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WannaBe
Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen May-21-18
World Cup Prediction Contest is conducted in two stages, group winners and match-play winner.

<Stage 1>

You have to pick 2 teams that will advance out of group play (does not matter first place or second place)

For each correct pick, you will be awarded (handsomely) <ONE POINT>.

16 points possible for this round.

<Stage 2>

Knock out!! Once the bracket is set, you will be asked to predict each game's winner, all the way to the final. (Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final game)

https://goo.gl/images/eaPgUJ

Round of 16 <TWO POINTS> for each correct pick

Quarter Finals <FOUR POINTS> for each

Semi-Finals <EIGHT POINTS> for each

Final <SIXTEEN POINTS> for picking the winner

In other words, 16 possible points will be up for grabs for each round, for a total of 80 points.

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Sample Prediction:

Group A: Egypt, Saudi
Group B: Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Australia
Group D: Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Serbia, Switzerland
Group F: Sweden, Mexico
Group G: Tunesia, England
Group H: Japan, Colombia

<You do not pick knock out winners until bracket is final>

Round 16: Iran, Morocco, Australia, Nigeria, Switzerland, Mexico, Tunesia, England

Quarter-Finals: Morocco, Australia, Mexico, Tunesia

Semi-Finals: Australia, Tunesia

Final: Tunesia

<Group play prediction must be made before Russia-Saudi Arabia game starts>

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   May-21-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
WannaBe: I would like to introduce this article, from 2015 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news... (Gee, who was in the White House at that time? Hmmmmmmm....) Why not an executive order and make it paid position??
 
   May-21-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
WannaBe: Washington Caps won, so: Game 7 in TB, Wednesday...
 
   May-21-18 TheAlchemist chessforum
 
WannaBe: Just curious, have you heard, or are you familiar with American TV show 'Breaking Bad'?
 
   May-21-18 WannaBe chessforum
 
WannaBe: Page 66 of the book Bad Blood. Currently the story takes place before I got interested in Therano and founder E. Holmes. So, absolutely fascinated and glued to this book so far. =))
 
   May-21-18 Louis Stumpers
 
WannaBe: No, I mean I am lost, I was looking for the Kenneth Rogoff page. Knew I shoudda made a left turn at Albuquerque.
 
   May-21-18 Golden Executive chessforum
 
WannaBe: This would be interesting, Altibox will have a rapid on Sunday before Monday's game one. http://norwaychess.no/en/program-20... Good thing is, Norway is +6 from Eastern Time, +9 for Pacific, scheduled start time for all 9 rounds are 16:30
 
   May-21-18 chessgames.com chessforum
 
WannaBe: <cg.com> http://norwaychess.no/en/program-20... Altibox starts next week. Looks like Wesley is doing a simul on Saturday, and Sunday will be rapid (to determine seeding and schedule?) Can we have a page open?
 
   May-21-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: My (newly purchased) Ouija board says: 1. Mamedyarov 2. Vachier-Lagrave 3. Caruana 4. Carlsen 4. So 6. Karjakin 6. Nakamura 8. Aronian 8. Anand 8. Ding
 
   May-21-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
WannaBe: <<ATTENTION>> There is a World Cup Prediction Contest (WCPC) being held at my forum, click on the Wabbit and full details in the Profile Section.
 
   May-19-18 Anthony Saidy
 
WannaBe: <reti> Read the wiki link in his profile section.
 
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Jan-13-12
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  technical draw: Yes, Sir, <Colonel> no more debate. But I will vote for myself as handsomest kibitzer.
Jan-13-12
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  Colonel Mortimer: Well there's no category for best tanned kibitzer - the self vote could be tempting there.
Jan-13-12  frogbert: sorry for not knowing, td, but who's your avatar? yourself, your kid, another relative or just a cute picture you run across?
Jan-13-12  Blunderdome: It is possible to change my vote? I'd like to vote for <cro777> for most informed.
Jan-13-12
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  WannaBe: <Blunderdome> Chessgames.com (-1), Cro777 +1, vote changed.
Jan-13-12
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  WannaBe: <frogbert> one vote, counts a lot, look at Bush vs. Gore, especially when the winner gets to put their finger on 'the button'.

Argument dismissed.

<Colonel Mortimer> Yes, we are much more light-hearted here.

Argument flawed.

Jan-13-12
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  WannaBe: Hour left, One Hour left in today's voting!
Jan-13-12
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  Colonel Mortimer: Seeing as this is your warren, I won't hold you to the more rigorous standards of the Rogoff page.

Argument dismissed.

Jan-13-12  frogbert: <Argument dismissed>

in case you missed it, my point was the relative worth of one vote. anyway.

let me try one more, wannabe: in the political elections it's expected and considered good form that every candidate votes for himself/herself or his/her party.

in our context it makes very little sense and nearly nobody does it. except the funny guy, of course.

Jan-13-12
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  WannaBe: <Colonel Mortimer> Perhaps the good sire would like to submit himself as Caissar host for next year.

Show me some rigorous stands? We would be highly honoured for such opportunity.

Jan-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Quick update, with about 50 minutes left...

<Best Informed>

9.3333 <tpstar>, 8.8333 <cro777>. There was a vote change from <chessgames.com> => <cro777>.

Jan-13-12  frogbert: <we are much more light-hearted here.>

most of the time, maybe.

Jan-13-12  frogbert: for the record: td won "funniest kibitzer" by a huge margin, relatively speaking, so it should be assumed that any nitpicking about "self-voting" is mostly for fun and regardless entirely academical. :o)
Jan-14-12
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  tpstar: <Best Informed> Thank you very much.

I would like to share the award with <cro777>

The whole purpose of the site awards is to be nominated.

Jan-14-12
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  WannaBe: Alright, onto the final day of voting...
Jan-14-12  frogbert: analysis: aylerkupp

pun: drawma queen

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coloured by world vs ... obviously.

Jan-14-12
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  WinKing: === <Voting Sat. 14th.> ===

Best Analysis: <AylerKupp> & <dzechiel>

Best/Worst Pun of Game of Day: <Drawma Queen - Akobian vs The World, 2011>

Jan-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Best Analysis: <SwitchingQuylthulg>.
Jan-14-12  frogbert: wannabe, seems like you switched helpful and informed awards there ...
Jan-14-12  Billy Vaughan: Best/Worst Pun of Game of Day: 2001: A Space Odesskij

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Gotta vote for my own :}

Jan-14-12
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  dzechiel: I would like to cast these votes:

Best Analysis: <You Rang>

Best Pun: "I am not a rook"

Jan-14-12  Blunderdome: Best Pun: The Book of Sandrin.

I'd like to suggest a new category for next year: "Least Likely to Win a Caissar."

Jan-14-12
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  jessicafischerqueen: Best Analyst: <Richard Taylor>

Best Pun: <The Proof is in the Bu-Ding>

Jan-14-12  frogbert: you're fond of contradictions in terms, blunderdome? :o)
Jan-14-12
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  HeMateMe: Hello, all you funky voters!

Best analysis: YouRang

Best/Worst Pun: The Proof is in the Bu-Ding

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