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by davidswhite
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2010 Tourney
Replies: 3
Views: 4282

2010 Site Championship

Greg, I'm afraid you're mistaken. The final score was 8.5 for me and 8.0 for Daniel(abusimbel). In fact, my match with Daniel ended last night when he offered me a draw in a game which I almost certainly would have won...on the grounds that all I needed was one draw in our 2 games to win the tournam...
by davidswhite
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: g1105049035
Replies: 4
Views: 4346

Thanks Greg,

now please go all the way and deposit my last 2 donations.The oldest one will be a year old this month. Of course,if you're so flush that you don't need it, how's about loaning me a pile?

Best regards,
David
by davidswhite
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: g1105049035
Replies: 4
Views: 4346

g1105049035

Greg,

please add the 15 extra days to my time in this game with cnita.

Thank you,
David
by davidswhite
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Restored games.
Replies: 3
Views: 3860

Restored Games

I'm certain that we're expected to reproduce our moves exactly as we made them(warts and all).
by davidswhite
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 5302

A Return to "THE TIME OF TROUBLES"???

It's been a good many years since we've experienced any real problems at all. In the meanwhile many chess sites(paying ones at that) have been continuously harassed by server problems. I can verify that Stan's Net-Chess, a paying site, completely ceased to function for about 3 years.During that time...
by davidswhite
Thu May 20, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zapper 2010 Tournament Report 2
Replies: 39
Views: 16573

Cliff, except for the typo on Ramawolf's name, you've truly done a superb job in managing and reporting on this tournament.My congratulations on your organizing skills. Brian,what can I say that hasn't already been commented on many times before as respects the sweetness of nature so evident in your...
by davidswhite
Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: This Hurts !
Replies: 9
Views: 6237

OHhh thank you!! I think I figured Cliff out, since I was lucky enough to beat him once...and David I have not had the privilege of playing :) I take your advice seriously tho...so thanks again...what do i owe ya:) That's strange because I distinctly remember you and I playing a Sveshnikov Sicilian...
by davidswhite
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zapper 2010 Tournament Report!
Replies: 50
Views: 20594

Cliff wrote "This is a Great tribute to Greg I feel! I'm sure that somewhere he feels quite happy! " Of course he meant Jeff rather than Greg but,considering all the work he's managed so well on this,and the fact that he's lately been under the weather,it's amazing to me that he's been able to carry...
by davidswhite
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zapper 2010 Tournament Report!
Replies: 50
Views: 20594

Some background on the origin of Jeff's "Zapper" m

During the early years of Net-Chess, when Greg was in constant pursuit of a dependable and affordable server, the system underwent periodic crashes. When,after a few days or more,the system would be back up and running,there would invariably be several active games that failed to reappear.In spite o...
by davidswhite
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: puzzling?????
Replies: 3
Views: 3641

Let's start off on the right foot...it's called The MacCutcheon Variation and like all other variations of the French which arise after White's 3rd move, Nc3, its object is not to obtain the advantage but,rather,to equalize and allow Black counterplay. It's not a gambit so no piece is being offered ...
by davidswhite
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: the past 3 tourney champion(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 5561

Brian,
if you're suggesting that dfourandwin was really just my alter ego, you're
even further gone than I'd feared.

David

P.S. My typo of 3007 instead of 2007 is just the latest proof that I should
never post anything when I'm too tired to see my keyboard clearly or do the necessary proofread.
by davidswhite
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: the past 3 tourney champion(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 5561

An atypical inaccuracy on Brian's part. I've won the last two,not three.Dfourandwin won the 3007 championship and he did so quite handily.

David
by davidswhite
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 40663

Cliff, as soon as I saw Brian's posting,I e-mailed him to tell him that he'd jumped the gun by some 5 weeks and,according to my understanding,wasn't supposed to post until March 1st. I haven't joined nor do I think that Andreas(ramawolf) has since we both expected an early March start.Obviously,we n...
by davidswhite
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 40663

30d +2d time control

As far as I'm concerned, 30d + 2d time control works fine.
by davidswhite
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 40663

27d +0 ?

I'm certain that Cliff was only kidding about this time control...right Cliff?
by davidswhite
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 40663

Cliff,

your proposed tournament format seems to me excellent and I look forward
to participating in it.
by davidswhite
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds of Silence...?
Replies: 24
Views: 11478

Who was the strongest celebrity chess player? Unless it's some type of trick question,the answer's unknowable.There was no real rating system available for chess hobbyists and they played most of their games amongst themselves. By reputation,Humphrey Bogart,Bobby Darin,and Anthony Quinn were known t...
by davidswhite
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A PUNISHMENT
Replies: 43
Views: 17770

Brian,

you're right.Even though I was only kidding, I apologize anyway.

Bestest,
David
by davidswhite
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A PUNISHMENT
Replies: 43
Views: 17770

Brian,ny friend, once again those smiley faces at the end of your posts concerning me prevent me from taking any offence. However,nothing can dissuade me from carefully scrutinizing the flight plan of any of my cross-country trips to ensure that the flight's safety is never knowingly dependent on yo...
by davidswhite
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A PUNISHMENT
Replies: 43
Views: 17770

I've just read through this thread in its entirety and am genuinely impressed by the total tonnage of restraint and indulgence that have been extended to Malakhov by the members of this site as well as by Greg. The most recent post by slowblunder should be sufficient alone to stop any continuation o...
by davidswhite
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A curious question...
Replies: 6
Views: 5561

Since white's e-pawn is still at e2, no pin as yet exists. Moreover,white can't simply chase the bishop away from g5 by playing h3 because the bishop can hold the line by moving to h5 and invite white to unbalance his kingside pawn structure by pursuing the bishop with g4. I know of no hard and fast...
by davidswhite
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A curious question...
Replies: 6
Views: 5561

Disregard the bishop and develop your central pawns.

Regards,
David
by davidswhite
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should you ever resign?
Replies: 41
Views: 22662

When to resign

It's my practice to play on as long as I can see even the slightest chance of avoiding a loss. However, just like Greg, I sometimes instantly resign (in my case from self-disgust) after making some particularly egregious blunder. There comes a point in every losing game when you just know it's point...
by davidswhite
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 6
Views: 6384

Hi Keith,
welcome back!!!

Best regards,
David
by davidswhite
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Top 500 rated players
Replies: 15
Views: 13948

That Davidswhite guy is a cheater!!!!! :lol: :lol: Brian, by the time I noticed the :lol: :lol: , I'd already made arrangements to extend Willie's contract with the Mets. :lol: :lol: :lol: I'd,also,decided to do no more pro bono chess work with you since clearly no good deed goes unpunished. Howeve...
by davidswhite
Tue May 13, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dfourandwin- New Net-Chess Site Champion(2007)
Replies: 5
Views: 6442

Brian, I've accepted but haven't decided my 1st move yet(really).

Regards,
David
by davidswhite
Mon May 12, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dfourandwin- New Net-Chess Site Champion(2007)
Replies: 5
Views: 6442

Dfourandwin- New Net-Chess Site Champion(2007)

Congratulations to dfourandwin! He not only won the tournament by,I believe, a record differential but,if he wins his one remaining game, will have won every single one of the 10 matches involved in the Final Round For my money, that's a spectacular accomplishment!!!!! As one of his victims,I hearti...
by davidswhite
Sun May 11, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: hello
Replies: 5
Views: 6731

Welcome to Net-Chess!

I suggest you issue a challenge to islanderfan who,I'm pretty sure,will give

you some games and perhaps some other names,also.


Best wishes and good luck,
David White
by davidswhite
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 6142

Welcome to the site. I'm sure that you'll find it a rewarding and challenging experience. There are a lot of good people here and some very strong players. I've been here for 8 & 1/2 years and am grateful to Net-Chess's founder and administrator,Greg Miller, for making every day of it possible. Gree...
by davidswhite
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: R.I.P Bobby Fischer
Replies: 31
Views: 26856

Re: silly, I annoy him???

I agree with kcollins. It's a matter of showing class. Or unfortunately sometimes the lack of it... For an example, look at how Carlsen makes sure everyone knows Kramnik was playing below his normal strength because of illness. That is class. http://www.chessvibes.com/videos/corus-2008-press-confer...
by davidswhite
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I hate it when........
Replies: 6
Views: 7767

This complaint will always be with us.
There is no way that we can uniformly impose good form on every player.
by davidswhite
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 46065

You continue to dismiss the fact that the rules at Net-Chess specifically provide for this after each player has made 50 moves. Anyone who was in time trouble after 50 moves,and was familiar with the site rules would have to be an idiot not to ask the TD for more time,period! What is your particular...
by davidswhite
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why has time been added?
Replies: 46
Views: 46065

Indeed,as jrichner points out,at a critical moment of the 2006 final round I was the beneficiary of added time along with my opponent,mikeh,who didn't need any. The circumstance was different,however. As I recall,I was down to my last 15 or 18 hours of time,couldn't afford to go to sleep,hunched ove...
by davidswhite
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeffery C. Jones 1963-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 27579

Greg, thank you so much for your prompt advice. I'll be writing directly,as you specified, but want to extend now to you and the rest of Jeff's family my
deepest condolences.
To the many of us here who knew him for years over the board your brother
was a very special person.

Warmest regards,
David
by davidswhite
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: frustrated....i just don't get it
Replies: 12
Views: 13829

I like slowblunder's reply and would recommend that you go that route. Of course,the proper approach would be to put yourself in the hands of a good teacher,of which this site has no shortage...which is not to say that any of them is necessarily available...or free.Cornstalk and hamot quickly come t...
by davidswhite
Mon May 14, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2006 tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

the 2006 Site Championship

Thank you Mike but I'd be remiss if I didn't accurately make mention of the fact that with just hours left on my clock my chance of drawing that last game with you were non-existent and had I not stumbled into learning that after 50 moves,I could request additional time to be added to our clocks. We...
by davidswhite
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An Ode to a Friend
Replies: 5
Views: 7264

Jonathan, I know too well what you're going through,and you have my profound sympathy. Last December 27th my Maltese of over 14 yrs.,Sammy,died in my arms. Like your Joey was to you,my Sammy was my best friend. Unlike you I had months to prepare and,believe me,I would have preferred sudden. The pain...
by davidswhite
Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2006 tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

No,not while the games are still ongoing. I'm already favoring my opponents in this round with the benefit of a whole series of moronic moves which run the gamut of inverted move orders,unforced blunders,and,my personal favorite...after working out and entering in my gamelog the continuation best fo...
by davidswhite
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2006 tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Herlock explained to me that his gameload had become too great for him to do himself justice;that he was playing some 45 ICCF games and that a careless move order blunder by him which led to a 2 move mate was for him the final straw. His resigning all of his games in the final round immediately afte...
by davidswhite
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Over the board shakes?
Replies: 13
Views: 14485

Jonathan, I know the feeling and it's one of the reasons I gradually allowed myself to be dissuaded from continuing my OTB ambitions...that,along with a wife and 3 children and a business that persisted in demanding my undivided attention(Lol!). I'm going back some 30 years but,nonetheless,can assur...
by davidswhite
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Will you be my Valentine?
Replies: 2
Views: 4618

Jonathan,old buddy, I think you left out one critical requirement for you
in the LIKES column:
Likes being a girl

Bestest,
David
by davidswhite
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: For Gmiller about 2006 tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 4569

Jonas, I,also,was looking forward to trying to fend you off in this tourney. As to your having to withdraw because you have more important things you must attend to just now than chess, I'm curious... have you been in recent communication with any members of my family or any shareholders of my compa...
by davidswhite
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Choosing Color to play
Replies: 6
Views: 7594

Hello and welcome to the site! I expect that you will have a great time here. To avoid being disappointed about which side the server randomly assigns you to play,you should always issue your challenges for an even number of games. This way,if you select(as most of us do) that each match should cons...
by davidswhite
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help
Replies: 12
Views: 12505

I don't think you should worry...you have the security of numbers. All of us who signed on for the 2006 tourney had the same experience. It must just have been a typo. At least that was my take on it and presumably everyone else's also since until now no one else has pointed out this contradiction. ...
by davidswhite
Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Stupidity blooms even in the desert
Replies: 21
Views: 20578

That's all,brother!!!

If some may consider it too drastic to ban him from the site
and/or prohibit any further postings on this forum from him,
then I would propose alternatively to have his fingers removed.
by davidswhite
Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Passing the torch...
Replies: 3
Views: 5904

Dear Sumdeus, I'm very sorry you won't be participating here in the immediate future. As I told you(and every other player with whom I communicated) as far as I'm concerned you are the strongest(best) chessplayer I've ever played. Not losing to you in our head-to-head match in the last cycle(of cour...
by davidswhite
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: shall I wait till my opponent resigns?
Replies: 20
Views: 20943

Pe said we clearly are not on the same side here, and i don't think this thread is going to change that. therefor i would like to close this mather now, if you don't mind, Greg. after all, it's only chess. there are more important things in life. have a good one. If I read this correctly,then Peter(...
by davidswhite
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A sad note about Jeff Jones...
Replies: 36
Views: 60455

Jeff, I can't stop thinking about you and the impact you've had on this site for over 6 years! The 101 thematics that you organized,the fun all of us had in imagining when "The Zapper" would strike again,the many serious and funny messages you would post on this forum and on and on. Suffice it to sa...
by davidswhite
Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A sad note about Jeff Jones...
Replies: 36
Views: 60455

Words are inadequate to express my shock and sadness in learning of Jeff's plight. Jeff,if you read this,please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as,I'm absolutely certain,are those of everyone on this site who has had the pleasure of meeting up with you here over the last six plus year...
by davidswhite
Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email
Replies: 5
Views: 7010

I've been complaining to Greg about this for about 2 weeks.
Glad to know I'm not the only one having this problem.