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Predict Tata Steel Chess outcome (tournament starts January 10).

Here the format how to post your predicitons

1. Carlsen
1. Caruana
1. Aronian
4. Giri
5. So
6. Vachier-Lagrave
7. Ding
8. Radjabov
9. Ivanchuk
10 Jobava
11. Saric
11. Hou
11. Van Wely
11. Wojtaszek




Some years ago I came up with a new but simple system to calculate the final standings of a tournament including all players. This is how it goes:

For each correct standing you'll get a maximum amount of points. Each prediction deviation from the actual player standing in the tournament, will deduct one point from your total (ABSOLUTE RANKER).

In case of a shared player's standing the average standing counts (both actual and in your predictions).

The SQUARE RANKER, squares your predictions' deviations. Here only medals are awarded if the winner s is not the same person s as in the absolute ranker.

Same goes for the The PAIR BETTING RANKER compare all possible pair outcomes of the tournament participants. This is invented by YouRang

The three best predictions will get Real Virtual Gold Silver and Bronze!

Note: only one set of medals is awarded (in the absolute ranker) unless another ranker produces a different winner.

Special thanks to <YouRang> who made a software to calculate these numbers. Don't miss his YouRang chessforum game results prediction contest during the tournament also ([1-0], [1/2], [0-1])!

or predict the # of moves in User: ohiochessfan organized by <chessmoron>






♔♔♔♔♔ ♔♔♕♕♕♖♖♖♖WannaBe






♔♔♔♕♕♖suenteus po 147


♔♔Golden Executive


♔♕Where is my mind


♔SoUnwiseTheKnight B4
♔Like a GM

♔ Gold
♕ Silver
♖ Bronze




>> Click here to see lostemperor's game collections. Full Member

   lostemperor has kibitzed 5627 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-09-14 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
lostemperor: Okay <WannaBe> that settles it then. Santa is in time with his (naughty) Tata list and hereby the prediction contest is open! 1. Carlsen 2. Caruana 3. Aronian 4. Giri 5. So 6. Vachier-Lagrave 7. Wojtaszek 8. Radjabov 9 Jobava 10. Ding 11. Ivanchuk 12.
   Dec-05-14 Qatar Masters (2014) (replies)
lostemperor: <PhilFeeley> <exOduz> probably means Wang Hao record vs Carlsen -3 +2 =1 and Hao winning Biel 2012 what is splendid indeed (despite losing both games to Carlsen)!
   Nov-12-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
lostemperor: <chessvcr: Can anyone explain why 14.... Nh5 or 15.... Nh5 was not a good option? That bishop should hve been taken at any cost?> Having played the London system with Bf4 I think 15. ... Nh5 followed by 16. Bg3 Nxg3 17. hxg3 creates some other weakness for black on h7. ...
   Sep-07-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
lostemperor: Thanks for another tough contest and congratulations to the winners!
   Sep-07-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
lostemperor: The winners of Final Standings Prediction Contest at my forum: ♔juan31 ♔Golden Executive ♔lostemperor ♔WannaBe ♔Aurora ♕OhioChessFan Had <LucB> indicated me that he wanted his predictions to join this Game also, he would have ...
   Sep-04-14 YouRang chessforum (replies)
lostemperor: Yes I scored the JACKPOT!! (not to mention PERFECT!) in Sinquefield Cup round 7 predictions. .. oh wait there is no contest here .. It is at User: ohiochessfan It sure is not easy to play for the JACKPOT!!, PERFECT! and have the Exact amount of moves too. It is hard to be ...
   Sep-03-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
lostemperor: I think Caruana will take the opportunity to make this his historical 7th win in a row:)
   Aug-15-14 Judit Polgar (replies)
lostemperor: Thank you Judit Polgar for 25 years of chess. Breaking almost all male records.
   Aug-14-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
lostemperor: China 1 <:)
   Jun-13-14 Norway Chess Tournament (2014) (replies)
lostemperor: Winners Final Standings Prediction game: ♔WannaBe ♕isemeria ♕moronovich ♖YouRang ♖LucB ♖SwitchingQuylthulg
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Score evaluation method: Absolute value of rank deviation Maximum score: 18


♔12,Golden Executive

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  lostemperor: SQUARE RANKER FINAL

Score evaluation method: Least Squares of rank deviation Maximum score: 70


62,Golden Executive

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$-1.92,Golden Executive

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  lostemperor: Large Payoff Pair results:
Payoff,Pair result,Winners

$6.00,Aronian-equal-Vachier, Aurora + lostemperor + SwitchingQuylthulg

$6.00,Caruana-above-Carlsen, Aurora + chessmoron + moronovich

$3.60,Vachier-above-Nakamura, Aurora + Beholder + lostemperor + WannaBe + whiteshark

$3.00,Topalov-above-Nakamura, Aurora + juan31 + lostemperor + OhioChessFan + WannaBe + whiteshark

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  lostemperor: Only one missed chance:

$0.00,Topalov-above-Aronian, (0 winners)

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  lostemperor: Congratulations to <juan31> (First on the SQUARE RANKER (virtual Double Crown) also) and Hall of famers <Golden Executive> and <WannaBe> (7th Gold!) who won the Gold with yours truly <lostemperor> in the Absolute Ranker! The first two HOFers also won the second place in the SQUARE RANKER!

Congratulations to <Aurora> won Gold in the PAIR BETTING RANKER! Followed by <lostemperor> and <WannaBe>.

<OhioChessFan> is still waiting for Gold but won again a Silver (in the SQUARE RANKER)!

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  OhioChessFan: A silver is much better than normal for me. Thanks for running the show Yoda.
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  lostemperor: For completion here the full results (virtual):

♔♕Golden Executive

(Only one medal, the highest, will come in the Hall of Fame :)

Sep-07-14  Penguincw: I believe you forgot to mention that I won the triple crown... that is the <losing> triple crown, to go along with a <losing> double crown, but of course, only one medal counts (j/k). ;)

Jokes aside, special congratz to <juan31> who is having a career year. He has just achieved HOF status in <chessmoron>'s contest, then <YouRang>'s contest and now <here>. Congratz to the other medalists, and thank you <lostemperor> for hosting.

BTW: Are you hosting Bilbao? I know it's only 4 players (Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov and Vallejo) and 6 rounds (Sep14-Sep20), but if you wish, please let the world know soon, as it's in a week.

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  WannaBe: Congrats to all the winners, and thank you <lostemperor> for hosting the contest!!
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  Golden Executive: Thanks <lostemperor> for running the contest.Congratulations to all the medal winners, specially to my good friend <juan31> who reached the Hall of Fame with a double crown in his very first time here. Impressive!!

See you guys next time.

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  juan31: Thank you <lostemperor> for the contest, thank you all for you congratulations, the best for you.
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  Karposian: Thanks for hosting, <lostemperor>. Big congrats to all the winners.
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  moronovich: Thanks for hosting <lostemperor> and fun as always !

All the best.

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  wordfunph: grats to all winners, gracias <lostemperor>!
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  lostemperor: <Penguincw> the next tournament will likely be Tata Steel Chess 2015. There are other top tournaments, like in London, but the chess agenda is busy eg. with the World title match in November in Sochi. Four in Bilbao is just too few players.
Sep-09-14  Penguincw: Sorry for being persistent, but would Tal Memorial be possible?
Sep-23-14  Penguincw: Nevermind, I found out Tal Memorial was cancelled. :(
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  OhioChessFan: ** World Chess Championship Moves Prediction Contest **

Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

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  WannaBe: You doing Tata?

Information on starting Date/Time:

Masters group (Or Group A)

There is also a Challengers group:

But you (always) only do the Masters section (Or what was Group A).

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  lostemperor: Yes I always do the GM group A (or is it now called master sectcion) since thats hard enough as it is <;)

I, not purposely, had a kibitz break. A lot has happened this season in chess, not in the least the title match between Carlsen and Anand which Carlsen won. Anand put up a strong resistance (even) more so than the last time.

The traditional <TATA STEEL CHESS 2015> is coming up (and we are ready to predict the outcome after a much needed rest)!

1. Carlsen
2. Caruana
3. Aronian
4. Giri
5. So
6. Vachier-Lagrave
7. Ding
8. Radjabov
9. Ivanchuk
10 Jobava
11. Saric
12. Hou
13. Van Wely

I don not know it this is the full list since 13 is not an even number? In the interview after winning Qatar, Yu Yangyi said he will be playing in Holland?!

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  lostemperor: Although it is not likely Yu will be playing at Tata A group next year. He will play at Gibraltar open right after. Most logical would be Grischuk who had a very fine year or no Russians are invited for the A group 2015 edition.
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  WannaBe: New List:

1. GM Carlsen, Magnus
2. GM Caruana, Fabiano
3. GM Aronian, Levon
4. GM Giri, Anish
5. GM So, Wesley
6. GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
7. GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
8. GM Radjabov, Teimour
9. GM Jobava, Baadur
10. GM Ding, Liren
11. GM Ivanchuk, Vasil
12. GM Saric, Ivan
13. GM Hou, Yifan
14. GM Van Wely, Loek

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  lostemperor: Okay <WannaBe> that settles it then. Santa is in time with his (naughty) Tata list and hereby the prediction contest is open!

1. Carlsen
2. Caruana
3. Aronian
4. Giri
5. So
6. Vachier-Lagrave
7. Wojtaszek
8. Radjabov
9 Jobava
10. Ding
11. Ivanchuk
12. Saric
13. Hou
14. Van Wely

Good luck and happy holidays all!

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