Search found 70 matches

by jpettit
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help with Teaching?
Replies: 8
Views: 10800

Help with Teaching?

Hi everyone. I've just recently been given the task of teaching chess to a five-year old. She starting to get how the pieces move (lots of trouble with the Knight, though), but I'm at a loss for how to proceed. Does anybody out there have any experience with teaching this age group? I don't! :) She'...
by jpettit
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: PeterPawn
Replies: 3
Views: 5009

And my list of chess friends decreases by one. I guess I'll never get that rematch he promised...

May his family be comforted and his games be remembered. He was a fine player and a good friend.


-- Jonathan
by jpettit
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: huh!?
Replies: 1
Views: 3810

If you were using the navigational buttons to look at some of the past moves, and if you pressed the 'Move' button while still looking at one of these past positions, that message will pop up. No, it doesn't screw the game up and permanently change the game board (unless you made a really bad move :...
by jpettit
Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ratings
Replies: 22
Views: 23090

Not another discussion on the rating system! This topic seems to get raised every two-three months, and always with a debate! Well, right about now, the Zapper usually comes out to remind us that chess is FUN, whearas arguing over a stupid number is decidedly NOT FUN. Oh, there is an easy, but drast...
by jpettit
Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Canadian Chess Team
Replies: 4
Views: 6876

Canadian Chess

Hi Graham, The current Canadian Team is the Canadian Gambits. If you have registered at the Chess-Teams web-site, you may be asked to join the Team when a current player leaves the team. I'm the former Captain of the Canadian Gambits, and I know from personal experience that there is a surprising ra...
by jpettit
Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are you ready for some chess?
Replies: 52
Views: 87534

I'll be the first to wish everyone good luck and excellent chessing in their games! This should be a blast.

Bret, do you need the match ID numbers? Here's the one for Group Three:

m1104819928


Farewell and fare well,
-- Jonathan
by jpettit
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Contact a Player
Replies: 2
Views: 6415

Contact a Player

After you have sent a player a message, one must use the Back buttons to navigate back to Net-Chess home. I would like a link there that takes you back directly.
by jpettit
Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: resigned game
Replies: 1
Views: 3941

The game will stay in your 'All My Games' list for 24 hours. Don't worry, the loss is already official, and you don't have to do anything. Before the 'Most Recent Completed Games' list, there was no way to know if an opponent resigned or not because the game just disappeared! So, Greg put in the fea...
by jpettit
Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7159

Agreed! I was going to post something along this line, but you beat me to it! I'll just have to beat you at the board then! :wink: Holiday wishes and season's greetings and all that to everyone. My Christmas break starts now, so don't expect many moves between now and next year! Take care, -- Jonathan
by jpettit
Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are you ready for some chess?
Replies: 52
Views: 87534

If you need more people, then I'll throw my hat in.

-- Jonathan
by jpettit
Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Any information about the hack?
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

Unbelievable! :evil:

Is superchessking still around, still making trouble? I'm gone for a year, but some things never change --

But really, THIS site?! Some people....

Real issue: how can we make sure that this doesn't happen again?
by jpettit
Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Help with King's Gambit
Replies: 6
Views: 26126

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 a...
by jpettit
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A Gentle Reminder About Donations
Replies: 11
Views: 13138

Bottom line: when I buy anything over the Internet, I do not expect a tax break. Because the word happens to be 'DONATION' and not 'PURCHASE' should not make a big deal. Mathematically, 30 dollars a year (the highest suggested donation) is less than a dime a day, less than your daily Tim Hortons or ...
by jpettit
Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "Search a game": disabled
Replies: 4
Views: 6113

Don't plan on it being anytime within the next month though.
Greg can either spend hours scanning the program code for the tiniest of errors, or he can go on Christmas vacation. What a hard choice! :lol:
by jpettit
Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: so which browser r u using
Replies: 15
Views: 16277

I'm such an idiot when it comes to this technology stuff. So, yeah, I'm using IE, but sounds like I shouldn't be!

What exactly I'm missing/not getting with Explorer that these other ones offer (besides, as Cornstalk notes, a chance to hit back at the Microsoft monopoly)?
by jpettit
Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: messages
Replies: 1
Views: 3562

Yes, I've noticed that too! When a game first starts and my opponent sends his salutations, it says they came from me! Almost had an identity crisis.

It's only an issue with the new 'enhanced' board display. The old or 'standard' model works fine.
by jpettit
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Profile Help
Replies: 2
Views: 3979

There are two profile screens, one for net-chess, searchable under user info, and the other for this board. To modify the net-chess one, there's the My Profile link on the main page. To change the forum information, you have to log into the forum and click on the Profile buttom at the top. That's ab...
by jpettit
Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Good luck in the tournament!
Replies: 3
Views: 5202

On the main page, the link Tournament 2004 now points to a list of matches, not the sign up screen.


Jonathan
by jpettit
Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Good luck in the tournament!
Replies: 3
Views: 5202

Good luck in the tournament!

Judging by the new entries in my game list, the Tournament 2004 is under way!

I would like to wish all who entered good luck and a fun set of matches.

Here's to good chess!! 8)


Jonathan
by jpettit
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hi, everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 4205

Hi, everyone

Wow. It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I was last playing chess... crazy. In any event, I'm back, and hoping for some great chess. Since my old handle (dragonpower) has an unsettling amount of time outs, I've opted to 'retire' it and go for the simple jpettit. On a personal note, I wo...