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Ilmars Cirulis    (2008-04-18)

Hi, Thibault!

What do you think about possibility to save (so, that I can see) message exchange between opponents during the game?

Good luck! :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-04-19 14:03:23)

Hi Ilmars, I just made an update this way. Is it ok for you ?

Feel free to make any suggestion.

Volker Koslowski    (2008-04-28 10:10:33)
Too much...

Hi Thibault!

The idea is nice but seeing the full conversation history at every move is a little bit to much I think. For me it would be enough to see the last message from my opponent and the message I've sent to him the move before. Maybe it is possible to introduce a new option at the preferences where we can set the number of messages that will be shown at the game?


Thibault de Vassal    (2008-04-28 10:40:03)

Hi Volker, it is possible to delete past messages with the "delete conversation" option with the javascript interface, but anyway I'll try to find a trick in a few days. Best, Thibault

Volker Koslowski    (2008-04-28 11:01:53)

Hi Thibault!

That's a reason why I didn't find the delete option. I still use the old plain HTML interface which I prefer more than the javascript interface. So I will wait for your new trick and in the meantime I will switch to the other interface from time to time to delete messages when thy are to much for my taste :)

Thank you and greetings

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-04-28 15:00:21)
Another idea ...

The chat, instead of grouping it by country, would it be possible to group it by language? For example, there are many spanish speaking south american countries, each one maybe too small to keep a comunity going, but maybe togather the y could carry on "talking". Just an idea.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-01 18:58:46)
Country chat

Hi Rodolfo, that's an idea but I think we should keep "closed" chat rooms too (it couldn't be the case with languages), as an alternative.

Ilmars Cirulis    (2008-05-18 12:58:25)
One more...

What about seeing score of white and black in thematic tournaments?

Ilmars Cirulis    (2008-05-18 14:40:21)

I meant - statistic. It will be interesting to see something like that. :)

Benjamin Block    (2008-05-18 16:33:33)
New idea!

Hi, I often use the search game button to learing from better player. But i often found a lot games that i don┤t want games with lower rating then me. So what about more functioning. examlpe filter game under 2000. and filter game with draw and white in and so on....

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-18 21:40:23)

Ok, I'll add some things this way tonight in the next update.. Thanks.

Benjamin Block    (2008-05-24 16:22:36)
New idea

In tournamens if i understand right the player with the best points win but if some have the same the highest ELO win. Why not use the Sonneborn-Bergers (you add oppenents whole points and the half points if it is a draw.) If the Sonneborn-Bergers points is the same you can take the moste wins in the tourney and if they are the same you can use the highest elo win.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-24 16:36:19)
Tournament winner in WCH

This is true in WCH round-robin tournaments only !

I explained why I've chosen this rule in previous threads, ie. :


As you noticed, rating is quite important in FICGS world championship cycle (particularly established ratings, obtained from IECG / ICCF or after 9 games finished in FICGS) !

I think these rules are really the best choice in order to designate a world champion. It's more logical IMO to favour players who obtained previously the best results at FICGS and recognized organizations, and consequently a high rating. It takes time, of course. Even very strong players starting with a 1700 rating won't achieve a 2300 established rating before months !

Criterias in FICGS wch are (from most important to least) :

1) Winner of the previous cycle (qualify for the final match)
2) The eight best established ratings (play the KO tournament)
3) Points obtained in the wch tournaments
4) The tournament entry rating (TER)


Benjamin Block    (2008-05-25 15:38:13)
New idea

Hi, Thibault It is very nice with the filter game search. Is it possible to filter the game in "download all games". I want this because i download the games and put it in my openingsbook but i get bad games too. :( Have a nice week end! Benjamin

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-25 18:35:36)
Download filter

The "download all games" link is actually a real file '.pgn' (much faster) while the search function is a PHP filter, anyway you can download all games then filter with a dedicated software like Chessbase.

Benjamin Block    (2008-05-25 19:03:50)
very smart!

Thanks a very smart idea.

Benjamin Block    (2008-05-26 17:12:58)
Why can new player choose elo?

Some players just choose ELO? Some players just take a very low rating even if they have a real high. Why not let the people choose a ELO only if they already have a ICCF rating or fide?

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-26 17:37:24)
Provisional rating

"Some players just take a very low rating even if they have a real high", well that's a quite strange choice but at least it helps to start tournaments quickly :)

Benjamin Block    (2008-05-27 16:26:24)
Provisional rating

Yes but it will get a very big inflation.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-27 17:18:27)
Provisional rating

Not so big IMO. Ratings move fast, it doesn't take a long time to move to a higher category at this level (for a strong player / centaur).

Benjamin Block    (2008-05-27 17:58:30)
Provisional rating

But bad players how choose a high rating? They will give other players lots of rating.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-27 19:02:42)
Provisional rating

1800 is quite usual as a provisional rating in correspondence chess, some sites prefer to ignore games played by players who don't have an established rating in rating calculation. In my opinion, the effects are quite small here and ratings move faster this way.