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Grenke 2018 Moves Prediction Contest

<Main Focus>: Predicting how many moves in a game for each pairing. tournament page:

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[player]-[player] [result] [# of MOVES]

==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. Bold strategy

>> Click here to see OhioChessFan's game collections. Full Member

   OhioChessFan has kibitzed 42567 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-04-20 M K A Russell vs M Perez Candelario, 2002 (replies)
OhioChessFan: A little bit strained, but still a terrific pun.
   Aug-04-20 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: Biden has a real problem. He can hide in the basement until November, but his VP pick won't be able to. Every leading candidate has huge baggage. Pence will eat them for breakfast.
   Aug-03-20 O de la Riva Aguado vs M Alice, 2014 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Hmmm. Just thought of the same pun. Searched players named Alice, expecting a first name female but get a last name male, 2200, fine. Quickest loss was 31 moves, okay. Come here and I was only a couple years too late.
   Aug-02-20 Henry Ernest Atkins (replies)
OhioChessFan: Wow. This is an impressive resume' for a casual player.
   Aug-02-20 JB Elcum vs AL Chittenden, 1897 (replies)
OhioChessFan: "Wore Out His Elcum"
   Aug-02-20 H D Smith vs William D de Normandie, 1869 (replies)
OhioChessFan: "Storming the b file of Normandie" Trying to work in "b chess". I'll think about it until next June.
   Aug-02-20 Pawel Teclaf
OhioChessFan: <off>, I think Htet Win Htet also looks like a coded message.
   Aug-01-20 FSR chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: I was just curious if it was your standard in classical or only in blitz. I had a friend who admitted he hated the White side of the QGA. He always played 3. e4 with White. Always 1..Nf6 2...e6 3...d5 with Black against d4. King Pawn openings he never played the same thing ...
   Aug-01-20 Rauzer vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 (replies)
OhioChessFan: It's fine <Phony>. That's why I typically kibitz my puns, so someone would see them in a search. I think your GOTD collection in alphabetical order is important enough to be linked on the home page by the pun submission link, and on the pun submission page itself.
   Aug-01-20 Bogoljubov vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922
OhioChessFan: Bogo picked a stunningly pointless move. And I think Nxf7 was still good on his 21st and 22nd move.
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  OhioChessFan: Audit, discredit...

Jeet Yet is okay, nothing special.

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  chancho: Reddit... 😅
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  FSR: If CG doesn't use my pun, I give up. Probably they'll post 1000 crappy puns in a row without using it. A once in a lifetime pun.
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  Count Wedgemore: That was indeed a great pun, <FSR>.
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  FSR: Thanks, <Count>!
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  OhioChessFan: William Toikka


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  OhioChessFan: Well, <FSR>, only 999 bad ones to go after today's.
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  FSR: <OCF> Yup. A total piece of crap - both the pun and the game.
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  FSR: 998 to go.
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  OhioChessFan: A bit better than yesterday's anyway.
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  FSR: Anything would have been better than "Wayne's World." As for Sana-Blocker, "An Exercise in Fusillity" (I assume that's what you meant, albeit not what you typed) would have been much better. Or maybe they could have made some pun on "sun blocker"?
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  OhioChessFan: "Mad Dag" is okay, not a gem.
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  OhioChessFan: I don't get today's pun...
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  Fusilli: <OCF> See: M Sana vs C Blocker, 2014
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  Fusilli: Though not a particularly exciting game, this one seems to be suitable for "An exercise in fusilli":

M Sana vs A E Franklin, 2008

The comment by <Knight13> is apt. And quite funny.

What do you think?

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  OhioChessFan: Now I am wondering if <FSR> is correct in thinking "fusillity" would be better.
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  Fusilli: <OCF> Oh, yeah, that sounds right ("fusillity.")
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  thegoodanarchist: What about words ending in "act"?


Using all in one sentence:

It's a fact I had to act with tact to redact the compact pact

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  OhioChessFan: Redact and intact were the first 2 to come to I typed that, impact, contact, contract.
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  OhioChessFan: "Bukal Up" is okay, not a gem. Not sure how it got credited to someone else. Strong tendency lately to run a pun the day after it's submitted.
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  thegoodanarchist: "Bukal Up" made me groan. I also have no interest in the game whatsoever.

Did any of the greats ever say "I really improved in chess after studying the games of Vladimir Bukal Sr "

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  OhioChessFan: I got at least dozens of emails from Goldsby saying he did.
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  Count Wedgemore: <OCF: I got at least dozens of emails from Goldsby saying he did.>

That's interesting! Now that this potentially explosive new information has come to light, I must now rewrite the whole chapter about "Early Influences" in my upcoming book, <The Great Goldsby>. Perhaps even write a separate chapter where I analyze in depth the similarities between Bukal's playing style and that of the Florida master? This book, an unauthorized biography, will now run for at least 400-500 pages, I think. But it's destined to be a hit. The book everyone will want to find under the Christmas tree. I'm thinking the New York Times Best Seller List.

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  thegoodanarchist: < Count Wedgemore: ...

Perhaps even write a separate chapter where I analyze in depth the similarities between Bukal's playing style and that of the Florida master?...>

Hey pal, watch your manners! It's <Life Master>, don't you know?

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  Count Wedgemore: <tga> That Life Master thing must be a purely American thing. We don't have that here. Does it mean Master of Life, or Master for Life? If it's the former, it would be more impressive, but a lot more difficult to obtain.
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