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lost in space
Member since Apr-03-08 · Last seen Aug-14-18
Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Lift off

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you...

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do
Now I am a traveler from both time and space

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   Aug-14-18 thegoodanarchist chessforum (replies)
 
lost in space: Hello <thegoodanachist>, no I have not announced to leave <CG.com>, I announced not to participate the daily puzzle as long as it is such a mess as now. At least I tried to announce what I just said. Maybe not in the best English :-)
 
   Aug-13-18 Topalov vs W So, 2016 (replies)
 
lost in space: Goodbye. No interest from <CG> to correct this @#$%*&!#; so no interest from my side too.
 
   Aug-09-18 V Laznicka vs Movsesian, 2007 (replies)
 
lost in space: <<Lost in space:> I love Mondays! A strange back rank mate with the help of the Ne8. 32.Qh8 Lxh8 33. Rh8 mate> Found the same solution also 6 weeks later....and was quite sure to have seen this puzzle in the past. Means: No signs for a mental depletion
 
   Aug-08-18 W So vs V Durarbayli, 2015 (replies)
 
lost in space: ....now I see that it was also too complicated for me a month ago. Meens, I made no progress during that time
 
   Aug-07-18 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2018 (replies)
 
lost in space: Hope the outside programmer will come soon! Poor Carlsen! Shaking the head for weeks can cause brain damage! Ask Angus Young from AC/DC
 
   Aug-07-18 Taimanov vs Psakhis, 1981 (replies)
 
lost in space: Hello <Penguincw>, 36...Rg1+ 37. Rxg1 Nf2+ 38. Kg2 Rg8 and it is all over
 
   Aug-06-18 K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami, 2008 (replies)
 
lost in space: Hi <Penguincw> 30. Qh6+ Kh6 (only move) 31. Nf6# I love Mondays!
 
   Aug-02-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
 
lost in space: Hi <GE>, thank you very much for hosting this contest. As perfectly done as always! And concrats to all winners!
 
   Aug-02-18 lost in space chessforum (replies)
 
lost in space: <<Result Biel Chess tournament prediction contest 2018> <Golden Executive:> <Standard Ranker - FINAL> Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct. ♔ 21, Count Wedgemore, 10, 70.0 % ♕ 19, cromat, 10, 63.3 % ♕ 19, Golden Executive, 10, 63.3 % ...
 
   Jul-31-18 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
 
lost in space: <<lost in space:> <<piltdown man>: Way too famous!> Correct> Correct
 
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May-19-18
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  OhioChessFan: https://condenaststore.com/featured...
May-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: :-)
LOL

Will leave my tin can in my Sunday space suite and visit the space bar close by. Should give me better chances not to come home alone.

May-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <lost in space>,

<<>Norway Chess 2018<>>

3½ days to go!

Countdown to Norway Chess 2018:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Altibox♘Norway Chess 2018♗Altibox♗

http://norwaychess.no/en

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 - http://norwaychess.no/en/program-20...

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!!!

*****

May-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: From one of my blitz games with me as white, played today.

After move 33 this position was on the board:


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All wins, but I found a mate in 3:

34. Rxa6+! Rxa6 35. Nb7#

I like the mating net.


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May-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Und es ist sogar ein <reines Matt>*! Sehr schön!

* Ein Mattbild, bei dem das Mattfeld und die Fluchtfelder des mattgesetzten Königs nur aus jeweils einem Grund nicht betreten werden dürfen.

May-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Hallo <whiteshark>, danke für die Rückmeldung. Ich kannte bisher die Bezeichnung „reines Matt“ nicht; aber wahrscheinlich war das reine Matt der Grund, warum ich das Mattbild als ästhetisch empfand.

Allerdings war das Spiel beider Seiten vorher alles andere als „rein", eher im Gegenteil.

Jun-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: An other short (but not very perfect) blitz game, this time with me as black.

1. e4 c5 2. b4 d5

my way to play this opening

3. Bb5+ Nc6 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Bxc6+ Qxc6 6. Qf3 cxb4 7. c3 Bd7 8. Qxc6 Bxc6 9. Nf3 Bxf3

Maybe not the best, but a practical decision. Pawn up and white has a doubled f-pwan. At the same time Black is not behind in development. Looked winnable for Black.


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10. gxf3 bxc3 11. Nxc3 Nf6 12. 0-0 e6 13. d4 Rc8 14. Nb5 a6 15. Ba3 Bxa3?

Much better was 16. axb5 and Black wins a minor piece.

16. Nxa3 0-0 17. Rac1 Rfd8 18. d5 Nxd5 19. Rc4 Rxc4 20. Nxc4 Nf4 21 Rc1 Ne2+ 0:1


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Jun-04-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Another example of a quick win in a Blitz game, this time with white.

1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. 0-0 c5 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Ne4 9. Nbd2 Nxd2 10. Bxd2 Bxc5 11. Rac1 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Bxd4 13. Rxc4 Bxb2 14. Rb1


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White has a slight edge, but not more.

14...b5?? 15. Rc7 Be5 16. 16. Bc6+ Kf8 17. Bb4+ Kg8 18. Bxa8! Bxc7 19. Rc1


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This wins the game. Black is completely helpless and will lose a piece.

19...e5 20. Rxc7 Be6 21. Bd5 h6 22. Bxe6 fxe6 23. Rxa7 1:0


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Jun-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<Golden Executive:> <Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

♔ 34, Count Wedgemore, 9, 75.6%
♔ 34, SwitchingQuylthulg, 9, 75.6%
♖ 33, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 73.3%
♖ 33, chessmoron, 9, 73.3%
~~~~
32, Legend, 9, 71.1%
31, OhioChessFan, 9, 68.9%
31, siamesedream, 9, 68.9%
28, DRAWER, 9, 62.2%
28, lost in space, 9, 62.2%
28, paavoh, 9, 62.2%
28, virginmind, 9, 62.2%
28, whiteshark, 9, 62.2%
28, WinKing, 9, 62.2%
27, Keyser Soze, 9, 60.0%
27, Penguincw, 9, 60.0%
26, cromat, 8, 65.0%
26, wordfunph, 9, 57.8%
25, Golden Executive, 9, 55.6%
24, lostemperor, 9, 53.3%
24, offramp, 9, 53.3%
23, juan31, 9, 51.1%
18, Robin01, 8, 45.0%
13, MONKEY, 9, 28.9%
11, WHITER, 9, 24.4%
6, BLACKER, 9, 13.3%

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 45, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 6/9, 24/32, 3/4 ♔ 45, chessmoron, 9, 6/10, 24/32, 3/3
♔ 45, Count Wedgemore, 9, 5/7, 26/35, 3/3 ♔ 45, SwitchingQuylthulg, 9, 5/7, 26/35, 3/3 ~~~~
43, siamesedream, 9, 6/9, 22/30, 3/6
42, OhioChessFan, 9, 5/9, 23/32, 3/4
41, Legend, 9, 3/5, 26/36, 3/4
40, whiteshark, 9, 6/12, 19/27, 3/6
39, Keyser Soze, 9, 6/17, 18/25, 3/3
39, Penguincw, 9, 4/12, 19/27, 4/6
38, cromat, 8, 4/7, 18/26, 4/7
38, lost in space, 9, 4/10, 21/31, 3/4
38, paavoh, 9, 4/10, 21/31, 3/4
38, virginmind, 9, 4/9, 21/29, 3/7
37, offramp, 9, 5/13, 15/22, 4/10
37, WinKing, 9, 3/9, 22/33, 3/3
37, wordfunph, 9, 3/9, 19/27, 4/9
36, Golden Executive, 9, 5/15, 17/24, 3/6
35, juan31, 9, 4/12, 15/23, 4/10
33, lostemperor, 9, 3/13, 18/26, 3/6
31, Robin01, 8, 5/13, 9/14, 4/13
28, DRAWER, 9, 0/0, 28/45, 0/0
22, WHITER, 9, 11/45, 0/0, 0/0
19, MONKEY, 9, 2/16, 9/14, 2/15
18, BLACKER, 9, 0/0, 0/0, 6/45

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $12.99, alfamikewhiskey, 9
♕ $11.54, Penguincw, 9
♖ $10.12, chessmoron, 9
~~~~
$8.06, siamesedream, 9
$7.77, juan31, 9
$6.80, Count Wedgemore, 9
$6.55, SwitchingQuylthulg, 9
$1.84, cromat, 8
$1.58, Legend, 9
$0.43, OhioChessFan, 9
$0.17, whiteshark, 9
-$3.03, Keyser Soze, 9
-$3.17, offramp, 9
-$4.82, Golden Executive, 9
-$5.19, virginmind, 9
-$6.52, Robin01, 8
-$6.99, wordfunph, 9
-$7.55, WinKing, 9
-$8.04, lost in space, 9
-$8.06, paavoh, 9
-$14.49, lostemperor, 9>

I had good results... and then there were those 2 horrible final rounds (horrible for my results here)...

Always big fun, so I will continue.

Jun-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: A Blitz game from today, I was Black.

1. e4 d6 2. d4 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Be2 Nc6 7. 0-0 e5 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Nd3 a5 11. Be3 f5 12. Re1 f4 13. Bd2 Nf6 14. c5 g5 15. Rc1 Rf7 16. Rc2 Bf8 17. Qb1 Ng6 18. b4 axb4 19. Qxb4 g4


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Close to even.

20. Rec1 Rg7 21. a4 f3 22. gxf3 gxf3 23. Bxf3 Nf4+ 24. Kf1 Bh3+ 25. Ke1 Rg1#


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Quick end

Jun-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here a second one with only 14 moves. I was white.

1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 f5 5 .f4 Qh4+ 6. g3 Qd8 7. Nf3 exf4 8. Bf4 Nf6 9. Qe2 fxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxd5 11. Nf6+? (Nd6+!) 11... Kf7 12. Nxd5 Kg8 13. Qc4 Nc6 14. Nf6#

I like the final position.


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Jun-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here the last one from last game, played last Friday. This times 19 moves. I was white.

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 Nc6 7. Be3 Bf5 8. Nc3 e6 9. Nf3 Nb4 10. Rc1 c5 11. a3

So far theory

11...Nc2+? 12. Rxc2 cxd4 13. Rd2 Nxc4 14. Bxc4 b5 15. Bxb5+ Ke7 16. Rxd4 Qa5 17. Rd7+ Ke8 18. Re7+ Kxe7 19. Qd7#


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Jun-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: I have always felt that some people are fated to become world champions and some people are not, such as Bronstein, Larsen and Korchnoi. If you are destined to, then that's destiny too. " --- Kasparov

and Keres, Schlechter etc. Of couse also LIS

Jun-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: For the historians: This is post 9k from LIS at CG.com
Jun-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<lost in space:> I have always felt that some people are fated to become world champions and some people are not, such as Bronstein, Larsen and Korchnoi. If you are destined to, then that's destiny too. " --- Kasparov and Keres, Schlechter etc. Of couse also LIS>

and Chucky, Reshevski, Hübner, etc etc.

On the other hand there are Max Euwe, Petrosian, eventually also Spasski, were I had the impression that they never were the best players in the world and became World Champions due to very special circumstance....Also just fate.

Jun-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: a new blitzgame of me from yesterday, only 15 moves. I was white.

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 f6?! 5. Bf4?! g5 6. Bg3

Not the best, because now Qb6 is strong.

6...g4? 7. Nh4 Qa5+ 8. c3 Bxb1 9. Rxb1 fxe5 10. Bxe5


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White is clearly better

10...Ng6 11. Bxf6 exf6 12. Qxg4 h5? (again no development move)

13. Qe6+ Be7 14. Ng6 Qxa2 (desperation)

15. Qxe7#


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Jun-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here the latest example of a miniature Blitz game of mine from last Friday. I was White.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 b6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. exd5 exd5 6. c4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. N2f3 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Qe7+ 10. Be2


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Felt well in this position, development plus in an open position.

10...dxc4 11. Qa4+ (I was close to ply 0-0 without thinking...)

11...Bd7 12. Qxb4 Qxb4 13. Bxb4 Ne7 14. Bxc4 Nbc6 15. Nxc6 Nxc6 16. Bd6 0-0-0? 17. Ba6#


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Jul-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <lost in space>,

<<>Dortmund Sparkassen 2018<>>

Less than 3 days to go!

Countdown to Dortmund 2018:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Sparkassen♘Dortmund 2018♗Sparkassen♗

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

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!!!

*****

Jul-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here one new short blitz game from last Friday. I was white.

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4

Bxf6 is seen more often (which I prefer normally as well)

6...g5 7. Bg3 dxc4 8. e4 g4 9. Ne5 Nh5?

White is also better after the better move 9...b5, but after 9. Nh5 white is already close to winning

10. Bxc4 b5 11. Bb3 b4 12. Na4 f6?? 13. Qxg4 Nxg3 14. Qg6+ Ke7 15. Qf7+ Kd6 16. Nc4#


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Lack of development and no king safety...

Jul-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here a second example, this time with a few more moves, but still short. I was black. Again Blitz, game from yesterday.

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Nf3 e6 5. d4

Back to the open Sicilain; White reached his goal to avoid the Najdorf, one of the many methods.

5....cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Bb5 Bd7 8. 0-0 Be7 9. Bg5 Rc8 10. Bxf6?! Bxf6 11. Nxc6 Bxc6

Black has a slight advantage.

12. Qd3 0-0 (12...Bxc3 was a good option) 13. Bxc6 Rxc6 14. Nd1 Qc7 15. c3 Rd8 16. Qe3 d5 17. exd5 Rxd5 18. Qxa7 Rcd5?!

Better was 18...Ra6

19. Qa8+ Rd8 20. Qa7 Ra5 21. Qe3 Re5 22. Qf4 Bg5 23. Qg4 Rd2 24. f4? Qb6+ 25. Ne3 Rxe3 26. Qxg5? Ree2+ 27. Kh1 Rxh2#


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Jul-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<<Golden Executive:> DORTMUND 2018 >

<Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

18, DRAWER, 7, 64.3 %
♔ 18, WinKing, 7, 64.3 %
♔ 18, wordfunph, 7, 64.3 %
♖ 17, chessmoron, 7, 60.7 %
~~~~
16, Count Wedgemore, 7, 57.1 %
16, Golden Executive, 7, 57.1 %
16, OhioChessFan, 7, 57.1 %
15, Penguincw, 7, 53.6 %
14, DerDiemer, 7, 50.0 %
14, Legend, 7, 50.0 %
14, lostemperor, 7, 50.0 %
14, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 50.0 %
13, alfamikewhiskey, 6, 54.2 %
13, cromat, 7, 46.4 %
13, juan31, 7, 46.4 %
13, Schwartz, 7, 46.4 %
13, siamesedream, 7, 46.4 %
13, YouRang, 7, 46.4 %
11, MONKEY, 7, 39.3 %
10, lost in space, 6, 41.7 %
10, whiteshark, 6, 41.7 %
9, offramp, 6, 37.5 %
9, morfishine, 7, 32.1 %
8, Keyser Soze, 4, 50.0 %
6, WHITER, 7, 21.4 %
4, BLACKER, 7, 14.3 %
2, jith1207, 1, 50.0 %
2, virginmind, 1, 50.0 %

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 20, Golden Executive, 7, 0/4, 14/22, 2/2 ♔ 20, WinKing, 7, 2/5, 16/23, 0/0
♖ 19, chessmoron, 7, 2/6, 15/22, 0/0
♖ 19, wordfunph, 7, 1/3, 17/25, 0/0
~~~~
18, DerDiemer, 7, 2/6, 11/16, 1/6
18, DRAWER, 7, 0/0, 18/28, 0/0
18, OhioChessFan, 7, 2/7, 14/20, 0/1
17, Count Wedgemore, 7, 1/5, 15/23, 0/0
17, siamesedream, 7, 2/6, 10/16, 1/6
16, alfamikewhiskey, 6, 1/2, 11/19, 1/3
16, cromat, 7, 1/8, 11/18, 1/2
16, Legend, 7, 0/3, 13/21, 1/4
16, MONKEY, 7, 3/11, 7/9, 1/8
16, Penguincw, 7, 1/5, 14/22, 0/1
15, lostemperor, 7, 1/6, 13/21, 0/1
15, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 1/4, 13/22, 0/2
15, YouRang, 7, 2/8, 11/17, 0/3
14, juan31, 7, 1/7, 12/19, 0/2
14, offramp, 6, 3/10, 5/10, 1/4
14, Schwartz, 7, 1/6, 12/21, 0/1
13, whiteshark, 6, 3/13, 7/11, 0/0
12, BLACKER, 7, 0/0, 0/0, 4/28
12, WHITER, 7, 6/28, 0/0, 0/0
11, lost in space, 6, 1/6, 9/16, 0/2
11, morfishine, 7, 2/10, 7/15, 0/3
9, Keyser Soze, 4, 1/5, 7/11, 0/0
2, jith1207, 1, 0/2, 2/2, 0/0
2, virginmind, 1, 0/2, 2/2, 0/0

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $14.14, Legend, 7
♕ $13.35, DerDiemer, 7
♖ $8.10, WinKing, 7
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$6.71, Golden Executive, 7
$4.82, siamesedream, 7
$4.22, offramp, 6
$1.44, whiteshark, 6
$1.04, alfamikewhiskey, 6
$0.96, wordfunph, 7
$0.66, chessmoron, 7
-$0.06, Penguincw, 7
-$0.57, YouRang, 7
-$0.70, jith1207, 1
-$1.26, virginmind, 1
-$2.54, OhioChessFan, 7
-$2.94, Keyser Soze, 4
-$3.08, Count Wedgemore, 7
-$3.74, morfishine, 7
-$5.76, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7
-$6.24, cromat, 7
-$6.25, juan31, 7
-$6.54, lostemperor, 7
-$7.68, lost in space, 6
-$8.07, Schwartz, 7>

A desaster for me. Was on last place until the perfect last round. Sigh. Overestimates Kramnick, underestimated Duda in generell in this tournament.

Hopefully Biel will be better

Aug-02-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<Result Biel Chess tournament prediction contest 2018>

<Golden Executive:> <Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

♔ 21, Count Wedgemore, 10, 70.0 %
♕ 19, cromat, 10, 63.3 %
♕ 19, Golden Executive, 10, 63.3 %
~~~~
18, OhioChessFan, 10, 60.0 %
17, lost in space, 10, 56.7 %
17, offramp, 10, 56.7 %
17, whiteshark, 10, 56.7 %
17, WinKing, 10, 56.7 %
16, siamesedream, 9, 59.3 %
16, DRAWER, 10, 53.3 %
16, Schwartz, 10, 53.3 %
15, YouRang, 9, 55.6 %
15, DerDiemer, 10, 50.0 %
15, MONKEY, 10, 50.0 %
14, alfamikewhiskey, 10, 46.7 %
14, juan31, 10, 46.7 %
14, Penguincw, 10, 46.7 %
13, morfishine, 10, 43.3 %
13, wordfunph, 10, 43.3 %
12, chessmoron, 8, 50.0 %
12, SwitchingQuylthulg, 10, 40.0 %
9, WHITER, 10, 30.0 %
5, BLACKER, 10, 16.7 %
4, Legend, 9, 14.8 %

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 32, Count Wedgemore, 10, 5/6, 13/19, 3/5 ♕ 29, offramp, 10, 6/12, 8/10, 3/8
♖ 28, whiteshark, 10, 5/10, 9/13, 3/7
~~~~
27, cromat, 10, 6/7, 12/19, 1/4
27, DerDiemer, 10, 6/9, 6/10, 3/11
27, siamesedream, 9, 7/11, 7/9, 2/7
26, Golden Executive, 10, 5/6, 13/21, 1/3
26, OhioChessFan, 10, 6/9, 11/18, 1/3
26, WinKing, 10, 5/7, 10/16, 2/7
25, lost in space, 10, 4/6, 11/18, 2/6
23, juan31, 10, 5/11, 7/12, 2/7
23, YouRang, 9, 4/7, 9/15, 2/5
22, MONKEY, 10, 5/11, 9/13, 1/6
22, Schwartz, 10, 4/6, 11/20, 1/4
21, alfamikewhiskey, 10, 3/5, 9/16, 2/9
20, morfishine, 10, 3/9, 8/15, 2/6
18, Penguincw, 10, 2/3, 11/22, 1/5
18, SwitchingQuylthulg, 10, 6/12, 6/13, 0/5
18, WHITER, 10, 9/30, 0/0, 0/0
17, wordfunph, 10, 4/8, 9/17, 0/5
16, DRAWER, 10, 0/0, 16/30, 0/0
15, BLACKER, 10, 0/0, 0/0, 5/30
15, chessmoron, 8, 3/6, 9/16, 0/2
6, Legend, 9, 2/11, 2/7, 0/9

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $23.16, YouRang, 9
♕ $16.57, Penguincw, 10
♖ $10.91, offramp, 10
~~~~
$3.55, Count Wedgemore, 10
$1.94, OhioChessFan, 10
$1.88, cromat, 10
$1.73, alfamikewhiskey, 10
$1.36, DerDiemer, 10
$0.80, Golden Executive, 10
$0.19, siamesedream, 9
-$2.16, SwitchingQuylthulg, 10
-$2.75, lost in space, 10
-$3.07, Schwartz, 10
-$3.17, whiteshark, 10
-$3.66, WinKing, 10
-$4.21, juan31, 10
-$6.43, chessmoron, 8
-$8.71, morfishine, 10
-$11.53, wordfunph, 10
-$16.42, Legend, 9>

Good result for me; the last 2 rounds were not as good as the others before.

Aug-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Sad to see another longtime cg.com member announce he is leaving.

Are you aware that Daniel, the owner, died? And the guy who took the reigns isn't very familiar with the inner workings?

I am taking the approach of being patient. Waiting to see if things can get straightened out.

Aug-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: OK, I understand your message now.

It's a good point - the daily puzzle is repeating recent puzzles, so it isn't a real test.

Aug-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <lost in space>,

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