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Gashimov Memorial 2017 Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:
Gashimov Memorial (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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Apr-30-17  sea otter: Eljanov - Kramnik 1/2 56
Radjabov - Karjakin 1/2-1/2 26
Harikrishna - So 1/2 44
Mamedyarov - Topalov 1-0 45
Adams - Wojtaszek 1-0 41
Apr-30-17  chessmoron: Eljanov - Kramnik 1/2 42
Radjabov - Karjakin 1/2 37
Harikrishna - So 1/2 39
Mamedyarov - Topalov 1-0 43
Adams - Wojtaszek 1/2 40
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  OhioChessFan: ** Round 8 Recap **

It was a very hard round for most of our contestants. <chessmoron> finally woke up and scored a little bit. The crowd roared its approval for <sea otter> finally hitting a #1 and getting all the 0's off our scoreboard.

Meanwhile, <switch> and <GE> still hold the lead in two rankers each. The Moves+Bonus Ranker has four contestants within 12 points, so that race is especially worth watching.

We are heading into the final round, with all contestants at the peak of their performance. Muy cyber fame and fortune is at stake as we await the results that come in later today. As the final contestant submits his picks, the crowd rises in anticipation....

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  OhioChessFan: Eljanov-Kramnik 1/2 44
Radjabov-Karjakin 1/2 44
Harikrishna-So 1/2 47
Mamedyarov-Topalov 1/2 40
Adams-Wojtaszek 1/2 30
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  OhioChessFan: I'll be really limited in my ability to get online tomorrow. I hope <GE> can get the results up in a timely manner.

Many thanks to <GE> for stepping up to the plate and running the scoring. Thanks to <Switch> and <WinKing> for being official starters. Thanks to everyone who plays. I know a lot of Games Prediction contestants skip this one on the basis of it being too hard. It is hard, but also a challenge. I'm glad for all who step up.

Hoping everyone shows up for the next tournament, probably Norway. <chessmoron>?

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  Golden Executive: Round 9:

Eljanov-Kramnik 1/2 40
Radjabov-Karjakin 1/2 40
Harikrishna-So 1/2 40
Mamedyarov-Topalov 1/2 40
Adams-Wojtaszek 1/2 40

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  WinKing: Round 9

Eljanov - Kramnik 1/2 40
Radjabov - Karjakin 1/2 33
Harikrishna - So 0-1 40
Mamedyarov - Topalov 0-1 35
Adams - Wojtaszek 1/2 32

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Round 9:

Eljanov - Kramnik 1/2 32
Radjabov - Karjakin 1/2 26
Harikrishna - So 1/2 40
Mamedyarov - Topalov 1/2 24
Adams - Wojtaszek 1/2 40

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Round 9 games have started.
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  Golden Executive:

♔ Gashimov Memorial 2017: <FINAL Round> Result ♔

<Eljanov-Kramnik 0-1 in 63 moves>

Score, User ID, Exact, Moves Under, Moves Over

7, juan31, -, 19, -


<Radjabov-Karjakin 1/2 in 41 moves>

Score, User ID, Exact, Moves Under, Moves Over

10, juan31, X, -, -
6, Golden Executive, -, 1, -
5, chessmoron, -, 4, -
2, OhioChessFan, -, -, 3


<Harikrishna-So 1/2 in 45 moves>

Score, User ID, Exact, Moves Under, Moves Over

10, wordfunph, X, -, -
6, Penguincw, -, 1, -
6, sea otter, -, 1, -
5, Golden Executive, -, 5, -
5, SwitchingQuylthulg, -, 5, -
2, OhioChessFan, -, -, 2


<Mamedyarov-Topalov 1/2 in 41 moves>

Score, User ID, Exact, Moves Under, Moves Over

7, Golden Executive, -, 1, -
7, OhioChessFan, -, 1, -
6, SwitchingQuylthulg, -, 17, -
5, Penguincw, -, 23, -


<Adams-Wojtaszek 1/2 in 44 moves>

Score, User ID, Exact, Moves Under, Moves Over

7, chessmoron, -, 4, -
7, Golden Executive, -, 4, -
7, SwitchingQuylthulg, -, 4, -
6, juan31, -, 6, -
5, WinKing, -, 12, -
5, wordfunph, -, 12, -


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  Golden Executive:

♔ Gashimov Memorial 2017: <FINAL Round> Summary ♔

Perfect # moves predictions for this round goes to:

<juan31>, <wordfunph>

Moves Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Highest score: 17 points: <juan31>

Score, User ID, Over, Under, Exact

♔ 68, SwitchingQuylthulg, 1, 5, 3
♘ 50, OhioChessFan, 2, 2, 3
♗ 48, chessmoron, 0, 4, 2
♗ 48, Golden Executive, 0, 4, 2
♗ 48, WinKing, 1, 5, 1
♗ 48, wordfunph, 1, 5, 1

34, juan31, 1, 3, 1
31, Penguincw, 1, 4, 0
17, alfamikewhiskey, 1, 2, 0
7, sea otter, 0, 1, 0


Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Highest score: 11 points: <Golden Executive>, <Penguincw>, <SwitchingQuylthulg>

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

♔ 64, Golden Executive, 1, 1, 5, 6
♘ 46, juan31, 3, 1, 1, 6
♗ 39, alfamikewhiskey, 2, 3, 5, 1

36, OhioChessFan, 1, 6, 1, 3
33, SwitchingQuylthulg, 2, 1, 1, 4
32, Penguincw, 1, 2, 3, 2
32, WinKing, 1, 2, 3, 2
31, sea otter, 1, 6, 0, 3
30, wordfunph, 2, 3, 2, 2
26, chessmoron, 2, 2, 4, 0


Moves+Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Highest score: 25 points: <Golden Executive>

Score, UserID

♔ 112, Golden Executive
♘ 101, SwitchingQuylthulg
♗ 86, OhioChessFan

80, juan31
80, WinKing
78, wordfunph
74, chessmoron
63, Penguincw
56, alfamikewhiskey
38, sea otter


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

Highest score: 2 points: <Golden Executive>, <juan31>

Score, UserID

♔ 9, SwitchingQuylthulg
♘ 7, OhioChessFan
♘ 7, WinKing
♘ 7, wordfunph
♗ 6, chessmoron
♗ 6, Golden Executive

5, juan31
5, Penguincw
3, alfamikewhiskey
1, sea otter


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  WinKing: Thanks a bunch <GoldenExecutive> for pulling double duty & running two contests it is greatly appreciated by all. No easy task keeping everything straight. Also thanks to <OhioChessFan> for hosting the event. He kept everyone entertained with his round by round commentaries.

Congratulations to all of the medal winners & there were quite a few this time which is great to see. Special grats to you <GE> on playing a great game on all fronts picking up 2 golds & 2 bronze - Kudos! Special grats also to <SwitchingQuylthulg> who picked up two golds & a silver. You two were back & forth which made for an exciting contest.

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  alfamikewhiskey: Thank you for running the contest - great stuff!
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <Golden Executive> and <OhioChessFan>, and congratulations to <Golden Executive>, <OhioChessFan> and the other medalists!
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  juan31: OhioChessFan and Golden Executive Gracias for the contest.
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  OhioChessFan: ** Final Update **

<Switch> and <GE> held on to win two rankers each, and were the two top finishers by a wide margin in Moves+Bonus Ranker, as expected. <Switch> and <GE> both ended up with 2 gold and 2 bronze. <OhioChessFan> had a little run to end up with 2 silver and 1 bronze. <juan31> had 1 silver. <WinKing> had a late rush that fell short of winning, but did end up with a silver and a bronze. <wordfunph> likewise had a silver and a bronze. <chessmoron> ended up with 2 bronze. <alfamikewhiskey> had 1 bronze, although he mysteriously disappeared before the final round. Price Waterhouse might be looking into the almost impossible to believe four way tie for third in Moves Ranker, but for now, the committee will award all 4 bronze medals.

In a vote of sportswriters who have watched at least one movie this year, the Caissy for Best Acting in a Moves Prediction Contest went to <GE>, barely edging out <chessmoron> with his impressive faux innocent last minute appeal for help, and <OhioChessFan> for his over the top whining about not being able to take over for <chessmoron>. As they gave <GE> the award, they cited the precedent of Gary Cooper in High Noon, who manned up when everyone else in town failed to show up when needed.

Thanks to everyone for playing. How does Norway look <chessmoron>?

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  alfamikewhiskey: <mysteriously disappeared>

Look to Norway. I'll be back.


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  Penguincw: A bit late, but thanks to <Golden Executive> for doing a fabulous job of hosting this contest, congrats to all the medallists and hope to see you in a month.
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  wordfunph: <OhioChessFan> thanks for running the show, cheers to all winners!
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  Golden Executive: Thanks <OhioChessFan>, a lot of fun with your unique recaps round by round.

Its been a while since last time I won 2 golds here!.

Congratulations to the medal winners!! See you all in a month for the Norway tournament.

May-03-17  Nisjesram: Just now I got a little angry just for a second and then I let it go (out there in real life). Not good. I still need to make some more progress.

I could use some more help from scumbags of rogoff forum

Once again :

thanks to scumbags (trolls, troll feeders and/or idiots) of rogoff forum <saffuna>, <ocf>, <big pawn> , <good anarchist> , <bobsterman 3000> , <moronovich> I am almost completely free from anger now.

I could use some more help from scumbags.

Scumbags - will you please hurl some insults at me?

Thank you, scumbags.

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  saffuna: <ocf> I thank you sincerely for your post on the So bio this afternoon. I particularly appreciate the comment that "<tpstar> is wrong to suggest that expecting a consistent editorial policy equates to driving someone off the site. "

Very, very appreciated.

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May-23-17  Nisjesram: Wednesday morning in India.

I visit rogoff forum after 24 hours for a few minutes again.

1)has <big pawn> explained yet why must 'uncaused cause' be replaced with God in omv morality argument?

2)has <ohiochessfan> explained if not <big pawn> ?

They both claim to have very high degree of critical thinking and they claim they are not cowards and liars, so they must have explained in last 24 hours, I might have missed.

On the other hand <johnlspouge> says <big pawn> 's jig is over , he can not explain this , he has not for many years now.


<Bureaucrat> , <abdel irada> , <johnlspouge> and other honest , ethical , constructive users here - I would visit again after 24 hours. Please let me know if <ohiochessfan> and <big pawn> have explained and I missed as I am short of time , can't read very carefully every post.

I will read first line of posts tomorrow to look for the answer .

Thank you , regards , namaste

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