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Grenke 2018 Moves Prediction Contest

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==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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   Sep-20-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan:   Blue haiku who knew Popping up but is it safe Time to wrap it up
   Sep-20-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: <HMM: I think 1/3 of college women say it has happened to them.?> 1/3 say a lot of things without putting themself at risk of cross examination. <Does that excuse BK? Nope, nor does it mean he's Satan. There is no proof it happened, there are no witnesses, no video. ...
   Sep-18-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: <opt: It's "THE Church's teaching is correct because Our Lord says it is"> When the RCC established the College of Cardinals, the Lord said, "That's right"? <He that heareth you [the Church] heareth me [the Lord] ; and he that despiseth you [the Church] despiseth me ...
   Sep-17-18 Stefan Fazekas (replies)
OhioChessFan: <rp: Tartakower used to visit daily and play almost exclusively with an old gentleman to whom he gave odds (I forget whether a knight or substantial time-odds). The amateur was accommodating, lost virtually every game, and paid up after two or three hours.> Was the old ...
   Sep-17-18 G Sanders vs T Mabee, 1982
OhioChessFan: This was a huge beatdown of a 2200. I have a dim view of the Pirc anyway, and this doesn't help that opinion.
   Sep-17-18 Gary Sanders
OhioChessFan: I tried to contact his local chess club by email, but they never responded. I note that they haven't update their blog since February of this year, which is coincidentally when I emailed, hoping to get more information about a pretty high profile American player.
   Sep-17-18 M Perunovic vs K Abhishek, 2015
OhioChessFan: Qb4 caused some practical problems for Black although Stockfish doesn't fault it too much. But 38..Nhf6 instead of Nxf4 was game losing. Hard to understand, even in time trouble, how Black chose not to get rid of that nice Bishop for his out of bounds Knight, and double up ...
   Sep-17-18 Charousek vs F Gutmayer, 1897
OhioChessFan: 31...Kb6 doesn't work. The White Rook penetrates and it's all over. One line might be 31..Kb6 32. Bxb5 Kxb5 33. Rxc7 Rh3 34. Rxf7 Rxd3 35. Rxh7 Kc6 36. Rg7 and it's clearly over. [DIAGRAM]
   Sep-17-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
OhioChessFan: <Pengo: But I personally like to see these players get experience, especially for teams that won't be contending for a few seasons.> It's my observation that the huge rosters are those of the contenders and big payroll teams. They're already better than the teams out of ...
   Sep-17-18 Gregory Kaidanov
OhioChessFan: <Sally: Some taking part in a simul view it as them against him (or her) a team event rather than a skittles solo game v the master.> Agreed. <Anyone who resigns early is then chastised and I've heard of cases where one lad has pepped talked the 'team' prior to the ...
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  diceman: <diceman: <jessicafischerqueen:

The euphemistically labeled "supply side dairy" industry>

Udder-side Dairy.>

Trickle Down Dairy?

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<diceman> heh... that is much better than the first one. I'm surprised it hasn't been used already by our Canadian media.

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<One of my favorite acts is The Flying Kurzemes Brothers.>

Were they related to the ill starred <Flying Wallendas>? I hope the <Karamazov Brothers> fared better...

Sep-13-18  Boomie: On a jarring serious note, I met the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Jewel of the Nile and the whole lot. They came into the computer store looking for a machine to play Zork. I then went to see their act and enjoyed it immensely. They were extraordinary jugglers and had a banter which made them reminiscent of W. C. Fields only hipper.

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<Tim> I was too frightened to click on your link before fact checking. Are you suggesting that the <Flying Kreegah! Bundolo! Burgers> were actually bowling pins?

I'm not sure I could handle looking at that...

Sep-13-18  Boomie: <jessicafischerqueen>

Don't be afraid. We can view the clip at my place, where you'll be safe.

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hmm... do you mean safe, or "safe?"

I need to know...

Sep-13-18  Boomie: <Jessaroo: safe, or "safe?">

Is it safe or "safe?"
I am a safety first guy.
Kimono my house.

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  Robed.Bishop: Get a room...
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<My Dear Bishop>

I think I read that, or was forced to read it. E.M. Forster Gump, if I'm not mistaken?

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  Robed.Bishop: <jfq> Yes! Right at the beginning of the last chapter when the villain - wearing nothing but a black fedora - runs into a nearby Holiday Inn and shouts, "Where can I hide?!!"

The clerk, an unpopular senior at the nearby high school, then says the book's iconic line, "Get a room" with such perfect aplomb, so important in those situations. I personally didn't see THAT coming.

Then, as we all know, well, I don't want to spoil the ending for those who haven't read it.

Sep-13-18  Boomie: So...

Did my haiku crack that safe?

Or what, eh?

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you should get a room
to discuss haikus and safes
sari for all this
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  Count Wedgemore:
Safe to say
there is room
for improvement
of that haiku
Sep-13-18  Boomie: ->

Haikus start with five.
Next there comes seven sisters.
Don't kiss them all.

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Nobody's cracking my safe without a safe.

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*Potrzebie, Iowa*

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<Ohio Emu Fan>

I sent you a "gleemail" this morning. <Big> kept telling me <Glee> was a good TV show but after around 30 seconds, I discovered it wasn't...

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  Count Wedgemore: <Boomie:

Haikus start with five.
Next there comes seven sisters.
Don't kiss them all.>

I'm breaking the rules
Don't need the combination
To open the safe

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  thegoodanarchist: <saffuna: I thought the profession of the engineer, revealed late in the movie, was ingenious.>

I think he meant to write:

I thought the job role,
engineer, revealed later
was quite ingenious


<OhioChessFan: I strongly prefer reading the book before watching a film adaptation of it.>

I think he meant to write:

I prefer to read
a book before its movie
quite strongly, I say

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  thegoodanarchist: <jessicafischerqueen:

Nobody's cracking my safe without a safe.>

When cracking her safe
Don a latex raincoat first
Then enjoy the jade

Sep-20-18  Boomie: ->

It's Haiku madness!
Who started this silly stuff?
Throttle that bounder.

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  thegoodanarchist: Listen up fellas!
When <Boomie> saw the haikus
He wanted a rope.
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Blue haiku who knew
Popping up but is it safe
Time to wrap it up
Sep-20-18  Boomie: Is it safe?

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