Jacob Goldfinger

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Intro

chili's kart days began when he five years old with the release of Mario Kart 64, when he and his friends would spend their entire weekends playing 4-player vs. mode. He had been an avid gamer since birth; Kickle Cubicle for NES was his first video game. He eventually put away Mario Kart 64 to play Pokemon Red and Blue. His interest in kart was brought back by a friend who brought his Nintendo 64 to summer school biology class. They played during the lunch break and chili was immediately hooked. He had stumbled across the site earlier in his life and after he got home from class that day he immediately went online to join.

Mario Kart

chili joined the Mario Kart Players' Page on July 7, 2007. He had more interest in the ARR system than his overall rank on the ladder, as he was drawn to the allure of the hallowed God standard and figured that it was pointless for a newbie karter to worry about overall ranking. He printed out timesheets for all the standards and went to work. He progressed through the standards at a steady pace; working his way up from Beginner A. According to his comments in his submissions, he reached Expert F by July 22, Semi-Pro C by July 28, Pro D by August 4, and an ARR of 20.0 (Master F) by August 10. He earned one POW over that period for week 1 of August. He then received his copy of Super Mario Kart that he ordered off of eBay. He had never played SMK before, but immediately liked the game. He only had time to play each course once and submit of full set of times; because the day after he left to go on a 10-day vacation with his entire extended family. He grabbed a copy of Mario Kart Super Circuit to take on the trip and worked on learning the game and getting a full time set with Bowser. He had also submitted a set of times for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! during this initial karting period, debuting on the site somewhere ranked very low.

When chili returned from the trip, he submitted his times for MKSC and juggled MK64, SMK, and MKSC for the rest of 2007. In MK64, he worked his way up to Elite A. In SMK, he earned two MVKs on the Non-NBT page for November and December. In MKSC, he didn't do much.

chili continued karting in 2008, playing primarily SMK and MK64 for the few first months until he bought Mario Kart DS to play during a car trip to Cleveland. Upon returning from the trip, Jacob remained active, but his karting slowed down due to the track season beginning. He played all five kart games between March and June 2008. He reached King B in MK64, the NTSC top 100 in SMK, around #200 in MKDS, played some MKSC, and played MKDD once or twice. He then left on a school trip to China in mid-June, and just didn't really play much when he got back.

chili is known on the Players' Page forums by his frequently used mononym; chili, and is credited with popularizing the use of the bathtub smiley at the end of a post.


The 2008 Karter Contest
Complete Bracket | Prediction Contest | Matchups & Results

(BOLD indicates players in Round 3)


Mario Circuit (A)
Zwartjes | Jones
Taylor | Fabien
Moritz | L'Hoest
Ellis | Sacco
Toad's Turnpike (E)
Bukrim | Garman
van Asselt | Stinson
Patricio | Tanzer
Duff | Manning
Sherbet Land (I)
Hantson | Sullivan
Pugh | Babjar
Meaks | Bunde
Biff | Booth
DK's Jungle Parkway (M)
G-Danzee | Christensen
VAJ | Jongbloed
Hoernemann | Hermanny
Brutus | Sargoth

Peach Beach (B)
Segas | Balch
JSX | DarkRoy
Lacey | mattniss
Stellmacher | Faria
Coconut Mall (F)
Tapani | Benny
Lokken | TB1
Ostro | Langerak
Luca | Huber
Sky Garden (J)
Bhoja | Gregor
Clark | STanney
Stevie | GAS
Holmiere | Finn
Peach Gardens (N)
Holy Moly | Barnard
Billingsley | ALAKTORN
BPA | Rudmarker
Weatherton | Habben

Riverside Park (C)
Leare | Smith
Liem | Dufault
Steel | Engelsman
Karlo | Pacino
Waluigi Pinball (G)
Vince | Welch
Hasso | chili
Needham | Laflamme
PYL | Fried
Koopa Beach (K)
Stelzig | Michorius
Kles | KVD
Honko | Pobre
Shelbourne | LPS
Moo Moo Breadows (O)
Rub | Flemmer
Schiering | Jongerius
NeoSMK | Cole
Sword | Boudreau

Kalimari Desert (D)
Dunkel | Darius
Pulsar | Whalls
Miller | White
Kmacc | TvL
Ghost Valley (H)
Ord | P@UL
Miss April | Marques
Happy | Borne
Gaffikin | Runnelid
Bowser Castle (L)
den Dulk | SEB
Bernier | Maaatthew
Math | Etch
Layne | Wonn
Rainbow Road (P)
Karlsson | Thingy
di Vano | Stoneman
Pabst | Sascha
Cooper | Oliver