[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments by Glenn NichollsLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier⇩ Earliest⇧changing email address[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 08:42 PM UTC:Thanks for the quick response. I can't see anything - can one of the site's editors simply change it to the new address if I give them this? Regards SAE Nicholls Glenn Nicholls wrote on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 08:15 PM UTC:It seems a member trying to change his email address might not work - I've tried to change mine but have not received the necessary email to the new address with a link needed for confirmation. Could somebody check this, and also a backup hasn't been done for some days now. If somebody could kindly sort these two things out - thanks. SAE Nicholls Backup[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 11:06 AM UTC:It seems there may not have been a backup for a week - has this been forgotten? Ideas for future of chess variants[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 10:49 PM UTC:I think there is a fair chance that Chess in its various forms is the world's most popular board game, or thereabouts, but if FIDE claim 600 million adults play Chess (and presumably they mean play Western chess regularly) they are claiming perhaps one in eight of the world's adult population do so - a big claim indeed. Shaye Nicholls (pp Glenn Nicholls) Missing descriptions[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 08:49 PM UTC:George This other paragraph seems to appear on everyone's person information page, even editors it seems - it's just a way of making sure what persons are or are not active I suppose. Shaye (pp Glenn) Nicholls Glenn Nicholls wrote on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 02:18 PM UTC:Sorry to persist but I'm puzzled here - I've signed out and then back in but the former message is still showing even though the new email address has received mail from the CVP. The message shows under person information. Glenn Nicholls wrote on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 09:57 AM UTC:The new email address seems to have worked and I would much appreciate the following messages be taken off when I sign in: "Since this person's email address has been returning email, it has been marked as dead in the database to prevent more email from being sent to it. It may still work, but if you want to continue receiving email from us, you should change the email you have on record with us." "For citational purposes, we keep records on anyone who contributes content to this site. Since Glenn Nicholls has contributed content to this site, our database listing on GlennNicholls needs to stay up. But if this person is dead or no longer interested in remaining active on this site, let us know, and this account can be made inactive." Thank-you for your help SAE Nicholls Glenn Nicholls wrote on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 08:52 AM UTC:OK, I've tried again with a different email address (still a hotmail one though) with the CVP address whitelisted. I'll wait a while and see if anything is received. SAE Nicholls Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 09:38 PM UTC:Fergus It's late in the UK now where I live so I'll turn in. Perhaps the easiest way is for yourself, as an editor, to simply change this email link (if this is possible for an editor) on the basis of the comments I've made and without needing any other confirmation. I've whitelisted the change email address from the CVP. Thank-you SAE Nicholls Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 09:22 PM UTC:I've just tried again and here is what it says: "Mail was sent from [email protected] to [email protected]. A confirmation request has been sent to [email protected], the email address you wish to change to. When you get the message, click on the link, make sure you're signed in, then click on the Confirm button." But no email has been received by me and this is at least the third time I've tried this. Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 09:09 PM UTC:I can only say I did not receive any confirmation email and I've used the 'Change Email' link now and no confirmation email is coming through. There is no way for me to know why the site is not sending an automatic confirmation email or, if it is, why I am not receiving it since I have other emails sent here without any problem. The link in the email says a confirmation email will be sent and so does not report a problem. Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 08:56 PM UTC:Thank you for your quick reply I have tried what you say but this did not seem to work - I'll try again though Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 07:54 PM UTC:There are messages when I sign in: "For citational purposes, we keep records on anyone who contributes content to this site. Since Glenn Nicholls has contributed content to this site, our database listing on GlennNicholls needs to stay up. But if this person is dead or no longer interested in remaining active on this site, let us know, and this account can be made inactive". This messsage seems to be because my email has changed to [email protected] but I cannot seem to edit my existing no longer used (and by now probably dormant or deleted) email to change it to this current and live one. I would then ask that one of the editors kindly updates my email link address and is aware that I am certainly interested in remaining active on this site - indeed I have been keeping up with comments in the past few days and my latest contribution was this year. Thank you for the help I am sure you will give. SAE Nicholls Glenn Nicholls wrote on Sat, Feb 3, 2018 11:30 PM UTC:To Ben Reiniger Thank you for your reply regarding Missing descriptions I would much appreciate four being added - they are very straightforward descriptions but three of the games are not yet posted as they are awaiting review by a site editor - the games are: LancerChess (this game has been posted) - can you add the description - a basic Western chess game QiPlacements (this is awaiting review) - can you add the description - a basic Chinese chess game Arabella (this is awaiting review) - can you add the description - a basic Arabian chess game Storm (this is awaiting review) - can you add the description - a basic Capablanca chess game Thank you for your help Shaye Nicholls pp Glenn Nicholls Glenn Nicholls wrote on Fri, Feb 2, 2018 06:34 PM UTC:I am most puzzled - pages seem to have "Missing description" noted against them but I can see no way to enter a desription for a page's game - surely this is straightforward to do - I would like to add one or two to mine. Also, how does one post a reference item ? Shaye Nicholls pp Glenn Nicholls World chess championship 2016[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 10:07 AM UTC:Further to my previous comment regarding the move 50. Qh6+ by Magnus Carlsen to win the 2016 world chess championship. This move reminds me somewhat of the "The Golden move" (as it has been called, supposedly because gold coins were showered onto the board by spectators after it was played) of 23... Qg3 played by Frank Marshall against Stepan Levitsky in 1912 - but this move, though played in a tournament, was not in a world championship never mind the decisive game in such and so in my opinion Magnus Carlsen's move, played on his 26th birthday, against Sergey Karjakin can fairly be considered "The Platinum move" and I would like to so name it. How about having "The Silver move" - my choice would be 19. e5 played by Adolf Anderssen against Lionel Kieseritzky in 1851 - a fantastic and most famous game, but not a tournament one - this move involved cutting off the defensive line of the opposing Queen. Mention could, I think, also be made of the young teenage, at the time, Bobby Fischer's Queen sacrificing move of 17... Be6 played in a tournament against Donald Byrne in 1956 - "The Bronze Move" ? - perhaps, if we include one; and we must not forget Paul Morphy's famous Queen sacrifice 16. Qb8+ played in the informal "Opera House Game" in 1858 against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard, but here the players were not of comparable playing strength - Paul Morphy was the world's strongest player at the time. Can Chinese chess then, that has no piece stronger than the rook of Western chess, produce something of its own form of excitement - well, in Terence Donnelly's 1974 book Hsiang Ch'i there is a game given where black (who moved first here) delivers checkmate on his 24th move that is the 10th check in succession and the source of this game is given as Chin tai hsiang ch'i ming chu hsuan (Selected famous modern games of Chinese chess), Shanghai, 1958. And then there is one of the best known of Chess "variants" (not my choice of words - that would simply be Chess games) namely the much more modern game of Capablanca chess where the increased scope for tactics can no doubt lead to very sharp and double edged games and the inventor, Jose Raul Capablanca, apparently played and tested this game many times against Edward Lasker who noted that games rarely went beyond 20 or 25 moves, but I can find no record of these or indeed any game of this played by Jose Raul Capablanca. But what of those who prefer a more tranquil but no less subtle game - well, there is Arabian chess that Western chess evolved from and this was widely played for over a thousand years and in The Oxford Companion to Chess 1984 by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld and under the heading Mansuba there are a number of studies that show the interesting subtleties and potential excitement that are within this game. It is, in my opinion, difficult indeed to directly improve upon any of these above four basic Chess games in any significant way and I say directly because "improvements" in one aspect of the game can very easily be more greatly detrimental in another aspect of it and may lose too much of the essential features of the game whilst not gaining a sufficient increase in new features to outweigh the loss - difficult to achieve indeed and, I think, requires careful and thoughtful work. Since my original comment is not under the subject of the World chess championship 2016 I repeat it below: Some have called Western chess "Mad Queen chess" (derogatorily so ?) but the move 50. Qh6+ played by Magnus Carlsen in the decisive game in the world 2016 championship shows the level of excitement that a piece like this can produce - a fantastic finish to win a world championship with. And I would perhaps add that because computers take into account their opponent's replies they do not seem, to me at any rate, to build towards this sort of possibility and also in my opinion computers have proved no more with chess than did pocket calculators with calculations with regard to "intellectual" abilities. Shaye Nicholls pp Glenn Nicholls [Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 06:01 PM UTC:Some have called Western chess "Mad Queen chess" (derogatorily so?) but the move QH6 played by Magnus Carlsen in the decisive game in the world 2016 championship shows the level of excitement that a piece like this can produce - a fantastic finish to win a world championship with. And I would perhaps add that because computers take into account their opponent's replies they do not seem, to me at any rate, to build towards this sort of possibility and also in my opinion computers have proved no more with chess than did pocket calculators with calculations with regard to "intellectual" abilities. Wazir. Moves one square orthogonally.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 10:48 AM UTC:Though piece value studies are not to the interest of everyone they can, I find, be fascinating at times and anyone can overlook properties of pieces and their situations - even of their own ideas, and I for one am appreciative that someone like HGM and one or two others do such in depth analysis of this. Popular Chess variants[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 08:57 PM UTC:To G. Strong Thank-you for an interesting reply - I do in fact rather like the game, but more to the point is that Capablanca himself thought it much better than Western chess and of course his opinion as a world champion must carry weight, though no doubt he had a little bias towards his own game..... .....I can only hazard a guess that Capablanca liked the great tactical scope that the game seems to give whilst also having the possibility after (if) exchanges of some or all of the very strong pieces of simplifying into something akin to Western chess, so then you don't lose Western chess altogether with it - two games for the price of one ? - indeed this is why I like it..... .....of course it is all opinion on games on this site and only Western and Chinese chess (perhaps Shogi as well) are popular on a really huge scale, but I personally would put Capablanca chess high up on the ranking of games, not that I've tried out all the thousands (?) of games here - who has. Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 01:20 PM UTC:To HG Muller This is very intriguing - a forbidden word with regard to a Chess game - extraordinary, but I'll let this be, at least I seem to be right that there was talk of something..... .....I always say Capablanca chess although I do know there were earler similar games like it, but thanks for letting me know this anyway..... .....I agree It does seem to be an exaggeration that there are hundreds of Capablanca type games on the site, but although I am stating this from memory I'm sure that was what someone said, though years ago; I wonder how many games there are in total on the site now - does this run into thousands..... .....Chess 960: I think randomisation is a technique rather than really being seperate games and this technique could probably be applied to numerous Chess games - I don't really use it on any of my own games though..... Glenn Nicholls wrote on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 11:19 AM UTC:Whilst Western chess and Chinese chess would seem to be the most popular of all Chess games (or variants if you like) I remember a comment on this fine site long years ago that there were many (hundreds of ?) games invented and posted here that were based on Capablanca chess and so by this measure perhaps Capablanca chess is right up there (so to speak).....and did I not read somewhere that there was talk of Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov playing Chess that involved extra pieces - what could this be I wonder..... Improving Typography[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Glenn Nicholls wrote on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 09:12 AM UTC:to Fergus Is it simple and straightforward to use the link description I don't kow how to use it - perhaps someone could tell me Glenn Nicholls wrote on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 05:07 PM UTC:Thanks, I'll come back and perhaps add some when I can It doesn't matter too much as I write descriptions within the page anyway Thanks for the answer Glenn Nicholls wrote on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 04:25 PM UTC:to Fergus Yes I will add some descriptions at least But where do I go to do this? Glenn Nicholls wrote on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 04:07 PM UTC:When I look at my list of authored items they are showing "Missing description" How do I amend this? 25 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier⇩ Earliest⇧Permalink to the exact comments currently displayed.