Tal Memorial Moves Prediction Contest
<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing.
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Tal Memorial (2013)
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<OhioChessFan> Nor13:StdMvRnk(1) + BonusRnk(3) + StdMv/Bonus(1) + 1stRanker(1)
<Golden Executive> Nor13:BonusRnk(1) + StdMv/Bonus(2)
<twinlark> Nor13:StdMvRnk(2) + 1stRanker(2)
<lostemperor> Nor13:BonusRnk(2) + StdMv/Bonus(3)
<PinnedPiece> Nor13:StdMvRnk(3) + 1stRanker(3)
[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]
<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.