Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile Chessforum
Member since Apr-09-05 · Last seen May-22-15
Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:
Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)

Official site:

Tournament live games:

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

Alternate live games:

***Hall of Fame***
chessmoron chessforum

Last Year's 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 30056 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-22-15 L Dominguez vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
OhioChessFan: 38...Qxe6 39. Ra8+ 38...fxe6 39. Qg6
   May-21-15 Wesley So (replies)
OhioChessFan: I think Wes is definitely a tactician.
   May-21-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: <al wazir: By now enough time has elapsed for autopsies to be performed on those who were killed. A few days more and enough time will have elapsed for ballistic tests to determine which weapons fired the bullets that killed the shooting victims. > I think we've been to ...
   May-21-15 Travis Bickle chessforum
   May-21-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
OhioChessFan: <Sneaky> yeah, that's an automatic reflex for me to notice when looking at chessboard pics. It's remarkable how seldom they get it right.
   May-21-15 twinlark chessforum (replies)
   May-21-15 Yuri Averbakh
OhioChessFan: I strongly recommend the interview linked to by <polarmis>. Fascinating reading.
   May-21-15 chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) Games 37 and 39 are duplicates, messing up the scoreboard too.
   May-21-15 G Suez-Panama vs A Walton, 2009
OhioChessFan: "Canal Attack"
   May-21-15 RandomVisitor chessforum
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Moves Prediction Contest

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 480 OF 480 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Round 9 Summary:

Perfect # moves predictions for this round goes to:


Highest score in the Bonus Ranker: 13 points: <WinKing>


Moves Ranker - Through <Round 9>

Score, UserID, Over, Under, Exact

♔51, chessmoron, 1, 4, 2
♔51, Karposian, 1, 4, 2
♔51, lostemperor, 2, 5, 1
♘48, WinKing, 0, 4, 2
♗41, juan31, 0, 3, 2
♗41, PinnedPiece, 2, 5, 0
24, wordfunph, 1, 3, 0
17, OhioChessFan, 0, 1, 1
17, Penguincw, 0, 1, 1
14, SwitchingQuylthulg, 0, 2, 0
10, Golden Executive, 1, 1, 0
3, bubuli55, 1, 0, 0
0, Robin01, 0, 0, 0


Bonus Ranker - Through <Round 9>

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

♔71, Golden Executive, 4, 3, 5, 6
♔71, WinKing, 5, 3, 0, 10
♘57, chessmoron, 1, 4, 6, 3
♗54, SwitchingQuylthulg, 4, 2, 2, 6
45, Penguincw, 3, 0, 6, 2
45, juan31, 3, 4, 2, 4
40, OhioChessFan, 3, 5, 3, 2
40, PinnedPiece, 0, 1, 4, 3
39, lostemperor, 3, 3, 0, 5
32, Robin01, 1, 4, 1, 3
14, Karposian, 0, 4, 0, 1
13, bubuli55, 0, 1, 1, 1
10, wordfunph, 3, 1, 1, 0


Moves+Bonus Ranker - Through <Round 9>

Score, UserID

♔119, WinKing
♘108, chessmoron
♗90, lostemperor
86, juan31
81, Golden Executive
81, PinnedPiece
68, SwitchingQuylthulg
65, Karposian
62, Penguincw
57, OhioChessFan
34, wordfunph
32, Robin01
16, bubuli55


Moves Ranker (# of 1st place UNDER/OVER) - Through <Round 9>


♔8, lostemperor
♘7, chessmoron
♘7, Karposian
♘7, PinnedPiece
♗6, WinKing
5, juan31
4, wordfunph
2, Golden Executive
2, OhioChessFan
2, Penguincw
2, SwitchingQuylthulg
1, bubili55
0, Robin01

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Looking good once again <WinKing>. :)

< WinKing: Thanks guys! Take your time <Penguincw>. I'm triple checking everything myself. >

Hehe, my problem is that I lack patience. I don't like to be kept waiting nor do I like to keep people waiting (could be some ADHD or anxiety problem, as these posts may suggest: OhioChessFan chessforum (kibitz #11578) and OhioChessFan chessforum (kibitz #11579)). You can tell because I don't hesitate to post something without double checking. I'll try to change my attitude for the future. Sorry for any problems...

Premium Chessgames Member

♔♔♘♗ <WinKing> Gash2:BonusRnk(1t) + Gash2:StdMv/Bonus(1) + Gash2:StdMvRnk(2) + Gash2:1stRanker(3)

♔♔♗ <lostemperor> Gash2:StdMvRnk(1t) + Gash2:1stRanker(1) + Gash2:StdMv/Bonus(3)

♔♘♘♘ <chessmoron> Gash2:StdMvRnk(1t) + Gash2:BonusRnk(2) + Gash2:StdMv/Bonus(2) + Gash2:1stRanker(2t)

♔♘ <Karposian> Gash2:StdMvRnk(1t) + Gash2:1stRanker(2t)

<Golden Executive> Gash2:BonusRnk(1t)

♘♗ <PinnedPiece> Gash2:1stRanker(2t) + Gash2:StdMvRnk(3t)

<juan31> Gash2:StdMvRnk(3t)

<SwitchingQuylthulg> Gash2:BonusRnk(3)

Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: If any corrections need to be made the ball is in <chessmoron>'s court now. ;) These medals still have to be given <chessmoron>'s blessing before they become official.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OCF> for hosting, and also to <GE> and <WK> for helping.

Assuming everything is official:

Great performance by <WinKing> as he not only helped with 2 of the rounds, but he was rewarded with, 2 gold medals (and 2 runner-up medals) for his 2nd double crown (go ahead and say that twice). Also picking up a double crown is <lostemperor>, his 1st, as he now moves into 3rd place overall. Also congrats to <GE> for his gold to pass me on the overall list for 9th (grr). I also shouldn't forget <Karposian> who won a gold medal to <approach> me on the overall list. <chessmoron> also picks up 3 silver as he now has 36 non-gold medals compared to <WinKing>'s 34. Also congrats to everyone else who I failed to mention.

I'm going to assume the next tournament is Norway + Dortmund, but until then...

(I think I've had enough <cg> time for now)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Karposian: Thanks, <OCF> and <chessmoron> for another great contest.

Thanks also to <WinKing>, <Penguincw> and <GE> for posting/checking scores etc. You guys are doing a great job, as always.

Congrats to all the medal winners.

<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> :)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: A lot of fun as usual.Thanks to the crew <OhioChessFan>,<chessmoron>,<WinKing> & <Penguincw> and congratulations to all the medal winners!

See you guys and gals the next time!

Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron>, <OhioChessFan> and their helpers, and congratulations to the winners!
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ** Final Recap **

A strange ending to the contest, as <chessmoron> has forsaken his duties for a tryout with the Miami Heat. He apparently didn't hear Lebron is now in Cleveland. If he can just convince them he's Yao Ming, he might be on TV next year. <WinKing> stepped to the plate and amazingly enough ended up winning 2 gold medals, which was sheer coincidence. There was a 3 way tie amongst <chessmoron> <Karposian> and <lostemperor> for the gold medal in Moves Ranker, to be decided by an online game of Rock Scissors Paper. <lostemperor> won the quietest 2 golds in history, so quiet <OhioChessFan> is still not quite sure he did. <GE> brought good things to life with a gold in the Bonus ranker.

Thanks to everyone for playing and to <chessmoron> giving us 8 good rounds before abandoning ship. Thanks to <WinKing> who took advantage of the official scorer's table to pencil whip himself some gold medals. Thanks to <Penguincw> for double checking his way to admitting he didn't know what he was doing, which made many of the contestants in this event feel better.

Not sure what <chessmoron> has in mind for the next event, although it's 100% certain he is laying on the beach this very instant worrying about it.

Thanks for playing!

Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: lol...lmao! Great synopsis <OCF>.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks to <chessmoron> for running & <OCF> for hosting this contest.

It's been awhile since I was at or near the top of a leaderboard. I almost forgot what it felt like. Looking forward to the next outing with all of you.

Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Thanks to <OhioChessFan>,<chessmoron>,<WinKing> , <Penguincw> and congratulations to all the medal winners. Hope see you the next.
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: Thanks team <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>. Two quietest gold medals!(?) I did not count on that anymore. I also awarded <chessmoron> Gold and Silver in the Final Standings prediction contest at my forum! <;)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: P.S. To those who are curious, I have updated the Gold Medal Leaders at, User: Gold Medal Leaders.

If you see any errors (including formatting), then please let me know (in 1 post), on my forum (although I will be double checking when I have the time). Thanks. :)

Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Led Zeppelin-Achilles Last Stand

May-05-15  cormier:
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Thanks <travis> and <penguin> for the good memories.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Ohio> Thanks for dropping by my forum. I'm still here, more or less.

I was also pleased to see that somebody else cares about the distinction between 'affect' and 'effect'. Although I should have expected nothing less of you.

CG's failure to get it right was, of course, evidence of their lack of affect.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: PS. I know you'd like the kibitzer ranking removed - I wouldn't argue - but congrats anyhow on being the latest to pass the 30k barrier...
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hey <OCF>, congrats on 30K: Sagar Tejaswini (kibitz #1).


Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Whoops, didn't notice. I guess I got to go celebrate.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <OCF> Remind me how you type "user:Someone" in a way that it comes out as a link?


Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Quick way to do it is to go to the "view another profile" box at the bottom, type in a name, any name, and then copy/paste what's in front of that name. If you do that, you'll come up with (blank line purposely included so that it doesn't end in .....):


Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: B.B. King-I Gotta Move Out of This Neighboorhood

Premium Chessgames Member
  Travis Bickle: Rock Me Baby - B.B. King
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Thanks, User: OhioChessFun!
Jump to page #   (enter # from 1 to 480)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 480 OF 480 ·  Later Kibitzing>

Advertise on
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. Don't post personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific user and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Participating Grandmasters are Not Allowed Here!

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2015, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies