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OhioChessFan
Member since Apr-09-05 · Last seen May-22-18
Grenke 2018 Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing.

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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 correct...you 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.

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Moves Prediction Contest

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Apr-28-18
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  Chessgames Bookie: Games have started.
Apr-28-18
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  Penguincw: < WinKing: Games have started. >

Thanks. :)

< Chessgames Bookie: Games have started. >

Thanks. ;)

< OhioChessFan: Thanks so much Penguin. >

You're welcome. :)

And regarding <whiteshark>'s predictions. Since <chessmoron> <would> count his results, I will too.

Thanks for letting me know of that. If you didn't, I probably wouldn't have counted them, as would be the case in <Golden Executive>'s contest. But at the same time, in this contest with every set of predictions you have nothing to lose, whereas in <GE>'s contest you could lose progress in Betting Ranker.

Hopefully it doesn't affect the standings too much but we'll see. ;)

Apr-28-18
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  OhioChessFan: I will not be back until long after the results are posted, so as we wait, I wish to thank <chessmoron> as always for running the show. <Penguincw> for stepping up and keeping me from making a fool of myself again. <WinKing> for a lot of work behind the scenes, as a starter, collector of picks on his forum page, warning of the early start today, etc etc etc. <Switch> for being a starter and letting <juan> know about a bad pick and helping correct my scoring mistakes.

Thanks to everyone for playing. I am hoping <cm> does Norway.

Apr-28-18
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  Penguincw: ♔ Gashimov 2018: <FINAL Round> Result ♔

< Carlsen - Ding Liren, 1/2-1/2 in 27 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [[‘Penguincw’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘19’]]

2nd Under, 6 points: []
3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [[‘offramp’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘30’]]

3rd Over, 1 point: [[‘Golden Executive’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘40’]]

===

< Karjakin - Topalov, 1-0 in 49 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [[‘wordfunph’, '1-0', ‘44’]]

2nd Under, 6 points: [[‘sea otter’, '1-0', ‘43’]]

3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: []
3rd Over, 1 point: []

===

< Mamedov - Mamedyarov, 1/2-1/2 in 27 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [[‘Penguincw’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘19’]]

2nd Under, 6 points: []
3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [[‘lostemperor’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘28’], [‘SwitchingQuylthulg’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘28’]]

3rd Over, 1 point: [[‘offramp’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘31’]]

===

< Navara - Radjabov, 1/2-1/2 in 23 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [[‘Penguincw’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘19’]]

2nd Under, 6 points: []
3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [[‘offramp’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘25’]]

3rd Over, 1 point: [[‘bubuli55’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘33’]]

===

< Wojtaszek - Giri, 1/2-1/2 in 32 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [[‘offramp’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘26’]]
2nd Under, 6 points: [[‘Penguincw’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘19’]]

3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [[‘bubuli55’, ‘1/2-1/2', ‘33’]]

3rd Over, 1 point: [[‘chessmoron’, ‘1/2-1/2', '39’]]

Apr-28-18
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  Penguincw: FINAL Round Summary:

Perfect # moves predictions for this round goes to:

NONE

Highest scores in the Bonus Ranker: 6 points: <Penguincw> and <sea otter>

Moves Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID, Over, Under, Exact

♔ 64, SwitchingQuylthulg, 0, 2, 5
♘ 48, Penguincw, 0, 4, 2
♗ 41, chessmoron, 0, 3, 2
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
40, Golden Executive, 1, 1, 3
38, alfamikewhiskey, 0, 4, 1
37, OhioChessFan, 2, 3, 1
31, Count Wedgemore, 0, 3, 1
28, sea otter, 0, 4, 0
27, wordfunph, 1, 2, 1
24, bubuli55, 0, 2, 1
24, lostemperor, 1, 3, 0
17, offramp, 0, 1, 1
10, juan31, 0, 0, 1
3, Schwartz, 1, 0, 0

===

Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

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

♔ 60, Golden Executive, 5, 5, 3, 5
♘ 59, Penguincw, 7, 4, 4, 4
♗ 54, SwitchingQuylthulg, 3, 3, 3, 5
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
50, juan31, 4, 4, 4, 3
48, Count Wedgemore, 7, 4, 3, 3
44, lostemperor, 2, 4, 2, 4
44, OhioChessFan, 2, 2, 4, 3
44, wordfunph, 1, 5, 3, 3
42, offramp, 4, 5, 2, 3
32, chessmoron, 4, 3, 2, 2
26, bubuli55, 4, 2, 0, 3
26, sea otter, 2, 1, 2, 2
17, alfamikewhiskey, 3, 1, 0, 2
1, Schwartz, 1, 0, 0, 0

===

Moves+Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID

♔ 118, SwitchingQuylthulg
♘ 107, Penguincw
♗ 99, Golden Executive
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
81, OhioChessFan
79, Count Wedgemore
73, chessmoron
71, wordfunph
68, lostemperor
60, juan31
59, offramp
55, alfamikewhiskey
54, sea otter
50, bubuli55
4, Schwartz

===

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

Score,UserID

♔ 7, SwitchingQuylthulg
♘ 6, OhioChessFan
♘ 6, Penguincw
♗ 5, alfamikewhiskey
♗ 5, chessmoron
♗ 5, Golden Executive
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
4, Count Wedgemore
4, lostemperor
4, sea otter
4, wordfunph
3, bubuli55
2, offramp
1, juan31
1, Schwartz

Apr-28-18
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  Penguincw: ♙ <WINNER'S CORNER>

♔♔♔♗ <SwitchingQuylthulg> Gas18:StdMvRnk(1) + BonusRnk(3) + StdMv/Bonus (1) + 1stRanker (1)

♔♗♗ <Golden Executive> Gas18:BonusRnk (1) + StdMv/Bonus (3) + 1stRanker (3t)

♘♘♘♘ <Penguincw> Gas18:StdMvRnk(2) + BonusRnk (2) + StdMv/Bonus (2) + 1stRanker (2t)

<OhioChessFan> Gas18:1stRanker (2t)

♗♗ <chessmoron> Gas18:StdMvRnk(3) + 1stRanker (3t)

<alfamikewhiskey> Gas18:1stRanker (3t)

Apr-28-18
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  WinKing: Not bad <Penguincw> you only forgot to add 1pt. to <Golden Executive>'s score. He had 100 pts.. You just added the 'Moves + Bonus Ranker' wrong.
Apr-28-18
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  Penguincw: Ah thanks for that <WinKing>. To double check my work, I did make the correction on my unofficial version, but not on this one.

But anyhow, congrats to <SwitchingQuylthulg> for the triple crown this time, and <Golden Executive> for stopping a 2nd consecutive quadruple crown. Congrats to all the other medalists.

Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> for hosting and scorekeeping for at least 1 round. Thanks to <Switch> for helping to scorekeep as well, and same goes for <WinKing> during this difficult time in your life.

I'm happy with 4 silvers, and hope to see you all at Norway.

Apr-28-18
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  Golden Executive: Thanks a lot to the crew: <chessmoron>, <OhioChessFan>, <Penguincw> and <WinKing>. Great Job.

Congratulations to all the winners and particularly to <SwitchingQuylthulg> on his Triple Crown.

What a final round <Penguin>!!! Well done my friend.

See you guys next time!

Apr-28-18
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to the hosts and scorekeepers, and congratulations to the winners and medalists! Yes, that was a brilliant final round from <Penguincw>.

Unfortunately I ran out of oomph in the last rounds this time :(

Apr-28-18
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  WinKing: Thanks to <chessmoron> & <OhioChessFan> for running & hosting this great contest! Some top shelf commentary there <OCF>. You had me smiling. :)

Congratulations to all of the medal winners! Another 'triple crown' by <SwitchingQuylthulg>...phenomenal! The Aztecs & Incas never had as much gold as this guy does. ;) Kudos to <Golden Executive> who had to work hard to get that final 4th Gold. Nicely done <GE>!

Special thanks to <Penguincw> who stepped up & filled in for <chessmoron> in the final two rounds. Great job on the scoring! You also had a monster final round bagging 4 silvers. Not to be taken lightly! Hope to see you all for the Norway tournament coming up in about a month.

Apr-28-18
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  Count Wedgemore: Thanks guys, for another great prediction contest. I'm looking forward to compete again during Norway Chess, and do better there (I hope). See you then, my friends!
Apr-28-18
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  OhioChessFan: ** Final Recap **

<Switch> carried through his strong performance to the very end, and came up just short of a second consecutive Quadruple Crown. <GE> heroically held on to claim the Bonus Ranker crown, to the complete relief of <Penguincw>. <Penguin> had a huge final round and ended up with a Quadruple Silver. Our crack research staff is investigating whether that's ever been done before.

In other news, <chessmoron> was so taken by the beauty of Lima, Ohio, he may stay there. Nobody has figured out what Round "9:z" means in <offramp's> last round predictions, but wise people are leaving that one alone. <whiteshark> took advantage of a sleep-deprived <OCF> and picked only one game just to mess with him. Even worse, <OCF> didn't notice that <ws> hadn't been participating. Just to be spiteful, <OCF> is considering awarding <whiteshark> a Quadruple Clown. Apparently, <WinKing> didn't notice he wasn't participating, which didn't stop him from thanking everyone for the enjoyable contest.

Thanks to everyone for playing and hope to see you at Norway.

Apr-28-18
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  juan31: Gracias for the contest <OhioChessFan, chessmoron, WinKing, Penguincw>
Apr-28-18  bubuli55: That was a lot of fun. Thank you again to the organizers. < chessmoron > , < OhioChessFun > and < Penguincw >.

Congratz to the winners!

Apr-28-18
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  Penguincw: Ah, I knew I might've been missing someone in the standings. But I spared them the quadruple zero. ;)

I actually had a brief dream last night about this contest. All I remembered is that all 5 games this round were predicted exactly correct by 1 user each (and by 5 different users).

Apr-29-18
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  offramp: Thank you, OCF! Great fun as always. Thanks for your hard work and superb humour.
Apr-29-18
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  wordfunph: <OhioChessFan, chessmoron, WinKing, Penguincw> thanks!

grats to all winners!

Apr-29-18
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  lostemperor: Thanks for another fun contest, congratulations to the winners!
Apr-30-18
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  chancho:

User: bernard

User: wright

User: the

User: fun

User: kay

User: beat

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Apr-30-18
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  OhioChessFan: Memo to self:

<The match was now poised at 2½ points each>

Apr-30-18
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  OhioChessFan: Memo to self:

<He had realistic hopes of a GM norm until Round 11, and he showed he could also defend - see L Christiansen vs M Rivas Pastor, 1982>

May-05-18
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  lost in space: Can not agree more about what you posted in my forum <OHF>.
May-07-18
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  chancho: Rockers Revenge - Walkin' On Sunshine
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May-21-18
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  WinKing: <<>Norway Chess 2018<>>

Less than 7 days to go!

Countdown to Norway Chess 2018:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Altibox♘Norway Chess 2018♗Altibox♗

http://norwaychess.no/en

This tournament will run from May 28th thru Jun. 7th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, So & Vachier-Lagrave

Average rating: 2790 (as of 5/3/18) - Category XXII

*****
*****

<<>Norway Chess 2018<>>

Schedule - http://norwaychess.no/en/program-20...

Round 1 is Monday May 28th & it starts @ 16:30hrs(4:30pm) Stavanger, Norway time(10:30am chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 16:30 hrs.

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

*****
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Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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