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

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. :)


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: 900 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 14951 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-19-18 Jeremy Lim
Penguincw: < plang: I don't think the Red Sox with 108 wins will pass as a cinderella team > I imagine their bullpen, especially Kimbrel is why they aren't heavy favourites. HOU really is a complete team. (read this comment as if the series wasn't over yet)
   Oct-16-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: < sydbarrett: Missed the first day of betting... > Looks like a lot of people did. I'm currently in 12th place at 950. Hmm. (and late congrats goes out to <4tmac>)
   Oct-01-18 Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 (replies)
Penguincw: < Check It Out: If you didnt get this one the third time perhaps connect four is your game. > Really hope so. Missed the puzzle for a 3rd time.
   Sep-26-18 R Smirka vs Santasiere, 1924
Penguincw: 4...c5. Black getting greedy and trying to hang onto that pawn plus. But white, trying to hang onto their pawn (or else be down a pawn), plays 11.Qf3 and loses castling rights too.
   Sep-24-18 Radjabov vs Morozevich, 2008 (replies)
Penguincw: I missed it entirely. Went for 64.Qa6+, the queen sac. I wasn't looking for a queen sac, just thought it was the best. Black escapes after 64...bxa6 65.Rc6+ Ka7 (not Ka5) 66.Rxa6+ Kb7. And it's the last Monday of the month too.
   Sep-18-18 Kotronias vs D King, 1990 (replies)
Penguincw: Ah, the quiet move gets me again! If 26...gxh6 27.Nxh6# 1-0, looks almost like a "Suffocation Mate". [DIAGRAM] (source: Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns )
   Sep-17-18 Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 (replies)
Penguincw: Is there really just 1 right answer when white is already up 3 pawns? But yay, nice to see that Monday puzzles are here (last Saturday had a Tuesday like puzzle). 1/1 this week.
   Sep-15-18 Smirin vs Pelletier, 2002 (replies)
Penguincw: Order of puzzles messed up again? I always didn't want to check out the Saturday puzzle, but did, and wow, that was easy.
   Sep-13-18 Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 (replies)
Penguincw: Ah, this classic pattern. But I missed it. And it was a recent puzzle too...
   Sep-12-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Penguincw: It is the GM level here, so I can understand why So resigned after 28...Qxd1+. But you know, it would've been nice to see the combination. Thankfully many have pointed it out already. I found 28...Qxd1+ 29.Bxd1 Re1+ 30.Kg2, but would've incorrectly followed up with 30...Be4+, and ...
   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-29-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
   Aug-28-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
   Aug-28-18 Golden Executive chessforum (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-21-18 Penguincw chessforum (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 cu8sfan chessforum (replies)
   Aug-13-18 Topalov vs W So, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-11-18 chessforum (replies)
   Aug-11-18 Topalov vs T Paehtz Sr, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-11-18 Komodo (Computer)
   Aug-11-18 Stockfish (Computer)
   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 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   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 Stonehenge chessforum (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 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Jul-17-18 A Y Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-16-18 Naiditsch vs C Jeitz, 2016 (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
   Jul-05-18 Yifan Hou
   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 offramp chessforum (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
   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
   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
   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
   Jun-19-18 J Salomon vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-18-18 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012
   Jun-17-18 Bronstein vs Geller, 1961
   Jun-17-18 Ottomar Ladva
   Jun-16-18 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 (replies)
   Jun-15-18 Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-15-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-15-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand, 2018
   Jun-15-18 W So vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-14-18 Fischer vs Fine, 1963
   Jun-14-18 G Jones vs V Dobrov, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-12-18 Keres vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
   Jun-12-18 M Efroimski vs T Munkhchuluun, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-12-18 Roeland Pruijssers (replies)
   Jun-12-18 Samuel Shankland (replies)
   Jun-11-18 Karen Emilyevich Movsziszian
   Jun-11-18 Helgi Ass Gretarsson
   Jun-11-18 Anastasios Pavlidis
   Jun-11-18 S Petrenko vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-10-18 Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934
   Jun-09-18 Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944
   Jun-07-18 Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-07-18 Dmitry Jakovenko
   Jun-06-18 Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938
   Jun-05-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-05-18 Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908
   Jun-05-18 D Perez vs J Jackova, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-04-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
   Jun-04-18 Luis Engel
   Jun-04-18 Lara Schulze
   Jun-04-18 Vasif Durarbayli
   Jun-04-18 Ziji Zhang
   Jun-04-18 Wang Hao
   Jun-04-18 Aryan Tari
   Jun-04-18 Mamedyarov vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-04-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-04-18 H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907
   Jun-04-18 N Lopes vs U O'Boyle, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-03-18 Jiri Stocek
   Jun-03-18 Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (replies)
   Jun-03-18 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
   Jun-03-18 Anand vs Ding Liren, 2018
   Jun-03-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian, 2018
   Jun-03-18 Jon Ludvig Hammer (replies)
   Jun-03-18 Tamas Fodor Jr
   Jun-02-18 Wei Yi (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Timur Gareyev
   Jun-02-18 Jiri Horak
   Jun-02-18 Miklos Galyas (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Carlsen vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-02-18 Zagrebelny vs N R McDonald, 2000 (replies)
   Jun-01-18 Daniel Pulvett Marin
   Jun-01-18 Angel Espinosa Aranda
   Jun-01-18 Jeffery Xiong (replies)
   Jun-01-18 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-01-18 Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
   Jun-01-18 Qiuyu Huang
   Jun-01-18 Yichen Han
   Jun-01-18 takchess chessforum (replies)
   Jun-01-18 Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 (replies)
   May-31-18 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (B00) (replies)
   May-31-18 W So vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
   May-31-18 E Hansen vs J Xiong, 2017 (replies)
   May-30-18 A Heimann vs B Stillger, 2017 (replies)
   May-30-18 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
   May-29-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   May-29-18 W Jacobusse vs S Potter, 2008 (replies)
   May-28-18 Mamedyarov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018
   May-28-18 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   May-28-18 M Elgohary vs K Elfelo, 2008 (replies)
   May-25-18 M Antipov vs S V Ivanov, 2017
   May-23-18 I Bulmaga vs J Rojas Solano, 2008 (replies)
   May-22-18 D Bojovic vs M Zarkovic, 2008 (replies)
   May-21-18 S Maroroa vs A Diamant, 2018 (replies)
   May-20-18 A Esipenko vs M Mikadze, 2018 (replies)
   May-19-18 Aman Hambleton (replies)
   May-18-18 Ju Wenjun (replies)
   May-17-18 Women's World Championship (2018) (replies)
   May-16-18 Cees van der Zee
   May-16-18 K Rathnakaran vs K Arjun, 2017 (replies)
   May-15-18 M Rodshtein vs T L Petrosian, 2008 (replies)
   May-14-18 F Beltz vs A Guerrero Rodriguez, 2008 (replies)
   May-10-18 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012
   May-09-18 C Bleis vs K Haznedaroglu, 2005 (replies)
   May-08-18 E Safarli vs A Donchenko, 2017 (replies)
   May-07-18 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012
   May-07-18 S Maroroa vs J Wilson, 2008 (replies)
   May-04-18 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012
   May-04-18 G Guseinov vs M Ezat, 2008 (replies)
   May-01-18 J Moreby vs P Roberson, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-30-18 Annie Wang (replies)
   Apr-30-18 N Paikidze vs A Wang, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-30-18 N Paikidze vs A Wang, 2018
   Apr-30-18 A Wang vs N Paikidze, 2018
   Apr-30-18 US Championship (Women) (2018) (replies)
   Apr-30-18 S Foisor vs A Wang, 2018
   Apr-30-18 S Shankland vs A Liang, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-30-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
   Apr-30-18 R Vidruska vs O Badelka, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-29-18 Jennifer Yu vs A Sharevich, 2018
   Apr-28-18 A Liang vs Z Izoria, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Lenderman vs J Xiong, 2018
   Apr-28-18 Y Zherebukh vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Ivan Saric (replies)
   Apr-28-18 Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-28-18 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 N Paikidze vs A Wang, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 Akobian vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-27-18 S Shankland vs Y Zherebukh, 2018
   Apr-26-18 Robson vs Akobian, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-26-18 A Wang vs I Krush, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-26-18 Nakamura vs S Shankland, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-26-18 Y Zherebukh vs Z Izoria, 2018
   Apr-26-18 S Foisor vs N Paikidze, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-26-18 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 N Paikidze vs A Zatonskih, 2018
   Apr-25-18 Jennifer Yu vs Maggie Feng, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 Z Izoria vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-25-18 Zviad Izoria (replies)
   Apr-25-18 P Tregubov vs Efimenko, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-24-18 Gashimov Memorial (2018) (replies)
   Apr-24-18 Topalov vs R Mamedov, 2018 (replies)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: My predictions:






<SWE> - CAN (Gold)

<FIN> - USA (Bronze)

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  Penguincw: Games have started a while ago.

So itís just me and <Switch> again. I could advertise this more, but I don't know.

I see our predictions this time mostly come down to RUS-CAN, but thereís more than that too.

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  WannaBe: Been following this tournament out of the corner of my eye (more interested in Stanley Cup...)

And since I'm not really sure which (NHL) players are playing for which countries, especially the 'big' ones, e.g. FIN, SWE, NOR, CAN, USA and who is still playing for the Cup, I did not offer any predictions.

But I do see, that US beat CZE, and will face SWE/LAT winner, right now, 1-0 SWE.

Canada won, and will play winner of FIN/SUI, current score 1-0 FIN.

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  Penguincw: < WannaBe: Been following this tournament out of the corner of my eye (more interested in Stanley Cup...) >

Same, but hey, that hasn't stopped me. It's all for fun. Hockey can be unpredictable, just like the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

< And since I'm not really sure which (NHL) players are playing for which countries, especially the 'big' ones, e.g. FIN, SWE, NOR, CAN, USA and who is still playing for the Cup, I did not offer any predictions. >

Wikipedia has the rosters posted for each team. Though it'll take a bit of research to figure out who's NHL, and who recently joined after their team was eliminated from the playoffs.

And well, I really need to look up what happens when <Switch> and I put faith on our own countries.

Through the QF, the current standings are

SwitchingQuylthulg, 3
Penguincw, 2

Next update will be after it's all done, on May/20. <Switch> has actually already clinched yet another gold, but I can still tie him only if the Americans beat the Canadians in the bronze medal game.

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  WannaBe: Geez US got killed!!
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  Penguincw: Desperate times calls for desperate measures. Is that why with 9 minutes to go the US pulled the goalie, down by 4?

What's the general rule of thumb? Minutes left when you pull your goalie should equal number of goals you're down plus one (maybe)?

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  WannaBe: <Penguincw> Well, it's an 'elimination' game, so I'd agree with the decision, in one NHL playoff game, (not even a real elimination game), but with team down 4-1 with 5 min left, goalie got pulled.

I mean, imagine, if you are the road team, game 1 of 7 series; and you are already down 5-1 10 min left in the 3rd period, why not? Or even if you are the home team.

So... Team's losing already, number of goals vs time left is debatable, obviously you wouldn't do it when puck is in your zone, or being short-handed. But if should get lucky and have Power Play...

Coach's call, I guess.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: The only hard-and-fast rule about pulling the goalie I've learned is that when either side pulls the goalie, the team that isn't Finland will score.
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  Penguincw: < Penguincw: ... <Switch> has actually already clinched yet another gold, but I can still tie him only if the Americans beat the Canadians in the bronze medal game. >

And it's a miracle.

Congrats to Sweden for not losing a single game, Switzerland for the surprise silver and the Americans for the bronze.

As for our contest,

♔ Penguincw, 5
♔ SwitchingQuylthulg, 5

This is the current top 2 spots in the HOF:

♔♔♔♔♔♔♕ <SwitchingQuylthulg>

♔♔♔♔♕♕♖ <Penguincw>

(note I counted the World Cup 2016 gold medals)

Thanks all for joining, and hope to see you next time, which will be probably be the IIHF Junior Championship at the end of the calendar year. See you then!

Oh, and one last note. Regarding <Switch> and my "loyalty" to our own countries.

Looking it up, (this is all for the <first game> that our countries played in the playoff/knockout stage, which includes relegation games):

I have predicted Canada to win 6 times, and they did so each of the previous 5 times. I have predicted Canada to lose just once, and they did (this tournament). (I really should've done my research before making predictions)

<Switch> has predicted Finland to win 3 times, and he was correct 2 times. He has predicted Finland to lose twice, and they've done it, once. So overall he's 3/5, and his country is 3-2.

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  WannaBe: TB losing at home (game 7) 3-0 with about 11 minutes left in the game. I'd say pull the goalie when the situation is right...

Whaddayagottalose? =))

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  WinKing: Hi <Penguincw>,

<<>Norway Chess 2018<>>

3Ĺ days to go!

Countdown to Norway Chess 2018:

♘Altibox♘Norway Chess 2018♗Altibox♗

This tournament will run from May 28th thru Jun. 7th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, So & Vachier-Lagrave

Average rating: 2790 (as of 5/3/18) - Category XXII


<<>Norway Chess 2018<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Monday May 28th & it starts @ 16:30hrs(4:30pm) Stavanger, Norway time(10:30am chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 16:30 hrs.

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

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

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - 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 2018 - 11 years running)

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>.


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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  takchess: Quite the collection of collections. Cheers, Jim
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  Penguincw: Haha yes. I still have a chance at qualifying for the Championship leg.

Grand Chess Tour Belgium (Rapid) Round 6 : PICK THREE : Black-Black-Draw [cash in ticket] 25 YOU WIN! COLLECT 879 34:1 35.16 879 Jun-13-18

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  WinKing: Hi <Penguincw>,

<<>Dortmund Sparkassen 2018<>>

Less than 3 days to go!

Countdown to Dortmund 2018:

♘Sparkassen♘Dortmund 2018♗Sparkassen♗


This tournament will run from July 14th thru July 22nd 2018. (7 Rounds)

Participants include: Kramnik, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Duda, Wojtaszek, Nisipeanu, Kovalev & Meier

Average rating: 2720 (as of 7/9/18) - Category XIX


<<>Dortmund Sparkassen 2018<>>

Schedule - https://www.sparkassen-chess-meetin...

Round 1 is Saturday July 14th & it starts @ 15:00hrs.(3pm) Dortmund, Germany time(9am chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 15:00 hrs. except the final 7th round which begins 2hrs earlier 13:00 hrs.(1pm)

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

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

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - 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 2018 - 11 years running)

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>.

<***All of these prediction games may not be active for this tournament***>


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She(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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  WannaBe: Happy International Lefty Day!!
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  Penguincw: Thanks <WannaBe>. Are you left-handed too?
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Me? Moi? No... I am only left handed when I drive, because I use my right hand to play with the radio and pick up my bottle of water from the centre console. =))
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  WinKing: Hi <Penguincw>,

<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>

Less than 4 days to go!

Countdown to the 2018 Sinquefield Cup:

♘St. Louis♘2018 Sinquefield Cup♗St. Louis♗

This tournament will run from August 18th thru August 27th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Aronian, Karjakin, Grischuk, Nakamura & So

Average rating: 2788 (as of 8/6/18) - Category XXII


<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>

Schedule -

Round 1 is Saturday, August 18th & it starts @ 13:00hrs (1pm) St. Louis, USA time(2pm chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 13:00hrs (1pm).

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

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

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - 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 2018 - 11 years running)

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>.


Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She(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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  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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