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Dortmund Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014)

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Live games with Rybka analysis (Not active for Tata):

Alternate live games:

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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.

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

   OhioChessFan has kibitzed 27652 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-21-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: <JB: We'll learn the truth eventually.> Wow, that's progress.
   Aug-21-14 Phony Benoni chessforum
   Aug-21-14 Jeremy Lim (replies)
   Aug-20-14 eternaloptimist chessforum
OhioChessFan: I had forgotten I've officially submitted 4 puns. I don't think that accomplished much, so I normally just put my pun suggestions in quotes on the game in question's kibitzing section. Here's the official submissions: Puns submitted by OhioChessFan: How Low Can You Go? ...
   Aug-20-14 Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475
OhioChessFan: <Phony Benoni: First!> <Phony> Some of us are having a bit of a conversation about puns, and I happened to see I turned that in as a Pun suggestion some years ago. I came here just to be able to link to the game in question and saw you had the same idea. GMTA and so
   Aug-19-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
OhioChessFan: <This fine collection awaiting one vote for promotion: Game Collection: Petrosian - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal '74> I like "disconcerting" but "off-putting" with a link to Botvinnink would be more interesting.
   Aug-19-14 twinlark chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: <When the US did have a nuclear monopoly, what did it do?> <Bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. > A bit glib, when the context was economic blackmail.
   Aug-19-14 Phiona Mutesi
OhioChessFan: The bio puts her at 20-21 but the BBC article says 18. Regardless, there has to be some point the performance follows the narrative. "She hopes to become.....a Grandmaster" is becoming as ironic here as it is on another bio I won't name.
   Aug-18-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: I think there are links to other decades but that one is to the 60's.
   Aug-18-14 Florin Felecan
OhioChessFan: His win against Shulman with Black is impressive. 25...Ng5 is a great shot.
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Moves Prediction Contest

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  WinKing: <If you spot any errors, please notify me, and I'll look into it (don't worry <WinKing>, take your time with it). Thanks. :)>

This is over my pay grade <Penguincw>. I think I'll let you handle this one. ;)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> (and their helpers <WinKing> and <Penguincw>), and congratulations to all medalists!
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  lostemperor: Thanks chessmoron, OhioChessFan and those who helped out for another fun and fierce contest!
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  WinKing: HOF medal count for all three contests has been updated. See my forum for details.
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  Golden Executive: A lot of fun as usual.Thanks to the crew (<OCF>,<CM>,<WK> & <PG>) and congratulations to the winners.See you gals and guys the next time!
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  wordfunph: <OCF> <chessmoron> thanks.

hurrah to all winners!

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  eternaloptimist: Hi <Ohio>, how's it going? Btw I was checking out some random chess websites earlier today & I noticed something interesting on the home page of this website of a chess club in Ennis, Ireland.: They mentioned the same chesscafe article on the benefits of chess that u pointed out to me in my forum! I think that it's a good article & apparently the Irishman that pointed it out does also but <Deus Ex Alekhina> apparently disagrees. Btw did u ever read his kibitz in my forum? It's quite interesting. o.0 It will raise an eyebrow to say the least!
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  chancho: The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
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  WCC Editing Project:

Congratulations and welcome aboard, sir.

Jul-30-14  Lovuschka: Still waiting for the comments you wanted to make about my studies some years ago. So when you're less busy, visit my profile again. ;-)
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  waustad: <OhioChessFan: Carlo Bergonzi died a few days ago. Did you like him?>Oh yes. I responded more on my forum.
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  OhioChessFan: I am reminded of someone saying about Elvis "Even the guys thought he was sexy. I can't imagine what the girls thought."
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  OhioChessFan: Where Could I Go But to the Lord-Me

Great pics of the Memphis Mafia, my parents, some home movies.

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Great rare footage of the King.

Anybody who doesn't love American Gospel Music is crazy:

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  chancho: Shirley & Co - Shame Shame Shame
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  Travis Bickle: Raging Bull- "you never got me down ray"...
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One of the best scenes from a great movie. The Sugar Ray-Jake Lamotta rivalry was one of the greatest in boxing history.

Notice how much they respect each other here with <Curt Gowdy> and <Don Dumphy> on "The Way it Was":

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  chancho: LaMotta is still alive.
(93 years old)

Robinson died in 1989.

They were born the same year.


Robinson was older by two months 7 days.

LaMotta and his fiancee (now wife) circa 2012:

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  morfishine: <OhioChessFan> I have to disagree. I'm not even "treading the line of inappropriate public discussion of the game" whatever that is. My comments were of the most general nature, couched in simple terms with no details offered, and hence were of absolutely zero value to the GM.

And if you are taking my comments personally, as if I'm criticizing the team's play, again you are wrong. My comments are of the most basic nature that describe literally the situation resulting from a vote-format. White's opening play can accurately be described as avoiding exchanges which resulted in congestion and immobility. We can see that, and certainly the GM can see that, just by looking at the board. He doesn't need my assistance in seeing that.

Feel free to define what you mean by "inappropriate"


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  OhioChessFan: You don't have to agree with me. I didn't think you were criticizing the team.
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  Travis Bickle: Elvis where did you find the music quiz you mentioned on The Rogoff page?
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I think there are links to other decades but that one is to the 60's.

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  Travis Bickle: Thanks Elvis! 16 for 16... ; P

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