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Member since Feb-18-03 · Last seen Nov-30-18

Predict the final standings of tournaments!

Next event SINQUEFIELD CUP August 18 open for predictions!

Format to post your predictions

1. Carlsen
2. Mamedyarov
3. Aronian
4. Caruana
5. Karjakin
5. So
5. Nakamura
8. vachier
8. Anand
10. Grischuk

Good Luck!




Some years ago I came up with a new but simple system to calculate the final standings of a tournament including all players. This is how it goes:

For each correct standing you'll get a maximum amount of points. Each prediction deviation from the actual player standing in the tournament, will deduct one point from your total (ABSOLUTE RANKER).

In case of a shared player's standing the average standing counts (both actual and in your predictions).

The SQUARE RANKER, squares your predictions' deviations. Here only medals are awarded if the winner s is not the same person s as in the absolute ranker.

Same goes for the The PAIR BETTING RANKER compare all possible pair outcomes of the tournament participants.

The three best predictions will get Real Virtual Gold Silver and Bronze!

Note: only one set of medals is awarded (in the absolute ranker) unless another ranker produces a different winner.

Special thanks to <YouRang> who made a software to calculate these numbers.

Our new contest manager for game results prediction User: Golden Executive during the tournament also ([1-0], [1/2], [0-1])!

or predict the # of moves in User: ohiochessfan organized by <chessmoron>






WannaBe 10♔ 5♕ 4♖

♔♔♔♔♔ ♔♔♔♕♕♕♕♖♖♖♖SwitchingQuylthulg




♔♔♔♔♕♕♖suenteus po 147



♔♔Golden Executive


♔♕Where is my mind
♔♖Golden Executive*


♔SoUnwiseTheKnight B4
♔Like a GM

*may be incomplete

♔ Gold
♕ Silver
♖ Bronze




>> Click here to see lostemperor's game collections. Full Member

   lostemperor has kibitzed 7143 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-29-18 lostemperor chessforum
lostemperor: 6-6 close match guys!! In the tie-breakers Carlsen is the better player!
   Nov-29-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
lostemperor: Thanks <chessmoron>, <OhioChessFan>! Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen for holding the title and to the winners who finished above me :) Fierce fight it was. Predict I will, Caruana conquer the #1 chess position soon. The battle continue, great Predictor Michel de ...
   Aug-29-18 Sinquefield Cup (2018) (replies)
lostemperor: Congratulations to the winners of the Sinquefield Cup Final Standings Prediction's contest <cromat>♔ <Schwartz>♔ <AlphaXerox>♔ <DerDiemer>♕ <rogge>♖
   Aug-29-18 Dortmund Sparkassen (2018)
lostemperor: Prize Winners of the Dortmund Final Standings Prediction Contest <WinKing>♔, <offramp>♔ and <Penguincw>♔,<lostemperor>♕ <SwitchingQuylthulg>♖
   Aug-27-18 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
lostemperor: Round 9 Aronian - Grischuk 1-0 So - Caruana 1/2 Anand - Mamedyarov 1/2 Carlsen - Nakamura 1/2 Karjakin - Vachier-Lagrave 1-0
   Jun-11-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
lostemperor: Winners of the Norway Chess Prediction Contest at my forum <alfamikewhiskey>♔, <Penguincw>♕, <Count Wedgemore>♕, <WinKing>♕ <chessmoron>♖. See you in August for the Sinquefield Cup!
   Apr-29-18 Gashimov Memorial (2018) (replies)
lostemperor: Winners of the Gashimov Memorial Final Standings Prediction Contest at my forum: <chancho>♔♕, <WinKing>♔♕ <whiteshark>♔, <alfamikewhiskey>♕, <wordfunph>♖, <Keyser Soze>♖ ...
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  lostemperor: Large Payoff Pair results:
Payoff,Pair result,Winners

$25.00,Aronian-above-Mamedyarov, Penguincw

$25.00,Grischuk-equal-Vachier-Lagrave, AlphaXerox

$12.50,Aronian-equal-Caruana, rogge + WinKing

$8.33,Anand-equal-Vachier-Lagrave, DerDiemer + scout118 + YouRang

$8.33,Karjakin-equal-Nakamura, DerDiemer + lostemperor + rogge

$6.25,Anand-above-Nakamura, chessmoron + DerDiemer + morfishine + OhioChessFan

$0.00,Aronian-equal-Carlsen, (0 winners)

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  lostemperor: Congratulations to the winners <cromat> <Schwartz> <AlphaXerox> <DerDiemer> <rogge>!!

<cromat> hits the top positions in the Absolute Ranker to join <Schwartz> and Square Ranker just on the Final 9th Round and <AlphaXerox> manages to top the Pair Bettings again with a Jackpot!

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  rogge: Thanks for hosting, <lostemperor> :)
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  OhioChessFan: Thanks, I'd like to express my, hosting for your of this contest.
Aug-28-18  alfamikewhiskey: Thank you! :)
Aug-28-18  DerDiemer: Thanx <lostemperor> for a great contest. A silver and bronz in my debut here :-)
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  moronovich: Thanks,once again,for hosting <lostemperor> !

And congratulations to all the winners.

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  YouRang: Thank <lostemperor> and congrats to the medalists!
Aug-28-18  cromat: Thank you <lostemperor> for managing the contest and the nice words. Congratulations the other medalists and all participants!
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  Golden Executive: Many thanks <lostemperor> for running the show and congratulations to all the medal winners, especially to the ones making their debut at this contest.

See you all next time!

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  WannaBe: Thanks <lostemperor> for doing the contest! I see that I need to get another Ouija board, apparently.

Congrats to the winners!


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  WinKing: Thanks <lostemperor> for running another great show! Exciting finish!

Congratulations to all of the medal winners! We have a couple of new additions to <lostemperor>'s Hall of Fame. <AlphaXerox> & <Schwartz> both picked up their first Gold in this contest. Not only that, it was their first gold either have ever won. Congratulations to you both! <cromat> picked up his 4th gold in this contest(9 Golds overall) & has been a solid performer the last couple of contests. Well done <cromat>!

Looking forward to the next contest. Always fun to play here!

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  Penguincw: Ouch. Looks like I should've turned my upside down predictions, upside-down.

Well, it doesn't always work, and when it doesn't, it can be embarrassing. Just <2> points in the ABSOLUTE Ranker. (am glad to avoid the triple clown)

In any case, thanks again to <lostemperor> for hosting, congrats to the medalists.

Hope to see you at LCC or Tata Steel.

P.S. Any updates from the last contest if you include <wordfunph>'s picks?

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  Keyser Soze: Thanks again <lost emperor>!;great job
Aug-29-18  paavoh: Thanks <lostemperor> for running this exciting contest again!

Congratulations to all medalists, well done!

See you next time!

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  wordfunph: <lostemperor> thanks!

to all winners, cheerssss!

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  offramp: Many thanks, <lostemperor>!

I think this was a hard tournament to predict so all the winners did very well!

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  morfishine: <lostemperor> Thanks much! I'm pleased with my result in your contest, especially since its my first crack at it!
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  OhioChessFan: ** Coming In a Few Hours! **

World Chess Championship 2018 Moves Prediction Contest. Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

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  lostemperor: On <wordfunph> sorry but I deleted the former contest data. Will put it in though if he was competitive.
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  lostemperor: On the Carlsen- Caruana match, I think Caruana is slightly favourite to win the match. How about you guys?!
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  moronovich: Slightly Carlsen 55-45.But an even match lays ahead of us.As I have real money on a draw 5:1. 2 hours to pawn off.Let us enjoy!
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  offramp: I think Caruana as well. He has some hard hard hard recent practice.
Nov-22-18  AlphaZerox: ..Test..123..Test
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  lostemperor: 6-6 close match guys!! In the tie-breakers Carlsen is the better player!
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