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Golden Executive
Member since Oct-13-09
Hi, I'm Alfredo Vargas, 56 years old. I graduated as a CPA in 1984 at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unive...

In 2010 I was a very active member of the cg.com team in the game Chessgames Challenge: The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 .The legend of the <Spacebar Masters> started there (see description below).

In 2011 User: chessmoron invited me to participate in CG.com Masters - Machines Invitational (2011) tournament as Golden Executive / Houdini

Since July 2015 I am the Game Prediction Contest Manager, and this forum is currently the place to participate in. Thanks to User: YouRang

In January 2016, User: Annie K. and I shared the Caissar's Award for the 2015 Most Constructive Member. The Caissars chessforum (kibitz #1914)

-English is not my native tongue, I apologize in advance for misunderstandings, spelling and grammar mistakes in my posts.-

*************** THE GAME PREDICTION CONTEST ***************

Last Tournament: Sinquefield Cup 2018

== Medal Winners

• StdRnk: ♔=<chessmoron>, ♕=<lost in space>, ♕=<paavoh>

• 123Rnk: ♔=<chessmoron>, ♕=<lost in space>, ♖=<paavoh>

• BetRnk: ♔=<chessmoron>, ♕=<alfamikewhiskey>, ♖=<lost in space>

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Next Tournament: Tata Steel Masters 2019

<Limit of Draw predictions for this tournament: Unknown yet>

Web Site: Unknown yet

Full Pairings: Unknown yet

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Predict the # of moves at OhioChessFan chessforum organized by <chessmoron> and/or predict the final standings of tournaments at lostemperor chessforum

<Brief History of the Game Prediction Contest>:

This contest was created and originally hosted by <cu8sfan>, but he discontinued hosting the contests due to time constraints at work. <YouRang> took it over, created the 1-2-3 Ranker, the Betting Ranker and developed the CONMAN software (short for Contest Manager) and hosted the contest for almost 10 years, but some personal changes have led him to stop running it.

<Objective>:

Have fun predicting the outcome of each game in each round, and seeing how well your predictions compare to those entered by other contestants. You win by having the best overall prediction performance.

As with the Olympics, the top 3 placeholders will be honored with 'medals' (gold, silver and bronze), and the gold medal winners will be inducted into the HALL OF FAME (see below).

There will be a few different ways to determine a winner, as discussed under "Scoring Methods", below.

<Rules>:

1. Enter your game predictions for a round BEFORE any games for that round begin. It is okay to enter predictions long in advance (e.g. you could predict all rounds at the start if you want).

2. Make sure that when you enter game predictions for a round, that you include ALL games in that round, within a single post. If you miss one game, all of your predictions for that round will be ignored.

3. You may change your predictions for a round by re-submitting ALL of your predictions for that round (you must re-submit predictions for all games in the round, even if you changed a prediction for only one game).

4. Keep in mind that I'm using software to process all of the prediction posts. If you enter a post that 'looks' like game predictions, it will be counted as game predictions. If your prediction post contains typos, they become subject to my interpretation of your intent. But if the intent strikes me as being ambiguous, then I must reject your predictions for that game, and thus for that whole round -- so please be careful.

5. A post containing predictions should have one line for each game prediction. The line should be of the form:

    [whiteplayer] - [blackplayer] [outcome]

Here are some examples:
    Anand - Topalov 1/2
    Leko - Kramnik 1-0
    Adams - Polgar 0-1

DON'T forget the hyphen between the player's names. (The software can usually figure out what you mean if you deviate a *little* from this form...)

Old 6. Please do not enter predictions that mimic the robots (e.g. pick all draws in every round like DRAWER). I don't award medals to people who make such predictions since it would be unfair to the robots who don't earn medals (BTW, it is okay to mimic the MONKEY robot). This rule was in force until the GPC for The Gashimov Memorial 2018 tournament.

New 6. Starting with the GPC for Norway Chess 2018 Tournament, in order to be eligible for earning medals, a limit of 90% of draw predictions will be in effect. The rounding rule is half to odd.

For instance if a tournament has 45 games, then 45 x 90% = 40.5 is rounded to 41. So, the limit of draw predictions for that tournament would be 41.

The robots don't earn medals.

<Scoring Methods>

There are 3 different scoring methods, which means that there are actually 3 contests in one. Consequently, we could have as many as 3 different winners (or perhaps one triple-crown winner!)

1. Standard Ranker (created by <cu8sfan>)

The winner is simply the person who finishes with the most correct predictions.

2. 1-2-3 Ranker (created by <YouRang>)

This contest makes it is more rewarding to correctly predict the outcome of a decisive game than a drawn game. You earn 1 point for correctly predicting a draw, but 2 points for correctly predicting a white win, and 3 points for correctly predicting a black win. The winner is the person ending up with the most points.

3. Betting Ranker (created by <YouRang>)

This contest gives greater rewards to those who have a knack for predicting upsets (i.e. games that most other people thought would have a different outcome). Each game prediction is treated as a $1 wager. All of the money wagered on that game is divided up equally to those who correctly predicted its outcome. If you're the only one who got it right, you've hit the jackpot! The winner is the person ending up with the most $$$.

<Notes on Scoring Methods>

For the "Standard Ranker" and "1-2-3 Ranker" reports, you will notice that there are four "robot" contestants who serve as comparison benchmarks. These are as follows:

1. WHITER = Always predicts white to win.
2. BLACKER = Always predicts black to win.
3. DRAWER = Predicts every game to be drawn.
4. MONKEY = Simulates a monkey that just picks white, black or draw at random, with equal chances for each outcome.

<Miscellaneous comments>:

• I am not always online when the games for a round begin. It would be helpful to me if someone who IS online when the games begin to post a message in this forum simply stating that the games have begun. This lets me know the cut-off point for accepting new predictions for that round.

• TIP: It's easy to get busy and neglect to enter your predictions on time. If so, you'll miss a round, which greatly diminishes your chances of winning. Avoid this by entering a few rounds of predictions in advance. You can always revise them later if you like.

<<♗> GAME PREDICTION HALL OF FAME <♗>>

== HALL OF FAME

♔16 ♕9 ♖18 <chessmoron> Sin18:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1) / Dor18:StdRnk(3)+123Rnk(3t) / Nor18:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(3t)+BetRnk(3) / Lon17:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3t) / Sin17:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Sin16:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2t) / Bil16:BetRnk(2)+StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij16:StdRnk(3t) / Lon15:123Rnk(3t) / Gas15:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1) / Nor14:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(2) / Wij14:StdRnk(1t) / Dor13:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / WCC13:StdRnk(3t) / Bil12:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Bie12:StdRnk(3)+123Rnk(3) / Bil11:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3) / Baz11:StdRnk(3t) / Dor10:StdRnk(1t) / Wij10:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t) / Tal09:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Lin08:BetRnk(3) / Wij08:StdRnk(2t)

♔16 ♕9 ♖10 <Legend> Dor18:BetRnk(1) / Gre18:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2) / WCC18:StdRnk(1t) / Sin17:BetRnk(2) / Bil16:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(3t) / Nor16:StdRnk(3t) / Sin15:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij15:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(3) / Tal13:StdRnk(3t) / Wij13:StdRnk(2t) / Bil12:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Dor12:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Wij12:StdRnk(3t) / Tal11:123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(3) / Dor11:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1) / Wij11:StdRnk(1t) / Dor09:StdRnk(3t) / Dor08:StdRnk(2t) / Lin08:StdRnk(1) / WCC07:StdRnk(3t) / Dor07:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(2) / Wij07:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(2t) / Dor06:BetRnk(3)

♔14 ♕4 ♖6 <lostemperor> Nor17:StdRnk(3t) / Nor16:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(2) / Lon15:BetRnk(1) / Gas15:123Rnk(2t) / Dor14:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Nor14:BetRnk(1) / Nor13:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij13:BetRnk(3) / Dor10:StdRnk(3t) / Lin10:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Wij10:123Rnk(1t) / Mte09:123Rnk(2t) / Bie08:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1) / Lin07:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3t) / Dor06:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1)

♔14 ♕3 ♖10 <WinKing> Dor18:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(3) / Gre18:StdRnk(3) / WCC18:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(3t) / Nor17:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(3) / Wij17:StdRnk(2) / Bil16:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(3t) / Gas16:StdRnk(1)+BetRnk(2)+123Rnk(3) / Nor16:StdRnk(3t) / WCC16:StdRnk(3t) / Lon15:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(3t) / Bil15:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1) / Sin15:StdRnk(3t) / Gas15:StdRnk(1t) / Dor12:StdRnk(1t) / Tal11:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1)

♔12 ♕13 ♖7 <SwitchingQuylthulg> Nor18:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Gas18:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2t) / Lon17:BetRnk(2) / Nor17:StdRnk(3t) / Bil16:StdRnk(3t) / Gas16:123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(1)+StdRnk(2) / Nor16:BetRnk(1) / Wij16:BetRnk(1) / Gas15:BetRnk(1) / Wij15:StdRnk(2t)+BetRnk(2) / Dor14:BetRnk(2) / WCC13:BetRnk(2) / Bil12:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t) / Wij12:BetRnk(3) / Tal11:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3) / Dor11:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t) / Baz11:StdRnk(3t) / Wij11:StdRnk(1t)+BetRnk(2) / Pea10:StdRnk(1t) / Dor10:BetRnk(3) / Mte09:BetRnk(2) / Bie08:BetRnk(3) / Bie07:BetRnk(1)

♔11 ♕6 ♖11 <wordfunph> Dor18:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3t) / Gre18:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3) / Wij18:StdRnk(1) / Lon17:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Sin17:BetRnk(3) / Nor17:123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1)+StdRnk(2) / Gas17:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3) / Lon16:BetRnk(3) / Bil16:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Gas16:BetRnk(3) / Bil14:123Rnk(3t) / WCC14:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(2) / Tal13:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2t) / Nor13:BetRnk(2)+StdRnk(3t) / Wij12:StdRnk(3t) / Tal11:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t)

♔9 ♕11 ♖6 <Golden Executive> Bie18:StdRnk(2t) / Dor18:123Rnk(1t) / Sin17:StdRnk(3)+123Rnk(3t) / Dor17:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2)+BetRnk(3) / Gas17:StdRnk(2t) / Lon16:StdRnk(1t) / WCC16:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2) / Wij16:123Rnk(3t) / Bil15:123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(2)+StdRnk(3t) / Sin15:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1) / Bil14:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(2) / Dor14:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(3) / WCC13:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2) / Tal11:123Rnk(2t)

♔9 ♕3 ♖ <alfamikewhiskey> Sin18:BetRnk(2) / Nor18:123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(1)+StdRnk(3t) / Gas18:BetRnk(2) / WCC18:BetRnk(2) / Sin17:123Rnk(1t) / Dor17:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1) / Bil16:BetRnk(1) / WCC16:BetRnk(1) / Sin15:BetRnk(1)

♔8 ♕6 ♖16 <OhioChessFan> Gas17:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2t) / Gas16:123Rnk(1t) / WCC16:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3) / Wij16:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij15:StdRnk(2t) / Bil14:StdRnk(1t)+BetRnk(3) / Dor14:StdRnk(3t) / Wij14:StdRnk(3t) / Tal13:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3t) / Nor13:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1) / Bil11:StdRnk(3t) / Baz11:StdRnk(3t) / Wij11:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3) / Wij10:123Rnk(3t) / Tal09:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Mte09:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3) / Lin09:BetRnk(3) / Dor08:123Rnk(3t) / Wij08:BetRnk(2) / Bie07:123Rnk(3)

♔8 ♕5 ♖2 <su3eichfeld> Dor13:BetRnk(2) / Wij13:BetRnk(2) / Bie12:BetRnk(3) / Dor11:StdRnk(3) / Lin10:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(2) / Tal09:123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(1) / Pea09:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(2t)+BetRnk(2) / Dor09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(1)

♔8 ♕5 ♖ <NakoSonorense> Wij14:123Rnk(1t) / Dor13:123Rnk(2t) / Wij10:BetRnk(1) / Lin09:BetRnk(1) / Wij09:BetRnk(3) / Bie08:BetRnk(1) / Dor08:BetRnk(1) / Mte08:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t) / Lin08:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(2t)+BetRnk(2) / Wij08:BetRnk(1) / Bie07:123Rnk(2)

♔8 ♕3 ♖ <virginmind> Gre18:123Rnk(1) / Wij15:123Rnk(2) / Wij13:123Rnk(3) / Bil12:StdRnk(1t) / Baz11:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(2) / Wij11:123Rnk(2) / Mte09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1) / Mte07:BetRnk(1)

♔8 ♕ ♖2 <SloVice> WCC13:BetRnk(3) / Wij13:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(2t) / Wij12:BetRnk(1) / Bil11:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1) / Pea10:BetRnk(1) / Dor10:123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1)+StdRnk(3t)

♔7 ♕ ♖2 <blade2012> WCC14:123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1)+StdRnk(2) / Wij14:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / WCC13:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Bie12:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(1)

♔6 ♕2 ♖8 <WannaBe> Gre18:BetRnk(3) / Wij18:123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3) / Lon17:BetRnk(1) / Sin17:123Rnk(3t) / Wij17:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(3) / Lon16:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(2) / Gas15:123Rnk(2t) / WCC14:BetRnk(3) / Wij14:BetRnk(3) / WCC13:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij13:BetRnk(1)

♔6 ♖2 <Count Wedgemore> Bie18:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1) / Nor18:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Gas18:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3) / WCC18:StdRnk(3t)

♔5 ♕8 ♖7 <cromat> Bie18:StdRnk(2t) / Wij18:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2) / Lon17:123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(3) / Sin16:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(3) / Dor12:123Rnk(2t) / Dor10:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Lin10:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Dor09:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(3t) / Dor08:StdRnk(2t) / Dor07:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Dor06:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t)

♔5 ♕8 ♖7 <Penguincw> Bie18:BetRnk(2) / Nor18:BetRnk(2) / Gas18:BetRnk(1)+StdRnk(2t) / Gre18:BetRnk(2) / WCC18:BetRnk(1) / Wij18:BetRnk(2) / Dor17:BetRnk(2)+StdRnk(3)+123Rnk(3t) / Gas17:BetRnk(2) / Wij17:BetRnk(2) / Gas16:StdRnk(3) / Bil15:StdRnk(3t) / Gas15:StdRnk(3t) / Wij15:BetRnk(1) / Nor14:123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(3) / Wij14:BetRnk(1) / Wij12:StdRnk(3t)

♔5 ♕ <messachess> Lin09:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(2) / Wij09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1) / Wij08:123Rnk(1)

♔4 ♕4 ♖5 <YouRang> Bie18:BetRnk(1) / Wij16:BetRnk(3) / Nor14:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(3) / WCC14:BetRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t) / Bie12:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Dor12:BetRnk(3) / Bil11:123Rnk(2) / Pea10:123Rnk(2t) / Bie07:BetRnk(3) / Dor06:123Rnk(2t)

♔4 ♕4 ♖ <offramp> Bie18:123Rnk(2)+BetRnk(3) / Gas18:123Rnk(2t) / Gre18:BetRnk(1) / Wij18:BetRnk(1) / Wij17:123Rnk(2) / Lon16:StdRnk(1t)+BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(2)

♔4 ♕3 ♖2 <zarg> Dor10:StdRnk(3t) / Wij10:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1t) / Tal09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Pea09:StdRnk(2t)+BetRnk(3) / Lin09:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2t)

♔4 ♕ ♖7 <Karposian> Nor16:StdRnk(3t) / WCC16:StdRnk(3t) / Wij16:StdRnk(3t) / Lon15:123Rnk(3t) / Bil15:StdRnk(3t) / Gas15:StdRnk(3t) / Bil14:StdRnk(1t)+BetRnk(1) / Nor14:StdRnk(1) / WCC14:StdRnk(3t) / Wij13:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(2)

♔4 ♕ ♖4 <Where is my mind> Pea09:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(1) / Dor09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3t)+BetRnk(3) / Mte09:123Rnk(2t) / Lin09:StdRnk(3t) / Bie08:StdRnk(3t)

♔4 ♕ ♖2 <kolobok> Dor08:123Rnk(3t) / Bie07:StdRnk(1) / Dor07:123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(1)+StdRnk(3t) / Lin07:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t)

♔3 ♕6 ♖ <juan31> Gas17:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t) / Sin16:123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(2) / Wij16:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2) / Gas15:123Rnk(2t) / Bil14:123Rnk(1t) / Dor14:StdRnk(3t) / Nor14:123Rnk(1t)

♔3 ♕3 ♖3 <lost in space> Sin18:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2)+BetRnk(3) / Wij18:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(3) / Wij16:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(3t) / Lon15:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)

♔3 ♕3 ♖2 <nfazli> Tal13:BetRnk(3) / Dor12:123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(2) / Tal11:BetRnk(1) / Bil11:BetRnk(2)+StdRnk(3t) / Wij09:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t)

♔3 ♕ ♖2 <PinnedPiece> Dor14:BetRnk(1) / Nor14:123Rnk(1t) / Dor12:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3) / Dor11:BetRnk(3)

♔2 ♕8 ♖7 <whiteshark> Bie18:123Rnk(3) / WCC18:BetRnk(3) / Nor17:BetRnk(2) / Sin16:BetRnk(1) / WCC16:BetRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij16:BetRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t) / Lon15:BetRnk(2) / Wij15:123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3) / Tal13:BetRnk(2) / Nor13:BetRnk(3) / Bil12:BetRnk(2) / Pea10:BetRnk(2) / Dor10:123Rnk(2t) / Dor08:123Rnk(3t)

♔2 ♕6 ♖8 <Robin01> Sin17:BetRnk(1) / Nor17:123Rnk(2)+StdRnk(3t)+BetRnk(3) / Sin15:BetRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t) / Dor13:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Wij12:123Rnk(2)+StdRnk(3t) / Baz11:123Rnk(3)+BetRnk(3) / Pea10:123Rnk(2t) / Wij10:123Rnk(3t) / Dor08:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(3t)

♔2 ♕5 ♖5 <FSR> Lon17:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3t) / Sin17:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3t) / Bil16:StdRnk(3t) / Nor16:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2t) / Lon15:123Rnk(2)+BetRnk(3) / Bil15:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(3)

♔2 ♕5 ♖2 <yalie> Dor11:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2t) / Wij08:123Rnk(3)+BetRnk(3) / WCC07:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Bie07:StdRnk(2t) / Lin07:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(2)

♔2 ♕4 ♖6 <siamesedream> Wij17:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(3)+BetRnk(3) / Lon16:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3) / Sin15:123Rnk(2)+StdRnk(3t) / Gas15:BetRnk(2) / Nor13:123Rnk(3t) / Bil12:123Rnk(2t) / Wij12:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3)

♔2 ♕4 ♖3 <percyblakeney> Wij09:StdRnk(3) / Bie08:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3t) / Mte08:StdRnk(1) / Wij08:StdRnk(2t) / WCC07:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Mte07:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(3)

♔2 ♕3 ♖2 <DCP23> Lin10:BetRnk(3) / Mte09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(3) / Lin09:123Rnk(2t) / Lin07:BetRnk(1) / Wij07:BetRnk(2)

♔2 ♕3 <karpkasp> Nor14:BetRnk(2) / Wij14:BetRnk(2) / Dor13:BetRnk(1) / WCC13:BetRnk(1) / Wij12:BetRnk(2)

♔2 ♕3 <nimh> WCC13:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1) / Bie08:BetRnk(2) / Dor08:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2)

♔2 ♕2 ♖6 <Keyser Soze> Wij17:StdRnk(1) / Sin16:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(2t) / Bil16:123Rnk(3t) / Nor16:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3t)+BetRnk(3) / Dor14:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3) / Wij14:StdRnk(3t)

♔2 ♕2 ♖3 <Ragh> Tal11:BetRnk(2) / Wij11:BetRnk(1) / Dor10:StdRnk(3t) / Tal09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3t) / Pea09:123Rnk(3) / Bie07:StdRnk(2t)

♔2 ♕2 ♖2 <paavoh> Sin18:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(3) / Gas18:123Rnk(2t) / WCC18:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Nor17:StdRnk(3t)

♔2 ♕2 ♖ <iron maiden> Lin08:StdRnk(2t) / Wij08:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(2) / WCC07:StdRnk(3t) / Wij07:StdRnk(1)

♔2 ♕2 <lmreith> Bie08:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Bie07:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(2t)

♔2 ♕ ♖6 <Blunderdome> Bil14:123Rnk(3t) / WCC14:StdRnk(3t) / Dor13:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3) / Bie12:BetRnk(2) / Wij12:StdRnk(3t) / Pea10:StdRnk(3t) / Wij10:StdRnk(3t)

♔2 ♕ <Ziggurat> Dor08:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(2)

♔2 ♖ <Barok Espinosa> Bil12:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t)+BetRnk(3)

♔2 ♖ <Winter> Pea10:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3)

♔2 ♖ <wtwz> Tal13:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1) / Nor13:123Rnk(3t)

♔2 <hitman84> Mte07:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)

♔2 <ooda> Wij12:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)

♔ ♕2 ♖ <amadeus> Pea10:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3t) / Wij07:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(2t)

♔ ♕2 ♖ <mikejaqua> Mte08:123Rnk(1)+StdRnk(2)+BetRnk(3) / WCC07:BetRnk(2)

♔ ♕ ♖2 <suenteus po 147> Wij10:BetRnk(2) / Dor08:BetRnk(3) / WCC07:123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(3)

♔ ♕ ♖ <chancho> Gas15:123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(3) / Wij14:123Rnk(1t)

♔ ♕ ♖ <Fiona Macleod> WCC18:123Rnk(1t) / Lon15:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(3t)

♔ ♖2 <poorpatzer> Tal13:StdRnk(3t) / Nor13:BetRnk(1) / Wij11:BetRnk(3)

♔ ♖ <ahmadov> WCC07:BetRnk(1) / Wij07:123Rnk(3t)

♔ ♖ <imag> Lin10:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(3t)

♔ ♖ <sakii> Lin08:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(3t)

♔ ♖ <twinlark> Wij07:BetRnk(1)+123Rnk(3t)

<chesssantosh> Baz11:BetRnk(1)

<Civhai> Wij11:123Rnk(1)

<LIFE Master AJ> Tal13:BetRnk(1)

************* Multiple Crowns **************

* Triple Crowns: <alfamikewhiskey> (Dor17), <blade2012> (Bie12), <chessmoron> (Sin18), <lostemperor> (Dor06), <SloVice> (Bil11), <su3eichfeld> (Dor09), <virginmind> (Mte09), <Where is my mind> (Pea09), <WinKing> (Bil15)

* Double Crowns: <Legend> (Bil16+Bil12+Dor11+Dor07), <lostemperor> (Nor16+Dor14+Lin10+Bie08), <chessmoron> (Sin17+Gas15+Bil12), <Count Wedgemore> (Bie18+Nor18+Gas18), <Golden Executive> (Sin15+Bil14+Dor14), <WinKing> (Dor18+Bil16+Tal11), <wordfunph> (Lon17+Nor17+Gas17), <blade2012> (WCC14+Wij14), <messachess> (Lin09+Wij09), <OhioChessFan> (WCC16+Nor13), <su3eichfeld> (Lin10+Tal09), <SwitchingQuylthulg> (Nor18+Gas16), <zarg> (Wij10+Tal09), <alfamikewhiskey> (Nor18), <Barok Espinosa> (Bil12), <Blunderdome> (Dor13), <hitman84> (Mte07), <Karposian> (Bil14), <kolobok> (Dor07), <lost in space> (Lon15), <nimh> (WCC13), <offramp> (Lon16), <ooda> (Wij12), <paavoh> (WCC18), <SloVice> (Dor10), <virginmind> (Baz11), <WannaBe> (Lon16), <Winter> (Pea10), <wtwz> (Tal13), <YouRang> (Bie12), <Ziggurat> (Dor08)

************ Crowns by Contest *************

* StdRnk Crowns: 10♔ <Legend>; 9♔ <chessmoron>; 8♔ <WinKing>; 7♔ <wordfunph>; 5♔ <Golden Executive> <lostemperor> <OhioChessFan>

* 123Rnk Crowns: 6♔ <lostemperor> <chessmoron>; 5♔ <Legend> <WinKing>; 4♔ <su3eichfeld> <Golden Executive>

* BetRnk Crowns: 7♔ <SwitchingQuylthulg>; 6♔ <NakoSonorense>; 5♔ <alfamikewhiskey>; 4♔ <SloVice> <Penguincw>; 3♔ <offramp> <lostemperor> <WannaBe>

************* Crowns by Year ***************

* 2006 (1 tournament): 3♔ <lostemperor>

* 2007 (6 tournaments): 4♔ <kolobok>; 3♔ <Legend>; 2♔ <yalie> <hitman84>

* 2008 (5 tournaments): 5♔ <NakoSonorense>; 2♔ <lostemperor> <Ziggurat>

* 2009 (6 tournaments): 6♔ <su3eichfeld>; 4♔ <Where is my mind> <messachess>; 3♔ <virginmind>; 2♔ <zarg>

* 2010 (4 tournaments): 3♔ <SloVice> <lostemperor>; 2♔ <zarg> <Winter> <su3eichfeld>

* 2011 (5 tournaments): 3♔ <SloVice> <Legend>; 2♔ <SwitchingQuylthulg> <WinKing> <virginmind>

* 2012 (4 tournaments): 3♔ <Legend> <blade2012>; 2♔ <ooda> <Barok Espinosa> <YouRang> <chessmoron>

* 2013 (5 tournaments): 2♔ <wtwz> <OhioChessFan> <Blunderdome> <karpkasp> <nimh>

* 2014 (5 tournaments): 4♔ <Golden Executive> <blade2012>; 3♔ <lostemperor> <Karposian>; 2♔ <Penguincw> <PinnedPiece> <chessmoron> <juan31>

* 2015 (5 tournaments): 4♔ <WinKing>; 2♔ <Golden Executive> <chessmoron> <lost in space>

* 2016 (7 tournaments): 4♔ <OhioChessFan> <SwitchingQuylthulg>; 3♔ <WinKing>; 2♔ <Legend> <WannaBe> <alfamikewhiskey> <lostemperor> <offramp>

* 2017 (6 tournaments): 6♔ <wordfunph>; 4♔ <alfamikewhiskey>; 3♔ <chessmoron>; 2♔ <WannaBe> <FSR>

* 2018 (8 tournaments): 6♔ <Count Wedgemore>; 4♔ <chessmoron>; 3♔ <WinKing> <Legend> <wordfunph>; 2♔ <Penguincw> <SwitchingQuylthulg> <alfamikewhiskey> <offramp> <paavoh>

********** Crowns by Tournament ************

* Baz (1 year): 2♔ <virginmind>

* Bie (4 years): 3♔ <YouRang> <blade2012>; 2♔ <Count Wedgemore> <lmreith> <lostemperor>

* Bil (5 years): 5♔ <WinKing>; 4♔ <Legend>; 3♔ <SloVice>; 2♔ <Karposian> <Barok Espinosa> <Golden Executive> <chessmoron>

* Dor (11 years): 6♔ <Legend>; 5♔ <lostemperor>; 3♔ <Golden Executive> <WinKing> <alfamikewhiskey> <cromat> <su3eichfeld>

* Gas (4 years): 3♔ <SwitchingQuylthulg>; 2♔ <Count Wedgemore> <WinKing> <chessmoron> <wordfunph>

* Gre (1 year): 1♔ <offramp> <Legend> <virginmind> <wordfunph>

* Lin (4 years): 2♔ <su3eichfeld> <NakoSonorense> <lostemperor> <messachess>

* Lon (3 years): 3♔ <WannaBe>; 2♔ <wordfunph> <lost in space> <offramp>

* Mte (3 years): 4♔ <virginmind>; 2♔ <hitman84>

* Nor (5 years): 3♔ <SwitchingQuylthulg> <lostemperor>; 2♔ <wordfunph> <OhioChessFan> <Count Wedgemore> <alfamikewhiskey> <chessmoron>

* Pea (2 years): 3♔ <Where is my mind>; 2♔ <Winter>

* Sin (4 years): 5♔ <chessmoron>; 2♔ <Golden Executive> <alfamikewhiskey>

* Tal (3 years): 2♔ <zarg> <WinKing> <su3eichfeld> <wtwz>

* WCC (5 years): 2♔ <paavoh> <OhioChessFan> <blade2012> <nimh>

* Wij (12 years): 3♔ <NakoSonorense> <messachess> <WannaBe> <Legend>; 2♔ <blade2012> <iron maiden> <OhioChessFan> <ooda> <SloVice> <SwitchingQuylthulg> <zarg> <chessmoron> <Penguincw>

== Notes:

I keep track of all medals won, but in order to appear in the hall of fame, one must win a gold (♔) medal.

Medals: ♔ = Gold; ♕ = Silver; ♖ = Bronze

Tournaments: Baz=Bazna Kings; Bie=Biel; Bil=Bilbao; Dor=Dortmund; Gas=Gashimov Memorial; Gre=Grenke; Lin=Linares; Lon=London; Mte=Mtel; Nor=Norway; Pea=Pearl Spring; Sin=Sinquefield; Tal=Tal Memorial; WCC=World Chess Championship/Candidates; Wij=Wijk aan Zee/Tata Steel

Contests: StdRnk=Standard Ranker; 123Rnk=1-2-3 Ranker; BetRnk=Betting Ranker

t = tie

<<> = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = <>>

*<SpaceBar Master>

1)As a dismissive term: arybkanator, afritzionado, ahoudiniado etc, one who blindly follows top computer lines; therefore, not worthy (indignus) to play against one of the best female chess players in the world, with current rating over 2500 and IQ of her husband 150.

2)As a badge of pride: the specific, mostly positive emotion that is product of independent self-reflection; some social psychologists identify it as a proof of a very high level of play of the World Team.**<In its strict signification, denotes an advanced chess player guiding and interpreting computer analysis in a skillfully masterful manner.>

*Posted by <cro777> at Dec-25-2010 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (kibitz #24210)

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Golden Executive: Pues mira Juan, yo diría que tanto Carlsen como Caruana llegan en una gran forma, en su mero punto pa'ser precisos. Para la chess-novela pensarìa que los 2 primeros partidos serán tablas en lo que ambos se empiezan a medir y calman los nervios. Diría que a partir del 3er ...
 
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Golden Executive: <Penguincw>, <siamesedream>, <DerDiemer> The software I am using to process all of the prediction posts can only handle round-robin type formats (single or double) style tournaments, each game must be unique, with the same number of games in each round. So
 
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Golden Executive: Many thanks <lostemperor> for running the show and congratulations to all the medal winners, especially to the ones making their debut at this contest. See you all next time!
 
   Aug-28-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
Golden Executive: Thanks to the crew for another exciting contest and congratulations to all the medal winners, especially to <Diademas> on his entrance to the Hall of Fame. This time I had the opportunity to watch the whole last round and noticed how useful are <WK>'s posts with
 
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Golden Executive: Hi <morf>, your predictions for Round 1 are incomplete (you missed Aronian - Karjakin): <morfishine: Round 1 Picks: 8/18 1:00 PM Aronian - Karjakin Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen 1/2 Nakamura - Anand 1/2 Mamedyarov - So 1/2 Caruana - Grischuk 1/2> ...
 
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The Game Prediction Contest

Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive:

<Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

♔ 39, chessmoron, 9, 86.7 %
37, DRAWER, 9, 82.2 %
♕ 37, lost in space, 9, 82.2 %
♕ 37, paavoh, 9, 82.2 %
~~~~
36, Count Wedgemore, 9, 80.0 %
36, Schwartz, 9, 80.0 %
36, WinKing, 9, 80.0 %
33, cromat, 9, 73.3 %
33, Penguincw, 9, 73.3 %
32, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 71.1 %
32, AlphaXerox, 9, 71.1 %
32, morfishine, 9, 71.1 %
31, Keyser Soze, 9, 68.9 %
29, YouRang, 9, 64.4 %
28, Golden Executive, 9, 62.2 %
28, siamesedream, 9, 62.2 %
27, Robin01, 9, 60.0 %
27, virginmind, 9, 60.0 %
26, lostemperor, 9, 57.8 %
24, offramp, 9, 53.3 %
23, juan31, 8, 57.5 %
22, DerDiemer, 9, 48.9 %
21, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 60.0 %
19, MONKEY, 9, 42.2 %
17, wordfunph, 9, 37.8 %
15, whiteshark, 9, 33.3 %
14, Legend, 5, 56.0 %
7, WHITER, 9, 15.6 %
1, BLACKER, 9, 2.2 %

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 44, chessmoron, 9, 5/8, 34/37, 0/0
♕ 41, lost in space, 9, 4/8, 33/37, 0/0
♖ 40, paavoh, 9, 3/4, 34/39, 0/2
~~~~
38, Count Wedgemore, 9, 2/5, 34/40, 0/0
38, cromat, 9, 5/10, 28/31, 0/4
38, Schwartz, 9, 2/5, 34/40, 0/0
37, DRAWER, 9, 0/0, 37/45, 0/0
37, WinKing, 9, 1/3, 35/41, 0/1
36, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 2/7, 29/34, 1/4
35, Penguincw, 9, 2/6, 31/36, 0/3
34, AlphaXerox, 9, 2/5, 30/36, 0/4
34, Keyser Soze, 9, 3/11, 28/33, 0/1
33, morfishine, 9, 1/7, 31/37, 0/1
33, YouRang, 9, 4/13, 25/29, 0/3
32, Golden Executive, 9, 4/15, 24/27, 0/3
31, Robin01, 9, 4/14, 23/26, 0/5
30, siamesedream, 9, 2/9, 26/32, 0/4
29, virginmind, 9, 2/13, 25/30, 0/2
27, lostemperor, 9, 1/12, 25/32, 0/1
27, offramp, 9, 3/11, 21/26, 0/8
26, DerDiemer, 9, 4/11, 18/21, 0/13
26, juan31, 8, 1/6, 21/26, 1/8
21, MONKEY, 9, 0/10, 18/22, 1/13
21, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 0/8, 21/26, 0/1
18, whiteshark, 9, 3/18, 12/16, 0/11
18, wordfunph, 9, 1/8, 16/21, 0/16
14, Legend, 5, 0/3, 14/18, 0/4
14, WHITER, 9, 7/45, 0/0, 0/0
3, BLACKER, 9, 0/0, 0/0, 1/45

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $15.42, chessmoron, 9
♕ $12.31, alfamikewhiskey, 9
♖ $11.19, lost in space, 9
~~~~
$10.56, paavoh, 9
$6.66, WinKing, 9
$6.52, Schwartz, 9
$6.22, Penguincw, 9
$5.77, Count Wedgemore, 9
$5.75, cromat, 9
$4.54, AlphaXerox, 9
$3.43, morfishine, 9
$2.54, juan31, 8
-$0.32, YouRang, 9
-$1.15, Keyser Soze, 9
-$2.31, Robin01, 9
-$2.88, Golden Executive, 9
-$4.52, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7
-$4.53, lostemperor, 9
-$5.54, DerDiemer, 9
-$6.24, siamesedream, 9
-$6.72, offramp, 9
-$6.97, Legend, 5
-$7.20, virginmind, 9
-$20.24, whiteshark, 9
-$22.30, wordfunph, 9

Aug-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: <♗> HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY <♗>

Please join me in congratulating the gold medal winners of the Sinquefield Cup 2018 Game Prediction Contest. Their performances shall be memorialized forever (or for an indefinite period of time, whichever comes first) in the <Hall of Fame> (see my profile above).

We hereby confer upon the following, with all due pomp, the title "Hall of Famer" (or HOFer for short):

♔16 ♕9 ♖18 <chessmoron>[*] Sin18:StdRnk(1)+123Rnk(1)+BetRnk(1) / Dor18:StdRnk(3)+123Rnk(3t) / Nor18:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(3t)+BetRnk(3) / Lon17:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(3t) / Sin17:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Sin16:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2t) / Bil16:BetRnk(2)+StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij16:StdRnk(3t) / Lon15:123Rnk(3t) / Gas15:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1) / Nor14:123Rnk(1t)+StdRnk(2) / Wij14:StdRnk(1t) / Dor13:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / WCC13:StdRnk(3t) / Bil12:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(1t) / Bie12:StdRnk(3)+123Rnk(3) / Bil11:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3) / Baz11:StdRnk(3t) / Dor10:StdRnk(1t) / Wij10:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t) / Tal09:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t) / Wij09:StdRnk(1t)+123Rnk(2t) / Lin08:BetRnk(3) / Wij08:StdRnk(2t)

[*] Was already in the Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame committee applauds HOFer <chessmoron> who went into the final round dominating all the rankers and finished with a best-predictor round to clinch the coveted <Triple Crown> pushing his career total to 16 gold medals and 43 overall, propelling him to the top spot in the career Hall of Fame.

Honorable mentions:

The Hall confers honorable mentions to HOFer <lost in space> who back in the 5th round started charging hard to close with a best-predictor round and collect medals in every ranker: 2 silver and a bronze.

Honors also to HOFer <paavoh> who stayed near the top long enough to earn two medals: The silver in Standard Ranker, and the bronze in 1-2-3 Ranker.

Finally, the Hall recognizes the fine performance by HOFer <alfamikewhiskey> who won one semi-jackpot and predicted a number of other large payoff games to earn silver in Betting Ranker.

This concludes the GPC for Sinquefield Cup 2018. Thanks to all for playing!

Hope to see all of you for the next contest:
Tata Steel Masters, Jan 2019, Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands) or probably earlier if an elite tournament takes place.

Stay tuned!

Aug-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: <For the record>

Below are the medals I have on file for people who have not yet won gold. (If the Hall of Fame is heaven, this is purgatory):

♕2 ♖2
call14 ~ Sin15:BetRnk(3) / WCC14:123Rnk(3t) / Tal11:123Rnk(2t) / Lin08:123Rnk(2)

Tabanus ~ Dor10:123Rnk(2t)+BetRnk(2) / Lin10:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t)

♕2 ♖
cu8sfan ~ Wij09:BetRnk(2) / Lin08:123Rnk(3t) / Bie07:BetRnk(2)

kellmano ~ Mte07:StdRnk(2t)+123Rnk(2)+BetRnk(3)

♕2
VargPOD ~ Baz11:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(2)

♕ ♖2
Billy Vaughan ~ Tal09:BetRnk(3) / Mte08:123Rnk(2t)+StdRnk(3t)

Broon Bottle ~ WCC07:StdRnk(3t) / Dor07:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t)

♕ ♖
Elixir of Life ~ Mte07:BetRnk(2) / Lin07:BetRnk(3)

jsy ~ Nor13:StdRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t)

just a kid ~ Dor09:BetRnk(2)+123Rnk(3t)


capafan ~ Tal13:123Rnk(2t)

DerDiemer ~ Dor18:BetRnk(2)

falso contacto ~ Dor11:BetRnk(2)

Jafar219 ~ Dor06:BetRnk(2)

jessicafischerqueen ~ Lin07:BetRnk(2)

pbercker ~ Nor13:123Rnk(2)

rogge ~ Pea09:StdRnk(2t)

Thorski ~ Tal09:BetRnk(2)

Xaurus ~ Mte08:BetRnk(2)

♖4
nikooshu ~ Wij10:StdRnk(3t)+BetRnk(3) / Mte08:StdRnk(3t) / Lin09:StdRnk(3t)

♖2
AylerKupp ~ WCC16:StdRnk(3t)+123Rnk(3t)

micartouse ~ Wij07:123Rnk(3t)+BetRnk(3)

square dance ~ WCC07:StdRnk(3t) / Lin07:StdRnk(3t)


Aurora ~ Dor08:123Rnk(3t)

BishopofBlunder ~ Bil11:BetRnk(3)

juniper anole ~ Dor17:123Rnk(3t)

Montreal1666 ~ Dor06:StdRnk(3t)

TechN9ne ~ Dor06:StdRnk(3t)

Vincent1987 ~ Dor07:BetRnk(3)

Aug-27-18  chessmoron: Arggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Pump fist! <Golden Executive> Thanks and congrats to the winners!
Aug-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Thanks <Golden Executive> for another great contest! I always enjoy playing here. :)

Congratulations to those fortunate enough to win a medal! <chessmoron> that was one of the most dominating performances I have ever seen in this game. You were on fire from start to finish. Kudos on winning the 'Triple Crown'!

Aug-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  YouRang: Thanks <Golden Executive>, and congrats to <chessmoron> on the rare Triple Crown -- finishing with a clear first place in all three contests!
Aug-28-18  paavoh: Thanks again <GE> for organizing this fun contest!

Congrats to <lost in space>, <alfamikewhiskey> and <chessmoron> for finishing on the podium!

@<chessmoron>: you need to change your nick, an incredible performance!!

Thanks to all contestants - see you next time!

Aug-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: winners, cheers!

<GE> thanks!

Aug-28-18  cromat: Thanks <Golden Executive> for managing the contest. Congratulations <cchessmoron>; the other winners and all participants!
Aug-28-18  alfamikewhiskey: Thank you all and congrats. Three crowns! Good job, <chessmoron>.
Aug-28-18  virginmind: Congratulations to the medal winners and thank you, <Golden Executive>!
Aug-28-18  siamesedream: Thanks again <Golden Executive> for running the contest and congartulations to <all medalists>.
Aug-28-18  DerDiemer: Thanks <Golden Executive> and congrats to the winners!
Aug-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Thanks <Golden Executive>! I really enjoyed my first tournament!
Aug-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Gracias, thanks <GE> for the contests, congratulation to all.
Aug-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Thanks again <Golden Executive> for hosting this fun contest.

Congrats to <chessmoron> for earning a solo triple crown, only the 4th out of 9 triple crowns.

Congrats to all the other medalists too.

There is the London Chess Classic taking place sometime in December. In any case, see you next time!

Aug-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Keyser Soze: Thanks <GE>! Great fun as usual.
Aug-29-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Manny thanks <GE> for hosting this contest. Well done as always.

Congrats to <chessmoron> for earning the tripple crown.

Aug-29-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I thought this was a tough tournaent. Every game was hard fought but lots of draws, so congratulations to the medal winners and thank you, <Golden Executive>.
Aug-31-18  siamesedream: No prediction contest for <World Championship match>? ;)
Aug-31-18  DerDiemer: <No prediction contest for <World Championship match>? ;)>

I hope there is :-) ...Maybe where ALL the predictions of all the rounds must be in before the wcm start.

Aug-31-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: Thank you guys for your kind words.
Aug-31-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: <Penguincw>, <siamesedream>, <DerDiemer> The software I am using to process all of the prediction posts can only handle round-robin type formats (single or double) style tournaments, each game must be unique, with the same number of games in each round. So the software can't handle <open tournaments> nor <matches> like the next <World Chess Championship> between Carlsen and Caruana.

About the London Chess Classic which is taking place next December, this year changed from the traditional round-robin format to a knockout format which the software can't handle. Sorry. :(

Sep-02-18  siamesedream: So see ya during <Tata Chess 2019>.
Sep-05-18  paavoh: Hi <GE>,

have you ever thought about covering the Russian Superfinals?

The format is usually 12 high-level players, resulting exciting games and a quite large fraction of decisive games (21/60 and only 1 round of all-draws by round 10 in the 2018 edition).

Might be great for predictions?

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