Stripes, James   (USA)       [FICGS member # 821]

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James Stripes

Active youth chess coach. Have played nearly forty years, and still struggle with elementary tactics on bad days.

James Stripes has currently 0 running correspondence chess game(s), won 8, lost 0 and drawn 4 other games against an average elo of 1569, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, does not play Go (wei-ch'i, baduk), and does not play poker, finally James finished a total of 12 games and is not playing any game right now.

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Last messages by James Stripes in the forum :

RE Stolen elections    (2007-10-26 17:29:58)

I can report that since 1972, in August of the election year I have offered my prediction for every Presidential race in the US. I have been wrong onl (...)

Rybka vs Kramnik    (2006-12-16 16:21:38)

When Rybka defeats the top human in a match, it will earn something far more important than demonstrating its prowess over silicone opponents. (...)

bad timing, but    (2006-12-16 16:19:10)

World Championships should be decided by matches, nit by a tournament such as that planned in Mexico. Topalov was never a legitimate champion, but he (...)

PGN standard    (2006-11-22 18:16:03)

"En passant captures do not have any special notation; they are formed as if the captured pawn were on the capturing pawn's destination square. (...)

curious    (2006-10-03 16:13:13)

I have approximately 64 chess engines, including the beta version of Rybka 1 (the free version). In engine tournaments on my box, it has prevailed aga (...)

Engines appeal    (2006-10-03 16:06:53)

I've played on several other correspondence sites, and this is the only one that permits engine use. For me, that was a critical part of its appeal. (...)

Cheating data    (2006-09-19 14:40:17)

95% is an interesting figure and quite an accusation. Could you provide some evidence to support this contention, or at least explain the reasons for (...)

27 years ago    (2006-09-18 15:56:13)

When I first played correspondence chess, books were encouraged and the few chess engines in existence were garbage. Good quality engines and comprehe (...)

excessive fears    (2006-09-18 13:46:35)

Of course cheating is always a danger, but I doubt more than a small minority of players do it. Chess appeals to those who enjoy solving problems more (...)