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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 44598 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-21-21 playground player chessforum (replies)
OhioChessFan: <The task is named after the first person to speculate about the existence of such a chess problem, Joseph Ney Babson, in 1884> Just amazing.
   Oct-20-21 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
OhioChessFan: <Mort: Can we all make an effort and put a positive spin on Biden's presidency to date? The forum has sadly been virtually silent on Corn Pop's achievements so far.. I'll get the ball rolling, hope everyone else can join in on a positive note.> He celebrated National Ice ...
   Oct-20-21 Korchnoi vs L Guldin, 1955 (replies)
OhioChessFan: "Mustered Forces"
   Oct-20-21 Kosten vs Chandler, 1991 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Nice pun.
   Oct-19-21 Fusilli chessforum
OhioChessFan: I first noticed the mate threats issue in a little different context. Just learning chess, I tried to win with Queen vs. Knight. You need to threaten mate to get it done in any reasonable timeframe.
   Oct-19-21 R Thomas vs R J Waters, 1968 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Very nice pun.
   Oct-17-21 Keres vs A Sakovski, 1936 (replies)
OhioChessFan: I give up. What's the pun?
   Oct-16-21 Blackburne vs Lush, 1885 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Funny pun.
   Oct-15-21 A Dueckstein vs Botvinnik, 1958 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Hmmm, after reviewing some GOTD archives, maybe it's just coincidence that lower case puns are more prevalent lately.
   Oct-14-21 Suetin vs T Oim, 1972 (replies)
OhioChessFan: Oddly amusing pun.
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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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  OhioChessFan: I'm pretty sure this has been the worst 10 day run of puns in site history....
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  ketchuplover: Puns are the train wrecks of humor...when you see one you can't help but laugh...oh and belated thanx for the Mishra link :)
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  Penguincw: Hoping we can have a Biel contest, starting on the 27th:
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  DrNyet: <thegoodanarchist> "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.">>>>>"

A student of Greek I know said it should be translated as created by (or on, or upon) good works, rather than for good works.

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  OhioChessFan: I know enough of Greek to be very careful about parsing prepositions too much.

When reading that verse, I'd understand "grace" to be the gift of God under consideration, and most people would agree that "grace" is not of works.

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  WannaBe: Today's Pearls Before Swine is great.
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  OhioChessFan: Yep, I thought of you enjoying it when I read it.
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  OhioChessFan: Wow. Do people take the puns a little seriously? Someone must have seen I had the highest rated pun score, 2 evaluations with a 21 average, and rated mine a 0, leaving it at 3 evaluations and a 14 average.

Someone needs to get a life.

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  technical draw: From the late Domdaniel:

<But now, 20 chapters in, I'm bored. I'm probably going to stop reading. Too many characters, too few notes(one), too repetitive, too preachy-yes, preachy-whilst pretending to be mere satire...>

He was writing about the book Catch 22. However this can be said about anything coming out of Hollywood today.

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