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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Jan-18-19

I'd like to thank the user who gave me a year of premium services from Feb/14/2012-Feb/14/2013, the user who gave me 3 years of premium services from Dec/26/2015-Dec/26/2018 and the user who gave me 2 years of premium services from Dec/31/2018-Dec/31/2020. :)


Outside of chess, I also like to watch sports (who doesn't), and even play sports (even though I'm not great at it). Baseball is by far my favourite sport.


Penguincw's Game Collections

To view all my collections, see here: Game Collection: 0: Table of Contents.


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)


Here's my short list of achievements on this site (other than achievements relating to the prediction contests, which are listed further below):

966th user to open up their forum.

Became the 45th user to reach 13,000 posts (unofficial).

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

In the ChessBookie Game, finished first in the Championship 2015 preseason with 1727 cbs, 174 cbs ahead of 2nd place. Also, in the Fall 2014 preseason, I finished in 2nd with 1418 cbs, just 40 cbs behind first at the last known update.

4th user, and 3rd overall (after <SwitchingQuylthulg> (x2), <wordfunph> and <Annie K.>) to run the ChessBookie Game.

At the 2016 Caissar Awards, I was nominated and won the "Most Helpful" award for 2015.

In Spring 2016, I became the 172nd user to qualify for the Championship Leg in the ChessBookie Game, finishing in 10th place with 4,204 cbs. (fact-checking needed)


I like competing in the prediction contests, and so far, have won these medals (along with the rank listed):

<Golden Executive>

♔♔♔♕♕♕♕♖♖♖♖♖♖♖ (3 gold, 4 silver, 7 bronze; 23rd)

<chessmoron> (hosted by <OhioChessFan>) ♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (10 gold, 12 silver, 22 bronze; 10th)

♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♖♖♖♖ (7 gold, 4 bronze; 3rd)

♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♕♕♕♕♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♗- ♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (20 gold, 16 silver, 33 bronze; 8th)

Updated through Tata Steel 2018.

<Golden Executive>'s Games Prediction Contest: User: Golden Executive

<chessmoron>'s Moves Prediction Contest (hosted by <OhioChessFan>): User: OhioChessFan

<lostemperor>'s Final Standings Prediction Contest: User: lostemperor

Other Notable Achievements:

Only user to ever win a quadruple crown (London Chess Classic 2011) in the Moves Prediction Contest (or any contest for that matter).

Only user to ever win a Betting title crown in the Games Prediction Contest, and defend it the very next year, same tournament (Tata Steel 2014 & 2015).

First user to ever win a gold medal in each of the 3 contests from the same tournament (Tata Steel 2015).

The 4th user to have won at least 3 golds in 3 different contests (after <chessmoron>, <lostemperor> and <SwitchingQuylthulg>). Members of this club are unofficially considered to be "grandmasters" of the prediction contests.

For the 7th consecutive year (2011-2017), I have won at least one gold medal in one of the contests. I am one of just 6 active users to have done so, the others being <chessmoron>, <cromat>, <lostemperor>, <SwitchingQuylthulg> and <WinKing>.


I've made over 13,000 posts, but not all posts are created equally. In fact, most of them don't have too much value, but here are some of my best posts:

Probably my most "viral" post to date (introducing the now defunct Chessgames Playing Zone The Kibitzer's Café

Probably the first <on the internet> to notice the Original Six sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning were going through during the Stanley Cup playoffs, 2015: Mating Net chessforum.

More posts will be added as time progresses.

Here are some of my favourite posts by <other users> around the site (no reason given to some):

The Kibitzer's Café

SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum chessforum

<YouRang> describes his Hall of Fame (which I am in): YouRang chessforum

Golden Executive chessforum (kibitz #3235)

More posts will be added as time progresses.

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections. Full Member
   Current net-worth: 1,145 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 15187 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jan-18-19 Anand vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 (replies)
Penguincw: < Classical games: Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Viswanathan Anand 2 to 1, with 4 draws. > When Anand has white, he's +1,-0,=1.
   Jan-18-19 J van Foreest vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
Penguincw: 4 of van Foreest's 5 games so far have ended in 0-1. If Carlsen had drew this game, his live rating would've been just 0.2 above Caruana for World #1.
   Jan-18-19 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2019
Penguincw: Although Carlsen had only lost to Kramnik in normal time controls once in the last 8 years, if he lost this game, he would've fell to #2 in the live ratings list.
   Jan-18-19 R Djurhuus vs E Vladimirov, 1990
Penguincw: Interesting for play to go on after move 85. Hoping for a forfeit of some sort? I'm sure they were just playing for fun. Perhaps black was trying to stalemate white (as did happen in the game). Say, is it possible to <force> stalemate with a KB vs. K (or knight)?
   Jan-18-19 Alexander Khalifman
Penguincw: Happy Birthday to ex-FIDE Champion, Alexander Khalifman. Nice to see he's still active.
   Jan-18-19 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: Round 6: Carlsen - Mamedyarov 1/2-1/2 40 Rapport - Kramnik 1/2-1/2 31 Anand - Nepomniachtchi 1/2-1/2 36 Duda - Giri 1/2-1/2 32 Ding Liren - Radjabov 1/2-1/2 40 Vidit - Shankland 1/2-1/2 39 van Foreest - Fedoseev 1/2-1/2 31
   Jan-18-19 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: Round 6: Carlsen - Mamedyarov 1/2-1/2 Rapport - Kramnik 1/2-1/2 Anand - Nepomniachtchi 1/2-1/2 Duda - Giri 1/2-1/2 Ding Liren - Radjabov 1/2-1/2 Vidit - Shankland 1/2-1/2 van Foreest - Fedoseev 1/2-1/2
   Jan-18-19 A H T dos Santos Fier vs R Aloma Vidal, 2018 (replies)
Penguincw: Almost like the hardest puzzle this week, is indeed the Monday puzzle...
   Jan-18-19 G McCarthy vs M Kennefick, 1977 (replies)
Penguincw: Good choice for GOTD, and great game too. Look at all those captures and the 4 queens.
   Jan-17-19 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (replies)
Penguincw: I see everyone call this guy "Vidit", which I'm guessing is his last name? Based on 2 posts I made here in 2013 and 2015, his name was "Santosh Gujrathi Vidit", making Vidit (presumably) his last name. Now "Vidit" is listed first, so it's his first name?
   Jan-17-19 V S Gujrathi vs J van Foreest, 2019
   Jan-17-19 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Jan-17-19 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
   Jan-16-19 Tata Steel Masters (2019) (replies)
   Jan-16-19 V Fedoseev vs V S Gujrathi, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-16-19 V Kovalev vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2019
   Jan-16-19 V S Gujrathi vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-16-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs R Rapport, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-16-19 Nona Gaprindashvili
   Jan-15-19 D Gukesh (replies)
   Jan-15-19 bgitw chessforum (replies)
   Jan-15-19 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-15-19 Wang Hao vs M Kravtsiv, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-14-19 E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948
   Jan-14-19 Mamedyarov vs Radjabov, 2019
   Jan-14-19 A Esipenko vs V Keymer, 2019
   Jan-14-19 V Fedoseev vs J K Duda, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-14-19 Mamedyarov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-14-19 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
   Jan-14-19 G O'Toole vs R Haria, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-13-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-13-19 R Praggnanandhaa vs Bareev, 2019
   Jan-13-19 Anand vs V Fedoseev, 2019
   Jan-13-19 Kramnik vs A Giri, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-13-19 Carlsen vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-13-19 Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1986 (replies)
   Jan-12-19 Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
   Jan-12-19 Dreev vs D Naroditsky, 2018
   Jan-12-19 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 (replies)
   Jan-11-19 Daniel Naroditsky
   Jan-11-19 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-11-19 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-11-19 Jorden van Foreest
   Jan-10-19 Smirin vs Anand, 1994 (replies)
   Jan-10-19 Taimanov vs Fischer, 1960
   Jan-09-19 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-08-19 E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009
   Jan-07-19 H Brechin vs A Druckenthaner, 2009
   Jan-05-19 Kotronias vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-04-19 V S Gujrathi vs L Johansson, 2018
   Jan-03-19 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
   Jan-03-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jan-03-19 Deuterium (Computer)
   Jan-02-19 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-02-19 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Jan-01-19 O Dolgova vs R Aloma Vidal, 2012 (replies)
   Dec-31-18 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
   Dec-31-18 Koneru vs N Resika, 2001 (replies)
   Dec-31-18 brankat chessforum
   Dec-30-18 Gypsy chessforum (replies)
   Dec-28-18 Stonehenge chessforum (replies)
   Dec-28-18 Ulf Andersson vs Andre Fischer, 2017
   Dec-28-18 Portoroz Interzonal Playoff (1973)
   Dec-26-18 cu8sfan chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 Phony Benoni chessforum
   Dec-26-18 jith1207 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 Robin01 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 AnimusEtOblivio chessforum
   Dec-26-18 centralfiles chessforum
   Dec-26-18 Check It Out chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 YouRang chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 moronovich chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 Count Wedgemore chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-18 Fusilli chessforum
   Dec-25-18 juan31 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-18 offramp chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-18 Susan Freeman chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-18 Gregor Samsa Mendel chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-18 cormier chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-18 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
   Dec-25-18 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-25-18 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-18 Richard Teichmann
   Dec-24-18 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-18 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-18 A Planinc vs K Hulak, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-19-18 Grunfeld (D89)
   Dec-19-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Dec-19-18 J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-18-18 D Harika vs S Cua, 2008 (replies)
   Dec-17-18 Kasparov vs A Haik, 1988 (replies)
   Dec-16-18 Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1857
   Dec-15-18 G Yiapanis vs V Sipila, 2010
   Dec-15-18 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with Qc2 (A98)
   Dec-13-18 7krzem7 chessforum
   Dec-09-18 Gyozo Victor Forintos (replies)
   Dec-07-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
   Nov-29-18 Karsten Volke (replies)
   Nov-29-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-29-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-29-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-29-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
   Nov-26-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-24-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-23-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-21-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-21-18 Carlsen vs B Lalith, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-21-18 A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-20-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-19-18 Naiditsch vs C Jeitz, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-18-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-17-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-13-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-12-18 M de Jong vs V Akotchik, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-10-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-10-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-07-18 Kramnik vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-06-18 M Bezold vs D J Ledger, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-05-18 L Dominguez vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-05-18 Eric Schiller (replies)
   Oct-29-18 Pier Paolo Pedrini vs D J Ledger, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-01-18 Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 (replies)
   Sep-26-18 R Smirka vs Santasiere, 1924
   Sep-24-18 Radjabov vs Morozevich, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-18-18 Kotronias vs D King, 1990 (replies)
   Sep-17-18 Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 (replies)
   Sep-15-18 Smirin vs Pelletier, 2002 (replies)
   Sep-13-18 Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 (replies)
   Sep-12-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-11-18 J Maslowski vs M Sarwinski, 2001
   Sep-11-18 Y Zherebukh vs Akobian, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-11-18 Scotch Game (C45) (replies)
   Sep-10-18 R Safar vs I Agrest, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-04-18 J F Campbell vs A Ehrlich, 1990
   Sep-04-18 C Ratsimikatry vs N Faulks, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-04-18 Thomas Paehtz Sr
   Sep-04-18 Piotr Staniszewski
   Sep-04-18 Honza Cervenka chessforum (replies)
   Sep-03-18 Grigoriy Oparin
   Sep-03-18 Alexander Onischuk (replies)
   Sep-03-18 Alexey Sarana (replies)
   Sep-03-18 S Paridar vs D Yanjindulam, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-27-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Aug-27-18 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
   Aug-27-18 T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-22-18 A N Al-Ali vs Tigist Legesse Tulu, 2010
   Aug-21-18 French, Advance (C02) (replies)
   Aug-20-18 Bishop's Opening (C23) (replies)
   Aug-20-18 F Olafsson vs Unzicker, 1970 (replies)
   Aug-17-18 Gleizerov vs Krasenkow, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-13-18 Topalov vs W So, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-11-18 Topalov vs T Paehtz Sr, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-11-18 Komodo (Computer)
   Aug-11-18 Stockfish (Computer) (replies)
   Aug-11-18 Karl Mayet
   Aug-11-18 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
   Aug-09-18 W So vs V Durarbayli, 2015
   Aug-09-18 V Laznicka vs Movsesian, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-09-18 Zviad Sichinava
   Aug-08-18 Taimanov vs Psakhis, 1981 (replies)
   Aug-07-18 Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929
   Aug-06-18 K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-05-18 Benzol chessforum
   Aug-04-18 A A Marguerite vs M Siban, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-01-18 Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991 (replies)
   Jul-31-18 Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (replies)
   Jul-31-18 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
   Jul-30-18 Sneaky chessforum (replies)
   Jul-30-18 S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-30-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
   Jul-28-18 B Adhiban vs D Andreikin, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-27-18 Lyudmila Rudenko (replies)
   Jul-26-18 Annie Kappel (replies)
   Jul-26-18 N Georgiadis vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-25-18 R Buhmann vs Vitiugov, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-24-18 M Tomczak vs B Esen, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-23-18 Carlsen vs Navara, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-23-18 L de La Fuente vs A Nesterov, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-23-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-21-18 M Sanon vs Shatish Lautan, 2006
   Jul-21-18 Flohr vs Capablanca, 1936
   Jul-21-18 Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-20-18 J K Duda vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-19-18 I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-19-18 Kramnik vs G Meier, 2018
   Jul-18-18 Piotr Nguyen
   Jul-18-18 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
   Jul-18-18 Huang Qian
   Jul-18-18 Kramnik vs J K Duda, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-18-18 Fedorov vs N Neelakantan, 1999 (replies)
   Jul-17-18 A Y Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-15-18 J K Duda vs R Wojtaszek, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-15-18 V Kovalev vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-14-18 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Jul-14-18 Batkhuyag Munguntuul
   Jul-14-18 Konstantin Kavutskiy
   Jul-14-18 Andrei Murariu (replies)
   Jul-14-18 Haik M Martirosyan
   Jul-14-18 Kramnik vs Nisipeanu, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-12-18 Sicilian, Taimanov (B45)
   Jul-12-18 N Eliet vs Rozentalis, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-11-18 J Cox vs D Guthrie, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-10-18 Tal vs Sviridov, 1969
   Jul-10-18 Topalov vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-09-18 Han Schut
   Jul-09-18 Hector vs A Gupta, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-08-18 Sokolsky vs Navrodsky, 1944 (replies)
   Jul-07-18 Gregory P Shahade
   Jul-07-18 Alexey Shirov (replies)
   Jul-06-18 Yaniela Forgas Moreno
   Jul-06-18 Roberto Cifuentes Parada
   Jul-06-18 Lelys Stanley Martinez Duany
   Jul-06-18 Rodrigo Rafael Vasquez Schroeder
   Jul-06-18 Svatopluk Svoboda
   Jul-06-18 Pavel Simacek (replies)
   Jul-06-18 Olga Sikorova
   Jul-06-18 Alexander Rustemov
   Jul-06-18 Hugo ten Hertog
   Jul-06-18 Portisch vs Kasparov, 1981 (replies)
   Jul-05-18 Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 (replies)
   Jul-05-18 Nastassja A Matus
   Jul-05-18 Andrew Tang (replies)
   Jul-05-18 Awonder Liang
   Jul-05-18 Samuel Sevian (replies)
   Jul-05-18 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Jul-05-18 Guanchu Liu vs Li Chao, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-04-18 D Morozov vs I Makoveev, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-03-18 N Arora vs B Samhouri, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-03-18 Nakamura vs E Iturrizaga, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-02-18 Daniel Howard Fernandez
   Jul-02-18 Ravi Haria
   Jul-02-18 Andrew P Horton
   Jul-02-18 Joseph McPhillips
   Jul-02-18 Advait Patel (replies)
   Jul-01-18 Drasko vs S Velickovic, 1988 (replies)
   Jun-30-18 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (replies)
   Jun-30-18 Yifan Hou vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-29-18 Georgios Makropoulos (replies)
   Jun-29-18 Alexander R Milagrosa
   Jun-29-18 Shania Mae Mendoza
   Jun-29-18 Alekhine Nouri
   Jun-29-18 Paulo Bersamina (replies)
   Jun-29-18 Jayson Gonzales
   Jun-28-18 J Rigo vs L Espig, 1977 (replies)
   Jun-27-18 R Pruijssers vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-27-18 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012
   Jun-27-18 P Delekta vs Geller, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-25-18 Anton Korobov (replies)
   Jun-25-18 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-25-18 S Platzack vs J van Baarle, 1967 (replies)
   Jun-24-18 Kramnik vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-24-18 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) (2018) (replies)
   Jun-24-18 Farrukh Amonatov
   Jun-24-18 Teja S Ravi
   Jun-24-18 Mikael Agopov (replies)
   Jun-24-18 Fabrizio Bellia
   Jun-24-18 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (replies)
   Jun-23-18 Fischer vs Euwe, 1957
   Jun-23-18 Movsesian vs N Miezis, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-22-18 Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 (replies)
   Jun-21-18 W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-21-18 Y Chan vs E Galvez Dastin, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-20-18 Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954
   Jun-19-18 Tiger Hillarp Persson
   Jun-19-18 Tsegmed Batchuluun
   Jun-19-18 Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1994
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March of the Penguins

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  cu8sfan: Hi <Penguincw>. Thank you so much for the message on the board. I was away for a while and had no idea. O dear... So sorry to hear the news. (._.)
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  tpstar: <cu8sfan> Nice to see you. =)
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  cu8sfan: Thanks, <tpstar>! Good to see some old friends.
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  tpstar: <cu8sfan> Ah yes, you remember the old days when this was a chess site! ;>D

Many people have requested private messaging over the years, ever since <Chess Champ> first proposed using the Internet for communication. Except with the present atmosphere, this would lead to an additional level of Moderating which they simply cannot do. In the meantime, we are stuck with this hamhanded means of sending private messages, but both parties must be alert as other people are following these developments very closely.

See you around!

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  cu8sfan: Sad! Sounds scary. I will. (._.) I was gone too long.
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  Penguincw: You're welcome <cu8sfan>. Glad you're catching up on what has gone on with the site. And may he rest in peace.

< tpstar: ... private messaging. >

I'm really glad DF never implemented it. As much as I wanted it, right now, I'm really glad it's not there.

While it does allow you to exchange messages with close friends and the great people of this site, I'm sure there are people on this site you'd rather not interact with.

A while ago, someone thought their passwords may not be secured. I'm just glad anything that a user could post on this site, is public info. Anyone can view it, nothing to hide. So no leaked PMs to worry about.

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  tpstar: <Penguincw> In the early days, when this was a free site without Premium Memberships, the clearly stated ideal was that we would resolve disagreements among ourselves in real time, as we were all equal, plus you never knew when an Administrator with their King avatar would appear, thus scattered references to the old guard. When they instituted chessforums in January 2006, they were specifically worried about a former poster named <WMD> who loved to target <ray keene> about old damage, meaning would that constitute Libel, but at least each Premium Member and name players could Moderate their own chessforum as they saw fit. Blow the Whistle came about later (I believe 2007) yet some folks believe it was here all along. Moreover, name players being able to Moderate their own player page was not here at the start either. The ability to banish a repeat offender from your player page was also a late addition, starting with the Raymond Keene page in one special case and then the Wesley So page in 2015 with the anti-Wesley faction.

The recent discussions about private messaging raise your exact concern ("people on this site you'd rather not interact with") especially for juniors and students, but there is a key subtext about selective editing of old posts as a clear form of special treatment. chessforum (kibitz #29544)

Still, this site does offer private messaging, if you know how to do it in real time. Right now it must be done instantly.

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  offramp: Congratulations on your ....

<Penguincw has kibitzed 15000 times to chessgames Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014>

...15,000 posts!

You are one of the "Echt" posters: you post genuinely about chess and don't fill this chess site with vast amounts of drivel about politics and music. Ego te salutant.

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  Penguincw: Thanks <offramp>. :)
Nov-25-18  JimNorCal: How did you come to choose the user name Penguincw, what does it mean?
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  Penguincw: < JimNorCal: How did you come to choose the user name Penguincw, what does it mean? >

You know, it was 8 years ago. :) But I like penguins. However, the name "Penguin" was long taken, so gotta add some letters at the end.

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  WinKing: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you

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  offramp: I hope you have had a merry Christmas, <PCW>, and that you have a happy New Year... And I hope we all have a good 2019.
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  juan31: <Penguincw> Feliz vida para usted
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  Count Wedgemore: Thanks for your message in my forum, <Penguincw> I wish you a happy and prosperous new year!
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  chancho: Merry Christmas!!
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  moronovich: Happy Holidays and also good luck in the championship leg to you <Penquincw> !
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  cormier: joyeux Nol et bonne Anne <Penguincw> .....
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  Penguincw: This will be the last post before my forum closes (by me). Membership expires tonight. Once again, thanks to the user who donated. Have a Happy Holidays to all. Hope to return to premium land.
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  Penguincw: Wow, I don't know who, but thanks so much to the user who just gifted me a 2 year membership. Means a lot to me. :)
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  FSR: Happy New Year, <Penguincw>!
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  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

2 more days!

Countdown to the Tata Steel Masters 2019:

♘Alkmaar♘Wijk aan Zee♗Leiden♗

This tournament will run from January 12th thru January 27th 2019. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Giri, Kramnik, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Radjabov, Duda, Rapport, Shankland, Fedoseev, Vidit & Van Foreest

Average rating: 2753 (as of 1/7/19) - Category XXI


<<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday, January 12th & it starts @ 13:30hrs(1:30pm) Wijk aan Zee time(7:30am chessgames time)

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User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.


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  wordfunph: <Merry Christmas <wordfunph>.>

sorry i'm late, thanks amigo peng!

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  jith1207: Thanks for the wishes, Penguincw. Wish you the same and happy new year.
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  YouRang: <Penguincw: Hi <YouRang>. Hope life is treating you well, and have a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays+New Years. :)>

Hi <Penguincw>. I don't post here as often as I used to, but I did notice your kind well-wishes. Life is treating me okay, and I hope the same for you. Happy New Year.

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