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awesome. Can't wait to see it. I wonder if I can try and get another match with Danny :) I enjoy playing him so much lol. Gotta check the schedule for next simul.
I have a weird idea. Two people get selected to play a game in 15/10 or whatever. Danny or David can view game to put it on stream. Then it can be like a your games analyzed but with the actual time per move and thoughts and such.
thanks sharing your ideas!
Real-time talking is pretty cool. We get some of it at the blitz time level, but a 15/10 would definitely be awesome.
Pruess' posts about his USCL games ALWAYS get a ton of views and comments, I think partly because it's that kind of "move by move insight" and planning that we just don't get out of articles and most annotations. Hearing it live would be bad to the bone!
Probably need a moderator who comments on top. Say, if Elliot Liu was moderating a game between Danny and David. When it was each of their turns they were encouraged by Elliot to talk out loud to keep the flow going. When they were quiet, he could annotate on top of them and mute their ability to hear or something. Need to work out the logistics, but I think those three personalities would work really well together.
All good ideas, guys :) I'm loving seeing the activity and interest in here! There's something in the back of my brain that David mentioned what you described, Paul, during a show quite a while back, so there's a good chance that would happen :) Great, creative stuff. How fun all of it could be! :D
I would like to see a weekly hour long “Magazine” round up show.
The show could be set with Danny/David sitting around a table away from a computer screen.
It could contain different segments with Danny/David introducing each segment. Segments could consist of in no particular order:
A report on how Danny did in the BIG show.
A couple of blitz games played over the board (preferably) or on the Chess.com site,by a few different FMs and GMs who challenge Danny and David every week.
A roundup of the chess news that week – just a 5 or 10 minute segment that wouldn’t go into in depth discussion like pardon our blunders.
Roundup of team games happening on Chess.com that week, and a roundup of any tournaments completed or in progress that week. This segment could also give news of any upcoming tournaments and team games on the Chess.com servers. A general ‘what’s happening of chess.com at the moment’ kind of thing.
Maybe draw attention to some interesting blog posts/articles written by the chess.com community.
A review of some notable games played on Chess.com that week submitted by users and picked by Danny or David.
Maybe a segment about the games great players – one a week.
A segment about notable historical phases in chess –where a certain style of play was more prevalent –for instance on why everyone used to play the kings gambit.
You could have ‘opening of the week’
Maybe show a pick of the instructional videos published on Chess.com that week.
Maybe give a particularly clever chess tactics puzzle at the beginning of the show and then have people email – post the answer in the chat rooms and Danny/David can reveal the answer at the end of the show.
Segment about activities of different chess clubs around the world.
Each show could contain some of these and/or other segments depending on time restrictions – the show should be no more than an hour though. This would probably take a lot of prep to gather together the different sections, so may just be a pipe dream, but that’s my 2 pennies worth.
This was alabula's suggestion but I thought it was a very interesting idea. Can we get Daniel and David to play a live again against each other and have each one create an analytic video on that same game? Although the analysis of the moves may be similar in many situations, the differences in the thought proccesses would be extremely interesting to me
Hmmmm, Rob, that doesn't sound familiar, so maybe you didn't suggest it yet, but I think it's a good idea :) Don't know if David and Danny will, but I like it :)
re: Video archives
I think the video archives are a tremendous resource on par with the training videos. The only problem is it is not as easy to get to them as it should be. The list is hard to scroll and find things--especially if you want to go back and view them in order.
It would be much better if there was just a page with a text list of the dates and titles in order and we can just pick from them. The thumbnails take a while to load and don't really add anything to make picking the videos easier to find.
I know there was a post about this several months ago but I thought it would be good to resurrect it.
more stuff on sunday/sateurday
mark, we can't control that at all, as that's the livestream product that we buy. :-(
mark100net, that's actually not a bad idea, but are you saying you want the topic headings listed for each show from the beginning? That would be a VERY time-consuming job. Don't know if it's feasible, at least not any time soon, if ever. I do remember someone mentioning it though.
It's not really about the topic headings. It's more about being able to quickly get to the content. The archives are just hard to use.
I am a relatively new member, so I am going through the old shows in a similar way to the teaching videos (I'm usually skipping the ones without teaching content, such as the "What's New on Chess.com" type stuff).
To illustrate, here is what I have to do:
1. Go to the TV page.
2. Click the "Videos" tab.
3. Scroll down and hope that I can figure out where I was and find it.
4. Wait (and wait and wait...) for the thumbnails to load.
Maybe four steps doesn't sound that bad but it's at least once a day and harder than it should be.
Here is what I would like to be able to do:
1. Go to the TV "archives" page (where I should just get a paginated list of links...without thumbnails as these take time to load and serve no purpose). Just the titles is fine.
2. Sort by date in reverse order (and preferably have it remember this setting).
Bonus: Have it remember what I've viewed (I've also submitted this suggestion for the teaching videos in another forum).
Not a huge deal but it would also help to just get rid of the several ones which are just 5 minutes of apologizing for people not being able to hear, etc.
I realize David said this is all managed by a third party provider. My reaction to this is just that I understand but on the other hand if that's the best they can do (and they should be the ones who specialize in this), then maybe finding another provider is indicated. Though I realize switching midstream (NPI) is never easy.
Maybe you can just make your own links page. Problem is the archives are all integrated in Flash (ugh) so I don't know if that would be feasible. I will volunteer to help if needed.
Mark, do you happen to know a better provider? I'm sure David and Danny would love to know :)
No Rooked. Put me on the payroll and I'll be happy to do the research. :)
LOL Mark...we're not on the payroll and we do all kinds of stuff! lol
Donna and myself are pretty much unofficial STAFF because we do so much for this group and have never asked for a penny. It's just something that we love doing and love being a part of.
You mean things like painstakingly write 11 paragraphs explaining what might be done to make the archives better?
(for which I "never asked for a penny").
When I do something like that and then the only response I get (which wasn't even from staff) is asking me to do more research for them that was my appropriate response. Chess.com is a profit making enterprise. I don't mind giving feedback. But there is a limit to how much of what I do for a living I am going to do for another company to which I already pay money.
So, congratulations, you never asked for a penny. Now everyone knows.
Maybe I would even do it if there was some indication that it was wanted. So for though all that is happened is I've spent a lot of time spelling out my feedback and I haven't so much as recieved a "thank you" from anyone from chess.com.
Unfortunately Mark, chess.com tv is not one of there huge revenue drivers so its hard to get research/updates/funding for this part of the site. Live chess/Chess Videos/Tactics Trainer bring in much more revenue to the site and as such those things I would expect have higher priority than Chess.com TV sadly.
Although I'm no expert on livestream. I have done live streaming myself and I do know of two sites that do streaming.
Although I expect that chess.com has already consider both of these possibilites. I heard the latter has a pretty good quality for video.
You may be right, but I wonder if it needs to be that way. I'm sure they know their market better than I do. But I find the content in the archives very valuable and even though I can't participate in the chat when I'm watching on demand I find it easier to watch than the other things because it still has an interactive feel to it.
At least that's my impression so far, but I'm still on the stuff from two years ago.
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