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To: Stan who wrote (1106)10/5/2006 10:15:40 AM
From: Patrick Slevin
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I think I have the answer to today's, it's h7-h8

But I don't know how to enter it.

I'll keep looking.

EDIT

No, mine was incorrect although it still would have left White with an insurmountable advantage.

It was similar play, but not "best".

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1107)10/5/2006 4:33:56 PM
From: Stan
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Actually, the java applet only displays the moves the players actually did in their game. You are 'guessing' only in your mind before you press the 'next move' button. There is no way to input a guess. Perhaps I did not make that very clear.
Stan

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To: Stan who wrote (1108)10/10/2006 9:07:21 PM
From: Patrick Slevin
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I thought perhaps it was a plug-in I didn't have.

Anyway, I used to play while writing in English Notation. Algebraic was primarily used only overseas then. Takes me a minute to "read" the notation.

There used to be some good sites where you could play live against others but I don't even do that any longer. Probably Yahoo Games or something like that.

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1109)11/12/2006 3:19:25 PM
From: Stan
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This is the first Sunday I guessed the right two moves for white from move thirty-five.
chessgames.com

In case this link gets old, for it changes every day,
it is Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs Viktor Korchnoi
Cancan Veterans-Women 1998 · Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15)

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To: Stan who wrote (1110)1/18/2008 7:08:36 AM
From: Patrick Slevin
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Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Friday, January 18, 2008 -- 6:34 AM ET
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Bobby Fischer, Former World Chess Champion, Is Dead

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess
master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the
Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has
died. He was 64.

Mr. Fischer died Thursday in a Reykjavik hospital, said his
spokesman, Gardar Sverrisson. There was no immediate word on
the cause of death.

Read More:
nytimes.com

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1111)2/29/2008 12:26:35 AM
From: Stan
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For those who like daily chess puzzles, there are three each day here. One easy, one medium and one hard. shredderchess.com

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To: Stan who wrote (1112)2/29/2008 11:58:01 PM
From: Patrick Slevin
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Nice, thanks.

One more thing to keep me busy while trying to trade :)

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1113)3/1/2008 10:15:13 AM
From: Stan
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I like the 3 levels of difficulty per day without changing the link. I prefer chess puzzles over games due to the time the games take.

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To: Stan who wrote (1114)3/1/2008 10:46:22 AM
From: Patrick Slevin
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What time is it changed, or do they change it on a weekend?

Is the endgame database a pay site?

shredderchess.com

I can't bring up an endgame.

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To: Patrick Slevin who wrote (1115)3/1/2008 11:03:36 AM
From: Stan
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I really don't know about the endgame database. I only use the "puzzle of the day" link at the lower right of the home page which has the three levels of difficulty. I know that they sell chess products of all kinds, though; but I have not bought anything.

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