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by jsnyder
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Long Awaited Zapper Tournament Update!
Replies: 2
Views: 9987

Greg.. are we gonna thumb war over who gets to claim last place is this one? :oP
by jsnyder
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Conditional Moves
Replies: 4
Views: 12276

The one thing I disliked about conditional moves is that it helped your opponent think by showing them what you thought were their only options so they could focus on them. when I played regular corr through mail/email through USCF, I would only use conditional moves if the play was totally forced. ...
by jsnyder
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 19400

you have to admit though, islanderfan does make the biggest @ss of himself of anyone on these forums in his whining about the whiners.. :shock:
by jsnyder
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Marry Xmas and Happy Holidays!
Replies: 5
Views: 5416

Merry Christmas back at y'all. (o:
by jsnyder
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Star wars Real time RPG simulator
Replies: 1
Views: 4745

Wow.. Surprise there were no bites. Had lots of Star Wars fans at Chess tournaments and such.
by jsnyder
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Net-chess rating compared to FIDE, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 8863

1500ish USCF 2000-2100ish here
by jsnyder
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Star wars Real time RPG simulator
Replies: 1
Views: 4745

Star wars Real time RPG simulator

Hey guys. Being you all like your chess slow, I thought you might like other games slow too. swcombine.com is a Star wars simulator RPG set in real time. its not graphically in depth but has lots to do, or you can spend just a few minutes here and there. So you can log on a few minutes a day realist...
by jsnyder
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 24
Views: 12283

greg has more patience than me. I am/have been Admin/Moderator on several Boards and some people would already be muzzled. (o:
by jsnyder
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I need more time.
Replies: 10
Views: 8687

How could you not picking a time control that would have enough time for you to take your planned vacation, not be about time controls? I don't get it? Please explain?
by jsnyder
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 24
Views: 12283

Personally I think G/15 + 1 Day is plenty slow enough for me.. but.. since I know things and vacations do come up.. I plan accordingly and Play G/30 + 2 day. That way I have 14 days vacation built in.. plus an extra day per move if I take other days off from work or don't log in from home on the wee...
by jsnyder
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I need more time.
Replies: 10
Views: 8687

that's the time control. 50 moves in start time, if it goes longer than that (most don't) he manually adds time.
by jsnyder
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 24
Views: 12283

I'd say you are in an extreme minority of taking a whole month of vacation at one time. Also with the liberal 30days +2day increment.. you can easily accomodate a 2-3 week absense and still be able to play. A 30 day absense would be pushing it but still maneageable if you check the site every day, y...
by jsnyder
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Team Chess
Replies: 7
Views: 19628

Here's an idea. Don't put the team members in rating order, must make it that Each player plays 1 game or 2 games against every member of the opposing team. So with 5 player teams each player would have either 5 or 10 games going at once. A 5 player team vs 5 player team match would be either 25 or ...
by jsnyder
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zapper 2010 Tournament Report!
Replies: 50
Views: 19521

Pick all my losses.. well umm that would be most if not all of my games... lol
by jsnyder
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Chess News
Topic: Fischer vs Computer Match in Philippines
Replies: 9
Views: 36496

tobey? wow.. thanks for the news
by jsnyder
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zapper 2010 Tournament Report!
Replies: 50
Views: 19521

I figured I'd get my misery over more quickly. Especially since the winner of my bracket in the Net Chess Open is playing in my section here as well!! (o:

Give me til the end of next week and 1/2 my games will be over.
by jsnyder
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zapper 2010 Tournament Report!
Replies: 50
Views: 19521

I posted Section D with particpants as above:

martijn 2813
Jpost 2786
Mluka 2403
Pumpkin (*) 2328
Jsnyder 2016


(sorry if i stepped on anyone's toes)
Josh
by jsnyder
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: the past 3 tourney champion(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 5240

wow, he's already won the 3007 championship. Bravo! (o:
by jsnyder
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Ladder/Pyramid troubles...
Replies: 2
Views: 10000

I believe mluka is moving or about to move and may not be online for a bit. His last comment was that he was having issues and thought he had temporarily fixed it, but it seems its still not working. He mentioned he has a beta version of ladder 2.0 that is pretty buggy and might be willing to put it...
by jsnyder
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 38624

gmiller wrote:
davidswhite wrote:...on March 1st by which time the 1st round of the site championship should be well under way...
Most of my games are over by then.
Mine too, however this year I only ended up with one 2800ish player in my bracket with the rest evenly matched so may have a few competitive games going.
by jsnyder
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 38624

I'm going to be moving, so if you need to squeeze me out to allow someone else to play, I don't mind.
by jsnyder
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 38624

yeah 30d + 2d works.

Just put me in the same group as islanderfan so I can lose quickly (o;
by jsnyder
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 38624

27d + 0 is pretty quick.....

Something like 30d + 12h, or 30d + 8h, one extra day per 2 or 3 moves made? Would still be fairly fast but still have some cushion.
by jsnyder
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Ladders out of order these last few weeks...
Replies: 7
Views: 20306

Here's the response from mluka in the general forum. I posted there cuz I didn't look and see there was a separate ladder forum.. lol oops! I had moved the site to a new server around four months ago and have had nothing but problems since then. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that I wouldn't en...
by jsnyder
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Replies: 101
Views: 38624

In as long as its not a RR with more than 20 people (o;

Would prefer the slower TCs of either starting with 50 days with no add back or 12 2 or such.
by jsnyder
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ladder
Replies: 4
Views: 3736

Sure, I play exclusively ladder and tournaments, So I'll give feedback. I'd like the ability to challenge more than 2 spaces up when the ladder gets larger than say 50 people though. (o; If its implementable i'd say <50 - 2 spaces up 50-100, 3 spaces up, 100-150 4 spaces up.. etc.... Just a suggesti...
by jsnyder
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ladder
Replies: 4
Views: 3736

ladder

Link to the ladder page seems to be broken?
anyone else having issue?
was wanting to get a hold of mluka because two guys above me on the ladder are in a 'match' that hasn't started and have been stuck that way for 4 months.. lol
by jsnyder
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ironic game!
Replies: 3
Views: 4309

I was leading an OTB event and went into the last round and knew that if I drew I would get money and my opponent would too. I had a really bad migraine at this point and played e4 and offered a draw. He thought about it. Went and looked at the wall chart and calculated the money.. came back and acc...
by jsnyder
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: General chess question
Replies: 3
Views: 4008

You probably want to set it up for 6 players, 1 game each. Rating 1400-1700/1800 if you set it for 5 games, it did 5 games per player. Better I think would be to do 4 players with 2 games each and you get 6 games Starting time of 10 days, with 5 days per move.. that is very slow for most people so y...
by jsnyder
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "real"ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 4338

My USCF Rating is 1500ish. 2000 on here.
by jsnyder
Tue May 12, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Semi-Open' Tournaments?
Replies: 4
Views: 4452

In theory, It shouldn't work because only those invited are allowed to click. But Greg may have set it differently. We'll see.
by jsnyder
Tue May 12, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should you ever resign?
Replies: 41
Views: 21824

Re: Rating matters here

....fact I know 2 TD's back in the 70's who have expelled people from their tournaments for doing just that. They get their money back and a little speech on sportsmanship and get dropped from the pairings. Why would they give their money back. It would be more proper to fine them than give their E...
by jsnyder
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: POLITICS
Replies: 7
Views: 6126

Hopefully there will NOT be a rematch G/4 years (o;
by jsnyder
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Promotion to bishop
Replies: 7
Views: 26682

Kamsky played a game recently in the TAL memorial where his opponent promoted to a bishop and won. They said there was another game where a player did the same.
by jsnyder
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: redrook:poor sportsman
Replies: 18
Views: 14391

Its funny that you don't see someone complain when their opponent is 4-5 moves away from winning and something happens and they don't log in for over a month and 'abandon' the games. :roll:
by jsnyder
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: redrook:poor sportsman
Replies: 18
Views: 14391

When I had over 100 games going at once, I would go past the ones I was losing at and only come back to them after I had made moves in all my other games, so I could sit and think about them and analyze more. So where I was making 2 -3 moves a day before I goofed up, I went to 1-2 moves a week at th...
by jsnyder
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Top 500 rated players
Replies: 15
Views: 13438

Wow, Redrook and Huimre able to maintain those ratings with over 4,000 games played.

Greg is there anyway for you to do the list to exclude anyone who hasn't played a game since 01/01/08?

So everyone who has been inactive in 2008 wouldn't be on the list?
by jsnyder
Mon May 19, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: withdraw from tournament 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 4712

Try and make your rating mean something by keeping the average ratings of your opponents within 100 points of your rating or over your rating. (o:
by jsnyder
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The inception of net-chess
Replies: 8
Views: 9153

Greg brought the server up while he was in the womb.
by jsnyder
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: how long do challenges stay active?
Replies: 5
Views: 23036

usually drops over night after the day it reaches 15 days exactly to the hour.
by jsnyder
Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: negative clock
Replies: 2
Views: 4999

Cool, thanks!!!
by jsnyder
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: negative clock
Replies: 2
Views: 4999

negative clock

I searched and couldn't find a topic for it.
How long after they hit 0 time does it take to award the win?
I've got one where they have negative time left.

Thanks,

Jsnyder