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OhioChessFan
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.

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-...

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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)

<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 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 ...
 
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   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.
 
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   May-21-15 Yuri Averbakh
 
OhioChessFan: I strongly recommend the interview linked to by <polarmis>. Fascinating reading. http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...
 
   May-21-15 chessgames.com 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
 
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Moves Prediction Contest

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 480 OF 480 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Round 9 Summary:

Perfect # moves predictions for this round goes to:

<None>

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

Results:

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>

Score,UserID

♔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

Apr-26-15
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...

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: ♙<WINNER'S CORNER>

♔♔♘♗ <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)

Apr-26-15
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.
Apr-26-15
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)

Apr-26-15
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> :)

Apr-26-15
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!

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron>, <OhioChessFan> and their helpers, and congratulations to the winners!
Apr-26-15
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!

Apr-26-15
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.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Thanks to <OhioChessFan>,<chessmoron>,<WinKing> , <Penguincw> and congratulations to all the medal winners. Hope see you the next.
Apr-27-15
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! <;)
Apr-27-15
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. :)

May-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Led Zeppelin-Achilles Last Stand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6S...

May-05-15  cormier: http://tv4nouvelles.ca/wow-cette-vi...
May-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Thanks <travis> and <penguin> for the good memories.
May-11-15
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.

May-11-15
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...
May-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hey <OCF>, congrats on 30K: Sagar Tejaswini (kibitz #1).

Yeah...

May-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Whoops, didn't notice. I guess I got to go celebrate.
May-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <OCF> Remind me how you type "user:Someone" in a way that it comes out as a link?

Thanks!

May-15-15
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 .....):

http://

www.chessgames.com/perl/chessuser?uname=

May-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: B.B. King-I Gotta Move Out of This Neighboorhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns1...

May-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Travis Bickle: Rock Me Baby - B.B. King
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RR...
May-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Thanks, User: OhioChessFun!
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