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Some errors in Minev game files

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I just got a report this weekend (a “thank you” to Erik Osbun) that there are some errors in certain of the Minev game files that cause selected games to not be viewable. I’m working on finding and correcting the errors, but after an initial look, the exact location of the error is not obvious.

The problem results when the game score contains characters that the My Chess Viewer software does not recognize. If the user attempts to load the game in the Viewer, the game header info changes to the game with the mistake, but the game moves do not change from the last game loaded. The new game will not load.

I’ve gone through the games in the Minev Best Games file and believe that only the games vs. Szabo, Botvinnik, and Fischer have this problem. The rest should be OK. I am working on fixing the scores, and will post a corrected file as soon as I can (but it may take a while).

It will take even longer to go through the Minev All Games file to see if there are problems there.

In the meantime, be aware that if the game score does not load, that is the source of the problem. If you would like to see the game score of any game before the fix is posted, just email me with the info of the game you are interested in.