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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Jan-27-15
♔ 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 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.

★★★ CHESSFORUM ★★★

My chessforum is now open below. Feel free to post a comment.

★★★ 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, 8 bronze; currently 9th greatest all time)

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

Overall
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (12 gold, 6 silver, 11 bronze; currently 11th 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 72nd user to reach 8600 posts (unofficial).

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

★★★ HELPFUL LINKS ★★★

Here are some links I find helpful.

Statistics Page: ChessGames.com Statistics Page

Chessgames.com Forum: User: chessgames.com#kibitzing

Wayback: http://archive.org/web/

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

SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum

chessgames.com 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.

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   Current net-worth: 679 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 9045 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-27-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Penguincw: Hmm. A slow start to Round 1, as Tradewise Gibraltar Round 1: Hou's First Move made 1 chessbuck in juice. :p Not quite the lowest though...
 
   Jan-27-15 V Prosviriakov vs Wei Yi, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: 16.Re4. I don't ever recall one side declining a queen trade by blocking with the rook diagonally, especially in the middlegame where there are a lot of pieces.
 
   Jan-27-15 Topalov vs Emilio Miguel Sanchez Jerez, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Gorgeous move by Topalov: 29.Rh6. If 29...Bxh6, then 30.Nef5 Bg7 31.Re7, and black is in big trouble.
 
   Jan-27-15 Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 (replies)
 
Penguincw: As soon as I saw this puzzle, I was thinking of mate on g8 or h7, but that would not be wise to go with right now. Or would it? Yes, as give check on h7, then f6 and g8. Done.
 
   Jan-26-15 OhioChessFan chessforum
 
Penguincw: BTW: If anyone wants to view the Gold Medal Leaders, for this contest, I have updated them here: User: Gold Medal Leaders . If you see any errors (even if it's in formatting or spelling/grammar or whatever), please let me know on my forum. Thanks. :)
 
   Jan-26-15 Samuel Shankland (replies)
 
Penguincw: Congrats to Samuel Shankland for his performance at the Tata Steel (Group B) (2015) tournament. Aside for Navara and Wei Yi, he was the only other undefeated player (+5).
 
   Jan-26-15 N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Saw the puzzle right away. Just remove the bishop that's guarding f2 and then checkmate on that square. BTW: If white happened to play 9.g3, then I'm going for "style": 9...Qxg3+ 10.hxg3 Bf2# 0-1.
 
   Jan-25-15 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
 
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 ...
 
   Jan-25-15 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Wow! Finishing up with 6 jackpots. For whatever reason, whenever you comment on my predictions, I always win a gold. :) I hope my next set of predilections (whenever that will be) will blow you away. ;) Anyway, thanks for hosting, and congrats to the medalists, especially ...
 
   Jan-25-15 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: < (10) Golden Executive 10,001 > Looking good. ;)
 
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March of the Penguins

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Sep-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Bilbao Moves Prediction Contest, sponsored by the legendary <chessmoron> and hosted in my forum, is now open. First round begins Monday, September 24. Click on Elvis for details.
Sep-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Still have a little time to enter the contest at my forum.
Nov-10-12  izimbra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAk...
Dec-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Maligayang Pasko!
Dec-24-12
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  Golden Executive: Merry Christmas to you and your family <Penguincw>!
Jan-10-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest, sponsored by the legendary <chessmoron> and hosted in my forum, is now open. First round begins Saturday the 12th. Click on Elvis for details.
Feb-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: My forum will automatically close in about a week, and after that, I'll be on a one-week vacation. Please leave your final messages.
Feb-07-13
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  chancho: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0yuZzOyiZ...
Feb-14-13
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  Penguincw: My forum will now closed.
Dec-25-14
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  Penguincw: And my forum is open again, again.

P.S. I found this great penguin avatar, and I now join a list of premium members whose avatars match their usernames. :)

Dec-25-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Congratulations on your free membership!
Dec-25-14
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  OhioChessFan: 22 short months later, you're back in business.
Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: <Switch>

Thanks. :)

< OhioChessFan: 22 short months later, you're back in business. >

Yep, it was only yesterday when my membership expired...

Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Peng> Merry Christmas my friend!
Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Merry Christmas and congratulations on your new forum !
Dec-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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  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>!
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