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by gregorgysi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: Forum update

Great!
thank you gmiller!
by gregorgysi
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forgot the Net-Chess birthday again.
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: Forgot the Net-Chess birthday again.

Happy Birthday to net-chess and a great big thank you to gmiller! I've been here for almost 18 years now. And I still can remember the starting days. I really appreciate your work and want to especially mention the design of the site. It was and is still perfect for CorrChess. This is the front page...
by gregorgysi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Chess News
Topic: FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018

Who will be Magnus' opponent in the world championship match? The candidates final are on. With: Levon Aronian (Armenia), Fabiano Caruana (USA), Wesley So (USA), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Ding Liren (China), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) R...
by gregorgysi
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Chess News
Topic: 2016 world championship...
Replies: 4
Views: 17007

Re: 2016 world championship...

Not wanting to diminish Karjakins chess. I watched almost all games until now (live). But I really don't think Magnus is playing his best chess. Maybe I have to wait until I get profound analysis. (I have a good source in Germany it's on paper though, a monthly, so I have to wait a while.) As far as...
by gregorgysi
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: netchess/slowchess web page colors
Replies: 4
Views: 8050

Re: netchess/slowchess web page colors

Funny. The page has been (almost) the same from the beginning. Yes. And that's a point I really love here. What web page exists with the same design from the beginning? Nothing really needs to be changed. It just works the way it is. Just my opinion. But, ok. Some people like records, some like CDs,...
by gregorgysi
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 54608

Re: 2015 tournament

No, care. I mean dontcare.
Nobody ever "screws" anybody on this site. Especially not gmiller.
by gregorgysi
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Surprising endgame
Replies: 1
Views: 6765

Surprising endgame

hobgoblin(2400) vs. gregorgysi (2519) In my game (g1105202172) a dutch stonewall got into a lost position during the midgame. It got interesting again after: 31...c5 http://www.net-chess.com/diagram.cgi/....r....p..r.k......Rp...ppP..pp..PpR.K....P...PP....PP.........jpg White is much better. His co...
by gregorgysi
Thu May 15, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Net-Chess turns 15 years old today
Replies: 1
Views: 7663

Re: Net-Chess turns 15 years old today

Wow. Great work and really great site. Congrats! I really love it especially as it hasn't changed very much since then. Worked good back then and still working for us all now! Thank you gmiller! My first login was gysi May 7th 1999. gregorgysi since May 11th 2000. So I must be one of the first membe...
by gregorgysi
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A question: 1 hr missing
Replies: 1
Views: 2219

A question: 1 hr missing

Hi gmiller, first as I didn't tell you for a while: great site, thanks for the good work. I have a questions about the site after restoring: nothing big but strange In the "my games" list i can see the remaining time. for example 29d 20hr etc. When I open the game I find this: 29d 19hr etc. This see...
by gregorgysi
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: What's the winning strategy here?
Replies: 2
Views: 10830

agree the h-pawns do not matter.
White has to reach this position:

Ka8 Bb8 b7

This is possible.
by gregorgysi
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 35307

Count me in. Zapper was defeating me like always. I'd be proud fighting for one or two points in a tour in his name. Time controls do not matter.
by gregorgysi
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds of Silence...?
Replies: 24
Views: 9732

@ islanderfan
Poker Pros are often good chess players. I know some German GMs who are now Poker Pros.
by gregorgysi
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Promotion to bishop
Replies: 7
Views: 25957

@sonrisante: The difference between Q and B in the stalemate line 1...c1B 2.Rxg7+ is that after 2...Kxg7 3.Qg5+ the Bishop on c1 takes the queen so g1 is free for white's king. @joelag: Thank you for the link. I should have known that Tim Krabbé has some material of it as he's specialized in chess ...
by gregorgysi
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Promotion to bishop
Replies: 7
Views: 25957

So here is the game: http://www.net-chess.com/diagram.cgi/...........R..p......qk..p...p......bQ.p.......P..p....K.........jpg Black to move W. Baklan (2606) - H. Pham Minh (2431) Capelle la Grande 2004 Black would like to play: c1 followed by Qe5+, Qg3+ and Bd3+. But 1...c1Q (or 1...c1R) is not wor...
by gregorgysi
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Humorus game
Replies: 2
Views: 13077

Maybe they had some rules not to offer draw before move xx. And they just made up some strange thing to avoid that rule.
by gregorgysi
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: White Mates in 10?
Replies: 8
Views: 29828

@ whitehorse : Bxb6 and Bxb2+ and no checkmate in NEAR sight
by gregorgysi
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Promotion to bishop
Replies: 7
Views: 25957

Promotion to bishop

Has anybody a good example for a pawn-promotion to bishop? I found one yesterday in German chess-magazine "Schach". I will post it in the next days. (Just forgot to bring it to work) Earlier I was sure that there's NO reason for a pawn to promte to bishop. In this game I will post it is the easiest ...
by gregorgysi
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: gmiller: 2 kings -- no draw
Replies: 13
Views: 11953

gmiller: 2 kings -- no draw

g1104826443


In this game two kings try to mate each other but redrook seems to believe in a better position.
Could you please draw the game. I offered draw several times since it was clear. But redrook denies accepting draws.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Gregor
by gregorgysi
Tue May 22, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Net-Chess etiquette
Replies: 14
Views: 12671

Maybe you should try to avoid abbreviations. I know it is a internet common but the comment box is not a chat. You don't greet you OTB-opponent by saying "gg" or "gl". I ususally don't answer abbreviations. If I don't answer "Good lucks" or "Good games" I just missed them, because I play too fast. I...
by gregorgysi
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please ban idontknow from the system
Replies: 30
Views: 29542

Noi need to ban him. He's just a bad player (Sorry Idon'tknow). He played 1....a6 ´1...h6 1...b5 or so in the opening. I told him some opening principles and he's doing a bit better now. He just does not care about material. If you don't want to play against him why don't you limit your matches? He...
by gregorgysi
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: orangutan fans club
Replies: 24
Views: 26463

I did not say Black would kill White's b pawn. It is just of NO use if black plays like I posted. I just a loitering pawn. It does not disturb black, the pawn does not have the possibility to attack. If it proceeds to b5 the position is even better for black. Don't forget that "my" line is not the o...
by gregorgysi
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please, gmiller: another game is freezed
Replies: 2
Views: 4226

ok, I can wait. If just his clock is running, I'll get my win anyway...
by gregorgysi
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please, gmiller: another game is freezed
Replies: 2
Views: 4226

Please, gmiller: another game is freezed

g1104713760 is in some chess-nirvana. grahamtrue wrote me and asked what's up in the game as he's waiting for my move. It's my move in his list , but in my list it is his move... Nobody is able to move. So it has nothing to do with draw offers like in the last freezed game. Could you please fix it? ...
by gregorgysi
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Over the board shakes?
Replies: 13
Views: 13289

jpettit I've been playing OTB (club chess) since I was 12 years old. I had those nervous ticks all the time. Shacking my fingers and legs, moving around on my chair, just like a hyperactive kid. In my first match against a really bad player, I was so nervous, I lost a rook in the 10 move (sic!) but ...
by gregorgysi
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please, Mr. Miller...
Replies: 4
Views: 5823

The game is still freezed, but I have about 100 days time :)
by gregorgysi
Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please, Mr. Miller...
Replies: 4
Views: 5823

Yes, I can move in all other games. Logging of and deleting cookies does not help. I had this problem before: It must have something to do with draw offers: I moved and did not accept draw then my opponent moved and offered draw. At the same time I offered draw without being on the move. The game hu...
by gregorgysi
Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please, Mr. Miller...
Replies: 4
Views: 5823

Please, Mr. Miller...

Update: Still, I can't do anything. Yes, the game is a draw. I want to accept, nothing helps. Could you either draw or just set the game free, please. It disturbs me in my games list. g1104713775 is in my game list, I'm on the move, but I try to, it says I were not on the move. A draw is offered but...
by gregorgysi
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Time Out Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 12608

So where's the problem: If someone doesn't move you'll get a win. If something like this happens in OTB chess. What do you do? Wait for his clock run down to zero. You win, that's it. Play another game and have fun. Why bother about others. By the way: the major time out problem is with new users. B...
by gregorgysi
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A sad note about Jeff Jones...
Replies: 36
Views: 58206

Not much to say:

Best wishes.
There's hope.
We will play again. I'm sure.
by gregorgysi
Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A good manual or 2 on the Endgame, if you please?!
Replies: 4
Views: 5578

Dear jjones, I also have to improve my endgame, and I started with the pawn endgames. This book has been recommended in the best German Chess magazines: Ka. Müller/Lamprecht: Secrets of Pawn Endings Müller is a German Grandmaster, and known for his endgame skills, Written in English, so good for eve...
by gregorgysi
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 25a + b
Replies: 4
Views: 11745

In the first one I miss the punchline concerning the line: 1.Rxe4 Bxe4 2.Qxe4 c6 is no good for black 3. Ba6+ and 4.Nxc5 1.Rxe4 Bxe4 2.Qxe4 Kb8 3.Qxe5 ... should be better for white I can't give you the exact lines but the two pieces should be better than the rook interesting (but also a sure thing ...
by gregorgysi
Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:46 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: The powerless Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 6246

The powerless Queen

A nice on I just thought of: 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/images/lbsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lwsq.jpg http://net-c...
by gregorgysi
Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: rating inflation
Replies: 19
Views: 19268

I can only compare my actual rating by considering my results in rapid chess OTB tournaments. I play a performace of 2100-2200 there. (20mins/game). On the site I play like 5-10 secs. per move, as I have a lot of games going on at the same time. Sure, if the position requires deeper thoughts, I take...
by gregorgysi
Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: the right spirit for playing blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 9996

Let me say it like this: If you play blitz games why do you complain about a loss by time? If you don't want to lose by time, don't play with a clock. I can remember Kramnik vs. Leko in a RAPID chess game (without increment) He continued to play a King+rook vs. King+Bishop (the king in the "good" co...
by gregorgysi
Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: White to move mate in one! You find's it?
Replies: 4
Views: 9018

White to move mate in one! You find's it?

Some of you might know this from their beginner lessons: In this (terribly-I must confess) composed position white mates in 1. (ONE) Tell me the move! http://net-chess.com/images/lwwr.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lbsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lwsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images/lbsq.jpg h...
by gregorgysi
Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: a tragic endgame-position
Replies: 0
Views: 4479

a tragic endgame-position

In this German-league game from I guess 1999 , a match in which 2 teams candidates for relegation fought, white had a won position almost from the opening on. He managed to ruin his position up to this tragic position. White can't win: http://net-chess.com/images/lwsq.jpg http://net-chess.com/images...
by gregorgysi
Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: orangutan fans club
Replies: 24
Views: 26463

watch this:
1.b4 e5 2.Bc1b2 Bf8d6 3.c4 c6 4.Ng1f3 Qd8e7 5.c5 Bd6c7 6.e3 d5
1.b4 e5 2.Bc1b2 Bf8d6 3.c4 c6 4.c5 Bd6c7 5.d4 d6 6.dxe5 dxc5

the plan: e5 /Bd6/c6/Qe7 is a almost always working plan for black!
Easy to learn, not very much theory - just a simple but good line...