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  • 2 months ago · Quote · #41

    Poemander

    "Chess Translator & PGN Manager V1.42 i386-win32.zip" is flawed

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #42

    Poemander

    Chess Translator & PGN Manager 1.43 (released 12/10/2014)

    The following items have been modified in this release

    - item 1 - Filters for the selection of games (parsing as well as writing to files) with matching roster elements are elaborated to include multiple roster template sequences without length limitation.   Facilities incorporated allow the AND, OR and NOT operations to be applied to members of these sequences, in a simple unnested format easily composed, interpreted, and saved with settings in a readable form in a DATABASE folder file "Filter.txt", or from Option 9 SHOW DATABASE STATUS...

    - item 2 - Some automatic roster item selections were not optimal in certain circumstances.

    - item 3 - Roster items found in the source but lacking tags are now ignored except for those with tagnames: 'Event', 'Site', 'Date', 'Round', 'White', 'Black', 'Result' & 'ECO'.   Optional roster items are generated as per settings, and this information is not lost.   Those that are generated are "Game", "ECO", "PlyCount", and "FIN". The "FEN" tag may be adjusted (as notified with the OUTPUT PGN MANAGEMENT MENU WRITE OPTION), so that positions are equal (same moves possible) if and only if FENs are equal. This is non-standard but likely shouldn't be, and causes no problems.

    - item 4 - 3 unlikely issues in MERGE, PURGE & EDIT prevented, including the AUTOMATIC handling of (mistakenly?) reversed player names in otherwise identical games, which resulted in solitaire chess games.

    - item 5 - Merge>Normalise>Replace only replaced one and quit, even if two were matching (unusual circumstance unforeseen).

    - ITEM 6 - FEN setups were not matched with known positions to identify opening ID's until after a move was made.

    - item 7 - All filtering and output PGN file generation is collapsed under MAIN MENU OPTION 8 OUTPUT PGN file MANAGEMENT OPTIONS, forming an integrated submenu for easier scrutiny and application.

    - item 8 - THE HELP DOCUMENTATION is brought up to date and elaborated, together with spontaneous INSTRUCTION associated with the SUBMENUS and other OPTIONS available throughout.

    - item 9 - Cosmetics and functionality are generally improved.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #43

    Poemander

    Fischer, Robert James (Bobby) Black Opening Repertoire based on game results (use courier new font for spacing)

    [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]{=}
    1. c4{-} c5{=} 2. Nc3{=} g6 {=91}
        "     "    2. Nf3{-} g6{=} 3. d4{=} cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. e4 Nf6 6. Nc3 d6 7. Be2{-} Nxd4 {-94}
        "     "         "     "        "       "       "   "     "   "      "  " 7. f3{=} Nxd4 {=26}
        "     "         "     "    3. e4{=} Bg7 {=81}
        "     "         "    Nc6{-} 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. e3{-} d5 {-82}
        "     "         "      "        "    "       "   "      "  " 6. Ndb5{-} Bb4 {-100}
        "    e5{-} 2. Nc3 {-67}
        "    g6{=} 2. d4{=} Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5{=} Nxd5 {=94}
        "     "        "      "      "  "      "   " 5. Qb3{=} dxc4 {=125}
        "     "    2. g3{-} Bg7 3. Bg2 c5{-} 4. Nc3 {-67}
        "     "        "      "      " e5{-} 4. Nc3 {-80}
        "     "        "      "      " Nf6{-} 4. Nf3 {-85}
        "     "    2. Nc3{-} c5 {-128}
        "     "    2. Nf3{-} Bg7 {-62}
    1. d4{-} d5{=} 2. c4{=} dxc4{=} 3. Nf3 a6{=} 4. e3 {=65}
        "     "        "       "         " e6{=} 4. e3 {=65}
        "     "        "       "         " Nf6{=} 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. b3 b5{=} 10. Be2 {=45}
        "     "        "       "         "   "        "  "       "  "      "  "       "    "       "    "     " Nbd7{=} 10. Bb2 {=103}
        "     "        "    e6{=} 3. Nc3{-} Be7{-} 4. Nf3 {-55}
        "     "        "     "         "    Nf6{=} 4. Bg5{=} Be7 {=37}
        "     "        "     "         "      "    4. cxd5{-} exd5 {-60}
        "     "        "     "         "      "    4. Nf3{=} Be7 {=52}
        "     "        "     "    3. Nf3{=} Nf6 {=46}
        "     "    2. Nf3{=} e6 {=56}
        "    g6{-} 2. c4 {-57}
        "    Nf6{=} 2. Bg5{-} c5 {-68}
        "      "    2. c4{-} b6{-} 3. Nc3 {-65}
        "      "        "    c5{-} 3. d5{-} e6{-} 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5{-} d6{-} 6. e4{-} g6 {-56}
        "      "        "     "        "     "         "    "       "     "    6. Nf3{-} g6 {-70}
        "      "        "     "        "     "         "    "       "    g6{-} 6. e4 {-71}
        "      "        "     "        "     "         "    " 5. Nxd5{-} Nxd5 {-76}
        "      "        "     "        "    g6{-} 4. Nc3 {-99}
        "      "        "     "    3. Nf3{-} cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6{-} 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. e3{-} Ne4 {-48}
        "      "        "     "         "       "       "  "         "   " 6. Nc2{-} Bxc3+ {-138}
        "      "        "     "         "       "       " Nc6{-} 5. Nc3 {-149}
        "      "        "    e6{=} 3. Nc3{-} c5{-} 4. d5 {-63}
        "      "        "     "         "    d5{=} 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4{-} Nxc3 {-96}
        "      "        "     "         "     "          "    " 5. Nf3{=} c5 6. e3 Nc6 7. Bc4{=} cxd4{=} 8. exd4 {=64}
        "      "        "     "         "     "          "    "      "     "     "   "      "    Nxc3{=} 8. bxc3 {=65}
        "      "        "     "         "     "          "    "      "     "     "   " 7. Bd3{-} Be7 {-100}
        "      "        "     "    3. Nf3{=} c5{=} 4. d5{=} exd5 5. cxd5 d6{=} 6. Nc3 g6 7. e4{=} Bg7 {=145}
        "      "        "     "         "     "        "       "       "  "         "  " 7. Nd2{-} Nbd7 {-68}
        "      "        "     "         "     "        "       "       " g6{=} 6. Nc3 {=46}
        "      "        "     "         "     "    4. e3{=} d5 {=137}
        "      "        "     "         "    d5{=} 4. cxd5{=} exd5 {=121}
        "      "        "     "         "     "    4. Nc3{=} c5 5. Bg5{-} cxd4 {-62}
        "      "        "     "         "     "         "     " 5. cxd5{=} Nxd5 6. e3{=} Nc6 {=67}
        "      "        "     "         "     "         "     "       "       " 6. e4{=} Nxc3 {=46}
        "      "        "     "         "     "         "     " 5. e3{-} Nc6 {-70}
        "      "        "    g6{=} 3. g3{=} Bg7{=} 4. Bg2 O-O 5. e4{-} d6 {-50}
        "      "        "     "        "      "         "   " 5. Nc3{-} c5{=} 6. e3{=} Nc6 {=46}
        "      "        "     "        "      "         "   "      "     "    6. Nf3{=} cxd4 {=63}
        "      "        "     "        "      "         "   "      "    d6{-} 6. Nf3 {-45}
        "      "        "     "        "      "         "   " 5. Nf3{=} d6 6. O-O Nc6 7. d5{=} Na5 {=66}
        "      "        "     "        "      "         "   "      "     "      "   " 7. Nc3{-} Bf5{-} 8. d5 {-59}
        "      "        "     "        "      "         "   "      "     "      "   "      "    e5{-} 8. dxe5 {-73}
        "      "        "     "        "    c6{=} 4. Bg2{-} d5 {-34}
        "      "        "     "        "     "    4. d5{=} b5 {=51}
        "      "        "     "        "     "    4. Nc3{=} d5 {=83}
        "      "        "     "    3. Nc3{=} Bg7 4. e4{=} O-O 5. Be2{=} d6 6. Bg5{=} h6 {=40}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      "      "     " 6. f4{-} c5 {-73}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      "      "     " 6. Nf3{=} e5 {=81}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      " 5. Be3{=} d6 {=65}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      " 5. Bg5{-} d6 {-38}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      " 5. e5{-} Ne8 6. f4 d6 7. Be3{-} c5 {-32}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      "     "      "     "  " 7. Nf3{-} dxe5 {-50}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      " 5. Nf3{=} d6 6. Be2 e5 7. dxe5{=} dxe5 {=67}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      "      "     "      "  " 7. O-O{=} Nc6 {=34}
        "      "        "     "         "      " 4. g3{=} O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. e4{=} exd4 {=69}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "      "      "  "      "    "      "  " 8. h3{-} Re8 {-66}
        "      "        "     "         "      " 4. Nf3{=} O-O 5. Bf4{-} c5 {-72}
        "      "        "     "         "      "      "      " 5. e3{-} d6 {-62}
        "      "        "     "         "      "      "      " 5. e4{=} d6 {=55}
        "      "        "     "    3. Nf3{-} Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O Nc6 7. d5 Na5 8. Nfd2 c5 9. a3 b6{-} 10. b4 {-87}
        "      "        "     "         "      "     "   "      "  "      "   "     "   "       "  "     " Nd7{=} 10. Ra2 {=78}
        "      "        "     "    3. Qc2{=} Bg7 {=57}
        "      "    2. Nc3{=} d5 {=126}
        "      "    2. Nf3{-} c5{-} 3. c3{-} g6 {-90}
        "      "         "     "    3. c4{-} cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. e3 Nc6 6. Be2 Bb4+{-} 7. Bd2 {-68}
        "      "         "     "        "       "       "  "     "   "      " d5{-} 7. Nc3 {-72}
        "      "         "     "    3. d5{-} b5 {-46}
        "      "         "    d5{-} 3. c4{-} e6 {-88}
        "      "         "     "    3. e3{-} g6 {-48}
        "      "         "    g6{=} 3. Bf4{-} Bg7 4. Nbd2{-} c5 {-46}
        "      "         "     "         "      " 4. Nc3{-} d6 {-46}
        "      "         "     "    3. Bg5{-} Bg7{-} 4. Nbd2 c5{-} 5. c3 {-73}
        "      "         "     "         "      "          " d6{-} 5. e4 {-107}
        "      "         "     "         "    h6{-} 4. Bh4 {-61}
        "      "         "     "    3. c4{-} Bg7 4. Nc3 d5{-} 5. Qb3 {-59}
        "      "         "     "        "      "      " O-O{=} 5. e4 {=67}
        "      "         "     "    3. g3{=} Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. c3{-} Nbd7 {-66}
        "      "         "     "        "      "      "   "      "  " 6. c4{=} Nc6 {=44}
        "      "         "     "        "      "      "   "      "  " 6. Nbd2{=} Nc6 {=36}
        "      "         "     "        "      "      "   "      "  " 6. Nc3{-} d5{-} 7. Ne5 {-70}
        "      "         "     "        "      "      "   "      "  "      "    Nbd7{-} 7. b3 {-51}
        "      "         "     "    3. Nc3{-} d5 {-60}
    1. e4{=} c5{=} 2. c3{-} Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4{-} cxd4 5. cxd4{-} d6 {-56}
        "     "        "      "     "   "     "       " 5. Qxd4{-} e6 {-88}
        "     "        "      "     "   " 4. Nf3{-} Nc6 {-100}
        "     "    2. d4{-} cxd4 3. c3{-} Nf6 {-74}
        "     "        "       " 3. Nf3{-} d6 {-84}
        "     "    2. Nc3{=} d6{=} 3. g3{=} g6{=} 4. Bg2 {=63}
        "     "         "     "        "    Nc6{=} 4. Bg2{-} g6 {-42}
        "     "         "     "        "      "    4. d3{=} g6 {=58}
        "     "         "     "    3. Nf3{-} a6 {-140}
        "     "         "    Nc6{=} 3. d3{=} g6 {=83}
        "     "         "      "    3. f4{=} e6 {=33}
        "     "         "      "    3. g3{-} g6 {-74}
        "     "    2. Ne2{-} d6{=} 3. d4{-} cxd4 {-46}
        "     "         "     "    3. g3{=} g6 {=147}
        "     "         "    Nc6{-} 3. b3 {-81}
        "     "         "    Nf6{=} 3. Nbc3 d6 4. g3 g6{=} 5. Bg2 {=69}
        "     "         "      "          "  "     " Nc6{=} 5. Bg2 {=42}
        "     "    2. Nf3{-} e6{-} 3. d4 {-76}
        "     "         "    g6{-} 3. d4 {-89}
        "     "         "    Nc6{-} 3. d4 {-35}
        "    d6{=} 2. d4 {=86}
        "    Nf6{=} 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4{=} Nb6 5. exd6{=} cxd6 6. Be3{-} g6 {-92}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      "       "       " 6. Nc3{=} g6 7. Bd3{-} Bg7 {-75}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      "       "       "      "     " 7. h4{=} h6 {=82}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      " 5. f4{=} Bf5 {=75}
        "      "        "   "     "  " 4. Nf3{=} Bg4{=} 5. Be2 {=71}
        "      "        "   "     "  "      "    g6{=} 5. Bc4{-} Nb6 {-138}
        "      "        "   "     "  "      "     "    5. Be2{=} Bg7 {=186}
    1. f4{-} c5{-} 2. Nf3 {-77}
        "    Nf6{-} 2. Nf3 g6 3. b3{-} Bg7 {-44}
        "      "         "  " 3. d3{-} Bg7{-} 4. e4 {-87}
        "      "         "  "     "    d5{-} 4. Nbd2 {-87}
    1. g3{-} c5{-} 2. Bg2 {-88}
        "    g6{=} 2. Bg2{-} Bg7 3. d4 c5{=} 4. c3 {=104}
        "     "         "      "     " Nf6{-} 4. e4 {-77}
        "     "    2. Nf3{=} Nf6 {=78}
        "    Nf6{=} 2. Bg2 {=96}
    1. Nc3{-} c5{-} 2. Nf3 {-71}
         "    g6{=} 2. e4 {=169}
    1. Nf3{=} c5{=} 2. b3{-} d5 {-128}
         "     "    2. c4{=} Nc6 {=95}
         "     "    2. g3{=} g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. c4{=} Nc6 {=72}
         "     "        "     "      "   " 4. O-O{-} Nc6 {-64}
         "    g6{=} 2. c4{-} Bg7 {-70}
         "     "    2. d4{-} Bg7 {-50}
         "     "    2. g3{=} Bg7 {=61}

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #44

    Poemander

    Bobby's white repertoire as before...(1013 games were analysed to reduce to these repertoires, selecting each time the appropriate subset)

    [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]{+}
    1. b3{=} d5{+} 2. Bb2 c5{+} 3. Nf3 {+78}
        "     "         " Nf6{+} 3. Nf3 {+74}
        "    e5{=} 2. Bb2 d6{=} 3. c4 {=60}
        "     "         " Nc6{+} 3. c4 Nf6 4. e3 Be7 5. a3 O-O 6. d3{+} d5 {+39}
        "     "         "   "        "   "     "   "     "   " 6. Qc2{+} Re8 {+73}
    1. b4{+} e5{+} 2. Bb2 {+30}
        "    e6{+} 2. Bb2 {+56}
        "    Nf6{+} 2. Bb2 {+70}
    1. c4{=} 1-0
        "    c5{+} 2. Nc3 {+70}
        "    e6{=} 2. Nf3 d5{=} 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4{=} O-O {=70}
        "     "         "  "        "   "      "   " 5. Bg5{=} h6{=} 6. Bh4 {=99}
        "     "         "  "        "   "      "   "      "    O-O{+} 6. e3 {+70}
        "     "         " Nf6{=} 3. g3 {=61}
        "    Nf6{=} 2. g3 {=73}
    1. e4{=} c5{+} 2. d4{+} cxd4 {+15}
        "     "    2. Nc3{=} e6{=} 3. Nge2 d6{+} 4. g3 {+64}
        "     "         "     "          " Nc6{=} 4. g3 {=152}
        "     "         "    Nc6{=} 3. Nge2 d6{+} 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6{+} 6. Be3 {+58}
        "     "         "      "          "  "        "    "       " Nf6{+} 6. Bc4 {+44}
        "     "         "      "          " e5{=} 4. Nd5 Nf6{+} 5. Nec3 {+54}
        "     "         "      "          "  "         " Nge7{=} 5. Nec3 {=159}
        "     "         "      "          " e6{+} 4. d4{+} cxd4 5. Nxd4 d6{+} 6. Be3 {+58}
        "     "         "      "          "  "        "       "       " Nf6{+} 6. Ndb5 {+84}
        "     "         "      "          "  "        "       "       " Qc7{+} 6. f4 {+71}
        "     "         "      "          "  "    4. g3{+} d5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Bg2 d4{+} 7. Nd5 {+102}
        "     "         "      "          "  "        "     "       "    "      " Nf6{+} 7. d4 {+50}
        "     "    2. Nf3{=} a6{=} 3. c4{=} Nc6 {=78}
        "     "         "     "    3. d4{=} cxd4 {=52}
        "     "         "    b6{=} 3. d4 {=101}
        "     "         "    d6{+} 3. Bb5+{+} Bd7 {+77}
        "     "         "     "    3. Nc3{=} Nc6 {=88}
        "     "         "    e6{+} 3. c4{+} Nc6 {+113}
        "     "         "     "    3. d3{=} d6{=} 4. g3 {=74}
        "     "         "     "        "    Nc6{+} 4. g3 d5{+} 5. Nbd2 {+48}
        "     "         "     "        "      "        " g6{+} 5. Bg2 {+62}
        "     "         "     "        "      "        " Nf6{+} 5. Bg2 {+56}
        "     "         "     "        "      "        " Nge7{+} 5. Bg2 {+46}
        "     "         "     "    3. g3{+} Nf6 {+81}
        "     "         "    g6{+} 3. d4 Bg7{+} 4. Nc3 {+70}
        "     "         "     "        " cxd4{+} 4. Nxd4 Bg7{+} 5. Nc3 {+66}
        "     "         "     "        "    "          " Nf6{+} 5. Nc3 {+71}
        "     "         "    Nc6{+} 3. Bb5{=} a6{=} 4. Bxc6 {=93}
        "     "         "      "         "    g6{=} 4. Bxc6{=} bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 e5{+} 7. b4 {+68}
        "     "         "      "         "     "          "       "      "   "      " f6{=} 7. c3 {=77}
        "     "         "      "         "     "    4. c3{=} Nf6 {=111}
        "     "         "      "    3. d3{+} e6 {+93}
        "     "         "      "    3. Nc3{+} d6{+} 4. d4 {+44}
        "     "         "      "         "    g6{+} 4. d4 {+64}
        "     "         "      "         "    Nf6{+} 4. d4 {+42}
        "     "         "    Nf6{+} 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. e5 Bxb5{+} 6. Nxb5 {+20}
        "     "         "      "         "  "       "   "     " d4{+} 6. exf6 dxc3 7. fxg7 cxd2+ 8. Qxd2 Bxg7 9. Bd3{+} Qc7 {+40}
        "     "         "      "         "  "       "   "     "  "          "    "       "     "       "    " 9. Qg5{=} Bf6 {=136}
        "    c6{+} 2. d3{=} d5{=} 3. Nd2 dxe4{+} 4. dxe4 e5{+} 5. Ngf3 {+66}
        "     "        "     "         "    "          " Nf6{+} 5. Ngf3 {+92}
        "     "        "     "         " e5{+} 4. Ngf3 {+60}
        "     "        "     "         " g6{=} 4. g3{=} Bg7 5. Bg2 e5{=} 6. Ngf3 {=109}
        "     "        "     "         "  "        "      "      " Nf6{+} 6. Ngf3 {+56}
        "     "        "     "         "  "    4. Ngf3{=} Bg7 5. g3 e5{=} 6. Bg2 {=76}
        "     "        "     "         "  "          "      "     " Nf6{+} 6. Bg2 {+66}
        "     "        "     "         " Nd7{+} 4. Ngf3 {+88}
        "     "        "    d6{+} 3. f4 {+52}
        "     "    2. d4{+} d5 3. exd5{+} cxd5 4. Bd3{+} Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4{+} 7. Qb3 {+64}
        "     "        "     "       "       "      "      "     "   "      " g6{+} 7. Nf3 {+81}
        "     "        "     "       "       " 4. c4{=} Nf6 5. Nc3 e6{=} 6. Nf3 {=108}
        "     "        "     "       "       "     "      "      " g6{=} 6. Qb3 {=81}
        "     "        "     "       "       "     "      "      " Nc6{+} 6. Nf3 {+60}
        "     "        "     "       "       " 4. Nf3{=} Nf6 {=104}
        "     "        "     " 3. Nc3{=} dxe4{+} 4. Nxe4 Bf5{+} 5. Nc5{+} b6{+} 6. Na6 e6{+} 7. Bf4 {+60}
        "     "        "     "      "       "          "   "         "     "         " Nxa6{+} 7. Bxa6 {+80}
        "     "        "     "      "       "          "   "         "    Qc7{+} 6. Bd3 {+26}
        "     "        "     "      "       "          "   "    5. Ng3{+} Bg6 6. Nf3{+} Nf6 {+21}
        "     "        "     "      "       "          "   "         "      " 6. Nh3{=} Nf6 {=104}
        "     "        "     "      "       "          " Nd7{+} 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Bc4{+} Bf5 8. Qe2 e6 9. Bg5 Be7{+} 10. O-O-O {+82}
        "     "        "     "      "       "          "   "         "    "        "    "      "      "      "  "      " Bg4{+} 10. O-O-O {+52}
        "     "        "     "      "       "          "   "         "    "        "    " 7. Ne5{=} e6 {=60}
        "     "        "     "      "    g6{=} 4. e5 {=56}
        "     "    2. Nc3{=} d5{=} 3. Nf3 Bg4{=} 4. h3 Bh5{=} 5. exd5 {=95}
        "     "         "     "         "   "        " Bxf3{=} 5. Qxf3 e6{=} 6. d4 Nd7{=} 7. Bd3 {=60}
        "     "         "     "         "   "        "    "          "  "        " Nf6{+} 7. Bd3 {+60}
        "     "         "     "         "   "        "    "          " Nf6{+} 6. d3{+} e6 {+55}
        "     "         "     "         "   "        "    "          "   "    6. d4{+} dxe4 7. Nxe4{+} Nxe4 {+30}
        "     "         "     "         "   "        "    "          "   "        "       " 7. Qe3{=} Nbd7 {=98}
        "     "         "     "         " dxe4{+} 4. Nxe4 Bf5{+} 5. Ng3 {+100}
        "     "         "     "         "    "          " Bg4{+} 5. h3 {+114}
        "     "         "     "         "    "          " Nd7{+} 5. Bc4 {+126}
        "     "         "     "         "    "          " Nf6{+} 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Bc4{+} Bd6 7. O-O{+} O-O {+45}
        "     "         "     "         "    "          "   "           "    "      "      " 7. Qe2+{+} Qe7 {+57}
        "     "         "     "         "    "          "   "           "    " 6. d4{+} Bd6 {+115}
        "     "         "     "         " Nf6{+} 4. e5 {+76}
        "     "         "    d6{+} 3. d4 {+82}
        "     "    2. Nf3{=} d5 3. Nc3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 e6{=} 6. d4 {=62}
        "     "         "     "      "   "     "    "       " Nf6{=} 6. d3 {=172}
        "    d5{=} 2. exd5 Nf6{+} 3. Bb5+{+} Bd7 {+53}
        "     "          "   "    3. c4{+} c6 4. d4{=} cxd5 5. Nc3 e6{+} 6. Nf3 {+56}
        "     "          "   "        "     "     "       "      " g6{=} 6. Nf3 {=36}
        "     "          "   "        "     "     "       "      " Nc6{+} 6. Nf3 {+50}
        "     "          "   "        "     " 4. dxc6{+} Nxc6 {+69}
        "     "          " Qxd5{=} 3. Nc3 Qa5{=} 4. d4 c6{=} 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bc4{=} Bg4 {=72}
        "     "          "    "         "   "        "  "         "   " 6. Bd3{=} Bg4 {=76}
        "     "          "    "         "   "        " Nf6{+} 5. Nf3 {+24}
        "     "          "    "         " Qd8{+} 4. d4 g6{+} 5. Bf4 {+30}
        "     "          "    "         "   "        " Nf6{+} 5. Bc4 {+38}
        "    d6{+} 2. d4 g6{+} 3. Nc3{=} Bg7 4. f4 Nc6{+} 5. Nf3 {+98}
        "     "        "  "         "      "     " Nf6{=} 5. Nf3 {=71}
        "     "        "  "    3. Nf3{+} Bg7 {+69}
        "     "        " Nf6{+} 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bg5{+} Bg7 5. Qd2 h6{+} 6. Bf4 {+66}
        "     "        "   "         "  "      "      "      " Nbd7{+} 6. O-O-O {+52}
        "     "        "   "         "  " 4. f4{=} Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 a6{=} 7. O-O {=73}
        "     "        "   "         "  "     "      "      "   "      " Nc6{+} 7. e5 dxe5 8. fxe5 Nd5{+} 9. Nxd5 {+32}
        "     "        "   "         "  "     "      "      "   "      "   "        "    "       " Nh5{+} 9. Be3 {+60}
        "     "        "   "         "  "     "      "      "   "      " Nfd7{+} 7. O-O {+32}
        "    e5{+} 2. Bc4{+} Nc6{+} 3. Nf3 {+28}
        "     "         "    Nf6{+} 3. Nc3 Bb4{+} 4. f4 {+36}
        "     "         "      "         " Bc5{+} 4. f4 d6 5. Nf3 Bg4{+} 6. h3 {+22}
        "     "         "      "         "   "        "  "      " O-O{+} 6. d3 {+32}
        "     "         "      "         " Nc6{+} 4. f4 {+74}
        "     "    2. d4{=} exd4 {=90}
        "    e6{+} 2. d3{+} c5{+} 3. Nf3 {+86}
        "     "        "    d5{+} 3. Nd2 Bd6{+} 4. Ngf3 {+90}
        "     "        "     "         " c5{+} 4. g3 {+56}
        "     "        "     "         " Nf6{+} 4. g3 {+54}
        "     "    2. Nc3{+} d5 {+57}
        "    g6{+} 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3{+} d6 4. Be3{+} c6 {+65}
        "     "        "   "      "     " 4. f4{=} c6{+} 5. Nf3 {+38}
        "     "        "   "      "     "     "    Nc6{+} 5. Be3 {+52}
        "     "        "   "      "     "     "    Nf6{=} 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 Bg4{+} 7. h3 {+28}
        "     "        "   "      "     "     "      "         "   "      " c5{=} 7. dxc5 {=75}
        "     "        "   "      "     "     "      "         "   "      " Nfd7{+} 7. O-O {+32}
        "     "        "   " 3. Nf3{+} d6 {+43}
        "    Nc6{+} 2. d4{+} e5 {+77}
        "      "    2. Nf3{=} d6{=} 3. d4 {=87}
        "      "         "    e6{+} 3. d4 {+116}
        "    Nf6{+} 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4{=} Nb6 5. exd6 cxd6{+} 6. Nc3 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7{+} 8. Nge2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O e5 11. d5 Nb4{+} 12. b3 {+66}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      "       "    "         "  "      "   "          "   "      "   "       "  "      " Ne7{+} 12. b3 {+48}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      "       "    "         "  "      " Nc6{+} 8. Nge2 {+70}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      "       " exd6{=} 6. Nc3 Be7{+} 7. Bd3 d5{+} 8. c5 {+76}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      "       "    "         "   "         " N8d7{+} 8. Nge2 {+88}
        "      "        "   "     "  "     "      "       "    "         " Nc6{=} 7. Nf3 {=50}
        "      "        "   "     "  " 4. Nf3{+} dxe5 {+29}
    1. f4{+} d5 {+125}
    1. g3{+} g6 {+87}

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #45

    long_quach

    Poemander wrote:

    Browsed the net the other day, thinking it would be cool if a translator existed from algebraic notation to descriptive.

    There already is. I used to play on Yahoo chess when it was around. I download the game. Chessmaster 3000 can read algebraic. CM 3000 can translate to descriptive. CM 6000 can translate between algebraic, descriptive, and Portable Game Notation (PGN).


    I learned from descriptive to algebraic. I prefer algebraic. For me it is less error prone. Was that King's Knight or Queen's Knight to King's Kight or to Queen's Kight 5, 5 from which perspective?


    I hate figurine algebraic (authors trying to sell languageless chess books to all countries.)


    I also like algebraic for another reason. I live in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The streets in DC and numbered and lettered. Algebraic notation makes chess more like

    "All the world's a stage,

    And all the men and women merely players".


  • 3 days ago · Quote · #46

    Poemander

    Algebraic is certainly concise and less error prone, at least for novices. It has proven a valuable resource for "Chess Translator & PGN Manager.exe". The sorting of games into alphanumeric order exploits it by even omitting the move numbers for the record. It remains a fact though, that the sequence of historic books by the pioneering champions very likely reflects the best order of learning for the student. These are in descriptive notation.

    Once knowledge was in Latin or ancient Greek, so that the barbarian relied on the intellectual, and monks preserved learning to provide Prelates with the date of Easter, and Masons built their halls. Albert Einstein bemoaned the fact that knowledge fell into the hands of the profane when translated.

    I guess both languages are necessary for those who strive to advance, rather than for vanities. I speak of Occidental history, of course. East and West have now met in our global community, with English more or less the universal language likewise, due Queen Elisabeth with John Dee's advice. With instruction from "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli, her successor helped fulfill a very unlikely prophecy, if chance is real. The world changes, and so does Chess, for better or worse, but no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.


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