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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Sep-30-14


I have decided to reorganize my profile. If anyone wants to see it like before, view a link such as

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.


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.

   Penguincw has kibitzed 7966 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-30-14 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: I second that! Good luck to you over the next few months. I see you're already putting up some interesting propositions, so good job! :)
   Sep-30-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
Penguincw: Average rating of the tournament: 2749 (Category 20 or something). However, that's using the September 2014 list, which is what FIDE has. With the October 2014 list (which actually includes Caruana's Sinquefield performance), it's up to 2752, or a Category 21.
   Sep-30-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: < OK, our training phase has ended, a big round of applaud for <wordfunph> for volunteering to run the show. Good luck, punters! > What! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I was actually doing well for <once>. Can I at least know how well I did? Also, good luck ...
   Sep-30-14 S Williams vs O Vasiliev, 2004 (replies)
Penguincw: Yes! 2/2 this week. 31.Ra8+ Kxa8 32.Qa5+ Kb8 33.Qa7+ Kc8 34.Qc8# 1-0 or if 32...Ba6, then 33.Qxa6+ Kb8 34.Qb7# 1-0.
   Sep-29-14 Mating Net chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: I wouldn't say I got this puzzle 100%, but I think I have an idea. 1.Bxf7+ Kxf7 2.Neg5+ Kg8 3.Qc4+ and smother mate to follow (3...Kh8 4.Nf7+ Kg8 5.Nh6++ Kh8 6.Qg8+ Nxg8 7.Nf7# 1-0). However, if black gets desperate with 1...Kg6, then there is no clear solution, although the king ...
   Sep-29-14 Andre Nel
Penguincw: Great tournament for Andre Nel at the Durban Open 2014, who gained a whopping of 102.4 rating points! Of course, being rated just 1889 and having a generous rating system does help, but 7/11 is still not bad (TPR 1992 though). No one else gained more than 38.2 rating points. ...
   Sep-29-14 Sahaj Grover
Penguincw: Tough luck for Sahaj Grover, who finished tied with Brunello 9/11 at the Durban Open 2014, but fell 65-62.5 on the 2nd tiebreaker. On the bright side, Grover gained 24.6 points, while Brunello "only" gained 18.4. However, 96 players, including over 60 players aged 20 or above, ...
   Sep-29-14 Sabino Brunello
Penguincw: Congratz to Sabino Brunello for winning the Durban Open 2014 (and also 18.4 rating points)! He finished with 9/11, edging out Sahaj Grover on the 2nd tiebreaks 65.5-62.5 (whatever it was). Brunello would've never won if it weren't for the black draw against Grover in Round 4 or ...
   Sep-29-14 Nikolay Noritsyn
Penguincw: Update: Noritsyn ends up with 7/11 (3/7) to wind up in a 10 way tie for 9th (11th after tiebreaks). However, he was not the top performing Candadian in the field: that honour goes to GM Eric Hansen, who beat IM Noritsyn in the last round to wind up at 7.5/11, yet lost 6.6 points. ...
   Sep-29-14 Ryder vs NN, 1899
Penguincw: Wow. In the final position, 4 (2 bishops, a knight and queen) are being hit (not to mention the threat of ...Nf2, forking both rooks), yet black resigned. However, if I were black, I'd keep playing.
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