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  1. 29 Nov '12 05:18
    Should Non-Paying Members have there separate Top Ranking?
    Why? and Why not?...
  2. 29 Nov '12 09:19
    You're just jealous of my rating

    BTW: This should be placed under Site Ideas. It's not chess related.
  3. 30 Nov '12 01:37
    Originally posted by tvochess
    You're just jealous of my rating

    BTW: This should be placed under Site Ideas. It's not chess related.
    i think we should be made to see the site in black and white and only 1move every week
  4. 30 Nov '12 02:27 / 1 edit


    Non subs should not be allowed to see their opponents pieces,
    all they are told is that their opponent has moved and nothing else.

    So as White they log on to play their 5th move and all they can see is this.


    What has happened? (what were the 4 previous moves for both sides.)

    This is SG territory. I bet he could come up with a super one.
  5. 30 Nov '12 08:53
    Hey GP, You make my day.
    LOL... love it
  6. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    30 Nov '12 13:10
    Originally posted by jcmessy
    [b]Should Non-Paying Members have there separate Top Ranking?
    Why? and Why not?...[/b]
    That's a bold question.
  7. 30 Nov '12 14:00
    Non paying members generate the advertising revenue just like when you watch non subscription commercial tv channels.
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    30 Nov '12 16:31
    Originally posted by greenpawn34


    Non subs should not be allowed to see their opponents pieces,
    all they are told is that their opponent has moved and nothing else.

    So as White they log on to play their 5th move and all they can see is this.

    [fen]8/8/8/3P4/6P1/7P/PPP2P2/RNB1KBNR w KQ - 0 1[/fen]
    What has happened? (what were the 4 previous moves for both sides.)

    This is SG territory. I bet he could come up with a super one.
    It seems the Bishop has taken the e-pawn and wQ.

    Either:

    or
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    30 Nov '12 16:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34


    Non subs should not be allowed to see their opponents pieces,
    all they are told is that their opponent has moved and nothing else.

    So as White they log on to play their 5th move and all they can see is this.

    [fen]8/8/8/3P4/6P1/7P/PPP2P2/RNB1KBNR w KQ - 0 1[/fen]
    What has happened? (what were the 4 previous moves for both sides.)

    This is SG territory. I bet he could come up with a super one.
    This one will be tough to beat.

    M. Caillaud

    Position after Black's 20th move. Gamescore?
    (White's pieces are hidden)
  10. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    30 Nov '12 18:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This one will be tough to beat.
    What trickery is this ? Black has 9 pawns.
  11. 30 Nov '12 19:23 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This one will be tough to beat.

    M. Caillaud
    [fen]6k1/p1p1p1qp/p1n1p3/1p1r1p1b/6p1/r3b3/8/8 w - - 0 2[/fen]
    Position after Black's 20th move. Gamescore?
    (White's pieces are hidden)
    You got me interested enough to put the position on my little magnetic set.
    I can't guarantee anything though.

    Edit:
    Yeah, LOL
    I dug out the set and just now got to it.
    It's an illegal position.

    I assume one of those pawns is black's last piece (knight).

    Is figuring out which pawn is a knight part of the puzzle?
    I feel hungover, and I don't even drink.
  12. 30 Nov '12 21:09
    Well ... I got tired of waiting and started to dream up stuff.

    Can white get his king to the 8th rank in 8 moves? Yes

    Can black mate white on the 8th move? Yes



    Next, white must get his king to the 8th rank AND deliver mate (by discovery) in the least amount of moves.

    I'll let someone else take that one. hehe
  13. 30 Nov '12 22:12
    This has to be too many moves:

  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Dec '12 01:54
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This one will be tough to beat.

    M. Caillaud
    [fen]6k1/p1p1p1q1/p1n1p3/1p1r1p1b/6p1/r3b3/8/8 w - - 0 2[/fen]
    Position after Black's 20th move. Gamescore?
    (White's pieces are hidden)
    Let's try this again!

    There is no pawn on h7. My apologies.

    M. Caillaud

    Position after Black's 20th move. Gamescore?
    (White's pieces are hidden)
  15. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    01 Dec '12 03:33
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    This has to be too many moves:

    [pgn]1. d4 g6 2.e4 Bh6 3.Bxh6 d6 4.Qh5 Kd7 5.Ke2 c6 6.Kf3 Qc7 7.Kg4 e6 8.Kg5 Ne7 9.Be2 Rd8 10.Bf8 Nd5 11.Qxh7 Nb4 12.Kf6 g5 13.Bh5 Nxc2 14.Kxf7 Nxa1 15.Kg8# [/pgn]