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OhioChessFan
Member since Apr-09-05 · Last seen Dec-18-14
Sinquefield Cup Moves Prediction Contest

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

Chessgames.com tournament page:
Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)

Official site:

Tournament live games:

Live games with Rybka analysis (Not active for Tata): http://www.chessok.com/?page_id=139

Alternate live games:
http://www.chessdom.com/tata-steel-...

***Hall of Fame***
chessmoron chessforum

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)

<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 28879 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-18-14 Wesley So (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: From his end, I am sure it was tremendously difficult to prepare for chess at the highest levels while maintaining full time student status.
 
   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 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: stick stone stump.......google them and you get the answer. And I didn't try it. Sigh.
 
   Dec-18-14 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: Is it on a normal cable channel?
 
   Dec-18-14 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
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 ...
 
   Dec-18-14 Domdaniel chessforum
 
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   Dec-18-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
OhioChessFan: I'm glad he hasn't lost his job yet.
 
   Dec-18-14 Travis Bickle chessforum (replies)
 
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   Dec-18-14 Annie K. chessforum
 
OhioChessFan: Merry Christmas, and you're welcome for the lovely outfit I bought you: http://www.mandatory.com/2014/12/10...
 
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Moves Prediction Contest

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 458 OF 458 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Nov-23-14  chessmoron: <Let's gloat on The Menkey, first ever player with a negative>

FINAL Summary:

Perfect # moves predictions goes to:

NONE

<Nostradamus predictor (s)> on only results:

<OhioChessFan> with 8/11 correct

Moves+Bonus Ranker - <FINAL>

Score, UserID, Deduction

♔ 19, Golden Executive
♔ 19, keypusher
♔ 19, SwitchingQuylthulg
♘ 15, bubuli55
♘ 15, call14
♘ 15, chessmoron
♗ 14, Mendrys
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
12, jessicafischerqueen
12, OhioChessFan
12, Penguincw
10, PinnedPiece
9, siamesedream
8, juan31
6, john barleycorn
5, Karposian
4, jared10001
2, chancho
1, wordfunph, -5
-2, The Menkey, -5

<How the calculations goes>:

Moves Ranker - <FINAL>

Score, UserID, Over, Under, Exact

17, keypusher, 0, 1, 1
14, bubuli55, 0, 2, 0
10, chessmoron, 0, 0, 1
10, Penguincw, 1, 1, 0
7, Golden Executive, 0, 1, 0
7, jessicafischerqueen, 0, 1, 0
7, juan31, 0, 1, 0
7, Mendrys, 0, 1, 0
7, SwitchingQuylthulg, 0, 1, 0
3, OhioChessFan, 1, 0, 0
===

Bonus Ranker - <FINAL>

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

15, call14, 2, 1, 1, 1
12, Golden Executive, 1, 0, 1, 1
12, SwitchingQuylthulg, 0, 0, 0, 2
10, PinnedPiece, 0, 0, 2, 0
9, OhioChessFan, 1, 1, 0, 1
9, siamesedream, 1, 1, 0, 1
7, Mendrys, 1, 0, 0, 1
6, john barleycorn, 0, 0, 0, 1
6, wordfunph, 0, 0, 0, 1
5, chessmoron, 1, 2, 0, 0
5, jessicafischerqueen, 0, 0, 1, 0
5, Karposian, 0, 0, 1, 0
4, jared10001, 0, 2, 0, 0
3, The Menkey, 1, 1, 0, 0
2, chancho, 0, 1, 0, 0
2, keypusher, 2, 0, 0, 0
2, Penguincw, 0, 1, 0, 0
1, bubuli55, 1, 0, 0, 0
1, juan31, 1, 0, 0, 0

Nov-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBzJ...
Nov-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Okay <chancho> snuck by <TheMenkey>
Nov-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho:

User: you

User: can

User: not

User: win

User: the

User: mmm

User: all

User: mmm

User: yyy

User: friend

User: haha

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.

Nov-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Nov-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Nov-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Chessmoron y OhioChessFan;
as always thanks for all your attentions, congratulations to the winners. Gracias
Nov-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: Thanks to everyone esp < chessmoron > and < OhioChessFan > :)
Nov-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 :)
Nov-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <chessmoron> <OhioChessFan>, thank you.

congrats to all winners!

till next contest.

Nov-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Nov-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <Parliament>

User: aqua
User: boogie

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

Nov-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<The Ohioan, McLovin>

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

Nov-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<OhioPressGang>

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...

Nov-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

User: since

User: you

User: watt

User: caesar

User: fire

User: yar

User: master

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ♔ ♕ ♖

Preview says.......horrible.

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho:

User: the

User: ign

User: nore

User: fun

User: ccc

User: ttt

User: ion

User: rocks

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Not as good as <A Taste Of Honey's>, but a decent cover:

GQ - Boogie Oogie Oogie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re0...

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan:

User: tom

User: Dick

User: And

User: Harry

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Testing:

♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Damn, these figurines suck!
Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: I use Google Chrome annd if these figurines look lousy in that browser, I don't want to imagine it on Firefox and the others.
Dec-08-14
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  WinKing: They suck on Firefox also <chancho>.
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