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Norway Chess Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:
Norway Chess (2015)

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[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 has kibitzed 30858 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-29-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: <JB: It's only been 27 hours, the longest period without a right-wing comment in years.> I don't comment on many things, such as Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim being shot by a very predictable demographic group member this year. As for Colorado Springs, it was awful.
   Nov-28-15 playground player chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: The innate dishonesty of the evolutionist side is rampant. One more bit of evidence: <Scientists had expected that heat to be lost if Pluto was an old object. But New Horizons revealed an active surface on an old planet, and internal heating is the best current guess for ...
   Nov-28-15 W Cohn vs G Marco, 1907 (replies)
OhioChessFan: It was so bad <morf> wouldn't honor it by criticizing it.
   Nov-27-15 R Svane vs F Zeller, 2014 (replies)
OhioChessFan: I'm with <gofer> in that it is one of the easiest Fridays I've seen and am surprised so many had trouble with it. Instead of the Nimzo adage about engaging a weakness on one wing and then moving to the now undefended other wing, this one is engaging a weakness in the ...
   Nov-26-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
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OhioChessFan: <tga: Second thing is your answer to <WannaBe>, which was wrong.> Are you kidding me? Here's the context: <<thegoodanarchist> I am now curious, on an on-side kick, where there's no fair catch, when does the clock start?> Clearly the reference is to the ...
   Nov-24-15 B Belokopyt vs W Hasberger, 2005
OhioChessFan: 42. Rh8 would have been much better. Activating the Rook behind enemy lines has to be better than making the King move to a square he wants to go to anyway.
   Nov-23-15 A Korobov vs G Guseinov, 2015
OhioChessFan: No doubt. I'd have been happy to take the repetition around move 24. I know Pawn grabbing is frowned upon, but even Rook grabbing can be deadly. I am amazed White played 25. Qxa4 with his exposed King.
   Nov-23-15 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: <Someone posts thousands of Bible verses and silence fills the room.> Not true, they are commented on for it, they ignore it and so be it. And they don't regularly fill the entire first page of recent kibitzing. This is a matter of scale. <Someone posts thousands of ...
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  TheFocus: And another outage today. Frustrating.
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  Karne: I don't know who you are, and who you pretend to be, but I do have a fascinating tale for you to hear.

"Franz Liszt: I was about eleven years old when my respected teacher Czerny took me to see Beethoven. Already a long time before, he had told Beethoven about me and asked him to give me a hearing some day. However, Beethoven had such an aversion to infant prodigies that he persistently refused to see me. At last Czerny, indefatigable, persuaded him, so that, impatiently, he said 'Well, bring the rascal to me, in God's name'. It was about ten o'clock in the morning when we entered the two small rooms in the Schwarzspanierhaus where Beethoven was living at the time, myself very shy, Czerny kind and encouraging. Beethoven was sitting at a long, narrow table near the window, working. For a while he scrutinised us grimly, exchanged a few hurried words with Czerny and remained silent when my good teacher called me to the piano. The first thing I played was a short piece by Ries. When I had finished, Beethoven asked me if I could play a fugue by Bach. I chose the Fugue in C minor from the Well-tempered Clavichord. 'Could you transpose this fugue at once into another key?' Beethoven asked me. Fortunately, I could. After the final chord, I looked up. The Master's darkly glowing gaze was fixed upon me penetratingly. Yet suddenly a benevolent smile broke up his gloomy features, Beethoven became quite close, bent over me, laid his hand on my head and repeatedly stroked my hair. 'Devil of a fellow' he whispered, 'such a young rascal!' I suddenly plucked up courage 'May I play something of yours now?' I asked cheekily. Beethoven nodded with a smile. I played the first movement of the C major Concerto. When I had ended, Beethoven seized both my hands, kissed me on the forehead and said gently 'Off with you! You are a happy fellow, for you will give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that'

This event in my life has remained my greatest pride, the palladium for my whole artistic career. I speak of it very rarely and only to my intimate friends."

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  Big Pawn: <karne> Fantastic little tale you shared there! I fully enjoyed reading it. What book is this from?
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  OhioChessFan: Thanks for the great story <karne> I am a patzer in terms of classical music. Bach is by far my favorite composer. Beethoven's symphonies and anything by Rachmaninoff are also favorites.
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<Salad Days>

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  juan31: ♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔
<Game Prediction Contest> for the <Bilbao Masters 2015> tournament. In <Golden Executive Forum>

Round 1 will be played next Monday October 26 16:00 CET(UTC+1:00). The posting pairings (probably sometime Sunday). At that point, the game prediction contest will be open.


Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Liren Ding, Wesley So.

Rounds: 6 (double round robin).
Sofia and Bilbao rules apply.


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  OhioChessFan: <Not only did the fact that they were unfossilized not make it into the article, but it actually states falsely that the bones were fossilized....The preconceived notions of those both in academia and the media work to skew and misrepresent the evidence when it doesn’t fit into their Darwinian worldview, which is presupposed a priori when interpreting finds from the field.

This bonebed was discovered by geologist Robert Liscomb in 1961, as the AP article relates. It continues, “Liscomb thought they came from mammals. They remained in storage for about two decades until someone identified the fossils as dinosaur bones …”1 This is true enough, but the critical point of why these fossils were initially thought to be mammalian is again omitted. Liscomb assumed they were recent bison bones because they were not fossilized.3 So strong was the assumption that these must be recent deposits that it took 20 years for them to be properly identified. Why didn’t the article clue the readers in on this important piece of the puzzle?>

Truth has a way of coming out, much to the Darwinian's consternation.

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  Colonel Mortimer: More junk science from Creation Ministeries.

You've got to love how they are opposed to science, except when they attempt to use it to 'debunk' evolution or 'prove' Noah's flood.

<It’s clear to all whose minds are unclouded by the dogma of long ages that the comparatively short history of Earth provided to us in the Bible is much more consistent with the evidence than the views championed by today’s establishment.>

Simply hilarious.

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  Big Pawn: There isn't a shred of evidence for the truth of evolution. Not a shred. All of the evidence, and I mean all of it, is in your imagination.

They literally ask you to imagine how evolution could have occurred and then call that science.

When they find bones, they say they are old because the rocks they found them in are old, because the rocks have old bones in them - and on and on and on. It's circular.

Evidence for evolution occurs when one guy points to the next guy who points to the next guy for proof. The say, "Everybody knows evolution is true"

That's not evidence.

They say, "Come on! It's in the school books"

That's not evidence.

They say, "You're anti-science"

That's not evidence.

They say, "There's TONS of evidence!"

That's not evidence.

They say, "Joe Shmoe scientist says it's true"

That's not evidence.

They say, "Joe Shmoe says some other expert has already proved evolution"

That's not evidence.

There is no evidence.

This is what they want you to believe: Long ago it rained on the rocks and the rocks came to life (because there was no Creator), and then evolution occurred - you can imagine that right? That's science

What about the sudden dawn of civilization? All of a sudden there is a recorded history, and nothing before that. I guess evolution sped up mightily right around 5000 years ago and then slowed back down.

Evolution is a fairy tale for adults.

By the way, I don't think the bible really shows that a young earth exists. But that doesn't really matter because there is no evidence for evolution.

It is a classic example of the emperor having no clothes.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Even more hilarious.
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  OhioChessFan: <chessmoron> going to do Bilbao?
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  juan31: <OhioChessFan> today are open the contest in Golden Executive Forum <you are welcome>
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  OhioChessFan: Lonnie Mack, Albert Collins & Roy Buchanan-Further on Down the Road

Unbelievable live blues. So hot your ears will melt.

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  hms123: <OCF>. I remember our conversation about <Miss Smith> quite well. Good for you.
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  twinlark: <Ohio>

Thanks for the suggested amendments. All done.

Nov-17-15  talhal20: When Fischer was asked whether he could
beat Morphy he replied " I don't know " Kramnik is not not on record saying he could take apart/beat Fischer or Morphy.
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  OhioChessFan: It's hard to give historical context to essentially the first great player in any field. For example, when discussing the greatest basketball player in history, how often do you hear George Mikan mentioned? And I know it's unfair to sit here with Steinitz between me and Morphy, but Morphy benefitted greatly from the horrible positional play of his opposition.

Is it possible Morphy could have competed with today's field? Sure, maybe, but I very strongly think he's vastly overrated. I could be wrong.

Nov-18-15  Jim Bartle: <For example, when discussing the greatest basketball player in history, how often do you hear George Mikan mentioned? >

How often do you hear Hank Liusetti mentioned? The Original Celtics?

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  chancho: Anyone remember this Celtic player?

Sacramento Kings history:

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  OhioChessFan: <'Scrotum Squeezing' Getting Closer Look From Paralympics Officials

Squeezing the scrotum can trick the brain into flushing the body with adrenaline.>

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  Penguincw: <cm>/<OCF>, is LCC good to go?
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  juan31: To OhioChessFan

♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔ In < Golden Executive forum > <Game Prediction Contest> for the <London Chess Classic 2015> tournament. Round 1 will be played next Friday December 4 16:00 GMT(UTC +0:00).

Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Topalov, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Adams.

Rounds: 9

The full pairings are released; the game prediction contest is open right now.

Just post your predictions before each round begins.

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  Karposian: <OhioChessFan: Is it possible Morphy could have competed with today's field? Sure, maybe, but I very strongly think he's vastly overrated. I could be wrong.>

I agree with your assessment, <OCF>. Tactically, Morphy was incredibly strong. But even though he had a profound positional understanding for his time (he was a genius, after all), there are some important strategic concepts in chess that were developed later and which Morphy, naturally, lacked knowledge of.

I, personally, find Philidor even more impressive. While it can be said that Morphy was decades ahead of his time, Philidor was at least a century ahead.

Nov-29-15  chessmoron: London Chess Classic is a go.
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  Penguincw: Awesome! Since the pairings are already released,

Round 1:

Topalov - Giri 1/2-1/2 38
Grischuk - Nakamura 1/2-1/2 38
Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen 1/2-1/2 38
Caruana - Aronian 1/2-1/2 38
Anand - Adams 1-0 39

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