I am not sure that my rating here is a true reflection of my ability - since the Worlds I have been off form. However I have had to catch some very early trains to take part and I generally cannot sleep on them. Anyone brits going to Cambridge this Saturday?
LongJohn, not necessarily. For some people its standard practice to use programmes. Its the way he readily admitted it that makes me wonder if he really does know that its bad form to use them. If nobody tells him he may not know.
I agree about the ratings though, if they're gained by using a programme, they're not true ratings of his ability.
I know hardly anyone showed interest in a ladder when i mentioned a manual 1 before, but...
....We have got a half auto/ half manual ladder set up for 8x8 on another site, which we will use Brainking for the games for.
I think its a good programme even if it is a bit confusing with its layout etc.
But yes LJ, similar to use as Zebra.
The skill test is 50 games which are half way through, you have 20 seconds to decide where to move. The programme decides how many discs yo uwould lose going by the single move on each game, and any that you take too long it also deducts 15 or 20 discs I think.
I didnt do too well on my first and only try while getting used the programme layout and lost 162 discs LOL
But hope to improve now I can use it better ;oÞ
There are also 6000 or more random partly played games for you to finish and get ranked by your finishing. So as Arnie says, it should help endgames.
Deleted it as I posted a more accurate private reply to Rose (which contained a snail mail address). For the benefit of anyone else OB&B is published by the US Othello Association - contact them. British players on this site can join the British Othello Federation (how macbann got his copy) which includes the book free with first year's membership.
macbann mentioned a book called "OTHELLO:BRIEF & BASIC" as a good self help book. Prob is I cant find it online anywhere to buy. Any one know where to get this book or perhaps another book that is simple to understand, not full of notation that is hard to figure out?
Sorry I missed the convo, I have to say this to Longjohn..
I guess now Arnie has lost games (even though he wins near enough all he plays), does that mean you will not be accusing Arnie of cheating? Like you did another good player
As you are choosing to publicly attack anyone without getting the facts first, you should expect the same person to also defend themselves just as publicly. You taking a vacation for many weeks and then accuse me of stalling is blatant hypocrisy.
<Thanks Rose. This time away was unpredicted and under normal circumstances I could have easily handled this number of games. LongJohn, if you have bothered to check things, you will have found out that recently I have been playing much more quickly
>Please do not join if you are a notorious staller, you will be removed.
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