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by langelli
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Forfeits and move time limit
Replies: 6
Views: 11133

Re: Forfeits and move time limit

I used to find people who abandon games to be very frustrating. So, now, before i join a match I look at each player to see what their forfeit percentage is. If I feel the number of forfeits is too high in relationship to the number of games played I don't join. This seems to work for me.
by langelli
Tue May 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Here's to all cheaters
Replies: 6
Views: 10939

Re: Here's to all cheaters

It's too much effort to cheat. Just play your games. Win, lose or draw! It's all just for fun anyway. Cheaters, after all, are only cheating themselves.
by langelli
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Subscription
Replies: 9
Views: 21142

Re: Subscription

I did!
by langelli
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: *Donation*
Replies: 5
Views: 10350

Re: *Donation*

Perhaps my check was cashed, and I missed it.
by langelli
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pinned Rook
Replies: 2
Views: 4985

Re: Pinned Rook

Thanks, Ziggyblitz! I can't believe after playing chess for over 40 years I didn't know the rule applying to that situation. Live and learn............................
by langelli
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pinned Rook
Replies: 2
Views: 4985

Pinned Rook

Can a pinned piece put a king in check? I had my opponent's rook pinned with my queen. On my opponent's next move he could have put me in check with his other rook. The second rook would have been protected with the pinned rook. Could I have taken the second rook with my king? The only piece protect...
by langelli
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: *Donation*
Replies: 5
Views: 10350

Re: *Donation*

I made a donation a few months ago, but my check was never cashed.
by langelli
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

I couldn't agree more. There are plenty of good sports here on net=chess. We tend to take them for granted. I posted a 2 game challenge to you. I hope you accept the challenge. My first name is Lou.
by langelli
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Playing Against Our Net-Chess Server Engine ?
Replies: 6
Views: 10618

Re: Playing Against Our Net-Chess Server Engine ?

I just payed the server for the first time in a year or so. I was losing as I always do when I play the server, so I forced the server into the "3 move repetition " rule. However, the game didn't end. It just kept on going. I stopped playing after about 10 repetitive moves. Does the server not recog...
by langelli
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

That's fine, Cliff. Post it when you're ready.
by langelli
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

sounds good, Cliff
by langelli
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

Cliff,
Post me a challenge. I would like to play you, but I don't know your user name. Mine is langelli. Post 2 games, OK? I promise not to forfeit. :lol:
Lou
by langelli
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

I, for one, consider a win by timing out to be a hollow win. It takes all the fun out of the game. Using the clock in an across the board game is totally different in my mind than using the clock on this site. Across the board games in a tournament is a totally different game than what we play here....
by langelli
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

Braveheart? How about Chickenheart! :lol: Why does he even bother playing?
by langelli
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

I never mentioned players names before, but what he heck. How about adding "ludger" to the list. About 60% forfeits.
by langelli
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

Wow! We seem to be making headway. :D I, for one, have always avoided new players because they don't have enough of a track record for me to know if they are honorable or not. There are plenty of people that will play new players, and then there's the system matches. New players don't say new for ve...
by langelli
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

Perfect example! Another player to avoid.
by langelli
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Re: Same Old Beef

It's happening again. I lost 2 games to a particular player a couple of weeks ago. I later joined a match that this player was in. I won 1 game, and have a strong position in the second game. Now he isn't moving. He's moving in other games, but not in mine. I'll never understand this. in any event, ...
by langelli
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Same Old Beef
Replies: 31
Views: 28117

Same Old Beef

I love chess, and I love this site. I have been playing here since 2004. It is, by far, the best chess site on the internet. However, there is one circumstance that drives me crazy. As we all know there are players that move in a timely fashion until they find themselves in a losing position. That's...
by langelli
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy 17th birthday net-chess.com
Replies: 6
Views: 11504

Re: Happy 17th birthday net-chess.com

"Better Late Than Never" Happy Birthday Net-Chess. Thank you Greg for this great site. I joined in 2004. I've been on other sites, but none of them come close to this one. The format is very user friendly, and that's important to computer illiterates like me. All the players are pretty good guys. So...
by langelli
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NFL 2014-15
Replies: 3
Views: 8917

Re: NFL 2014-15

GO PATRIOTS!!!!!
by langelli
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 10 MOVES
Replies: 1
Views: 4756

10 MOVES

I've been playing here for 10 years. I've timed out 4 times. It was when my computer failed, and it took me a little time too get a new one. I know it takes 10 moves before the victor can be credited with a win. Is it 10 moves all together, or 10 moves for each player?
by langelli
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Timing out
Replies: 9
Views: 16087

Re: Timing out

Sometimes I resign when in a losing position, but sometimes I continue to play just to gain some experience. In a losing situation I try to force a draw. If that's unethical please explain why, and in the future I'll resign. I do not want to frustrate or annoy anybody. I just enjoy playing even if I...
by langelli
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What have happen with Net-Chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 22982

Re: What have happen with Net-Chess?

I've been playing here for 10 years, and I would rather have this type of forum than when players were bickering, complaining, and ranting and raving over some pretty petty things. I would like to see more participation, but give me this over the old days. :)
by langelli
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 17249

Re: THE FORUM

Hi Abiodun! To answer your question, I have travelled a bit. Not as much as some people I know, but enough for me. I've been to Bermuda 6-7 times. My wife and I like it a lot. I've been to Aruba, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Puerto Rico, and more Caribbean Islands, and we always end up saying we s...
by langelli
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 17249

Re: THE FORUM

I, too, prefer no post to negativity and fighting. My most recent chess purchase was a chess set made of glass. I got it in Bermuda. The board is inlaid glass. The pieces are also glass. The white pieces are a clear glass, and the black ones are a heavily tinted glass. The pieces stand about 2 inche...
by langelli
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 17249

Re: THE FORUM

Yeah! Too bad because it used to be fun. Oh well.....................
by langelli
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 17249

THE FORUM

Net-Chess Players, There isn't as much activity here on the forum like there was when I first joined net-chess. It used to be fun going onto the forum when all my moves were made, but I still didn't have enough chess to satisfy me for that day. Then it got crazy here. People were complaining, fighti...
by langelli
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forfeits
Replies: 12
Views: 18579

Re: Forfeits

I realize there are people who sign up, and then decide they don't want to play. Then there are the people who see a losing situation, and just let the game time out. Perhaps the solution, or I should say one solution, is a small yearly membership fee. Even a fee as small as $10 a year would deter a...
by langelli
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forfeits
Replies: 12
Views: 18579

Re: Forfeits

I agree that there are players with more forfeits than 81, but this particular player is 81 for 81. That's forfeiting 100% of his or her games. I see that as a total lack of respect for ones fellow players. I do understand that things happen, and forfeits are inevitable. It's just frustrating! This ...
by langelli
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forfeits
Replies: 12
Views: 18579

Forfeits

I urge everyone to check an opponents forfeit percentage before joining a match. Everybody forfeits a game here or there for who knows what reason. My beef is with players who have a very high percentage of forfeits. There is someone looking to start a 20 game match right now. This person has played...
by langelli
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Android
Replies: 1
Views: 3597

Re: Android

What the?
by langelli
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: My dad
Replies: 6
Views: 9079

Re: My dad

My deepest sympathy.
by langelli
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Subscription
Replies: 9
Views: 21142

Re: Subscription

I would happily pay $30 per year to belong to net-chess. :D If there were a nominal fee it would deter these people who start games and disappear from joining. It may also stop the people with a percemtage of forfeits from joining. Well, hopefully it would. $30 a year comes down to around $.57 a wee...
by langelli
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 3
Views: 6375

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It seems that things have quieted down here on the forun. I, personally, am glad it has. It's nice to come here when I've made all my moves, but still want more chess. At one time everyone was happy and there wasn't any bickering over incidental things, but then it slowly got out of control. Perhaps...
by langelli
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: OK - I’ll go first.
Replies: 6
Views: 8806

Re: OK - I’ll go first.

Hwat makes you think I'm human? :twisted:
by langelli
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: OK - I’ll go first.
Replies: 6
Views: 8806

Re: OK - I’ll go first.

It saddens me to see what goes on in the Firum. I've been playing chess here at net-chess for going on 9 years. I, like many others, have a fair amount of stress in my life. I come to net-chess to relax, play a game I love, and unwind from the days *******. Call me shallow, and perhaps I am, but thi...
by langelli
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5948

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Wow! This forum has really gone to the dogs. Not a single reply to a "Happy Thanksgiving". Unbelievable!!! Oh well, as the saying goes, it is what it is. Too bad! :(
by langelli
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5948

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all at net-chess. This is one holiday that every American participates in. It's my favorite! Just a day to get together with family and friends and eat too much, watch football, and most of all be thankful for all we have. Everybdy have a great day.
by langelli
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Not Again!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 12376

Re: Not Again!!!!

Brian, You are a wild and crazy guy. Don't change......
by langelli
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Not Again!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 12376

Re: Not Again!!!!

Thanks for the comforting words. I know he has to look at the game every time he logs in. I just don't understand being a poor sport. Believe me, I've learned to expect it every now and then. You know, in life, one expects others to behave the way they would. However, that's not always the case. Whe...
by langelli
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Not Again!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 12376

Not Again!!!!

It's my pet peeve, and it's happening again. Been playing someone, and I won't mention names, who up to now has made 1 or 2 moves a day. Now he finds himself in an undesirable position and has reduced his response time to once or twice a week. I know he has the right to use his time as he sees fit, ...
by langelli
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MY PET PEEVE
Replies: 8
Views: 8219

Re: MY PET PEEVE

I do agree with cmulligan that the time is there for a player to use as they see fit, but there's a limit to what is acceptable. The player that got me going has timed out of 1,914 out of 1,968 games played. If he had timed out of 200, or even 300 games I wouldn't have started ranting and raving. 1,...
by langelli
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MY PET PEEVE
Replies: 8
Views: 8219

MY PET PEEVE

There's a 4 player challenge listed by a particular player right now. This player has played 1,968 games, and has forfeited 1,914 of them. It appears as though this player only plays out games he, or she, has the edge in. My suggestion? Before joining a match check out the players profile to be sure...
by langelli
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Starting New Games
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: Starting New Games

That's the player who got me going.
by langelli
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Starting New Games
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Starting New Games

Whenever I'm looking for a match I always check how many forfeits a player has in relationship to how many games they've played. I'm always amazed when someone has up around 75-80% forfeits, and they're joining a match calling for 10 players and 2 games each player. We should all avoid palying such ...
by langelli
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "Faster Than A Speeding Bullit"
Replies: 2
Views: 2923

"Faster Than A Speeding Bullit"

I tip my hat to islanderfan & mduerr. They are the fastest movers I've played here on Net-Chess. Every time I log on they're there. In many instances I would get in 5-10-15 moves in one sitting. I no sooner make a move in one game, and they have already moved in one of our other games. I love it. Th...
by langelli
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Alternate way to log in
Replies: 4
Views: 6438

Alternate way to log in

Greg,
My company recently installed "Web Sense" that restricts us from going to game sits. Is there any way into net-chess that won't identify the site as a game site? I've tried slow-chess, but that doesn't get me in. Another way in would be great.
Lou Angelli
by langelli
Thu May 26, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TIME REMAINING
Replies: 1
Views: 3347

TIME REMAINING

All the games I'm playing have incorrect time remaining for my opponents. My time seems to be correct showing 30, 40, or 50 days remaining, but my opponents seem to have 300 to 400 days remaining. This has been going on for some time. Is it just me, or is anyone else experiencing this?
by langelli
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FORFEITS
Replies: 0
Views: 3382

FORFEITS

I've started to look at the number of forfeits a player has before I accept a challenge. I see things like 63 forfeits out of 68 games played. This player had a 12 player challenge posted. I don't see any sense playing someone who apparently only finished games he's ahead of. Does anyone else look a...