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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Nov-26-14


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. :)


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


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.


Once again, if anyone's interested in the stats or milestones, view the archived link.


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)


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

KKRR (2 gold, 2 bronze; currently 33rd most successful)

KKKKKNNNNNBBBBBBBB (5 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze; currently 10th greatest all time)

KKR (2 gold, 1 bronze; currently 15th most incredible overall performance)

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


Here are some links I find helpful.

Statistics Page: Statistics Page Forum: User:


More links will be added as time progresses.


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 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: 4,664 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 8466 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-26-14 S Halkias vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
Penguincw: I'm kinda surprised Kramnik didn't play 3...Nf6 (perhaps trying to avoid the Fried Liver Attack). Almost always when playing black, in a double king pawn opening, as soon as one plays Bc4 or Bb5, he seems to followup with Nf6. Or maybe not... Repertoire Explorer: Vladimir Kramnik ...
   Nov-26-14 Naiditsch vs R R Ankit, 2014 (replies)
Penguincw: If anyone's got Game Collections involving upsets, this would be a good game to add to that.
   Nov-26-14 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
Penguincw: 14...Ne3! Very creative move by Aronian that surely caught everyone off guard.
   Nov-26-14 Korchnoi vs Short, 1995 (replies)
Penguincw: Damn. Korchnoi played this game and won the tournament (with 6 1/2 points I believe) at age 64. Meanwhile, Short was 30 (or perhaps 29).
   Nov-26-14 G Thallinger vs M Schlosser, 1995 (replies)
Penguincw: 24...Ne2 would've been a reasonable first move, but the kill would've been a lot longer and harder.
   Nov-26-14 ChessWriter chessforum
Penguincw: < 11. Penguincw 4,664 12. ChessWriter 4,397 > How's it going? :)
   Nov-25-14 Nakamura-Aronian Match (2014) (replies)
Penguincw: And Nakamura wins Game 11. He now leads 7-4 and is 3 draws away from being $60K richer (with 5 games left), but Aronian did try to be creative: 14...Nd5-e3 [DIAGRAM] If only Aronian could play faster...
   Nov-25-14 Zhao Xue vs V Ramos Gazola, 2010 (replies)
Penguincw: 37.Rxf8. That exchange sac wasn't really needed, but how would you evaluate it? Sorry, bad joke. :)
   Nov-25-14 Robson vs R Prasanna, 2004 (replies)
Penguincw: Took me a while to get this puzzle, as 26.e6 is not easy to see (moves that give check are easier to calculate).
   Nov-24-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: Check out Aronian-Nakamura Showdown in Saint Louis 2014 Blitz Round 8: Aronian - Nakamura ! 7:4 odds for Aronian, 4:5 for Nakamura and 9:1 (!) for a draw. Blitz games...
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