EDO rating graphs in SCID (hooray!)

You see it exactly as I saw it for the first time just a few moments ago: (Click to enlarge) I think Blackburne was a good first choice. This is a very simple idea, to graph Rod Edwards’ EDO historical ratings for players in Z-base. But one which involved some fairly involved hacking to do…

Visual Puzzle – SCID Bio – Easter Egg

Well, this is both a visual puzzle, and also me showing off some of the work I’m doing updating SCID (see the last visual puzzle). Here is a snapshot of various player’s portraits which represent the last batch I’ve added. There’s an Easter Egg in the bunch, can you spot it? Once spotted, it should…

Solution – Uncle SCID’s new clothes

Download latest versions (2017-07-11 v0.6) : Photo supplement  – Z-base-v0.6-.spf Biographical Info    – Z-base-v0.6-.ssp Z-Base PGN          – Z-base-v0.6-.pgn SCID update          – scid.gui  (v4.4) Resolvers.dat         – resolvers.dat  (put in SCID’s bin/config directory) Note: I forgot the need for resolvers.dat earlier, and EDO/CG/WIKI links need it. This is a…

Z-base Biographies – a list of players

This is a straight-forward copy of SCID’s “Player Finder” window for my current version of Z-base (v0.4+). At the moment I’m implementing two new biographer files for SCID, zbase.ssp and zbase.spf. One contains a list of biographical data (including EDO ratings), the other, 100×80 thumbnail gif-format portraits (when available). Games Oldest Newest Elo Name 1…

Altibox Norway (2017) – ongoing xtabs

PGN download: link   (complete and final) Again, knowing the Berger ordering allows a quick stubified tournament to be filled out. Then the completed games can be added, round by round. The nice part about this is having xtabs at the ready, even if incomplete. I find them very useful for eyeballing the action. As I…

D.T. Brock – Chicago Problemist

While researching the action in 1900 I can across this chess personality. The Tribune article describes his origins, and how he came to be interested in chess (Morphy). He also served as the chess editor for the Chicago Tribune for a couple of years in the late 1800’s. But he is best known as a…