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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Oct-24-14
K MY PROFILE K

★★★ ANNOUNCEMENTS ★★★

I have decided to reorganize my profile, but it could take some time.

I am now keeping track of the Gold Medal Leaders in the Moves Prediction Contest. Please see User: Gold Medal Leaders.

I'd like to thank the user who gave me a year of premium services from 02/14/12-02/14/13. :)

★★★ KIBITZING ★★★

I used to keep track of all the milestones, but there were too many, and some are inaccurate. This section will be updated soon.

Milestone prediction dates:

9,000th kibitz: Monday, March 25, 2015

10,000th kibitz: Wednesday, September 6, 2015

★★★ GAME COLLECTIONS ★★★

Penguincw's Game Collections

I was about to finish my game collections, but decided that I need a long break from them. To view all my game collections and learn more about them, see here: Game Collection: Table of Contents.

★★★ CHESSFORUM ★★★

Once again, if anyone's interested in the stats or milestones, view the archived link.

★★★ CHESS PUZZLES ★★★

Here are some chess puzzles I composed. I'm not a very strong composer, but they should be fun to solve nevertheless. However, since my forum has closed, a lot of the links are "dead". So, I decided to use one of my game collections for that purpose:

Game Collection: Chess Puzzles

Here's a sample:

White to move, mate in three


click for larger view

Solution: (click on above game collection)

★★★ PREDICTION CONTESTS ★★★

I compete in prediction contests often, and so far, have gotten these medals:

YouRang
KKRR (2 gold, 2 bronze; currently 33rd most successful)

OhioChessFan
KKKKKNNNNNBBBBBBBB (5 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze; currently 10th greatest all time)

lostemperor
KKR (2 gold, 1 bronze; currently 15th most incredible overall performance)

Overall
KKKKKKKKKNNNNNRRRBBBBBBBB (9 gold, 5 silver, 11 bronze; currently 10th best)

Updated through Sinquefield Cup 2014.

YouRang's contest: User: YouRang

chessmoron's contest (hosted by OhioChessFan): User: OhioChessFan

lostemperor's contest: User: lostemperor

★★★ HELPFUL LINKS ★★★

Here are some links I find helpful.

Statistics Page: ChessGames.com Statistics Page

Chessgames.com Forum: User: chessgames.com#kibitzing

Wayback: http://archive.org/web/

More links will be added as time progresses.

★★★ FAVOURITE POSTS ★★★

Here are some of my favourite posts around the site (no reason given to some):

Probably my most useful post to date: Kibitzer's Café

SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum

chessgames.com chessforum

YouRang describes his Hall of Fame (which I am in): YouRang chessforum

A post good enough to make the Memorable Quotes Forum (not sure how though): OhioChessFan chessforum

More posts will be added as time progresses.

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections.
   Current net-worth: 1,993 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 8169 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-24-14 Mating Net chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: In case you didn't get it, that puzzle was actually impossible to mess up on. All the moves for white and black were forced; there are no other moves. :) If you did get it, uh, just kindly delete this post. :)
 
   Oct-24-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Penguincw: < 12. Penguincw 1,993 > I'm back. Went 5/5 today. :) Would be over 2000 if not for this ticket (which I still haven't cashed in). FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 6: "Console The Losers" SPECIAL : Svidler [cash in ticket] 3 YOU WIN! COLLECT 5 7:2 4.61 5 Oct-08-14 Good ...
 
   Oct-24-14 Sergey Fedorchuk
 
Penguincw: Congratz to Fedorchuk for performing well at the Corsican Circuit 2014! He started out well, qualifying for the knockout tournament by winning the swiss system tournament 7.5/9 (ahead of Kovalenko on tiebreaks 47.5-46.5). In the rapid knockout stage, he defeated Dourerassou 3-1 ...
 
   Oct-24-14 Yifan Hou
 
Penguincw: Congratz to Hou Yifan for winning the Corisican Circuit Rapid Finals! Everyone expected Anand to win, but he lost in the semi-finals to Fedorchuk. In the finals, Hou Yifan defeated Fedorchuk 2-0 to become champion, who happens to have the same classical rating (2673). She also ...
 
   Oct-24-14 Jobava vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Not sure who won the opening battle (unusual openings vs. excessive prep), but it doesn't matter, as the game ends in a draw.
 
   Oct-24-14 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Wrong knight sacrifice. I was thinking of 16.Nd5 instead of 16.Nb5.
 
   Oct-23-14 Houdini (Computer) (replies)
 
Penguincw: Update: Houdini's winning streak was snapped after Naum (3001) drew it with black in Round 8. Houdini still finished with an incredible 11.5/13, yet is TIED for 1st with Komodo. However, Houdini is 2nd on tiebreaks (SB) becasuse of the loss against Komodo. Nevertheless, an ...
 
   Oct-23-14 Radjabov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
 
Penguincw: Looks like Radjabov is relying on preparation to get through his game. According to the database, the novelty is 26.Qf2. The novelty in his previous game was 20.hxg5. I wonder what would happen when he faces Jobava...
 
   Oct-23-14 Kasimdzhanov vs Jobava, 2014 (replies)
 
Penguincw: 10.d5 is an interesting pawn sacrifice, trying to open the position up while the black king is uncastled, but it failed. However, just like gambling, the worst possible thing to do is try to win it back (24.Bxa7), and all of a sudden, black is now up the exchange and a pawn (that ...
 
   Oct-23-14 G Benini vs Reggio, 1911 (replies)
 
Penguincw: K ATTENTION K Dear <TheBish>. Your post G Benini vs Reggio, 1911 is breaking the page (all the squiggly lines are making the post wider than they ...
 
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