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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Jun-19-21
♔ 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 16090 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-08-21 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Penguincw: < WannaBe: Had a "Funny" situation yesterday during NCAA baseball regional game between Army/Ucla. Cadet batter smoked a ball down right field line, and he ended up standing on second base. Okay, that sounds pretty normal, the ball was thrown back in, and it went to the first ...
 
   Apr-30-21 Jorden van Foreest
 
Penguincw: Almost missed it, but Happy Birthday to Jorden van Foreest.
 
   Apr-28-21 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Woo, I actually won a Ranker other than Betting Ranker. To be honest, I didn't think I could do it. Now, I do wish I knew where I stand overall. But hey, congrats to the other medalists, thank you so much <lostemperor> for finishing this tournament. Hope to see you next ...
 
   Apr-28-21 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Thank you <Golden Executive> for finishing this contest. Very glad to see it finished (and the actual tournament too). Hope to catch you next time. 2700chess.com has Biel (Jul-Aug), Sinquefield (Aug) and Norway (Sep) as next.
 
   Apr-07-21 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
 
Penguincw: No idea how long ago this was, but this video (and the comment section) are hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7B...
 
   Feb-13-21 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: I'm not sure of the future of the ChessBookie game, but it would have been nice for if this were the final leg ever, that we can conclude it with a Championship Leg. It is still possible, but Tata Steel is long gone.
 
   Jan-15-21 bgitw chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Almost forgot to do this, so will cast just 1 vote. 1. D Dubov vs Karjakin, 2020
 
   Jan-12-21 Tony Palmer (replies)
 
Penguincw: Have not been active on this site, and just heard of <tpstar>'s passing. Would like to offer my very late condolences.
 
   Dec-25-20 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: < Dec-25-19 Penguincw: Enjoy the holiday season, <Fusilli>. > < Dec-27-19 Fusilli: <Penguincw> Thank you! Right back at you! > And right back at you now! Enjoy the holiday season again.
 
   Dec-25-20 chancho chessforum (replies)
 
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March of the Penguins

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Jan-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ** Coming Soon! **

Tata Steel 2020 Moves Prediction Contest. Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

Jan-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

Coming in two days, Saturday, January 11th

<<>Tata Steel Masters 2020<>>

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

♘Tata Steel♘Wijk aan Zee♗Tata Steel♗

Official site: https: https://www.tatasteelchess.com/# This tournament will run from January 11th thru January 26th 2019. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, So, Anand, Duda, Vitiugov, Artemiev, Yu Yangi, Firouzja, Xiong, Dubov, Kovalev & J. Van Foreest

Average rating: 2740 - Category XX

Schedule - https://www.tatasteelchess.com/play...

Round 1 is Saturday, January 11th, & it starts @ 13:30hrs(1:30pm) Wijk aan Zee time & @ 07:30hrs(7:30am chessgames EDT)

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< 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 12th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2019 - 12 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>.

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Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

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Jan-11-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Don't forget to vote for best games of the year in <bgitw> forum.
Jan-30-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Gibraltar Masters Round 8: Pick Three : White-Draw-Draw [cash in ticket] 2 YOU WIN! COLLECT 321 160:1 160.75 321 Jan-28-20
Feb-18-20  jith1207: <I'd like to thank the user who gave me a year of premium services from Feb/14/2012-Feb/14/2013>

Sounds like someone had developed a crush on you, in case you didn't get the message ;-)

Feb-18-20  jith1207: Also, a useful note to donors:

In case you want to donate a year of subscription for somebody, do it before Christmas. That would help the poor fella qualify for the year after for 'Dear Santa assistance program' that the likes of me are living on.

Feb-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: If you donate before Christmas, they have no chance to win that year's Dear Santa....
Feb-19-20  jith1207: True, but when that donated subscription expires, they stand to have a chance for the next year very soon whereas the subscription that expires in February would need to wait for 10 months to get to dear Santa.
Apr-08-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I'm flattered you like my Moves to e2 collection. I saw it when checking your impressive Games Collection. I am curious if the misspelling of "odds" is intentional.

Game Collection: Obds (Part 1)

Apr-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hi <OCF>. Thanks for checking out my Games Collection. Your e2 collection is great.

And yes, that typo is intentional.

The reason why I type it like that, is sometimes when I'm working on a collection and quickly adding many games at once, I mistype it like that.

The reason is so when I'm on a game page, and I'm selecting my collection, I just have to click "O", and that collection appears first, because when named like that (Obds) it is the first collection alphabetically that begins with "O".

(otherwise this collection would appear: Game Collection: Obliteration)

There are other collections like that too (ex. Game Collection: Gadmes with photographs or Game Collection: XChess World Cup 2019).

Usually I try to work on them fast so I don't have that typo appearing, but you know, stuff happens.

Jun-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Sounds like NBA returns July 31 :)
Dec-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: A message:

bgitw chessforum

Dec-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 10th birthday to me, on this site. Wow, it's been 10 years. Amazing!
Dec-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Felicidades !!
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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)

~~~~~~~~~~

< 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)

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