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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1755 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-13-17 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <♔ ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! ♔> Pay Day will be on the 16th of August: 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. New/inactive players, make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be ...
 
   Aug-13-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <♔ ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! ♔> Pay Day will be on the 16th of August: 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. New/inactive players, make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be ...
 
   Aug-13-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <♔ ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! ♔> Pay Day will be on the 16th of August: 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. New/inactive players, make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be ...
 
   Aug-13-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <♔ ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! ♔> Pay Day will be on the 16th of August: 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. New/inactive players, make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be ...
 
   Aug-13-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <WannaBe> Uh... I'm afraid disclosing that might change the course of history, and we'd all go up in a puff of smoke or something. ;s <OK, bettors and worse, listen up! Pay Day* is coming; we'll have it on the 16th.<<<<>>>>> * For any ...
 
   Jun-30-17 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Spring Leg of the ChessBookie game is officially over. <chessgames> please look over everything to see if all looks o.k.. We can then congratulate the winner - thanks.
 
   Jun-19-17 Veselin Topalov
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017 & Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017 are coming soon: Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017:Pick the Winner! Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017:Pick the Winner!
 
   Jun-19-17 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017 & Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017 are coming soon: Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017:Pick the Winner! Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017:Pick the Winner!
 
   Jun-19-17 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017 & Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017 are coming soon: Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017:Pick the Winner! Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017:Pick the Winner!
 
   Jun-19-17 Alexander Grischuk (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017 & Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017 are coming soon: Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Rapid) 2017:Pick the Winner! Grand Chess Tour - Paris (Blitz) 2017:Pick the Winner!
 
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Sep-04-17
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  technical draw: No top 10 player was eliminated in the first round. I'm out 40cbs.
Sep-05-17
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  Annie K.: OK folks, I found a few juicy pairings from Stage 2 after all, have fun!

Also, payoff date of FIDE World Cup: First Stage to See a Top Ten Player Eliminated has been updated to Sep 11th, because we will know by then at the latest. :)

Sep-09-17
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  FSR: <Annie K.> Rodshtein won by forfeit over Kovalyov without the latter having made a move. Kovalyov was essentially thrown out for wearing Bermuda shorts - the same attire he had worn while dispatching Anand and his first-round opponent. Probably the fair thing to do is cancel the bet. But I won't object too strenuously if you instead choose to pay it, since I bet on Rodshtein.

To be precise, it seems that Kovalyov may not have been forfeited for the whole match. But since he has reportedly left the venue, booked his return flight, and said on Facebook "I'm coming back home.", I don't expect him to show up for the second game tomorrow. http://en.chessbase.com/post/the-sh...

Sep-09-17
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  Annie K.: <FSR> Thanks. :) As far as I'm concerned, forfeited games can be judged by the official result like any other bet (and I don't like canceling bets anyway). ;)
Sep-09-17
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  WinKing: <FSR:Probably the fair thing to do is cancel the bet. But I won't object too strenuously if you instead choose to pay it, since I bet on Rodshtein.>

No way <FSR>! These guys know the rules about proper attire. If he had been sick with a doctor's excuse I could see a cancellation. Otherwise NO WAY!

Sep-09-17
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  FSR: <WinKing> What rules are those? I couldn't find a rule stating that Bermuda shorts are prohibited. And Kovalyov says that he wore Bermuda shorts in his first two rounds of the World Cup this year, and also in the previous edition of the World Cup. In addition, he says that an official had told him that Bermuda shorts were permitted attire. It seems to me that Kovalyov got screwed over. But as I say, the match result wins me chessbucks, so it's no skin off my nose personally.
Sep-09-17
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  FSR: Zsuzsa Polgar commented on Facebook:

<How to properly handle a "Chess Crisis"?

Since September 1997 (exactly 20 years), I have organized around 700 rated events (through Polgar Chess, SPICE at TTU, SPICE at Webster University, and SPF, etc.) and countless more unrated tournaments. No World Champion or Grandmaster has organized this many events. I have organized everything from Scholastic events to major Open Swiss and World Class Round Robin tournaments.

Speaking as a prolific organizer, I have faced many "unusual" situations, including dress code. What I have done is simple. I waited until after the game / event (depend on if it was a 1 round per day or 1 day tournament, etc.) is over then I ask that particular player not to wear a particular outfit (or types of clothes) for the next round or in the future. But as a former World Class Professional Player, I would not want any arbiter / organizer to interrupt my focus before an important game. They can do it after.

In this case, even though I find the rules ambiguous, I am not disputing it. My argument is if the organizers and arbiters allowed GM Anton Kovalyov to play 4 games (2 games in round 1 and 2 games in round 2), what changed? Was this mentioned during the players' meeting? Was this ever mentioned to him? He said no.

The organizers and arbiters could have told GM Kovalyov not to come to game 2 of round 1 with this type of dressed shorts. He would have no problem going to the store to buy some pants. So if they "only" noticed his shorts in round 3 (which is peculiar since he played Anand and round 2 and there were plenty of pictures taken with this shorts), the right course of action would have been to politely ask him to change to pants for game 2.

This incident was unnecessary. It is not good for the sponsors, organizers, FIDE, or chess in general.>

Sep-10-17
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  WinKing: <FSR: It seems to me that Kovalyov got screwed over.>

He didn't get screwed over. He was asked to change his clothes & this was his response:

"I came to the game and was approached by the arbiter asking me to change (first time). I told him that I don't have pants with me,"

http://en.chessbase.com/post/the-sh...

I am under the impression <FSR> he had time to change before the round began. What kind of player(men) travels with no trousers. He wears bermuda shorts 24/7?

Sep-10-17
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  FSR: <WinKing> Kovalyov stated that his pants no longer fit - apparently because he had put on some weight. I agree that it seems strange to travel to a major, almost month-long, chess tournament with no pants and only one pair of shorts, but I don't think Kovalyov deserved to be in effect expelled from the World Cup because of it. Had he been told, "OK, you can play this way in the first game but you have to wears pants in the rest of the tournament," there would have been no problem and everyone would have been happy.
Sep-10-17
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  WinKing: <FSR> I do believe the situation should have been handled more diplomatically.
Sep-11-17
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  moronovich: HiŽ Bookie !

What about a "little" Pick-3 and/or a Daily Double ,as now the field is more limited with more even match ups !?

Sometimes Pick-3 is the only way to give the tailenders a chance to make real progress!

All the best.

Sep-11-17
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  FSR: MVL, Rapport, Najer, Jobava, and Ding Liren win in the first pair of rapids games. Caruana bites the dust. https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
Sep-11-17
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  FSR: Giri advances, having won both games 3.5 and 3.6. Grischuk advances, having won 3.6.

Aronian apparently also advances - he won in Round 3.5, lost in 3.6, and won in 3.7 (blitz). chess24.com is also showing that Aronian won 3.8, but the final position is a dead draw with both players having time on their clocks. Probably was actually an agreed draw - but either a draw or an Aronian win advances Aronian.

Sep-11-17
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  Annie K.: Thanks for the updates, <FSR>. :)

< moronovich: <Sometimes Pick-3 is the only way to give the tailenders a chance to make real progress!>>

Don't I know it! But why settle for a Pick Three when you can have a Pick Four? ;)

Sep-11-17
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  OhioChessFan: I am not sure why it should be a goal to allow the tailenders to advance. It's obvious already that people who aren't doing well start making wild picks at the end of the stage, which strikes me as unfair to the people who work hard to achieve success by sincerely picking who they think will win, not picking the longest odds option on the board.
Sep-13-17
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  FSR: Ivanchuk has prevailed in regulation. Costs me C$400, but go Chukky!
Sep-13-17
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  FSR: <OCF> I don't see the unfairness. First, you don't know how the current leaders got where they are; some of them may have gotten there by making a "wild pick" or two that paid off. Second, if the tailenders are betting on the biggest long shots to win, that will presumably cause the more likely bets to have bigger payouts than they should have, thus enabling us current leaders to make money on those bets. I'm in third at the moment, but I'm not complaining. (Besides, if I do falter that'll just increase my chances of becoming the only player ever to finish ninth in three consecutive legs!)
Sep-14-17
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  FSR: Svidler, So, Rapport, MVL, and Fedoseev win in tiebreaks, advance. https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
Sep-21-17
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  FSR: Ironically, MVL played Aroniasly, so Aronian won!
Sep-22-17
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  Sneaky: Call me crazy but I'm risking a sure-fire cruise into qualifications for a risky all-in bet. If I'm at the top of the list, you know it worked. If I'm not on the list, it didn't.
Sep-22-17
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  WannaBe: <Sneaky> You crazy. =)

I have to go with my Asian Brotha, go Ding. 200cb.

Sep-22-17  gauer: http://chess-results.com/tnr297049.... (WYCC U-14 open, not its own page yet, but some player ids exist currently in our database): does young Dambasuren Batsuren (Mongolia) continue his 6-game winning streak to the 7th (starting again this afternoon) round or past, or possibly go unbeaten any longer(he's currently the highest scoring player of the top 6 sections)?

USA WIM Annie Wang drew in the WYCC 2017 U-16(w) group, ending her streak of wins, but does she go unbeaten or does someone else win her group? PGN and and other links are on their sites. Just thought I'd try to help y'all find some more juice (see glossary) to squeeze for the edge of this leg. Perhaps it's not as exciting as the other 2 tournaments, but ends in Uruguay before the end of the month. Ben Johnson https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/a... mentioned the 2017 Cadets' WYCC section in a talk with their USA coach, along with some mention of the Kovalyov dress code chatter this week as well, but these six sections are strictly U18, U16 and U14 (+women's of each) groups. India, USA, Russia, Brazil, Uruguay, Canada, etc had some of the largest attendees this time around. Thanks for all the exciting bets this time around, and perhaps a couple of other tid tournament pages may appear here soon as well!

Sep-22-17
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  wordfunph: craving for more World Cup activities... Ding-Aronian opening, scores in 4 classical games, tiebreaker necessary, etc.

thanks

Sep-23-17
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  FSR: Looks like MVL isn't playing at Isle of Man, so his line should be cancelled.
Sep-23-17
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  Annie K.: <gauer> sorry, I'm not covering minor events in the Bookie game. Daniel may be interested in uploading the games, of course. :)

<FSR> done.

<wordfunph> there's going to be plenty of action to cover in IoM - no need to try and squeeze water out of the stone in the World Cup final.

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