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2017, Aug 20 chessisajedrez
I thought @mnarciso was playing under a different flag, not Spain-s. There is a Spanish GM with that name:
2017, Aug 10 chessisajedrez
grom43 posting August 16th 2015-> @Improchess, thank you again for your comments, a real tour de force. I have never seen such careful work posted on CTS message board. I hesitate to comment because everyone should see your work undiluted by another thread or idea. I will comment later. But just one thing: I hope @chessisajedrez never catches me in rating or I will have to quit (this is a joke). :
2017, Aug 06 chessisajedrez
@floreatdunum, I think someone is trolling you. There are now about 100 UN little accounts.
2017, Aug 05 chessisajedrez
Vespesian has played 57,000 problems since May for an average of about 650 problems per day. Spring break?
2017, Aug 05 chessisajedrez
Did not look at the UN & Philippines flags until today. Maybe they are trying to annex CTS...
2017, Aug 01 chessisajedrez
@floreatdunum, LOL. IT happens. Feels like returning to the gym after a couple of months break and lifting about 70 percent my previous best. Of course, the lady who didnt notice me before, noticed me upon my return. The reward of a job well done is more work, or we lose our gains
2017, Jul 30 floreatdunum
@dkt - and of those 600 odd accounts, have you removed all those obviously fake Filippino and United Nations accounts with the same rating of 2000 and the same RD of 95%?
2017, Jul 30 floreatdunum
I think I have finally worked out what I really hate about this system. It is the indignity of suffering the RD massacre, you inevitably face, if you are an irregular user of the system.
2017, Jun 28 dktransform
619 members, trend continues. hello chessisajedrez.
2017, May 18 chessisajedrez
@dktransform, greetings! As much as I want the site to improve I have adjusted my expectations over time. This site may perform perfectly fine with 70 members, the group or club the site was originally made for. It is a fact that the site has outgrown its original purpose. It is a well established internet chess institution. But it is the right of the owners and cost bearers to put it to the use that fits their needs and resources. Coming from Germany, reminds me of the old VW Beetle. Bare-bone functionality that works. For more, we may have to go somewhere else. Regards.
2017, May 18 dktransform
700 active tacticians. lets see if we can ruin this site, and get it to 70! do not communicate with members, do not allow passw resets, improve nothing, let it go down. wonderful. used to be 3,000 active users. 2,300 left. a record.
2017, Apr 27 chessisajedrez
@UnityChess, it is part of the statistical formula and will not change. It mimics facing a good player after a long break from chess. Try playing a longer warm up (non-rated session) before starting the rated session. It is true that you risk to drop many points (inactivity + high RD) but if you practice enough, to the point of feeling you are back at the same playing form as your last session, you may have a chance to jump up in your ratings. Good luck.
2017, Apr 27 UnityChess
I do not like my RD to go high and then loose a lot of rating points.
2017, Apr 27 UnityChess
I really do not like having a RD.
2017, Apr 03 floreatdunum
Great. Just had a problem, which never showed, just docked me points.
2017, Mar 12 Improchess
@chessisajedrez Thank you very much!
2017, Mar 03 Crow
@chessisajedrez, right... it is the security implications of that (and the corresponding error message) that bother me. I sent a message about it to the operator in case they care to fix it.
2017, Mar 03 midn1ght
I'm not so sure about that
2017, Mar 02 chessisajedrez
@Crow, apostrophes do not work in the Message Board text box. The do work fine in the Comments section.
2017, Mar 02 Crow
Can not post. Invalid query. Not escaping user input would be my guess.
2017, Feb 13 chessisajedrez
@Improchess: About Daniel Kahneman & Amos Tversky, and cognitive bias.
2017, Feb 06 evanhao
I like this chess site
2016, Dec 21 keksi
hi, morgen kommt wieder keksi in der arena!nur is er besser!
2016, Nov 04 chessisajedrez
@ElBigodon, sorry, CTS doesnt provide a way to do it.
2016, Nov 03 ElBigodon
How to change my password?
2016, Nov 01 e4e5f4
@Stromer: schon fleißig nach dem Frühstück?
2016, Oct 28 Stromer
hallo d4 :) suche dich nicht... suche das profil von e4..... Lg
2016, Oct 27 d4d5e4
doch nicht etwa mich?
2016, Oct 27 d4d5c4
Wen suchst du Stromer?
2016, Oct 27 e4e5f4
->tacticians->index ...dort findest du jeden Stromer
2016, Oct 26 keksi
mit geht es gut,ganymed..die taktik geht hoch
2016, Oct 26 Stromer
4e wie kommst du auf mein Profil? würde gern mal bei Dir gucken. :)
2016, Oct 26 e4e5f4
@stromer: Heute 16 am Stück richtig gelöst! Ich habe dir zugesehen, es geht bergauf...
2016, Oct 25 e4e5f4
ja Stromer, dich hat der Virus auch erwischt, nächstes Ziel 10.000 Versuche und die 1300 anpeilen...
2016, Oct 25 Stromer
e4 :) fast 2000 Puzzel gemacht :)
2016, Oct 24 chessisajedrez
Greetings to @floreatdunum, who has been MIA. Chess addiction always bring people back.
2016, Oct 22 AoxomoxoA
Hi Keksi, wie gehts
2016, Oct 18 keksi
hi,lets Learning playing chess!
2016, Oct 16 e4e5f4
Walk in freedom and peace DK. Very kind of you to translate these strange symbols for me, is it Sanskrit, the wisdom of eastern religions?
2016, Oct 16 dktransform
e4e5f4, nice to see you! it is so. Om Tat Sat, translated to mean the Supreme Absolute Truth, or more literally all that is, हरिः ओम् तत् सत्.
2016, Oct 15 e4e5f4
...weiter so Stromer, ich wette wenn du über 1000 Versuche gemacht hast bist du auch wieder über 1000 Rating.
2016, Oct 13 e4e5f4
Hello DK, sorry I thought it was a good idea to bring some young guys here on CTS, but they seem to be a little bit loud ;-) ...and they talk in German, not unusual for a chess site founded in Berlin, but maybe some old guys here have to learn a little bit... Ok let´s begin with lesson one: King=Koenig Queen=Dame Bishop=Laeufer Rook=Turm Knight=Springer and Pawn=Bauer
2016, Oct 13 keksi
2016, Oct 13 keksi
Alle sollten bei die sa?ch und die schachkundigen II kommmen!
2016, Oct 13 keksi
2016, Oct 13 keksi
2016, Oct 13 afqt
2016, Oct 13 afqt
Ich kann nicht, ich bin neben dich, und du hast zu mir gesprochen.
2016, Oct 13 keksi
hab ich dir gesprochen?geh wech^^
2016, Oct 13 e4e5f4
Keksi du wirst UriBlass nie überholen...
2016, Oct 13 afqt
oder nicht
2016, Oct 13 keksi
werde aber euch alle uberholen
2016, Oct 13 keksi
hi alle.muss mich verbessern
2016, Oct 13 e4e5f4
wenn du weiterhin 100 Probleme am Tag bearbeitest, wird dein Rating steigen Stromer, deine Erfolgsquote ist jetzt schon höher als die von Keksi...
2016, Oct 12 Stromer
ahhhh jetzt verstehe ich den "chat" hier :) ein freundliches "Hallo" in die Runde :) leider is mein englisch mieser als mein Schach oder ist mein Sch mieser als mein englisch :) ich werde es herausfinden :)
2016, Oct 12 Stromer
hm test test
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
Stromer, du kannst auch Probleme gezielt heraussuchen.. Problem p01332 ist das Motiv "Gummizug" so nennt es wenigstens GM Lanka. Der Springer reagiert wie ein Gummizug, hin und zurück und zwei Figuren sind weg...
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
...obwohl wir für die größte Sprachgruppe auf Chinesisch umstellen müssten... 今天​天气​很 ​好
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
vielleicht kommen mehr Leute an Bo(a)rd, wenn wir die Sprache hier umschalten auf Deutsch, Stromer...
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
Hallo Stromer willkommen...Endlich jemand aus Berlin...lach..viel Erfolg beim Training
2016, Sep 14 chessisajedrez
I dont get a strong internet signal while on the train. So, I downloaded an android app named Chess Tactics Pro (1.5.1.), by LR Studios, to get my evening chess fix. LOL, they "borrowed" most (if not all) their puzzles from CTS. The user interface is nice and has a built in engine to try out the problems too.
2016, Sep 08 midn1ght
Hello dk! I think there are not so many "old-timers" left here :) After you do each puzzle several times over the years, there is a diminishing benefit I think. Anyway, I still enjoy it as a diversion (and hopefully some mental sharpening).
2016, Sep 05 dktransform
Hello old friends! Back...
2016, Aug 23 chessisajedrez
Ok, @Urgenz has a 97% accuracy in 164,633 tries. Of course, he has an 1888 rating to go with it. I dont type at a 97% accuracy and use an automatic spelling checker. But I bet I beat him at Pokemon
2016, Aug 14 Improchess
Thank you @chessisajedrez. I certainly appreciate comments from those you mentioned and from yourself. Never mind about my rating, I´ll go down again.
2016, Aug 14 chessisajedrez
Should have mentioned @tomohawk as a contributor but did not see his name listed when I peeked at the list. He has been a top ranked contributor for long time. He has been inactive lately
2016, Aug 09 chessisajedrez
Cheers for @Improchess. A number five ranking with a pretty 2100. Few above 1800 tacticians pause to share their advise with the masses. @grom43 and the somehow retired @Uriblass, that I can recall with easy, are among the few.
2016, Jul 01 BadMamaJama
Yes. Some donations might get some needed updates. There is hope for CTS after all.
2016, Jun 29 dktransform
yes, well said!
2016, Jun 27 BadMamaJama
It seems the site hasn't been improved in years; although you may have some examples of recent improvements. (I've been doing other things to try to improve my chess more lately.) If they had been improving the site, then the player ratings graph would be a great place to start. My guess is it broke because the ISP updated the PHP or graphics plugin version; and the site author didn't. Also, using apostrophes and quotes seems like it'd be easy to fix; and may also have been due to a new version. IMHO, is a reasonable substitute. I just checked, and I hadn't noticed before that it had general tactics training; in addition to tactics by theme (which to me is sorta cheating, since you know in part what to look for). I don't see anything about seeing statistical rankings of other players; although I see you can see their tactics rating by hovering over it. The comments window is also rather small. The site seems improved since I checked it quite some time ago. I may have to try it for a while, as well. (As chess goes, I'm really more of a hobbyist, as I usually just devote small bits of time to it. Still, I'd like to be better.) Too bad. CTS still has plenty of potential, if you ask me, with only modest development. Of course, you guys know as do I, that its still useful as it is. Now, if they'd just make it open source ...
2016, Jun 12 lacivert
A tribute to Korchnoi by GM Larry Christiansen endorsed by ICC. I thought some of you would like it.
2016, Jun 05 chessisajedrez
2015, Dec 13
2016, Jun 05 floreatdunum
@dkt, why should I "believe you" more than myself? Why should I accept your claim to authority on such matters ("i have been here for eleven years. trust me on this."), when I have been on this site as long as you have? Tbh, your post does not say anything more useful than mine did, anyway. It is the usual self aggrandisement.
2016, Jun 04 dktransform
close but not exactly so: THE OWNERS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN INTERACTING ABOUT IMPROVING THIS SITE. there have been improvements (few) and loses (many). i have been here for eleven years. trust me on this.
2016, May 31 floreatdunum
Wilfred Fratacelli (via Facebook): "Add the number and letter on the side so I do not get confused so much on how the pawns are moving!" Various people have requested this since the site started. The owners are not interested in improving the site.
2016, May 31 floreatdunum
Problem p38295 is rubbish. Black is left after two moves with an endgame in which the best move is resignation.
2016, May 26 dktransform
peter at linteo@p..., send you info you requested, ck email, dk
2016, May 21 melih best chesssite on web :)
2016, May 21 melih i make make rating 1700.
2016, May 14 chessisajedrez
@Bisonratte, thanks! I will take a peek at the website you suggest. I believe @striker86 meant a smartphone app. So we can take our addiction everywhere.
2016, May 12 Bisonratte
@ chessisajedrez, there exists another site where people can blitz against the clock, rated by time and accuracy as well: it has other features like endgame training, positional training etc. - and its moderated...
2016, May 09 chessisajedrez
@striker86, no app exist for this website. There are many chess tactics alternatives for android and iphone although none implemented like this one (3 seconds head start, then rated by time and accuracy) that I know of. If you happen to come across one, please share the name with us. Good luck.
2016, May 03 striker86
do you have a app for your site?
2016, Apr 26 dktransform
totally agree. even avoid PayPal. i did not say a good or bad sign, but a sign.
2016, Apr 26 chessisajedrez
I stay away from bitcoin. How do people like me donate?
2016, Apr 24 dktransform
donate button added. now thats a sign!
2016, Apr 02 d4d5c4
...and 10.000 are not 100.000. So I start again the second 100k run. By the way, why not trying to talk a little Italien language here, like "Robert de Niro is talking". Tanti saluti a tutti edkTrasforma...ridendo
2016, Mar 30 dktransform
75,000 is NOT 100,000 but it is 75k just the same. have to ruin it by more practice. watch it for an hour or a day, undecided. aesthetics of the void.
2016, Mar 24 dktransform
back to chess. 13 months away except viewing GM games. cold start.
2016, Mar 24 dktransform
wake up call. tacticians below 1,000. was 3,200 in 2007 or so, then 2,000... complaining in a vacuum? hardly. tried to contact operators, tried to create support infrastructure. one person offered to interact or participate, out of, at the time, 2,000. refusal to adapt or interact, refusal to evolve or grow or change or improve. a good place that could be so much more and one day will not be here, i venture to say.
2016, Mar 23 dktransform
this is not ALL the problems, but some of the 37k, and more like 18k. this is all that are easily available, correct? prior version were available for years, with, what was it, 23,802, but i have been away from chess study for a year or two, so might not remember correctly. thought there was another version, with 17k... confusion. what we all always wanted, was a version with the new studies with EVERY problem. glad to send the 23.8k, just let me know..., skype, davidkorn.specialprojects
2016, Mar 22 beavis
@chessisajedrez, I downloaded the file successfully using chrome. Thank you :D:D.
2016, Mar 21 chessisajedrez
@beavis, I copied and pasted @tohbumoo link. First I tried using Firefox, where I have many privacy settings. As a consequence Mega didnt show me the file. I then copied-pasted the link in Chrome and was offered the option of downloading it via Mega or Browser. I choose Browser. Upon downloading the file I was able to open it in 7-Zip without a password. Good luck.
2016, Mar 21 beavis
Mega displays a message saying "To access this folder/file, you will need its Decryption key". How did you downloaded the file?
2016, Mar 21 chessisajedrez
@beavis, I just downloaded it and was able to open it with 7-Zip without a problem. (No password requested.)
2016, Mar 20 beavis
The file asks for password.
2016, Feb 08 tohbumoo
Since the previous message got out of the queue let me repeat. All the problems can be downloaded at!U9cSBS5b!VyvT5UzthSkprTQtu6q1UH_6a jo8dflNG6LLE5jA8gY (, 606 KB). It is a zipped PGN sorted by rating, where event "0708 49919" means rating 708 and identifier is 49919. The end of FEN (castling, etc.) and the game result are fake, but SCID does not care (45 out of 17840 problems are broken due to en passant). On Android there is an open source "Scid on the go". It has training mode that can be configured for CTS problems: show board from the side that does the second move; autoplay that waits 6 seconds; mark the game if you made a wrong move. It is on mega for now, but let us hope that operator will eventually host the corrected up-to-date PGN file on CTS itself.
2016, Jan 31 midn1ght
@Bisonratte, I have not noticed the same, but I don't search for problems too frequently (but sometimes).
2016, Jan 31 Bisonratte
today ive searched again for a puzzle which i missed before, but couldnt find it in the index (guest modus). this happens to me in the last week at a couple of occasions. im pretty sure that iv wrote down the numbers correct. did anyone else realize the same mystery ?
2016, Jan 30 e4e5f4
ok, I go forward to 100019. This is prime...

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