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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Jan-24-15
♔ MY PROFILE ♔

★★★ 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. :)

★★★ 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 ★★★

My chessforum is now open below. Feel free to post a comment.

★★★ 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 won't always be open, 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
♔♔♖♖ (2 gold, 2 bronze; currently 33rd most successful)

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

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

Overall
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (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

★★★ ACHIEVEMENTS ★★★

Here's my short list of achievements on this site (other than achievements relating to the prediction contests):

- 966th user to open up their forum.

- Became the 72nd user to reach 8600 posts (unofficial).

- Only the 2nd user (honour shared with 7 other users) to win a membership from the Santa Claus cause twice.

★★★ 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.

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   Current net-worth: 830 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 9009 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-24-15 YouRang chessforum
 
Penguincw: Last round starts early! Round 13: So - van Wely 0-1 Wojtaszek - Giri 1-0 Carlsen - Saric 0-1 Aronian - Ding 0-1 Caruana - Vachier-Lagrave 0-1 Hou - Ivanchuk 0-1 Jobava - Radjabov 0-1
 
   Jan-24-15 Carlsen vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: < Carlsen will be highly motivated to win and that too works in his favor. > I have a feeling that if the Wojtaszek-Giri game is drawn, and this position is equal, even though a draw would clinch sole first, he'll try to play on. It's happened before: Carlsen vs Aronian, ...
 
   Jan-24-15 Mating Net chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: I'm going to it a try: the moves I'd play are 1.Rxh7+ Qxh7 2.Qxh7+ Kxh7 and from here, there are 2 variations: 3.Ng5+ Kg6 4.Nxf7 Kxf7, and black is up 2 pawns OR 3.Nxg3, and white is has a bishop and knight for a rook and 2 pawns, although Rd7 and black can gain a tempo (for ...
 
   Jan-24-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Oh <cg>, can you fix the Live Broadcast page? It's Ivan Saric that's playing, not Igor. Also, the game starts at 6 am eastern. Thanks. :)
 
   Jan-24-15 A Giri vs W So, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: < Classical games: Anish Giri beat Wesley So 3 to 0, with 3 draws. > If anyone were to defeat So this tournament, it would be Giri.
 
   Jan-24-15 S Shankland vs E L'Ami, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Ooh. L'Ami started out an undefeated +2 after 5 rounds, but has since been a winless -3. At least all his losses were with black... Meanwhile, Shankland extends his run to 70+ games with just one loss (that's what I heard, don't quote me on it).
 
   Jan-24-15 Penguincw chessforum
 
Penguincw: Woo hoo! 9000+ posts. I believe this #9000: Tata Steel (2015) . Next stop: 10000.
 
   Jan-24-15 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: According to <WinKing>'s results, I had <four> 2nd under/over. :| Round 13: So - van Wely 1/2-1/2 12 Wojtaszek - Giri 1/2-1/2 36 Carlsen - Saric 1-0 47 Aronian - Ding 1/2-1/2 12 Caruana - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2-1/2 12 Hou - Ivanchuk 1/2-1/2 12 Jobava - ...
 
   Jan-24-15 Tata Steel (2015) (replies)
 
Penguincw: < patfoley: Is a 5 way tie for first still possible? I do not have the schedule at hand. > Yes, if the following results happen: So - van Wely 1-0 Wojtaszek - Giri 1/2-1/2 Carlsen - Saric 0-1 Aronian - Ding 0-1 Caruana - MVL 0-1 Hou - Ivanchuk and Jobava - Radjabov
 
   Jan-24-15 Tata Steel (Group B) (2015) (replies)
 
Penguincw: With Navara drawing today, Wei Yi is guaranteed to finish in a share of first place, at least. Tomorrow, Wei Yi faces Saleh while Navara faces the other David, David Klein (both podium finishers have black). I don't think finishing in sole or shared first makes a difference, but ...
 
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March of the Penguins

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Apr-23-12
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  technical draw: Wow, Macaroni Penguins. They must taste good with, uh, macaroni.
Apr-25-12
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  wordfunph: knock! knock!

elo amigo <peng>..

May-04-12
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  OhioChessFan: http://www.aol.com/video/penguin-be...
Sep-22-12
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  OhioChessFan: Bilbao Moves Prediction Contest, sponsored by the legendary <chessmoron> and hosted in my forum, is now open. First round begins Monday, September 24. Click on Elvis for details.
Sep-24-12
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  OhioChessFan: Still have a little time to enter the contest at my forum.
Nov-10-12  izimbra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAk...
Dec-24-12
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  wordfunph: Maligayang Pasko!
Dec-24-12
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  Golden Executive: Merry Christmas to you and your family <Penguincw>!
Jan-10-13
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  OhioChessFan: Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest, sponsored by the legendary <chessmoron> and hosted in my forum, is now open. First round begins Saturday the 12th. Click on Elvis for details.
Feb-07-13
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  Penguincw: My forum will automatically close in about a week, and after that, I'll be on a one-week vacation. Please leave your final messages.
Feb-07-13
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  chancho: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0yuZzOyiZ...
Feb-14-13
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  Penguincw: My forum will now closed.
Dec-25-14
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  Penguincw: And my forum is open again, again.

P.S. I found this great penguin avatar, and I now join a list of premium members whose avatars match their usernames. :)

Dec-25-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Congratulations on your free membership!
Dec-25-14
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  OhioChessFan: 22 short months later, you're back in business.
Dec-25-14
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  Penguincw: <Switch>

Thanks. :)

< OhioChessFan: 22 short months later, you're back in business. >

Yep, it was only yesterday when my membership expired...

Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <Peng> Merry Christmas my friend!
Dec-25-14
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  moronovich: Merry Christmas and congratulations on your new forum !
Dec-26-14
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  Golden Executive: Happy Holidays <Penguincw>! You are a Premium member again, your forum is open again and you have a cool brand new avatar. Congratulations!
Dec-30-14
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  WinKing: Hi <Penguincw>. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you also! I didn't know that you had opened up your forum again. Good to see your back in action. ;)

p.s. - love your choice of the avatar!

Dec-31-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Happy New Year!
Jan-02-15
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  Penguincw: A career first for me: rising to the top of the standings in the ChessBookie Game, even if it's during the middle of the preseason.

http://web.archive.org/web/20150102...

Jan-07-15
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  OhioChessFan: ** Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest **

Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

Jan-09-15
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  OhioChessFan: Wimpy Penguins:

<Record-breaking cold closes U.S. schools, sends penguins inside>

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/01/...

Jan-24-15
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  Penguincw: Woo hoo! 9000+ posts. I believe this #9000: Tata Steel (2015).

Next stop: 10000.

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