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Biel 2017 Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:
Biel (2017)

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[player]-[player] [result] [# of MOVES]

==4 Different Scoring Methods==

Standard Moves Ranker (1st place-Over[3pts], 1st place-Under [7pts], Exact [10pts])

Bonus Ranker (3rd place-Over[1pts],2nd place-Over[2pts],3rd place-Under [5pts], 2nd place-Under [6pts]

Standard Moves/Bonus Ranker [Add all to together]

1st place Ranker [how many 1st place you have in Standard Moves Ranker]

For example:

<Note: Participants 3, 4, and 5 are predicated on nobody scoring an exact as Participant 2 did. If someone hits an exact, the closest score under and over will score the points for second place.>

Actual Game: [player]-[player] 0-1 45

Participant 1: [player]-[player] 1/2 45
Participant 2: [player]-[player] 0-1 45
Participant 3: [player]-[player] 0-1 44
Participant 4: [player]-[player] 0-1 43
Participant 5: [player]-[player] 0-1 46

Participant 1: No points even though 45 is correct. Results must be correct. If Result is wrong and moves # is get no points whatsoever

Participant 2: 10 pts rewarded for correct Result/moves #

Participant 3: 7 pts rewarded for closest under (1st-Under) to 45 moves

Participant 4: 6 pts rewarded for the 2nd closest under (2nd-Under) to 45 moves.

Participant 5: 3 pts rewarded closest OVER(1st-OVER) to 45 moves.

Again, the description of Participant 3, 4, and 5 are based on there being no exact prediction as made by Participant 2.

<IF> there is an exact or an under closest, the highest scoring over participant will be 2nd over. The second closest over will be 3rd over. The <ONLY> time there will be a first over is if there is no exact or under winner. Bold strategy

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Moves Prediction Contest

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  OhioChessFan: ** Round 8 Recap **

<OhioChessFan> has thrown the red challenge flag at the Adams-Aronian game, insisting that the players missed writing down a move and that the game ended after 28, not 27, moves. When told of the challenge, <lostemperor> commented, "Jealous you are, two s*&#s I give." <wordfunph> and <lostemperor> held on to their leads in 2 Rankers each. <juan31> had the best Bonus Ranker results that round, although he's still looking for his first #juan pick. Here's hoping he takes care of that this round so that the Summary Editor won't have to mention it in the Final Recap.

We have a lot of people in contention for a gold. Can <lostemperor> and <wordfunph> hang on? Will <OhioChessFan> jump off a cliff if the players stop one move short of his prediction again? Will <juan31> <FINALLY!> hit a #1 Ranker? Can someone come from out of the blue and steal away a gold medal? In a few short hours, we'll find the answers to all these questions. And the crowd is on its feet........

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  lostemperor: Nepomniachtchi - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2 24
Anand - So 1/2 47
Karjakin - Nakamura 1/2 43
Caruana - Adams 1-0 45
Aronian - Carlsen 1/2 43
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  WinKing: Round 9

Nepomniachtchi - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2 36
Anand - So 1/2 36
Karjakin - Nakamura 1/2 36
Caruana - Adams 1/2 36
Aronian - Carlsen 1/2 36

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Round 9:

Nepomniachtchi - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2 37
Anand - So 1/2 28
Karjakin - Nakamura 1/2 28
Caruana - Adams 1-0 41
Aronian - Carlsen 1-0 26

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Round 9 games have started.
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  OhioChessFan: As we await <chessmoron> and the final standings, thanks to <Switch> and <Penguincw> for being official starters, <WinKing> for being official scoring decision doublechecker and to all the contestants. Be patient with <chessmoron> who is in a meeting today with John Calipari, who's trying to figure out if he has one year of eligibility remaining.
Dec-11-17  chessmoron: ♔ London 2017: <Round 8> Result ♔

<Anand-So, 0-1 in 33 moves.>--No one got it!


<Aronian-Carlsen, 0-1 in 53 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['juan31', '0-1', '48']]
2nd Under, 6 points: []
3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: []
3rd Over, 1 point1: []


<Caruana-Adams, 1-0 in 68 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['offramp', '1-0', '48']]

2nd Under, 6 points: [['lostemperor', '1-0', '45'], ['Count Wedgemore', '1-0', '45']]

3rd Under, 5 points: [['SwitchingQuylthulg', '1-0', '41']]

Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: []
3rd Over, 1 point1: []


<Karjakin-Nakamura, 1/2-1/2 in 31 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: [['wordfunph', '1/2-1/2', '31']]

Under, 7 points: []
2nd Under, 6 points: [['SwitchingQuylthulg', '1/2-1/2', '28'], ['Penguincw', '1/2-1/2', '28']]

3rd Under, 5 points: [['OhioChessFan', '1/2-1/2', '25']]

Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [['Count Wedgemore', '1/2-1/2', '32']]

3rd Over, 1 point1: [['WinKing', '1/2-1/2', '36'], ['chessmoron', '1/2-1/2', '36']]


<Nepo-MVL, 1/2-1/2 in 19 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: []
2nd Under, 6 points: []
3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: [['OhioChessFan', '1/2-1/2', '22']]

2nd Over, 2 points: [['lostemperor', '1/2-1/2', '24']]

3rd Over, 1 point1: [['Penguincw', '1/2-1/2', '28']]

Dec-11-17  chessmoron: FINAL Round Summary:

Perfect # moves predictions for this round goes to:


Highest scores in the Bonus Ranker: 11 points: <SwitchingQuylthulg>


Moves Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID, Over, Under, Exact

♔ 53, wordfunph, 5, 4, 1
♘ 41, offramp, 1, 4, 1
♗ 40, OhioChessFan, 2, 2, 2
33, SwitchingQuylthulg, 3, 2, 1
31, lostemperor, 0, 3, 1
27, Penguincw, 0, 1, 2
24, sea otter, 1, 3, 0
24, WinKing, 0, 2, 1
23, Count Wedgemore, 1, 0, 2
10, alfamikewhiskey, 1, 1, 0
10, chessmoron, 1, 1, 0
7, juan31, 0, 1, 0
6, Golden Executive, 2, 0, 0


Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID, 3-Over, 2-Over, 3-Under, 2-Under

♔ 54, lostemperor, 0, 4, 2, 6
♘ 42, Penguincw, 4, 5, 2, 3
♗ 41, WinKing, 4, 2, 3, 3
40, chessmoron, 3, 2, 3, 3
38, Count Wedgemore, 3, 7, 3, 1
33, OhioChessFan, 1, 3, 4, 1
32, SwitchingQuylthulg, 1, 4, 1, 3
30, juan31, 4, 2, 2, 2
29, alfamikewhiskey, 4, 2, 3, 1
25, wordfunph, 2, 3, 1, 2
18, offramp, 3, 2, 1, 1
14, sea otter, 2, 3, 0, 1
7, Golden Executive, 1, 3, 0, 0


Moves+Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID

♔ 85, lostemperor
♘ 78, wordfunph
♗ 73, OhioChessFan
69, Penguincw
65, WinKing
65, SwitchingQuylthulg
61, Count Wedgemore
59, offramp
50, chessmoron
39, alfamikewhiskey
38, sea otter
37, juan31
13, Golden Executive


Moves Ranker (# of 1st place UNDER/OVER) - Through <FINAL Round>


♔ 10, wordfunph
♘ 6, offramp
♘ 6, OhioChessFan
♘ 6, SwitchingQuylthulg
♗ 4, lostemperor
♗ 4, sea otter
3, Count Wedgemore
3, Penguincw
3, WinKing
2, alfamikewhiskey
2, chessmoron
2, Golden Executive
1, juan31

Dec-11-17  chessmoron: ♔<WINNER'S CORNER>

♔♔♘ <wordfunph> Lon17:StdMvRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(2) + 1stRanker(1)

♔♔♗ <lostemperor> Lon17:BonusRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(1) + 1stRanker(3t)

♘♘ <offramp> Lon17:StdMvRnk(2) + 1stRanker(2t)

♘♗♗ <OhioChessFan> Lon17:StdMvRnk(3) + StdMv/Bonus(3) + 1stRanker(2t)

<Penguincw> Lon17:BonusRnk(2)

<sea otter> Lon17:1stRanker(3t)

<SwitchingQuylthulg> Lon17:1stRanker(3t)

<WinKing> Lon17:BonusRnk(3)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> for organizing!
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  WinKing: Thanks to <chessmoron> for running a great contest! Thanks to <OhioChessFan> for being our gracious host!

Congratulations to all of the medal winners & there were many! Super grats to <wordfunph> & <lostemperor> both winning 2 golds. We had a double 'Double Crown' this time around. Well done gentlemen.

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  WinKing: Just for the record <SwitchingQuylthulg> won silver <(Lon17:1stRanker(2t)> & not bronze.
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  Count Wedgemore: This contest has been great fun, and I look forward to the next one. Hopefully I will win some medals then..

Thanks so much to the organizers of this entertaining competition, <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>. Till next time!

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  juan31: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> Congratulations to all medallistas.
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  OhioChessFan: ** Final Recap **

Hall of Famers <wordfunph> and <lostemperor> held on to the bitter end and achieved immorality with a Double Gold each. They both took charge and never looked back, unlike the Loser <OhioChessFan>. Congratulations to both of them.

<juan31> hit a spectacular #1 this round, to finally get the last 0 off our scoreboard. He was the only person who predicted an Aronian loss with White, albeit against Carlsen. Congrats to him.

<chessmoron> proved to be a sore loser, as he failed to medal, which is not surprising, but then tried to cheat <Switch> out of a silver, which is shocking. Fortunately, the Department of Ethics Commissioner, <WinKing>, caught him and set things straight.

Here's hoping we'll be back in action at Tata Steel. Thanks to everyone for playing.

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  offramp: Many thanks to <OhioChessFan> and to <chessmoron>. It is really great of you to do this!

Well done to all the winners, and a great result for User: Count Wedgemore. I think you'll do even better in the next event.

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  lostemperor: Thanks <chessmoron> calculations, <OhioChessFan> reports, <wordfunph> (and all) for the competition :) reports. It was fun as always!
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  alfamikewhiskey: Thank you for organising this contest. Splendid if you "do" Tata in January! Victoribus gratulor.
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  Count Wedgemore: <offramp: Well done to all the winners, and a great result for User: Count Wedgemore. I think you'll do even better in the next event.>

Thank you for that, <offramp>.I will make the necessary adjustments so I can get onto the podium next time. Look out!

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  Golden Executive: What a disaster of mine, I missed one round and I almost win the Quadruple Clown, dammit!.

Oh well. Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> for the contest and congratulations to all the winners.

Great tournament for <wordfunph> and <lostemperor> winning a Double Crown, well done !!

See you guys next time!

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  OhioChessFan: I was certainly remiss not to mock you for your historically poor showing.
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  Penguincw: Woo, I salvaged a silver.

Thanks to <OhioChessFan> and <chessmoron> for making this contest possible, and <WinKing> for helping out.

Congrats to <lostemperor> and <wordfunph> for their double crowns (and congrats to the other medalists), and hope to see you for Tata.

Dec-13-17  wordfunph: great thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>!

congrats to all winners!

see you all next time..

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Merry Christmas, <The honorable member from Ohio>

Country style!

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