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Sinquefield Cup Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:
Sinquefield Cup (2014)

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<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: I guess I had a really good week once, and I did read Hugh Ross' Creation and Time. All the multisyllabic words were hard to understand though.
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OhioChessFan: Glide down quickly suggests coasting. And if so, you'll be right back to the heart rate plummet. You can, of course, pedal backwards furiously on a geared bike.
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  OhioChessFan: <FQ: It seems the new <Ohio Routine>, among other mysterious things, is creating a useful "bank" of three letter words.>

Not really. I just enjoy finding any groupings out there.

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Read this guy's bio:

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  OhioChessFan: IMHO if the user name has caps, we should use them in the link. Of course, that's not a rule, since rule number one is there are no rules.
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  OhioChessFan: USER:EDIT
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  OhioChessFan: Okay, apparently you can type one word and one word only in all caps. Will test that on my next post.
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  OhioChessFan: dlajklenkenlkelakmdkekskelasdfeuiopppeiakdlekhdf-
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  OhioChessFan: No. Hmmm. Maybe it's number of characters? USER:EDIT was 9. Next post we'll try one word with 8 caps and no punctuation.
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  OhioChessFan: QWERTYUI
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  OhioChessFan: I see. Let's try 10 next post. I have to test in a separate post since any lower case letter such as in this sentence will allow every other character to be capitalized.
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  OhioChessFan: QWERTYUIOP
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  OhioChessFan: Okay, I'm an idiot, I finally realized it would be quicker and easier to just do a preview. I typed out a very long series of capts and kept erasing one and previewing again. The very long string of caps showed up as lower case in the preview until I erased enough to remain all caps as in the attempted kibitz. Apparently 15 characters is the maximum number of caps.
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  OhioChessFan: Whence my recent meanderings?

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< I finally realized it would be quicker and easier to just do a preview>

No shame there. How about this one- I used to manually type out FENS- sometimes it would take an hour, because I kept making mistakes and having to manually check them.

Then <Martinez> showed me how to just copy and paste FENS off my chess engine.

I estimate this has saved me up to 20,000,000 woman hours.

And one more- I train a lot, both jogging and running up stairs.

But my knee cartledge is starting to pop now and I need to reduce load on them.

So my "cunning plan" was to walk quickly up a long steep hill in my neighbourhood. Very low stress on the knees to walk uphill. I tried it, and it worked, except when I had to walk back down my heart rate would plummet and I'd lose the benefit of the workout. Also, my knees were popping when I walked down hill.

So my next "cunning plan" involved asking a friend to wait for me at the top of the hill with a bicycle so that I could "glide down quickly" and then start the next climbing cycle right away. My friend would then run down the hill, get the bicycle, and ride it up to the top in time to meet me for the next "lap."

Imagine my embarrassment when I realized that I could just WALK THE BICYCLE UP TO THE TOP MYSELF and then GLIDE DOWN MYSELF.

Luckily, I hit on this "other other plan" before actually enlisting my friend...

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  OhioChessFan: Glide down quickly suggests coasting. And if so, you'll be right back to the heart rate plummet. You can, of course, pedal backwards furiously on a geared bike.
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The "other other other plan."

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