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Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Aug-21-14


After nearly finishing re-organizing my game collections, I am now taking a break from doing so due to personal reasons. I will still visit chessgames as normal.

I have composed a new puzzle:

Black to move, mate in 3

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Solution: Game Collection: Chess Puzzles

I'd like to thank the user who gave me a year of premium services from 02/14/12-02/14/13. :)


Kibitzing Milestones:

1st kibitz: Thursday, December 23, 2010
Santa Claus

2nd kibitz: Thursday, December 23, 2010 R Vera vs M Sisniega, 1984

5th kibitz: Friday, December 24, 2010 Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889

10th kibitz: Sunday, December 26, 2010 London vs Paris, 1836

20th kibitz: Monday, December 27, 2010 Penguincw chessforum

Although currently invisible, it read: < "Penguincw: Thanks for kibitzing on my forum guys! And good thing we're talking about random things!" >

50th kibitz: Thursday December 30, 2010 Ruy Lopez, Marshall (C89)

100th kibitz: Friday, January 14, 2011 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010

200th kibitz: Sunday, January 23, 2011 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011

500th kibitz: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Penguincw chessforum

Although currently invisible, it read: < "Penguincw: Woo hoo! This is my 500th kibitz.Since this is my 500th kibitz,I wanted to kibitz on my forum.It only took me about 42 days to do so.My average amount of kibitzes per day is about : 11.904761904761904761904761904762 (I know,it's an insane number).It was also about 20 days since I last broke a kibitzing milestone.At this rate,it would take me about to April 3rd to have 1000 posts.Well,I better get started.My goal is to achieve that goal in March.That's all for now." >

1,000th kibitz: Monday, March 14, 2011 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011)

2,000th kibitz: Monday, May 9, 2011
Penguincw chessforum

Although currently invisible, it read: < "Penguincw: Bad newses ( I know there's no such word as newses ). I have seem to have computer problems again again. And too bad I have to make such an annoucement on my 2000th kibitz, which is the good news. I still will be accessing this website via. my P.S.P. untill further notice." >

5,000th kibitz: Monday, February 20, 2012
Short vs G Jones, 2012

10,000th kibitz: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (estimated)

Amount of kibitzes:
2010: 66
2011: 3,386
2012: 2,704
2013: 661
-January: 182
-February: 57
-March: 93
-April: 26
-May: 0
-June: 90
-July: 170

Total: 7,435
Days: 1,317
Average/Day: 5.65


Penguincw's Game Collections

To view all my game collections and learn more about them, see here: Game Collection: Table of Contents.

I'm working on a few different types:

- WCC (8 finished ones, which are from Game Collection: 1886 World Chess Championship to Game Collection: 1908 World Chess Championship, 49 rough drafts, which are Game Collection: 1910 World Chess Championship (first one) to Game Collection: 2004 FIDE World Chess Championship , along with Game Collection: 2006 World Chess Championship, Game Collection: 2013 World Chess Championship and Game Collection: 2014 World Chess Championship and 3 un-started ones, which are from Game Collection: 2007 World Chess Championship to Game Collection: 2010 World Chess Championship)

- Bios (only for Game Collection: Bio: Adolf Anderssen and Game Collection: Bio: Akiba Rubinstein as I got lazy)

- Castling (removed)

- Checkmates (Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns and Game Collection: Checkmate: Smothered)

- Endgames (which are Game Collection: Endgame: Bare Kings and Game Collection: Endgame: Stalemate)

- Promotion (such as Game Collection: Promotion: Knight and 6 others)

- Other Stuff (such as Game Collection: Games I uploaded and 8 others)

- Unavailable (starts from Game Collection: Unavailable Collection #1 on Penguincw's Game Collections to Penguincw's Game Collections). Please ignore these, as if I ever need new collections, I'll use these.

I don't have as much time I'd like, so a lot of them are un-finished/incomplete.


Opened: Saturday, December 25, 2010

Closed: Sunday, December 25, 2011

Re-Opened: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Re-Closed: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Amount of kibitzes:
2010: 25
2011: 358
2012: 171

Grand Total: 554
Days: 733
Average/Day: 0.76


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 pretty much every possible time, and so far, have gotten these medals:

KKRR (2 gold, 2 bronze; currently 33rd most successful)

KKKKKNNNNBBBBBBBB (5 gold, 4 silver, 8 bronze; currently 10th greatest all time)

KKR (2 gold, 1 bronze; currently 15th most incredible overall performance)

KKKKKKKKKNNNNRRRBBBBBBBB (9 gold, 4 silver, 11 bronze; currently 10th best)

Updated through Dortmund 2014.


Some of my favourite kibitzes from the site (no reason given as to some):

Probably my best post to date: Kibitzer's Café

YouRang describes his HOF (which I am in): YouRang chessforum

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections.
   Current net-worth: 1,328 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 7562 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-21-14 Francisco Vallejo-Pons (replies)
Penguincw: Happy 32nd birthday to GM (and former Super GM) Francisco Vallejo-Pons. Currently, he's at 2698, so the 2700 club shouldn't be too far away. BTW: This article ( ) says that Vallejo Pons retired from competitive chess, yet he's still playing ...
   Aug-21-14 William Albert Fairhurst
Penguincw: R.I.P. IM William Albert Fairhurst.
   Aug-21-14 G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004 (replies)
Penguincw: Wow. Just like yesterday's puzzle, it's easy to overthink things.
   Aug-20-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Penguincw: On the bright side, I only lost 173 chessbucks, which I consider <good>. < So Penguin - know that everyone messes up some time > So is it bad that I tell you that I <also> accidentally bet 20 on <Kovalenko> instead of a draw (which actually happened) this ...
   Aug-20-14 Leonard William Barden (replies)
Penguincw: Happy 85th birthday Leonard William Barden.
   Aug-20-14 A Dimitrijevic vs M Sebag, 2004 (replies)
Penguincw: My hope was 20...Ng2 21.Rxf4 Nxf4 22.Bf1 Bxf1 23.Kxf1 Nd3+ 24.Qb? Nxb2 25.Qxb2, leaving black ahead (behind?) two rooks, a bishop and 4 pawns vs. a queen and 2 knights. Unfortunately, on move 22, the bishop doesn't have to react. :|
   Aug-19-14 Peter Bates (replies)
Penguincw: Happy 75th birthday to Peter Bates! < Overall record: +0 -8 =3 (13.6%) > Would be nice to see his games not played against other junior players.
   Aug-19-14 Joseph Sanchez
Penguincw: Happy 44th birthday to GM Joseph Sanchez.
   Aug-19-14 Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 (replies)
Penguincw: 33.? Could make a good Monday/Tuesday problem. On an unrelated note, good choice for GOTD, as this game apparently was played exactly 100 years ago. :)
   Aug-19-14 Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 (replies)
Penguincw: Well that seemed simple enough. I thought my method was simple (just exchange rooks and then push the passed pawn).
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