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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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Moves Prediction Contest

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Sep-01-15  chessmoron: ♔ Sinquefield 2015: <FINAL Round> Result ♔

<Anand-Carlsen, 1/2-1/2 in 36 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['WinKing', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['chessmoron', '1/2-1/2', '35']]

2nd Under, 6 points: [['Golden Executive', '1/2-1/2', '30']]

3rd Under, 5 points: [['Penguincw', '1/2-1/2', '16']]

Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [['Robin01', '1/2-1/2', '38']]
3rd Over, 1 point1: [['lostemperor', '1/2-1/2', '40'], ['SwitchingQuylthulg', '1/2-1/2', '40']]


<Caruana-So, 1/2-1/2 in 50 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['WinKing', '1/2-1/2', '35']]
2nd Under, 6 points: [['alfamikewhiskey', '1/2-1/2', '34']]

3rd Under, 5 points: [['Golden Executive', '1/2-1/2', '30'], ['SwitchingQuylthulg', '1/2-1/2', '30']]

Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: []
3rd Over, 1 point1: []


<MVL-Giri, 1/2-1/2 in 44 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['chessmoron', '1/2-1/2', '40']]
2nd Under, 6 points: [['Robin01', '1/2-1/2', '36']]
3rd Under, 5 points: [['lostemperor', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['alfamikewhiskey', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['WinKing', '1/2-1/2', '35']]

Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: []
3rd Over, 1 point1: []


<Nakamura-Grischuk, 1-0 in 77 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['lostemperor', '1-0', '46']]
2nd Under, 6 points: [['wordfunph', '1-0', '45']]
3rd Under, 5 points: [['Robin01', '1-0', '37'], ['chessmoron', '1-0', '37']]

Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: []
3rd Over, 1 point1: []


<Topalov-Aronian, 1/2-1/2 in 31 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['Golden Executive', '1/2-1/2', '30']]

2nd Under, 6 points: [['Penguincw', '1/2-1/2', '16']]

3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [['lostemperor', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['WinKing', '1/2-1/2', '35']]

3rd Over, 1 point1: [['Robin01', '1/2-1/2', '36']]

Sep-01-15  chessmoron: FINAL Round Summary:

Perfect # moves predictions for this round goes to:


Highest scores in the Bonus Ranker: 14 points: <Robin01>


Moves Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID, Over, Under, Exact

♔ 49, WinKing, 0, 7, 0
♘ 35, SwitchingQuylthulg, 0, 5, 0
♗ 31, Golden Executive, 1, 4, 0
29, chesssantosh, 3, 0, 2
28, lostemperor, 0, 4, 0
27, Robin01, 1, 2, 1
24, chessmoron, 1, 3, 0
20, Karposian, 2, 2, 0
17, OhioChessFan, 1, 2, 0
14, alfamikewhiskey, 0, 2, 0
14, scout118, 0, 2, 0
7, whiteshark, 0, 1, 0
3, Penguincw, 1, 0, 0
3, wordfunph, 1, 0, 0
0, call14, 0, 0, 0
0, juan31, 0, 0, 0


Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID, 3-Over, 2-Over, 3-Under, 2-Under

♔ 51, Golden Executive, 2, 2, 3, 5
♘ 50, SwitchingQuylthulg, 2, 0, 6, 3
♗ 40, Penguincw, 2, 2, 2, 4
36, WinKing, 0, 4, 2, 3
30, alfamikewhiskey, 2, 3, 2, 2
30, Robin01, 2, 6, 2, 1
29, lostemperor, 3, 3, 4, 0
25, chessmoron, 2, 1, 3, 1
25, OhioChessFan, 1, 3, 0, 3
21, wordfunph, 3, 0, 0, 3
20, chesssantosh, 1, 1, 1, 2
16, Karposian, 1, 2, 1, 1
13, juan31, 1, 1, 2, 0
10, scout118, 0, 5, 0, 0
9, whiteshark, 1, 4, 0, 0
2, call14, 0, 1, 0, 0


Moves+Bonus Ranker - Through <FINAL Round>

Score, UserID

♔ 85, SwitchingQuylthulg
♔ 85, WinKing
♘ 82, Golden Executive
♗ 57, lostemperor
♗ 57, Robin01
49, chessmoron
49, chesssantosh
44, alfamikewhiskey
43, Penguincw
42, OhioChessFan
36, Karposian
24, scout118
24, wordfunph
16, whiteshark
13, juan31
2, call14


Moves Ranker (# of 1st place UNDER/OVER) - Through <FINAL Round>


♔ 7, WinKing
♘ 5, chesssantosh
♘ 5, Golden Executive
♘ 5, SwitchingQuylthulg
♗ 4, chessmoron
♗ 4, Karposian
♗ 4, lostemperor
♗ 4. Robin01
3, OhioChessFan
2, alfamikewhiskey
2, scout118
1, Penguincw
1, whiteshark
1, wordfunph
0, call14
0, juan31

Sep-01-15  chessmoron: ♙<WINNER'S CORNER>

♔♔♔<WinKing> Siq15:StdMvRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(1t) + 1stRanker(1)

♔♘♘♘<SwitchingQuylthulg> Siq15:StdMvRnk(2) + BonusRnk(2) + StdMv/Bonus(1t) + 1stRanker(2t)

♔♘♘♗<Golden Executive> Siq15:StdMvRnk(3) + BonusRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(2) + 1stRanker(2t)

<chesssantosh> Siq15:1stRanker(2t)

♗♗<lostemperor> Siq15:StdMv/Bonus(3t) + 1stRanker(3t)

♗♗<Robin01> Siq15:StdMv/Bonus(3t) + 1stRanker(3t)

<chessmoron> Siq15:1stRanker(3t)

<Karposian> Siq15:1stRanker(3t)

<Penguincw> Siq15:BonusRnk(3)

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  Penguincw: Great contest as always. Thanks to <cm> and <OCF> for making it possible, and <WK> for helping with the scoring.

As for the actual contest. Thank you, thank you <WinKing> for denying <Switch> another crack at the quadruple crown. Of course, as long as my feat is not repeated, I'll keep bragging about it, just like how Giri has an undefeated record against Carlsen. South Pole > North Pole. :) (but come on, it's like the only achievement I've ever achieve on this site)

Okay, I'll stop. But congrats on hitting the triple crown with a stunning last round performance <WK>. Also congrats to <Switch> and <GE> for each picking up 4 medals.

As for <Karposian>. You were doing well, but came away with just a bronze, just like me. However, at least my bronze wasn't shared. :)

I believe the next tournament is LCC. Until then...

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  Karposian: <Penguincw: As for <Karposian>. You were doing well, but came away with just a bronze, just like me. However, at least my bronze wasn't shared. :)>

A bronze medal is meagre consolation when I failed at my goal, which was to surpass you in the Hall of Fame.

Next time, <Penguincw>, next time..

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  Penguincw: < Karposian: Next time, <Penguincw>, next time.. >

Didn't you already said that? :p

< Apr-26-15 Karposian: ... <Penguincw: I also shouldn't forget <Karposian> who won a gold medal to <approach> me on the overall list.>

Thanks, <Penguincw>. Next time it won't be <approach>, but <surpass> :) >

Although you didn't participate at Norway, so that doesn't really count. But you did here. :)

Let's see how the other 2 contest turned out...

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  Karposian: <Let's see how the other 2 contest turned out...>

Ehh..let's not. It's best to forget about the other two contests :)

Sep-02-15  chessmoron: See you all in December for London Chess Classic.

And of course, congrats to all the winners.

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  OhioChessFan: ** Final Recap **

With a big final round, <WinKing> ended up with gold in 3 rankers. Due to the Dreaded Curse of the Rabid Penguin, <Switch> held on for only one gold, along with 3 silvers. <GE> snuck by for one gold, along with 2 silvers and a bronze. <chessantosh> held on for one silver. <lostemperor> and <Robin01> had 2 bronze each. In an anticlimatic grudge match, both <Penguincw> and <Karposian> ended up with a bronze each. It's important to note that <Karposian> merely won a <shared> bronze. In a shocking display of honesty, <chessmoron> didn't cheat his way to much, just one bronze. Totally wasting home field advantage, <OhioChessFan> won nothing. Thanks to everyone for playing. Thanks to <chessmoron> for scoring, and to all who helped with checking scores. See you in December.

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  lostemperor: Thanks <chessmoron> and the sponsor from Graceland! Congratulations to all who beat me :)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>, and congratulations to the winners and medalists!
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  Robin01: Thanks for running the contest.
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  wordfunph: <chessmoron> <OCF> thanks!

congratz to all topnotchers!

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  whiteshark: <chessmoron/OhioChessFan> Thank you for running the contest, and congratulations to all the winners!
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  Golden Executive: Thanks <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> for running and hosting the contest, also congratulations to all of the medal winners and remarkably to <WinKing> for an impressive final round scoring 21 points and picking 3 gold medals.

See you next time.

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  WinKing: Thanks to <chessmoron> for running & <OhioChessFan> for hosting this contest.

Congratulations to all of the medal winners! Over half of the contestants walked away with a medal which is nice to see.

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  jessicafischerqueen: How's it going, old sock?

I see I missed another famous collaboration with <McLovin>. Looks like a good time was had by all.

Good job, you two.

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  chancho: This group reminds me a bit of Lakeside:

Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone

I do not remember hearing this back in 1979.

(Maybe I did and I just forgot over time.) :-)

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  OhioChessFan: I can't be the only person having serious thoughts about bidding farewell to this site. The constant outages is simply unacceptable, and no comment from the site admin makes it worse. This is not okay. When the currrent Team Game gets blown up by an outage, there are going to be a whole lot of unhappy campers.
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  parisattack: It is certainly very frustrating. I am sure the Admins know such outages are the Black Death for commercial websites. I am abiding for now but there are limits...
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  chancho: The question is why are these outages becoming more frequent.

In ten years of being around this site,
I don't remember so many happening.

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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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