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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Oct-25-14


I have decided to reorganize my profile, but it could take some time.

I am now keeping track of the Gold Medal Leaders in the Moves Prediction Contest. Please see User: Gold Medal Leaders.

I'd like to thank the user who gave me a year of premium services from 02/14/12-02/14/13. :)


I used to keep track of all the milestones, but there were too many, and some are inaccurate. This section will be updated soon.

Milestone prediction dates:

9,000th kibitz: Monday, March 25, 2015

10,000th kibitz: Wednesday, September 6, 2015


Penguincw's Game Collections

I was about to finish my game collections, but decided that I need a long break from them. To view all my game collections and learn more about them, see here: Game Collection: Table of Contents.


Once again, if anyone's interested in the stats or milestones, view the archived link.


Here are some chess puzzles I composed. I'm not a very strong composer, but they should be fun to solve nevertheless. However, since my forum has closed, a lot of the links are "dead". So, I decided to use one of my game collections for that purpose:

Game Collection: Chess Puzzles

Here's a sample:

White to move, mate in three

click for larger view

Solution: (click on above game collection)


I compete in prediction contests often, and so far, have gotten these medals:

KKRR (2 gold, 2 bronze; currently 33rd most successful)

KKKKKNNNNNBBBBBBBB (5 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze; currently 10th greatest all time)

KKR (2 gold, 1 bronze; currently 15th most incredible overall performance)

KKKKKKKKKNNNNNRRRBBBBBBBB (9 gold, 5 silver, 11 bronze; currently 10th best)

Updated through Sinquefield Cup 2014.

YouRang's contest: User: YouRang

chessmoron's contest (hosted by OhioChessFan): User: OhioChessFan

lostemperor's contest: User: lostemperor


Here are some links I find helpful.

Statistics Page: Statistics Page Forum: User:


More links will be added as time progresses.


Here are some of my favourite posts around the site (no reason given to some):

Probably my most useful post to date: Kibitzer's Café

SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum chessforum

YouRang describes his Hall of Fame (which I am in): YouRang chessforum

A post good enough to make the Memorable Quotes Forum (not sure how though): OhioChessFan chessforum

More posts will be added as time progresses.

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections.
   Current net-worth: 1,993 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 8173 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-25-14 Old Indian (A53)
Penguincw: A little "trap" I found out about in the Old Indian Defense. After. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Nf3 Nc6, this position arrives: [DIAGRAM] From here, the position is equal, but if white tries to target f7 and c7, white will get in trouble. For example, if ...
   Oct-25-14 Stockfish vs Houdini, 2013
Penguincw: I see this game has ended in a 87 move draw. Shouldn't it have ended after 8...Ng8 via. 3-fold repetition?
   Oct-25-14 Gelfand vs Karjakin, 2014
Penguincw: Clearly, Gelfand was the only player in this game who had a plan, but nice job by Karjakin to defend accurately. They've drawn 9 of their meetings in classical time controls, while 6 of the 7 FIDE Grand Prix meetings have ended in a draw. There's no progress for white to make. The
   Oct-25-14 Reti vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922 (replies)
Penguincw: Yay! I got the first few moves: 22.Nxf7, 23.Be5+ and 24.hxg5. Good enough for me on a Saturday puzzle. :)
   Oct-24-14 Mating Net chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: In case you didn't get it, that puzzle was actually impossible to mess up on. All the moves for white and black were forced; there are no other moves. :) If you did get it, uh, just kindly delete this post. :)
   Oct-24-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
Penguincw: < 12. Penguincw 1,993 > I'm back. Went 5/5 today. :) Would be over 2000 if not for this ticket (which I still haven't cashed in). FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 6: "Console The Losers" SPECIAL : Svidler [cash in ticket] 3 YOU WIN! COLLECT 5 7:2 4.61 5 Oct-08-14 Good ...
   Oct-24-14 Sergey Fedorchuk
Penguincw: Congratz to Fedorchuk for performing well at the Corsican Circuit 2014! He started out well, qualifying for the knockout tournament by winning the swiss system tournament 7.5/9 (ahead of Kovalenko on tiebreaks 47.5-46.5). In the rapid knockout stage, he defeated Dourerassou 3-1 ...
   Oct-24-14 Yifan Hou
Penguincw: Congratz to Hou Yifan for winning the Corisican Circuit Rapid Finals! Everyone expected Anand to win, but he lost in the semi-finals to Fedorchuk. In the finals, Hou Yifan defeated Fedorchuk 2-0 to become champion, who happens to have the same classical rating (2673). She also ...
   Oct-24-14 Jobava vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
Penguincw: Not sure who won the opening battle (unusual openings vs. excessive prep), but it doesn't matter, as the game ends in a draw.
   Oct-24-14 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 (replies)
Penguincw: Wrong knight sacrifice. I was thinking of 16.Nd5 instead of 16.Nb5.
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