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  1. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    12 Mar '07 04:41
    Besides there new interface, back in the day I loved that site. Go ahead RahimK lets hear it.
  2. 12 Mar '07 04:54
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    Besides there new interface, back in the day I loved that site. Go ahead RahimK lets hear it.
    I can tell you the only thing that is right with yahoo chess and really the only thing that matters to me:

    It runs over port 80.

    This means i can connect to it from behind a firewall at work. AFAIK it is the only realtime chess site that allows this.
  3. 12 Mar '07 06:36
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    Besides there new interface, back in the day I loved that site. Go ahead RahimK lets hear it.
    It just doesn't feel right.

    Thats all I have to say... lol

    I bet it's decent since some people play there, but seriously not my taste, it's not serious enough.
  4. 12 Mar '07 10:45
    chess on Yahoo is for amateurs, not for PROs like we are .

    actually, I use Yahoo if I want just a little of some game (I used it a little for cards' games -poker, bridge, or pool), but this site(Yahoo) is for people who have some 30 minutes to spare and do not know what to do...not for maniacs and addicts like us.
  5. 12 Mar '07 11:57
    What kills me about Yahoo is chess is the chat areas are filled with players who have names like HotSexyFemale19, PromiscuousGirl21, etc who do nothing more than post the links to pictures of their profile and talk about how hot they are.

    For starters, who knows whether these people are even female and secondly, it doesn't look to good with the wifey when I'm trying to play chess on Yahoo and get these random names sending me messages. Are there more people trying to hook up here than actual chess players? Weird!
  6. 12 Mar '07 13:20
    Yahoo really has little (in terms of functions) to make good players go there.


    and also, I find that many of the players are abusive
  7. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    12 Mar '07 13:52
    Yahoo chess is an oxymoron. Yahoo does not operate a chess site.
  8. 12 Mar '07 14:30
    Originally posted by 93confirmed
    What kills me about Yahoo is chess is the chat areas are filled with players who have names like HotSexyFemale19, PromiscuousGirl21, etc who do nothing more than post the links to pictures of their profile and talk about how hot they are.

    For starters, who knows whether these people are even female and secondly, it doesn't look to good with the wife ...[text shortened]... me messages. Are there more people trying to hook up here than actual chess players? Weird!
    Thats exactly why I never played there!

    The people are so desperate there, seriously, online dating...
  9. 12 Mar '07 14:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ian Coetzee
    Thats exactly why I never played there!

    The people are so desperate there, seriously, online dating...
    I agree. Also, yahoo people only want to play blitz, there chess playing software is occasionally buggy, there new interface is bad, and the ratings system is definitely inflated,. Plus people just randomly start cussing at you...
    Also, people never press the start game button. I press the button, then wait for a couple ofr minutes and they never press it....
  10. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    12 Mar '07 15:14
    cheating...... 95% of them i'm sure of it, and the rest suck.
  11. 13 Mar '07 00:09
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    Besides there new interface, back in the day I loved that site. Go ahead RahimK lets hear it.
    Do you really want me to contribute or have you heard enough already?

    Keep in mind I did play 2000+ blitz games easy on Yahoo before joining an OTB club, 3 years ago.
  12. 13 Mar '07 00:17
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    Besides there new interface, back in the day I loved that site. Go ahead RahimK lets hear it.
    The interface isn't very professional, and the players are just downright rude, not to mention there are a lot of engine users there from what I've been told.
  13. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    15 Mar '07 04:00
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Do you really want me to contribute or have you heard enough already?

    Keep in mind I did play 2000+ blitz games easy on Yahoo before joining an OTB club, 3 years ago.
    Im pretty sure less then 10% of them are actually cheating, Ive played 10 games in the past week on yahoo and none of them cheated, because I couldnt have defeated them or played that well against an engine. Plus its pretty easy to tell when its a person and when its not
  14. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    15 Mar '07 04:26
    Okay. I had to try it again to check out the changes. It looks pretty much like the same old yahoo to me, except that it is more colorful. Here's one basic problem: chess servers implement PGN, Yahoo! Games does not.

    Compare

    ;Title: Yahoo! Chess Game
    ;White: peteryoung992000
    ;Black: wulebgr
    ;Date: Thu Mar 15 02:20:20 GMT 2007

    1. e2-e4 e7-e6
    2. d2-d4 d7-d5
    3. e4-e5 c7-c5
    4. c2-c3 b8-c6
    5. f2-f4 c5xd4
    6. c3xd4 d8-b6
    7. g1-f3 g8-h6
    8. b1-c3 h6-f5
    9. f1-b5 c8-d7
    10. b5xc6 b7xc6
    11. o-o c6-c5
    12. g2-g4 c5xd4
    13. g4xf5 d4xc3+
    14. f1-f2 c3xb2
    15. c1xb2 f8-c5
    16. b2-d4 e6xf5
    17. a1-b1 b6-a5
    18. d4xc5 a5xc5
    19. d1-b3 o-o
    20. b3-d3 d7-e6
    21. g1-g2 a8-b8
    22. b1-c1 c5xc1
    23. f3-d4 b8-b2
    24. d4-e2 c1-c6
    25. d3-a3 f8-b8
    26. g2-g3 h7-h5
    27. e2-d4 c6-b6
    28. f2xb2 b6xb2
    29. a3xa7 b2-c3+
    30. g3-h4 c3-e1+
    31. h4xh5 g7-g6+
    32. h5-g5 e1-g1+
    33. g5-f6 b8-f8
    34. a7-c5 g1xh2
    35. d4xe6 h2-h8+
    36. f6-e7 f7xe6
    37. e7xe6 f8-e8+
    38. e6xd5 h8-g7
    39. d5-d4 g7-d7+
    40. d4-e3 e8-c8
    41. c5-a3 d7-c6
    42. a3-b3+ g8-g7
    43. e5-e6 c6-c3+
    44. b3xc3+ c8xc3+
    45. e3-d4 c3-a3
    46. d4-e5 a3xa2
    47. e5-d6 a2-a6+
    48. d6-e7 a6-a7+
    49. e7-e8 g7-f6
    50. e8-d8 a7-e7
    51. d8-c8 f6xe6
    52. c8-d8 e6-d6
    53. d8-c8 d6-c6
    54. c8-d8 e7-e3

    to

    [Event "Yahoo! Chess Game"]
    [Site "yahoo"]
    [Date "2007.03.14"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "peteryoung992000"]
    [Black "Wulebgr"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C02"]
    [PlyCount "108"]

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. f4 cxd4 6. cxd4 Qb6 7. Nf3 Nh6 8. Nc3
    Nf5 9. Bb5 Bd7 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. O-O c5 12. g4 cxd4 13. gxf5 dxc3+ 14. Rf2 cxb2
    15. Bxb2 Bc5 16. Bd4 exf5 17. Rb1 Qa5 18. Bxc5 Qxc5 19. Qb3 O-O 20. Qd3 Be6 21.
    Kg2 Rab8 22. Rc1 Qxc1 23. Nd4 Rb2 24. Ne2 Qc6 25. Qa3 Rfb8 26. Kg3 h5 27. Nd4
    Qb6 28. Rxb2 Qxb2 29. Qxa7 Qc3+ 30. Kh4 Qe1+ 31. Kxh5 g6+ 32. Kg5 Qg1+ 33. Kf6
    Rf8 34. Qc5 Qxh2 35. Nxe6 Qh8+ 36. Ke7 fxe6 37. Kxe6 Re8+ 38. Kxd5 Qg7 39. Kd4
    Qd7+ 40. Ke3 Rc8 41. Qa3 Qc6 42. Qb3+ Kg7 43. e6 Qc3+ 44. Qxc3+ Rxc3+ 45. Kd4
    Ra3 46. Ke5 Rxa2 47. Kd6 Ra6+ 48. Ke7 Ra7+ 49. Ke8 Kf6 50. Kd8 Re7 51. Kc8 Kxe6
    52. Kd8 Kd6 53. Kc8 Kc6 54. Kd8 Re3 0-1

    As I repeat every time I see that someone has started a thread on this topic, Yahoo is not a chess site.
  15. 15 Mar '07 05:02
    I repeat

    Yahoo! Chess is the only realtime chess site that one can access via a browser from behind a firewall that only allows port 80 and 443 out.

    I have no idea why *ICS doesn't have this facility but it is enormously annoying I mean really .. how hard is it to run off of a standard HTTP port!!

    This of course doesn't detract from the many valid points other people have made .. but if you ain't got a choice you just have to put up with what you got