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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    14 Feb '10 21:35 / 1 edit
    Edit: Title = "Opening Moves for 'Public Games' Link"

    Would it be possible to list out the first few moves of the games shown under the "public games" link? For example, if I were scrolling through the games, it would be nice to see the opening sequence, especially if I were trying to find a game with a particular opening, without having to click on the game and figure out how it started. Granted, the "search by miniboards" feature would be useful, but only so long as the game hadn't progressed beyond the opening.

    For example, let's say I was interested in finding ongoing games that had begun with the Scandinavian Defense (1. e4 d5). It would be a lot easier to find such a game with the first two or three moves listed rather than having to click on each individual game and hope that I came across the game I was looking for.

    Just a thought.
  2. 14 Feb '10 22:39
    http://www.timeforchess.com/gamesexplorer/

    Is good but it does need updating.
  3. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    14 Feb '10 23:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    http://www.timeforchess.com/gamesexplorer/

    Is good but it does need updating.
    I agree. I use it frequently. But even if it were updated, I could see this being a valuable resource, too. I always enjoy seeing opening positions played out in whole games. Also, these games would be in progress, not yet archived.
  4. 15 Feb '10 01:23
    Okay then, I've got to ask.

    How come on the unupdated database you have faced 1.e4 106 times
    and yet only played 1...d5 once.

    Why this sudden interest in the Scandinavian Defence?

    Are you trying to wangle an invite to the Swedish meet up Thread 126988 ?
  5. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    15 Feb '10 02:22
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    How come on the unupdated database you have faced 1.e4 106 times
    and yet only played 1...d5 once?
    Because it's unupdated.

    Seriously, though, more than anything it was just an example. But yes, I have had a newfound interest in it because it gets me to manageable middlegames without a terrible amount of theory.
  6. 15 Feb '10 02:39
    Hmmm....

    I don't believe you.

    I think you have bought that book by Spinowsky & Spenunksy.

    "Play the Scandinavian and Win lots of Friends."

    So now you are hawking around RHP looking for players to play 1...d5 against.

    Well Mr WittyWonka (if that is indeed your real name) we are wise to you.
    And let me tell you this. I know a line that tranposes the Scandianvian into
    a dull Caro Khan.

    See how many new friends that gets you.

    Don't so it Russ. This WittyWonka chappie is up to something.

    Update the database so we can see how many Scandinavians he has really played.
  7. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    15 Feb '10 03:27 / 1 edit
    Lol, I stand corrected. You win -- I can't find any other correspondence games
    here on RHP that I've played (although I've had some recent success on RHP blitz
    with it recently). I seriously did go through a period when I really looked into it
    after I got fed up with the Sicilian theory. Now, coming back to chess after
    my "interlude," I'm going to give it another chance so I can give more of my
    attention to the middle game.

    That still doesn't invalidate my original suggestion for the "public games" feature...

    PS -- I'd be interested to see the transposition you were talking about, if you don't mind sharing it.
  8. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    15 Feb '10 11:57
    Get sub Mr. Wonka Tournament 9357.
  9. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    15 Feb '10 16:40
    Originally posted by zozozozo
    Get sub Mr. Wonka Tournament 9357.
    I know about this -- I was the one who requested it. Now I will have a whole tournament full of games to watch.

    BUT this site idea isn't supposed to be about the Scandinavian defense. It's supposed to be about allowing anyone to quickly scan through ongoing games to find openings that they're looking for.