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AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:46 pm

AMG is a tile of my next book and it stands for "All My Games". This project originally was initiated back to 2006, as soon, as Sixth was published. Due to high volume of information and data, it appears to be a Life Time Project :lol: It's going very slowly for years.

Even in 2002-2003 Mr. Roberto Waldteufel, an author of fine "Wyllie" checkers program, proposed me to help to process my notebooks & scoresheets and store electronically games. I regret to say that I declined his offer 8 years ago. Today I am still not close to the end of this step !

It is a true to say that in many cases it's a real detective to reconstruct properly the text of games ! Some tournaments are stored in notebooks, other - on scoresheets. There are at least two events where games are stored in two different form of sources ! Sometimes I didn't write the first name of my opponent, and in this case I am using "Mr." instead first initial. Other scoresheets ... don't contain title of event, or round number !

So many memories, so many mistakes and beauties :lol:

Today I have stored electronically events in 1996-1999, 2003, 2006-2010. Year 2010 will be cut off date. I anticipate in total, since 1996, 1,800-2,000 games.

All of them will be in chronological order, sometimes slightly annotated, sometimes - more seriously annotated with diagrams. I still have no idea how and when this story with AMG will be ended. It may take several more years, if I don't give up on this, or this ma take eventually another decade.

Will see ...

AMG will be a "heavvy brick" - many pages, big format and hard cover. There is no way under the sun to earn a penny from checkers - and this book will not be exception :lol: I don't anticipate become a millionare by publishing this book, but want to satisfy my own ambitions.
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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Patrick Parker on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:28 pm

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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:11 pm

2011 year was quiet productive and can beat probably even 2001-2003 most active period. Previous year I played in 11 events, totalling 162 games: won 70, drewed 83 and lost 9 games - 6 of them in the world title match.

I also was in lost in several games and missed a win in dozen of games.

Business as usual :lol:

My compilation and electronic recording games is in progress and goes slowly. I still have to recover games from 4 years out of 16. However, for the time now I can see lights at end of tunnell.

More later,

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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby tommyc on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:09 am

Go Alex that would be something to see the end of such a work its a while off as you say 10yrs is possible with some help 5 yrs id say.If i can help with a little input let me know.Otherwise id strongly advise you get a few ppel on board or it may take 20 yrs ...!!Good luck with anyway, its a tall mountain to climb and some wide rivers to cross too.
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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:15 am

Yesterday I finished most confusing and challenging 2002. Due to 68 games in practical match with Wyllie, this year collected in total 210 games !

Most confuing was British Open, where unfortunately I followed organisers order to turn score sheets and finally games were missed. They didn't have an yellow copy of score sheets. It took almost decade for me to recover some games, but not everything.

Here are most important steps of this saga and mistery:

1) After Closing Ceremony I wanted to copy all games into my notebook but someone took me to bar and bought me couple beers.

2) Graham Young promised that he immediately email me all games after he process them.

3) Several month after tournament ended and several times I reminded to Graham, he sent me Exsel file with my games against W. Docherty, J. Davidson and S. Cronin.

4) I also recovered from my memory two games with Ron King because they had some valuable stuff inside.

5) When I prepared Sixth and annotated games, I asked Graham in 2005 if he has both my games with J. Grant which I won and where we played opening 9-14 23-19 14-18. I wanted include these games into my annotation. And ... Graham sent these two games to me ! This is last time and prove that games existed and were available.

6) Somewhere in 2009 or 2010 Hugh Devlin also sent me two our games from the 4th round of British Open with his fine comments.

In total - 12 games out of 17 games I played. I beleive with P. McCarthy we picked an easy opening and ageed with draw w/o play, and I also didn't play weak side of opening 11-16 22-18 (or 24-19) 7-11 with B. Lucas in the last game of last round and we agreed with draw.

5 games are still missing but I reserved 5 extra numbers for them in my book.

Good lesson and example. And here is what we have to learn ...

1) Always record all your games fully, every move.

2) After event is over - post text of games electronically or secure them other way in your cabinet.

3) If you used clocks - always record time. This is very valuable information.

4) Always type fully first and last name of your opponent.

5) Turn games to organisers only if you have an yellow copy

6) Don't trust anyone in this business and don't think or expect that someone have to record your game for you.

Remember - it's your games and your problem only make sure it's recorded and secured properly.

Respectfully,

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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Bill Salot on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:52 pm

Alex,
Do you record 11-man ballot games?
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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:25 pm

Bill Salot wrote:Alex,
Do you record 11-man ballot games?
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Yes, of course ! I record ALL games I officially played, including my practice matches which were played under "professonal competition conditions". I recorded all my 11 man ballot games - Nationals and World Title matches. All of them will be valuable part of AMG.
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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:32 am

Today I completed first time loading and posting electronically all my games by Anglo-American style, starting 1996 until 2012.

Here at first glance ... (all numbers indicate games I played)

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Year ______ Wins _____ Losses ______ Draws ________ Total
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1996 ________ 11 __________ 7 ___________ 22 ___________ 40
1997 ________ 45 _________ 10 ___________ 46 __________ 101
1998 ________ 34 __________ 4 ___________ 57 ___________ 95
1999 ________ 60 __________ 7 ___________ 68 __________ 135
2000 ________ 42 __________ 8 ___________ 73 __________ 123
2001 ________ 65 __________ 6 ___________ 95 __________ 166
2002 ________ 73 _________ 23 ___________ 114 _________ 210
2003 ________ 61 __________ 3 ___________ 87 __________ 151
2004 ________ 88 __________ 2 ___________ 57 __________ 147
2005 ________ 78 __________ 6 ___________ 101 _________ 185
2006 ________ 81 __________ 2 ___________ 48 __________ 131
2007 ________ 81 __________ 0 ___________ 28 __________ 109
2008 ________ 61 __________ 6 ___________ 68 __________ 135
2009 ________ 77 __________ 5 ___________ 61 __________ 143
2010 ________ 62 __________ 3 ___________ 59 __________ 124
2011 ________ 70 __________ 9 ___________ 81 __________ 160

Total: ______ 989 ________ 101 ________ 1,065 _________ 2,155

NOTE: These numbers also include my match against "Wyllie" program which we played in 2002 where I won 3 games and lost 16, totalling 68 games.

There is a very good chance that I also include in AMG couple hundred most interesting selected games I played in Internet against strong outstanding opponents.

This is only first step. I don't think AMG will be published in 2012 or 2013 ... at least to say ... because along with games I plan to include in the book "Selected Games" Session, approximately 70-100 fully annotated games, "Selected positions" - approximately 500-700 diagrams from interesting moments, cross tables, final standings, photos, opening and players Indexes, insides etc

This is "life time project". No rush - American medicine makes magic and I hope to live long enough to finish this !

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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:40 pm

JohnAcker wrote:Wasn't the Wyllie match the one you played after a full day of tournament games and a few bottles of beer?
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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:05 pm

In the meantime I am looking for specific volunteer who can help me with:

Final standing or cross table in Division where I played, including HP (if aplicabble), names, points, HP, prices

The best person will be historian, archivist or just well self organize person :lol: who kept all ACFB starting 1996 where usually (or maybe 100%) all results were published.

I have list of all 131 events where I played and I want this lady or gentlemen do some research for me.

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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:28 pm

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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:36 pm

Today Chee, outstanding online games promoter and truly a nice fellow with minor exceptions :lol: contributed more then 1,100+ games I played on Kurnik in the past years against best online players.

Chee extracted these games from his fine Game Database. Yet I didn't have a chance to look at them but plan to select 200-300 best games and include them into "AMG" w/o annotations in separate Session.

Best of the best online games may eventually become a valuable part of "Selected Games" section of book ... depends on quality of game.

Dear Chee, many thanks for your help. I hope book readers eventually like and very much enjoy results of your work.

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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Michael Holmes on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:44 pm

Curious,
what is the progress of this large work?
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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:52 pm

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:Today I completed first time loading and posting electronically all my games by Anglo-American style, starting 1996 until 2012.

Here at first glance ... (all numbers indicate games I played)

***********************************************************************************
Year ______ Wins _____ Losses ______ Draws ________ Total
***********************************************************************************

1996 ________ 11 __________ 7 ___________ 22 ___________ 40
1997 ________ 45 _________ 10 ___________ 46 __________ 101
1998 ________ 34 __________ 4 ___________ 57 ___________ 95
1999 ________ 60 __________ 7 ___________ 68 __________ 135
2000 ________ 42 __________ 8 ___________ 73 __________ 123
2001 ________ 65 __________ 6 ___________ 95 __________ 166
2002 ________ 73 _________ 23 ___________ 114 _________ 210
2003 ________ 61 __________ 3 ___________ 87 __________ 151
2004 ________ 88 __________ 2 ___________ 57 __________ 147
2005 ________ 78 __________ 6 ___________ 101 _________ 185
2006 ________ 81 __________ 2 ___________ 48 __________ 131
2007 ________ 81 __________ 0 ___________ 28 __________ 109
2008 ________ 61 __________ 6 ___________ 68 __________ 135
2009 ________ 77 __________ 5 ___________ 61 __________ 143
2010 ________ 62 __________ 3 ___________ 59 __________ 124
2011 ________ 70 __________ 9 ___________ 81 __________ 160

Total: ______ 989 ________ 101 ________ 1,065 _________ 2,155

NOTE: These numbers also include my match against "Wyllie" program which we played in 2002 where I won 3 games and lost 16, totalling 68 games.
Two more years were added:

2012, Games recorded and played – 109, 46 wins, 61 draws, 2 losses.

2013, Games recorded and played – 122, 48 wins, 67 draws, 7 losses.

Total number of events so far - 148, total number of game a bit less than 2,400.

Book will be publish no late than end of 2016. It will include ALL GAMES, Selected Positions (interesting moments with diagrams) and probably Selected Games (50-150 annotated games)

Project is growing. Number of pages already felt into 600-700. Good brick :D
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Re: AMG, volume 1

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:56 am

Final numbers as of today:

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Year ________ Wins _____ Losses ______ Draws _______ Total

1996 _________ 11 ________ 7 _________ 22 __________ 40
1997 _________ 45 _______ 10 _________ 46 _________ 101
1998 _________ 34 ________ 4 _________ 57 __________ 95
1999 _________ 60 ________ 7 _________ 68 _________ 135
2000 _________ 42 ________ 8 _________ 74 _________ 124
2001 _________ 65 ________ 6 _________ 95 _________ 166
2002 _________ 73 _______ 23 ________ 113 _________ 209
2003 _________ 61 ________ 3 _________ 87 _________ 151
2004 _________ 88 ________ 2 _________ 56 _________ 146
2005 _________ 78 ________ 6 ________ 100 _________ 184
2006 _________ 81 ________ 2 _________ 49 _________ 132
2007 _________ 71 ________ 0 _________ 37 _________ 108
2008 _________ 61 ________ 6 _________ 65 _________ 132
2009 _________ 77 ________ 5 _________ 60 _________ 142
2010 _________ 62 ________ 3 _________ 58 _________ 123
2011 _________ 70 ________ 9 _________ 81 _________ 160
2012 _________ 46 ________ 2 _________ 61 _________ 109
2013 _________ 48 ________ 7 _________ 67 _________ 122
2014 _________ 10 ________ 0 __________ 5 __________ 15

Total: ______ 1083 ______ 110 _______ 1200 ________ 2393

Great information for my cardiology doctor :D
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