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Ben Milton    (2008-11-06)
Downloading games

Is there a way to download all the long games (non blitz, bullet, etc) above the rating of 2200? Im sure a very strong opening book can be made from that considering that most of the people use engines here...

Benjamin Block    (2008-11-06 17:49:39)
You mean this site?

If you mean this site the answer is no. But you can filter the games in fritz.
1.Start fritz.
2.Press File->Open->Databas (F12)
3.Press File->Open->Databas (ctrl+o)and choose file with the games you want to filter.
4.Now you have the games. Press Edit->Filter games... (ctrl+f)
5.Now you can choose every things you want ;)
If you don´t understand i can send you one step by step on you´re e-mail.
Good luck and have fun

Ben Milton    (2008-11-06 19:50:27)

Thanks for the reply but i am already familiar with that. I was referring to this site... So what alternatives are there? chose top games and download pgn 1 by 1?

Marcus Miranda    (2008-11-06 20:11:27)


Ben Milton    (2008-11-07 08:16:25)

could you explain a bit more by what you mean by filter? More importantly can someone tell me how to download the games...

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-07 10:30:11)
Downloading games

Did you try 'Search games' on the menu ?

Here you can download all games or search by player (and rating) or opening...

Ben Milton    (2008-11-07 19:38:27)
Thank you

Thank you for the helpful reply, however when i try 2200+ for black and white and type Sicilian. it says no games...

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-07 20:36:31)
but I found lots, + wait for hashtables

but Mr Milton, *I* found loads of 2200+ v 2200+ sicilian games!

Hashtables haven't been implemented yet, but thibault said they are soon to come. so will not yet, but soon in the future, find transpositions into a sicilian, and at present but not in the near future you *will* find games that transposed *out* of sicilian...

What *did* you search for? In 'Opening' type 1.e4 d5, and for both black and white elo type 2200 - and you will get the sicilians, with the provisos I mentioned above

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-07 20:38:47)
coorection.. I meant type 1.e4 c5 -

of course. Please read what I mean, not what I type :) [adapted from a classroom response attributed to Richard Feynman]

Ben Milton    (2008-11-08 05:55:12)

Oh i see, I typed "sicilian" instead of e4 c5 :) Is there a way to download all those games at the same time?

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-11-08 10:03:24)
Games ...

What I do is to download ALL the games and I use a freeware chess database tool called SCID to get the games with the opening I want.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-08 23:52:27)

I wrote previously : "Here you can download all games or search by player (and rating) or opening..." -> I meant : "Here you can download all games or search by player or opening (and rating)..."

Consequently (to Ben) you can download all (minus hashtables) sicilian games played by players rated over 2000 this way.

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-09 04:26:24)
Rodolfo, I do *exactly* the same thing!

"What I do is to download ALL the games and I use a freeware chess database tool called SCID to get the games with the opening I want." - I do *exactly* that!

Specially, the newer versions of scid are *very* convenient! [I am using scid 3.6.23 - but 3.6.26 is available I checked.]

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-09 15:19:50)
All games...

Doing the same as Rodolfo is clearly the best method, the FICGS search by opening is limited to 500 games.

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-11-09 23:13:52)
All the games ...

Hi Thibault,
Maybe the games could be compressed, in zip format perhaps, so it will save bandwidth

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-10 00:10:05)
to Ben Milton -

You can download *all* chess games ever played at ficgs [well that pgn file is not fully up-to-date, but ...].

And then filter with scid.

That is what Rodolfo, Thibault, and I meant..

Do you want *more* spoonfeeding? ;)

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-10 00:22:58)
more spoonfeeding to Ben Milton..

Go to 'Search Games'.

You see your name on top.

then, a line. ----------------. like this.

Below the line, you can see:

CHESS All games (PGN)

If you are using Microsoft Windows, right-click on 'All games (PGN)'.

[I do not think that, with the amount of spoonfeeding, you need, linux is suitable for you o:) ]

After that, if you *still* do not know what to do, pray to God. But there is no God! :(

Download-managers are not for Ben
They'll put too much stren on his bren. ;)

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-10 01:42:37)

True, Rodolfo... but this file did not take a lot of bandwidth until now... maybe later :)

Denis Ivanchenkov    (2008-11-11 10:41:04)

>But there is no God! How could you say that? There is neither proof of existence of God nor proof of His absence!

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-11 12:32:58)
God is elsewhere... maybe...

I dont see any god, I am concerned with epistemology. If there is/are a/_ God/s, he/she/it/they are busy elsewhere... I dont see it/them (God/Gods), just like I don't see the forced mate in chess's opening position ;)

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-11 17:34:36)
or, God has timed out because...

Maybe God has timed out because God forgot to go on 'vacation' officially? ;)

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-11 17:36:02)
see Ingmar Bergman's trilogy...

see Ingmar Bergman's 'the silence of God' trilogy.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-11 18:14:29)
God or not God...

Just like in a previous discussion on a similar topic, my point of view is that we have absolutely no idea of what (who, in the very best case) God could be, so IMO he/she/it/they has/have not even a reason to take part of any discussion about the proof of its/their(..) existence [of course, all theories are good to hear]. By the way, is/are it/he/she/they necessary to anywhat ? If not, it should be enough to say it/he/she/they has/have few chances to exist.

Maybe we should open a new topic :)

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-11-11 23:39:28)
There is one God!!!

In IGAME.RU there was a player whose nick was "Sexy God", and he definitively existed.

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-11-11 23:40:47)
'the silence of God' trilogy...

I have not seen that Ingrid Bergman's movie yet.

Denis Ivanchenkov    (2008-11-12 06:16:44)
God or not God...

> By the way, is/are it/he/she/they necessary to anywhat ? necessary to pray to during financial crisis.
> Maybe we should open a new topic :) good idea! and then will look even more like - there also were endless flames of one notorious user - I think his nick is translated as AllPeopleAreTheOne. Hope he doesn't speak English
Rodolfo d Ettorre > In IGAME.RU there was a player whose nick was "Sexy God", and he definitively existed :))

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-12 11:45:46)
New topic or not new topic

Hi Denis,

You're right, I shouldn't encourage this kind of discussions here... by the way there will be dedicated forums (everything but chess) in another part of the server soon.

Don Groves    (2008-11-13 05:25:43)
god or dog?

It's no accident that, in English, "god" is "dog: spelled backward. This is because, in general, dogs are closer to god than humans ;-)

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-13 11:19:20)
more seriously, I agree withThibault .

Actually, I do not understand the question "does God exist" or "do Gods exist?" - I do not think the question makes sense unless one e.g. clarifies what one means by God [G = omnipotent being? can G make a stone that G cannot lift? Can G make G never to have existed? paradoxes, paradoxes...]

So, unless one defines what one means by God, I am not even agnostic! Just like, if someone asks me: "do you blieve in the wrszzzzzyrdybooom! ?" I am not even agnostic about it: I do'nt understand the question!

Noam Chomsky takes the same position: "when people ask me whether I believe in God, I reply that I do not understand what it is that I am supposed to believe and not believe in."

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-13 11:28:36)
no more posts from me re 'God'. :)

Just to remind rodolfo: 'the silence of god' is not one film, it is a trilogy as I said i.e. the collective name of three films:

1. Through a Glass Darkly (Swedish: Såsom i en spegel ("As in a mirror"))

2. Winter Light (Swedish: Nattvardsgästerna)

3. The Silence (Swedish: Tystnaden).

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-11-13 13:47:13)
Bergmans and Bergmans

Something not related, a frienf I have called Ingrid, got married with a man whose name was Igmar, funny thing, she did not know who Igmar Bergman was, she knew about Ingrid because of Casablanca. Anyway, they got two children and after five years they separated.

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-13 15:09:03)
to rodolfo: another strange coincidence

So we have two Ingmar Bergmans and three Ingrid Bergmans:

1.Your friend's husband and your friend.

2. The famous film director and his last wife [she was Ingrid, and took the husband's surname after marrying him]

3. The famous female actor Ingrid Begman, who was never Ingmar Bergman's wife! :)

PS: films reminded me: has Telesur started showing more literary and artistic programs? My friend Tariq Ali is on the board of advisors of Telesur, and he keep pressing them...

Anyway, please convey my greetings and solidarity message to President Chávez!

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-13 15:10:17)

your friend's *ex*-husband, I meant, of course..

Denis Ivanchenkov    (2008-11-13 22:19:23)

>"do you blieve in the wrszzzzzyrdybooom! ?"
God is Who gives sense to man's life.
God (either existing physically or just as guiding idea in head of a man) is who/what struggles against destruction forces of material world.
God is the force that raises man up, that leads man to perfection in both material and spiritual world.
this is my definition of God

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-11-14 00:28:24)

I tried to find out more about the "wrzody boom", but I only got this page, which is about peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum:

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-14 07:07:49)
may be god means ...

peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum !

Denis Ivanchenkov    (2008-11-14 09:41:12)

It is up to the man which God to choose. Somebody choose God. Somebody choose wrszzzzzyrdybooom.
I think that man should not be surprised that everything else in his life is the result of this very first choice.

Normajean Yates    (2008-11-14 09:58:19)
my choice changes every 30 min!

so I dont remember what my first choice was!

Cannot think of a more boring and unimportant topic than this 'god' thing - YAWN -- so why am I posting on it?

Answer: I never posted on it [except for one post: the one in agreement with thibault] - my other apparent posts on the 'god' topic were obviously *actually* about pulling the previous poster's leg ;)