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Ten years since....

Original post by Subscriber Russ, 21 Feb '11 11:10
  1. RHP Code Monkey
    RHP HQ
    Joined : 21 Feb '01
    Moves : 1408
    ...we threw the switch and this site went “live”. And we have been providing a (very nearly) uninterrupted free online chess service ever since. For what started as just another hobby project (with a daft name) for two over enthusiastic programmers, this one stuck around.

    And to everyone who has played here over the years, assisted with managing the site or sent valued feedback about how we can improve, we would like to thank you, you have made the site what it is. The community here has certainly defined what the site was and has become, and makes this place unique.

    I’ll keep this brief, and avoid re-documenting all the events of the first 10 years, but we’ll be doing a few things over the next couple of weeks. First off, sign up to the prize winning tournaments!

    Thanks again everyone, I hope you’ll be with us for many more years too.
  2. Joined : 03 Apr '06
    Moves : 77663
    Happy birthday ! 10 years, a big boy now...
    A little preview about what will happen in the next 10 years maybe ?
  3. Joined : 27 Jul '07
    Moves : 12826
    Happy Birthday RHP.One of my favourite websites of all time.
  4. New Braunfels, Texas
    Joined : 22 Aug '07
    Moves : 55588
    It was 10 years ago today

    Sgt Russ taught the world to play

    Players been going in and out of style

    But always guaranteed to raise a smile

    So may I introduce to you

    The chess action over all these years

    Sgt Russ's Red Hot Pawn!!!!!!
  5. Frustrate the Bad
    1st Floor, turn left
    Joined : 01 Nov '08
    Moves : 92136
    Congratulations on the 10 years! To the next 10, a raised glass!

    I'd like to enter an anniversary tournament to celebrate. Alas, what probably looked like a nice idea on paper, doesn't look so good in practice. Groups of ten are fine. But a 10/10 time limit is way too slow for me - and for many others, I'll bet. A pity
  6. chess dummy
    Joined : 20 Jan '09
    Moves : 202072
    Don't be a spoilsport. Who's going to use up 10 days for every move? You'd be too old for the T-shirt by the time it arrived.
  7. Chess Librarian
    The Stacks
    Joined : 21 Aug '09
    Moves : 79590
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Don't be a spoilsport. Who's going to use up 10 days for every move? You'd be too old for the T-shirt by the time it arrived.
    Count me in, and to Red Hot #*^^ with my game load!

    Paul

    Edit: I just signed up for the 1750+ banded tournament, and I can already tell my only hope of a T-Shirt is when RHP opens up a "Shop" link!
  8. Moo
    UK
    Joined : 16 Dec '02
    Moves : 70740
    Congratulations on the 10 years!
  9. chess dummy
    Joined : 20 Jan '09
    Moves : 202072
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Count me in, and to Red Hot #*^^ with my game load!

    Paul

    Edit: I just signed up for the 1750+ banded tournament, and I can already tell my only hope of a T-Shirt is when RHP opens up a "Shop" link!
    no sooner said ....

    http://www.cafepress.com.au/rhp001
  10. God's # Jer. 33:3
    California
    Joined : 21 May '03
    Moves : 157855
    Originally posted by Russ
    ...we threw the switch and this site went “live”. And we have been providing a (very nearly) uninterrupted free online chess service ever since. For what started as just another hobby project (with a daft name) for two over enthusiastic programmers, this one stuck around.

    And to everyone who has played here over the years, assisted with managing the site o ...[text shortened]... winning tournaments!

    Thanks again everyone, I hope you’ll be with us for many more years too.
    Congrates!

    How many names where created in 10 years of this site?

    I think every 10 minutes a new name is made for this site.
  11. Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Joined : 04 Jul '06
    Moves : 653965
    Congratulations! A very nice hobby indeed!!
  12. Grammar Nazi
    Auschwitz
    Joined : 03 Apr '06
    Moves : 44348
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    no sooner said ....

    http://www.cafepress.com.au/rhp001

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    Size up for a looser fit
    Super soft high end woven elastic trim
    Made in the U.S.A.


    I so did not need to read that...
  13. Brisbane
    Joined : 11 Nov '04
    Moves : 339270
    congratulations 10 years already and hopefully i will be able to play within the .
    next 10 so stay
    ___________
  14. THORNINYOURSIDE
    Joined : 04 Sep '04
    Moves : 245624
    Originally posted by clandarkfire

    [b]Classic Thong

    Panty-minimalists love our casual thong that covers sweet spots without covering your assets; putting an end to panty-lines. This under-goodie is "outta sight" in low-rise pants. Toss these message panties onstage at your favorite rock star or share a surprise message with someone special ... later.
    5.8 oz. 100% Ultra-fine c ...[text shortened]... soft high end woven elastic trim
    Made in the U.S.A.


    I so did not need to read that...[/b]
    ...and you had to tell us SO WE READ IT TOO.
  15. Sapan Rinpoche
    Lyons, CO, USA, NA
    Joined : 29 Dec '08
    Moves : 53937
    E MA HO! How wonderful! We are all very grateful to you, Russ, for hanging in there and making Red Hot Pawn the great site that it is in our tumultuous times. In many ways I just do not know where I might be in my chess adventures without this best of the best sites! Congratulations, Sapan Rinpoche, Club Colorado USA Admin
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