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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Mar-05-15
♔ 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


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
♔♔♔♖♖ (3 gold, 2 bronze; currently 21st most successful)

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

lostemperor
♔♔♔♖ (3 gold, 1 bronze; currently 7th most incredible overall performance)

Overall
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (12 gold, 7 silver, 12 bronze; currently 10th best)

Updated through Tata Steel 2015.

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 68th user to reach 9000 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)

More posts will be added as time progresses.

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

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   Current net-worth: 2,198 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 9327 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-05-15 A Kislinsky vs A Zakharchenko, 2005 (replies)
 
Penguincw: I got 15.Rxf8+ Kxf8. I might've gotten the rest OTB.
 
   Mar-04-15 A Volokitin vs D Vocaturo, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: < Estoc: <<Penguincw> I always find it weird that a player resigns before their opponent resigns> But if the opponent resigns before the player resigns, then the opponent would be the player, and the player would be the opponent, and it would be that the player ...
 
   Mar-04-15 I Nepomniachtchi vs D Howell, 2015
 
Penguincw: Didn't after 33.b6 black realized the pawn was going to promote? Anyway, congrats to Nepomniachtchi for the win and taking the lead heading into the anti-penultimate round.
 
   Mar-04-15 Naiditsch vs M Schurade, 2004 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Looks like an easy Wednesday puzzle. I would've gotten it OTB, as I got 26.Rxd7 Rxd7 27.Be6 (wasn't sure what black would play next).
 
   Mar-03-15 Motylev vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015
 
Penguincw: If 15.Ne6, then 15...Qxb6 16.Rxf8 Bxf8, and white has a rook for 2 bishops. Who stands better? I say black due to more active pieces.
 
   Mar-03-15 Navara vs M Bartel, 2015
 
Penguincw: A little trap that I might've fallen for: if 64.hxg5, black will eventually need to play something like Ke6 (ex. 64...h4 65.g6 Ke6), otherwise white wins: 64.hxg5 h4 65.g6 h3 66.g7 h2 67.g8=Q+ followed by going behind the h-pawn.
 
   Mar-03-15 F A Ponzo vs H Miranda, 2005 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Easy. 25...Qxf3+ (26.Qg2 Qxg2# 0-1) 26.Rxf3 Re1+ 27.Qxe1 Rxe1+ 28.Rf1+ Rxf1# 0-1. Yesterday, was a mate in 2, today a mate in 4, so anyone predicting a mate in 6 or 8 tomorrow?
 
   Mar-02-15 J Gottfried vs Q Ducarmon, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Ouch. Looks like white "Gottfried"; 4...e5 definitely was surprising.
 
   Mar-02-15 A De Santis vs M Santurbano, 2005 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Ah. So simple. Just sacrifice the rook and deflect the king to a mating square.
 
   Mar-01-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Woo hoo! Another semi-jackpot! Cappelle la Grande Round 2: Gharamian - Petkov : Petkov [cash in ticket] 5 YOU WIN! COLLECT 98 19:1 19.60 98 Mar-01-15 I wonder who has the other half...
 
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March of the Penguins

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Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <Peng> Merry Christmas my friend!
Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Happy New Year!
Jan-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Wimpy Penguins:

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

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

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

Next stop: 10000.

Jan-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: For personal reference:

Great performances at the Prediction contests, as I become the first ever to win at least one gold in each of the 3 contests in the same tournament.

Firstly, I picked up a gold at <YouRang>'s contest to become the first ever to defend a Betting Ranker title in the same tournament in back to back years (Tata 2014 & 2015).

Then I got a gold at <lostemperor>'s contest (nothing special, just happy to get it).

Lastly, I got a gold over at <chessmoron>'s contest to snap my gold-less streak at 10.25 tournaments (technically 11, but one of them was shortened), which is probably the longest active streak.

Moving up:

<YR> 33rd -> 21st

<cm> 10th -> 9th

<le> 15th -> 7th

<Overall> 10th -> 12th

Jan-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: <<Golden>Penguin>: Congratulations on your amazing performance!
Jan-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Well done <Penguincw>!
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Like a swallow to Capistrano...
Feb-27-15
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  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. :)

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