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OhioChessFan
Member since Apr-09-05 · Last seen Dec-17-18
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Grenke 2018 Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing.

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<Format>:

[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 correct...you 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 has kibitzed 39276 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-16-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: Halfway...this baby will be solved by Wednesday.
 
   Dec-15-18 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: I'd like to apologize for not participating.
 
   Dec-13-18 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
 
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   Dec-13-18 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum
 
OhioChessFan: Back on top of the hit parade after a year's absence: To the tune of Don't Go Breaking My Heart- Elton John and Kiki Dee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwJ... Don't go solvin those clues I couldn't if I tried Oh homey if I use Wiki Maybe if I use TinEye So don't ...
 
   Dec-13-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: I understand nobody plays perfect chess. But the pointless and contrary to chess fundamentals moves that are made puzzle me. I have to fault 39. Rf4. What's the mindset? Hey, Black is pushing his a Pawn, it's backed up by a Rook, so if there's an eventual a1Q, I'll play Rxa1, ...
 
   Dec-13-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: I agree with Penguin. I'm signing on with AOL and opening a new IE. And (I think) it doesn't show up at all on my mobile.
 
   Dec-13-18 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: I was trying to work out the equation and gave up in despair. I'm sure for a handful of people on this site, it's a trifle. Perhaps it would be more difficult to allow any number of bulbs to be broken, or to limit how many dark/cool bulbs you can try in a working socket or in ...
 
   Dec-13-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: <Furthermore, these Democrats have an opinion about everything even though they are uninformed, but for some reason, with this specific example of racism, they feel they have to know something about it before they can comment!> At some level, I think they know they are ...
 
   Dec-12-18 FSR chessforum (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: Agreed on the nice pun. FWIW, I think Lasker and Karpov have a much better claim for the GOAT than generally thought. Guessing that 3225 ELO for Gustafsson is a typo.
 
   Dec-12-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
OhioChessFan:   User: WHAT User: English User: Playwright User: sss User: eff User: raid User: Ove User: Xmas User: Question User: mark User: noel User: coward User: exclam User: point
 
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Moves Prediction Contest

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Nov-27-18  DerDiemer: London Chess classic
Nov-27-18  DerDiemer: <Congrats to <DerDiemer>, <offramp> & <SwitchingQuylthulg> all picking up a gold medal>

Thanx <WinKing>, and thanx for all your hardwork aswell :-)

Nov-27-18  DerDiemer: <Congratulations again to our gold medalists, and especially <DerDiemer> for his first ever gold and induction into the Moves Prediction Hall of Fame.>

Thanx <OCF>, and thanx for all your hardwork aswell, can't wait for next one :-_

Hehehe, you won't eat beef-patties again after a piece of Kudu or rooibok biltong ... the best rawmeat (naturally raw drymeat) :-)

Nov-27-18  DerDiemer: <Well done, <DerDiemer>. I always knew you had it in you! I know you will win many more.>

Thanx <offramp>

Nov-27-18  alfamikewhiskey: Thanks, all!

(Now this forecast: Four more draws, before it is decided in the blitz section.)

Nov-28-18  DerDiemer: < chessmoron, OhioChessFan,WinKing> See the London Chess Classicic is a knockout format for the first time.

Is there's going to be a contest here ??

Nov-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> for running the contest, and congratulations to the other winners and medalists!
Nov-28-18  DerDiemer: <SwitchingQuylthulg: ... and congratulations to the other winners and medalists!>

Thanx <sq> and congrats to you aswell @ been Top of the world in the Gold department :-)

Nov-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: Congratulations to all of the medal winners and thanks for keeping the score of us the latecomers.

See you guys in the next contest. I will arrive on time!

Nov-28-18  DerDiemer: <See you guys in the next contest. I will arrive on time!>

Anyone know when's the next contest ??

Nov-29-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 Nostradame is..
Dec-01-18
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  OhioChessFan: <Anyone know when's the next contest ?? >

Tata Steel is a strong possibility. <chessmoron>?

Dec-02-18  DerDiemer: <Tata Steel is a strong possibility.>

Thanks <OCF> , according to Wiki thers's only going to be 3 games for the LCC .. Nakamura vs Caruana, Aronian vs Vachier-Lagrave and the final. Not much of a contest then.

Dec-02-18
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  Fusilli: Hi <OCF>, I know bad writing drives you nuts. I saw this and I thought of you:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mo...

<Caruana, who learned chess at a local synagogue, was the first American to compete for the title since 1972, according to the New York Times.>

Ugh. He wasn't the first American to compete for the world title because the NYT says so... It's overwhelmingly known history! No need to credit the NYT for it!

Dec-02-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Bad writing reminds you of me? I'll take it! It really wasn't until I found chessgames.com that I realized I could be really good at it if I tried. I had some thoughts back in college that I could be a decent sportswriter, but just never pursued it.

As for bad writing, alas, I have been known to engage in it myself. I don't often get called out on it, but I sometimes want to scream when I see some of the stuff I've written a day or two later.

As for your example, that sort of reads like a Wiki editor wrote it, and made a well intentioned effort to document the statement. I will also point out that it's indicative of someone who doesn't know the first thing about chess (or any other topic) to over cite the authorities, eg, "Elvis Presley, known as the King of Rock and Roll, according to Rolling Stone Magazine......"

Dec-03-18  DerDiemer: Ja-nee, regtig gedink <OCF> is van nature soos hy is, maar ek was verkeerd. Een van die grootste poese hier rond, seker omdat hy dink hys die nek hierrond met al daai goud om sy nek.

As jy nie iets beters het om aantevang, gaan fok met jou bra's hier ... jou Njamao

Dec-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <OhioChessFan: Bad writing reminds you of me?>

lol, not quite. Your distaste for it (which I share). Ironically, I just provided a pretty good example of bad writing myself!

Dec-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: <OhioChessFan: As for bad writing, alas, I have been known to engage in it myself. I don't often get called out on it, but I sometimes want to scream when I see some of the stuff I've written a day or two later.>

I do that all the time(want to scream) when I see my stuff <OCF> a day or two later. There are many members here, where English is not their native language, that write better than I do.

Dec-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho:

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Everybody Get Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2R...

Dec-12-18
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  Diademas: < OhioChessFan: I had some thoughts back in college that I could be a decent sportswriter, but just never pursued it.>

Sport journalism is considered the lowest form of human existence where I come from. Glad you didn't fall into that pit.

Dec-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: < OhioChessFan: I had some thoughts back in college that I could be a decent sportswriter, but just never pursued it.>

OHIO 3
SPORTS FANS 1

Dec-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: https://thebiglead.com/2008/06/18/w...
Dec-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <I had some thoughts back in college that I could be a decent sportswriter, but just never pursued it. >

Why not try submitting some freelance stuff to espn.go.com or other sports websites?

Dec-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < Diademas:

Sport journalism is considered the lowest form of human existence>

In "bad writing speak" this would be rephrased to read

<<<<<>>>>Sport journalism is considered the lowest form of human existence, according to the people of Norway>

Dec-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: <Diademas> is correct. Sports journalism is not highly regarded in Norway. It's seen as suitable for someone not good enough to make it in "real" journalism.

My personal opinion: <OCF> is much too intelligent for being a hack writer of sports stuff. His intellect is more suited for writing novels, or essays on religion and philosophy, or related themes.

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