|♔ MY PROFILE ♔
★★★ ANNOUNCEMENTS ★★★
I am currently the <Bookie> for the ChessBookie Game! If you think you're good at predicting in chess, and like winning, come join!
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. :)
★★★ BIOGRAPHY ★★★
I prefer not to reveal too much about myself, but have the following words to say:
I'm a male, born and currently living in Canada. I picked up chess in 2009, and joined this site over a year later.
Currently on chessgames, I like to roam around the site, doing whatever I feel like. In fact, I spend a lot of my free time on this site.
Outside of chess, I also like to watch sports (who doesn't), and on this site, there happens to be places to discuss sports. Here are the places I like to visit:
Phony Benoni chessforum (sports in general, with baseball currently in season)
Mating Net chessforum (hockey, although it's out of season, but there are chess puzzles)
There are some other places as well (ex. Jeremy Lim for basketball).
Here are some other forums I like to visit:
chessgames.com chessforum (go here for help or something)
Chessgames Bookie chessforum (the place to chat about the ChessBookie game)
Penguincw chessforum (my forum)
★★★ 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
click for larger view
Solution: (click on above game collection)
★★★ ACHIEVEMENTS ★★★
Here's my short list of achievements on this site (other than achievements relating to the prediction contests, which are below):
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 draw twice.
In the ChessBookie Game, placed first in the Championship 2015 preseason with 1727 cbs, 174 cbs ahead of 2nd place. Also, in the Fall 2014 preseason, I placed in 2nd with 1418 cbs, just 40 cbs behind first at the last known update.
4th user, and 3rd overall (after <SwitchingQuylthulg> (x2), <wordfunph> and <Annie K.>) to run the ChessBookie Game.
★★★ PREDICTION CONTESTS ★★★
I compete in prediction contests often, and so far, have won these medals (along with the rank listed):
♔♔♔♖♖♖ (3 gold, 3 bronze; 22nd)
<chessmoron> (hosted by <OhioChessFan>)
♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (6 gold, 7 silver, 11 bronze; 10th)
♔♔♔♖ (3 gold, 1 bronze; 9th)
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (12 gold, 7 silver, 13 bronze; 11th)
Updated through Norway 2015.
<YouRang>'s Games Prediction Contest: User: YouRang
<chessmoron>'s Moves Prediction Contest (hosted by <OhioChessFan>): User: OhioChessFan
<lostemperor>'s Final Standings Prediction Contest: User: lostemperor
Other Notable Achievements:
Only user to ever win a quadruple crown (London Chess Classic 2011) in the Moves Prediction Contest (or any contest for that matter).
First user to ever win a gold medal in each of the 3 contests for the same tournament (Tata Steel 2015). Since then, <chessmoron> has accomplished this feat as well, doing it during the Gashimov Memorial 2015.
Only user to ever win a Betting title crown in the Games Prediction Contest, and defend it the very next year, same tournament (Tata Steel 2014 & 2015).
★★★ NOTABLE POSTS ★★★
I've made over 10,000 posts, but not all posts are created equally. In fact, most of them don't have too much value, but here are some of my best posts:
Probably my most useful post to date (introducing the now defunct Chessgames Playing Zone): The Kibitzer's Café
A post good enough to make the Memorable Quotes Forum (not sure how though): OhioChessFan chessforum
In the prediction contests, I'm basically the only user to post "1/2-1/2" instead of "1/2" for a draw. I don't know why, but I've been doing it since this post: OhioChessFan chessforum.
Probably the first to notice the Original Six sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning are going through: Mating Net chessforum.
For my milestone posts, see here: Penguincw chessforum
More posts will be added as time progresses.
Here are some of my favourite posts by <other users> around the site (no reason given to some):
The Kibitzer's Café
YouRang describes his Hall of Fame (which I am in): YouRang chessforum
More posts will be added as time progresses.