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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Jul-29-15
♔ MY PROFILE ♔

★★★ ANNOUNCEMENTS ★★★

I am currently the <Bookie> for the ChessBookie Game! If you think you're good at predicting in chess, and like winning, come join!

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. :)

★★★ BIOGRAPHY ★★★

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

I'm a male, born and currently living in Canada. I picked up chess in 2009, and joined this site over a year later.

Currently on chessgames, I like to roam around the site, doing whatever I feel like. In fact, I spend a lot of my free time on this site.

Outside of chess, I also like to watch sports (who doesn't), and on this site, there happens to be places to discuss sports. Here are the places I like to visit:

Phony Benoni chessforum (sports in general, with baseball currently in season)

Mating Net chessforum (hockey, although it's out of season, but there are chess puzzles)

There are some other places as well (ex. Jeremy Lim for basketball).

Here are some other forums I like to visit:

chessgames.com chessforum (go here for help or something)

Chessgames Bookie chessforum (the place to chat about the ChessBookie game)

Penguincw chessforum (my forum)

★★★ GAME COLLECTIONS ★★★

Penguincw's Game Collections

I have decided to stop working on them for a while. To view most of 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 below):

966th user to open up their forum.

Became the 66th user to reach 10000 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, placed first in the Championship 2015 preseason with 1727 cbs, 174 cbs ahead of 2nd place. Also, in the Fall 2014 preseason, I placed 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.

★★★ PREDICTION CONTESTS ★★★

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

<YouRang>
♔♔♔♖♖♖ (3 gold, 3 bronze; 22nd)

<chessmoron> (hosted by <OhioChessFan>) ♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (6 gold, 7 silver, 11 bronze; 10th)

<lostemperor>
♔♔♔♖ (3 gold, 1 bronze; 9th)

<Overall>
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (12 gold, 7 silver, 13 bronze; 11th)

Updated through Norway 2015.

<YouRang>'s Games Prediction Contest: User: YouRang

<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).

First user to ever win a gold medal in each of the 3 contests for the same tournament (Tata Steel 2015). Since then, <chessmoron> has achieved this honour as well, doing it during the Gashimov Memorial 2015.

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).

★★★ NOTABLE POSTS ★★★

I've made over 10,000 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 useful post to date (introducing the now defunct Chessgames Playing Zone): The Kibitzer's Café

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

In the prediction contests, I'm basically the only user to post "1/2-1/2" instead of "1/2" for a draw. I don't know why, but I've been doing it since this post: OhioChessFan chessforum.

Probably the first to notice the Original Six sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning are going through: Mating Net chessforum.

For my milestone posts, see here: Penguincw 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

   Penguincw has kibitzed 10972 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-29-15 Adams vs R Wojtaszek, 2015
 
Penguincw: An interesting game here. This game had en passant (8.exd6) and also tripled pawns (27...fxg2). I also found the move 11.Qxd3 interesting. If black castled, that'd be a blunder, as it would be <checkmate>. Castling isn't always a good move folks. ;)
 
   Jul-29-15 Biel (2015) (replies)
 
Penguincw: MVL is also the only player who has yet to beat Rapport this tournament. Another reason for MVL to beat him.
 
   Jul-29-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: < So the regular winner of all the legs still administrates the chess bookies? > I seriously doubt that (you're talking about the Santa guy, right?). However, even if he <does> have access, I haven't seen any suspicious activity. The only information that I can see ...
 
   Jul-29-15 A Belezky vs N Arsenault, 2005 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Hmm, it's only Wednesday, so I still have a small chance of getting it. I didn't see the solution right away (thought of deflecting the rook followed by skewer), but the millisecond I clicked on the puzzle to find the solution, it just hit me.
 
   Jul-29-15 Ilya Smirin
 
Penguincw: Ilya Smirin the only perfect player remaining at Politiken Cup (2015) , starting 6/6! In R7, he'll face Hammer with black.
 
   Jul-29-15 Ding Liren (replies)
 
Penguincw: Huge milestone for Ding Liren, taking over Aronian in the Top 10 live ratings. Wang Yue is the only other Chinese player to have done so. However, I'm sure they won't be the only 2 to ever do so. I love this tweet: < "For the first time half of top ten in chess not from ...
 
   Jul-28-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Mike Leake had a no-hitter into the 5th. I found this funny. TTT's (Tulo's initials) first career hit was off of a misplayed ball by Jose Reyes. http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/ml... I also see that a bunch of other trades are happening (it all started with a move by the Blue ...
 
   Jul-28-15 YouRang chessforum
 
Penguincw: Yes <Golden Executive>! You the real MVP. :')
 
   Jul-28-15 Adams vs R Rapport, 2015 (replies)
 
Penguincw: Stunning! 118 moves in this game. The longest game for either player this year so far (also the only 100+ move game, but not the longest of their careers). Adams' 34.Nxe6 was a great sacrifice, giving up the knight for 4 passed pawns. However, there were still a ton of pieces ...
 
   Jul-28-15 Radoslaw Wojtaszek (replies)
 
Penguincw: Sorry, I meant "is this picture new, as in just posted up on <cg> recently"?
 
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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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