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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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   Jun-22-21 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
OhioChessFan: <FSR: Everyone should rank Lasker at least in the top five greatest of all time. And he's a very serious contender for greatest ever.> Reminds me of a comment I made on the Irving Chernev page: <Per the ongoing discussion, it is interesting to me how rarely Lasker is ...
   Jun-22-21 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: <GW: Born this way is a lie. > I suppose people have genetic proclivities for most anything. The lie is the behavior can't be changed. That's what is driving the suicides. It's never been more acceptable to be homosexual and yet suicides are higher than ever. When kids ...
   Jun-21-21 NN vs Santa Claus, 1908 (replies)
OhioChessFan: I can't decide if <FSR> is kidding or not, but I think it's obvious that CG.C assigned this game to Santa to facilitate the Santa Claus player page.
   Jun-21-21 H Bennett vs J Sarfati, 1995
OhioChessFan: Wow, what a beatdown. I agree with <invas> about the ugly Bb2. I guess White is already in trouble.
   Jun-21-21 chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: <Name of punster omitted.> Sorry about that. Here's the punster:   Irving Chernev
   Jun-20-21 Ragozin vs V Sozin, 1937 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Longest pun I remember. Pretty good. I have no idea what the point of Nb5 is.
   Jun-19-21 Domdaniel chessforum
   Jun-19-21 playground player chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: I understand your revulsion with the average liberal, but the pinheads, etc, goes too far IMHO. Very strange about no referrals. I'll grant cg.c has been in a slump lately, but still. If I was you, I'd be hard pressed to not feel paranoid about the typical suppression of ...
   Jun-19-21 DrNyet chessforum
OhioChessFan: I'll have a look at McRay's book when I get an opportunity.
   Jun-19-21 D Moody vs D Helf, 1976 (replies)
OhioChessFan: 7...Qxe5 is book. I can't say much for Black's opening novelty. White missed 12. Bd3 which gets ugly for Black. [DIAGRAM]
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  OhioChessFan: Hey <eo> things are fine in Ohio. Got my second Pfizer shot 2 Mondays ago. Going to retire in a few months. Not sure if it'll help but I'll have more time for chess. What's up with you?
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  WannaBe: Gonna retire in a few month?! Congrats! =)) 🍾🥂 Do they still give out golden watch anymore?
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  diceman: <WannaBe: Gonna retire in a few month?! Congrats! =)) 🍾🥂 Do they still give out golden watch anymore?>

Due to zero-bail, looting, rioting, arson, "Crime Watch" is the only "watch" available in 2021.

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  thegoodanarchist: <OhioChessFan: ... Going to retire in a few months.>


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  OhioChessFan: Not too hard ending. From a recent game I played. Black to move and draw:

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  eternaloptimist: <OCF> I apologize for the delay. I’m glad things r fine in Ohio. I was in Akron about 3 or so years ago. It’s a cool city & the people were friendly.

Btw what did u think about those shots?

Congrats on retiring soon! As u said that will give u more time for chess...& the other things u love as well. Which website(s) do u like to play on? I recently started playing chess again online & I beat a guy ranked 2285 in blitz chess (w/ a 10 second increment) the other day! He’s the best player that I’ve ever beaten! I also actually came close to getting a draw vs a guy that u guys r familiar w/ (A J Goldsby) @ the Pensacola Chess Club @ the Books-A-Million in Pensacola, FL several years ago. The game lasted a long time but eventually he got up 1 pawn in a ♖ endgame, queened a ♙ & then I resigned. I felt bad that I came a little short of drawing a NM but he complemented my play so that gave me some compensation & then I didn’t feel so bad. I used to play in tournaments a long time ago but they made me get nervous sometimes. I enjoy playing online a lot better.

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  OhioChessFan: <eo> I was thrilled to get vaccinated. I went the first possible day. No side effects really. My arm was a little sore is all.

I currently am not online. Just some casual games with friends. Maybe I'll try lichess when I retire.

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  OhioChessFan: Well, I thought I knew something about puns, but I guess not. I thought today's was outstanding but it was completely ignored. Not the first time that's happened.
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  Check It Out: Not completely: <HeMateMe: Great pun! I'm guessing Kris Kristofferson wrote or co wrote the song>
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  OhioChessFan: And now <Phony's> pun, which I thought was quite good, goes mostly unremarked.
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  Phony Benoni: That doesn't bother me nearly as much as getting no comments on the game itself. I may no longer have the "common touch" when it comes to puns, but dang it, I still try to pick interesting games.
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  thegoodanarchist: < OhioChessFan: Well, I thought I knew something about puns, but I guess not. I thought today's was outstanding but it was completely ignored. Not the first time that's happened.>

I was ignoring the game, not the pun. I have no interest in looking at games between two nobodies.

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  diceman: <OhioChessFan: Well, I thought I knew something about puns, but I guess not. I thought today's was outstanding but it was completely ignored. Not the first time that's happened.>

The only place you can see who wrote the pun, is on the homepage, when the game is announced?

..or is there a list somewhere?

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  OhioChessFan: Only on the homepage. That was a <Sargon> or <Annie> innovation, and I strongly approve.
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  thegoodanarchist: And again today: I have no interest in looking at games between two nobodies.
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  OhioChessFan: It's my experience that 99% of the games between 2 nobodies are higher quality than my own.
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  thegoodanarchist: That may be true for me as well, but if I am going to study chess, I want to study GM or IM-level chess, not 2100-level chess.
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  eternaloptimist: <Ohio> I’m glad that u didn’t suffer any side effects from the vaccine shots.

Ok so u are just playing games w/ friends on an actual chessboard. I used to do that but it’s been a pretty long time since I’ve played somebody on a chessboard. Speaking of lichess, I’ve thought about playing on lichess also. U can also play chess variants on lichess. I love chess variants so I think I will try some of them out soon

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  thegoodanarchist: The Problem With Sola Fide

A large percentage of Christians who adhere to this principle use it as justification for ignoring the corporal works of mercy.

They love to quote Ephesians 2:8-9 <For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.>

But then they (conveniently?) omit verse 10, which follows immediately: <For we are His workmanship, create in Christ Jesus for...>

For what? <GOOD WORKS, <<<<which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.">>>>>

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  OhioChessFan: <tga> I pretty much agree with all of that. I don't count myself among "A large percentage" in that regard.
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  OhioChessFan: After the last two days, <Scarlett> and <Phony> should retire from criticizing other people's puns.
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  Phony Benoni: You're right. That was a bad one yesterday. Worse yet, I knew it was bad, but let my ego get in the way of deleting it before it ws too late.
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  OhioChessFan: I had one recently I should have deleted. They're picking them the day of submission a lot of times. I may have tomorrow's also.
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  OhioChessFan: Alas, I thought they'd do this one today:

B J Deben vs A Feneridis, 1978

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  DrNyet: FYI OCF, I posted a reply to a comment you made in my forum months ago. Sorry, I haven't been checking my own forum regularly because very little usually happens there, although I log in to the site fairly regularly and your forum is one I tend to check..
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