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Sinquefield Cup Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:
Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)

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Last Tournament Results: Tata Steel 2014

<Karposian> Tat14:BonusRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(1)

<juan31> Tat14:StdMvRnk(1t) + StdMv/Bonus(2) + 1stRanker(2t)

<SwitchingQuylthulg> Tat14:StdMvRnk(1t) + 1stRanker(2t)

<Golden Executive> Tat14:StdMvRnk(3) + 1stRanker(1)

<WinKing> Tat14:StdMvRnk(2) + StdMv/Bonus(3) + 1stRanker(3t)

<Penguincw> Tat14:BonusRnk(2)

<chessmoron> Tat14:BonusRnk(3)

<NakoSonorense> Tat14:1stRanker(3t)


[player]-[player] [result] [# of MOVES]

==4 Different Scoring Methods==

Standard Moves Ranker (1st place-Over[3pts], 1st place-Under [7pts], Exact [10pts])

Bonus Ranker (3rd place-Over[1pts],2nd place-Over[2pts],3rd place-Under [5pts], 2nd place-Under [6pts]

Standard Moves/Bonus Ranker [Add all to together]

1st place Ranker [how many 1st place you have in Standard Moves Ranker]

For example:

<Note: Participants 3, 4, and 5 are predicated on nobody scoring an exact as Participant 2 did. If someone hits an exact, the closest score under and over will score the points for second place.>

Actual Game: [player]-[player] 0-1 45

Participant 1: [player]-[player] 1/2 45
Participant 2: [player]-[player] 0-1 45
Participant 3: [player]-[player] 0-1 44
Participant 4: [player]-[player] 0-1 43
Participant 5: [player]-[player] 0-1 46

Participant 1: No points even though 45 is correct. Results must be correct. If Result is wrong and moves # is get no points whatsoever

Participant 2: 10 pts rewarded for correct Result/moves #

Participant 3: 7 pts rewarded for closest under (1st-Under) to 45 moves

Participant 4: 6 pts rewarded for the 2nd closest under (2nd-Under) to 45 moves.

Participant 5: 3 pts rewarded closest OVER(1st-OVER) to 45 moves.

Again, the description of Participant 3, 4, and 5 are based on there being no exact prediction as made by Participant 2.

<IF> there is an exact or an under closest, the highest scoring over participant will be 2nd over. The second closest over will be 3rd over. The <ONLY> time there will be a first over is if there is no exact or under winner.

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OhioChessFan: < (Add to to each letter of TWELVE to get UXFMWF; add one in each letter of THIRTEEN to get UIJSUFFO) > Add "one" to each letter of TWELVE
   Dec-19-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
OhioChessFan: I'm sure glad people blitzed through the first 10. I gave up on 3.
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OhioChessFan: <Smash: Trivia: Shatner did a horror flick in 1966 called "Incubus"; it might be the only film ever made where all the dialogue is in which language?> chrisowenese?
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OhioChessFan: <Kauayao> he had to see Caruana's advancement this year, and Giri's, and Carlsen contuining to be Carlsen. Coincidentally, none of them are full time students. I don't blame him for choosing to focus on his chess career at this stage of his life.
   Dec-18-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: Wow, I just realized we are having a hard fought battle for 5th place in all time kibitzes made. You are 5 posts ahead of me. 4 as soon as I send this. Fortunately, we don't have to pay membership fees by the word.
   Dec-18-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: Is it on a normal cable channel?
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OhioChessFan: Is something harsh about "fawning fan"? Of course you should be pleased.
   Dec-18-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
OhioChessFan: From the Kibitzer's Cafe: <JonfromTV: So I work for an NBC TV show as a researcher and we have a chess question. Could anyone here help us out?? The lead character gives a speech about the Bobby Fischer-Boris Spassky chess match in 1972. He refers to the Taimainov ...
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  OhioChessFan: Okay <chancho> snuck by <TheMenkey>
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Nov-23-14  Penguincw: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OCF> for hosting, and congrats to all the medalists.

By the way, <chessmoron> if you're planning to update the medalists, please see this post first: OhioChessFan chessforum. Thanks.

< The regular prediction contest will suit up for Tata Steel in January. >

I was looking forward to LCC, but I'll stop whining...

P.S. If anyone actually cares, I have updated (or about to) the gold medal leaders for this contest. See User: Gold Medal Leaders for details.

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  OhioChessFan: Thanks <Penguin> and of course you realize I deleted a post each of us made in the middle of the final results once they were fixed. Glad you're around to double check the work.
Nov-23-14  chessmoron: <Penguincw> I have updated the medalists. You will see that after when Tata Steel 2015 winners will be announced.

However the winner's here in WCC14 will not be in the regular <WINNER'S CORNER>. It will have it's separate <WINNER'S CORNER> for the WCC Match.

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  keypusher: Thanks everyone, and thanks especially <OCF> and <chessmoron>. I've never done one of these, but I enjoyed it.

Probably like a lot of people, I predicted the overall match correctly (+3-1=7) but I was right for the wrong reasons. Anand was both more aggressive and more blunder-prone than I expected. I wasn't overly impressed with Carlsen's play, Game 2 and some nice defensive efforts aside.

Hoping for Carlsen-Caruana in 2016, and all honor to Vishy for a valiant effort!

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  juan31: Chessmoron y OhioChessFan;
as always thanks for all your attentions, congratulations to the winners. Gracias
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  bubuli55: Thanks to everyone esp < chessmoron > and < OhioChessFan > :)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>, and congratulations to all medalists! My prediction of ten draws and no other games was way off, but fortunately it didn't cost me :)
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  wordfunph: <chessmoron> <OhioChessFan>, thank you.

congrats to all winners!

till next contest.

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  Golden Executive: Thanks to the crew and congratulations to the winners. A lot of fun as usual!

See you gals and guys the next time.

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Thanks for the great contest, gentlemen. I will be joining the next one too, hoping there will be room for a Menky Ranker again.

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I wanted to thank you for those great Shagspr quotes. This is true blue dedication, I must say.

I had to look up the last one, embarrassingly enough...

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