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|Jun-13-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Congratulations to <WannaBe>, and thanks to <lostemperor>! I'm surprised I managed to medal after not being in the top three in any intermediate standings :)|
|Jun-13-14|| ||WannaBe: Thank you <lostemperor> for hosting the contest!!!|
|Jun-13-14|| ||Penguincw: Thanks for hosting <lostemperor>. I had fun... for most of the tournament. :)|
Also, congratz to the winners, especially <WannaBe>. By my unofficial count, he becomes the 7th user to win a triple crown in this contest (after <positionalgenius>, <Where is my mind>, <chessmoron>, <SloVice>, <cromat> and myself). Unfortunately for everyone listed, only one gold medal was won. Nevertheless, <WannaBe> has won 6 gold medals.
Hope to see you around Dortmund.
|Jun-13-14|| ||LucB: I won a rook! I won a rook! Yeah!!
That was fun.. not a bad result for a 1-minute think-through as to who-to-place-where..
Thanks for hosting this <lostemperor>, and congratulations to the Wascally Wabbit <WannaBe>!
|Jun-13-14|| ||The Last Straw: Ugh!
I was at the top, but couldn't help it when I slowly sunk into that hole....
|Jun-13-14|| ||The Last Straw: Thanks for holding the contest anyway, and congratulations to all the winners!|
|Jun-13-14|| ||MountainMatt: Thanks <lostemporer>, that was fun! Especially at the end when I climbed out of the bottom of the pile. :) Looking forward to the next one!|
|Jun-13-14|| ||moronovich: Thanks for hosting <Lostemperor> and a big congratulations on the Dutch outstanding performance tonight and herebey some of the favourites in the group just outside Brazil and Argentina
See you around.
|Jun-13-14|| ||YouRang: Thanks <lostemperor>. Always fun, and I'm happy to come away with a bronze. This was a tough tournament to predict.|
Congrats to <WannaBe> wabbit for finishing with top honors, and for such a good bluff in round 1:
<Jun-03-14 WannaBe: See how good I am, one round, and dead last. Beat That!>
|Jun-13-14|| ||WinKing: 'Hall of Famers List' all Gold Medal totals - (**All 3 contests**) (Updated June 13, 2014) - See my forum.|
|Jun-14-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Well, I was in first for one round. Thanks Yoda. Congrats to the Wascally Wabbit.|
|Jun-14-14|| ||wordfunph: <lostemperor> thanks for hosting.|
...and cheers to all the winners!
|Jun-14-14|| ||lostemperor: Now the chess tournament is over we have to do with a boring soccer championships :p|
|Jun-16-14|| ||lostemperor: It seems I did <YouRang> short. He also came second in the Pair Betting Ranker ex aequo <moronovich>. Somehow I missed that since it is so unusual someone finished with the same amount at the Pair Betting Ranker. And their predicions are not even identical! |
So a well deserved Silver for <YouRang> still! :)
|Jun-16-14|| ||YouRang: Ah, good catch <lostemperor>. I didn't even think to check the scores, lol. |
So, I sort of medaled for the cycle in Norway: A gold and bronze in my contest and a silver in yours. :-)
|Jun-21-14|| ||isemeria: Hi <lostemperor>! Thanks for hosting. |
I was traveling last week, so I could check the results only now. And I see that I had some success this time.
My better than expected result is partly because I tried to follow the advice from "Thinking, fast and slow" by Daniel Kahneman. (A fantastic book, BTW). That is, don't try to outsmart base rate information too much. In chess context, stick to ratings unless there's some evidence of player's recent form for example.
|Jul-09-14|| ||Penguincw: I know it's early, but I've been having computer problems, and fear that I may not be able to enter my predictions for Dortmund in time. Plus, looking at my last 4 tournament results, I should win a medal this time around:|
Tal 2013: Bronze <Medal>
Tata 2014: Last in 2 categories, 2nd last in other <No Medal>
Candidates 2014: Triple crown (awarded only one gold medal) <Medal>
Norway 2014: 2nd last in 2 categories, last in other <No Medal>
Dortmund 2014: <Medal?>
If for whatever reason you can't/won't host this contest, just delete this post.
|Jul-10-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Dortmund Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.|
|Jul-11-14|| ||lostemperor: I was not planned to hold the Dortmund prediction contest due to the limited amount of players.|
|Jul-11-14|| ||lostemperor: But we will keep an eye on the outcome!|
|Jul-20-14|| ||Penguincw: My prediction:
< 1. Kramnik
8. Naiditsch >
< 1. Caruana
8. Baramidze >
Damn. I'm pretty far off. :| So thanks for <not> hosting. :)
By the way, any ideas of what the next tournament will be? Bilbao maybe?
|Jul-21-14|| ||lostemperor: Penguincw, I could not find much information on Bilbao. Eg. how many players participate. Otherwise the Tal memorial if held in October is an interesting oltournament. If someone can keep an eye on information about these tournaments when available, would be welcome.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||Penguincw: According to 2700chess.com, this is a possible website:|
So far, I believe 6 players are participating, with Anand, Ponomariov, Aronian and Vallejo confirmed (but I guess it's best to wait; a lot can happen in 2 months).
|Jul-21-14|| ||lostemperor: With the chess master final lasting a week from 14 to 20 September, it is probably an 8 players tournament or only 6 players double round robin :)|
|Jul-31-14|| ||lostemperor: Meanwhile another strong tournament also has ended a week ago: Biel.|
1. Vachier-Lagrave 6
2. Wojtaszek 5.5
3. Hou YiFan 5
3. Harikrishna 5
3. Giri 5
6. Motylev 3.5
and the Olympiad in Tromsų is about to start!
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