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Sinquefield Cup Moves Prediction Contest

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

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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)


[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 28642 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-21-14 OhioChessFan chessforum
OhioChessFan: <Penguin> nothing is ever to be taken seriously in this forum. <bubulli> yep, I am regretting that. I think there was only one pick for a 12th game.
   Nov-21-14 Salomon Flohr (replies)
OhioChessFan: I have it on good authority he doesn't much care about the missing birthday wishes, and likewise doesn't need any more RIP wishes.
   Nov-21-14 crawfb5 chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: Still doing the Wiki editor gig? This line is way wrong and should be fixed: <Sultana was a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat that exploded on April 27, 1865 in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. An ...
   Nov-21-14 M Gluzman vs Bareev, 2001 (replies)
OhioChessFan: <pragni> likewise 26...Re3 Both are a little messier than the game continuation though.
   Nov-20-14 S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929
OhioChessFan: Boy, that's bad.
   Nov-20-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-19-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Rybka rates White a small advantage, although Vishy has a 58 minute advantage on the clock.
   Nov-19-14 Nigel Short
OhioChessFan: <sinusitis> yeah, it's pretty bad, but after all, I don't hold CG.C responsible for the comments of the kibitzers, so I have to cut the Polgar blog some slack. There's always jealous cranks on any chess site. OTOH, it is a directly moderated site, allegedly <Bringing ...
   Nov-18-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Recapture on move 27.......okay, looking for a quick 77 move draw.
   Nov-18-14 The World
OhioChessFan: <PiPi: Not sure about mixing the internet "World" team with the Chessgames community "World" team results. I think more useful would be to have two "Worlds": The World (i) The World (CG) > I agree completely that they are not the same team, as do others who have ...
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Moves Prediction Contest

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  OhioChessFan: **Rounds 4-6 Recap **

<GE> hit a couple big ones this round, to take the halftime lead with 18 points. <chessmoron> and <keypusher> hit an exact worth 10 points giving them a total of 12 and 11 respectively. The Menkey is still at 2 points, and <JFQ> has miraculously surpassed him. 14 of the 18 contestants have scored, which is a bit more than I'd have expected. 6, or fewer, rounds to go.

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<The Ohioan, McLovin>

Might we be able to see the <Menkey Ranker> included in the next official score list?

I want to be able to look him in the face, so as to thumb my nose at him if I'm still in front of him next update.

I'm no <McOhioLovin Contest History> expert, but I don't think I have ever beaten the Menkey before.

Final question: In a contest so difficult to predict, might we assume that <Golden Executive> is actually psychic? I should think this may be the simplest explanation, following "Ahhh!cam's Razor."

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  OhioChessFan: I've heard that <GE> has some amazing psychotic powers but I'm not sure.
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  Travis Bickle: Elvis these two songs you did always blow me away! ; P

If I Can Dream

American Trilogy

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  keypusher: <Exact, 10 points: [['chessmoron', '1-0', '38'], ['keypusher', '1-0', '38']]>

Glory be!

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  chancho: I'm still stuck at User: zero
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  Golden Executive: <JFQ>,<OCF>:

psychic?, amazing psychotic powers?

How about this?


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  OhioChessFan: "We Bring Good Things to Life"

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  OhioChessFan: In case anyone wonders about my spelling of the Menkey:

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  OhioChessFan: One more person scored this round, so only 3 left at zero. No pressure, <chancho> <JFQ> has opened a sizable lead on The Menkey.
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  keypusher: Too bad Magnus didn't figure out a way to blow that, I had Anand winning in 78.
Nov-17-14  Penguincw: Grr. In Game 6 I predicted a draw and in Game 7 I predicted 1-0. :|

On the bright side, I would not have scored any points even if I got the result right.

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  Golden Executive: <OCF:"We Bring Good Things to Life"

Déjà vu ?

The World vs N Pogonina, 2010

Nov-20-14  chessmoron: K WCC 2014: Results K

<Game 7> <Carlsen-Anand, 1/2-1/2 in 122 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['jessicafischerqueen', '1/2-1/2', '66']]

2nd Under, 6 points: [['Mendrys', '1/2-1/2', '58']]
3rd Under, 5 points: [['call14', '1/2-1/2', '55'], ['Karposian', '1/2-1/2', '55']]

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


<Game 8> <Anand-Carlsen, 1/2-1/2 in 41 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: [['juan31', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['bubuli55', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['keypusher', '1/2-1/2', '35']]

2nd Under, 6 points: [['SwitchingQuylthulg', '1/2-1/2', '31'], ['wordfunph', '1/2-1/2', '31']]

3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: []
2nd Over, 2 points: [['chessmoron', '1/2-1/2', '43']]

3rd Over, 1 point1: [['Golden Executive', '1/2-1/2', '45']]


<Game 9> <Carlsen-Anand, 1/2-1/2 in 20 moves.>

Exact, 10 points: []
Under, 7 points: []
2nd Under, 6 points: []
3rd Under, 5 points: []
Over, 3 points: [['Penguincw', '1/2-1/2', '25']]
2nd Over, 2 points: [['chancho', '1/2-1/2', '33']]

3rd Over, 1 point1: [['juan31', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['bubuli55', '1/2-1/2', '35'], ['keypusher', '1/2-1/2', '35']]

Nov-20-14  chessmoron: Game 7-9 Summary:

Perfect # moves predictions goes to:


Moves+Bonus Ranker - Through <Game 7-9>

Score, UserID

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

<How the calculations goes>:

Moves Ranker - Through <Game 7-9>

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
3, OhioChessFan, 1, 0, 0


Bonus Ranker - Through <Game 7-9>

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

13, call14, 2, 0, 1, 1
12, Golden Executive, 1, 0, 1, 1
12, SwitchingQuylthulg, 0, 0, 0, 2
10, PinnedPiece, 0, 0, 2, 0
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, jessicafischerqueen, 0, 0, 1, 0
5, Karposian, 0, 0, 1, 0
4, chessmoron, 0, 2, 0, 0
4, jared10001, 0, 2, 0, 0
2, chancho, 0, 1, 0, 0
2, keypusher, 2, 0, 0, 0
2, OhioChessFan, 0, 1, 0, 0
2, The Menkey, 0, 1, 0, 0
1, bubuli55, 1, 0, 0, 0
1, juan31, 1, 0, 0, 0

Nov-20-14  chessmoron: Woohoo, everyone scored!
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  OhioChessFan: ** Rounds 7-9 Update **

Hurray, hurray! Everyone has scored. Mankind has shown their collective superiority over The Menkey, as nobody is losing to him. However, there is one person who is only tied with him(no pressure, <chancho>). <GE> and <keypusher> are in the lead with 19 points. The 5 point deduction rule may determine the winner. 3, or fewer, rounds to go.

Nov-20-14  Penguincw: < chessmoron: Woohoo, everyone scored! >

Yeah, but I'm the only user who hasn't scored in Bonus Ranker yet. :(

Nov-20-14  chessmoron: Well <Penguincw>, suck it up. Your total is greater than half of the participants.
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  keypusher: Woo hoo, tied for first with the Nostradamus of, <Golden Executive>! Er, what's the five point deduction rule?
Nov-21-14  chessmoron: <Game 10 Update> With today's round, 3 people tied in 1st place, <keypusher>, <Golden Executive>, and <SwitchingQuylthulg> with 19 pts.

<Penguincw> has finally scored in Bonus Ranker and hopefully his whining would die down.

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  bubuli55: Maybe I should have placed a bet for game 12 as well.
Nov-21-14  Penguincw: < <Penguincw> has finally scored in Bonus Ranker and hopefully his whining would die down. >

Sorry, I've been dealing with a lot of problems in my personal life recently. And yes, there's been a <lot> of complaining involved.

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  OhioChessFan: <Penguin> nothing is ever to be taken seriously in this forum.

<bubulli> yep, I am regretting that. I think there was only one pick for a 12th game.

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