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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Apr-15-14


-For now, I'm only going to visit the site once or twice a day.

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


Kibitzing Milestones:

1) 1st kibitz: Thursday, December 23, 2010
Santa Claus

2) 2nd kibitz: Thursday, December 23, 2010 R Vera vs M Sisniega, 1984

3) 5th kibitz: Friday, December 24, 2010 Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889

4) 10th kibitz: Sunday, December 26, 2010 London vs Paris, 1836

5) 20th kibitz: Monday, December 27, 2010 Penguincw chessforum

Although currently invisible, it read: < "Penguincw: Thanks for kibitzing on my forum guys! And good thing we're talking about random things!" >

6) 50th kibitz: Thursday December 30, 2010 Ruy Lopez, Marshall (C89)

7) 100th kibitz: Friday, January 14, 2011 Chessgames Challenge: The World vs N Pogonina, 2010

Note: I thought that was #100, but I can't quite find it.

8) 200th kibitz: Sunday, January 23, 2011 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011

9) 500th kibitz: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Penguincw chessforum

Although currently invisible, it read: < "Penguincw: Woo hoo! This is my 500th kibitz.Since this is my 500th kibitz,I wanted to kibitz on my forum.It only took me about 42 days to do so.My average amount of kibitzes per day is about : 11.904761904761904761904761904762 (I know,it's an insane number).It was also about 20 days since I last broke a kibitzing milestone.At this rate,it would take me about to April 3rd to have 1000 posts.Well,I better get started.My goal is to achieve that goal in March.That's all for now." >

10) 1,000th kibitz: Monday, March 14, 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011)

11) 2,000th kibitz: Monday, May 9, 2011
Penguincw chessforum

Although currently invisible, it read: < "Penguincw: Bad newses ( I know there's no such word as newses ). I have seem to have computer problems again again. And too bad I have to make such an annoucement on my 2000th kibitz, which is the good news. I still will be accessing this website via. my P.S.P. untill further notice." >

12) 5,000th kibitz: Monday, February 20, 2012
Short vs G Jones, 2012

13) 10,000th kibitz: Tuesday, July 21st, 2014 (estimated)

Amount of kibitzes:
2010: 66
2011: 3,386
2012: 2,704
2013: 661
2014: (not finished yet)
-January: 182
-February: 57
-March: 93

Total: 7,149
Days: 1,195
Average/Day: 5.98


Penguincw's Game Collections

I'm working on a few different types:

-WCC (8 finished ones, which are from Game Collection: 1886 World Chess Championship to Game Collection: 1908 World Chess Championship, 34 rough drafts, which are Game Collection: 1910 World Chess Championship (first one) to Game Collection: 1998 FIDE World Chess Championship , along with Game Collection: 2013 World Chess Championship and Game Collection: 2014 World Chess Championship and 12 un-started ones, which are from Game Collection: 1999 FIDE World Chess Championship to Game Collection: 2012 World Chess Championship)

-Bios (only for Game Collection: Bio: Adolf Anderssen and Game Collection: Bio: Akiba Rubinstein as I got lazy)

-Castling (such as Game Collection: Castling: Double Queenside , Game Collection: Castling: Winning without it , Game Collection: Castling: Opposite sides and 6 others)

-Checkmates (such as Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns and 2 others)

-Endgames (which are Game Collection: Endgame: Bare Kings and Game Collection: Endgame: Stalemate)

-Promotion (such as Game Collection: Promotion: Knight and 6 others)

-Other Stuff (such as Game Collection: Games with cross-check(s) and 9 others)

-Unavailable (starts from Game Collection: Unavailable Collection #1 on Penguincw's Game Collections to Penguincw's Game Collections). Please ignore these, as if I ever have new ideas for new collections, I'll use these.

I don't have as much time I'd like, so a lot of them are un-finished/incomplete.


Opened: Saturday, December 25, 2010

Closed: Sunday, December 25, 2011

Re-Opened: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Re-Closed: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Amount of kibitzes:
2010: 25
2011: 358
2012: 171

Grand Total: 554
Days: 733
Average/Day: 0.76


Here are some chess puzzles I composed. Since my forum has closed, a lot of the links are "dead". So, I decided to use one of the unavailable 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)


I compete in prediction contests pretty much every possible time, and so far, have gotten these medals:

KR (1 gold, 1 bronze; currently in a 5 way tie for 44th most successful)

KKKKKNNNNBBBBBB (5 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze; currently 9th greatest all time)

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

KKKKKKKKNNNNRRBBBBBB (8 gold, 4 silver, 8 bronze; currently 11th best)

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections.

   Penguincw has kibitzed 7165 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-15-14 Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 (replies)
Penguincw: I knew ...Qxg2 had to be in there. Before, I thought of 21...Bh3, but didn't know how to react to 22.f3.
   Apr-14-14 L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 (replies)
Penguincw: For a second there I thought 27...Qxh2 wasn't mate. :|
   Apr-13-14 Tomashevsky vs W So, 2013 (replies)
Penguincw: This puzzle seems simpler than it actually is. :|
   Apr-12-14 Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013 (replies)
Penguincw: Wow, I'm really improving, as I've never been able to solve the first 2 moves of a Saturday puzzle before. So, my idea was 25...Bxf2+ 26.Kxf2 Bxf1 27.Kxf1 g3, which is as far as I got.
   Apr-11-14 S Globus vs Gross, 1884 (replies)
Penguincw: Wow! This is the closest I've ever gotten to a Friday puzzle, has I got 16.Nxc6 Qxc3 17.Rxe7+. I was thinking of following up with 17...Kf8 18.Re3+ Kg8 19.Rxc3 Bxc6, but white is only "up" a bishop for 2 pawns. :|
   Apr-10-14 M Esserman vs C Tsai, 2003 (replies)
Penguincw: I was thinking first of 20.Bd5, interfering with the pin on the knight for some sacrifice on f6.
   Apr-09-14 Merian vs Steinitz, 1884 (replies)
Penguincw: Hmm. I tried 21.Nc6+, which seemed to be winning a piece, but that wasn't the answer.
   Apr-08-14 Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 (replies)
Penguincw: My first thought was 27.Nf8+, winning a full rook, but then I saw 27.Nb6+, which forces a much quicker win. First time in some time I'm 2/2.
   Apr-07-14 Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 (replies)
Penguincw: Rook sac followed by an Arabian mate. Easy. The position after 34.Kh1 I find kinda interesting, as it's the side to move will mate (or mate in 2).
   Apr-05-14 Erwin L'Ami
Penguincw: Happy 29th birthday to GM Erwin L'Ami!
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