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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Dec-11-17

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


I prefer not to reveal too much about myself, but have the following words to say:

I'm a Canadian. I picked up chess in 2009, and joined this site just over a year later.

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, 3 silver, 7 bronze; 24th)

<chessmoron> (hosted by <OhioChessFan>) ♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (9 gold, 11 silver, 22 bronze; 10th)

♔♔♔♔♔♔♖♖♖ (6 gold, 3 bronze; 3rd)

♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♕♕♕♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗- ♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (18 gold, 14 silver, 32 bronze; 8th)

Updated through Sinquefield 2017.

<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

More posts will be added as time progresses.

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections. Full Member
   Current net-worth: 2,150 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 13763 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-11-17 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: Thanks of course to <lostemperor> for hosting and making this contest possible. Congrats to the winners, especially <whiteshark> for the double crown. Tough luck <WannaBe>. I was flying all over the ranks as well. I give you permission to copy my strategy for ...
   Dec-11-17 Viswanathan Anand
Penguincw: Happy Birthday Anand. Rough birthday picking up the loss, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. :)
   Dec-11-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
Penguincw: < Penguincw: ... [Nepo] 'll probably take the short draw. > Well I was right.
   Dec-10-17 Judit Polgar vs C Hansen, 1993
Penguincw: I always wondered if the game with the Game ID of 1111111 would ever be a puzzle in the Holiday Present Hunt. Well, it is the 4th solution of the 2017 Hunt.
   Dec-10-17 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum
Penguincw: Glad my computer wasn't the only one slow when connecting to <cg> earlier (though I haven't been online yet for a single clue, not that it matters). Congrats <Switch>.
   Dec-10-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
Penguincw: Interesting to see Jeter become owner of the Marlins and have Stanton shipped over to the Yankees. Yankees lineup looking scary with Stanton and Judge, but Stanton is injury prone, and Judge will inevitably cool down after his historic season.
   Dec-10-17 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: Round 9: Nepomniachtchi - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2-1/2 28 Anand - So 1/2-1/2 28 Karjakin - Nakamura 1/2-1/2 28 Caruana - Adams 0-1 40 Aronian - Carlsen 1/2-1/2 31
   Dec-10-17 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: Round 9: Nepomniachtchi - Vachier-Lagrave 0-1 Anand - So 1-0 Karjakin - Nakamura 1/2-1/2 Caruana - Adams 0-1 Aronian - Carlsen 1/2-1/2
   Dec-10-17 chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: Happy Sweet Sixteenth <cg>.
   Dec-09-17 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: .
   Dec-08-17 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-07-17 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-07-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-06-17 Penguincw chessforum
   Dec-05-17 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-03-17 Adams vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2000
   Dec-02-17 Fischer vs P Dely, 1967
   Dec-01-17 W So vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-17-17 M Deutsch vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-08-17 David Moody (replies)
   Nov-06-17 European Team Championship (2017) (replies)
   Nov-06-17 Arkadij Naiditsch
   Nov-05-17 J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-05-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Nov-05-17 B Lalith vs N Abdusattorov, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-02-17 Nodirbek Abdusattorov
   Nov-01-17 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
   Oct-10-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
   Sep-30-17 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-26-17 Fischer vs Panno, 1970 (replies)
   Sep-23-17 Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 (replies)
   Sep-22-17 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
   Sep-19-17 Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896
   Sep-17-17 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 (replies)
   Sep-13-17 Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 (replies)
   Sep-12-17 brankat chessforum (replies)
   Sep-11-17 Tal vs Koblents, 1957 (replies)
   Sep-08-17 O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914
   Sep-05-17 Wei Yi vs B Sambuev, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-04-17 Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997
   Sep-04-17 Janowski vs E Tennenwurzel, 1916 (replies)
   Sep-02-17 Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
   Sep-01-17 Carlsen vs H Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-22-17 Short vs Timman, 1991
   Jul-19-17 M Bluebaum vs D Andreikin, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-10-17 I Pleci vs L Endzelins, 1939 (replies)
   Jun-11-17 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-05-17 Altibox Norway (2017) (replies)
   Apr-05-17 Arthur Bisguier (replies)
   Mar-01-17 A Korotylev vs Mamedyarov, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-27-17 E Horn vs K Cedikova, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-05-17 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Feb-02-17 P Danenhower vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 Wei Yi vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-28-17 W So vs Wei Yi, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-26-17 D Andreikin vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-25-17 R Rapport vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-22-17 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-21-17 Karjakin vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-21-17 K Kucuksari vs A Betaneli, 2017
   Jan-21-17 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-21-17 Karjakin vs B Adhiban, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-20-17 W So vs Eljanov, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-19-17 B Adhiban vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-16-17 L Machado vs K McDonald, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-14-17 Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-14-17 B Adhiban vs Van Wely, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-13-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-06-17 Anand vs Topalov, 2010
   Jan-04-17 Kosteniuk vs Judit Polgar, 2009
   Jan-02-17 Karjakin vs D Andreikin, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-01-17 cormier chessforum (replies)
   Jan-01-17 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   Jan-01-17 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Jan-01-17 Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-31-16 Tal vs Kasparov, 1992 (replies)
   Dec-29-16 NakoSonorense chessforum (replies)
   Dec-26-16 V Yemelin vs Kharlov, 1996 (replies)
   Dec-24-16 YouRang chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 Travis Bickle chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 offramp chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 moronovich chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 R Franz vs Mayet, 1858 (replies)
   Dec-24-16 ketchuplover chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 juan31 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 hms123 chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 Gregor Samsa Mendel chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 FSR chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 chessmoron chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 Amulet chessforum
   Dec-24-16 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 Benzol chessforum (replies)
   Dec-23-16 Evgeny Romanov
   Dec-23-16 Capablanca vs Colle, 1929
   Dec-23-16 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-22-16 P Mutesi vs Maria Pradi Ramos Donaire, 2016
   Dec-19-16 J Mortimer vs M M Sterling, 1900 (replies)
   Dec-19-16 A Anastasian vs Tiviakov, 1999 (replies)
   Dec-09-16 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Oct-31-16 Reti vs Tartakower, 1928 (replies)
   Oct-11-16 A Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-10-16 V Malaniuk vs E Kengis, 1981 (replies)
   Sep-30-16 I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-28-16 I Nepomniachtchi vs Tomashevsky, 2016
   Sep-26-16 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (replies)
   Sep-12-16 E Keogh vs W Lewis, 1966 (replies)
   Sep-06-16 Damian Lemos (replies)
   Sep-06-16 R Naranja vs Portisch, 1970 (replies)
   Sep-05-16 L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1991 (replies)
   Sep-01-16 N Popov vs A Novopashin, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-31-16 G Caprio vs P Fiorentini, 2009 (replies)
   Aug-30-16 Navara vs B Michiels, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-29-16 Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   Aug-24-16 J M Bellon Lopez vs M Grabarczyk, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-23-16 Toldsepp vs Keres, 1934 (replies)
   Aug-22-16 K Burger vs Benko, 1969 (replies)
   Aug-20-16 Johan Salomon
   Aug-20-16 Eduardas Rozentalis (replies)
   Aug-18-16 Chiburdanidze vs M Sharif, 1995 (replies)
   Aug-17-16 Horst Beer vs Grob, 1966 (replies)
   Aug-16-16 D Orzech vs N Popova, 2009 (replies)
   Aug-15-16 S Niemzowitsch vs Neumann, 1899 (replies)
   Aug-13-16 V Artemiev vs D Khismatullin, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-11-16 J M Burke vs S Arun Prasad, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-11-16 Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 (replies)
   Aug-10-16 H Seifert vs M Szmyd, 2009 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 M Prusikin vs Korchnoi, 2005 (replies)
   Aug-08-16 Petrosian vs J Kozma, 1958 (replies)
   Aug-06-16 I Bukavshin vs I Khairullin, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-05-16 A R Saleh Salem vs J Duda, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-04-16 Kotov vs Kholmov, 1971 (replies)
   Aug-03-16 Stockfish (Computer) (replies)
   Aug-03-16 Komodo (Computer) (replies)
   Aug-03-16 G Ferrantes vs A M Giustolisi, 1956 (replies)
   Aug-02-16 Sergei Movsesian (replies)
   Aug-02-16 Matthias Bluebaum (replies)
   Aug-02-16 Viesturs Meijers
   Aug-02-16 Anton Korobov
   Aug-02-16 Razvan Preotu (replies)
   Aug-02-16 V Stepovoj vs E Chasovnikova, 1996 (replies)
   Aug-01-16 V Vepkhvishvili vs Davtian, 1966 (replies)
   Jul-29-16 Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 (replies)
   Jul-28-16 F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 (replies)
   Jul-27-16 A Dueckstein vs H Kramer, 1956 (replies)
   Jul-26-16 Annie Kappel (replies)
   Jul-26-16 Sliwa vs Uhlmann, 1956 (replies)
   Jul-25-16 M Khachiyan vs Robson, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-24-16 Tal vs Kirjatsky, 1959 (replies)
   Jul-23-16 E Postny vs A Ledger, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-22-16 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Jul-22-16 Kacper Piorun (replies)
   Jul-22-16 Kevel Oliva Castaneda
   Jul-22-16 Axel Bachmann Schiavo (replies)
   Jul-22-16 Sundar M Shyam
   Jul-22-16 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
   Jul-22-16 S D Swapnil vs M Narciso Dublan, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-22-16 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-21-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-21-16 O Cvitan vs P Kokol, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-20-16 Wei Yi vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-20-16 G Timoshenko vs R Verdes Nadal, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-19-16 R W Schutt vs P Hickey, 1966 (replies)
   Jul-18-16 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-18-16 V Tukmakov vs A Remmel, 1966 (replies)
   Jul-17-16 Evgeny Alekseev (replies)
   Jul-17-16 Kanwal K Bhatia
   Jul-17-16 Jeffery Xiong (replies)
   Jul-17-16 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-17-16 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
   Jul-17-16 B Chatalbashev vs D Howell, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-16-16 Noel Studer (replies)
   Jul-16-16 Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga (replies)
   Jul-16-16 Grzegorz Gajewski (replies)
   Jul-16-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-16-16 A Sokolov vs J Ye, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-15-16 Wei Yi vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-15-16 S Megaranto vs E Hossain, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-14-16 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-14-16 E Cordova vs K Miton, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-13-16 Santasiere vs B Thurston, 1956 (replies)
   Jul-12-16 kevin86 chessforum (replies)
   Jul-12-16 Schirmer vs Schleipen, 1956 (replies)
   Jul-11-16 Rafael Bakunts
   Jul-11-16 Bachana Morchiashvili
   Jul-11-16 Lenderman vs Nakamura, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-10-16 S Williams vs D Howell, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-08-16 C Storey vs D Howell, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-07-16 K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-06-16 V Kamenov vs T Galunov, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-05-16 Mark Plotkin
   Jul-05-16 R Mamedov vs N Dzagnidze, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-04-16 Berk Olcum vs T Tsereteli, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-03-16 Andrei Volokitin (replies)
   Jul-03-16 E de Groote vs D Arutinian, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-02-16 Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961 (replies)
   Jul-01-16 Nisipeanu vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-30-16 E Mitrev vs I Vladimirov, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-29-16 J Pyrowicz vs A Latocha, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-28-16 Anish Giri (replies)
   Jun-28-16 R Leenaerts vs A Dardha, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-27-16 Jan Paul Cremer vs A Neffe, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-26-16 D Janaszak vs A Siwiec, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-24-16 Tan Zhongyi vs Shen Yang, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-23-16 K Ulanowski vs E Kustal, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-22-16 A S Rasmussen vs T Rydstrom, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-20-16 Jorden van Foreest (replies)
   Jun-20-16 Ori Kobo
   Jun-20-16 W So vs S Fedorchuk, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-19-16 S Fedorchuk vs I D Dorfman, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-18-16 Texel vs Hakkapeliitta, 2016
   Jun-18-16 Ranko Szuhanek
   Jun-18-16 Nakamura vs J L Hammer, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-17-16 B Koch vs H Nowarra, 1938 (replies)
   Jun-15-16 F Montoliu Cervero vs P Lasinskas, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-14-16 Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-13-16 Danny Kopec (replies)
   Jun-13-16 C Orbaan vs Pilnik, 1956 (replies)
   Jun-12-16 Korchnoi vs S Nedeljkovic, 1957 (replies)
   Jun-11-16 Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu (replies)
   Jun-11-16 Anton Kovalyov (replies)
   Jun-11-16 Chopra Aryan (replies)
   Jun-11-16 Ivan Ivanisevic (replies)
   Jun-10-16 Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 (replies)
   Jun-09-16 Korchnoi vs Yusupov, 1988 (replies)
   Jun-08-16 Vahe Baghdasaryan
   Jun-08-16 Aleksei Pridorozhni (replies)
   Jun-08-16 N Bakulin vs Korchnoi, 1950 (replies)
   Jun-07-16 Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 (replies)
   Jun-06-16 Francesco di Castellvi (replies)
   Jun-06-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jun-06-16 S Dittmann vs R Fuchs, 1956 (replies)
   Jun-05-16 Vera Nebolsina (replies)
   Jun-05-16 Xueyi Li
   Jun-05-16 Alisher Begmuratov
   Jun-05-16 Le Quang Liem (replies)
   Jun-05-16 Sethuraman P Sethuraman (replies)
   Jun-05-16 A Pomar Salamanca vs E P De La Prida, 1964 (replies)
   Jun-04-16 Anand vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-03-16 Caruana vs Tomashevsky, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-02-16 Yiyi Xiao vs Ying Zhu, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-01-16 W Winter vs Sultan Khan, 1931 (replies)
   Jun-01-16 J M Bellon Lopez vs N Padevsky, 1972 (replies)
   May-31-16 B Hammar vs E Jonsson, 2014 (replies)
   May-30-16 D Mitran vs M Carbajo Berrocal, 2007 (replies)
   May-29-16 S Kasparov vs K Pytel, 2007 (replies)
   May-28-16 Andrey Vovk
   May-27-16 M Petrosyan vs I Kovalenko, 2015 (replies)
   May-26-16 G Szilagyi vs Robatsch, 1966 (replies)
   May-25-16 Gashimov Memorial (2016) (replies)
   May-25-16 B Koch vs J Jezek, 1956 (replies)
   May-24-16 W Buis vs E J Diemer, 1956 (replies)
   May-23-16 Igor Kovalenko (replies)
   May-23-16 Ernesto Inarkiev (replies)
   May-23-16 M Golubev vs G Sagalchik, 1983 (replies)
   May-22-16 Ilya Makoveev (replies)
   May-22-16 Blatny vs E Vladimirov, 1989 (replies)
   May-21-16 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (replies)
   May-21-16 Eltaj Safarli (replies)
   May-21-16 Movsesian vs A Adly, 2015 (replies)
   May-20-16 Saidy vs Suttles, 1966 (replies)
   May-19-16 Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 (replies)
   May-18-16 Robson vs Lingala Sri Harsha, 2006 (replies)
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March of the Penguins

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  Penguincw: <Switch>

Well, France is also celebrating the results of the election as well. ;)

But yeah, I was surprised too that Finland loss. France isn't a bad team, but Finland was the favourite entering today. But all teams here are good, and upsets are bound to happen.

Finland gave up 5 goals today, which does point to perhaps a goaltending/defense problem. Unfortunately, Pekka Rinne is currently competing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Nashville Predators. His team leads 3-2 in a best of 7 series in the quarter-final round of the playoffs.

Canada and the US also have many players competing in the playoffs, but they have more depth. Neither Bellemare, Roussel or Auvitu are in the SCP currently.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw: Finland gave up 5 goals today, which does point to perhaps a goaltending/defense problem.>

Defensive errors and so-so goalkeeping were both to blame. For a long time, it's been very rare for Finland to have a goaltending problem; but Korpisalo has been less than convincing so far. I hope our other goalies get an opportunity to show their form in the next games.

Mind you, the whole Finnish team has been less than convincing so far. It's not that long ago that we could reliably build really strong teams just from players in the European leagues; but now it seems most of our talented young players head to America as soon as they're even remotely ready. Looking at our team in this tournament, it's basically a combination of young guys from the NHL and old guys from European leagues.

Of course, there's another explanation for that beyond America swallowing most of our young talents: team selection. It's easier for an upcoming player to impress team selectors if he plays in the NHL.

We also have a new coach this year (Lauri Marjamäki), and I think that's part of the problem. His first big tournament was the World Cup, which was a flop; then there was the Euro Hockey Tour, which wasn't a <total> flop but didn't go well either; now here's the World Championships, and we seem to be heading for another flop. Under our previous coaches flops were few and far between; hopefully he can turn the ship around before it sinks.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw: Unfortunately, Pekka Rinne is currently competing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Nashville Predators. His team leads 3-2 in a best of 7 series in the quarter-final round of the playoffs.>

He's playing too well. We'd have got him if he weren't in good shape :-)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: We somehow managed to lose to the Czechs (on penalties) after being 3-0 up after two periods, and 3-1 up with two and a half minutes to play.

Respect to the Czechs; much like their U18 team earlier, they kept the pressure up and never stopped trying. But it was still up to us to find a way to lose it, and we delivered... again.

The refs seemed to fall asleep at the end, to the extent that when someone woke them up and explained the game was over, it took them a while to realize what had happened. We should have got a penalty shot or at least a power play in overtime; but it was entirely our fault the game went to overtime in the first place.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Whew... we came back from 2-0 down to beat Switzerland in overtime, the first time all tournament that we've finished a game well.

Now we just need you to beat Norway in regulation and we have a playoff spot in spite of all the ugliness... a bit of help, please :)

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  Penguincw: < Now we just need you to beat Norway in regulation and we have a playoff spot in spite of all the ugliness... a bit of help, please :) >

Done. :)


Damn, playoff time already. Well, here's my bracket prediction.


- <USA> vs. FIN

- <SWE> vs. SUI

- <CAN> vs. GER

- <RUS> vs. CZE


- <USA> vs. SWE

- <CAN> vs. RUS


<CAN> vs. USA


<RUS> vs. SWE

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Wow, you really went out on a limb! :)

My predictions...


- <USA> vs. FIN

- <SWE> vs. SUI

- <CAN> vs. GER

- <RUS> vs. CZE


- USA vs. <SWE>

- <CAN> vs. RUS


<CAN> vs. SWE


<RUS> vs. USA


I'd like to say we'll beat the Americans, but unfortunately that isn't likely. They've played much better than us so far; and normally, when they play us, they do better and not worse than tournament results would indicate. Something about their playstyle makes them a very tough opponent for us.

A lucky break like this would help :)


CAN-FIN 5-2. We were outclassed in almost every area, but especially near the goal - both offensively and defensively. We couldn't get the puck in front of your goal... at least not with any of our players anywhere nearby.

It's pretty telling that our defencemen had more shots on goal than yours, even though you controlled the game. Our forwards were neutralized so well that even when they had the puck in your zone, the only thing they could do was pass to a defenceman who would shoot from the blue line. Your defencemen didn't have to shoot - you always had a forward in a better position that they could pass to.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: USA-FIN 0-2 :-))

So much for sloppy defence and so-so goalkeeping.

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  Penguincw: < USA-FIN 0-2 >

Ooh, FIN wins, destroying both our brackets. I think someone needs to be more loyal to their country. ;)

However, since I predicted the US will go to the finals and lose, while you predicted the US will not win another game, I'm in a bit of trouble. Every other game at this point has an identical prediction. So believe it or not, you've actually clinched at least a share of gold. So, go Finland. :)


As for the other 3 games, 3/3. I got the rare opportunity to watch CAN-GER live, and nearly got a heart attack after the SHG. Luckily Canada didn't need OT, because who knows what can happen in OT.

CAN will face RUS next. Luckily RUS does not have Ovechkin despite the Washington Capitals being eliminated in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (injury), as CAN doesn't have Sidney Crosby, but still more than enough depth.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Nice comeback from Canada!

Russia's play in the third period reminded me of some of our games in this tournament :)

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  Penguincw: With Sweden's semifinal win, you clinched the gold, and I got the silver, just like Canada did. Last 2 games pointless to the medalling, but oh well, here are the final standings:

<SwitchingQuylthulg>, 6

<Penguincw>, 5

HOF Standings:

♔♔♔♕ <SwitchingQuylthulg>

♔♔♕♖ <Penguincw>

<Mating Net>

(assuming the World Cup of Hockey 2016 doesn't count, but if it does, add a gold for me and Switch)

Thanks all for playing, and see you next time, which will likely be ... the World Juniors at the very end of the calendar year.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Congratulations on your shiny new silver medal! ;-)

That was an exciting and entertaining final. Both sides played good hockey, both goalies played great games, and Sweden were that little bit luckier... as usual.

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  OhioChessFan: <Lonely penguin tries to find love on 'Plenty of Fish' dating website>

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  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

Less than 2 days till Norway Chess!

Countdown to Norway...

Altibox Norway Chess 2017

♘Altibox♘Norway Chess 2017♗Altibox♗

This tournament will run from Jun. 6th thru Jun. 16th 2017. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Karjakin, Kramnik, Nakamura, So & Vachier-Lagrave

Average rating: 2797.05 - Category: XXII


<<> Altibox Norway Chess 2017 <>>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

*** User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2017 - 11 years running)**

*User: OhioChessFan - 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>.*


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

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  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

Sinquefield Cup 2017 begins Wednesday August 2nd!!!

Countdown to the Sinquefield Cup...

♘Sinquefield♘Sinquefield Cup 2017♗Sinquefield♗

This tournament will run from Aug. 2nd thru Aug 12th 2017. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Caruana, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura, So, Svidler & Vachier-Lagrave

Average rating: 2787 - Category XXII


<<> Sinquefield Cup 2017 <>>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

*** User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2017 - 11 years running)**

*User: OhioChessFan - 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>.*


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

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  Penguincw: Happy International Left-Handers Day.
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  jith1207: <Penguincw> I think you are too busy these days, missing your messages in POTD, etc., hope it's all fine at your end! Have great time in good health!
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  Penguincw: Hi <jith1207>. Thanks for your concern. Yeah, I have been busy, but I still do visit the site daily, even if I don't post anything. Most of my recent posts have been on baseball (because I seem to understand it better than chess, and I do watch a lot of baseball). But everything is fine in my personal life, including my health. :)

Take care!

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  WannaBe: We get hockey back tonight! Wheee! I wanna see someone drive that Zamboni like a stolen Corvette around the rink. =))
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  Penguincw: <WannaBe>

Yep, hockey is back. It should be a great season, but I am a bit occupied, and so there's only enough room for 1 sport. And you know what it is: postseason baseball.

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  WannaBe: You don't follow professional curling? Wassamattayou?
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  WinKing: Medal History for <Penguincw> in <chessmoron>'s prediction game:

(Compiled on August 15, 2017)

♔9♘11♗22 <Penguincw>


4 - 0 - 0 = 4

LCC11:StdMvRnk(1t) + BonusRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(1) + 1stRanker(1t)//


1 - 3 - 2 = 6


Biel12:StdMvRnk(3) + 1stRanker(2t)//

Bil12:StdMvRnk(2) + StdMv/Bonus(3) + 1stRanker(1t)//


0 - 1 - 3 = 4

Tat13:StdMvRnk(3) + StdMv/Bonus(3) + 1stRanker(2)//



0 - 1 - 4 = 5







1 - 2 - 3 = 6

Tat15:StdMvRnk(2) + StdMv/Bonus(2) + 1stRanker(1)//

Nor15:BonusRnk(3) + Nor15:StdMv/Bonus(3)//



1 - 2 - 6 = 9

Tata16:StdMvRnk(3) + 1stRanker(3t)//

Nor16:StdMvRnk(2t) + 1stRanker(1)//




LCC16:StdMvRnk(3) + 1stRanker(2)//


2 - 2 - 4 = 8

Nor17:StdMvRnk(3t) + 1stRanker(3t)//

Dor17:StdMvRnk(3t) + BonusRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(1) + 1stRanker(3t)//

Biel17:StdMvRnk(2) + 1stRanker(2t)


42 medals - 9 Golds, 11 Silvers, 22 Bronze


If you see something I missed or something you think is not correct <Penguincw> just let me know. The only thing I am striving for is accuracy.

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  WinKing: Hi <Penguincw>,

<<>The London Chess Classic 2017 begins Friday December 1st<>>

Less than 3 days to go!!!

Countdown to the London Chess Classic...

♘LCC♘London Chess Classic 2017♗LCC♗

This tournament will run from Dec. 1st thru Dec. 11th 2017. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Adams, Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Caruana, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura, So, & Vachier-Lagrave

Average rating: 2779(as of 11/25/17) - Category XXII


<<> London Chess Classic 2017 <>>

Pairings and Schedule -

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

*** User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in) ***

**User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2017 - 11 years running)**

*User: OhioChessFan - 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>.*


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

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  Penguincw: Just noticed that has updated the Statistics Page, and woo, I'm on the leaderboard. Finally. 34th place, pretty solid.
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