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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Jul-03-22
♔ MY PROFILE ♔

I'd like to thank the user who gave me a year of premium services from Feb/14/2012-Feb/14/2013, the user who gave me 3 years of premium services from Dec/26/2015-Dec/26/2018, the user who gave me 2 years of premium services from Dec/31/2018-Dec/31/2020, and the user who gave me 3 years of premium services from Dec/25/2020 to Dec/25/2023. :)

★★★ BIOGRAPHY ★★★

Outside of chess, I also like to watch sports (who doesn't), and even play sports (even though I'm not great at it). Baseball is by far my favourite sport.

★★★ GAME COLLECTIONS ★★★

Penguincw's Game Collections

To view all my collections, see here: Game Collection: 0: Table of Contents.

★★★ CHESS PUZZLES ★★★

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 won't always be open, 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)

★★★ ACHIEVEMENTS ★★★

Here's my short list of achievements on this site (other than achievements relating to the prediction contests, which are listed further below):

966th user to open up their forum.

Became the 45th user to reach 13,000 posts (unofficial).

Only the 2nd user (honour shared with 7 other users) to win a membership from the Santa Claus draw twice.

In the ChessBookie Game, finished first in the Championship 2015 preseason with 1727 cbs, 174 cbs ahead of 2nd place. Also, in the Fall 2014 preseason, I finished in 2nd with 1418 cbs, just 40 cbs behind first at the last known update.

4th user, and 3rd overall (after <SwitchingQuylthulg> (x2), <wordfunph> and <Annie K.>) to run the ChessBookie Game.

At the 2016 Caissar Awards, I was nominated and won the "Most Helpful" award for 2015.

In Spring 2016, I became the 172nd user to qualify for the Championship Leg in the ChessBookie Game, finishing in 10th place with 4,204 cbs. (fact-checking needed)

★★★ PREDICTION CONTESTS ★★★

I like competing in the prediction contests, and so far, have won these medals (along with the rank listed):

<Golden Executive>

♔♔♔♕♕♕♕♖♖♖♖♖♖♖ (3 gold, 4 silver, 7 bronze; 23rd)

<chessmoron> (hosted by <OhioChessFan>) ♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (10 gold, 12 silver, 22 bronze; 10th)

<lostemperor>
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♖♖♖♖ (7 gold, 4 bronze; 3rd)

<Overall>
♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♕♕♕♕♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♘♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♖♗- ♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗♗ (20 gold, 16 silver, 33 bronze; 8th)

Updated through Tata Steel 2018.

<Golden Executive>'s Games Prediction Contest: User: Golden Executive

<chessmoron>'s Moves Prediction Contest (hosted by <OhioChessFan>): User: OhioChessFan

<lostemperor>'s Final Standings Prediction Contest: User: lostemperor

Other Notable Achievements:

Only user to ever win a quadruple crown (London Chess Classic 2011) in the Moves Prediction Contest (or any contest for that matter).

Only user to ever win a Betting title crown in the Games Prediction Contest, and defend it the very next year, same tournament (Tata Steel 2014 & 2015).

First user to ever win a gold medal in each of the 3 contests from the same tournament (Tata Steel 2015).

The 4th user to have won at least 3 golds in 3 different contests (after <chessmoron>, <lostemperor> and <SwitchingQuylthulg>). Members of this club are unofficially considered to be "grandmasters" of the prediction contests.

For the 7th consecutive year (2011-2017), I have won at least one gold medal in one of the contests. I am one of just 6 active users to have done so, the others being <chessmoron>, <cromat>, <lostemperor>, <SwitchingQuylthulg> and <WinKing>.

★★★ NOTABLE POSTS ★★★

I've made over 13,000 posts, but not all posts are created equally. In fact, most of them don't have too much value, but here are some of my best posts:

Probably my most "viral" post to date (introducing the now defunct Chessgames Playing Zone The Kibitzer's Café

Probably the first <on the internet> to notice the Original Six sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning were going through during the Stanley Cup playoffs, 2015: Mating Net chessforum.

More posts will be added as time progresses.

Here are some of my favourite posts by <other users> around the site (no reason given to some):

The Kibitzer's Café

SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum

chessgames.com chessforum

<YouRang> describes his Hall of Fame (which I am in): YouRang chessforum

Golden Executive chessforum (kibitz #3235)

More posts will be added as time progresses.

>> Click here to see Penguincw's game collections.

Chessgames.com Full Member
   Current net-worth: 1,457 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 16200 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-03-22 Golden Executive chessforum
 
Penguincw: Round 13: Firouzja - Ding Liren 1/2/-1/2 Radjabov - Caruana 1/2-1/2 Nepomniachtchi - Rapport 1/2-1/2 Nakamura - Duda 1/2-1/2
 
   Jul-03-22 OhioChessFan chessforum
 
Penguincw: Round 13: Firouzja - Ding Liren 1/2/-1/2 40 Radjabov - Caruana 1/2-1/2 40 Nepomniachtchi - Rapport 1/2-1/2 22 Nakamura - Duda 1/2-1/2 40
 
   Jun-27-22 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: I am very sad to hear that <Phony Benoni> has passed away. He was a great guy to know. I enjoyed the interactions I've had with him over the years. RIP. :(
 
   Jun-14-22 Penguincw chessforum
 
Penguincw: <juan31> Gracias.
 
   Jun-13-22 lostemperor chessforum
 
Penguincw: Hi <lostemperor>. Do you plan to have a tournament for the Candidates?
 
   Apr-30-22 A Becker vs H Mattison, 1929
 
Penguincw: < murkia: TGIM. Where's <penguincw> when you need him? > I'm still around, though not sure how my services are needed here. :p
 
   Feb-24-22 S Maduro vs E Kpodo, 2012
 
Penguincw: Interesting decision by white to not play 9.Nxd6+, bagging a pawn, and now black can't castle.
 
   Feb-08-22 Yuri L Averbakh (replies)
 
Penguincw: Happy 100th birthday to Averbakh!
 
   Jan-14-22 Jorden van Foreest (replies)
 
Penguincw: Wishing all the best to 2021's winner, Jorden van Foreest.
 
   Jan-03-22 Four Knights (C47)
 
Penguincw: Came across the Halloween Gambit today. Wow, at first it looks like a move a beginner would play, but then you look at the moves for black, and it's not an easy win, if a win at all.
 
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March of the Penguins

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Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Happy New Year to anyone who may be reading this.

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Also, thank you to the anonymous member who has gifted me 3 years of premium services. :)

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.60-0B...
Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Happy Holidays to you too <Penquincw>!

And all the best for the New Year,which hopefully will be better than the old one !

Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Thank you <Penguincw> I hope you also have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Happy Holidays, <Penguincw>! Here's hoping that 2021 is a much better year than its predecessor.
Dec-25-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Thanks <Penguincw>. Happy Holidays to you also!
Dec-28-20  offramp: <WinKing: Thanks <Penguincw>. Happy Holidays to you also!>

I second that but I actually thought of it before he did so I should get the credit.

Wishing you (and <WinKing>) a very happy new year!

Dec-28-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Merry belated Christmas, my friend!
Jan-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Golden Executive: Hi <Penguincw>! In my forum the <Game Prediction Contest for Tata Steel Masters 2021> is open right now and everybody is welcome!
Jan-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Donchenko has replaced Dubov at Tata Steel. Get your predictions changed.
Jan-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

Starts tomorrow, Saturday, January 16th

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2021<>>

Countdown to Tata Steel :
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Tata Steel♘Wijk aan Zee♗Tata Steel♗

Official site: https://tatasteelchess.com/
This tournament will run from January 16th thru January 31st 2021. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Firouzja, Duda, Harikrishna, VanForeest, Esipenko, Grandelius, Tari, Guijaro, Wojtaszek & Donchenko

Average rating: 2724 - Category XIX

Schedule - https://tatasteelchess.com/playing-...

Round 1 is Saturday, January 16th, & it starts @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm) Wijk aan Zee time & @ 08:00hrs(8:00am chessgames EDT)

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< 2 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 12th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2021 - 14 years running)

~~~~~~~~~~

Sep-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Bucks got their title. Now it's up to the Brewers and Packers
Nov-22-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ***Moves Prediction Contest Is Back!!!***

A message from The Legendary <chessmoron> ===========

Hey <friends> What better way to have a prediction contest than a <World Championship>. Get you prediction hat on, and let's PREDICT!

The drawing of colors will be available on Nov 24th (Opening Ceremony). All predictions must be posted on User: OhioChessFan before NOV 26th, 2021 at 7:30AM Eastern time.

Since there's 14 games total, predict as many games as you think the winner will need to score 7.5 points, the number needed to win the match. Then predict the number of moves each game you think will be played.

Be warned, if a game is not played and you predicted a game result, you will lose 3 points. ie. If game 14 is not played and you predict a game 14, you lose 3 points."

Posting format:

G1: Nepomniachtchi-Carlsen (1-0, 1/2, or 0-1) (# of moves played)

G2: Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi (1-0, 1/2, or 0-1) (# of moves played)

3. Only Moves+Bonus Ranker (See OhioChessFan chessforum 's profile on what that is about) will be used to medal.

4. I will post results after game 4, game 8, game 12, and game 14.

==============

Click on Elvis for details

Dec-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, <Penguincw>!
Dec-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Thank you, <Penguincw>!

Happy Holidays!

Dec-29-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Gracias, <Penguincw> Felicidad para Ti
Dec-29-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Hi, <Penguincw>, Thanks for visiting. Happy holidays to you too!
Dec-29-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Thanks for your visit <Penquincw> !

I wish you Happy Holidays as well.

And all the best for the New Year !

Dec-30-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: All good on this end <Penguincw>. Thanks for dropping by. Hope all is good on your end as well. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to you also!
Jan-02-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Happy holidays to you too, <Penguincw>!
Jan-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Starts Saturday, January 15th

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2022<>>

Countdown to Tata Steel :
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Tata Steel♘Wijk aan Zee♗Tata Steel♗

Official site: https://tatasteelchess.com/
This tournament will run from January 15th thru January 30th 2021. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Rapport, Mamedyarov, Duda, Karjakin, Vidit, Esipenko, Dubov, Shankland, Van Foreest, Grandelius & Praggnanandhaa

Average rating: 2736 - Category XX

Schedule - https://tatasteelchess.com/programme/

Round 1 is Saturday, January 15th, & it starts @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm) Wijk aan Zee time & @ 08:00hrs(8:00am chessgames EST)

~~~~~~~~~~

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 14th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2021 - 14 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

~~~~~~~~~~

Jan-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ** Coming Soon! **

Tata Steel 2022 Moves Prediction Contest. Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

Apr-16-22
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  ketchuplover: The CW network recently turned 30
Jun-13-22
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  juan31: < Penguincw> i call ( phone) to GE, to remainder hope a positive response.
Jun-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: <juan31>

Gracias.

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