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by hamot
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Subscription
Replies: 9
Views: 20848

Re: Subscription

Feel free to contribute to this site via the donation page.

http://www.net-chess.com/donate.html
by hamot
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Kind of sad
Replies: 8
Views: 12055

Re: Kind of sad

Chris, I agree with everything you wrote(even the part about needing a break from chess). This month is my 13th anniversary on Net-Chess,same as Mike Luka and a host of others,and a million times over I couldn't express my gratitude enough to Greg for providing me a place to exercise my love of che...
by hamot
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FAQ - Ratings, Time Outs, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 22090

Adding additional time to your opponent's clock

How can I add time to my opponent's clock when they take a vacation or are otherwise temporarily away from Net-Chess.com? You can use this URL to add time for your opponents in any of your games: http://www.net-chess.com/addtime.cgi Make sure you're logged on to the right URL. If you access the sit...
by hamot
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FAQ - Ratings, Time Outs, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 22090

How can I update my Interface on Net Chess?

Q. How can I update my Interface on Net Chess?

A. When viewing your profile, select "Edit your profile" all the way at the bottom. There you can select from three different interfaces, generally standard and enhanced are the only two that are useful.
by hamot
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Net-Chess Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 6803

Re: Net-Chess Rules

langelli wrote:Where can I find the rules for playing on Net-Chess?
Although these aren't "rules" per se, the sticky at the top of the general forum is also helpful in understanding other aspects of this site.

http://www.net-chess.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1007

Hope that helps.
by hamot
Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 6
Views: 7052

Hi Keith

Hey there, Keith. Good to see you back again!

Tim
by hamot
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 1200 Wins
Replies: 7
Views: 9350

Way to go, Mic. Congratulations!
by hamot
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Overall Ranking
Replies: 1
Views: 3978

Re: Overall Ranking

Is there a way to see a list of net-chess members listed in order of ranking? It would be interesting to see where one ranks in relationship to all other players. I remember there used to be a way to do this, but I don't see it anymore. You can go here: http://www.net-chess.com/playersearch.php Ent...
by hamot
Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 1100 Wins! OMG :)
Replies: 1
Views: 4438

Re: 1100 Wins! OMG :)

Congratulations, Mic. That is quite an accomplishment. Kudos to you! Tim P.S. WAAAAAY Too Much Information there, Dude.... :D :!: :!: :!: I've been on this site almost 3 1/2 years and have enjoyed playing people from all over the world...I can't believe that I have played almost 3000 games....in my ...
by hamot
Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please ban idontknow from the system
Replies: 30
Views: 33694

Locking this topic

I am locking this topic, because it is no longer an issue. The user idontknow no longer plays on this site, which has been well established.

Tim
by hamot
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Update on Jeff Jones
Replies: 28
Views: 37100

Re: We'll be waiting for you, Jeff.

Hey Jeff, Dont give up, my friend. Dont believe the doctors, just believe in God and yourself. I lost my dad to cancer as well and I know how tough it is, but be strong and never give up. dont even think about it and live your life to the fullest. We all want you back to Net-Chess 3 months from now...
by hamot
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeffery C. Jones 1963-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 28973

Greg - I am very saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a true friend and I am proud to have known him as a friend. He was a true Warrior here, and in life, and will be sadly missed by all of us here, espeically the regulars. The spark in his personality made this a very fun site. One of the Bro...
by hamot
Tue May 22, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 1000 wins???!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 14985

Congratulations, Mic. Well done.

Tim
by hamot
Sat May 05, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: problem of fair play
Replies: 3
Views: 5693

Looks like it's g1104813736.
by hamot
Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please ban idontknow from the system
Replies: 30
Views: 33694

Sounds like a conspiracy. Perhaps there is a grassy knoll that she lives near.
by hamot
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Please ban idontknow from the system
Replies: 30
Views: 33694

Take it easy on the personal attacks.
by hamot
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The famous 8 bishop game
Replies: 8
Views: 9929

Hilarious.

Could give a person KnightMares, though. All those pesky bishops. Scary.

Tim
by hamot
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Finally 500 Wins!
Replies: 5
Views: 7869

Contratulations. Way to go....
by hamot
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2007 TOURNAMENT STARTED?
Replies: 7
Views: 9860

Thank you, oh Royal Master SiteMaster, Your Highness, Lord of the Board, Sire of the Squares. :)

Tim
by hamot
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2007 Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 20776

Re: 2007 Tournament

:P How will we know which games are tournament games? Once the games begin, you will see several new games appear in your game list. In the past, they have had time controls of 60d + 0d. The announcement will be made on the home page, as well. Once the games begin, you can go to the tournament page...
by hamot
Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Update on Jeff Jones
Replies: 28
Views: 37100

More from Jeff....

Hi again, everyone - After I made that post last night, I sent Jeff an offline IM. Here is what I said and his response..... Tim (12/27/2006 7:58:16 PM): Jeff - Could I get your mailing address? I am going to post in the forum to have all the guys mail you some "get well" cards. Jeff Jones (12/28/20...
by hamot
Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Update on Jeff Jones
Replies: 28
Views: 37100

Update on Jeff Jones

Hi everyone - I just got off of Instant Messenger with Jeff Jones. He is home for the holidays right now, but is going back next week to the hospice. His prognosis is not good. He was given only 1-2 more months to live. I asked him what he would like me to tell all of you, and this is what he typed:...
by hamot
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 900 wins!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 5816

Way to go, Mic! Nice job. Here's to 900 more wins.

Tim
by hamot
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: "One game" matches
Replies: 2
Views: 8464

Colors are assigned randomly when an odd number of games are posted. Then, colors are alternated. I am not sure that this would be an improvement, as most challenges tend to be an even number of games so that each opponent plays both colors equally.

Just my thoughts.

Tim
by hamot
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FAQ - Ratings, Time Outs, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 22090

More About Ratings....

How is a Provisional Rating calculated? Until you have 20 games completed, your rating will be calculated as a provisional rating which is very different from how an established rating is calculated. For provisional ratings, it doesn't matter who you beat, but only who you've played and how many ga...
by hamot
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Newcomer testing this site.
Replies: 10
Views: 12787

Newcomer.....

Hi there WhiteKings - Don't worry too much about all the hot air that was passed around here. I have been here since 2000 and I can honestly say that these players are some of the most enjoyable people around. If you are looking for just some "fun" games, post a few 1 on 1 open challenges. If you ar...
by hamot
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Stereotypical Chess Players
Replies: 16
Views: 19605

I would say that the grandmasters have a history of being moody, but I must say that I would not want to get into a debate or a major negotiation with a good chess player. I see them as sneaky (in a good way), knowing how to play gambits for advantage, knowing how to pin an opponent's pieces, how to...
by hamot
Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unwanted challenges
Replies: 5
Views: 7244

They will just drop off by themselves. Or, just unjoin them and they will never be played.

Hope that helps,
Tim
by hamot
Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: To all my freinds at Net Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 13893

Good luck, my friend. You will be missed.

It was just last Thanksgiving that I talked with you on IM and learned of your cancer. I am proud of you for making it to another Thanksgiving and hope and pray that you continue on in your fight and conquer it.

God Bless You,
Tim
by hamot
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FAQ - Ratings, Time Outs, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 22090

Ratings on this site Provisional ratings are based on your performance against the average of the ratings of all of the oponents you've played. So it's pretty typical for your rating to go down if you've won every game but are playing players rated 400 points below your current rating. This effect ...
by hamot
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FAQ - Ratings, Time Outs, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 22090

What is the Rating Floor?

Your rating floor is your highest rating -200 points, rounded down to the nearest hundred. Your rating can never go below that point unless you request your floor be removed or lowered.

[Copied from a gmiller post]
by hamot
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Draw ?
Replies: 3
Views: 6133

Re: Draw ?

angelofthenight wrote:in game http://www.net-chess.com/viewgame.cgi?p1=g1104612162 K+N vs K ............. not draw ? (after 61st black move)
Yes, this is most definately a draw.

Tim
by hamot
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Alternative Topic: Performance Enhancing Drugs
Replies: 17
Views: 18742

You guys have too much time on your hands......
by hamot
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Real Rankings instead of the "All Ratings" list
Replies: 8
Views: 27521

gmiller wrote:That thought has crossed my mind several times, but in the end I always come to the conclusion that you really shouldn't care that much about your rating.
I agree, Greg. It's just a number. It doesn't mean much, if anything. As they say in sports, "That's why you play the game."

Tim
by hamot
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Real Rankings instead of the "All Ratings" list
Replies: 8
Views: 27521

Re: Real Rankings instead of the "All Ratings" lis

Today, by clicking on "All Ratings" on the Home Page a ranking list appears, but it is faulted... 1. The first three people on the list have all a rating of 3000, but they haven't logged in since three years - this ratings list really is a joke. They even have more rating points than davidswhite......
by hamot
Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: Black to play
Replies: 3
Views: 19557

Now that woke me up :? the answer to your puzzle is: 1... Rc1+ 2.Qd1 Rxd1+ 3.Nf1 Rxf1+ 4.Kxf1 Qh1++ Why does white have to use the queen? they could just as easy have used the knight and saved losing the queen. Queen or no queen, it doesn't matter. The end result is the same. The queen move only ma...
by hamot
Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: White mates in 3
Replies: 1
Views: 13151

Nice one, Greg.

1. g4+ h5h4
2. a5d8+ g5
3. f5xg5 e.p. ++ with the bishop.

Thanks, Greg.

Tim
by hamot
Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: You just NEVER KNOW what you will find in your house......
Replies: 1
Views: 9219

You just NEVER KNOW what you will find in your house......

I rent the upstairs portion of my landlord's house. Last week, my landlord had a surprise waiting for him when he came home....a HUMAN SKULL.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10564979/

Tim
by hamot
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 600 wins!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 4118

Congratulations

Congratulations, Mic, on 600 wins. Outstanding accomplishment!

Tim
by hamot
Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A sad note about Jeff Jones...
Replies: 36
Views: 62378

A sad note about Jeff Jones...

My friends, it is with great sadness that I must tell you what I learned two nights ago. I was chatting online Wednesday with Jeff Jones. He told me that he had just returned from 5 1/2 weeks in the hospital. He said he was in alot of pain. He also told me he has cancer. Aggressive cancer. He said t...
by hamot
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Off Topic Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 10083

Off Topic Forum

Hey everyone - I asked Greg if it would be possible to include an Off-Topic section of this Discussion Board. He was agreeable, so here it is. I am only a moderator, not the forum/site admin. The following are my suggestions and mine only. They are not rules and not law. Having said that, I would ju...
by hamot
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: New Forum Idea
Replies: 1
Views: 7384

New Forum Idea

Greg -

I don't know if this has been suggested before, but some (not all, of course) forums that I post on and read contain an off-topic forum. Any thoughts to adding that to the Net-Chess.com forum?

Just a thought.

Thanks,
Tim
by hamot
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: bbanane
Replies: 4
Views: 6954

Jeff Jones

BTW : has anyone heard what is going on with Jeff Jones ? he has not logged in for some time now, and he's timing out in a lot of games, which is not a habit of his. cheers, Pe Jeff lives in Florida. Perhaps he is occupied with putting his affiars in order before Hurricane Wilma hits. I don't know ...
by hamot
Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Match PGN listing broken
Replies: 3
Views: 6274

Unions

gmiller wrote:That's bad news, I guess the version of MySQL on this server doesn't support unions....
See what happens when you support the union? Just goes to show that the effectiveness of unions in the USA has gone WAY DOWN in the past 15-20 years. :lol:

Tim
by hamot
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: hey do any females from here want to play me
Replies: 4
Views: 6520

davidswhite wrote:Hey Jonas, give me a break! I'd just cleaned off my laptop from an earlier
drinking mishap and then ... I read your post!!!

Bestest,David
David -

You do not have a drinking problem. You have spilling problem.

Cheers, my friend.

Tim
by hamot
Thu May 19, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: To all my opponents in the Net-Chess Tourney
Replies: 1
Views: 4028

To all my opponents in the Net-Chess Tourney

I have been laid up since Monday morning when my back went out. I doubt that I will be able to concentrate on playing again until at least Monday. I will see you on the board then.

Thanks,
Tim
by hamot
Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help with Teaching?
Replies: 8
Views: 11167

Hey Jonathan

Jonathan - 3 years ago, I taught my 5 year old son how to play chess. He is very competitive, so he kept coming back for more. lol I think the key to remember is simple and repetitive. Use short sentences and keep things simple and repeat concepts often. In your email, you mentioned that she doesn't...
by hamot
Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help with Teaching?
Replies: 8
Views: 11167

Tim here

I'd be glad to help if you want. And thanks for volunteering me, David. :)

I am teaching my chess class again tonight after school.

However, I also have received a few chess lessons from Bret in the 2004 Tourney. :)

Tim
by hamot
Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Idea for a tourney
Replies: 44
Views: 58124

Hey all!! BAH! The Zapper strikes at all of you who dare ridicule my time outs and think that I shall not srike out at the non-believers and less able Zappers out there in ForumLand! :) ( I dont time out for the recors, lol) MLUKA..hire the ring announcer :) ANYHOW, MR MILLER and your fantastic app...
by hamot
Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: We need an arbiter!
Replies: 21
Views: 21974

Check again. The game now says that it timed out. It will be removed from your list shortly. It may even be gone by the time you read this.

Tim