|♔ MY PROFILE ♔
★★★ ANNOUNCEMENTS ★★★
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
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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 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 compete in prediction contests often, and so far, have won these medals (along with the rank listed):
<Golden Executive> (formerly hosted by <YouRang>)
♔♔♔♖♖♖♖ (3 gold, 4 bronze; 21st)
<chessmoron> (hosted by <OhioChessFan>)
♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (7 gold, 8 silver, 14 bronze; 10th)
♔♔♔♔♖♖ (4 gold, 2 bronze; 5th)
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♖♖♖♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (14 gold, 8 silver, 20 bronze; 10th)
Updated through Norway 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).
First user to ever win a gold medal in each of the 3 contests from the same tournament (Tata Steel 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).
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>). I joined this super exclusive club in 2015. 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 users to have done so, the others being <chessmoron>, <cromat>, <lostemperor>, <SwitchingQuylthulg> and <WinKing>.
★★★ NOTABLE POSTS ★★★
I've made over 12,000 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
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 <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
<YouRang> describes his Hall of Fame (which I am in): YouRang chessforum
More posts will be added as time progresses.