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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Dec-03-16
♔ MY PROFILE ♔

I'd like to thank the user who gave me 3 years of premium services from Dec/26/2015-Dec/26/2018. :)

I'd like to thank the user who gave me a year of premium services from Feb/14/2012-Feb/14/2013. :)

★★★ BIOGRAPHY ★★★

I prefer not to reveal too much about myself, but have the following words to say:

I'm a Canadian. I picked up chess in 2009, and joined this site just over a year later.

Outside of chess, I also like to watch sports (who doesn't), and even play sports (even though I'm not great at it).

★★★ GAME COLLECTIONS ★★★

Penguincw's Game Collections

To view all my collections, see here: Game Collection: Table of Contents.

★★★ CHESS PUZZLES ★★★

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 won't always be open, 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)

★★★ ACHIEVEMENTS ★★★

Here's my short list of achievements on this site (other than achievements relating to the prediction contests, which are listed further below):

966th user to open up their forum.

Became the 66th user to reach 10,000 posts (unofficial).

Only the 2nd user (honour shared with 7 other users) to win a membership from the Santa Claus draw twice.

In the ChessBookie Game, finished first in the Championship 2015 preseason with 1727 cbs, 174 cbs ahead of 2nd place. Also, in the Fall 2014 preseason, I finished in 2nd with 1418 cbs, just 40 cbs behind first at the last known update.

4th user, and 3rd overall (after <SwitchingQuylthulg> (x2), <wordfunph> and <Annie K.>) to run the ChessBookie Game.

At the 2016 Caissar Awards, I was nominated and won the "Most Helpful" award for 2015. I was also nominated for "Most Constructive".

★★★ PREDICTION CONTESTS ★★★

I like competing in the prediction contests, and so far, have won these medals (along with the rank listed):

<Golden Executive>

♔♔♔♖♖♖♖♖ (3 gold, 5 bronze; 22nd)

<chessmoron> (hosted by <OhioChessFan>) ♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (7 gold, 8 silver, 15 bronze; 10th)

<lostemperor>
♔♔♔♔♖♖♖ (4 gold, 3 bronze; 6th)

<Overall>
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (14 gold, 8 silver, 23 bronze; 10th)

Updated through Gashimov 2016.

<Golden Executive>'s Games Prediction Contest: User: Golden Executive

<chessmoron>'s Moves Prediction Contest (hosted by <OhioChessFan>): User: OhioChessFan

<lostemperor>'s Final Standings Prediction Contest: User: lostemperor

Other Notable Achievements:

Only user to ever win a quadruple crown (London Chess Classic 2011) in the Moves Prediction Contest (or any contest for that matter).

Only user to ever win a Betting title crown in the Games Prediction Contest, and defend it the very next year, same tournament (Tata Steel 2014 & 2015).

First user to ever win a gold medal in each of the 3 contests from the same tournament (Tata Steel 2015).

I am one of just 4 users to have won at least 3 golds in 3 different contests (the others are <chessmoron>, <lostemperor> and <SwitchingQuylthulg>). Members of this club are unofficially considered to be "grandmasters" of the prediction contests.

For the 6th consecutive year (2011-2016), I have won at least one gold medal in one of the contests. I am one of just 6 active users to have done so, the others being <chessmoron>, <cromat>, <lostemperor>, <SwitchingQuylthulg> and <WinKing>.

★★★ NOTABLE POSTS ★★★

I've made over 13,000 posts, but not all posts are created equally. In fact, most of them don't have too much value, but here are some of my best posts:

Probably my most "viral" post to date (introducing the now defunct Chessgames Playing Zone The Kibitzer's Café

Probably the first <on the internet> to notice the Original Six sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning were going through during the Stanley Cup playoffs, 2015: Mating Net chessforum.

More posts will be added as time progresses.

Here are some of my favourite posts by <other users> around the site (no reason given to some):

The Kibitzer's Café

SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum

chessgames.com chessforum

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

More posts will be added as time progresses.

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections.

Chessgames.com Full Member
   Current net-worth: 2,823 chessbucks
[what is this?]

   Penguincw has kibitzed 13245 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-01-16 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Ah yes, finally MLB does that. Of course, it does remove value for the ASG, now that home field advantage is no longer on the line, but I guess the issue with fan polling and all is no longer a big issue. And I doubt that attendance and audience will decrease as a result of this, ...
 
   Nov-22-16 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: The newest team in the NHL, the Vegas Golden Knights: https://www.nhl.com/news/vegas-gold... . No comment really. I think just "Knights" would've been fine. I would've chosen something like "aces", anything to match the <silver> state, or Las Vegas in general. Seems like ...
 
   Nov-02-16 ketchuplover chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Welcome back to premium land!
 
   Oct-31-16 Reti vs Tartakower, 1928 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Merry Christmas everyone! I mean, Happy Halloween. Anyway, nice way to start the last puzzle of the month. Just give up the rook for the bishop, and realize that black's king is outside that triangle, and will not be able to chase down the pawn. White's king is inside the triangle
 
   Oct-22-16 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Penguincw: The Cubs, for the first time since WWII*, are moving on to the World Series! Kershaw, for the 3rd time in 4 seasons, is the losing pitcher in the team's last game of the postseason. Ouch. < Oct-15-16 Penguincw: ... FTR, my predictions are CLE and CHC both in 6, and CHC wins the
 
   Oct-11-16 A Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s88... .
 
   Oct-10-16 V Malaniuk vs E Kengis, 1981 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Good job <Xende>. :) Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians on this site! Anyway, Monday puzzle, and nice way to start off the work week (which technically starts tomorrow). Just take the bishop, and then the pawn, and then the queen. Leaves black up a full bishop. 1/1 this ...
 
   Sep-30-16 I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXv... .
 
   Sep-28-16 I Nepomniachtchi vs Tomashevsky, 2016
 
Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lt... .
 
   Sep-26-16 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (replies)
 
Penguincw: The 2 games I follow the most, baseball, and chess, have just experienced a death each in a very short period of time. In the baseball world, Jose Fernandez just died yesterday in an accident. Now in the chess world, Mark Dvoretsky has passed away. RIP to both. :(
 
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March of the Penguins

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Apr-04-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: <Penguincw: It looks like you're doing pretty well in the chessbookie game>

lol...probably the last time I'll be in the top 20. Only took five bets to be +1.

Apr-05-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Note : My computer won't let me go on the internet so I have to access it by P.S.P. I'm currently not sure when I'll have it fixed. I'm thinking around Friday or Saturday. I will still play the Chessbookie Game and visit the site but probably won't do much kibitzing.
Apr-05-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <Pen> There goes your run for most kibitzes.
Apr-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: I know. : (
Apr-06-11  kevins55555: I won 464 chessbucks today.
Wang Yue vs Zhang Ziyang 200 Wang Yue (YOU WIN! COLLECT 364 CHESSBUCKS!)and the other one I won 100 but forget the game.
Apr-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: I gained some chessbucks too. : )
Apr-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  hms123: <Penguincw>

<(11) hms123 1193 chessbucks>

This is the first (and will surely be the only) time I have been on the leaderboard.

Apr-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Good news.It's fixed. :) Now I can get back to hanging out on chessgames.com.

In other news:Wow,my forum has reached 9 pages.That's more than 200 posts.For now on,every time my forum has reached a new page,I'm not going to announce it.I will do it from time to time though.

Apr-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: welcome back <Peng>..
Apr-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Thanks for your comments on my forum. Yes, the avatar reflects the handle and the Major Tom song (planet earth is blue). I was listening to this song while deciding about my handle here and so it happend
Apr-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: I had a good round.I predicted I gained 81,but it looks like I only gained 79. :(

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Chao b vs Ni Hua : Li Chao b [cash in ticket] 50 YOU WIN! COLLECT 341 6:1 6.84 341 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Chao b vs Ni Hua : Ni Hua [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 3:1 3.89 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Chao b vs Ni Hua : Draw [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 3:5 1.60 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Shilong vs Hou Yifan : Li Shilong [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 4:1 4.86 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Shilong vs Hou Yifan : Hou Yifan [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT 305 2:1 3.05 305 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Shilong vs Hou Yifan : Draw [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 1:1 2.01 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Wang Yue vs Zhao Jun : Wang Yue [cash in ticket] 50 YOU WIN! COLLECT 113 9:7 2.28 113 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Wang Yue vs Zhao Jun : Zhao Jun [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 4:1 4.78 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Wang Yue vs Zhao Jun : Draw [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 3:2 2.60 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Xiu Deshun vs Ding Liren : Ding Liren [cash in ticket] 50 YOU WIN! COLLECT 128 3:2 2.57 128 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Xiu Deshun vs Ding Liren : Xiu Deshun [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 12:1 12.52 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Xiu Deshun vs Ding Liren : Draw [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 4:5 1.79 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhang Ziyang vs Bu Xangzhi : Bu Xangzhi [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT 195 1:1 1.96 195 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhang Ziyang vs Bu Xangzhi : Draw [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 3:2 2.47 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhang Ziyang vs Bu Xangzhi : Zhang Ziyang [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 15:2 8.69 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhou Jianchao vs Yu Yangyi : Zhou Jianchao [cash in ticket] 50 YOU WIN! COLLECT 197 3:1 3.94 197 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhou Jianchao vs Yu Yangyi : Draw [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 1:2 1.47 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhou Jianchao vs Yu Yangyi : Yu Yangyi [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 10:1 11.02 -- Apr-09-11

I'm doing good so far.

ACCOUNT: Penguincw
FUNDS: 24 chessbucks
NET WORTH: 1,303 chessbucks (max bet: 300)

I'm not surprised if I was on the leaderboard tomorrow.

Apr-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Penguincw: I gained about 81 chessbucks today (the bets aren't paid out yet) so maybe I'll be on the leaderboard again. :)>

nice!

<Penguincw: I had a good round.I predicted I gained 81,but it looks like I only gained 79. :(>

it always work that way, less $1 to $3 from net wins.

was expecting +374 but i only got +373

Apr-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: hard-earned victory in marathon 81 moves by GM Jianchiao, i watched the live game and i'm on the edge of my seat cheering for Jianchao in a 2P+R vs R endgame.

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Chao b vs Ni Hua : Draw [discard ticket] <200> LOSE 3:5 1.60 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Li Shilong vs Hou Yifan : Li Shilong [discard ticket] <100> LOSE 4:1 4.86 -- Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Wang Yue vs Zhao Jun : Wang Yue [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT 227 9:7 2.28 <<<<<<227>>>>>> Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Xiu Deshun vs Ding Liren : Ding Liren [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT <<<<<<257>>>>>> 3:2 2.57 257 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhang Ziyang vs Bu Xangzhi : Bu Xangzhi [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT <<<<<<195>>>>>> 1:1 1.96 195 Apr-09-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 10: Zhou Jianchao vs Yu Yangyi : Zhou Jianchao [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT <<<<<<394>>>>>> 3:1 3.94 394 Apr-09-11

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <10. Penguincw 1,302>

<Peng> at #10 bravo!!!!

go <Peng>! fight!

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Hi <Penguincw>, thanks for your post in my forum. I am not really counting my posts, but I have to admit, that I yesterday was looking for getting the 3.000 complete.
Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < wordfunph: <10. Penguincw 1,302> <Peng> at #10 bravo!!!!

go <Peng>! fight! >

Ok.Sure.I'll fight.

L E A D E R B O A R D

updated Sun Apr 10, 05:28

User Net Worth

(1) 4tmac 2,554

(2) wallytherhino 2,252

(3) wordfunph 2,190

(4) technical draw 1,964

(5) SugarDom 1,812

(6) Adm1r 1,649

(7) DieHard 1,360

(8) pmosteo 1,341

(9) AniamL 1,336

<(10) Penguincw 1,302>

(11) jeeky1996 1,285

(12) banane 1,236

Note : It should be 1,303 but the loanshark tacked on 1 chessbuck in interest.I understand though and the loan was on purpose.

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Peng> i won $200.. :)

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Bu Xangzhi vs Li Shilong : Bu Xangzhi [info] 100 LIVE BET 7:4 2.77 <277> Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Bu Xangzhi vs Li Shilong : Draw [info] 100 LIVE BET 3:2 2.59 259 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ding Liren vs Wang Yue : Draw [info] 50 LIVE BET 4:3 2.34 117 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ding Liren vs Wang Yue : Wang Yue [info] 50 LIVE BET 7:4 2.82 140 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Hou Yifan vs Li Chao b : Draw [info] 50 LIVE BET 1:1 2.06 <103> Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ni Hua vs Xiu Deshun : Ni Hua [info] 50 LIVE BET 2:3 1.64 <82> Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Yu Yangyi vs Zhang Ziyang : Yu Yangyi [info] 50 LIVE BET 1:1 2.03 <101> Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao : Draw [info] 100 LIVE BET 1:1 2.08 <208> Apr-10-11

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Penguincw: Am I the only one with bad luck in the final round of tournament(s).>

i don't think so <Peng>..

i changed strategy in the last round, i usually bet $600+ but this time i controlled my bettings..

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: I see that you will have 2000 first. :-)

I will not work on 4.000. I will come sooner or later.

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Well,the tickets are out.

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Bu Xangzhi vs Li Shilong : Bu Xangzhi [cash in ticket] 75 YOU WIN! COLLECT 207 7:4 2.77 207 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Bu Xangzhi vs Li Shilong : Li Shilong [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 5:2 3.48 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Bu Xangzhi vs Li Shilong : Draw [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 3:2 2.59 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ding Liren vs Wang Yue : Ding Liren [cash in ticket] 75 YOU WIN! COLLECT 299 3:1 3.99 299 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ding Liren vs Wang Yue : Draw [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 4:3 2.34 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ding Liren vs Wang Yue : Wang Yue [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 7:4 2.82 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Hou Yifan vs Li Chao b : Draw [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT 205 1:1 2.06 205 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Hou Yifan vs Li Chao b : Hou Yifan [discard ticket] 75 LOSE 5:4 2.25 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Hou Yifan vs Li Chao b : Li Chao b [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 9:1 10.06 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ni Hua vs Xiu Deshun : Ni Hua [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT 163 2:3 1.64 163 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ni Hua vs Xiu Deshun : Draw [discard ticket] 75 LOSE 3:1 3.94 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Ni Hua vs Xiu Deshun : Xiu Deshun [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 5:1 6.10 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Yu Yangyi vs Zhang Ziyang : Yu Yangyi [cash in ticket] 100 YOU WIN! COLLECT 203 1:1 2.03 203 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Yu Yangyi vs Zhang Ziyang : Draw [discard ticket] 75 LOSE 6:5 2.21 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Yu Yangyi vs Zhang Ziyang : Zhang Ziyang [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 11:1 11.75 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao : Zhou Jianchao [discard ticket] 100 LOSE 3:2 2.52 -- Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao : Draw [cash in ticket] 75 YOU WIN! COLLECT 156 1:1 2.08 156 Apr-10-11

Chinese Championship: Rd 11: Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao : Zhao Jun [discard ticket] 50 LOSE 11:2 6.48 -- Apr-10-11

And my account:

ACCOUNT: Penguincw
FUNDS: 0 chessbucks
LOAN: 48
NET WORTH: 1,185 chessbucks (max bet: 300)

I still have to discard and cash in my tickets.Then,I can pay him back.There are currently no open events but I say all in all it has been a good leg so far. :) Let's see what happens next event.

Apr-10-11  kevins55555: Chines Championship:Rd 11: Ding Liren vs Wang Yue Ding Liren (cash in ticket) YOU WIN! COLLECT 798 CHESSBUCKS.

It has been a good round so far. My chessbookie:

ACCOUNT: kevins55555
FUNDS: 1,186 chessbucks
LOAN: 99
NET WORTH: 1,087 chessbucks (max bet: 200)

Apr-11-11  kevins55555: <Chines Championship:Rd 11: Ding Liren vs Wang Yue Ding Liren (cash in ticket) YOU WIN! COLLECT 798 CHESSBUCKS. > I mean Chinese. =)
Apr-11-11  kevins55555: Hey <Penguincw>, let's start a discussion on Zhang Xiaowen vs Xu Tong, 2011!!! It is LOL and I posted a comment on here, trying to start a huge chess conversation just like the Wesley So page!!!
Apr-11-11  kevins55555: Well, I hope the <below comment> is acceptable if you said <Random Things> on your forum. =) I hope I am <r<i<g<h<t>>>>>
Apr-12-11  Billy Vaughan: Hi/hello!
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