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This account/ IP has not been suspended by indefinitely for dropping masked f bombs, nor for calling people "nincompoops" or "shameless dingbats".

Grenke 2018 Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:

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[player]-[player] [result] [# of MOVES]

==4 Different Scoring Methods==

Standard Moves Ranker (1st place-Over[3pts], 1st place-Under [7pts], Exact [10pts])

Bonus Ranker (3rd place-Over[1pts],2nd place-Over[2pts],3rd place-Under [5pts], 2nd place-Under [6pts]

Standard Moves/Bonus Ranker [Add all to together]

1st place Ranker [how many 1st place you have in Standard Moves Ranker]

For example:

<Note: Participants 3, 4, and 5 are predicated on nobody scoring an exact as Participant 2 did. If someone hits an exact, the closest score under and over will score the points for second place.>

Actual Game: [player]-[player] 0-1 45

Participant 1: [player]-[player] 1/2 45
Participant 2: [player]-[player] 0-1 45
Participant 3: [player]-[player] 0-1 44
Participant 4: [player]-[player] 0-1 43
Participant 5: [player]-[player] 0-1 46

Participant 1: No points even though 45 is correct. Results must be correct. If Result is wrong and moves # is get no points whatsoever

Participant 2: 10 pts rewarded for correct Result/moves #

Participant 3: 7 pts rewarded for closest under (1st-Under) to 45 moves

Participant 4: 6 pts rewarded for the 2nd closest under (2nd-Under) to 45 moves.

Participant 5: 3 pts rewarded closest OVER(1st-OVER) to 45 moves.

Again, the description of Participant 3, 4, and 5 are based on there being no exact prediction as made by Participant 2.

<IF> there is an exact or an under closest, the highest scoring over participant will be 2nd over. The second closest over will be 3rd over. The <ONLY> time there will be a first over is if there is no exact or under winner. Bold strategy

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   OhioChessFan has kibitzed 41010 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-21-19 OhioChessFan chessforum
OhioChessFan: "Mad Dag" is okay, not a gem.
   Nov-19-19 J Braley vs T G Cook, 1987 (replies)
OhioChessFan: <77...h5> The Pawn is already on h5.
   Nov-19-19 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: If you're having trouble following liberal"logic", let me help. If you wonder about due process and facing your accusers and presumption of innocence, then these are just hearings. If Orange Man Bad challenges witnesses and refuses to let them testify, then this a trial. If you
   Nov-19-19 jnpope chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: Wonderful work.
   Nov-18-19 Carlsen vs D Madsen, 2004
OhioChessFan: "Mad Dag"
   Nov-18-19 Charles Higgie vs R Britton, 1980
OhioChessFan: "Gettin' Higgie Wit It"
   Nov-17-19 S Prokofiev vs D Oistrakh, 1937
OhioChessFan: Why couldn't this be a Guico Piano? What a missed pun opportunity...Don't Shoot Me...alas, it wasn't meant to be.
   Nov-17-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
OhioChessFan: From a game I played today: [DIAGRAM] Black has just played Re2. What is White's plan?
   Nov-17-19 Nataliya Buksa vs Jain Jeet, 2019 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Oops, a 5 AM mistake.
   Nov-16-19 Steinitz vs Sellman, 1883
OhioChessFan: I suspect Black is already lost after 11...Kf8. Maybe 6...0-0 was needed.
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Aug-29-19  alfamikewhiskey: Congratulations to the medalists! Thank you, all. See you next time.
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  wordfunph: muchas thanks <OCF> and <chessmoron>!

cheers to all winners!

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  OhioChessFan: Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966)
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  thegoodanarchist: <This account/ IP has not been suspended by indefinitely for dropping masked f bombs, nor for calling people "nincompoops" or "shameless dingbats". >

Well, <shameless dingbat> might be a fun user name. Just sayin'.

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  OhioChessFan: Anyone else hoping the Jabberwocky puns will be over soon?
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  Count Wedgemore: I think we've had enough by now. Great puns, but as Mark Twain said: <Too much of anything is bad>. He was right.

Come to think of it, he also added that too much good whiskey is barely enough. He was right on that too.

BTW, I've had several brilliant pun suggestions that have never been used. I suspect foul play. Someone is clearly bribing the judges.

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  moronovich: When pundits become bandits.
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  OhioChessFan: <Count> I have a fantasy that a group of the best pun submitters will each be given a month each for 30 of their chosen puns...
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  Count Wedgemore: <OCF> I like that idea. But a whole month sounds a bit much. I'd settle for <Elite Punster of the Week>; a weekly rotation of the best pun submitters this site has to offer. You and I are of course obvious choices. Others, like <Cheapo> (horrible puns) and <Annie> (conflict of interest), will not make the cut..
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  OhioChessFan: <FSR> and <Phony> for sure. I know I'm forgetting some. I still want a month. I've had some picked recently that I wouldn't rate in my top 50.
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  OhioChessFan: pundit, bandit, to be more *dit words than that.
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  OhioChessFan: Edit, credit...hmmm
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  FSR: Yes, I'm hoping that the Jabberwocky puns will end soon. Enough. I have about 300 puns on my Pun Submission List. I recently got a message that I couldn't submit a pun because I still had 301 waiting in the queue - so I deleted a few. For my best ever, see my comment two days ago to N Littlewood vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1963.
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  OhioChessFan: Audit, discredit...

Jeet Yet is okay, nothing special.

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  chancho: Reddit... 😅
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  FSR: If CG doesn't use my pun, I give up. Probably they'll post 1000 crappy puns in a row without using it. A once in a lifetime pun.
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  Count Wedgemore: That was indeed a great pun, <FSR>.
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  FSR: Thanks, <Count>!
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  OhioChessFan: William Toikka


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  OhioChessFan: Well, <FSR>, only 999 bad ones to go after today's.
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  FSR: <OCF> Yup. A total piece of crap - both the pun and the game.
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  FSR: 998 to go.
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  OhioChessFan: A bit better than yesterday's anyway.
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  FSR: Anything would have been better than "Wayne's World." As for Sana-Blocker, "An Exercise in Fusillity" (I assume that's what you meant, albeit not what you typed) would have been much better. Or maybe they could have made some pun on "sun blocker"?
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  OhioChessFan: "Mad Dag" is okay, not a gem.
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