

It can analyse any position on the Social Chess app. Seems to be designed for cheating, although it does say that the opponent must agree to it being used. I can't see any opponent agreeing to it. The common profile page message is "no computer help!".
by blackdogs
Thu May 28, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 4th removed from Carlsen.
Replies: 3
Views: 10686

Re: 4th removed from Carlsen.

Best so far is beating PlayMagnus app at 9. Having to deliver checkmate is a bother though. Does 10 or 11 year old Magnus ever resign when in a hopeless position?
by blackdogs
Thu May 14, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: PLAY MAGNUS APPLICATION
Replies: 0
Views: 4636

PLAY MAGNUS APPLICATION

Just downloaded Play Magnus app and while it is rather humbling to lose to an engine tuned to play like an 8 year old I have eventually managed to defeat it at that setting. The best thing about the app is it's style of play. It plays very aggressively and seems to create chaos on the board. It's mo...
by blackdogs
Mon May 04, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Braunbear...is this brown bear for real??
Replies: 1
Views: 3866

Braunbear...is this brown bear for real??

Braunbear has started about 9 games and seems to have not made a single move! He has entered in the System Tournament but for what purpose? He will most likely time out all his games
by blackdogs
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Matches posted by "system"
Replies: 10
Views: 12610

Re: Matches posted by "system"

Beammeupscotty might enlighten us as he plays in most System Tournaments. Maybe it wasn't a System Tourney, but it is strange that the tournament disappeared and with 18 other entries :shock:
by blackdogs
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Matches posted by "system"
Replies: 10
Views: 12610

Re: Matches posted by "system"

:arrow:
by blackdogs
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Matches posted by "system"
Replies: 10
Views: 12610

Re: Matches posted by "system"

The System tournaments that I've seen listed have always been for 10 players only.
by blackdogs
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Matches posted by "system"
Replies: 10
Views: 12610

Re: Matches posted by "system"

I always assumed System tournaments were generated automatically. They seem to popular with players of all ratings. The tournament starts when 10 players have joined and will then disappear from the "start a game" page. As System tournaments have no rating restrictions there is always a tournament a...
by blackdogs
Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 4th removed from Carlsen.
Replies: 3
Views: 10686

4th removed from Carlsen.

Total Trivia...I played FM Greg Canfell (loss) who has played GM A Miles (draw) who's played GM G Kasparov who's played GM M Carlsen. Canfell is my highest rated OTB opponent so far.
I'm sure there are members here who can beat this :?
by blackdogs
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pairing error
Replies: 1
Views: 3748

Re: Pairing error

I see what you mean Ziggyblitz, THREE games as black and ONE game as white, something has gone wrong with the pairings :roll:
by blackdogs
Sat May 10, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Time out question
Replies: 5
Views: 6613

Re: Time out question

David, neither of us has ever timed out so we have never had the opportunity of attempting to move after our time has expired. At the moment I have a couple of games where opponents have exceeded their time but the games aren't terminated.
by blackdogs
Sat May 10, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Time out question
Replies: 5
Views: 6613

Time out question

My opponent has no time left, well actually he has minus 1 day 22 hours 18mins, but the game is still active. So I'd assume if he makes a move now then the game would continue. So when is a time out actually decisive?
by blackdogs
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating floor.
Replies: 1
Views: 2866

Rating floor.

I thought everyone received a rating floor, with the maximum being 2100 for exceeding 2300 points. However I'm playing an opponent (Ramesis) who has no rating floor. Just curious.

(BTW having a rating floor is a great idea, especially with the large number of time-outs we get.)
by blackdogs
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess 40,320
Replies: 2
Views: 4405

Re: Chess 40,320

I always randomise the pawns on the second and seventh ranks.