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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
shako_balbopanther-cvgameroom-2020-130-030108 days, 0 hours ago Kevin Pacey has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2020-14-879218 days, 16 hours ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-357-848245 days, 16 hours ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbomageofmaple-cvgameroom-2019-293-012248 days, 19 hours ago Greg Strong has won.
shako_balbopanther-wdtr2-2019-329-194265 days, 13 hours ago Kevin Pacey has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-302-223265 days, 15 hours ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbowdtr2-erik-2019-329-042279 days, 9 hours ago erik has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-289-956317 days, 0 hours ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-273-985321 days, 18 hours ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-273-986336 days, 1 hour ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-244-087340 days, 15 hours ago dax00 has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-265-818353 days, 18 hours ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-265-819356 days, 18 hours ago John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-244-088Sat, Sep 21, 2019 John Gallant has won.
shako_balboChessShogi-fergus-2019-173-867Wed, Aug 28, 2019 Fergus Duniho has won.
shako_balbochappy-wdtr2-2019-173-866Sun, Jul 21, 2019 John Davis has won.
shako_balbomageofmaple-dax00-2019-173-867Sat, Jul 20, 2019 dax00 has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-186-741Tue, Jul 16, 2019 John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-191-979Tue, Jul 16, 2019 John Gallant has won.
shako_balbobigjohn-cvgameroom-2019-186-740Thu, Jul 11, 2019 John Gallant has won.
shako_balbosacredchao-sissa-2019-173-866Wed, Jul 10, 2019 Carlos Cetina has won.
shako_balbowdtr2-cvgameroom-2019-173-573Sat, Jul 06, 2019 John Gallant has won.
shako_balbopanther-catugo-2019-173-867Thu, Jul 04, 2019 Kevin Pacey has won.
shako_balbopanther-mageofmaple-2019-111-212Sun, Jun 16, 2019 Kevin Pacey has won.
shako_balbopanther-catugo-2019-111-204Sat, May 04, 2019 Kevin Pacey has won.
shako_balbopanther-catugo-2019-44-398Fri, Mar 29, 2019 Aurelian Florea has won.
Shako_Balbopanther-catugo-2019-7-389Sat, Feb 09, 2019 Kevin Pacey has won.
Shako_Balbopanther-mageofmaple-2019-7-388Tue, Feb 05, 2019 Greg Strong has won.
Shako_Balbomageofmaple-cvgameroom-2019-4-143Sat, Jan 26, 2019 wdtr2 has won.
shako_balbowdtr2-panther-2019-10-183Sun, Jan 20, 2019 Kevin Pacey has won.
Shako_Balbomageofmaple-cvgameroom-2018-364-904Sat, Jan 05, 2019 Greg Strong has won.
Shako_Balbowdtr2-cvgameroom-2018-357-832Mon, Dec 31, 2018 Greg Strong has won.
Shako_Balbowdtr2-cvgameroom-2018-352-632Tue, Dec 25, 2018 Greg Strong has won.
Shako_Balbowdtr2-bigjohn-2018-322-828Sun, Dec 02, 2018 John Gallant has won.
Shako_Balbowdtr2-cvgameroom-2018-223-032Mon, Sep 17, 2018 Сергей Бугаевский has won.
Shako_Balbowdtr2-catugo-2018-139-531Sat, May 26, 2018 Aurelian Florea 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 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 = 'shako_balbo' AND Priority = 0 AND Privacy = 0 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