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Re: Caruana's 3 DVD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #25 - 09/26/19 at 13:43:31
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Yes, it's well worth checking every week. The DVDs on offer are usually the older ones that are not in much demand any more. I don't recall them doing this on a new one (though they sometimes have a sale that applies to everything). Perhaps Caruana isn't selling quite as well as they hoped?
  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DVD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #24 - 09/26/19 at 12:50:21
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RoleyPoley wrote on 09/26/19 at 12:03:30:
Straggler wrote on 09/26/19 at 10:14:31:
The whole set is currently ChessBase's Deal of the Week. Personally I'm doubtful about splashing out on all three without being able to see any clips other than the introduction. I'm not keen on the two-presenter format and I'd like to see how well it works in this case.

I'm not familiar with Chessbase having deals of the week - is that really a thing?


Yes. If you go to their shop frontpage and scroll down just a bit, there's a "Deal of the Week" section.

I think they sometimes skip it for a week or two, but it's worth checking out. I used to check both the English and German shops every week, as the deals are sometimes different.

Now I had forgotten about these deals for a few months, so thanks are due to Straggler for reminding me.  Smiley
  

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Re: Caruana's 3 DVD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #23 - 09/26/19 at 12:03:30
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Straggler wrote on 09/26/19 at 10:14:31:
The whole set is currently ChessBase's Deal of the Week. Personally I'm doubtful about splashing out on all three without being able to see any clips other than the introduction. I'm not keen on the two-presenter format and I'd like to see how well it works in this case.

I'm not familiar with Chessbase having deals of the week - is that really a thing?
  

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Reply #22 - 09/26/19 at 10:14:31
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The whole set is currently ChessBase's Deal of the Week. Personally I'm doubtful about splashing out on all three without being able to see any clips other than the introduction. I'm not keen on the two-presenter format and I'd like to see how well it works in this case.
  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DVD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #21 - 09/24/19 at 15:49:24
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JFugre wrote on 09/23/19 at 15:12:17:
trw wrote on 09/14/19 at 18:13:38:
Please do let us know if it has pgns! I have been shocked that hasn't been standard for 10 years... but it's pretty rare.  I bought the Svidler chess 24 Grunfeld only to return it 5 minutes later when they said no pgn. I was pissed.  Angry


Don't ChessBase DVD always have this? At worst you could copy the notation out of the window. I've had to do this for a really old Aagaard DVD.

  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DVD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #20 - 09/23/19 at 15:12:17
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trw wrote on 09/14/19 at 18:13:38:
Please do let us know if it has pgns! I have been shocked that hasn't been standard for 10 years... but it's pretty rare.  I bought the Svidler chess 24 Grunfeld only to return it 5 minutes later when they said no pgn. I was pissed.  Angry


Don't ChessBase DVD always have this? At worst you could copy the notation out of the window. I've had to do this for a really old Aagaard DVD.
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Reply #19 - 09/23/19 at 09:55:22
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Could mods amend the title to DVDs please? Thanks.

This looks appealing. Great to have the pgn.
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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #18 - 09/14/19 at 22:40:42
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There seems to be three databases (pgn-files) according to the list of 'content'
93.01: Games by Fabiano Caruana
94.02: Repertoire database
95.03: Analysis database
  

What kind of proof is that?
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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #17 - 09/14/19 at 18:13:38
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I only pointed out the DWD for the hilarity of what popped in my head. I didn't mean to start this trouble!

Leon_Trotsky wrote on 09/14/19 at 02:04:37:
My guess is that this three-volume set must have .pgn files, or at least I hope so. Caruana's .pgn files must be worth gold. How often do you get a World no. 2 plus World Championship challenger offering analyses like that.


Please do let us know if it has pgns! I have been shocked that hasn't been standard for 10 years... but it's pretty rare.  I bought the Svidler chess 24 Grunfeld only to return it 5 minutes later when they said no pgn. I was pissed.  Angry

And I meant no disrespect earlier btw! Sorry!
  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #16 - 09/14/19 at 06:16:09
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IsaVulpes wrote on 09/13/19 at 21:57:05:
You spell things wrong on purpose, annoying/confusing all other forum members,

Speak for yourself. It's whining like yours that annoys me; LT's weird spelling etc. only amuses and never confuses me.
  

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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #15 - 09/14/19 at 03:14:08
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It's perfectly fine to pronounce it in any way you want, but unless you're sending your messages via speech to text, I have no idea why that is relevant for anything.
You know the correct spelling, so why not.. use it? Language is fluid, but you still can't randomly make up your own spellings for words. That's not how it works.
The upside down question marks are w/e, but if you know the correct way of writing something, why would you intentionally botch it? This is completely lost on me.

On chess, please buy!  Cheesy I'm unwillig to splurge without some sample vid showcasing the general approach to the analysis, or a review by a trusted forum member - so I'm eagerly waiting for someone to have less patience than I do  Wink
  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #14 - 09/14/19 at 02:04:37
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I have a confession. I have Asperger's, so maybe I have a "weird" pronunciation. I know that I am a weird person, hundreds of people have told me that, so hearing it again is not really new to me. I do weird things like using a rotary dial telephone and a record player despite being born in the late 1980s. If there were no weird people, who would have invented the Pirc and Modern Defences ż

But I will say, I spell it like this in handwriting in person, such as to friends or colleagues. I also pronounce it exactly like "dí wí dí" when speaking English. If in the future, I ever had to give a chess video presentation or public lecture in English, I would pronounce it exactly in this manner.

It is kind of like when I speak Spanish, I usually pronounce "ll" in the Argentinian way like "ž", similar to the "s" in the English word "measure". Many Spaniards find that weird, but I became used to it. In Spanish, "DVD" is pronounced fast as "déu bé dé" but I pronounce it as "déu ué dé" which is a bit like "DWD".

Anyway, back to chess. I am very close to buying this three-volume set. The fact that Caruana is the (main) presenter is a big factor. I think that he is a generally a good guy. He seems to be more calm of a presenter too. I get distracted when some get overexcited when presenting and then I lose track or what they are saying.

My guess is that this three-volume set must have .pgn files, or at least I hope so. Caruana's .pgn files must be worth gold. How often do you get a World no. 2 plus World Championship challenger offering analyses like that.
  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #13 - 09/14/19 at 01:46:48
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IsaVulpes wrote on 09/13/19 at 21:57:05:
You spell things wrong on purpose, annoying/confusing all other forum members ...

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To actually do this on purpose is legitimately crazy

That's not quite right.
  1. As one of the forum members, I am neither annoyed nor confused, so the word "all" is misplaced.
  2. Also I dispute that it's crazy. I see it as just a harmless affectation, nothing to worry about.

You are right he is doing it on purpose. But I think it's just to amuse himself. It's a quirky habit, but if you get past that and look at the actual content of his posts, he has never written a single sharp word about another person, not even to defend himself. I couldn't say the same about many, certainly not about myself.
  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #12 - 09/13/19 at 23:31:30
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Yes. *Mod hat on*

Please recognize that this is an ‘English as an International Language’ (EIL) environment.

Please try to be clear. All of us, not just Trotsky.

And yes, the DVD set looks interesting!
  
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Re: Caruana's 3 DWD's on Ruy López for White
Reply #11 - 09/13/19 at 21:57:05
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 09/13/19 at 20:47:50:
I always pronounce it "dí wí dí" when speaking, so that is how I spell it.

You spell things wrong on purpose, annoying/confusing all other forum members, because you're not just misconstruing English to be a phonetic language, but also disregarding that abbreviations mean certain things?.?

I thought your english was just bad & you were too lazy to improve it in any way, and that you plain didn't care about people being unable to read your move notation, because you're a bit dingus

To actually do this on purpose is legitimately crazy
  
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