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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Feb-28-15
♔ 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
♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗b (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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   Penguincw has kibitzed 9315 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-28-15 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
 
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 ...
 
   Feb-28-15 A Slonimskij vs L Altshul, 2015
 
Penguincw: Wow, what an endgame. Losing the queen, and having your king pulled into enemy territory must be a nightmare, but eventually, white got the queens off the board, and all of a sudden it was black that was in trouble, dealing with a rook vs. bishop ending. He went to the h1 corner, ...
 
   Feb-28-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Ooh. Thanks for the feature. Just one question: Is it possible to "edit" a submission by deleting a submission, and then re-submitting it as something slightly different? In other words, if I delete a submission, is it possible to ever re-sumbit the game or pun again?
 
   Feb-28-15 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
 
Penguincw: I also went for a mate in 4 with 45.Qe3+ Kf5 46.Qe5+ Kg4 47.Rg3+ Kh4 48.Qg5# 1-0. Technically, that's a mate in 5, as 45.Qe3+ Kg4 46.Qh3+ Kf3 (same position) 47.Rf3+ Kg5 (47...Ke4 48.Qg4+ Rf4 49.Qxf4# 1-0) 48.Rg3+ Kf4 49.Qg4# 1-0. I wish I saw the puzzle faster, but when the ...
 
   Feb-27-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
 
Penguincw: Standings after 3 tournaments Tomashevsky, 252 Mamedyarov, 235 ~~~ Caruana, 230 Radjabov, 210 Nakamura, 207 Andreikin, 200 Gelfand, 170 Jakovenk, 170 Karjakin, 157 Kasimdzhanov, 125 Grischuk, 122 Jobava, 115 Giri, 115 MVL, 115 Svidler,
 
   Feb-27-15 Evgeny Tomashevsky (replies)
 
Penguincw: Congrats to Tomashevsky for winning the FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) tournament by 1.5 points over Jakovenko. Though not the bottom seed this time, he started 3.5/4, and never looked back, clinching the tournament with a round to spare. All in all, he had 5 wins vs. 6 draws. ...
 
   Feb-27-15 Anton Korobov
 
Penguincw: Congrats to Anton Korobov for remaining the only player perfect at European Individual Championship (2015) through 4 rounds. The average rating of his opposition has been 2558, but he entered the tournament as the 11th seed. Tomorrow is a rest day, and after that, he'll have white
 
   Feb-27-15 W John vs Tarrasch, 1914
 
Penguincw: The difference a rank and move makes: if after 34...a4, it were black to move, and there was one rank less between the pawns, <black> would be winning. [DIAGRAM] I remember first learning how to win that.
 
   Feb-27-15 Jakovenko vs Kasimdzhanov, 2015
 
Penguincw: FWIW: This game was played quite quickly, lasting about 45 minutes. In Kasimdzhanov vs Radjabov, 2013 , Kasimdzhanov played 22.Bd3 in that game, with Radjabov replying with 22...Ke7. Here, Jakovenko played 22.Bd3, and Kasim replys with 22...h6. That first game was drawn.
 
   Feb-27-15 Mamedyarov vs Svidler, 2015
 
Penguincw: I kinda expected a game to end short, but I didn't quite expect 13 moves or <20 minutes. :| Games Like Mamedyarov vs Svidler, 2015 Opening Explorer
 
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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
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  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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