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  1. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    14 May '01 10:35
    Is there an easy way to go directly to a game, usually one that has
    finished and isn't on the active list anymore, so that you can discuss it
    with someone else? So for example you could say take a look at
    game number xxxx
  2. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    14 May '01 12:28
    In addition, is it possible to download the game, as a text file list of
    moves, formatted in regular notation? This would allow reviewing a
    game without staying on line.
  3. Subscriber Chris
    Site Admin
    14 May '01 12:51
    You both have read our minds. Both these things are on the todo-
    list. We would like to append the current game in PGN format to each
    mail, and provide a link to request an email of the latest game if you
    have email move-notifications turned off.

    The other thing we would like to do is provide an input box to allow
    you to jump straight to a game.

    Currently, a link like this can be used to jump to a game id but it's
    not quite as effective.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/viewhistory.php?gameid=5709

    The search box on the public game screen can be used to find a
    game if you know one of the players' names.

    Thanks,
    Chris
  4. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    14 May '01 13:22
    Can pgn be viewed as a text file that shows the moves in standard
    notation, or does it have to be loaded into a chess program?

    What I was thinking of was something like a master game archive of
    all completed games, listed in numerical sequence, including players
    names, with winner in green, loser in red, and draws both in black.
    Something like that.... The game result could be included, such as
    checkmate, resignation, draw, or cancelled. You could maybe have it
    so you just right-click on the game number to initiate downloading
    options.
  5. Subscriber Chris
    Site Admin
    14 May '01 22:33
    PGN is in algebraic format and looks similar to

    [bunch of stuff]
    [at the top]
    [describing game]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Ke7 etc...

    All those things you mention sound great!