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December 19, 2006
Spotlight on Class E - November 2006
The E Class folks who are on the rankings list, a little less than 60 in number, have worked hard to get to this stage. Here are the standouts from that group.
Here are those who have played the most games: yannick ( 1293 games) , Andy1 ( 1090 games) , Goofy ( 936 games) , Mosselman ( 834 games) , HOTSUN ( 829 games) .
In this area, we list those who have the most tournament wins: Goofy ( 74 wins), Andy1 ( 41 wins), yannick ( 40 wins), Mosselman ( 33 wins), baggur ( 32 wins).
The following people have the most game wins: yannick ( 558 wins), Andy1 ( 533 wins), Goofy ( 456 wins), HOTSUN ( 394 wins), Mosselman ( 358 wins).
Highest Winning Percentage
Here are the players who have the highest percentage of games won: Roadkill ( 63.81%, 210 games), ddddale ( 63.60%, 239 games), Harijs ( 61.63%, 443 games), Fred31 ( 55.00%, 80 games), StevenL ( 53.75%, 80 games).
December 10, 2006
Thoughts upon a position: 8. The deciding move
You may think that solving a position when the correct answer is already posted is no fun at all. However, I am very glad to read your comments with the right answer among wrong ones. In this way, there is no need for me to reply. You do it all (right and wrong) by yourselves.
Today’s position requires tactical skills (as the previous ones) but there are only nine pieces on the board. I use this as a prelude to some endgame problems which I have chosen for the approaching Christmas holidays.
Black is a pawn up and has to play a winning move. Which one? Send your comments.
December 03, 2006
November 2006Another month has gone by and another group of playChess notables step into the foreground for recognition. hal1958 is still working on tournament win 100, and the founder, Sixty4, has become active on the rankings list and joins the group who have been here the longest. A note of clarification: you may think people are missing from this list. They may be, because I begin from the rankings list. The criterion which causes people to jump on and off the list is "they finished one or more rated games of that league within the last three months". So people are constantly coming and going.
AnniversariesHere are players who have attained or are approaching significant anniversaries
6 Years completed recentlyJoachim joined 2000.11.26. Bill joined 2000.11.07. xerxes2u joined 2000.11.20. JRockne joined 2000.11.13.
Approaching 6 YearsHerb_CN joined 2000.12.06.
5 Years completed recentlyETC_Chess joined 2001.11.16. Marius_sah joined 2001.11.26. bossjos joined 2001.11.21.
Approaching 5 YearsGrabanzito joined 2001.12.23. alldrix joined 2001.12.27. Fred31 joined 2001.12.11. Felipe_Lungov joined 2002.01.01. lontjr joined 2001.12.18. Idris joined 2001.12.16.
4 Years completed recentlybaggur joined 2002.11.27. MimiSiku joined 2002.11.29. BigAl joined 2002.11.05. JMD joined 2002.11.23. guitran joined 2002.11.02. froilo joined 2002.10.31. epenz joined 2002.11.05.
3 Years completed recentlySpotsychess joined 2003.11.23. knightprancer joined 2003.11.23.
Approaching 3 YearsGCP joined 2003.12.16.
2 Years completed recentlyVince joined 2004.11.11. Gilt joined 2004.11.17. organic joined 2004.10.30. Varaboca joined 2004.11.18. garden joined 2004.11.18.
Approaching 2 Yearsjml2501 joined 2004.12.12. DANTONIFAYARD joined 2004.12.29. Wernswig joined 2004.12.10.
1 Year completed recentlydocjan joined 2005.11.14. Niedermayr joined 2005.11.19. Frost666 joined 2005.11.17. Veltliner joined 2005.10.30. IRONMAIDEN joined 2005.11.06. Viking joined 2005.11.25. Skipper_Robert joined 2005.11.21.
Approaching 1 YearPLUTARCO joined 2005.12.30. dreptenainte joined 2005.12.15. Sobral joined 2005.12.14. Crusaders joined 2005.12.29. Ultimate joined 2005.12.31. gridguy joined 2005.12.17. mane_twice joined 2005.12.27. WStanEvans joined 2005.12.29. Littlearza joined 2005.12.11. jackone joined 2005.12.27. pirracas joined 2005.12.07. TheBiologist joined 2005.12.28.
Games PlayedHere is a list of those who have played the most games: mrchess (Class A, 2727 games) , hal1958 (Class A, 2715 games) , epenz (Class B, 2388 games) , ama49 (Class C, 1840 games) , Matu (Class A, 1763 games) .
Recently RankedThis group has just qualified for the ranking list by completing at least 10 games: Ioannes (Class E, 10 games, joined 2006.08.18), Plonka (Class E, 11 games, joined 2006.11.01), rene73 (Class B, 12 games, joined 2006.08.27), half (Class E, 12 games, joined 2006.02.04), Vord (Class B, 14 games, joined 2006.06.04).
Tournament WinsIn this area, we list those who have the most tournament wins: hal1958 ( 94 wins, class A), ETC_Chess ( 83 wins, class M), Goofy ( 74 wins, class E), luciano59 ( 64 wins, class M), ama49 ( 63 wins, class C).
Game WinsThese players have the most game wins: hal1958 ( 1155 wins, class A), mrchess ( 1079 wins, class A), epenz ( 822 wins, class B), ama49 ( 781 wins, class C), Matu ( 738 wins, class A).
Highest Winning PercentageWhat's special about these folks? They have the highest percentage of games won. I have imposed a minimum number of games played in this category, in order that those who have played just a few games, and whose winning percentages are not therefore distorted. The minimum games chosen is 70, so that those eligible in this category are the top 75% in games played.
LongevityThe following people have been on playChess.de the longest: Jeroen (Joined 2000.06.18), Sixty4 (Joined 2000.06.18), lostpawn2000 (Joined 2000.06.30), cabe (Joined 2000.07.08), mrchess (Joined 2000.07.10), NOHAU (Joined 2000.08.27), suffix (Joined 2000.08.28), Matu (Joined 2000.10.28), Goofy (Joined 2000.10.28), ddddale (Joined 2000.10.29).
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