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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 has kibitzed 47017 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-01-23 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: <Integ: This is remarkably close to what <diceman> is saying. But you people constantly mock him for this kind of language. Now it’s turning out that even the leaders of BLM are saying exactly what he’s been saying. And if this represents the thinking behind the ...
   Nov-29-23 K Winterton vs L Day, 1971
OhioChessFan: "Oh my God! Day Killed Kenny!"
   Nov-29-23 playground player chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: Per the Philidor, probably Tamaz Gelashvili
   Nov-27-23 Yurtaev vs S Matveeva, 1987 (replies)
OhioChessFan: An amazing Queen trap.
   Nov-26-23 Giri vs Duda, 2023 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Okay, there are in fact puns so strained I don't like them...
   Nov-25-23 G Timmerman vs S Pedersen, 1991 (replies)
OhioChessFan: <FSR: Hadn't heard of the referenced piece of music.> I'm sure it's real big in Denmark circles.
   Nov-22-23 G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1861 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Funnier than this pun, for sure.
   Nov-21-23 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
OhioChessFan: <fabel: Kramnik is digging his hole deeper and deeper… > Agreed. Really sad to see.
   Nov-21-23 Jeremy Lim (replies)
OhioChessFan: Drops were an issue for KC, but Mahomes missed badly on some open receivers. I've never seen him so inaccurate.
   Nov-21-23 A Kuzmin vs T Vakhidov, 1987 (replies)
OhioChessFan: 20...Rxd6 seemed right to me.
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Moves Prediction Contest

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Aug-10-23  Chesschronicle22: Hi <OCF>, I was doing puzzles and I found this, the funny thing was that when I was thinking, I missclicked, but somehow by some miracle, it was right!

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good luck :)

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  OhioChessFan: Impossible to believe White's best move is 1. Qh7. Mate next move in all variations.

1...Kc6 2. Qb7#
1...Ke6 2. Qf5#
1...Ke5. 2. Qf5#
1...Kc4 2. Nxd4# (my favorite)
1...c4. 2. Qe4#
1...d3 2. Qe4#

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  OhioChessFan: Testing....
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  OhioChessFan: Testing...
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  Messiah: <OhioChessFan: Testing...>

Test failed.

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  WannaBe: <OFC> For you... I gave it A+

Aug-18-23  Chesschronicle22: <OCF>, I didnt win ;-;, i got 14th place out of 30 people, there were 3 players with ratings above 2000+.
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  OhioChessFan: Really interesting <Wassabi>
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  OhioChessFan: Cc22, review your losses. That's the best way to improve.
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  eternaloptimist: <OCF> Well a belated hello is definitely better than no hello at all & my reply to that kibitz is belated as well. 1 of my games got picked for GOTD today for the 1st time in ~2 years & 4 months! Although I really haven’t tried that hard to submit a GOTD the last couple of years. Speaking of the GOTD, u hv come up w/ some really good GOTDs over the years w/ some really good puns as well! I also agree that analyzing ur own games is the best way to improve as a chess player. Also u learn a lot more from analyzing ur losses than analyzing ur wins
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  OhioChessFan: I have 189 puns in the waiting line. I'd evaluate 100 of them as excellent or better. I have no expectation that 95% of them will ever see the light of day. The current Punmaster picks one of his own most every week. I'd say maybe 10% of them are worth running, but there you go. That's pretty much the going rate for puns in general anyway. I just drop the pun on the kibitzing page in question and perhaps someone will read it as an easter egg some day, even if never selected as a pun.
Aug-23-23  Chesschronicle22: Thanks for the advice, sadlythe tournament was not recorded whatsoever, so I'm unable to analyze my games..
Aug-25-23  Chesschronicle22: Hello OCF, I want to show you some puzzles Im really proud of solving for a 1100.


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Black to play


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White to play


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White to play


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White to play
Mate in: 7

good luck solving them... :)
(Note: My puzzle rating on is 2146)

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  eternaloptimist: <OCF> wow 😮 that’s a lot of puns! As for me, I’ve only got 17 puns in the waiting line. That is kind of 😎 when u come across a game & u look at a kibitz where someone posted a pun there for that game that hasn’t been picked yet. Although if it’s a really good pun & a really good game then it’s kind of sad that game didn’t get picked for GOTD. I’ve seen a few games where this was the case. I hope a lot more of ur games get picked for GOTD!
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  eternaloptimist: Also speaking of the current punmaster I’m wondering who he is 🤔
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  OhioChessFan: Here's the current crop of highest rated puns.

I'm stunned at how high some really obvious and/or mundane puns are rated. In the top 25, we have "Hartache Tonight", "Hot Fudge Brownie", "Viktoria's Secret", "Kick the Kan", and "A Fine Attack". I mean, people VOTED for these. I'm at a loss.

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Sep-02-23  Chesschronicle22: Me vs a random 1900

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Bf4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.e3 O-O 7.h4 h6 8.Be2 Re8 9.e4 Nh7 10.Qd2 Nd7 11.Bxh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 Ndf6 13.Ng5 e5 14.h5 Qe7 15.Nxh7 Nxh7 16.hxg6 fxg6 17.Qxg6+ Kh8* 18.Rxh7+ Qxh7*19.Qxe8+ Qg8 20.Qe7 Be6 21.Qxd6 exd4 22.Qxd4+ Kh7 23.O-O-O Kg6 24. f4 Kf7 25.Bh5+ Ke7 26.Qd6+ Kf6 27.Qe5+ Ke7 28.Qc5+ Kf6 29.Rd7   1-0

After losing the pawn (Wich I think was a mouseslip) ended up as a easy way to sweap the king side, then just hunt the king, nothing too extraordinary.

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  diceman: <Chesschronicle22: Thanks for the advice, sadlythe tournament was not recorded whatsoever, so I'm unable to analyze my games..>

Over-the-board tournament?

What was the time control?

Sep-02-23  Chesschronicle22: 10 +2
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  diceman: <Chesschronicle22: 10 +2>

That's a shame they didn't provide a way to keep score.

Sep-08-23  Chesschronicle22: the tournament is at a Cafe, the owner has only a phone and a tripod with more then 15 every round, how could he do anything??
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  OhioChessFan: T Babcock vs J Mills, 1990
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  eternaloptimist: <OCF> I apologize for the delay & thx for that link! I checked it out & I c that my highest-ranked pun is @ #740 out of a total of 6,762 puns. I agree that 4 out of those 5 puns r really obvious and/or mundane. Although as for hot fudge brownie I don't think it's that bad. A player can b called hot if he/she is playing well (in this case Browne). Fudge can mean to trick someone & brownie is similar to Browne. Browne left his b-pawn unguarded & tricked R Byrne into thinking that it might b good to capture it. Byrne captured that pawn & then Browne took advantage of the b-file being opened w/ his rooks & consequently won the game. It's kind of like the poisoned pawn variation of the Sicilian Najdorf leaving that pawn unguarded for the taking except it's a Dutch defense in this game. Although <RookFile> might not hv thought about the misleading aspect of the word fudge when he came up w/ that pun. I don't know. Actually, I saw Browne @ the last chess tournament that I ever played in; it was in Denver in ‘03. I saw him pass by me in a hallway & he asked me what time it was. I told him & unfortunately that was the only thing that I ever said to him. I did get to talk to IM John Donaldson some during a Q&A session @ that tournament. I hv talked to many GMs, IMs & other chess masters @ tournaments & chess clubs. I've talked to Naka more than any of them. I've seen him twice @ the St Louis Chess Club. He's a really nice guy & he recently got married. In fact, every person that I've ever asked for an autograph had no problem w/ it whatsoever & was nice except for anand. He had a look of anger for a few seconds & then I apologized. Then he said “no it's ok”. Also that was PRE-covid so even if he's afraid of covid that wouldn't hv applied back then. That was probably ~5 or so years ago. I understand that some guys get tired of signing autographs but it's not time-consuming & there wasn't a line of people waiting to get an autograph then. It was only me. That was stupid of him to get angry IMHO but whatever. 🤷‍♂️ Sometimes it's tough to get a chance to talk to some of the chess masters if they r busy…like when they r playing games during a tournament etc.. Some of them leave the playing hall/chess club etc immediately after they finish playing. It's tough to get a chance to talk to them but other players linger around for a while after they finish playing so it's much easier to get autographs & chat w/ them
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  eternaloptimist: Well actually now that I've thought about it more hot fudge brownie is kind of cheesy. Maybe hot fudge browne would work even tho browne is pronounced like brown. Regardless I think hot fudge brownie is the best of those 5 puns & did require some thought
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