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by energy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: HPI Identity Leak Checker
Replies: 8
Views: 3113

Re: HPI Identity Leak Checker

However... Some lowlife scum praying on the innocent tried to bully me to send him $900 in bitcoins recently. Had my password (which was 8 characters long) and tried to use that to convince me he had hacked my machine. The sad truth is that a lot of non-technical people will probably believe this id...
by energy
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Favorite Openings?!
Replies: 8
Views: 7058

Re: Favorite Openings?!

1.d4 exclusively here. I like the closed openings, like Kings Indian. Against 1.e4 I play the Caro or 1...e5, but there's a scary amount of crazy openings you need to know after the latter. Against 1.d4 it's almost always 1...d5 and classical queen pawn openings. I can't get a good handle on Nimzo-I...
by energy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: Lichess.org has grown into the BEST chess site ever.
Replies: 5
Views: 13069

Re: Lichess.org has grown into the BEST chess site ever.

Seems Lichess is mainly for live chess and variants. If you only evaluate the smart phone app, you will miss incredibly much, but even there you can play casual games as well as rated, in real time, correspondence as well as unlimited time limits. I suggest you check it out in your browser though, ...
by energy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Chess News
Topic: 10 of the world's top 12...
Replies: 1
Views: 4288

Re: 10 of the world's top 12...

redketchuplover wrote:will battle in Norway beginning June 6 at 10 am eastern usa time. First prize is 70K euros.
http://norwaychess.no/en/
by energy
Sun May 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: Lichess.org has grown into the BEST chess site ever.
Replies: 5
Views: 13069

Lichess.org has grown into the BEST chess site ever.

I will always love Net-Chess. But http://lichess.org is amazingly vibrant and totally free. They have a smartphone app for playing games, but do NOT forego using the website as well. It has so many functions and options it even blows away sites like chess.com! Did I mention it's free as in no money ...
by energy
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Shredder and Chess Puzzles
Replies: 3
Views: 15887

Re: Shredder and Chess Puzzles

I have the Burt Hochberg "Award Winning Chess Problems" It gives exclusively white to mate in two problems. Since Imreallylousy, I find most of them difficult. I've set them up in Shredder but it seems not to be able to handle them. Am I asking too much of Shredder?? Lol! I think this must be a PEB...
by energy
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 58756

Re: 2015 tournament and how to enjoin it.

My own time constraints have been so unforgiving that I,too,failed to pitch in when it might have helped. Best regards and a Happy New Year to all I still know at Net-Chess !!! David Happy New Year to you too, David! I just survived two months of an insane work load.... It feels strange to come out...
by energy
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: netchess/slowchess web page colors
Replies: 4
Views: 9038

Re: netchess/slowchess web page colors

You can do it yourself!
by energy
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 13391

Re: Your Favorite Chess Quote ... ?

Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.

- Siegbert Tarrasch
by energy
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back!!
Replies: 3
Views: 7236

Re: I am back!!

I was wondering if I should start to get worried! Glad to see you're back and ready to kick some :!: :!: :!: ... Just don't make it mine, ok? :mrgreen:
by energy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Endgame: bishop vs. knight
Replies: 6
Views: 23683

Re: Endgame: bishop vs. knight

which piece is stronger in this position, the bishop or the knight? what the result would be? http://net-chess.com/images/lwsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lbsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lwsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lbsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lwsq.jpg http://net-chess.com...
by energy
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy...
Replies: 5
Views: 12020

Re: Happy...

redketchuplover wrote:March and good-bye to all. Thanks for the games. Behave yourselves but not too much :mrgreen:
Leaving? Hope you're alright... :?:
by energy
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, in a limited way
Replies: 5
Views: 9466

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 energy
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, in a limited way
Replies: 5
Views: 9466

Re: I am back, in a limited way

Hello all! I am back, part time and have posted a few invites.. Slower time controls, but I'm just getting back into living my life, and want to see if I still have the hunger to play! So accept and lets HAVE SOME FUN! im good to be back n thanks! Joshua Hi Joshua. Nice to see you back. I'll play y...
by energy
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Surprising endgame
Replies: 1
Views: 7405

Re: Surprising endgame

That was very nice! Thanks for sharing it.
by energy
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What have happen with Net-Chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 22125

Re: What have happen with Net-Chess?

gcohen wrote: I posted 2 questions about some variations, asking for some help from
some stronger playerswho may possess advanced Opening materials, and got nada in response.
Can't find them. Are you sure you asked in these forums?
by energy
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 4th removed from Carlsen.
Replies: 3
Views: 11957

Re: 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 :? I played on 4th board when he played on 6th board for the same ...
by energy
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Chess News
Topic: World Mind Games Online
Replies: 0
Views: 5559

World Mind Games Online

World Mind Games Online is a free online tournament with prizes. The Chess part is played at Chess.com and the rules are here . 1st round qualification games start 0:05 AM, 6:05 AM, 12:05 PM and 6:05 PM (Eastern Time: 3:05 AM, 9:05 AM, 3:05 PM and 9:05 PM) every day for 28 days (until October 12). ...
by energy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Chess News
Topic: FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15
Replies: 1
Views: 5878

Re: FIDE Grand Prix 2014/15

4 events. 16 players. 12/event. All 3 events/player count. prize fund 120K euros/event. overall money is down 960K from the last cycle. Ketchup, you should try this new handy thing on the internet. It's called the "Link": It works like this ... Pretty fancy, don't you think? I'm sure it will revolu...
by energy
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2014 Site Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 10930

Re: 2014 Site Championship

Fellows,I'm sorry for turning out to be such a wuss but I think that,if you know me,you''ll know how hard a decision this was for me. All my very bestest, David White Hi David, I think you made the right decision. It should be fun to play, not a burden. I have myself scaled down because of time iss...
by energy
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Chess News
Topic: There's a Tiny Event...
Replies: 8
Views: 14040

Re: There's a Tiny Event...

Hi all. Sorry for no updates, but I was very busy as a volunteer. I worked in the background for the bulletin/website and live sending, trying to find the interesting games and episodes during play. The election was a farce. Kasparov's campaign was aimed at the wrong target; other players instead of...
by energy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Chess News
Topic: There's a Tiny Event...
Replies: 8
Views: 14040

Re: There's a Tiny Event...

redketchuplover wrote:love to here about it. thanks :mrgreen:
The big election coming up...
by energy
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Chess News
Topic: There's a Tiny Event...
Replies: 8
Views: 14040

Re: There's a Tiny Event...

redketchuplover wrote:going on in Tromso now :mrgreen:
And I'm there! 8)
by energy
Fri May 16, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: Chess24
Replies: 2
Views: 7802

Re: Chess24

Too bad about the Olympiad's current money matters. Just politics. We have the money, but the current crop was voted in on saving government spending, so this is an easy win for them. They don't give a damn about Tromsø (northern Norway) or chess players. Both groups have much too few votes to matt...
by energy
Thu May 15, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Preparations
Replies: 4
Views: 7560

Re: Preparations

I am curious... How do you prepare for matches and tournaments?? Media, books, on-line or combination of all?? I use ChessBase, Hiracs14, Online new-letters, and websites...www.chessnews.com; etc etc, plus I have a database of all my games, broken down by openings...and year! Share please! Going th...
by energy
Sun May 11, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: Chess24
Replies: 2
Views: 7802

Chess24

Chess24 is the new in-place to be!

It's free for basic stuff, but quite eager to get you to become a paying member...

They're also the official internet company doing the Chess Olympics 2014.
by energy
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NC 2013/III
Replies: 3
Views: 5961

Re: NC 2013/III

gmiller wrote:All of these erroneous games should now be aborted.
Looks good now.

Thanks!
by energy
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NC 2013/III
Replies: 3
Views: 5961

Re: NC 2013/III

Hi Greg!

I have four games against jessamine...

Jessamine games are:
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In the first two Jessamine is white, and she has made moves in both. :(
by energy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Draw by repetition.
Replies: 6
Views: 11065

Re: Draw by repetition.

The three move rule is automatic. The mistake a lot of people make is thinking that because the board looks the same three times, that counts as a three move repetition, but it has to be the same state: same position, same player to move, same en-passent status. Same castling status too... :wink: M...
by energy
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 16369

Re: THE FORUM

Here's something I've always been curious about, regarding our forum ....... Have you ever noticed, for any forum thread/topic, the number of members who have VIEWED it vs. the number who have REPLIED .... ? ? ? Do you suppose that maybe these viewers are too timid to type ...??? .... Too shy to sh...
by energy
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg, I have to withdraw from the 2013 Site Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 4256

Re: Greg, I have to withdraw from the 2013 Site Championship

I hope you are ok, David.

Best wishes!
by energy
Fri May 24, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why am I seeing "last warning" with 31 d on the clock ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5967

Re: Why am I seeing "last warning" with 31 d on the clock ?

If it's just a reminder, fair enough, but seeing "last warning" with today's date looks worrying and after reading some related posts here I am having this creeping suspicion that there might be a forfeit axe dangling over my head. Can anyone please shed any light? Am I in danger of being forfeited...
by energy
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tournament2013
Replies: 8
Views: 11833

Re: Tournament2013

redketchuplover wrote:Good luck to the other players in my section 8)
Sad to see you drop out, our second game had just started to get interesting... :(
by energy
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: new user, how to flip board so I'm on the bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 4527

Re: new user, how to flip board so I'm on the bottom

hi, I'm brand new to net-chess, already have about six games going! Love it. But I can't seem to figure out how to flip the board so I"m on the bottom. is there a flip board button somewhere that I"m missing, or is there a preferences somewhere that let's me choose to always be on the bottom? I can...
by energy
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Chess News
Topic: Candidates Tournament Starts...
Replies: 10
Views: 22757

Re: Candidates Tournament Starts...

redketchuplover wrote:today! Good luck to the combatants!
Go Norway! :D

Some interesting live links (inactive right now) on the left hand side of this FIDE page.
by energy
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday to Me
Replies: 6
Views: 8286

Re: Happy Birthday to Me

Wow!

Congratulations!

And I have been a member for 14 years minus 3 weeks...

Should I cry, or rejoice?
by energy
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forfeits
Replies: 12
Views: 17778

Re: Forfeits

I suspect they do it to avoid losing points. I have a current opponent with a lost position who blatantly told me he didn't want to move because "he was just 33 points short of 2500"! He has now surpassed 2500 but still does not move. Assuming Greg calculates rating similarly to most systems, if yo...
by energy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: never
Replies: 1
Views: 6530

Re: Please register...

redketchuplover wrote:at chesshood.com Then click on the play chess button. Thank you.
Why?
by energy
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game of the Month #2!
Replies: 4
Views: 12670

Re: Game of the Month #2!

iamachessstudent wrote:17.Ng3 {going for the F5 square, very common in this opening. The knight is great there and lashes out at the black squares F7 and H7}
Did you mean e7 and g7 here?
by energy
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game of the Month #2!
Replies: 4
Views: 12670

Re: Game of the Month #2!

iamachessstudent wrote:15. Bb1 {Also, 15.Bd3 was played before, but the line White chooses is a more modern attempt to squeeze the position} ...Nf4
You mean Nh5, I presume?
by energy
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forfeits
Replies: 12
Views: 17778

Re: Forfeits

Disclaimer: I only know Greg through this site, just like most of you. First point you'll have to keep in mind, is that (I believe) Greg doesn't want to make this into a job, he just wants a place to play chess. I suspect that is why he doesn't want to take money, it would turn his hobby into an obl...
by energy
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forfeits
Replies: 12
Views: 17778

Re: Forfeits

Let's not forget that we usually don't know the real life situation of the person involved. We have had people here with problems of many sorts, I can easily think of situations where I could forgive someone such statistics. That said, I agree that this is no fun for us, and we have every right to a...
by energy
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: why was I defaulted with nearly twenty days on the clock?
Replies: 4
Views: 6733

Re: why was I defaulted with nearly twenty days on the clock

I wasn't in a position to start the tournament for a couple of weeks but I didn't expect to be defaulted. m1357445743. I was looking forward to that particular tournament. I could play on now. I don't even need the time back. You might have fallen victim for a rule that got me once too. Regardless ...
by energy
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game of the Month topic coming soon!
Replies: 1
Views: 7615

Re: Game of the Month topic coming soon!

Have no games to suggest, but looking forward to it. :)
by energy
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bye
Replies: 9
Views: 10438

Re: Bye

I take no actual responsibility for this post. That doesn't sound like you... I am leaving due to health problems. Good luck! Sincerely. Real life is real life. Most times, the Internet is where adults act like idiots. I guess I must leave a few notes then leave with dignity. Strange form of dignit...
by energy
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess and the site in general
Replies: 3
Views: 4892

Re: Chess and the site in general

On the bright side (And because the subject I am replying to says chess and site in general in the title), is there anyone here who uses books and would like to announce certain lines they would like to learn? Or if there is a thread already on this subject can you raise it again? I am thinking may...
by energy
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess and the site in general
Replies: 3
Views: 4892

Re: Chess and the site in general

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by energy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5659

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

langelli wrote:Not a single reply to a "Happy Thanksgiving". Unbelievable!!!
:roll:
by energy
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5659

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all at net-chess. This is one holiday that every American participates in. It's my favorite! Just a day to get together with family and friends and eat too much, watch football, and most of all be thankful for all we have. Everybdy have a great day. I hope your Thanksgiving di...
by energy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Kind of sad
Replies: 8
Views: 11681

Re: Kind of sad

Dave and Chris I agree somewhat. Yes it is a free site. It is Greg's not mine, I get it. BUT when Greg makes/made a stupid . choice and then when he was called out on it, stating to the person something to the effect " I don't answer stupid questions cause you are stupid" then what do you think the...