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by cornstalk
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess opening theory web site(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 3774

Chess opening theory web site(s)

I would like to call attention to a new website, collection of 32 websites, really, devoted to chess opening theory. See chesstheory.org, after which you can navigate to any one of 32 content areas that together span the entirety of the chess openings. The site is really a web app, which enables use...
by cornstalk
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

I too, am a USCF certified TD and have organized 77 USCF rated tournaments to date. I'm very familiar with the rules. You are incorrect in your assertion that time is never added except for rule violations. The one that applies in this case is games with multiple time controls, the equivalent of 50...
by cornstalk
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

Yes, well, I'm plenty angry by the fundamental unfairness of what just happened; particularly with my opponent for not having the decency to ask me first if I would agree to a time extension. I could play on defeat him in this difficult but technically won ending (two bishops are vastly superior to ...
by cornstalk
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

If the extra time that you obtained isn't subtracted, I'll leave and never play on this site again. Isn't your primary complaint that you thought I was changing the rules to suit one player? You should obviously know I can't change the actual rules just to help you out. I'm sorry you didn't underst...
by cornstalk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

islanderfan wrote:Cornstalk grow up what are you playing for money??
No; but every single game I play, I play to win. If you don't, I suggest you take up pinochle.
by cornstalk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

islanderfan wrote:Cornstalk grow up what are you playing for money??
No; but every single game I play, I play to win. If you don't, I suggest you take up pinochle.
by cornstalk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

islanderfan wrote:Buh bye. Oh and make sure you thank the wammmmmbbbbbuuuuuuulance you pansy. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Say what you like, buddy; I play a hell of a lot better game of chess than you do.
by cornstalk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

Re: tournament rules

If I sign up for a tournament I usually read the rules first in order to know about "surprises" in advance. In this case those rules tell "For each round each player will be given exactly 60 days of think time (this is the equivelant of 60d+0d). Time may be added to finish a long game if needed, bu...
by cornstalk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

Slowblunder is right: it's all in the rules In our game cornstalk-jasperp, my ( former) friend remarks as you can read- because I won't move for a couple of days probably- "the hell with you"... What am I still doing here when someone wishes me to hell? Cornstalk, please take your words back!! Greg...
by cornstalk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

There's time added, because I asked Greg to do. It's an interesting endgame, according to me. And what's the fun of winning by time out? I don't understand what the problem is of 15 days added. The more because in august, when the tournament started, I wasn't able to move during almost 2 weeks.. Gr...
by cornstalk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 47219

Why has time been added?

Why do I suddenly discover that 15 days have been added to both player's time in Game g1104853771, cornstalk-jasperp, which is an ongoing game in the 2007 semifinals? My opponent was getting ready to time out with less than 8 hours remaining, now he has all the time in the world? I might have played...
by cornstalk
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Missing archive games
Replies: 1
Views: 3969

Missing archive games

I was under the impression that all games are archived. But there are very many recent games of mine that I can't find in the archive. What's the problem?
by cornstalk
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help I don't understand....
Replies: 14
Views: 14573

Greetings ghorn, I understand the site as this is not my first username, by to answer your question of why 3000, it is because that is the highest possible rating a grandmaster can get. π Definitely not true. There is no upper limit on Elo, only on this site. However it is true that none (in real ...
by cornstalk
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: orangutan fans club
Replies: 24
Views: 29123

Re: orangutan fans club

what is the best reply for black after 1-b4? I thought this was called the Polish. In any case, this opening is crap. The right way to play against it is 1...e5 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxe5 Nf6. Notice that Black is now a tempo ahead, thanks to White's long-winded bishop development. Black soon continues wi...
by cornstalk
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Help with King's Gambit
Replies: 6
Views: 26096

Hello Petit, I don't know if the theory is there, but below two games: [Event "Schneider Bohemia Open"] [Site "Pilsen CZE"] [Date "2001.08.25"] [EventDate "2001.08.18"] [Round "8"] [Result "0-1"] [White "P Neumann"] [Black "J Jirka"] [ECO "C30"] [WhiteElo "2438"] [BlackElo "2292"] [PlyCount "80"] 1...
by cornstalk
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Help with King's Gambit
Replies: 6
Views: 26096

Re: Help with King's Gambit

Can somebody help me with this line of the King's Gambit: 1.e5 e5; 2.f4 d6?! I know it's dubious and I usually get a fine game, but I feel like I'm missing something, and my small, old, out-dated text doesn't touch it. After Nf3, I've seen Bg4 (then ... f5 in one game!), g6, Nc6, Nd7 -- well, just ...
by cornstalk
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Update on Jeff Jones
Replies: 28
Views: 36182

Sunlight on the garden.

The sunlight on the garden Hardens and grows cold, We cannot cage the minute Within its nets of gold; When all is told We cannot beg for pardon. Our freedom as free lances Advances towards its end; The earth compels, upon it Sonnets and birds descend; And soon, my friend, We shall have no time for d...
by cornstalk
Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Stereotypical Chess Players
Replies: 16
Views: 18916

Re: Stereotypical Chess Players

A friend of mine expressed surprise the other day upon hearing that I enjoyed playing chess. (We were having a conversation about Fantasy Baseball, aka Rotisserie Baseball, and how time consuming it was--and I threw in that not only did I have to manage two fantasy baseball teams, but I had approxi...
by cornstalk
Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dead draw - S.O.S GMiller
Replies: 5
Views: 7137

The 50 move rule isn't automatically enforced, you have to request a draw. I've offered a draw from both sides and added a little time so you won't time out while waiting. It should be possible to claim a draw, based on sufficient grounds. However, there is no "50 move rule" anymore; some pawnless ...
by cornstalk
Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: To all my freinds at Net Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 13378

All the best, dear chessfriend.
by cornstalk
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unified World Chess Champion
Replies: 4
Views: 6858

Re: Unified World Chess Champion

Congratulations to Vladimir Kramnik on becoming the Unified World Chess Champion. It is just a pitty that the Topalov team had falsely accused Kramnik of cheating. In the light of this I unfortunately think Topalov will best be remembered as the player "that went down the toilet" Best regards Herlo...
by cornstalk
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Use of engines in matchs
Replies: 10
Views: 10654

Dear maxsource, You unfortunately placed your head into a hornets nest! There are 2 main followings as far as i could ascertain. The first are those people who wish not to play over the board classic chess, but prefer to play correspondence chess with otb rules (that would NOT include the use of ch...
by cornstalk
Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Little popup boards
Replies: 8
Views: 10132

Re: Little popup boards

If you're using IE or Firefox (probably most other modern browsers as well) you'll see a popup of the board when you mouse over the URL for a game. For now it's just the games it's your move in on the main page, the "Top Followed Games", and the games listed on the "My Games" page. I just want to m...
by cornstalk
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: chessbase advantages??!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 31990

Re: chessbase advantages??!!!

Once again I am playing a player who is using a chessbase engine to figure out his/her moves. This players name is bschardein /// I was kind of wondering when I checked his USCF rating out at around 1300 and his site rating here is around 2600+....now that is truly cheating...he even admitted it to...
by cornstalk
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Siliconthelion?
Replies: 6
Views: 7589

Re: Siliconthelion?

It looks to me that this player (easy identified) has used silicon power to subyugate his oponents during the tournament. Altough its practically imposible to figure it out, what benefit its for the glory of its computer not for the mind? :? I have respect for players but I just can't deny the fact...
by cornstalk
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Budapest gambit.
Replies: 3
Views: 17998

A good line against the Budapest

After 3...Ng4, one of White's better lines is 4. e3 Nxe4 5. Nh3. With the white pieces, I won a nice game in the 1999 US Absolute (I think I recall the year correctly) from CC-IM John Mousessian using this line. The h3 knight went to d5 and then I ran my f-pawn to f6 (with tempo since Mousessian had...
by cornstalk
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: when to resign?
Replies: 16
Views: 16319

resigning too soon

Once in a rated OTB game, I played 1. d4 and my opponent immediate resigned. A player standing by remarked, "I knew that 1. d4 was a strong move, but I didn't realize how strong!" But really, who cares when the opponent resigns? All you can do is play the chess and try hard to score. If your opponen...
by cornstalk
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17184

Re: idea

pe wrote:maybe we need a committee here to prevent these 'lousy questions' here, so as they do not take up the precious time of our beloved mister muabdib.

peter
Take it easy. When Masters speak, novices do well to listen, even if what is said contains some irritation.
by cornstalk
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is a 3 move repetition?
Replies: 16
Views: 17184

Re: Lousy question

Hey Albert, your last question was a really lousy one. What the hell has the number of squares to do with a repetition of moves? Please next time before asking look to the FIDE website first. I mean before asking where the holes in the Emmenthal (cheese) come from. This appears to be a slight over-...
by cornstalk
Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help with Teaching?
Replies: 8
Views: 10780

Teaching kids

I've coached elementary school kids for the past 14 years or so with great success, and being the opinionated person that I am, I have some advice. 1. You job is to facilite of the kid's learning, not to be the font of all chess wisdom. "Monkey see, monkey do" is the most powerful principle of human...
by cornstalk
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: castles
Replies: 10
Views: 12660

If I am not mistaken, don't you have to move your king first then your rook in an OTB game when castling? PS: Beez, I'll take that all pawns game now if you still have the move list to set it up... -Monarch I'm not sure what the rule is now, but there was a time when moving the rook first was O.K.,...
by cornstalk
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Suspending games for a week????
Replies: 4
Views: 5874

Re: Out of Town

The policy is certainly clear, but it is one of the few things I dislike about the site. Yes, you should be able to take off a fixed number of days per year here, just as you are in serious correspondence play. I take long (2 weeks or more) vacations, and that makes it very difficult to engage in p...
by cornstalk
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ratings
Replies: 22
Views: 23030

ratings here totally suck

The ratings here totally suck, but not because defeating a lower-rated opponent (losing to higher-rated opponent) can make your rating fall (rise) when you are provisional. That can happen in USCF too. I don't fully understand what Greg is doing here, but after I left the site in, oh, the year 2000,...
by cornstalk
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Replies: 16
Views: 16109

A story.

(In my last post, I meant "a draw offer WHEN the opponent is on move," not "THEN"). I have a story that is relevant to this thread. White played 1. e4, and Black, the much weaker player, immediately resigned. Black signed his scoresheet, circled "Black won," and handed the scoresheet to his opponent...
by cornstalk
Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Replies: 16
Views: 16109

The status quo is satisfactory.

We can talk forever about sportsmanship, but I would not want to play on a site where the admin took it upon himself to assign penalties based on his personal notions of that vague concept. Let's have a clear set of rules and stick by them. I think it is entirely satisfactory that a draw offer can O...
by cornstalk
Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sumdeus is playing well
Replies: 10
Views: 11422

I too am somewhat put off by this self-aggrandizing handle, "sumdeus." However, it is worth pointing out that this handle is not exactly blasphemous. It does not say "Dominus Deus sum," (I am the Lord God), only "Deus sum" (I am A god). The latter blasphemes only against the Hellenistic religion, wh...
by cornstalk
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Replies: 16
Views: 16109

Legality, not sportsmanship, is the question.

In this thread here is too much concern for sportsmanship and too little for rules. It is the latter which must govern outcomes in games of chess. I've thought about this case, and I've decided that Greg's is correct in his decision to let play continue in the disputed game. Here on net-chess, there...
by cornstalk
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: We need an arbiter!
Replies: 21
Views: 21274

Re: We need an arbiter!

I am rather tired of having to watch my opponent drag on theoretical draws forever and forcing the 50 move rule to decide in the end. This is simply lacking sportsmanship. So what? The object of this game is TO WIN, not only to win when your opponent is sporting. Just beat them and go on to the nex...
by cornstalk
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: so which browser r u using
Replies: 15
Views: 16235

Microsoft Sucks

I detest Microsoft and its badly designed, poorly documented, one-size-fits-all software. At home I run Linux. To access this site I use Konqueror. At work, where I have no choice but to use a Windows 2000 machine, I use Firefox. It is more secure than Internet Explorer, which repeatedly allows my m...
by cornstalk
Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

Message for bret

Well, bret, that is a pretty good story! My memory has always been a blunt instrument, and I have to admit that I sort of remember playing someone named "bret," but I don't remember a thing about the games. I would appreciate your sending me the games if you have them (post them here or write to cor...
by cornstalk
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27913

No, >I< aplogize!

juselton,

Sorry if that was testy. My time to apologize, not yours.

My chess accomplishments are very slight, but like you, I do love the game.

Best.
by cornstalk
Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27913

I guess we can forget how all the pundits pronounce Botvinnik, if Kasparov says BOT-vin-nik---thats good enough for me. Dear juselton, I am not a pundit, just someone trying to figure out how to pronounce, properly, some chess-related proper names. But if, as you avow, you yourself are not curious ...
by cornstalk
Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27913

Just correction about Botvinnik, you would prononce it just as it is written and it is certainly not: bot-VEEN-ik. I would write Alehin in this way and not Alechin, but it depends what language you are using to spell. Thank you for that correction about Botvinnik,but which syllable gets the accent....
by cornstalk
Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27913

Maroczy! My kingdom for a Maroczy!

I keep asking, and no one replies, how does one say Maroczy? :(
by cornstalk
Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27913

Maroczy?

Thanks for Scheveningen. I had had no idea.

Now who knows Maroczy? The only clue I have is that is once knew a Zieliaskewicz who pronounced her name "zell-uh-SKEV-itch." So does that make it "MAHR-o-chee?"
by cornstalk
Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of chess names
Replies: 20
Views: 27913

Pronunciation of chess names

Pronunciation in chess isn't easy to learn. Pirc isn't "Pirk," its "Pierts." It isn't "NAZH-dorf," it's NAI-dorf. Euwe isn't Yooie, its UEH-ve (a little like oeuvre). It isn't Bo-GOL-yoo-bov, it's bo-gol-YOO-bov. It isn't BOT-vinn-ik, it's bot-VEEN-ik (am I right about that one?) Steiner is pronounc...
by cornstalk
Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 26150

Broad agreement with the original post, but...

This topic is often a contentious one, because it attracts a certain kind of iron-jawed person :evil: convinced that he is more righteous than everyone else, that his opponents are cheating and that correspondence chess is dying because of computers :cry: . He sees computers beating top GMs in quick...
by cornstalk
Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When to Resign
Replies: 28
Views: 30026

Yeah, it's me.

It's me all right. :)
by cornstalk
Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When to Resign
Replies: 28
Views: 30026

1. d4, Black resigns.

I once sat down to a game of rated chess, played 1. d4 and punched the clock; whereupon, my opponent resigned! Someone watching the game said, "I knew that 1. d4 was a strong move, but I didn't realize HOW strong!" In correspondence chess, which is what play here at slowchess.com is, it is often wis...
by cornstalk
Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is your favorite Opening as White?
Replies: 33
Views: 37492

Yes, really!

Could you not conisder the Dutch defence a sort of reversed sicilian though?? While the Dutch mirrors the Sicilian geometrically, I don't think it's at all analogous in terms of what it achieves, or aims for, positionally. I play the Leningrad Dutch myself, but I think it's fair to say that Black r...