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


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: 1,730 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 8157 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-22-14 Jakovenko vs Radjabov, 2014
Penguincw: Nice to see Radjabov playing a little longer. Last tournament, he had only 2 games lasting longer than 40 moves (max. 42). This tournament, he is 2/2. Plus, the shortest game was "only" 45 moves. Of course, it is coming at a slight cost, as Radjabov was fighting this endgame a ...
   Oct-22-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: < 13. Penguincw 1,730 > I lost track of how many times this leg I was in 13th place, one short of qualifying. When 13 is your lucky number, you're just asking for trouble. :| On a side note, what happens if in FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2014 Round 3: Radjabov - Vachier ...
   Oct-22-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014
Penguincw: Would black fare better if say, 10...a6 or 12...bxa5 was played?
   Oct-22-14 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
Penguincw: Wow. A blitz game for GOTD. The last time a GOTD was not a "classical" game was not too far back: 10 days ago (Sun-Oct-12-2014), Hjartarson vs V Malaniuk, 1993 was a rapid game.
   Oct-22-14 Beliavsky vs Vasiukov, 1979 (replies)
Penguincw: I got 34.Bxg5 hxg5 35.Qxg5. I wasn't sure where to follow up.
   Oct-22-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
Penguincw: I believe Giri-Mamedyarov was just drawn in 36 moves.
   Oct-21-14 Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli
Penguincw: Iturrizaga recently played a game against a strong player on ICC. It started as a Reti, but black eventually played 6...h5. Black ended up winning on time.
   Oct-21-14 Kasimdzhanov vs Jakovenko, 2014
Penguincw: Kasimdzhanov can temporarily win a pawn with 61...Kd5 62.Bxg5, but it's won right back after 62...Bc3, and maybe black's better, as there are fewer pieces to impede the progress of the passed b-pawns. Still think it's a draw though.
   Oct-21-14 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (replies)
Penguincw: Happy 24th birthday to Super GM MVL! Good luck to him in his game against Caruana today.
   Oct-21-14 Stefansson vs Baburin, 1991 (replies)
Penguincw: Well. Not the easiest Tuesday puzzle ever. I guess yesterday's Monday puzzle set the standards too low... Anyway, I got 20...Qxf2+, but 21...Qc2+ no.
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