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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Sep-30-14


I have decided to reorganize my profile. If anyone wants to see it like before, view a link such as

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. :)


I used to keep track of all the milestones, but there were too many, and some are inaccurate.


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.


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


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)


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

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

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

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

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


Here are some links I find helpful.

Statistics Page: Statistics Page Forum: User:

More links will be added as time progresses.


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 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.

   Penguincw has kibitzed 7970 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-30-14 Baku Open (2014)
Penguincw: Final standings (9 rounds): 1) Inarkiev 7 1) Lupulescu 7 3) Berkes 6.5 3) Onischuk 6.5 5) Baryshpolets 6 5) Areshchenko 6 5) Efimenko 6 5) Krasenkow 6 5) Smirnov 6 5) Zhigalko 6 5) Kuzubov 6 5) Kovalenko 6 Congratz to Inarkiev for the win! ...
   Sep-30-14 Andrey Baryshpolets
Penguincw: Updated: Baryshpolets actually started out 4/4 before drawing Alexander Areshchenko with white in Round 5. He ended finishing with 6/9 and 5th place, while gaining 18.9 rating points. The October 2014 list says he's down to 2537, so 18.9 will "only" bring him up to 2556 if my math
   Sep-30-14 Constantin Lupulescu
Penguincw: Tough luck to Constantin Lupulescu, who finished with 7/9 at the Baku Open (2014) , only to be edged by Ernesto Inarkiev on the TPR tiebreaker (2528-2512). He did gain more rating points however (11.8 vs. 9.0).
   Sep-30-14 Ernesto Inarkiev
Penguincw: Congratz to Ernesto Inarkiev for winning the Baku Open (2014) on tiebreaks, ahead of Constantin Lupulescu . His TPR was slightly better (2528 vs. 2512). Both finished with 7/9. It wasn't easy, as Inarkiev, the 2nd seed had to beat 3rd seed Alexander Areshchenko with black in the ...
   Sep-30-14 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: I second that! Good luck to you over the next few months. I see you're already putting up some interesting propositions, so good job! :)
   Sep-30-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
Penguincw: Average rating of the tournament: 2749 (Category 20 or something). However, that's using the September 2014 list, which is what FIDE has. With the October 2014 list (which actually includes Caruana's Sinquefield performance), it's up to 2752, or a Category 21.
   Sep-30-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: < OK, our training phase has ended, a big round of applaud for <wordfunph> for volunteering to run the show. Good luck, punters! > What! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I was actually doing well for <once>. Can I at least know how well I did? Also, good luck ...
   Sep-30-14 S Williams vs O Vasiliev, 2004 (replies)
Penguincw: Yes! 2/2 this week. 31.Ra8+ Kxa8 32.Qa5+ Kb8 33.Qa7+ Kc8 34.Qc8# 1-0 or if 32...Ba6, then 33.Qxa6+ Kb8 34.Qb7# 1-0.
   Sep-29-14 Mating Net chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: I wouldn't say I got this puzzle 100%, but I think I have an idea. 1.Bxf7+ Kxf7 2.Neg5+ Kg8 3.Qc4+ and smother mate to follow (3...Kh8 4.Nf7+ Kg8 5.Nh6++ Kh8 6.Qg8+ Nxg8 7.Nf7# 1-0). However, if black gets desperate with 1...Kg6, then there is no clear solution, although the king ...
   Sep-29-14 Andre Nel
Penguincw: Great tournament for Andre Nel at the Durban Open 2014, who gained a whopping of 102.4 rating points! Of course, being rated just 1889 and having a generous rating system does help, but 7/11 is still not bad (TPR 1992 though). No one else gained more than 38.2 rating points. ...
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