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______________ Moves Prediction Contest

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==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.

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  OhioChessFan: I am reminded of the LDS, who encourage their adherents to pray to God to show them if it's the true faith. What an obvious a priori fallacy. Who says that we need to know the church history? The Orthodox (Or Catholics if the case may be) say we do. Oh. Well. I guess there was a period of time when there really wasn't a church history. Did those poor souls have no way of being saved?
Jan-07-21  Jambow: <OCF> Hey I noticed that you never respond to what I post or so it appears at least.

I would like to say I have always appreciated your perspective and if I did something to offend you in anyway I apologize. If not and my posts were just mundane and unworthy that is ok too. I sometimes give my 2 cents worth and that is always far above market value.

God Bless and Happy New Year.

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  OhioChessFan: <Jambow> no problems at all with you. I saw your recent post on <BP>'s page but didn't respond yet. That place tends to be quiet for a while, then get overly busy, then settles back down. I try to limit posting when it's really busy. Anyway, zero problems here. God bless you and Happy New Year.
Jan-08-21  Jambow: Thanks and God bless...
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  thegoodanarchist: <Oh. Well. I guess there was a period of time when there really wasn't a church history.>


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  OhioChessFan: The first few years.
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  thegoodanarchist: Acts does not count?
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  OhioChessFan: No.
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  thegoodanarchist: Why not? It contains lots of early church history. Can we not believe Luke's record?
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  OhioChessFan: <tga: Why not? >

Because it wasn't part of the written record for 30 years or so during the church's early years.

<It contains lots of early church history.>


< Can we not believe Luke's record?>

We can believe it.

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  OhioChessFan: I will note the rather strange appeal to the written word you invoke when discussing church history. That's <my> argument to make.
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  thegoodanarchist: <OhioChessFan: I will note the rather strange appeal to the written word you invoke when discussing church history. That's <my> argument to make.>

Then I guess you haven't understood my position. That's why you were surprised when I agreed someone could pick up a bible, read and obey it, and receive salvation.

< OhioChessFan:

< Can we not believe Luke's record?>

We can believe it.>

OK, now I see your point. I didn't see it before, because it seems strange to state it that way.

IMO it would be much clearer to just say we didn't have a written record of early church history until Luke wrote Acts. Although in that case, the assertion <still> cannot be validated.

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  OhioChessFan: <IMO it would be much clearer to just say we didn't have a written record of early church history until Luke wrote Acts. >

You're the one trying to shoehorn 30 years into my reference of "first few years". I went with it.

<Although in that case, the assertion <still> cannot be validated.>

I have no idea what this means.

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  Golden Executive: Pairings Tata Steel Masters 2021
Round 1

Harikrishna - Vachier-Lagrave
Esipenko - Duda
Grandelius - Donchenko
Caruana - Van Foreest
Giri - Aryan
Wojtaszek - Anton
Carlsen - Firouzja

Just in case <chessmoron> and <OCF> decide to do the contest.

In my forum the <Game Prediction Contest for Tata Steel Masters 2021> is open right now and everybody is welcome!!!

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  OhioChessFan: Thanks <GE> We'd need a last minute appearance of <chessmoron> Or maybe start with the second round.
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  thegoodanarchist: <OhioChessFan:

<Although in that case, the assertion <still> cannot be validated.>

I have no idea what this means.>

Bob of Jerusalem was a young man when Christ was preaching in the synagogues. Bob saw healings and casting out of demons, and believed in Christ.

After Pentecost, Bob of Jerusalem heard the apostles' teaching, and joined the early church, just weeks after Christ's ascension. He started recording the history of the church just a few months after the ascension.

Two years later, Bob got married and started a family. Five years after the day of Pentecost Bob's 3-year-old son found Bob's scrolls, and tore them into confetti to throw into the wind, for amusement, because sometimes little boys like to do such things.

We can neither prove, nor disprove, this. We cannot validate, nor can we invalidate, history.

There may have been a history of the early church that never survived the ancient times.

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  thegoodanarchist: And...

May God bless you and keep you, <OCF>, I pray.

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  Golden Executive: <OhioChessFan: Thanks <GE> We'd need a last minute appearance of <chessmoron> Or maybe start with the second round.>

Yes, it's a long tournament so I think it is not big deal to start here a little bit later.

I hope <chessmoron> can read this.

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  lostemperor: No contest here?
Jan-17-21  chessmoron: Sorry guys. I'm a little preoccupied in the next few weeks. Putting a ring on my bride to be. :D
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  WinKing: Great to hear <chessmoron>. I wish you both the best!
Jan-17-21  chessmoron: <WinKing> Thanks for the wedding wishes for me and my bride. Nerve wracking but worthwhile.
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  OhioChessFan: Here's some actual photos of the ceremony:

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  OhioChessFan: Djobov Karjakin 2015531 10 8 10 28
Caruana Firouzja 1990573 10
Caruana Carlsen 1997195 10
2014669 10
Caruana Firouzja 1990573 10
Fedoseev Firouzja 9 2012808
Caruana Firouzja 1990573 9
Caruana Carlsen 1997256 9
Suleymanli Smirin 1992537 8
Harikrishna Carlsen 2010602 8
Jan-19-21  chessmoron: <OhioChessFan> Haha. Pretty much.
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