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2017, Feb 13 chessisajedrez
@Improchess: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undoing_Project. About Daniel Kahneman & Amos Tversky, and cognitive bias.
 
2017, Feb 06 evanhao
I like this chess site
 
2016, Dec 21 keksi
hi, morgen kommt wieder keksi in der arena!nur is er besser!
 
2016, Nov 04 chessisajedrez
@ElBigodon, sorry, CTS doesnt provide a way to do it.
 
2016, Nov 03 ElBigodon
How to change my password?
 
2016, Nov 01 e4e5f4
@Stromer: schon fleißig nach dem Frühstück?
 
2016, Oct 28 Stromer
hallo d4 :) suche dich nicht... suche das profil von e4..... Lg
 
2016, Oct 27 d4d5e4
doch nicht etwa mich?
 
2016, Oct 27 d4d5c4
Wen suchst du Stromer?
 
2016, Oct 27 e4e5f4
->tacticians->index ...dort findest du jeden Stromer
 
2016, Oct 26 keksi
mit geht es gut,ganymed..die taktik geht hoch
 
2016, Oct 26 Stromer
4e wie kommst du auf mein Profil? würde gern mal bei Dir gucken. :)
 
2016, Oct 26 e4e5f4
@stromer: Heute 16 am Stück richtig gelöst! Ich habe dir zugesehen, es geht bergauf...
 
2016, Oct 25 e4e5f4
ja Stromer, dich hat der Virus auch erwischt, nächstes Ziel 10.000 Versuche und die 1300 anpeilen...
 
2016, Oct 25 Stromer
e4 :) fast 2000 Puzzel gemacht :)
 
2016, Oct 24 chessisajedrez
Greetings to @floreatdunum, who has been MIA. Chess addiction always bring people back.
 
2016, Oct 22 AoxomoxoA
Hi Keksi, wie gehts
 
2016, Oct 18 keksi
hi,lets Learning playing chess!
 
2016, Oct 16 e4e5f4
Walk in freedom and peace DK. Very kind of you to translate these strange symbols for me, is it Sanskrit, the wisdom of eastern religions?
 
2016, Oct 16 dktransform
e4e5f4, nice to see you! it is so. Om Tat Sat, translated to mean the Supreme Absolute Truth, or more literally all that is, हरिः ओम् तत् सत्.
 
2016, Oct 15 e4e5f4
...weiter so Stromer, ich wette wenn du über 1000 Versuche gemacht hast bist du auch wieder über 1000 Rating.
 
2016, Oct 13 e4e5f4
Hello DK, sorry I thought it was a good idea to bring some young guys here on CTS, but they seem to be a little bit loud ;-) ...and they talk in German, not unusual for a chess site founded in Berlin, but maybe some old guys here have to learn a little bit... Ok let´s begin with lesson one: King=Koenig Queen=Dame Bishop=Laeufer Rook=Turm Knight=Springer and Pawn=Bauer
 
2016, Oct 13 keksi
SACH
 
2016, Oct 13 keksi
Alle sollten bei die sa?ch und die schachkundigen II kommmen!
 
2016, Oct 13 keksi
Schacharena!!!!!!!
 
2016, Oct 13 keksi
und?
 
2016, Oct 13 afqt
*dir
 
2016, Oct 13 afqt
Ich kann nicht, ich bin neben dich, und du hast zu mir gesprochen.
 
2016, Oct 13 keksi
hab ich dir gesprochen?geh wech^^
 
2016, Oct 13 e4e5f4
Keksi du wirst UriBlass nie überholen...
 
2016, Oct 13 afqt
oder nicht
 
2016, Oct 13 keksi
werde aber euch alle uberholen
 
2016, Oct 13 keksi
hi alle.muss mich verbessern
 
2016, Oct 13 e4e5f4
wenn du weiterhin 100 Probleme am Tag bearbeitest, wird dein Rating steigen Stromer, deine Erfolgsquote ist jetzt schon höher als die von Keksi...
 
2016, Oct 12 Stromer
ahhhh jetzt verstehe ich den "chat" hier :) ein freundliches "Hallo" in die Runde :) leider is mein englisch mieser als mein Schach oder ist mein Sch mieser als mein englisch :) ich werde es herausfinden :)
 
2016, Oct 12 Stromer
hm test test
 
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
Stromer, du kannst auch Probleme gezielt heraussuchen.. Problem p01332 ist das Motiv "Gummizug" so nennt es wenigstens GM Lanka. Der Springer reagiert wie ein Gummizug, hin und zurück und zwei Figuren sind weg...
 
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
...obwohl wir für die größte Sprachgruppe auf Chinesisch umstellen müssten... 今天​天气​很 ​好
 
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
vielleicht kommen mehr Leute an Bo(a)rd, wenn wir die Sprache hier umschalten auf Deutsch, Stromer...
 
2016, Oct 12 e4e5f4
Hallo Stromer willkommen...Endlich jemand aus Berlin...lach..viel Erfolg beim Training
 
2016, Sep 14 chessisajedrez
I dont get a strong internet signal while on the train. So, I downloaded an android app named Chess Tactics Pro (1.5.1.), by LR Studios, to get my evening chess fix. LOL, they "borrowed" most (if not all) their puzzles from CTS. The user interface is nice and has a built in engine to try out the problems too.
 
2016, Sep 08 midn1ght
Hello dk! I think there are not so many "old-timers" left here :) After you do each puzzle several times over the years, there is a diminishing benefit I think. Anyway, I still enjoy it as a diversion (and hopefully some mental sharpening).
 
2016, Sep 05 dktransform
Hello old friends! Back...
 
2016, Aug 23 chessisajedrez
Ok, @Urgenz has a 97% accuracy in 164,633 tries. Of course, he has an 1888 rating to go with it. I dont type at a 97% accuracy and use an automatic spelling checker. But I bet I beat him at Pokemon
 
2016, Aug 14 Improchess
Thank you @chessisajedrez. I certainly appreciate comments from those you mentioned and from yourself. Never mind about my rating, I´ll go down again.
 
2016, Aug 14 chessisajedrez
Should have mentioned @tomohawk as a contributor but did not see his name listed when I peeked at the list. He has been a top ranked contributor for long time. He has been inactive lately
 
2016, Aug 09 chessisajedrez
Cheers for @Improchess. A number five ranking with a pretty 2100. Few above 1800 tacticians pause to share their advise with the masses. @grom43 and the somehow retired @Uriblass, that I can recall with easy, are among the few.
 
2016, Jul 01 BadMamaJama
Yes. Some donations might get some needed updates. There is hope for CTS after all.
 
2016, Jun 29 dktransform
yes, well said!
 
2016, Jun 27 BadMamaJama
It seems the site hasn't been improved in years; although you may have some examples of recent improvements. (I've been doing other things to try to improve my chess more lately.) If they had been improving the site, then the player ratings graph would be a great place to start. My guess is it broke because the ISP updated the PHP or graphics plugin version; and the site author didn't. Also, using apostrophes and quotes seems like it'd be easy to fix; and may also have been due to a new version. IMHO, ChessTempo.com is a reasonable substitute. I just checked, and I hadn't noticed before that it had general tactics training; in addition to tactics by theme (which to me is sorta cheating, since you know in part what to look for). I don't see anything about seeing statistical rankings of other players; although I see you can see their tactics rating by hovering over it. The comments window is also rather small. The site seems improved since I checked it quite some time ago. I may have to try it for a while, as well. (As chess goes, I'm really more of a hobbyist, as I usually just devote small bits of time to it. Still, I'd like to be better.) Too bad. CTS still has plenty of potential, if you ask me, with only modest development. Of course, you guys know as do I, that its still useful as it is. Now, if they'd just make it open source ...
 
2016, Jun 12 lacivert
A tribute to Korchnoi by GM Larry Christiansen endorsed by ICC. I thought some of you would like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeIQfdjvzWc
 
2016, Jun 05 chessisajedrez
2015, Dec 13
 
2016, Jun 05 floreatdunum
@dkt, why should I "believe you" more than myself? Why should I accept your claim to authority on such matters ("i have been here for eleven years. trust me on this."), when I have been on this site as long as you have? Tbh, your post does not say anything more useful than mine did, anyway. It is the usual self aggrandisement.
 
2016, Jun 04 dktransform
close but not exactly so: THE OWNERS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN INTERACTING ABOUT IMPROVING THIS SITE. there have been improvements (few) and loses (many). i have been here for eleven years. trust me on this.
 
2016, May 31 floreatdunum
Wilfred Fratacelli (via Facebook): "Add the number and letter on the side so I do not get confused so much on how the pawns are moving!" Various people have requested this since the site started. The owners are not interested in improving the site.
 
2016, May 31 floreatdunum
Problem p38295 is rubbish. Black is left after two moves with an endgame in which the best move is resignation.
 
2016, May 26 dktransform
peter at linteo@p..., send you info you requested, ck email, dk
 
2016, May 21 melih
chess.emrald.net best chesssite on web :)
 
2016, May 21 melih
hi.how i make make rating 1700.
 
2016, May 14 chessisajedrez
@Bisonratte, thanks! I will take a peek at the website you suggest. I believe @striker86 meant a smartphone app. So we can take our addiction everywhere.
 
2016, May 12 Bisonratte
@ chessisajedrez, there exists another site where people can blitz against the clock, rated by time and accuracy as well: http://www.chessgym.net. it has other features like endgame training, positional training etc. - and its moderated...
 
2016, May 09 chessisajedrez
@striker86, no app exist for this website. There are many chess tactics alternatives for android and iphone although none implemented like this one (3 seconds head start, then rated by time and accuracy) that I know of. If you happen to come across one, please share the name with us. Good luck.
 
2016, May 03 striker86
do you have a app for your site?
 
2016, Apr 26 dktransform
totally agree. even avoid PayPal. i did not say a good or bad sign, but a sign.
 
2016, Apr 26 chessisajedrez
I stay away from bitcoin. How do people like me donate?
 
2016, Apr 24 dktransform
donate button added. now thats a sign!
 
2016, Apr 02 d4d5c4
...and 10.000 are not 100.000. So I start again the second 100k run. By the way, why not trying to talk a little Italien language here, like "Robert de Niro is talking". Tanti saluti a tutti edkTrasforma...ridendo
 
2016, Mar 30 dktransform
75,000 is NOT 100,000 but it is 75k just the same. have to ruin it by more practice. watch it for an hour or a day, undecided. aesthetics of the void.
 
2016, Mar 24 dktransform
back to chess. 13 months away except viewing GM games. cold start.
 
2016, Mar 24 dktransform
wake up call. tacticians below 1,000. was 3,200 in 2007 or so, then 2,000... complaining in a vacuum? hardly. tried to contact operators, tried to create support infrastructure. one person offered to interact or participate, out of, at the time, 2,000. refusal to adapt or interact, refusal to evolve or grow or change or improve. a good place that could be so much more and one day will not be here, i venture to say.
 
2016, Mar 23 dktransform
this is not ALL the problems, but some of the 37k, and more like 18k. this is all that are easily available, correct? prior version were available for years, with, what was it, 23,802, but i have been away from chess study for a year or two, so might not remember correctly. thought there was another version, with 17k... confusion. what we all always wanted, was a version with the new studies with EVERY problem. glad to send the 23.8k, just let me know... davidkorn.specialprojects@gmail.com, skype, davidkorn.specialprojects
 
2016, Mar 22 beavis
@chessisajedrez, I downloaded the file successfully using chrome. Thank you :D:D.
 
2016, Mar 21 chessisajedrez
@beavis, I copied and pasted @tohbumoo link. First I tried using Firefox, where I have many privacy settings. As a consequence Mega didnt show me the file. I then copied-pasted the link in Chrome and was offered the option of downloading it via Mega or Browser. I choose Browser. Upon downloading the file I was able to open it in 7-Zip without a password. Good luck.
 
2016, Mar 21 beavis
Mega displays a message saying "To access this folder/file, you will need its Decryption key". How did you downloaded the file?
 
2016, Mar 21 chessisajedrez
@beavis, I just downloaded it and was able to open it with 7-Zip without a problem. (No password requested.)
 
2016, Mar 20 beavis
The file asks for password.
 
2016, Feb 08 tohbumoo
Since the previous message got out of the queue let me repeat. All the problems can be downloaded at https://mega.co.nz/#!U9cSBS5b!VyvT5UzthSkprTQtu6q1UH_6a jo8dflNG6LLE5jA8gY (cts.zip, 606 KB). It is a zipped PGN sorted by rating, where event "0708 49919" means rating 708 and identifier is 49919. The end of FEN (castling, etc.) and the game result are fake, but SCID does not care (45 out of 17840 problems are broken due to en passant). On Android there is an open source "Scid on the go". It has training mode that can be configured for CTS problems: show board from the side that does the second move; autoplay that waits 6 seconds; mark the game if you made a wrong move. It is on mega for now, but let us hope that operator will eventually host the corrected up-to-date PGN file on CTS itself.
 
2016, Jan 31 midn1ght
@Bisonratte, I have not noticed the same, but I don't search for problems too frequently (but sometimes).
 
2016, Jan 31 Bisonratte
today ive searched again for a puzzle which i missed before, but couldnt find it in the index (guest modus). this happens to me in the last week at a couple of occasions. im pretty sure that iv wrote down the numbers correct. did anyone else realize the same mystery ?
 
2016, Jan 30 e4e5f4
ok, I go forward to 100019. This is prime...
 
2016, Jan 30 d4d5e4
but I´ve left it because it was not prime...
 
2016, Jan 30 d4d5e4
I just have passed a wonderful number 11 111 ...
 
2016, Jan 30 d4d5c4
300 more and I have 10K ...
 
2016, Jan 28 d4d5c4
100 000 was too low score....
 
2016, Jan 28 d4d5c4
I didn´t notice, that I solved problems under my name e4e5f4, so it happened.
 
2016, Jan 25 LowScore
@e4e5f4 / d4d5c4: Why did you destroy that nice 100k number and went all the way to 100,010 tries?
 
2016, Jan 12 dktransform
my podcast, 43 minutes long. dk unrestrained: https://davidkornspecialprojects.wordpress.com/2016/01/ 08/interview-on-extinction-radio/
 
2016, Jan 05 d4d5c4
Alright Dk, you have found a new engagement, may your path lead you to happiness my friend, I´ll try not to waste to much physical energy for solving chess problems.
 
2016, Jan 05 dktransform
the love is felt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUMYY3SPlq4
 
2016, Jan 05 dktransform
e4e5f5 im here, never left, but the pressure of self employment is just too great, added to rapid climate change, which i am now and have been, and ardent activist for. the earth is in trouble. serious trouble. any idea how much energy it takes to cause the north pole to be above freezing near new years in total darkness, cum massive release of methane clathrates. https://jenniferhynes99.wordpress.com/ god love you. if you care to email or skype, we can make it happen: davidkorn.specialprojects for skype, just add gmail and you have it. love to you all. chess is a luxury.
 
2016, Jan 03 d4d5c4
...here I am again... there is a lot of work to be done to reach the 100 000...
 
2016, Jan 03 e4e5f4
Hi chessisajedrez, this magical number of 100 000 is too mystical to be destroyed. In the near future, I will use another account to reach it again. You will recognize it at once, I suppose...But then I´ll choose a different strategy and try to solve higher evaluated problems, so maybe my score will go down... Hey Dktransform, what´s up with you, no more chess addiction, don´t become too transcendental, the gods are with you even when you use your brain more than your soul... You work hard now, teaching children wasn´t it something like that?
 
2016, Jan 02 melih
İ am not using this site too much.But there is great and enjoy .Thank for chessemrald all they. :)
 
2016, Jan 02 melih
İ am not using this site too much.But there is great and enjoy .Thank for chessemrald all they. :)
 
2016, Jan 01 dktransform
happy new year!
 
2015, Dec 31 chessisajedrez
@e4e5f4, Congratulations! You now have a rare opportunity. Log in and play your 100,001 the first minute of the New Year.
 
2015, Dec 30 e4e5f4
100 000 Tries ... The new year can come...
 
2015, Dec 29 chessisajedrez
@ lacivert, my first reaction is "do not worry, be happy". OTB and CTS are two different beasts. The different time constraints impose different challenges. Training for OTB and CTS are not equivalent. What matters is you trained for OTB and saw good results from the effort. Actually, that is more important than your CTS setback. IMO it is easier to appreciate productivity going from CTS to OTB than the other way around. Once you get used to the OTB slower and more careful calculations, it takes a bit of time to be fast and accurate in CTS. The only concrete data I have about you is the last 20 actions. In it you had 6/7 correct within your points ratings and 6/13 above it. That is not that unreliable, even when the complete set was 60% accuracy, the majority of the problems and the fails were above your rating. Anyway, look at @floreatdunum post below. The reality of an experience player and CTS member having a bad day/streak. Take two pills and post again in one or two weeks. Regards.
 
2015, Dec 28 lacivert
I have just finished an open tournament with a decent score (5.5/9). Intensive chess for the last two weeks... So what do I normally expect? smooth problem solving and a few points rating increase. Yet what I have got is 30 points rating and a dramatic accuracy decrease. My normal accuracy is about 80 percent, but since yesterday I can hardly score 65 percent. I have no idea why this is happening and it is growing on me...
 
2015, Dec 18 chessisajedrez
@slowness2014, I like the opening information you are posting. Are you logging them in a single document? I you collect it in a single electronic document (or file) someone may find additional use for them. Anyway, thank you for posting them.
 

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