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  1. 15 Nov '06 23:18 / 1 edit
    Are you under 1600?
    Do you want to improve?
    Are you willing to solve a few simple problems?

    This might help players above 1600 also. Going over master games is good for all players.

    I had a talk with a couple of people who gave me different ideas on how to post games analysis. I've been reading the chess threads and the help ones lately and I'm willing to give this another shot. We have more users now who seem very willing to learn. I think it's better helping a whole bunch of people at once instead of one by one. I was looking at the player tables and approximately 10% are over 1600!! I was expecting more like 30%.

    I will go over 1 master game explaining the moves and post several puzzles inbetween the game (instead of at the end). Once they are solved or attempted the game will continue. If it goes well, then i'll go over another game. Add your name to the list below and hopefully we can get at least 6 players. I still have to figure out a few more administrative stuff and then we can begin.

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  2. 15 Nov '06 23:36
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Are you under 1600?
    Do you want to improve?
    Are you willing to solve a few simple problems?

    This might help players above 1600 also. Going over master games is good for all players.

    I had a talk with a couple of people who gave me different ideas on how to post games analysis. I've been reading the chess threads and the help ones lately and I'm willin ...[text shortened]... trative stuff and then we can begin.

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    Are you telling me I'm in the top 10% on RHP?

    Woo!
  3. 15 Nov '06 23:58
    2 Kevin
  4. 16 Nov '06 00:17
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Are you telling me I'm in the top 10% on RHP?

    Woo!
    About 1300 players are above 1600 so I rounded to 14000. 140,000 active players altogether.

    So 10%. That's pretty low. OTB, 15% are over 1800.
  5. 16 Nov '06 00:41 / 1 edit
    I'm interested. Don't worry if I don't post much though, because during the day I'm in school and I also have a lot of homework.
  6. 16 Nov '06 00:59
    Add me too but i gotta do school during day.
  7. 16 Nov '06 01:17
    I though You left???


    Anyway -- seeing as you want numbers I'll put my name in the hat


    however, seeing as i'm past 1600, i'll only fill in IF there is a lack of interest....
  8. 16 Nov '06 01:19
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    I though You left???


    Anyway -- seeing as you want numbers I'll put my name in the hat


    however, seeing as i'm past 1600, i'll only fill in IF there is a lack of interest....
    I'm interested.
  9. 16 Nov '06 01:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Are you under 1600?
    Do you want to improve?
    Are you willing to solve a few simple problems?

    This might help players above 1600 also. Going over master games is good for all players.

    I had a talk with a couple of people who gave me different ideas on how to post games analysis. I've been reading the chess threads and the help ones lately and I'm willin trative stuff and then we can begin.

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    2.Chesskid001 !

    I'm interested!

    Oh and by the way, 1250 appears to be the median of the players here(can't say the mean, as outliers could affect it). I'm about 7500 out of about 1500.
  10. 16 Nov '06 01:42
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    I though You left???


    Anyway -- seeing as you want numbers I'll put my name in the hat


    however, seeing as i'm past 1600, i'll only fill in IF there is a lack of interest....
    Left competitive chess.
  11. 16 Nov '06 01:44
    1. RahimK
    2. Kevin Mcfarland
    3. Falco Lombardi
    4. pizzintea
    5. Shinidoki
    6. Loki74
    7. chesskid001
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    Anyone else? Add you name on there. I'll give a few more days. I know there are other players out there like money maker etc...
  12. 16 Nov '06 01:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RahimK
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    Black just played 9...Bh6. Isn't this a blunder?



    Solve that. How long did it take you?

    Can you spare that much time in 2 days? I want to post 1 puzzle like that every several moves into the game and have all of you guys try to solve it and post your answer. Is that fair?
  13. 16 Nov '06 01:56 / 1 edit
    I'm here I'm here

    8. Sexy gal (I mean MoneyMaker )
  14. 16 Nov '06 01:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    I'm here I'm here
    Add you name to the list please. O and solve that puzzles above and write how long it took you and if you can spare that much time every 2 days.
  15. 16 Nov '06 01:59
    No, both Knights now cover F5. He should be able to outpost one of them on one spot tying up his Bishop and Queen and threatening the other Bishop.

    Is that right?