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by mluka
Mon May 15, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ratings question
Replies: 2
Views: 5251

I believe this topic addresses your question:
http://www.slowchess.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1023
by mluka
Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Network Neutrality
Replies: 0
Views: 7942

Network Neutrality

I realize that we're supposed to try to keep politics out of the forums, but it is my understanding that a political development in the U.S. could potentially affect slowchess and other free US-based internet sites.

More information
by mluka
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Password Acquisition Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 19097

Password Acquisition Thread

Post here if you have been unable to get your password to ChessClubInternational.com. Password retrieval through the web interface won't be possible until I have my email straightened out.
by mluka
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Pyramid ladder: gmiller vs. kmcpherson result
Replies: 1
Views: 12956

There's no longer a need to notify me with results, unless the outcome isn't accurately reflected on the ladder/pyramid. :oops:
by mluka
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: About this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 11833

Thanks Greg!

I can be reached for the time being at skiptomylew@hotmail.com
by mluka
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 4753

Type "resign" in the move box in all your games.
Click "unjoin" next to any matches you've signed up for that haven't started yet.
Perhaps next time you should read the bold print before impatiently clicking on.
by mluka
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Ladders Site
Replies: 0
Views: 4316

New Ladders Site

As some of you are already aware, I have moved the ladders to a new website . There are a few changes worth noting: The site is now automated. There is no longer any need to contact me for permission to challenge or to submit a match id. I have created a user account for players who were already on ...
by mluka
Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: link in email notification leads to wrongsided board display
Replies: 2
Views: 5215

Logged in?

Your email may navigate to a slightly different url than when you normally visit the site - you may be able to correct it by logging in and saving password on the variation of slowchess.com opened by your email program. Some email programs may dynamically prepend a string when opening a url; if this...
by mluka
Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Team Playoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 5235

Team Playoffs

One thing that has never come up before (and was not previously addressed) is the issue of a tiebreak system for playoffs in the chess-teams competition. As most of the rules for chess-teams have been decided upon by vote, I'd like to see what the general feeling is on this matter. Some of the optio...
by mluka
Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Back and Forth Button
Replies: 1
Views: 4072

I had this problem using IE when I had my browser checking for updated versions on every visit to a page; switching to "Check for newer versions of stored pages automatically" (under Tools => Internet Options => Temporary Internet Files settings) resolved the issue.
by mluka
Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A sad note about Jeff Jones...
Replies: 36
Views: 62961

I've stared at the blank screen for some time now. I simply don't know what to say. Jeff, hang tough, buddy. We've joked about a lot of stuff, but this isn't funny. I wish you the best in whatever needs wishing. Jeff, despite the fact that you've played against or spoken with practically everyone o...
by mluka
Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: chess teams
Replies: 1
Views: 3622

Registration

You can email me the same information requested in the form at lew@clubbuat.com
by mluka
Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: join
Replies: 2
Views: 4152

Email me at lew@clubbuat.com with your username and whether you want to join the pyramid, ladder, or both.
Or just post a reply in this thread, for now.
by mluka
Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: About chess-teams season three group 1...
Replies: 4
Views: 6431

The decision had originally been made by some combination of hamot, rmorton, and me. My reasoning, at least, was that a decision on which of two teams should proceed boils down to which team fared better in head-to-head competition. That being said, I understand your viewpoint as well...the importan...
by mluka
Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: About chess-teams season three group 1...
Replies: 4
Views: 6431

Tiebreakers

"The standings in each division or group will be decided by team score. In the event of a tie, the head to head will be the tiebreaker; if they drew, then the second tiebreaker will be total Match points. In the event that even these are tied, the team with the lower (preseason) average rating will ...
by mluka
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: time limit of no activity on MLuka's chess ladders
Replies: 1
Views: 6642

Please see this related topic in the general forum:
http://www.slowchess.com/phpBB2/viewtop ... =3035#3035
by mluka
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Inactivity on ladders
Replies: 3
Views: 6704

Inactivity on ladders

alchab has opened an interesting poll on this subject which I'd like to discuss: http://www.slowchess.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=722 Here are my initial thoughts: I had been removing players who had been inactive at net-chess for a year, but it's been some time since I cleared out those records. Tha...
by mluka
Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 39 a + b
Replies: 6
Views: 27166

39a: 1...Qh6+ 2.Kg1 Qh2+ 3.Kf1 Rae8 and white will (at best) lose a queen for a rook: 4.Qxe8 Qh1+ 5.Ke2 Rxe8+ 4.Nf3 Qh1+ 5.Ke2 Rxe4+ 4.Qxh7+ Kxh7 4.Qh4 Qxe4 all other Q moves result in 5...Qh1# Alternate solution for 39b: 1.Qh3+ Kxf4 2.Rf1+ (2...Rf2 3.Rxf2+ changes nothing) 2...Kg5 3.Rxf5+ Kg6 4.Qh5...
by mluka
Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I E Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 8328

I use Spybot S&D also. I believe that Avenue A, Inc. and Doubleclick are recognized as threats only insofar as they place tracking cookies on your computer - that is, they monitor your browsing habits and try to tailor their ads based on those tendencies...so they are not overt threats like viruses ...
by mluka
Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating changes
Replies: 2
Views: 4522

Your rating will change after any completed game, unless: a)your opponent times out in under ten moves; b)you lose to a much higher ranked opponent (300 points I think); c)you win against a much lower rated opponent; or d)you draw against an opponent whose rating is very close to yours. Your 21st co...
by mluka
Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Idea for a tourney
Replies: 44
Views: 58672

Site admin vs. The Zapper (bracket 1) - sounds like a match made for pay-per-view! Can we even hope to expect a fair fight? Is Mills Lane available?
by mluka
Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 33 a + b
Replies: 9
Views: 20510

Even better :)
by mluka
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 33 a + b
Replies: 9
Views: 20510

tellymetwise wrote:With the 3.Be3 line I assume you meant Qg3? Qh3 is too obvious giving the queen away.
:oops:
I overlooked Qg3's defense of h2. In light of that, 3...Ngf3+ is a better continuation since 5.Qg3 regains a knight in the 3.Be3 line.

1...Nxe5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Be3 Ngf3 4.Rxf3 Nxf3 5.Qxf3 Bxe3 6.Qxe3 Rxb2
by mluka
Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 33 a + b
Replies: 9
Views: 20510

2.f4? Bc5+!! wins the exchange and a pawn:

3.Rf2! (else the queen is lost) Bxf2 4.Kxf2 (Qxf2? Ng4) Nxd3 5.Qxd3 (Nxd3?? Ne4) Ne4+

3.Be3 Bxe3+ 4.Qxe3 Ng4 (threatening 5...Rh1+! 6.Kxh1 Qh5+ 7.Kg1 Qh2#) 5.Qh3

3.d4 Ne4 4.Qe3 Ng4 (see 3.Be3 above)

3.Qe3 Bxe3

3.Qf2 Bxf2
by mluka
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 32 a + b
Replies: 12
Views: 23578

Not a bad move mluka. Though, is it with the intention of playing Qxg6 or Qxc3? 1.Qd3 Nxc3 2.Qxc3 Nd5 3.Qb3 Nf4 4.Nh4 2.Qxg6 hxg6 3.exf6 Thanks. :D I had in mind Qxc3, with instead 4.g3 - White must play g3 anyway: 4.Nh4 Qg5 5.g3 (5.Ndf3 Qe7 threatens g5, practically forcing 6.g3), and now Bxd4 is ...
by mluka
Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 32 a + b
Replies: 12
Views: 23578

Qd3 is also possible though probably even worse for White.
by mluka
Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 32 a + b
Replies: 12
Views: 23578

tellymetwise wrote:Well done angel. :D

if you are interrested, there is also a way to capture the queen or a rook, as a diversion for those thinking the hard way ;)
Anyone see how to capture a rook? I'm stumped.
by mluka
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 30 a + b
Replies: 7
Views: 18029

tellymetwise wrote:For those interrested:
white's last move in 30a was probably to capture blacks bishop.
- Except for the pin on the pawn, what does also bins that move?
- And which move was better for white?
Bd5 is better than dxe5, winning two pawns.
by mluka
Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess-Teams Registration Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 3649

Chess-Teams Registration Problems

Anyone who has recently registered for chess-teams may need to resubmit their registration. If you feel that this may apply to you, please check the chess-teams memberlist . Please note that your name might appear in the Provisional category, at the bottom of the page, rather than under the country ...
by mluka
Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: puzzle 29 a + b
Replies: 9
Views: 20874

tellymetwise wrote:puzzle 29b has a better move for white.
Do you mean 2.Ne6 instead of 2.Nd5 (after 1.BxQ QxQ as ghorn suggested), or a different first move?
by mluka
Sun Nov 16, 2003 4:43 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: Mate in 5
Replies: 5
Views: 12133

er whose move is it greg I would guess White to move, since ...Qxd4 looks decisive otherwise. rot13 Abg n gubebhtu nanylfvf, ohg fubhyq or ng yrnfg pybfr: 1.Akp6!! Ds8 (Dkp3 2.Akr7+, rgp juvyr bgure D zbirf yrnq gb snfgre zngr) 2.Oks8 As5 (Xks8 3.Ds6 naq zngr va sbhe) 3.Ds6 Or6 (ryfr 4.Ds7) 4.Ar7 -...
by mluka
Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: reconstruction puzzle
Replies: 15
Views: 28164

I almost forgot: in the final position, which player is to move? It's simple enough to amend if White is to move, although the solutions above assume Black to move.
by mluka
Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:45 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: reconstruction puzzle
Replies: 15
Views: 28164

I have two solutions here. Posted below are two unique solutions I've found, written in almost-invisible ink. Highlight the empty space to see the move notation. 1. Nf3 e5 2. Nxe5 g5 3.Nxf7 b5 4. Nxd8 Nc6 5. Nxc6 Nf6 6. Nxa7 Bc5 7. Nxb5 0-0 8. Nxc7 Nh5 9. Nxa8 Bb6 10. Nxb6 Nf4 11. Nxd7 Nh3 12. Nxf8...
by mluka
Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Setting up matches.
Replies: 1
Views: 5508

Re: Setting up matches.

:?: Match of 10 players/ 8 positions open/ 2 positions challenged players. Is it possible to set up a match like this? I realize that such a match would never start if the challenged players do not join and see that as a problem against this type match. Still can it be done? :roll: It should still ...
by mluka
Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: E-mail update trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 6740

Re: E-mail

It's not just you. I have not received e-mail from Net-Chess since the 16th. I also wonder if e-mail that i send is being recieved? I reported some ladder results yesterday and have not seen any changes. Not much time has gone by, but I thought I would reply to your post so that you would know, you...
by mluka
Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a question of ethics (in correspondence games)
Replies: 12
Views: 26387

As to what they are, follow the link below: Nalimov Table Base As to it's use, it mainly consists of positions which can be seen without it's use through experience. As far as I know, it is legitimate to use endgame tablebases (correct me if I'm wrong keith) Hmm, the official link doesn't seem to w...
by mluka
Fri Oct 17, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a question of ethics (in correspondence games)
Replies: 12
Views: 26387

I don't know a particular webpage regarding correspondence ethics (although surely some exist), but a general rule of thumb is that most anything outside of using a chess engine or outright asking someone for assistance with a position is acceptable - including opening trees, game/opening databases,...
by mluka
Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: chessteams message for keithstuart
Replies: 2
Views: 7007

I'm currently seeking a replacement for sanbarrett.