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The Chess Variant Pages

Game Courier Game Logs

This page shows logs for games played on Game Courier, a versatile web-based play-by-mail system that currently supports over 1100 Chess variants. By default, only publicly viewable unfinished games are shown. The form below lets you select various viewing options. To make a move in one of your own games, enter your userid in the form below, click Submit, then click on your name in the Next Move For column.

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GameLogLast ModifiedLast Move byNext Move for
Embassy Chessplaytester-cvgameroom-2022-123-119267 days, 17 hours ago Play Tester has won.
Embassy Chesspanther-cvgameroom-2020-307-180Sat, Jan 02, 2021 Kevin Pacey has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2020-126-849Mon, Jun 08, 2020 per hommerberg has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2020-104-844Wed, May 27, 2020 Greg Strong has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2018-348-868Fri, Apr 26, 2019 Oisín D. has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2019-98-818Thu, Apr 25, 2019 Kevin Pacey has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2019-45-198Sat, Mar 30, 2019 Adam DeWitt has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2018-348-867Sun, Mar 10, 2019 Сергей Бугаевский has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2018-348-869Tue, Feb 26, 2019 Aurelian Florea has won.
Embassy Chessper31-cvgameroom-2018-342-407Tue, Jan 01, 2019 Homo Simia has won.
Embassy Chessboukine-cvgameroom-2018-152-119Wed, Jun 06, 2018 boukine has won.
Embassy Chessmakov333-cvgameroom-2009-359-275Fri, Dec 29, 2017 Boyko Ahtarov has won.
Embassy Chesszdra4-cvgameroom-2010-5-614Fri, Dec 29, 2017 Vitya Makov has won.
Embassy Chesszdra4-cvgameroom-2010-28-572Fri, Dec 29, 2017 Vitya Makov has won.
Embassy Chesszdra4-cover33-2010-35-865Fri, Dec 29, 2017 Boyko Ahtarov has won.
Embassy Chessmakov333-cvgameroom-2010-9-872Fri, Dec 29, 2017 Boyko Ahtarov has won.
Embassy Chessmakov333-cvgameroom-2010-4-437Fri, Dec 29, 2017 Boyko Ahtarov has won.
Embassy Chesszdra4-julia.armin-2010-28-571Fri, Nov 17, 2017 Boyko Ahtarov has won.
Embassy Chessmgawalangmagawa-cvgameroom-2012-195-166Thu, Nov 17, 2016 Jenard Cabilao has won.
Embassy Chesscouriermabovini-cvgameroom-2015-139-246Wed, Jun 10, 2015 pheko Motaung has won.
Embassy Chesscouriermabovini-cvgameroom-2015-139-245Sun, Jun 07, 2015 pheko Motaung has won.
Embassy Chesscouriermabovini-cvgameroom-2014-168-705Thu, Mar 26, 2015 Fergus Duniho has won.
Embassy Chesszdra4-cover33-2010-35-864Thu, Feb 11, 2010 Vitya Makov has won.
Embassy Chesszdra4-cvgameroom-2010-9-901Sat, Jan 16, 2010 Vitya Makov has won.
Embassy Chessstevestockman-cvgameroom-2006-128-296Mon, Jul 17, 2006 Stephen Stockman has won.
Embassy Chessstevestockman-cvgameroom-2006-131-051Mon, Jun 19, 2006 Stephen Stockman has won.
Embassy Chessstevestockman-cvgameroom-2006-128-752Tue, May 30, 2006 Stephen Stockman has won.


This script queried the GameLogs table with the following prepared query:

SELECT * FROM GameLogs WHERE Game = :game AND Priority = 0 AND (Privacy = :privacy OR Opponent = '' OR Opponent IS NULL) ORDER BY Lastmod DESC

To avoid SQL injection, most of the values are passed separately. The values in the query are determined by the values in your URL's query string or by what is entered into the form at top. When you leave a field blank, it normally means that it will leave that field out of the query, not that it will search for an empty value. Here is a recreation of what the SQL query would look like with the placeholders replaced by the values:

SELECT * FROM GameLogs WHERE Game = 'Embassy Chess' AND Priority = 0 AND (Privacy = 0 OR Opponent = '' OR Opponent IS NULL) ORDER BY Lastmod DESC

The underlying MySQL is handled by MariaDB. A few fields give you multiple options for how to use them. You can search for an exact string match, an exact non-match, a LIKE match, which allows the use of a few wildcards, and a REGEXP match, which allows for very complicated pattern matching. Since these may slow down the search, they should be avoided unless you have a special need for them.

Filtering by Userid

If you enter a userid, it will list only those games in which that id identifies one of the players. Under the Next Move for column, for each game in which it is that user's turn to move, it will include a link for him to go to the PBM and make his next move. If a given user is playing any games that are not open to public view, he will need to enter his password to view these games on this page. If all your games are publicly viewable, then you don't need to include your password on this page.

How to Delete a Log

To get links for deleting logs, you must first enter a userid. To delete a log, you must be one of the players listed in the log. When you click on the link to delete a log, you will be asked for your password. Enter it and click on the Delete button. If your userid matches one of the players, and if your password is correct, the log will be deleted.

Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 21 July 2017