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Post by Ronnie Burton » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:17 pm

Have been a member on chessgames for over 10 years but since last Friday the site is unavailable. Anyone know why ??

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Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:27 pm

When you say unavailable, what do you mean?
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Post by John McKenna » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:42 pm

I've no prob with chessgames...

This from chess-db... has been a prob for a while -

https://chess-db.com

"Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

Apache/2.2.22 (CentOS) Server at chess-db.com Port 443"
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Post by Ronnie Burton » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:51 pm

Thanks John

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:08 pm

Couldn't get it over the weekend, but seems OK now.
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Post by Ronnie Burton » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:47 pm

Still not working for me

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Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:52 pm

Working for me too.

I’ve got a game on there that I lost in 12 moves but they’ve attributed it to someone else. I Just checked. It’s still there.

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Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:33 pm

I cannot get on, been that way for a day or two.

They have a thread there where they allow practically anything to be said and the insults fly.

I was thinking say it went down mid argument and some guy has been fuming
for two days waiting to get his reply posted and his counter insult heard.

Hi Jonathan,

They had one of Murray's game as 'Game of the Day.' People thought the combo was quite good.
Someone noticed it was from an Edinburgh league game....it was one of mine!

Your 12 mover, it may be the exact same game played by someone else or do the dates and location of your game match?

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Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:00 am

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Your 12 mover, it may be the exact same game played by someone else or do the dates and location of your game match?
Definitely me.
Date opponent and tournament all correct.

Instead of me they’ve got an IM with an extremely similar name (who wasn’t at the tournament).

I’d tell them but I don’t know how

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Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:02 am

Still cannot get on and I like that site for the ease in finding and getting a game's PGN and picking up the odd inspiring tit-bit.

Anybody else still locked out?

Hi Jonathan,

They have a corrections procedure, it can a take a while once it is submitted. The game I mentioned
above took a day, However it took two-three years to get a bogus Edinburgh v London C.C. removed.
The site has corrected more than a few wrong moves found in books, magazines etc.
Mistakes have crept in changing Descriptive to Algebraic.

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Post by John Clarke » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:29 pm

All I can say is I've had no trouble getting in lately, although the site is sometimes very slow to load. And a comment I posted yesterday inexplicably dropped off some time during the (NZ) night. But on the whole I don't think they're managing too badly. You have to cut them some slack when they're still dealing with the huge hole left by the death of Daniel Freeman.
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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:07 am

It sometimes went offline for a day or two even when he was still around.
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Re: www.chessgames.com

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:41 pm

Playing up again tonight :roll:
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Re: www.chessgames.com

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:16 am

I managed to get on for a day, now it's gone again.

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:34 am

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:16 am
I managed to get on for a day, now it's gone again.
A little tardy in initial response but it is working today.
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