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  1. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    27 Jan '09 06:16 / 1 edit
    Does anybody know how to grab the PGN's from FICS?
    I really don't want to record it all by hand if I don't have too!

    EDIT: Using the non-graphical interface...I'm using the web interface
    -GIN
  2. 27 Jan '09 06:20
    I'm still using Winboard. I had BabasChess for a while, but I liked the simplicity of Winboard. Are you not able to download Winboard?
    I just click Copy Game To Clipboard and paste it wherever I like.
    If you do that and post a game here, you have to remove a space after every period (1. e4 becomes 1.e4).
    I don't suppose this helps you though.
  3. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    27 Jan '09 06:22
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I'm still using Winboard. I had BabasChess for a while, but I liked the simplicity of Winboard. Are you not able to download Winboard?
    I just click Copy Game To Clipboard and paste it wherever I like.
    If you do that and post a game here, you have to remove a space after every period (1. e4 becomes 1.e4).
    I don't suppose this helps you though.
    Well, I don't see the "Copy game" in the FICS window. I meen literally, how do I get the game out of the window (where you play the game at).

    I could put it in Chessbase or Winboard if I in fact had the game!
  4. 27 Jan '09 06:28
    Are you logged in now?

    PM me your handle and I will get the game from your history and PM it back to you.
  5. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    27 Jan '09 06:29 / 1 edit
    Bird Opening - Only about my 3rd or 4th time using the opening ever.
    I really like its idea, extremely aggressive. I need to learn some of its deeper theory if it ends up getting closed though.
  6. 27 Jan '09 06:38
    You will need some ideas for the more closed variations.
    Black usually doesn't let white get in e4.

    1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6

    You have to already decide on how to play.

    You can play for the dark squares with e3, b3, Bb2, Bb5(after black plays c5 and Nc6), 0-0, Ne5, and maybe a pawn storm with g4. (After the Bb5 move you take the knight on c6 when provoked by a6.)

    Another idea is to play for the white squares.

    e3, Be2, 0-0, d3, and try to work in e4

    or

    3.g3, Bg2, 0-0, d3, and again work for e4

    After e4 in these formations, you can try to work up a kingside attack.

    3.e3, d4, Bd3, 0-0, Nbd2, and Ne5 is a stonewall. It works well WHEN black castles kingside. An idea is Rf3 and Rh3 or a pawn assault with g4.

    These are just a few basic plans for the Bird.
  7. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    27 Jan '09 09:02
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    You will need some ideas for the more closed variations.
    Black usually doesn't let white get in e4.

    1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6

    You have to already decide on how to play.

    You can play for the dark squares with e3, b3, Bb2, Bb5(after black plays c5 and Nc6), 0-0, Ne5, and maybe a pawn storm with g4. (After the Bb5 move you take the knight on ...[text shortened]... dea is Rf3 and Rh3 or a pawn assault with g4.

    These are just a few basic plans for the Bird.
    Yeah,

    I like the dark square focus, and my intentions mostly (just in thought about it, not from actual usage) are a kingside castle, the f4 allows the Nf3 without stopping the f pawn, also allows after an early castle to utilizie Ng5 and can open the f file.

    Only problem i have is the e4 weakness, I don't like the idea of possible Knight posting there. Also seems like against a good KID it'd be horrible, as the Knights would tie together and could still keep the Knight on the Fianchettoed bishop. Yikes. Is the main idea in this type of play to get the e file open and get a rook on it?

    -GIN
  8. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    27 Jan '09 09:16
    Originally posted by Nowakowski
    Bird Opening - Only about my 3rd or 4th time using the opening ever.
    I really like its idea, extremely aggressive. I need to learn some of its deeper theory if it ends up getting closed though.
    [pgn]
    1.f4 (0:00.000) g6 (0:00.000) 2.e4 (0:03.599) Nc6 (0:06.896) 3.d4 (0:05.302) d5 (0:28.840) 4.Nc3 (0:17.747) dxe4 (0:24.753) 5.Nxe4 (0:02.518) Bf5 (0:16.3 ...[text shortened]... e4 (0:36.104) 26.Rh4 (0:35.859) dxc2 (0:20.214) 27.Rxd8# (0:04.422) {Black checkmated} 1-0[/pgn]
    1. ... e5!! 0-1
  9. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    27 Jan '09 13:57
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics

    If you do that and post a game here, you have to remove a space after every period (1. e4 becomes 1.e4).
    I think you only need to replace the carriage return at the end of each row with an empty space.
  10. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    27 Jan '09 16:04
    I use BabasChess and all my games are automatically saved to a pgn file that I can open with ChessBase, Fritz, Word, Notepad, Chess Informant Reader, and even Chessmaster.

    If I open in Notepad, I can easily copy and paste for replaying here.
  11. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    27 Jan '09 18:42
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    I use BabasChess and all my games are automatically saved to a pgn file that I can open with ChessBase, Fritz, Word, Notepad, Chess Informant Reader, and even Chessmaster.

    If I open in Notepad, I can easily copy and paste for replaying here.
    I was having problems with the Syntax on the Java Applet...but as you can see that the game is there, I figured it out. Thanks though.

    -GIN