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by gcohen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Match requiring a minimum rating
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Match requiring a minimum rating

I posted a 2-person match a couple of days ago. I required a minimum rating of 2600. Someone signed up for it who has a rating below 2600. (Is that supposed to happen?) Further, this someone is playing something like 262 games at once. He has a default rate of about 31%. He signed up for one of my m...
by gcohen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Follow tournaments?
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Follow tournaments?

But we do have that feature -
we can write in the name of the Opening/Variation, and then the initial defining moves.
by gcohen
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 14
Views: 19018

Re: MY ONE WISH

Good grief~~le mieux est l'enemi du bon~~if it ain't broke don't fix it.
A tempest in a teapot.
I would suggest that internet chess sites are not responsible
for chessplayers' refusal to set up a real board with real pieces.
Use the zoom.
by gcohen
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is This a Net-Chess First ???.....
Replies: 4
Views: 5103

Re: Is This a Net-Chess First ???.....

ketchup: we arranged everything so as not to lose any rating points...
abiodum: looking forward to it!
by gcohen
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is This a Net-Chess First ???.....
Replies: 4
Views: 5103

Re: Is This a Net-Chess First ???.....

It wasn't my fault...
by gcohen
Thu May 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 14
Views: 19018

Re: MY ONE WISH

Playing Chess by burning-out your eyeballs looking at a computer screen is not the proper way.
Set up the position on a real chessboard, in order to study the position.
This allows for analysis and fewer mistakes.
by gcohen
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Site newcomer or potential danger...?
Replies: 4
Views: 4516

Re: Site newcomer or potential danger...?

It's now "wapedkef".
Websites charge for advertising.
Why not charge him $100 per month, or kick him off the site?
Once this starts, Greg, there will be no stopping it.
by gcohen
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Having an "Abort" feature
Replies: 2
Views: 4159

Having an "Abort" feature

When I went to investigate 2 other sites, chess.com and chess24.com, I discovered they incorporate this feature. Namely: if you do not want to play with the person you are matched up with, for whatever reason: too weak, too strong, you've played that person before and didn't like his/her attitude, y...
by gcohen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Subscription
Replies: 9
Views: 17428

Re: Subscription

chess.com has a lot of good stuff. I played a little, there, for a while, and was willing to pay $7.99 a month at a time, for 2 or 3 months, in order to look at their instruction videos. Then I discovered I could get all I wanted for free on youtube. I gave it up because the people there are mostly ...
by gcohen
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Donald and Hillary walk into a bar
Replies: 2
Views: 13234

Re: Donald and Hillary walk into a bar

Very good, Greg!
by gcohen
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Donald and Hillary walk into a bar
Replies: 2
Views: 13234

Donald and Hillary walk into a bar

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walk in to a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, “The media is really tearing you apart for that Scandal.” Hillary: “You mean my lying about Benghazi?” Trump: “No, the other one.” Hillary: “You mean the massive voter fraud?” Trump: “No, the ot...
by gcohen
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 19492

Re: Same Old Beef

knightmare:

you've said this before and it's a total crock.
your attitude is sophomoric, and the only person your are "psyching"
is yourself, into having delusions of grandeur.
by gcohen
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 19492

Re: Same Old Beef

If everyone adopts #2 then new players will never get any games going I detect a lack of logic in your statement, mr. ketchup. It is not my responsibility to engage with new players. There will always be enough people who will do it. It ought to be clear that my statements were directed to those of ...
by gcohen
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 19492

Re: Same Old Beef

The solution is very simple: 1) Always check out the profile. I discovered that many people don't, and some don't even know how. 2) Never sign up for a match with a new player, whether 1-on-1 or including others whom you know. 3) Never play 30+2 matches unless you REALLY need the time. 4) Best: neve...
by gcohen
Wed May 04, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How To Send a Message To a Fellow Net-Chess Member ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4340

Re: How To Send a Message To a Fellow Net-Chess Member ?

and I need to learn how to type...
by gcohen
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess.com vs I.C.C.
Replies: 5
Views: 5570

Re: Chess.com vs I.C.C.

I agree with you Greg. I never did sign on for anything with ICCF, both because of the long time controls and also because my contact told me there was a certain drop-out rate. You put in a lot of time on a game and it ends up being wasted. What I like about net-chess is you can set your own time co...
by gcohen
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess.com vs I.C.C.
Replies: 5
Views: 5570

Re: Chess.com vs I.C.C.

P.S. it occurred to me that I automatically read ICC as meaning ICCF.
I don't know if there is an ICC.
My comments referred to the ICCF.
by gcohen
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess.com vs I.C.C.
Replies: 5
Views: 5570

Re: Chess.com vs I.C.C.

I investigated ICC. Someone got back to me, gave me the low-down, was very friendly and helpful. There are several types of matches; long time controls. It is for players who take their CC seriously. If one joins, one has to be patient---this assumes you really play and study your games seriously an...
by gcohen
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game, 1883
Replies: 2
Views: 9537

Re: Game, 1883

Thanks Greg!
I am not at all knowledgeable about these apps and terminology:
PGN, GUI, etc...I have no idea what they mean.
This is a great discovery!
by gcohen
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game, 1883
Replies: 2
Views: 9537

Game, 1883

[On Winawer v Englisch, London, 1883, W E Napier stated that ‘it was a revelation when first I studied its deliberate beauty while a boy enthusiast; and it never seems to stale.’]: ‘The most important single game ever played, I think." 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bc6 dc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 Bf3 7....
by gcohen
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 21971

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

You mean you didn't get it?
That's serious..
Here's a clue:

'whocares'
by gcohen
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 21971

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

Yes it's too bad. Most of the people seem to be quite all knotted-up into themselves. Incapable of sending a greeting or responding to one. No one seems interested in discussing anything or exchanging ideas. I will say, though, that I HAVE met several nice, civilized people. As for our friend, the l...
by gcohen
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 21971

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

I do so believe, Cliff.
If he is so unhappy here--and he is--
why doesn't he just f-f-f-f-fade away?
by gcohen
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 21971

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

He has a persecution complex but he's not phlegmatic:

Cool was his kitchen, but his brains were hot.
John Dryden
by gcohen
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Losing on time when site would not allow me on.
Replies: 16
Views: 21971

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

Yeah..pull yourself together and take it like a man.
Stop your whining and sniveling.
You're getting old.
Somebody put this schmuck out of his misery.
by gcohen
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 11114

Re: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?

More Tartakower:

"Dubious, therefore playable."
"Obvious, therefore dubious."
by gcohen
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: problem in match m1443337989
Replies: 1
Views: 3437

Re: problem in match m1443337989

this is the number of the game that is showing: g1105232911
so the missing one, which I have not been able to find,
will end in either -910 or -912
by gcohen
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: problem in match m1443337989
Replies: 1
Views: 3437

problem in match m1443337989

I am having (+/-) the same type of problem as outlined in a previous post
by gambitqueen.
This is a 2-game match with kaloev:
my game as Black has disappeared and in its place,
a game between 2 other players.
by gcohen
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adding Time
Replies: 2
Views: 4089

Re: Adding Time

Thanks; I was able to do it.
by gcohen
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 49286

Re: 2015 tournament

to jpost;

Danke well
by gcohen
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adding Time
Replies: 2
Views: 4089

Adding Time

I want to add time to a couple of games.
The link I was given--

net-chess.com/addtime.cgi

is not working: I get a blank page which says
"location: login.cgi"

How am I supposed to do this?
Thanks
by gcohen
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 49286

Re: 2015 tournament

post-scriptum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9FBQ1O5F8k do the walls close in to suffocate ya you ain't got no friends, and all the others they hate ya the life you been leadin' gotta go well let me straighten you out about a place I know... *******************************************************...
by gcohen
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 49286

Re: 2015 tournament

But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much.

John Dryden
by gcohen
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: opening books
Replies: 4
Views: 5655

Re: opening books

I do it all the time!
by gcohen
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: exhanges
Replies: 1
Views: 3380

Re: exhanges

My understanding is:

Assuming everything else on the board is equal:

-Rook and Pawn for 2 pieces is equal
-2 pieces are better than a Rook
-2 Rooks are better than a Queen

-if you gain a Pawn, you're ahead.
by gcohen
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: chess
Replies: 1
Views: 8096

Re: chess

Welcome! it's nice to see such enthusiasm.
by gcohen
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 49286

Re: 2015 tournament

This is priceless.
by gcohen
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 49286

Re: 2015 tournament

yes, yes, yes, but we all thought you didn't care, see?
by gcohen
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Posting Matches
Replies: 3
Views: 4837

Re: Posting Matches

Thanks gm...
I think I've got it working, now.
by gcohen
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Posting Matches
Replies: 3
Views: 4837

Posting Matches

I am repeatedly told I made a Syntax error...
I don't understand what the software wants from me.

I posted:
1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 and it was rejected.

I closed the space between number and move:

1.e4 e5 2.d4 ~rejected.

What does the system want from me?
I haven't had this problem in the past.
by gcohen
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 8340

Re: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio

to: noggin

Thanks for the tip.
by gcohen
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Matches posted by "system"
Replies: 10
Views: 11525

Re: Matches posted by "system"

Ahhhhhh!!!
No wonder..
There doesn't appear to be a word anywhere about these matches.
Now I know!
Thanks very much for the clarification!
by gcohen
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Matches posted by "system"
Replies: 10
Views: 11525

Re: Matches posted by "system"

About 30 readers and no answer.
Matches continue to be posted.
I am curious as to what this is about.
gmiller? any explanation?
by gcohen
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Matches posted by "system"
Replies: 10
Views: 11525

Matches posted by "system"

Who is system? THIS system...net-chess? Joined 1999; last logged in 2001. Has posted many matches in the last few months; people always sign up; nothing ever happens. Not one game to his credit. Matches disappear off the board before the required number of people sign up. Can anyone explain why this...
by gcohen
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What have happen with Net-Chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 18634

Re: What have happen with Net-Chess?

Not having received any answer, I deleted them after a while.
by gcohen
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What have happen with Net-Chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 18634

Re: What have happen with Net-Chess?

Three observations: 1-Maybe a lot of players here don't even bother to look into the forum. Many of them are taciturn, don't respond to greetings, and obviously take it very badly when losing. 2-Lifeless, it is. I posted 2 questions about some variations, asking for some help from some stronger play...
by gcohen
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Timing out
Replies: 9
Views: 12454

Re: Timing out

I was unclear--by "can't bring themselves to resign" I was referring only to those who time-out. As for the time-outs, there is no doubt in my mind: apart from some who may have personal situations preventing them from continuing with the game, I am convinced their problem is psychological-- they ca...
by gcohen
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Timing out
Replies: 9
Views: 12454

Re: Timing out

Greg Miller is not interested--I know from experience. But I can't say I blame him. He can do nothing about the psycho-pathology of Chess-players. Chess brings out petty neurotic behavior in some people. It is clear that playing on this site are a number of people who just cannot bring themselves to...
by gcohen
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 8340

Re: USCF NM James Schroeder from Cleveland, Ohio

Hi Cliff, JS published a little Bulletin with games, musings, advice, 4 to 6 times a year. I myself thought it quite instructive, and indeed fascinating. Harry Lyman, mentor of the Boylston Chess Club (and uncle of Shelby Lyman) thought so too. You can find some of H Lyman's games at chessgames.com-...