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Re: The King's Gambit in 2016
Reply #5 - 12/17/16 at 12:56:43
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GabrielGale wrote on 12/15/16 at 20:57:45:
@Paddy, proustiskeen,

the way to do it is to go to your browser and look for the source code, eg in Safari, it is under Develop tab, choose "show page source", which opens up a window with html code, scroll until you find the game, then it is just a matter highlight and copy and paste into your pgn file.
For the latter, I create a pgn file using, eg ChessX, then open the pgn file using TextEdit, paste the pgn game into pgn file in textEdit. Just make sure you copy over all the relevant pgn headers etc. For USCF website, you will need to clean up a bit of the text, eg the quote marks come in ASCII code. Just use find and replace within TextEdit.
Some websites do not give a pgn text in html which means the above method does not work.
Chess base's games are now very easy to download, 'cos they will give you the pgn text which you can cut and paste into your own pgn file.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarification.


Thanks! Probably the most convenient way for me is just to go to "show page source" (a great tip), from where I can copy the notation cleanly and paste it straight into a Chessbase "new game", followed by inputting the header manually.
  
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Re: The King's Gambit in 2016
Reply #4 - 12/15/16 at 20:57:45
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@Paddy, proustiskeen,

the way to do it is to go to your browser and look for the source code, eg in Safari, it is under Develop tab, choose "show page source", which opens up a window with html code, scroll until you find the game, then it is just a matter highlight and copy and paste into your pgn file.
For the latter, I create a pgn file using, eg ChessX, then open the pgn file using TextEdit, paste the pgn game into pgn file in textEdit. Just make sure you copy over all the relevant pgn headers etc. For USCF website, you will need to clean up a bit of the text, eg the quote marks come in ASCII code. Just use find and replace within TextEdit.
Some websites do not give a pgn text in html which means the above method does not work.
Chess base's games are now very easy to download, 'cos they will give you the pgn text which you can cut and paste into your own pgn file.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarification.
  

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Re: The King's Gambit in 2016
Reply #3 - 12/15/16 at 15:32:48
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[quote author=11130E14121508120A04040F610 link=1481767987/2#2 date=1481815103]Paddy - were you able to download that game directly or did you have to input it yourself? If you were able to download directly, how did you do it?[/quote

I had to input it myself, which is tedious, of course. That website is rather "mean" in that respect.
  
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Re: The King's Gambit in 2016
Reply #2 - 12/15/16 at 15:18:23
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Paddy - were you able to download that game directly or did you have to input it yourself? If you were able to download directly, how did you do it?
  
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Re: The King's Gambit in 2016
Reply #1 - 12/15/16 at 09:56:13
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Not in numbers - 2015 and 2014 in my database have more than 36 games.
However in results yes - in those years White did worse.
  

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The King's Gambit in 2016
12/15/16 at 02:13:07
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I came across this very recent game at the US Federation website:

[Event "52nd American Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.11.29"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Gareyev, T."]
[Black "Khachiyan, M."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C34"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2016.12.14"]
[SourceTitle "https://new.uschess.org"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Ne7 4. d4 d5 5. Nc3 dxe4 6. Nxe4 Nd5 7. Bd3 Be7 8. c4 Ne3 9. Bxe3 fxe3 10. Qe2 Bb4+ 11. Nc3 O-O 12. O-O c5 13. Nd5 Nc6 14. a3 Bd2 15. Nxd2 exd2 16. dxc5 Be6 17. Qxd2 b6 18. cxb6 Bxd5 19. cxd5 Qxb6+ 20. Qf2 Ne5 21. Qxb6 axb6 22. Rfd1 Rfd8 23. d6 Nxd3 24. Rxd3 Rac8 25. d7 Rc7 26. Rad1 Kf8 27. Rd6 Rb7 28. a4 Ke7 29. Kf2 Rdxd7 30. Rxd7+ Rxd7 31. Rxd7+ Kxd7 32. Ke3 Kd6 33. b4 Kd5 34. a5 bxa5 35. bxa5 Kc5 36. Ke4 Kb5 37. Ke5 Kxa5 38. Kd6 Kb4 39. Ke7 f5 40. Kf7 f4 41. Kxg7 h5 42. h4 Kc3 43. Kg6 1-0

and was about to post it here with the comment "here's a rare recent example of a strong player employing the King's Gambit" when I paused and decide to check my database of games played in 2016.

I was a little surprised to find 36 KG games played by players rated over 2400 FIDE, with White scoring about 74%. Admittedly a lot of these games were played at fast time limits, but even so...

I've not checked to see how this compares with previous years, but maybe we are seeing at least a modest revival?!
  

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