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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Oct-24-14


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: 1,596 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 8163 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-24-14 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 (replies)
Penguincw: Wrong knight sacrifice. I was thinking of 16.Nd5 instead of 16.Nb5.
   Oct-23-14 Houdini (Computer) (replies)
Penguincw: Update: Houdini's winning streak was snapped after Naum (3001) drew it with black in Round 8. Houdini still finished with an incredible 11.5/13, yet is TIED for 1st with Komodo. However, Houdini is 2nd on tiebreaks (SB) becasuse of the loss against Komodo. Nevertheless, an ...
   Oct-23-14 Radjabov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
Penguincw: Looks like Radjabov is relying on preparation to get through his game. According to the database, the novelty is 26.Qf2. The novelty in his previous game was 20.hxg5. I wonder what would happen when he faces Jobava...
   Oct-23-14 Kasimdzhanov vs Jobava, 2014 (replies)
Penguincw: 10.d5 is an interesting pawn sacrifice, trying to open the position up while the black king is uncastled, but it failed. However, just like gambling, the worst possible thing to do is try to win it back (24.Bxa7), and all of a sudden, black is now up the exchange and a pawn (that ...
   Oct-23-14 G Benini vs Reggio, 1911 (replies)
Penguincw: K ATTENTION K Dear <TheBish>. Your post G Benini vs Reggio, 1911 is breaking the page (all the squiggly lines are making the post wider than they ...
   Oct-22-14 Jakovenko vs Radjabov, 2014
Penguincw: Nice to see Radjabov playing a little longer. Last tournament, he had only 2 games lasting longer than 40 moves (max. 42). This tournament, he is 2/2. Plus, the shortest game was "only" 45 moves. Of course, it is coming at a slight cost, as Radjabov was fighting this endgame a ...
   Oct-22-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: < 13. Penguincw 1,730 > I lost track of how many times this leg I was in 13th place, one short of qualifying. When 13 is your lucky number, you're just asking for trouble. :| On a side note, what happens if in FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2014 Round 3: Radjabov - Vachier ...
   Oct-22-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014 (replies)
Penguincw: Would black fare better if say, 10...a6 or 12...bxa5 was played?
   Oct-22-14 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
Penguincw: Wow. A blitz game for GOTD. The last time a GOTD was not a "classical" game was not too far back: 10 days ago (Sun-Oct-12-2014), Hjartarson vs V Malaniuk, 1993 was a rapid game.
   Oct-22-14 Beliavsky vs Vasiukov, 1979 (replies)
Penguincw: I got 34.Bxg5 hxg5 35.Qxg5. I wasn't sure where to follow up.
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