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Date: 19 Jan 2008 09:11:38
From: SAT W-7
Subject: when you watch a chess game on line , like Courus matches
are you looking at a chess board as they play in real time ? Can you
have more than one chess board on your screen ? Maybe 2 or 4 ? so you
can see more than one game at a time...

I wish they wold put this stuff on pay per view tv i bet it would
sell.....

This webtv sucks because it can not do a lot of things , i just have
kept it so long because it is so simple and easy to use..





 
Date: 19 Jan 2008 10:46:08
From: Sanny
Subject: Re: when you watch a chess game on line , like Courus matches
On Jan 19, 10:11=A0pm, [email protected] (SAT W-7) wrote:
> are you looking at a chess board as they play in real time ? =A0Can you
> have more than one chess board on your screen ? =A0Maybe 2 or 4 ? so you
> can see more than one game at a time...
>
> =A0 I wish they wold put this stuff on pay per view tv i bet it would
> sell.....
>
> This webtv sucks because it can not do a lot of things , i just have
> kept it so long because it is so simple and easy to use..

Can Java run on Web TV?

Can you play Chess on your Web TV?

What Browser the Web TV Supports? Just install the java plugin and
play Chess.

Bye
Sanny

Play Chess at: http://www.GetClub.com/Chess.html


  
Date: 19 Jan 2008 15:44:00
From: SAT W-7
Subject: Re: when you watch a chess game on line , like Courus matches
i can play some computer chess and even vs other people on a chess site
...But they are very limited , i tried the chess site that you have a
link for and it does not work with my webtv.
No Java either ...

Hey thanks for all that info , yes the software future for chess is
getting better .....



 
Date: 19 Jan 2008 13:31:48
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: when you watch a chess game on line , like Courus matches

"SAT W-7" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> are you looking at a chess board as they play in real time ?

yes

> Can you
> have more than one chess board on your screen ? Maybe 2 or 4 ?

good question! in this instance, no, but there is a Russian system [I worked
with it] where you can - and there is a newish Canadian system which I am
unsure about [Monroi]. the Russian system let you see as many games as you
could put on your screen

> so you
> can see more than one game at a time...

so for Corus, no. You see the real-time baord, the list of moves made, and
when you join that board, no pieces moves yet. underneath the board you get
'video' type controls so you can forward the game one ply at a time, and
that move is then high-lit, or you can 'fast-forward' to the current
position. there is also the time remaining shown for each player

on the right of the screen [java] is a list of all the games, which move #
they are at, and maybe the last couple of moves played, plus an asterisk
indicating that moves have been played you haven't yet look at - if no
asterisk appears, you already saw the most recent postion

> I wish they wold put this stuff on pay per view tv i bet it would
> sell.....

probably not - ket too small for chess players only :)

> This webtv sucks because it can not do a lot of things , i just have
> kept it so long because it is so simple and easy to use..

all these technologies are developing - the next 'big one' had to be some
sort of combined net-TV system which allows you to do on your cable TV what
can be seen on the web - unsure if even Sony are giving us a date for that
yet - but that would be very cool indeed for chess, for all games that can
be easily recorded like chess, and man! you can retrofit the system to watch
Hastings 1895! go at your own pace with it, and so on

The Russian folks I worked with also had a web cam which would show pictures
of the players - but everyone's band-width was limited then, so it was
always an option

A fault with the current software driving views at Corus is that it often
freezes - and so you think - wow - Topalov hasn't moved for 40 minutes! But
this longstanding problem usually occurs in zeitnot - or when very many
moves are played fast on all those boards, and none get reported. Sometimes
they have to hand-enter the moves to keep going - O! there's a point, most
of the players are using sensory boards, which automatically broadcast the
move made [after player hits clock] to the entire net

Its interesting though - a huge amount of software development has come from
games playing - tempting to say all of it -and here we got a 'serious' game
and some means to pioneer that

cordially, phil innes