Search found 149 matches

by davidswhite
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2005 Site Championship?
Replies: 1
Views: 3544

2005 Site Championship?

Greg, since the 2004 Site Championship Tourney will probably not
finish until the end of this month,is there any thought of having a
2005 Tourney or will we skip 2005 and go right to the 2006 one?
Best regards
David
by davidswhite
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: hey do any females from here want to play me
Replies: 4
Views: 6037

Hey Jonas, give me a break! I'd just cleaned off my laptop from an earlier
drinking mishap and then ... I read your post!!!

Bestest,David
by davidswhite
Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: It's been a long time
Replies: 6
Views: 7589

WOW!!!

Albert, I just listened to your 1st Chopin Piano Concerto and I'm absolutely bowled over!

I consider it a great honor just to be on the same chess site with you.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!

David
by davidswhite
Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tournament 2004 Round 2
Replies: 7
Views: 14456

Lol! but,if I hadn't,I wouldn't have felt I'd been unfairly treated in my group's composition. Greg,as I indicated in my last post here, I found the logic of your explanation too solid to be flawed...especially the part about the eventual winner needing to be able to overcome all of the competition ...
by davidswhite
Tue May 24, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Here is a tough one.
Replies: 12
Views: 47038

Jonas, absolutely brilliant and so far beyond me that it's staggering!!!Trapping the black king on the h-file by sacrificing material was probably the only continuation I didn't consider and yet it's such a thing of beauty as it unfolds. Did this occur in an actual game or was it conceived in a ches...
by davidswhite
Tue May 24, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Here is a tough one.
Replies: 12
Views: 47038

Of course not,that wouldn't be much of a puzzle.
by davidswhite
Thu May 19, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: To all my opponents in the Net-Chess Tourney
Replies: 1
Views: 3798

Feel better,Tim

As someone whose back regularly acts up, I can too well appreciate
what you're going through.
On a cautionary note, do NOT trust any painkiller-induced
brilliancies you think you've uncovered...they're fleeting phantoms
and I should know.

Bestest,David
by davidswhite
Mon May 16, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: mate in 3 - white to play
Replies: 2
Views: 15309

Great puzzle!
I arbitrarily gave myself 10 minutes to solve it(hey,very few pieces
and a 3 move mate) and I didn't come close to the solution.

Keep em comin,Greg!!!
by davidswhite
Tue May 03, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When To Offer A Draw
Replies: 6
Views: 7659

I think your question was worthy of discussion and I didn't interpret your purpose to be that of trying to milk rating points. I play chess to win and absolutely hate losing. This doesn't mean that I'm not full of admiration for my opponents when they've beaten me(as I am for sumdeus and cohonas aft...
by davidswhite
Tue May 03, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When To Offer A Draw
Replies: 6
Views: 7659

Well...to offer a draw in that circumstance might seem to you to be a risk-free gambit. Unfortunately,I believe you'll find that in practice it doesn't work out that way because 1) your opponent is already well aware of his advantage and will reject your offer....or 2) he's oblivious to it,accepts y...
by davidswhite
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tournament 2004 Round 2
Replies: 7
Views: 14456

Objection Withdrawn

Greg,

I must admit that your position makes perfectly good sense and I'm
sorry now that I brought this matter up in the 1st place.

Best regards,
David
by davidswhite
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tournament 2004 Round 2
Replies: 7
Views: 14456

Greg, I must respectfully disagree with much of your premise. Any player who would artificially seek to inflate their rating would have already done so and would require no further encouragement. The points that the winners scored in their 1st round matches were in most instances merely a reflection...
by davidswhite
Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tournament 2004 Round 2
Replies: 7
Views: 14456

Thanks,Angel At first blush it seemed to me that my group(match 2) was disproportionately strong. Now that you lay it all out,I find that my impression was correct. With 5 players rated 2900/up and 7 groups to fit them in it is not reasonable that 3 of the 5 should be in one group(and even more unre...
by davidswhite
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: castles
Replies: 10
Views: 12236

Only Greg can fix this since the server is programmed to not allow
castling once the rook has been moved.
Presumably,he'll restore the game to the position immediately
prior to your father's mis-move.
Regards,David
by davidswhite
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help with Teaching?
Replies: 8
Views: 10432

teaching chess to a 5 year-old

Hi Jonathan,

I'd recommend you contact Tim(hamot) and/or Mark(cornstalk).
Not sure that Mark teaches students quite that young but I know
that Tim in the last year or so was conducting chess classes for
interested 2nd and 3rd graders(or thereabouts).

Good luck and best regards,
David
by davidswhite
Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ratings
Replies: 22
Views: 22270

Re: ratings here totally suck

The ratings here totally suck, but not because defeating a lower-rated opponent (losing to higher-rated opponent) can make your rating fall (rise) when you are provisional. That can happen in USCF too. I don't fully understand what Greg is doing here, but after I left the site in, oh, the year 2000...
by davidswhite
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Replies: 16
Views: 15494

I can't agree that in Cornstalk's story there could be any question about Black circling "Black Won" only after White had signed. The purpose of signing the scoresheet is to attest to the result. Absent a result being in evidence on the scoresheet there would be nothing to attest to and no cause for...
by davidswhite
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sumdeus is playing well
Replies: 10
Views: 10960

I'm sure you're right...that Beezeman's admiration for sumdeus prompted his post.His enthusiasm,no doubt,misguided him into thinking that this forum was an appropriate venue to celebrate sumdeus' progress thus far. He meant nobody any harm but,nonetheless,both muabdib's and my sensibilities were off...
by davidswhite
Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sumdeus is playing well
Replies: 10
Views: 10960

Thanks for the update on sumdeus' progress.

It's always reassuring to know that God's in his heaven
and all's right with the world.


Please keep us regularly informed of developments since,
inexplicably,the international chess media has been remiss
in doing so.


.
by davidswhite
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are you ready for some chess?
Replies: 52
Views: 86183

It's muabdib and he(Hans) is,without any doubt,one of the very strongest

players on this site.
by davidswhite
Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: the place looks great
Replies: 3
Views: 5089

I'm always happy to ditto the Zapper.
Welcome back!
Bestest,David
by davidswhite
Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A Gentle Reminder About Donations
Replies: 11
Views: 12689

My god,man! How you go on. You would have Greg reporting on his tax return non-deductible gifts aggregating less than $1,000 a year when every member on this site could gift him individually thousands of dollars each year without him being required by tax law to evidence one penny of it on his tax r...
by davidswhite
Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A Gentle Reminder About Donations
Replies: 11
Views: 12689

Perhaps our use of the word *Donation* is responsible for any confusion regarding the tax-deductibility of the payments we make to Greg. At the risk of being redundant, I reiterate(and with absolute certainty!) that in the U.S. they are NOT. Furthermore,I would argue that any member paying 10,20,or ...
by davidswhite
Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A Gentle Reminder About Donations
Replies: 11
Views: 12689

The payments are Not tax-deductible. We are paying for a service being provided to ourselves...period! If Greg were to bother going to the trouble and expense of setting up the operation as a business(hardly likely),he would be able to take a deduction for the shortfall between his costs and the rev...
by davidswhite
Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A Gentle Reminder About Donations
Replies: 11
Views: 12689

A Gentle Reminder About Donations

Our worthy Administrator,and this site's founder,Greg Miller,has been characteristically reticent about even mentioning our responsibilities in this matter. For him to be able to provide all the functional capacity that we've come to expect,and keep the site free to all,it's necessary that those of ...
by davidswhite
Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: CM8000 vs Bret
Replies: 5
Views: 6995

Did I miss something or is tellymetwise mistaken about the outcome
of the Chessmaster 8000 vs. bret game?
by davidswhite
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hi, everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 4024

Hi Jonathan, welcome back and all the best!
Regards,David
by davidswhite
Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Idea for a tourney
Replies: 44
Views: 55840

Thanks,Mike and Greg!

Your last comments have cost me about a half roll of paper towels trying
to mop up the mouthful of soda that I spewed all over my open laptop!!!
by davidswhite
Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Using Chess-Engines
Replies: 25
Views: 25313

Larry Christiansen

Larry Mark Christiansen is an Int'l GM who about 10 or 12 yrs.ago had obtained an ELO rating of some 2620 but whose real talent is in blitz chess and most reecently in 2002 defeated Nick de Firmian in a tourney in Seattle to win the US blitz championship. Just after that,he joined this site to play ...
by davidswhite
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Congrats to sumdeus!!
Replies: 16
Views: 16961

Like cohonas, I learned the meaning of sumdeus only after I'd completed
my games with him.
Presumably,his silence during our games(refusing even to acknowledge
my praise) was the result of his not deigning to converse with us mere
mortals.
by davidswhite
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are you ready for some chess?
Replies: 52
Views: 86183

Hi Bret, I'd be glad to join your tourney.A January 1st,2005 start date
is probably impractical by a day or two...but that's a tiny matter.
Bestest,David
by davidswhite
Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I'm ready for revenge!
Replies: 14
Views: 14963

No,don't! The whole idea,as far as I'm concerned,is that if you're unable to singlehandedly overcome the silicon beast,then cohonas and I would together try to do so. If you're able to suceed where I,alone,would expect to fail, then all of our hats would go off to you and there would be no need to b...
by davidswhite
Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I'm ready for revenge!
Replies: 14
Views: 14963

I'd be more than willing to join forces with cohonas in tackling a chess engine. I'm thinking of say, Chessmaster 3 or Fritz 2...or we could combine with Bret in his scheduled loss against Chessmaster 10. Seriously,in collaboration with cohonas,I'd not feel intimidated by any single-processor engine...
by davidswhite
Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When to Resign
Replies: 28
Views: 29208

"does otb change anything?"

OTB changes everything
by davidswhite
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Congrats to sumdeus!!
Replies: 16
Views: 16961

Congrats to Sumdeus

My congratulations to Sumdeus,also.
He did play superbly and handed me only my 31st defeat(lol!).
I would like to mention that Cohonas played damned well,too,finishing,
I expect, a very close 2nd(not to mention handing me my 30th loss!).
Bestest,David
by davidswhite
Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Idea for a tourney
Replies: 44
Views: 55840

Hamot's proposed elimination tourney

Hi Tim, include me in.
Bestest,David
by davidswhite
Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ratings here??!
Replies: 4
Views: 6425

"what the frig does that mean?"

Hi Mark, funny you should ask. No,I mean,funny you should ask that way. Now I remember what I most missed about you...your sense of humor. As to the inflated ratings here, through a variety of manipulations a huge gust of helium got in and skewered things badly.Greg has taken measures to limit the d...
by davidswhite
Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When to Resign
Replies: 28
Views: 29208

Cornstalk

Mark, is that you? Are you back with us?

This site has much missed you...and so have I personally!

Warmest welcome back( if it is,in fact,my old friend).

David
by davidswhite
Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When to Resign
Replies: 28
Views: 29208

When to resign

I fully agree with Hans(muabdib) about when it is appropriate to resign against a very strong opponent. So long as even a scintilla of counterplay is possible,I continue even though it's almost certainly a poor investment of time and effort.It's simply not in my,or Hans',nature to resign in that cir...
by davidswhite
Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How do I decline a challenge to play.
Replies: 3
Views: 5268

Declining a challenge

Declining a challenge requires literally no effort.

Do not respond to it at all and it will disappear in a week or so.

Your rating will remain unaffected.
by davidswhite
Mon May 24, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Long time no play
Replies: 7
Views: 9501

Dear Tim,

It breaks my heart to learn of your loss.
There are no words that can reach and salve that innermost hurt
carried by you and your wife.
I wish for you both the solace that time promises to bring.
My sincere condolences,
David
by davidswhite
Mon May 24, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Final Round
Replies: 2
Views: 4561

Re: Final Round

sumdeus wrote:Lets begin final round of the tournament.[/quotte]
Ok, 1.e4
by davidswhite
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Net-Chess birthday - forgot again.
Replies: 7
Views: 9087

Fifth Year Anniversary

Congratulations Greg!
I've been with you nearly 4&1/2 of them and can't thank you enough
for making it all possible.I've seen here a lot of great chess and met
over the board some wonderful people.
Please keep it coming!
All the best,David
by davidswhite
Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Congratulations to the Russia International!
Replies: 2
Views: 4553

Russia International Chess Team

My congratulations,also,on your stellar back-to-back performances.

You have a great team!

Best regards,David
by davidswhite
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can I let someone takeback a move on Slowchess.com?
Replies: 6
Views: 8771

If you mutually agree to take back a move and no pieces have left the
board as a consequence of the move you wish to take back,you can accomplish it by merely reversing the moves til you're back where you
want to be.
by davidswhite
Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thematic posted: Cochrane Gambit
Replies: 19
Views: 21184

John Russell

It's been 12 months since my friend,John,pulled up stakes and headed
back into the wilderness.I miss him a lot but still expect him to reappear
here any day loaded for bear as well as for our scalps.
by davidswhite
Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Preview of new board layout.
Replies: 29
Views: 34290

Proposed new board layout

I agree with Dan(knightmare) and want to keep solid colors(no marbleing).
In fact,as regards the playing board itself, I would argue that the one
we already have is perfect.
Thanks,David
by davidswhite
Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adding a maximum rating
Replies: 16
Views: 23351

Greg, I'd like to make the following suggestions: all established ratings of 3000 and higher would be given a rating of 2600; all other established ratings would be pro-rated accordingly(i.e. a rating of 2700 would convert to 90% of 2600, or 2340); individual ratings would only increase by wins or d...
by davidswhite
Mon Sep 22, 2003 4:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Maths Question - Degree Level or Higher
Replies: 22
Views: 34701

Math Question

The math symbol * 0 * is NOT a number but rather the absence of any value and only acquires definition,or value,when used after an actual number. The principle that anything divided by itself equals one is not a generalization but a fact which simply has no application here because *0* by itself is ...