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   Karposian has kibitzed 2574 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-10-16 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Karposian: <Jim Bartle: Bush looks like he's just trying to keep going, no matter how badly his showings, in the hope that Rubio and Kasich drop out and he becomes the only establishment, "sane" candidate left.> Yes, it does indeed seem like that, and since Jeb has got a big war chest,
   Feb-06-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Karposian: <Party Animal>, <TheFocus> Thanks for the information, guys. I think I must get myself this BBC set. Really looking forward to hear this stuff.
   Feb-05-16 Karposian chessforum (replies)
Karposian: <MarkFinan: Check this out for national jubilation..> Thanks, very fun to watch. Superbly taken free kick. And to deliver under that immense pressure, in the very last play of the game. David Beckham seemed to have a terrific "touch", the rare ...
   Feb-04-16 TIMER chessforum (replies)
Karposian: <TIMER: Your post went from belief you can still win, to just being glad to compete- almost!> LOL. Yeah, I guess what I mean is that I really do think I can win it, but I acknowledge the difficulty in doing so when I have to compete with such illustrious adversaries as ...
   Feb-04-16 MarkFinan chessforum (replies)
   Feb-03-16 Tradewise Gibraltar (2016) (replies)
Karposian: <sonia91> Thanks for the information. I was obviously wrong about this. Well, in that case <JoeBerylwood> is absolutely right, the chances are indeed very good for some big playoffs tomorrow, shall be interesting to watch.
   Feb-03-16 S Mihajlov vs D Kollars, 2016
Karposian: <HeMateMe: Bogo-ing for Kollars!> Well, at least it's an improvement over "Bang a Jong", I'll give you that.
   Jan-31-16 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
Karposian: <Penguincw: You, aside from that practice event last month, always have had a bad performance.> Always? Strange thing to say. I just finished this event at 7th, 6th, and 4th. That's not a bad performance. I'll tell you about a bad performance: finishing 20th, 20th and 20th.
   Jan-31-16 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Karposian: <Penguincw: HOF> Well, I've surpassed <imag>. That means you're next :)
   Jan-31-16 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
Karposian: Thanks, <Golden Executive>, for running this great contest. It's always a pleasure participating. Big congrats to <OCF> for being the only player to beat DRAWER in the Standard Ranker. With a drawing percentage as high as 67% in a 13-round tournament, to get ahead of ...
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  Karposian: <WinKing> You are very welcome, my friend!
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  MarkFinan: I thought you might have took a drop at the chessbookie's today with Adams and the other guy (Ejlanov?) winning. I keep climbing steadily but it's going to take some heavy bets to reach the top 5 let alone the number one spot. Next round I'm betting heavy, I'm guessing there will be lots of draws.
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  Karposian: <MarkFinan: I thought you might have took a drop at the chessbookie's today with Adams and the other guy (Ejlanov?) winning.>

Yeah, a difficult round but I managed to gain a little bit, actually. It's been a good week so far.

<I keep climbing steadily but it's going to take some heavy bets to reach the top 5..>

Well, I'm already in the top 5, so when you get there, please don't push *me* out of the top 5, push out someone else :)

Yes, I'm currently 5th, but I want more! I want to win! <centralfiles>, who is at 1st, has already piled up almost 24,000 cbs, so I may have to take bigger risks in order to close the gap. And then there's always <the switchmaster> to worry about..

But we have both started well, <Mark>. We are on the Leaderboard, and lots of time to climb even further.

By the way, I've noticed that <sydbarrett> is in trouble. He's down at 28th-29th or something. That's a bit surprising, <FSR> has had a modest start also, though nowhere as bad as <syd>. Another of the pre-favorites, former champ <Chnebelgrind>, has also had a disappointing start. Well, good for us, I guess!

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  MarkFinan: We'll forever be playing catch up with people like Switch, Chnelly and Fiddy Centraflies. They've been playing for years and know <exactly> what they're doing. I once asked Switch how he does it and he came up with numbers, odds and figures only some kind of professional gambler could! I don't much about Switch but it wouldn't surprise me if he made a living from gambling. I'll try and find the post for you, see if you can understand it. But you're doing well Karpy, I'm making tiny 100 cb gains which isn't enough to win. I put my first ever 1000 cb bet on a Carlsen game the other day.... Waiting for the results reminded me of waiting for the "Bidi printer" football results on a Saturday tea time as a kid, lol. I was nervous as hell.
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  MarkFinan: And Syd-B is also a good player which is crazy to think he basically came out of the clear blue sky and beat people like Switch! I put myself in Division 1. FSR and Syd (and others I'm forgetting right now) are Championship level. Switch et al are Premier League. I feel like when Bradford played Arsenal going up against the current leader board!

Btw. I got a 24hr suspension for saying "Nuno". He called TheFocus, a good friend of mine, a "soft Jew" and Messi an "autistic <overrated> dwarf!". LOL. He's cracking up <AGAIN> 😂

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  Karposian: What on earth does "soft Jew" even mean??

Anyway, the 24hr suspension was really unfair, <Mark>. Not everyone is treated the same here on <CG>, or so it seems..

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  MarkFinan: <Karposian: What on earth does "soft Jew" even mean??>

#AskNuno!? The guy's mental.

<Anyway, the 24hr suspension was really unfair, <Mark>. Not everyone is treated the same here on <CG>, or so it seems..>

I said <exactly> the same to Freeman. I'm not bothered about the suspension anyway, I'm bothered about the way Daniel handled it. He said to me that Nuno is "A nutcase!" and then suspends me for using someone's Christian name. I never got a reply from him but I did call him a coward and an asś hôle.

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  MarkFinan: I put a back up bet on Nigel Short's opponent at 27/1. Good job I did. I had two 250 cb losing tickets today
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  Karposian: Yes, can be a smart tactic to have back up bets sometimes. I lost 100 cbs on Fressinet, and I didn't have any backup, unfortunately. Still, no major harm done. Tomorrow is another day.
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  Karposian: Things are heating up on the Championship leg Leaderboard, two weeks in and <TIMER> had a fantastic day today, catapulting himself to the no.1 spot with 30k cbs.

I had a good day too, and climbed back up into the Top Five, so I'm still very much in contention and my dream of becoming the 10th World Chessbookie Champion is still on!

In other news: one of the big favorites beforehand, <chnbelgrind>, is more or less out of the running after only two weeks of play, he's got a mountain to climb to get back in it,

Of the non-qualifiers, <Paulov> is the best contestant so far, at 25th with 6,777 cbs. He's done remarkably well, and has already surpassed 10 of the 34 qualifiers. Impressive!

<Penguincw> is in 34th place, but 7th among the n-q's. So, in our internal rivalry I lead him in every meaningful comparison, except for winnings percentage-wise. In that category he has gained app. 125%, while I have gained app. 95%.

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  Penguincw: I'm up to 5th among the non-qualifiers, and so are you. The only difference, I remain ahead in profit %, you on overall profit (there should be some intermediate stat).
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  Karposian: <Penguincw: there should be some intermediate stat>

Yeah, it seems an easier task to go from 1k to 2k, than from 10k to 20k. But, on the other hand it seems a lot easier to gain, say, 5k starting out with 10k, than if your initial net worth was only 1k.

So I'm not at all surprised that you lead percentage-wise, while I lead in overall profit in our internal competition.

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  TIMER: Karposian I just wanted to make an interesting comment.

I was down at about -6000 chessbucks networth in outright last place earlier this leg since then I made 36000 profit in a week. Someone starting on 1000 chessbucks likewise could already be up there near the top too.

But ofcourse this high risk strategy risks the crash which I began with in the first place.

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  Karposian: <TIMER> Wow, what an impressive run you've had! Gaining 36k in a week, I'd call that a good week, huh? That's really, really impressive. I tip my hat for you, sir!

<Someone starting on 1000 chessbucks likewise could already be up there near the top too.>

Yeah, it obviously can be done. But keep in mind that the non-qualifiers can only borrow 500 cbs when they start the leg, and their betting cap is only 200 cbs. The 10k guys, on the other hand, even if they crash, they can usually still borrow more chessbucks and have higher betting caps than the 1k guys.

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  TIMER: Thankyou for complimenting me Karposian.

With respect to your last comment bear in mind I was 7000 chessbucks behind someone starting on 1000 which might more than counteract initial betting limits, especially as they can already bet 500 once they reach 1500.

Years ago there was a 200 max bet for all in the negatives, however I still managed to make 12000 chessbucks profit but unfortunately I was recovering from 13000 in the red that time!

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  MarkFinan: I'm going for it the next round. I'm getting left behind here. I'm already 550 cb's down from cock up's at the chessbookie's so I really need to start taking a risk now. I could sit on my current net worth until the last few days of this round and still have a decent finish, but being 10th only means you're the 9th best loser. So I said I'm going to win this leg (And beat Cuddlebumps in the process, lol) and try I shall. I don't fear losing anything so I certainly aren't afraid of losing at the chessbookie's.
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  Karposian: Yeah, you probably have to start taking a risk, <Mark>. I'm in a better position than you at the moment (at 5th place right now), but even I may have to take bigger risks if I want to close the gap to <TIMER> and <Switch>. These two are currently running the show, both are around 30k, and it's only been a little more than two weeks of the leg!

Against such great players, you've really got to go for the kill.

<So I said I'm going to win this leg>

I'm sorry <Mark>, but you've got this all wrong. The Championship leg will eventually be won by yours truly. KARPOSIAN will be victorious! (I admit I may be a little full of myself sometimes, but we're all chessplayers here after all, we usually have inflated egos).

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  MarkFinan: We shall see Karpy, we shall see :)

And I made 1000 cb's today so I'm on the right track. I had a 600 bet and the rest 300 and 400s's. Only one lost but <if> it'd paid off I'd have 12000 plus now. Already a 3rd of the way through the leg, time's flying.

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  MarkFinan: Just showing you this so feel free to delete. He's now <admitting> what he's been doing to me saying I deserve it! LOL. He's lost his mind... Again. I heard he got suspended so the breakdown begins in 5,4,3,2....

<Keyser Soze: <stevie> Not worries bro. Don`t listen to my shadow here. .<Everything I do (did) has a reason. Some people deserves.>>


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  Karposian: <MarkFinan: He's now <admitting> what he's been doing to me saying I deserve it!>

Yeah, I saw that post in the Cafe just now. Perhaps you should save that post he made in case he gets <CG> to delete it later.

Unbelievable. The advice you gave <Stevie> was spot on, <Mark>. It's really sad that one cannot give out a little personal information without having to fear that some weirdo will make use of it to cause all kinds of problems, but that's just the way it is.

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  MarkFinan: Very true, Karpy. Anyways I can't be arsed with him. He needs help he isn't going to get from chessgames dot com. I think when you spend years and years collecting photos, paying for court archive information, creating fake accounts and emailing someone to distraction, you have serious mental health issues. I'm starting to pity him.

Anyway (I'm sorry to keep worshipping at the alter of the Messiah, lol) check this out.. It's from after Brazil 14 but the stats are based from 2010 WC to the 2014 WC and they're astonishing. It's a bit of a read but....

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  MarkFinan: I made another gain at the chessbookie's today. I lost a 650 wager too but I aren't bothered. This tournament is easier to bet on than the major ones because of the huge gap in rating points. If I keep winning 500 cb's per round I'll be there or thereabouts come the end of the leg.
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Check this out for national jubilation..

It's 2001 and we'd had a poor WC qualifying campaign. We met Greece at Wembley in the final game of the qualifiers needing the Germans (Yup. Same year we beat them 5-1!) to lose or draw their game. We're losing 1-2 and it's the 93rd minute, the 3rd minute of injury time when we got a free kick 30 yards out. It's the last kick of the game.

Up steps David Beckham and scores the goal that sent England crazy. Like the commentator says... Give him a knighthood. Lol. One day we'll win another WC. It's 50 years ago this year we last won and it's not good enough for us.

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  Karposian: <MarkFinan:

Check this out for national jubilation..>

Thanks, very fun to watch. Superbly taken free kick. And to deliver under that immense pressure, in the very last play of the game.

David Beckham seemed to have a terrific "touch", the rare ability to deliver long passes accurately (not so many are able to do that), and of course terrific free kicks like the one you showed me.

I wonder what he is filling his days with nowadays, attending posh movie premieres with Posh?

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  MarkFinan: If Beckham had had pace he would have played at the very top for a lot longer. It was a bit embarrassing watching him play as a sweeper for AC Milan. He's still an England great though, I had the same conversation with my Dad at Xmas. He says he didn't win anything therefore he isn't an England legend but he's old , lol. By that reckoning we've only ever had 11 world class players and that's not true. And when you watch this you realize why Messi said "Even if I play for 1000 years I'll never be as good as Maradona".

His balance and vision are outstanding! Now I know why Brazilians have been Butthurt for the last 30 + yrs LOL. Two Argentinian midgets later and nobody can remember old Pele.

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