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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Sep-30-14


I have decided to reorganize my profile. If anyone wants to see it like before, view a link such as

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.


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.

   Penguincw has kibitzed 7963 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-30-14 S Williams vs O Vasiliev, 2004 (replies)
Penguincw: Yes! 2/2 this week. 31.Ra8+ Kxa8 32.Qa5+ Kb8 33.Qa7+ Kc8 34.Qc8# 1-0 or if 32...Ba6, then 33.Qxa6+ Kb8 34.Qb7# 1-0.
   Sep-29-14 Mating Net chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: I wouldn't say I got this puzzle 100%, but I think I have an idea. 1.Bxf7+ Kxf7 2.Neg5+ Kg8 3.Qc4+ and smother mate to follow (3...Kh8 4.Nf7+ Kg8 5.Nh6++ Kh8 6.Qg8+ Nxg8 7.Nf7# 1-0). However, if black gets desperate with 1...Kg6, then there is no clear solution, although the king ...
   Sep-29-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: < By the way, what do we get for winning the practice leg? > I see why you're asking. < L E A D E R B O A R D updated Mon Sep 29, 17:40 User Net Worth (1) Sneaky 1,458 (2) Penguincw 1,418 > Hold on. 17:40? At the time I'm writing this kibitz, it's 17:19 on ...
   Sep-29-14 Andre Nel
Penguincw: Great tournament for Andre Nel at the Durban Open 2014, who gained a whopping of 102.4 rating points! Of course, being rated just 1889 and having a generous rating system does help, but 7/11 is still not bad (TPR 1992 though). No one else gained more than 38.2 rating points. ...
   Sep-29-14 Sahaj Grover
Penguincw: Tough luck for Sahaj Grover, who finished tied with Brunello 9/11 at the Durban Open 2014, but fell 65-62.5 on the 2nd tiebreaker. On the bright side, Grover gained 24.6 points, while Brunello "only" gained 18.4. However, 96 players, including over 60 players aged 20 or above, ...
   Sep-29-14 Sabino Brunello
Penguincw: Congratz to Sabino Brunello for winning the Durban Open 2014 (and also 18.4 rating points)! He finished with 9/11, edging out Sahaj Grover on the 2nd tiebreaks 65.5-62.5 (whatever it was). Brunello would've never won if it weren't for the black draw against Grover in Round 4 or ...
   Sep-29-14 Nikolay Noritsyn
Penguincw: Update: Noritsyn ends up with 7/11 (3/7) to wind up in a 10 way tie for 9th (11th after tiebreaks). However, he was not the top performing Candadian in the field: that honour goes to GM Eric Hansen, who beat IM Noritsyn in the last round to wind up at 7.5/11, yet lost 6.6 points. ...
   Sep-29-14 Ryder vs NN, 1899
Penguincw: Wow. In the final position, 4 (2 bishops, a knight and queen) are being hit (not to mention the threat of ...Nf2, forking both rooks), yet black resigned. However, if I were black, I'd keep playing.
   Sep-29-14 I Bilek vs Szily, 1954 (replies)
Penguincw: Wow. This Monday puzzle nearly had me fooled. Luckily, I got 29.Bh6+ Rxh6 30.Qg7# 1-0. < I took a while. I am pretty sure I'd have gotten it faster on a Wednesday and not wasted a lot of time trying to sac a Queen or Rook. > Same.
   Sep-28-14 Gull (Computer)
Penguincw: < Overall record: +1 -5 =1 (21.4%) > Looks pretty deceiving, as at the TCEC Season 7, Stage 1a tournament, just over half way through (7 rounds out of 13), Gull is actually in the lead. 1. Gull 6/7 2. Chiron 5/7 3. Hannibal 5/7 4. Stockfish 4.5/7 5. Critter 4.5/7 ...
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