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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Nov-23-14
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★★★ 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: 4,676 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 8451 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-23-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OCF> for hosting, and congrats to all the medalists. By the way, <chessmoron> if you're planning to update the medalists, please see this post first: OhioChessFan chessforum . Thanks. < The regular prediction contest will suit up ...
 
   Nov-23-14 Lasker vs NN, 1900 (replies)
 
Penguincw: < JimNorCal: OK, I'll bite. What is a "leapfrog" simul? > Wikipedia has an article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tande... .
 
   Nov-23-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Penguincw: < ChessWriter: When does the fall leg end? After the Naka-Aronian match? > Hehe, I wish, but usually it extends into the end of December. Of course, the Bookie can give you a more accurate answer.
 
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
 
Penguincw: What I should've said was that it was unfortunate for Anand to blunder so often... I'm going to leave now...
 
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Exactly 4 hours...
 
   Nov-22-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Just a random question that came to my head: what if I submit a puzzle, and someone submits a better puzzle with the same answer, and that game ends up being used? Can I claim the prize upon that game?
 
   Nov-22-14 Nakamura-Aronian Match (2014) (replies)
 
Penguincw: How is the winner determined if there are 4 games of classical and 16 blitz? Best 10.5 out of 20??
 
   Nov-22-14 Samuel Sevian (replies)
 
Penguincw: I heard he only needs 6 more rating points! If he wins his next 2 games, he'll be a GM.
 
   Nov-22-14 J J Rousseau vs Prince of Conti, 1759 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Isn't black winning here? After 16...Qaxf6 17.Rxf6+ Qxf6 18.Bxf6 Rxg8 19.Qxh7 Be6, black has 2 rooks and a bishop vs. a queen.
 
   Nov-22-14 Y Kuzubov vs Ponomariov, 2014
 
Penguincw: The finish: If 53...Kh7, then 54.g6+ Kh6 55.gxf7 Rxf7?? 56.Qh8+ Rh7 57.Qf6+ Kh5 58.Qh4# 1-0. Nice last round win by Kuzubov!
 
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