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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Feb-26-15
♔ 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.

Chessgames.com Full Member
   Current net-worth: 2,222 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 9300 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-26-15 V Babula vs E Najer, 2015
 
Penguincw: 37...? would make a nice mid-week puzzle.
 
   Feb-26-15 Svidler vs Grischuk, 2015
 
Penguincw: A fairly short draw here, as it lasted just over an hour. In fact, it was so short that Grischuk ended up with more time than he started! The game could've continued on though. For example, 23.Kh1 Qd7 Qg4 Qxd5 25.Rad1, and black is up a pawn, but white is more active.
 
   Feb-26-15 Radjabov vs A Giri, 2015
 
Penguincw: Radjabov and Giri entered the round with a total of 15 draws, tied for the highest amount between any 2 players. Considering all 4 of their previous classical meetings were drawn, not a surprising result. Radjabov had previously played this opening before (up to 20...h6 in ...
 
   Feb-26-15 D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: What an exciting game between the tournament leader and tournament dweller. The MVL-Jakovenko game had probably finished by then, so Tomashevsky only needed a draw to secure clear 1st, and he got it.
 
   Feb-26-15 Gunsberg vs E Thorold, 1885
 
Penguincw: I got 21.Bxg6 and (captures), but that's it.
 
   Feb-26-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Penguincw: < NET WORTH: 2,222 chessbucks > Finally my Net Worth is over 2K! And interesting number too...
 
   Feb-26-15 Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 (replies)
 
Penguincw: When I saw this game being featured for GOTD, I thought it was going to be Jobava vs Carlsen, 2015 . I was off by 10 years.
 
   Feb-25-15 E O Rodriguez vs M Sana, 2009
 
Penguincw: 27.? looks like a good Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle.
 
   Feb-25-15 A Korobov vs Jacob Murey, 2015
 
Penguincw: The finish: if 33...Bd6, then 34.Rg8+ Bf8 35.Ne6 (any) 36.Rxf8# 1-0. Alternatively, there's 33...Kf8 34.Ne6+ Ke8 35.Rg8# 1-0.
 
   Feb-25-15 I Iljiushenok vs Eljanov, 2015
 
Penguincw: I always find it strange when a player makes a move and resigns before their opponent can respond. I know black was winning, but 60.Qg7 kinda puzzles me. White was probably hoping for 60...Bxg7 61.Kxf2, but then realized black is still winning. Right?
 
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March of the Penguins

Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: I'll see. Thanks anyways. :)
Feb-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Peng>, thank you for the reminder. Here's my ticket..

Vladimir Petrov Memorial: WINNER : Ivanchuk [info] 1000 LIVE BET 5:2 3.43 3,430 Feb-20-12

Feb-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < wordfunph: <Peng>, thank you for the reminder. Here's my ticket..

Vladimir Petrov Memorial: WINNER : Ivanchuk [info] 1000 LIVE BET 5:2 3.43 3,430 Feb-20-12 >

Ok. :)

Feb-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Hmm. Is a very good idea to wager so much on a "long range" bet, when you're broke?>

<Peng> when the chips are down, Loanshark is just a click away :)

Feb-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < wordfunph: <Hmm. Is a very good idea to wager so much on a "long range" bet, when you're broke?>

<Peng> when the chips are down, Loanshark is just a click away :) >

He's always a click away. :)

Feb-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: add this to your Bare Kings collection..

Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2012: Mamedyarov-Ivanchuk

Feb-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < wordfunph: add this to your Bare Kings collection..

Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2012: Mamedyarov-Ivanchuk >

Will do. :)

Feb-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Boo hoo.

Vladimir Petrov Memorial: WINNER : Ivanchuk [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 2:1 3.03 -- Feb-20-12

Ivanchuk was the favourite to win the tournament, but he was two points behind the eventually winner, Morozevich. Payout: 303

Vladimir Petrov Memorial: WINNER : OTHER [discard ticket] 25 LOSE 11:2 6.44 -- Feb-20-12

I had a theortical 1/2 chance of this ticket winning, but Kovalenko was half a point behind, thanks to his Round 2 loss. Grr. Payout: 161.

Vladimir Petrov Memorial: WINNER : Mamedyarov [discard ticket] 25 LOSE 9:2 5.44 -- Feb-20-12

I did a little calculation, and figured that he was the second favourite to win. He finished second last! Payout: 136.

Old Account:
Funds: 1,899
Loan: 0
Net Worth: 2,049 (max. bet 1000)

New Account:
Funds: 1,899
Loan: 0
Net Worth: 1,899 (max. bet 1000)

:(

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive:

Hi <Penguincw>, is good to see your forum open.

BTW you are only 23 posts away to reach your 5,000 kibitzes goal.

I have no doubt you will achieve it before the Friday February 24th, 2012 (I easily could bet 1 k at least! :)).

p.s. No more hamburguer avatar?

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < Golden Executive:

Hi <Penguincw>, is good to see your forum open.

BTW you are only 23 posts away to reach your 5,000 kibitzes goal.

I have no doubt you will achieve it before the Friday February 24th, 2012 (I easily could bet 1 k at least! :)).

p.s. No more hamburguer avatar? >

I know. :)

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Just 7 more posts to go (6 after this one).

Also, I bet 1,000 achieve it before Friday, as well. :)

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Yes, but really you need to get to 5184 to make up for all the posting in duplicate ;-)
Feb-20-12  TheFocus: You hit 5,000 posts.

10,000 or bust now!

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Well, I guess I "unofficially" made it to 5,000 mark.

KIBITZING: 5000 before Friday: YES: [cash in ticket] 1000 YOU WIN! COLLECT 1000 0:0 1.00 1000 Feb-20-12

:-\

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Oh dear - those are fairly terrible odds.

Congrats though ;)

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < dakgootje: Oh dear - those are fairly terrible odds.

Congrats though ;) >

I know. Only if someone bet at least 5 on the other, then I could collect the 1 chessbuck juice, and split the earnings with GE. :)

Thanks. :)

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive:

<I know. Only if someone bet at least 5 on the other, then I could collect the 1 chessbuck juice, and split the earnings with GE. :)> lol

Congratulations for your 5,000 !

About the chessbokie standings, just for fun, I made a Leaderboard excluding the Major League guys whom started the leg with 10,000. This is the " top 20 " list:

1. Shelter417 9,476
2. Shadowmancer 6,718
3. Golden Executive 6,474
4. NakoSonorense 4,965
5. Diademas 4,296
6. shakespeare 4,251
7. arshile 4,159
8. SoundWave 3,223
9. matherd1 3,037
10. dunkenchess 2,791
11. truefriends 2,419
12. Buttinsky 2,275
13. Assa S. Sin 2,188
14. martin moller 2,137
15. LDJ 1,947
16. Tartalacreme 1,930
17. crippledpawn 1,899
17. Penguincw 1,899
19. karik 1,813
20. BOGGLED 1,809

Feb-21-12  SimonT: There's another Nigel Short game for your "Checkmate: Overlooking Mate in 1's" collection. It is against Maia Chiburdanidze and he said it was his most embarrassing moment at the chessboard in an old Kingpin interview: http://www.kingpinchess.net/?p=1520
Feb-21-12  SimonT: I forgot to add the link to the game. It is Short vs Chiburdanidze, 1985
Feb-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Thank you <SimonT>. Welcome to my forum. :)
Feb-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTQZ...
Feb-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < OhioChessFan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTQZ... >

Well, at least there's no meat in there, assuming at 0:15 the middle is some chocolate. Flightless birds are always targetted. :(

http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=kfc+c...

Feb-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Penguincw: Just a reminder that you can bet on Rd.8 of the Polish Championship. :)>

gracias amigo Peng..

Feb-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Sighs.

Polish Championship Rd 8: Kempinski-Bartel : Bartel [discard ticket] 25 LOSE 7:4 2.85 -- Feb-25-12

Polish Championship Rd 8: Kempinski-Bartel : Draw [cash in ticket] 125 YOU WIN! COLLECT 249 1:1 2.00 249 Feb-25-12

Well that wasn't much of a gusty prediction.

Polish Championship Rd 8: Socko-Miton : Socko [discard ticket] 125 LOSE 7:4 2.87 -- Feb-25-12

Polish Championship Rd 8: Socko-Miton : Draw [cash in ticket] 25 YOU WIN! COLLECT 55 5:4 2.23 55 Feb-25-12

I assumed Miton was doing poorly (I didn't check the standings nor figure out more info on him) so thought 1-0. :-\

Polish Championship Rd 8: Wojtaszek-Macieja : Wojtaszek [discard ticket] 125 LOSE 9:8 2.12 -- Feb-25-12

Polish Championship Rd 8: Wojtaszek-Macieja : Draw [cash in ticket] 25 YOU WIN! COLLECT 58 4:3 2.33 58 Feb-25-12

Wojtaszek is obviously the top seed. I thought 1-0 but didn't realize his opponent was tied for 1st!

Old Account
Funds: 1,449
Loan: 0
Net Worth: 1,899 (max. bet: 1,000)

New Account
Funds: 1,811
Loan: 0
Net Worth: 1,899 (max. bet: 1,000)

I will be more careful. :)

Feb-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: ♔ AVATAR ♔

Firstly, I didn't want to overload my previous post.

In other news, if any one is curious why I chose the bird, here it is:

1)Someone took my old burger one. :(

2)This is any season.

My old heart one belongs more February 14th-ish. For the bird, the only way I can think of it as being off season is migration.

3)It's exclusive.

I don't any one had this before. There are a lot of nice avatars, but I've known users with these pics and I want them to have it, if they were to renew their membership.

4)It relates to my user (Penguincw).

P.S. I've reached 18 pages. :)

Next Goals:

20 pages (500 posts)

25 pages (625 posts)

30 pages (750 posts)

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