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Chessgames Bookie
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Oct-16-17
I am the administrator for the ChessBookie Game. More information about this game can be found at ChessBookie Game Help Page. Also, just for fun, you can learn general gambling lingo at the ChessBookie Game Glossary.

If you have any questions or suggestions, post them on the Chessgames Bookie forum, below.

<DISCLAIMER> The ChessBookie game is for entertainment only. It is a gambling simulation, but not really gambling. It doesn't cost any money to play, and you don't receive any money if you win. Void where prohibited.

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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1759 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-15-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting is now open on the first big game of TCEC Season 10: Gull vs. Komodo.
 
   Oct-06-17 European Club Cup (2017) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The ChessBookie Fall Leg starts with betting on the European Club Cup... will Kramnik's rating go up or down? Place your chessbucks and cash in: European Chess Club Cup: WINNER European Chess Club Cup (Women): WINNER European Chess Club Cup: Kramnik to gain rating ...
 
   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 ...
 
   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!
 
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Oct-02-17
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  chessgames.com: The leaderboard is perfectly kosher. <sydbarrett> received a free year of Chessgames Premium Membership. The runner ups are all qualified for the Winter Championship that starts in early 2018:

(2) zgcntryk 7,847
(3) Arconax 6,644
(4) eternaloptimist 6,554
(5) Touch of Knight 5,752
(6) beatgiant 5,681
(7) FSR 5,591
(8) Kynas 5,469
(9) HowDoesTheHorsieMove 5,430
(10) Tomlinsky

The new leg will begin in a few days; our Chessbookie will be SwitchingQ. Stay tuned, and thanks for playing!

Oct-02-17
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  wordfunph: congrats to all winners and thanks to chessbookie!

<chessgames.com: The new leg will begin in a few days; our Chessbookie will be SwitchingQ.>

great news, SwitchingQ come on down!

Oct-02-17  abhishikt: Argh... last leg I finished 12th, this leg 11th :-(

Was seating happily at 7th spot and everything changed on last day. Should have placed bigger/more/riskier bets...

Oct-02-17
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  Penguincw: Thanks for a good leg, congrats to the winner and qualifiers, and see you soon. Good luck <Switch>.

< abhishikt: Argh... last leg I finished 12th, this leg 11th :-( >

That means you're going to finish 10th next leg and make it into the Championship Leg. :)

Oct-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  sydbarrett: Good playing everyone. Cheers.
Oct-02-17
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  eternaloptimist: Yes, I FINALLY finished in the top 10 in a leg in Bookie (pumps fist)! I've been trying to do this for several years. I'd like to say congrats to the other 9 who finished in the top 10. Thx <CG, wordfunph, Penguin & syd>! Also thx to <Annie K.> for doing a superb job as the Bookie!
Oct-03-17
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  FSR: <abhishikt> Oddly enough, we switched places on the last day: I had been sitting at 11th, and ended up 7th. I bet 1,500 CB$ (the max) on Carlsen-Nakamura ending in a draw, which it did - resulting in a profit of just over 1,500 CB$ on that bet. Also bet 100 CB$ on Anand-Hou Yifan ending in a draw, which worked out less well. It's always a tricky decision when you're in the bottom half of the top 10 on the last day whether you should stay put or take a risk. Had I been in your situation, I might well have not bet on the last day - and then been unpleasantly surprised, as you were, when four players leapfrogged me.

Anyway, I hope you continue your upward climb in the next leg. Good luck!

Oct-03-17
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  FSR: Congratulations to <syd> on another brilliant victory, and to all the other qualifiers! Congrats on finally making it, <eternaloptimist>! Thanks to <Annie K.> for doing a great job as ChessBookie!
Oct-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Incidentally, <Touch of Knight> deserves special recognition for longevity. He finished 4th in the Summer 2006 leg (just the second leg in the ChessBookie Game's storied history). He finished 5th in the just-ended leg (11 years after his first top-10 finish), and 4th in the one before that. He's finished in the top 10 15 other times, including 2nd place finishes in Spring 2016, Fall 2014, and two Championship Legs (Winter 2014 and Winter 2009). Only the mighty <SwitchingQuylthulg>, two-time ChessBookie Champion of the World, has more appearances in the ChessBookie Hall of Fame (22) than <TOK>'s 18. And unlike certain of us who generally inhabit the lower rungs of the top 10, almost all of <Touch of Knight>'s finishes have been in the top 5.

So far, however, <TOK> has been denied the ultimate prize. Here's hoping that he achieves it in the near future.

Oct-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Thanks <Annie K.> for hosting a fun filled Summer Leg. Congratulations to <sydbarrett> on winning the leg & congrats to all those who qualified for the Championship Leg.
Oct-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Thanks everybody for the appreciation, congrats to the winners, and good luck to <Switch> and the players for the next leg. :)
Oct-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Touch of Knight: <FSR>, Thanks for your kind words. I still love this game as much as I did ten years ago. I am fully aware of that I have not won a leg yet. It is one of my dreams that I eventually will win, but that is not an easy task with so many knowledgeable chess friends participating in the game.
Oct-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: with TOK's 18 appearances (or 18 bookie GM norms) in HOF, i consider TOK as a 2600-caliber GM in ChessBookie.
Oct-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Thx <Annie>!

Thx <FSR>! It feels good to finally get the monkey off my back. I second your motion on giving <TOK> special recognition for longevity. He's been very good at this game for a long time.

<TOK> That's true that u haven't won a leg yet but it seems like it's destiny that u will win 1 eventually. I wish u good luck in that endeavor!

<abhishikt> I felt your frustration myself until the end of this summer leg. A long time ago (I think in 2010 or 2011) I was #7 in the standings very close to the end of a leg. A few ppl passed me a week or so before that leg ended. I made some picks to try to get back in the top 10 but got them wrong & I wasn't able to get back in it. I've been in the top 10 since then but this summer leg is the 1st time that I've been in the top 10 close to the end of a leg since then. I was finally able to stay in it to the end of that leg. I think there's a really good chance that u will finish in the top 10 eventually. Just keep your head up & keep trying!

Oct-05-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: ♔♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔♔

The Fall Leg is now under way, with betting open on the upcoming European Chess Club Cup:

European Chess Club Cup: WINNER
European Chess Club Cup (Women): WINNER
European Chess Club Cup: Kramnik to gain rating points?

As usual, the top 10 at the end of the leg will qualify for the Championship Leg, and the winner will receive a free one-year Chessgames premium membership.

The final standings of the Summer Leg have been archived for posterity, and can be found at http://www.chessgames.com/chessbook....

Good luck everybody, and have fun!

Oct-08-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <sydbarrett> in the Summer Leg set a new record for the lowest number of chessbucks of any winner of a leg (8,620). He got almost twice that number in winning the Spring Leg.
Oct-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  sydbarrett: That's fake news, Fred. I just had the most dominant season of ALL-TIME.
Oct-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: I don't believe in making life easy for y'all. ;p
Oct-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: sydbarrett - I stand corrected. btw, if you need a spokesman, I understand that Sean Spicer is looking for work.
Oct-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: So far Kramnik is down 2.1 points. Keep drawing, Vlad.
Oct-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Damn. Kramnik actually won a game, and gained 1.2 rating points or some such for the tournament.
Oct-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Leaderboard after the first tournament...

<(1) Kynas 3,708
(2) noisyminor 1,192
(3) beatgiant 1,183
(4) paulvankerkhof 1,168
(5) sydbarrett 1,163
(6) PhacharaW 1,137
(7) spawn2 1,137
(8) Tomlinsky 1,137
(9) Chnebelgrind 1,126
(10) ChatGrognon 1,112
(11) truepacifism 1,091
(12) yesnomaybeidontknow 1,088>

Impressive work from <Kynas> so far, with steady profits day after day!

Oct-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Yeah, when you're more than tripling the No. 2 guy, you know that you're doing well.
Oct-15-17  Kynas: Can we end this Leg now? :)
Oct-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Betting is now open on the first big game of TCEC Season 10: Gull vs. Komodo.
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