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by davidswhite
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 54643

Re: 2015 tournament and how to enjoin it.

If I understand the question,which I seriously doubt,the only way would be to file a restraining order with whichever court has juristriction. Also,'Don't Care' seems to have expected Greg to recognize his having joined the 2015 site tournament by pairing him up against some other player.I think th...
by davidswhite
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, in a limited way
Replies: 5
Views: 8304

Re: I am back, in a limited way

Joshua and Nils, I can't think of two nicer fellows to test my theory on. Oh,yes,my theory is that the less chess that I've been playing,which over the last 6 months has been not at all,the more confident I am that 2 quality players like yourselves will have your way with me. Anyway,playing you two ...
by davidswhite
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am still alive...
Replies: 7
Views: 10404

Re: I am still alive...

Joshua, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your parents and my sympathy for your incredible string of all-encompassing other disasters.Though you and I haven't played each other for a considerable time,I remember the excellent quality of your play and the value I attached to your comments and,...
by davidswhite
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2014 Site Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 9710

Re: 2014 Site Championship

I was incorrect when I posted that I'd never before resigned a game at Net-Chess.In 15 years I resigned over 30 games because my position was hopeless.

All I can with certainty claim is that I've never timed out a game,which is a far smaller accomplishment.

Regards,
David
by davidswhite
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2014 Site Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 9710

2014 Site Championship

For the 1st time since I joined Net-Chess nearly 15 years ago I feel compelled to resign my games. Believe me,I tried to continue but my 70th year has not been kind to me physically and I've found it impossible recently to devote the necessary time to concentrate on chess.I think that smoking for ov...
by davidswhite
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Chess News
Topic: There's a Tiny Event...
Replies: 8
Views: 12593

Re: There's a Tiny Event...

Nils,

as you know I've been there many times because of my marriage but not once for as good a reason as you're finding there now.

Bestest,
David
by davidswhite
Sat May 10, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Time out question
Replies: 5
Views: 6889

Re: Time out question

No, I believe the game is already over and it's just a server lag.
by davidswhite
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg, I have to withdraw from the 2013 Site Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 3575

Greg, I have to withdraw from the 2013 Site Championship

I've played in every one of the 10 championships and been fortunate enough to make the final round the last 9 times. My inability to play this year is strictly the result of personal considerations . Net-Chess will continue to be the only site with which I will be connected and my fondest wish for t...
by davidswhite
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday to Me
Replies: 6
Views: 7097

Re: Happy Birthday to Me

Greg, Belated Birthday wishes and many,many happy returns111 From the 1999 Inaugural Class ,in addition to Nils and myself,I can think of at least 2 others whose presence here continues uninterrupted 1.mluka and 2.knightmare. Jeff Jones was from the same Class of '99 and would,without the slightest ...
by davidswhite
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: My dad
Replies: 6
Views: 7433

Re: My dad

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. While I didn't know him for very long,the extensive comments we exchanged in the games we did play allowed me to gain some understanding of him. Initially we were brought together by Brian(islanderfan) because your dad was exploring a ...
by davidswhite
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 5624

Re: 2013

To everyone...the very best in 2013!!!

David
by davidswhite
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 3
Views: 5259

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

With all my heart I second langelli's sentiment.
by davidswhite
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: OK - I’ll go first.
Replies: 6
Views: 7207

Re: OK - I’ll go first.

Joshua, Even tho I'm still young, I have also made choices that have shaped my future....there is no turning back on the road you choose! I certainly agree with the thrust of your post but don't think it was your intention to lock anyone onto a misguided path (as a literal reading of your above sent...
by davidswhite
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Finally back and returning to the tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 3140

Finally back and returning to the tournament

Hello everyone, I'm at last able to resume playing(all facilities except for heat and hot water now functional) having today purchased an indoor electric heater which makes it bearable. I've e-mailed Greg requesting him to add the 12 days back to my clock which Sandy took from me.Eugene had taken it...
by davidswhite
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Kind of sad
Replies: 8
Views: 10101

Re: Kind of sad

Chris, I agree with everything you wrote(even the part about needing a break from chess). This month is my 13th anniversary on Net-Chess,same as Mike Luka and a host of others,and a million times over I couldn't express my gratitude enough to Greg for providing me a place to exercise my love of ches...
by davidswhite
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg, Storm Sandy - Please Add Time
Replies: 9
Views: 10484

Re: Greg, Storm Sandy - Please Add Time

Sorry, that's 'tenants' not 'tenents'.

David
by davidswhite
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg, Storm Sandy - Please Add Time
Replies: 9
Views: 10484

Re: Greg, Storm Sandy - Please Add Time

Greg, I'm sending this from my office since today is the 1st day I've been able to get back to it.I still have no power at my apartment building(706 apartments)which has been out since 7PM August 29th.Con Edison and my building owners have not yet given us an ETA of power.The building has been decla...
by davidswhite
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anyone know the name of this opening?
Replies: 6
Views: 7813

Re: Anyone know the name of this opening?

Joshua, You mean the KALASHNIKOV and the SVESHNIKOV,it's easy for us to slip up on these. Anyway,Andreas was right in identifying Brian's game as the Lowenthal Variation,not the Kalashnikov. The difference is that the Lowenthal is characterized by 5...a6 whereas the Kalashnikov substitutes 5...d6. B...
by davidswhite
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An Image Says It All
Replies: 286
Views: 180546

Re: An Image Says It All

General Forum Grandmaster Eugene, that palindrome of yours was a hoot to examine. At first blush it seemed to me that the 'S' in 'Sara' was integral to Sara but hadn't been properly matched off. Then I read your further post which clarified the 'S' as being the exact center of the palindrome and I r...
by davidswhite
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: A Difficult - Mate In 1
Replies: 4
Views: 14359

Re: A Difficult - Mate In 1

Eugene, I just now looked at this. I'd have to classify this not as a rule change but rather a rule clarification.When the rule was initially written,it never occurred to the drafters that the rule,as written,was incomplete since they would never have considered the possibility that the player with ...
by davidswhite
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An Image Says It All
Replies: 286
Views: 180546

Re: An Image Says It All

General Forum Grandmaster Eugene, we are not worthy!!! We are not worthy!!! Regardless,you should continue giving it to us. We're not unlike the old geezer who,after receiving his Social Security check,responds by saying out loud with some irritation "What is this xxxx!? I never earned it,I don't ne...
by davidswhite
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An Image Says It All
Replies: 286
Views: 180546

Re: An Image Says It All

Eugene, CBS TV's College Bowl,moderated by Robert Earle, actually played a role in my life's course. In the fall of 1962 I began my senior year in high school.In those days a person was permitted to apply to a maximum of 5 colleges.I had some pretty grandiose notions of where I would be going,none o...
by davidswhite
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An Image Says It All
Replies: 286
Views: 180546

Re: An Image Says It All

Eugene,

I know you wouldn't have posted this if it wasn't true. What a spectacular find! A 9 digit repeating number squared which yields an exact up/down product as this does would have been perfect for the old TV show, College Bowl!!!

Bestest,
David
by davidswhite
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess Overload !
Replies: 30
Views: 21307

Re: Chess Overload !

Joshua posted: "Shelby Lyman really made his claim to fame when he hosted the World Chess Championship Show for PBS during the Karpov-Kasparov matches of the 80s n 90s" I'm sorry,Joshua, but that's just too inaccurate to leave uncorrected. Shelby Lyman first burst to fame in the summer of 1972 when ...
by davidswhite
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess Overload !
Replies: 30
Views: 21307

Re: Chess Overload !

Just reading my comment would lead naturally to that conclusion.In fact, I still find 64 squares daunting enough for me and,while the openings cause me the most angst,I have no feeling that the playing field with my opponents is uneven. Fischer concocted 960 to eradicate in one swoop all the advanta...
by davidswhite
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess Overload !
Replies: 30
Views: 21307

Re: Chess Overload !

I do everything that iamachessstudent does with the exception of sticking to any particular opening book or one of my own construction(which I've never actually created). I,also,as does he,follow the weekly updated games on ChessBase 10 and print out any annotated games I think might prove useful fo...
by davidswhite
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An Image Says It All
Replies: 286
Views: 180546

Re: An Image Says It All

Eugene,
as your friend I thank you heartily for the wonderful gems.
As my employer,I blame you for David's regular lateness.
by davidswhite
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock
Replies: 8
Views: 8951

Re: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock

Thanks Greg,

that did the trick.
David
by davidswhite
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock
Replies: 8
Views: 8951

Re: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock

Greg,
I've tried twice to use the add time feature to the mluka game I'm concerned about.Each time I tried to add 29 days(the maximum it allows)and in neither instance was his clock altered.
Thanks for looking into this,
David
by davidswhite
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock
Replies: 8
Views: 8951

Re: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock

Brian,
I don't know what "point" you mean. This only applies to ongoing games and not to games in which one player has already timed out.
David
by davidswhite
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock
Replies: 8
Views: 8951

Re: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock

Thanks Greg,
I've now bookmarked this feature(after,of course,utilizing for my game with Mike).
David
by davidswhite
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An Image Says It All
Replies: 286
Views: 180546

Re: An Image Says It All

Eugene,

those last 2 stories are simply fantastic! and funny!!!
I'd ask you where you get some of this stuff but have to believe that you must go to a lot of trouble filtering out the pearls you give us from an ocean of duds.Thanks for your labors and please keep it coming.
Bestest,
David
by davidswhite
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock
Replies: 8
Views: 8951

Greg...Please Add Time To Mluka's Clock

Greg,

please add 30 days to Mike's clock in Game: g1105107871

Thank you,
David
by davidswhite
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ecperreault is our General Forum Grandmaster !
Replies: 2
Views: 3696

Ecperreault is our General Forum Grandmaster !

I know that no such designation actually exists but the sheer tonnage and diversity of informative and entertaining subjects on which Eugene has posted here,often in considerable detail,should not go unrecognized. Of late, he's broadened his scope to include such subjects as The Three Stooges(person...
by davidswhite
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2012 Net-Chess Tournament Round 2
Replies: 53
Views: 37319

Re: 2012 Net-Chess Tournament Round 2

For what it's worth I'd like to make a few observations. 1. When sorim was forced by circumstance( a 2 week business trip to India) to be unable to make a single move in round 2, the normal procedure would have been for him to notify the TD that he was withdrawing and the TD would have replaced him ...
by davidswhite
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg Reverse?
Replies: 15
Views: 11058

Re: Greg Reverse?

Brian, there have been many occasions when I've asked Greg to put additional time on Mike's clock and he's always complied without fanfare. In each instance the games involved were still ongoing...i.e. had not yet timed out. When you asked Greg if he was able to give back time in a game that was alr...
by davidswhite
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What was this?
Replies: 8
Views: 7749

Re: What was this?

Eugene, I've come close to losing to Mike(mluka)more than a few times in the 150 plus games we've played since we each joined this site in November,1999.However,he'd never won a game before and I'd probably won the last 50 games or more in a row. Still,Mike(certainly my oldest and probably my closes...
by davidswhite
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: g1105108295
Replies: 18
Views: 18162

Re: g1105108295

Eugene,

if you could make 6 quick forum posts before Brian makes his next one, you'll have caught up with him and overcome his nearly 9 and a half year head start.

:D
David
by davidswhite
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: g1105108295
Replies: 18
Views: 18162

Re: g1105108295

Brian,

40.Qxd6 looks like a certain winner for white(you).

bestest,
David
by davidswhite
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2012 Net-Chess Tournament Round 2
Replies: 53
Views: 37319

Re: 2012 Net-Chess Tournament Round 2

+Brian,
no poll was necessary...every single player in round two would have welcomed your advancement but only on one condition...that you be inserted into their group :-) :D
Bestest,
David
by davidswhite
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2012 Net-Chess Tournament Round 2
Replies: 53
Views: 37319

Re: 2012 Net-Chess Tournament Round 2

Eugene, all of your points are well taken by me(so,what else is new?) I believe that this particular issue would be permanently obviated if Greg built into the system the 15 day extension after the 50th move automatically instead of waiting for a specific request for same,as it now stands. Had apoll...
by davidswhite
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2012 Major League Toilet Bowl Team League
Replies: 15
Views: 14887

Re: 2012 Major League Toilet Bowl Team League

Eugene, I was almost completely asleep when I read this post of yours at about 5AM today. It was the sound of my own Out Loud laughter which fully awakened me!!! From your title the "2012 Major League Toilet Bowl Team League" to "...the truly terrible teams get off to great starts for a giggle" to"...
by davidswhite
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: David S White
Replies: 19
Views: 12787

Re: David S White

Over the last 4 or 5 days,for the sake of my mental health,I've avoided this forum just in case that recent forum agent provacoteur(unnamed) continued to pepper us with more of his incessant crap. Finding the coast clear today,I got down to getting current on the latest goings on in the General For...
by davidswhite
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ecperreault
Replies: 38
Views: 9353

Re: ecperreault

If other responses are made in the time you are typing yours you have to hit submit a second time to make your comment post. Don't know for certain,but this may have happened. If you don't post much,you may not have realized that. cmulligan You're right,that's what must have happened.Thank you for t...
by davidswhite
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ecperreault
Replies: 38
Views: 9353

Re: ecperreault

Greg,

about 5AM,March 2nd,I posted a comment on this thread.
Because I very rarely post and NEVER use profanity, I have to ask you ... what happened to my comment since it seems to have vanished?

Best wishes,
David
by davidswhite
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: To Islanderfan
Replies: 5
Views: 3086

Re: To Islanderfan

Re: To Islanderfan Postby iamachessstudent » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:21 pm Very good stuff Nightmare! Joshua, obviously I haven't been following the forum this past month but I hope it's not too late to comment on your post. Inadvertently,I'm certain, you wrote "Nightmare" instead of "Knightmare", and I...
by davidswhite
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg,please restart 2011 final rd. with correct qualifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 6256

Greg,please restart 2011 final rd. with correct qualifiers

Hi Greg, sisterofmercy.cnita,and kornelius didn't qualify in 2011(they did in 2010) but are showing as having advanced to the 2011 final round. Jpost,tdanecki,and battousai did qualify for the 2011 final round but have not been advanced. Please right this egregious wrong with the utmost of dispatch ...
by davidswhite
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Finals tournament 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 6682

2011 Final Rd. Site Championship

Andreas,

your solution(to restart with the correct players,I mean) is,in fact, the
ONLY solution.

My regards,
David
by davidswhite
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ZAPPER MADNESS
Replies: 85
Views: 31974

Joshua's observation about srarcity of forum postings here

I share Nil's explanation for posting so rarely at Net-Chess. On a host of other chess forums my participation is equally lackluster and confined almost entirely to reacting occasionally to other people's comments. Joshua, I believe that a lively forum is a good thing and wish that time allowed me t...
by davidswhite
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg... please advise
Replies: 1
Views: 2344

Greg... please advise

Greg,

since all 1st round games of the 2011 site championship are now completed,
could you give us some idea of when to expect the 2nd round will begin?

Thanks and regards,
David