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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen May-30-15
♔ 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 have decided to stop working on them for a while. To view most of my collections, see here: Game Collection: Table of Contents.

★★★ 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


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Solution: (click on above game collection)

★★★ PREDICTION CONTESTS ★★★

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

YouRang
♔♔♔♖♖♖ (3 gold, 3 bronze; currently 22nd most successful)

OhioChessFan
♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (6 gold, 7 silver, 9 bronze; currently 10th greatest all time)

lostemperor
♔♔♔♖ (3 gold, 1 bronze; currently 78th most incredible overall performance)

Overall
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (12 gold, 7 silver, 12 bronze; currently 11th best)

Updated through Gashimov 2015.

YouRang's contest: User: YouRang

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

lostemperor's contest: User: lostemperor

I also happen to become the first user to ever win a gold medal in each of the 3 contests for the same tournament (Tata Steel 2015).

★★★ 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 66th user to reach 10000 posts (unofficial).

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

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 (kibitz #101766)

SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum

chessgames.com chessforum

YouRang describes his Hall of Fame (which I am in): YouRang chessforum (kibitz #12605)

A post good enough to make the Memorable Quotes Forum (not sure how though): OhioChessFan chessforum (kibitz #10507)

Chessgames Bookie chessforum (kibitz #5196)

The Caissars chessforum

More posts will be added as time progresses.

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

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   Current net-worth: 3,120 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 10146 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-30-15 Reshevsky vs Mednis, 1956
 
Penguincw: If black tries to move the rook and defend the knight with 35...Ra3, then 36.Rd1 Qb4 37.a8=Q Qxb1 38.Qe4+ followed by 39.Rxb1. That's just one of the many finishes here.
 
   May-30-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Penguincw: Hmm, been pretty quiet on this forum recently. Anyway, I only placed one bet today, but it won: Iasi rd 2: TOP SIX SPECIAL : 6.0 [cash in ticket] 25 YOU WIN! COLLECT 81 9:4 3.26 81 May-30-15 Unfortunately, when I placed the bet, the odds were 18:1! I guess people caught on...
 
   May-30-15 Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1997
 
Penguincw: Analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yB... .
 
   May-30-15 Mating Net chessforum
 
Penguincw: < Steven Stamkos mentioned the O6 sweep after last night's game. Perhaps he read about it here first. > Yes, I do see it on the NHL QOTD: < " 'You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to ...
 
   May-30-15 Salvador Alonso
 
Penguincw: Congrats to Salvador Alonso for his performance at the American Continental Championship. He finished with a strong 8/11, good for a tie for 3rd (10th after tiebreaks), which included 3 straight wins. He also gained 16.1 rating points and is now at 2504.1.
 
   May-29-15 Jorge Cori
 
Penguincw: Congrats to GM Jorge Cori for his performance at the American Continental Championship. He finished in 3rd with 8/11, and also gained 12.1 rating points.
 
   May-29-15 Yuniesky Quesada Perez
 
Penguincw: Congrats to Yuniesky Quesada Perez for his performance at the American Continental Championship. He finished with 8.5/11, tied for 1st, but was edged by Sandro Mareco 75.5-73.5 on tiebreaks.
 
   May-29-15 Tingjie Lei (replies)
 
Penguincw: Congrats to Tingjie Lei for her performance at the Chinese Women Championship. She scored 7.5/11 for a tie for 3rd, but was the only undefeated player.
 
   May-29-15 Tan Zhongyi
 
Penguincw: A great birthday present for Tan Zhongyi, as she drew her last round game to secure the Chinese women championship with 8.5/11, half a point ahead of Shen Yang.
 
   May-29-15 Wei Yi (replies)
 
Penguincw: Congrats to Wei Yi for winning the Chinese Championship. He finished with 7.5/11, half a point of Ding Liren. However, it's worth noting that Wei Yi lost his last round game, while Ding Liren won it. That last round loss was crucial however, as he only gained 2.9 rating points ...
 
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March of the Penguins

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Feb-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Penguincw> Some ideas for Game Collection: Chessgames Games

1) First Place in 2009 Pun Contest = F Babar vs M Basman, 1993

2) First World Championship Live Event = Leko vs Kramnik, 2004

I believe there were other live events before that game in the summer of 2004, but the site would know for sure. The Wikipedia entry has a line about the group coming together during that match, which was true.

Feb-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Penguincw> You are lightning on the uptake! ;>D
Feb-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: <tpstar>

Yes I was. Thanks for the suggestions. :)

Feb-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Penguincw> I mentioned the Nickel game, then double checked your Game Collection and it was already there. So I edited my post, then the other two ideas were already there. =)

The Leko-Kramnik game really was the first WC game to be a live event. I meant that I don't think it was the first live event ever, which was probably during Dortmund 2004.

In the Dubious Achievements category, we had a live event where one person dominated the action with 192 posts out of 833 total. I wouldn't list this, as then goofballs like <TheFocus> will try to break it. =)

Feb-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < tpstar: <Penguincw> I mentioned the Nickel game, then double checked your Game Collection and it was already there. So I edited my post, then the other two ideas were already there. =) >

Well, I am usually quick at updating things, at the cost of accuracy (usually). That time, I had just coincidentally checked my forum and saw your post.

< The Leko-Kramnik game really was the first WC game to be a live event. I meant that I don't think it was the first live event ever, which was probably during Dortmund 2004. >

Okay, got it. Thanks. :)

< In the Dubious Achievements category, we had a live event where one person dominated the action with 192 posts out of 833 total. I wouldn't list this, as then goofballs like <TheFocus> will try to break it. =) >

Rest assured, I don't award individual user achievements, although I would like to see that live event (although I could always find it myself). :)

Feb-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Nakamura vs I Ibragimov, 2004

I hope you like mice. :P

Feb-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Penguincw> This is probably the oldest game in the database with no result (pretty rare right there) which might merit inclusion, although it may take a little more research:

Saduleto vs Polerio, 1590

Feb-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: Belated thanks for your birthday greetings of January 29. Most kind.
Feb-27-15  Shams: Like a swallow to Capistrano...
Feb-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < ray keene: Belated thanks for your birthday greetings of January 29. Most kind. >

You're welcome. :)

< Shams: Like a swallow to Capistrano... >

Wait, what...

Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Penguincw> Hi. :)

Seriously, would you like to take a turn at running the Bookie game now and then? I think you would make a very good Bookie, and would recommend you, if you're interested in giving it a try.

Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < Annie K.: <Penguincw> Hi. :)

Seriously, would you like to take a turn at running the Bookie game now and then? I think you would make a very good Bookie, and would recommend you, if you're interested in giving it a try. >

Hi. :)

Um, I think I would be interested in running the Bookie game.

I'm actually in the middle of composing an email to <cg> (that I started earlier this month) asking if I could run the <summer> leg, since I'm not as busy during the summer as other months, but not sure if I should go for it.

If you think I should go for it, then I probably should go for it.

I'll have to give it some more thought, but thanks for the post. :)

Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Hey, go for it! ;)

In fact, the beginning of April will be a rather hectic period, so it would be best if one of the experienced Bookies took the Spring leg - that way we don't miss out on prime betting opportunities to training time. If you prefer summer too, that would be just perfect. :)

Mar-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hmm. Been a quiet month on my forum (though I'm not really surprised). Time to break the silence:

In this post, I'm going to be telling an event that happened recently at my local chess club, in the land of the unrated players, where playing a game without any illegal moves are a luxury...

Anyway, on February 18th, I was at this chess club, just chilling like a normal person. A little while later, I noticed that one of my "friends" (who is a male, important detail) lost to a female. At first I didn't care, but then the female started to gloat. Since I'm a guy, obviously I don't want the ladies to start dominating the club, so I decided to challenge her, and she accepted.

One week later (it's only open on Wednesdays) I was expecting to face her, but she was busy, so it was delayed a further week. Finally, on March 4th, when the game got underway, here's how it went (I took black in all the games):

1.e4 e5 2.c3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.cxd4 Nxe4


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Alright, so I didn't copy down any moves, but I do remember the first 4 moves. I don't remember how moves 5-9 went exactly, but I was able to kinda piece them together (I got the position after move 9 right). Anyway, after 2.c3, I knew things were going to get insane, and it was clear, as both sides made opening blunders (3...exd4 and 4.cxd4). In fact, this game is no longer in theory.

5.f3 Nf6 6.f4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Bxd2+ 8.Qxd2 0-0 9.Nf3 Ne4 10.Qe3 Re8 11.Nc3 Nxc3 12.Ne5


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Some more moves have been played, and I was able to get castled first. I set up a "trap" with 9...Ne4 and 10...Re8, placing my rook opposite the king and queen (ready for some surprises), and white blundered horribly with 11.Nc3. At this point, I had a big smile on my face, and I mocked white loudly that they were about to lose their queen, but just looked like an idiot after 12.Ne5. Despite all that, I'm still up a knight and pawn, and just trying to get the win.

12...Nd5 13.Qb3 Nf6 14.Qxf7+ Kh8


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Just when I thought I had the win in the bag, now it's looking not so certain. However, the chess club was about to close for the day, so I had to save the position, but before I left, white announced a mate in 2, although I couldn't find any such thing.

I would be busy the next 2 weeks, so it was only finished yesterday, March 25th. Here's how it continued:

15.g4 Qe7 16.g5 Qxf7 17.Bc4 Qxc4


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Boy that escalated quickly. I got a mini heart attack when I saw white's pawn pushing, but then decided to offer a queen exchange to relieve the pressure. White then continued pushing, and I just took the queen. Obviously, white tried taking back with the knight, but didn't see it was pinned, and asked for a redo. However, there were stakes on the line (not saying what stakes), so I obviously didn't allow it. However, white made the same mistake again by playing 17.Bc4.

A few more moves were played (I remember both sides playing gxf6 and white playing Kd1, but white eventually threw, not "in the towel" but started flipping over the chessboard, and threw the pieces across the room in frustration, and immediately demanded a rematch, which I accepted.

To be continued...

Mar-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: (continued)

In Game 2, it started with 1.e4 e5 2.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4, but white kept pushing their pawns forward, and my knight got kicked around. In fact, white had a chance to trap my knight, but missed it. I thought I was going to lose, but I was able to fight back. Eventually, white hung their queen, and I won this game as well.

In Game 3 (which I said would be the last game regardless of the result), it opened with 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 e6 and some other moves. White would quickly get their king rook involved, but the rook got trapped, and white was forced to give it up for a minor piece. I also got the queens and a pair of rooks off, while offering a poison pawn on h7 that trapped white's knight, and white resigned, but wanted <another> game.

Apparently, the person I was playing against has a "policy" of which she doesn't face a different opponent until she beats her current one, but it's clear that it's not happening soon. However, I refused to play another game (at least this week), and she caused a huge scene, which attracted the attention of half the club, and some people even recorded it on video, with me in it. D:

Apr-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ** Gashimov Memorial Moves Prediction Contest **

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

Apr-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy World Penguin Day everyone! I think it should be everyday. :)

http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/25/11-pe...

Not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which is January 20th.

Apr-25-15  Everyone: <Penguincw: Happy World Penguin Day everyone!> TY!

Seasonal greetings from Antarctica, <Penguincw> !

Apr-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karposian: Greetings on your great day, <Penguincw> :)

And good luck tomorrow in the Games Prediction Contest - Standard Ranker!

It seems that you or <wtwz> will take the gold. I am only 2 Points behind you guys, but realistically all I can hope for is a medal.

Apr-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < Everyone: <Penguincw: Happy World Penguin Day everyone!> TY!

Seasonal greetings from Antarctica, <Penguincw> ! >

Hehe, thanks. :)

< Karposian: Greetings on your great day, <Penguincw> :)

And good luck tomorrow in the Games Prediction Contest - Standard Ranker!

It seems that you or <wtwz> will take the gold. I am only 2 Points behind you guys, but realistically all I can hope for is a medal. >

Greetings, and thanks for the wishes. I'm hoping I can take the gold, but <wtwz> has caught fire, and I can feel the pressure. I came close to collapsing last tournament, and I'm hoping I can avoid it again.

Sitting in sole fifth, I can still see you winning a medal. If you think it's too far out of reach, you can also aim for the jackpots. :)

Apr-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: <Penguincw: Thanks for helping out with the Moves Prediction Contest, and congrats for winning a double crown. :)>

Thanks <Penguincw>. I was lucky in this tournament. I played a lot of 'hunches' & they worked out for me this time. It seems like winning these prediction games goes in cycles. We get hot in one tournament & then we're not in the next. Your one of the better players in these prediction games <Penguincw>. You will get hot again in future contests that is my prediction. ;)

May-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hey <Penguincw> they opened up the game forum for Caruana-Dominguez.

Live Broadcast Page

Be there or be square. ;)

May-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://features.aol.com/video/pack-...
May-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < OhioChessFan: http://features.aol.com/video/pack-... >

Hmm, when I opened the link, I saw an interview between some guy I don't and some woman I don't know (I think it might be Scott Foley, whoever that is).

However, I did type up "A band of rockhopper penguins come together to chase off a group of vultures." and got to this page: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/p....

In other news, I see this post is my 10000th post, as I become the 66th user to reach the 5-digit mark. I've been expected it for about 3 years now, and I've finally reached it after less than 4.5 years on this site.

I have to say though, I'm pretty impressed, especially considering my inconsistency on this site. In fact, during my "active" periods (Dec 2010 - May 2011, Nov 2011 - Mar 2012, Aug 2014 - Apr 2015), I totalled 8,224 posts over the course of just 585 days (average of about 14 posts/day). Then there's the rest of the time, which I totalled 1,627 kibitizes over 1,005 days (about 8 posts/5 days or 1.6 posts/day).

I also have to say that I'm not really proud of this moment (mainly because of some post I made last week), but I think I'm proud at the fact that I'm turning around my kibitzing ways, sacrificing a bit of quantity for a <huge> improvement in quality. If you don't believe that, just remember I used to make posts like this: Chessgames Bookie chessforum. (cringes)

Anyway, my next goal will be to get to 11K, but my next <major> goal will be to get about 2919+ more...

Also, just so I can remember this post forever: http://web.archive.org/web/20150516...

I also see that I'm closing in on 25 pages on this forum...

Well, that's it for now. :)

May-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://imgur.com/gallery/bJ0h81c
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