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Penguincw
Member since Dec-22-10 · Last seen Nov-26-20
♔ 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 and the user who gave me 2 years of premium services from Dec/31/2018-Dec/31/2020. :)

★★★ 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: 1,364 chessbucks
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   Penguincw has kibitzed 16022 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-24-20 Queen's Pawn Game (A40)
 
Penguincw: Recently a trap has emerged in this opening, best used in online blitz/bullet with pre-moving: 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.exd6 Ne7 5.dxe7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Qxd1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oks... (bullet game vs. Naroditsky, 2:33)
 
   Nov-24-20 Eric Rosen
 
Penguincw: Just discovered his YouTube channel, seems like great content. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX...
 
   Nov-24-20 Daniel Naroditsky
 
Penguincw: Naroditsky recently played a bullet game involving a trap: 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.exd6 Ne7 5.dxe7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Qxd1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oks... (2:33)
 
   Nov-11-20 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Penguincw: < WannaBe: ... not sure if HOU could have lost more draft picks or the other punishments could be harsher, e.g. 2, 3 year suspension for manager instead of one, etc... > Yeah nobody seems to know for sure. Maybe there is some weird rule in MLB that says once WS titles are ...
 
   Nov-11-20 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Penguincw: Hi. I just noticed I was mentioned. Unfortunately I do not have any information that may be of help. <Susan Freeman> is likely an admin on this site, so she may be able to assist. As you know, ending the leg, checking the files, Pay Day, etc. are functions that user run ...
 
   Oct-27-20 Dariusz Swiercz
 
Penguincw: Just found out he is now an American, and playing in the US Championship. Nice!
 
   Oct-15-20 Eugen Varshavsky
 
Penguincw: A video about Varshavsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy_... It is mostly about his Sudoku cheating (since that channel is a Sudoku channel), but his chess career is from 7:40 to 11:00.
 
   Oct-13-20 lostemperor chessforum
 
Penguincw: Heard the Candidates will be picking back up on Nov/01/2020, so can't wait for that. Hopefully we will catch the next OTB classical tournament, whenever that may be.
 
   Sep-07-20 K Eriksson vs M Thuesen, 2014
 
Penguincw: 9.Naxb5. What an interesting opening sacrifice instead of the normal 9.Nd5 or 9.Bxf6. 18.Qg4 then offers yet another piece, even though it would've been a temporary sacrifice. White did get 2 connected passed pawns early on with the knight sac, but it did not play a role in this ...
 
   Sep-03-20 B Racki vs C Goslawska, 2010
 
Penguincw: Yikes. Black blundered a piece in the opening, but still put pressure on white with the kingside attack. I think black missed a 3 fold repetition claim. (18...Nf4+, 20...Nf4+, 22...Nf4+)
 
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March of the Penguins

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Mar-30-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ** Coming Soon! **

Gashimov Memorial 2019 Moves Prediction Contest. Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.

Apr-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Apr-01-19 Premium Chessgames Member OhioChessFan: ** Round 2 Recap ** We still have 3 players with 0's in the Moves/#1 Ranker, and not much time to clear those up. Still no word from <Penguincw>, which concerns most of us, as we figure he'll make up for lost time with many words explaining his absence.>

amigo penguin, awaiting for your move :)

Apr-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

3 days to go!

<<>Grenke Chess Classic 2019<>>

Countdown to Grenke: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Baden♘Grenke♗Baden♗

Official site: http://www.grenkechessclassic.de/en/

This tournament will run from April 20th thru April 29th 2019. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Vachier-Lagrave, Aronian, Svidler, Naiditsch, Vallejo Pons, Meier & Keymer

Average rating: 2726 - Category XX

Schedule - http://www.grenkechessclassic.de/en...

Round 1 is Saturday, April 20th, & it starts @ 15:00hrs(3pm) Baden-Baden time & @ 09:00hrs(9am 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) ***Participation is not confirmed at this time***

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) ***Participation confirmed***

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>. ***Participation confirmed***

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

ChessBookie Game

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

~~~~~~~~~~

Jun-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

3 days to go!

<<>Norway Chess 2019<>>

Countdown to Norway Chess: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Altibox♘Norway Chess♗Altibox♗

Official site: https://norwaychess.no/en/program-g...

This tournament will run from June 4th thru June 14th 2019. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Grischuk, Aronian, So & Yu Yangyi

Average rating: 2783 - Category XXII

Schedule - http: https://norwaychess.no/en/program-g...

Round 1 is Tuesday, June 4th, & it starts @ 17:00hrs(5pm) Stavanger, Norway time & @ 11:00hrs(11am 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) ***Participation confirmed***

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) ***Participation confirmed***

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>. ***Participation confirmed***

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

ChessBookie Game

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

~~~~~~~~~~

Jun-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

Less than 3 days to go!

<<>Grand Chess Tour 2019 (Zagreb, Croatia)<>>

Countdown to Grand Chess Tour 2019 (Zagreb): https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Zagreb♘Grand Chess Tour 2019♗Zagreb♗

Official site: https://grandchesstour.org/

This tournament will run from June 26th thru July 7th 2019. (11 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Giri, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Aronian, So, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi & Nakamura

Average rating: 2781 - Category XXII

Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2019-gra...

Round 1 is Wednesday, June 26th, & it starts @ 16:30hrs(4:30pm) Zagreb, Croatia time & @ 10:30hrs(10:30am 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) ***Participation confirmed***

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) ***Participation confirmed***

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>. ***Participation confirmed***

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

ChessBookie Game

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

~~~~~~~~~~

Jul-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

Less than 2 days to go! (Round 1 starts Saturday, July 13th.)

<<>Dortmund Sparkassen 2019<>>

Countdown to Dortmund: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Sparkassen♘Dortmund♗Sparkassen♗

Official site: https://www.sparkassen-chess-meetin...

This tournament will run from July 13th thru July 21st 2019. (7 Rounds)

Participants include: Nepomniachtchi, Dominguez, Radjabov, Wojtaszek, Rapport, Nisipeanu, Fridman & Kulaots

Average rating: 2708 - Category XIX

Schedule - https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t... (listed under 'Information' just above the Standings)

Round 1 is Saturday, June 13th, & it starts @ 15:15hrs(3:15pm) Dortmund, Germany time & @ 09:15hrs(9:15am 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) ***<lostemperor>'s contest will not be participating in Dortmund*** (His next contest will be Sinquefield in August.)

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) ***Participation confirmed*** (Needs at least 10 participants)

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>. ***Participation has not been confirmed as of this posting***

<***<Golden Executive> will run his contest provided there are at least 10 participants. <chessmoron> has not confirmed participation in Dortmund as of this posting. <lostemperor> will not be participating in Dortmund.)***>

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

ChessBookie Game

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

~~~~~~~~~~

Jul-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Just in. <lostemperor> will open his contest for Dortmund if we can get between 12-15 participants.
Aug-14-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi Penguincw,

Coming Saturday, August 17th (Less than 3 days to go!)

<<>Sinquefield Cup 2019<>>

Countdown to Sinquefield: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘St. Louis♘Sinquefield Cup♗St. Louis♗

Official site: https: https://grandchesstour.org/2019-gra... This tournament will run from August 17th thru August 28th 2019. (11 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, So, Nepomniachtchi, Aronian, Mamedyarov, Anand, Karjakin & Nakamura

Average rating: 2781 - Category XXII

Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2019-gra...

Round 1 is Saturday, August 17th, & it starts @ 13:00hrs(1:00pm) St. Louis, U.S.A. time & @ 14:00hrs(2:00pm chessgames EDT) ***All 11 rounds start @ 13:00hrs(1:00pm) St. Louis, U.S.A. time***

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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>.

~~~~~~~~~~

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

ChessBookie Game

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

~~~~~~~~~~

Dec-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Merry Christmas, <Penguincw>!
Dec-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Happy Boxing Day!
Dec-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Thanks for your kudos

and a Merry Christmas to you too

<Penquincw> !

Dec-27-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: <Penguincw: Hey buddy! Merry Christmas <WinKing>. :)>

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you also <Penguincw>. Been doing a little traveling & just getting up to speed now.

Dec-31-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Happy New Year, <penguincw>!
Jan-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Penguincw: Seasonal greetings, <wordfunph>.>

greetings my friend :)

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>.

~~~~~~~~~~

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!!!

~~~~~~~~~~

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 :)
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