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This is a page for general discussion of the Chessbookie game created by me and <Penguincw> where everyone is welcome, no exceptions. Here we are free to discuss everything we like regarding the Chessbookie game.

The Championship leg has just ended, and it has been without doubt one of the most exciting legs in history. So, you are all very much welcome to join the discussions on this page, the more the better!

Remember, there is always the support forum for the Chessbookie game, where you can get answers to any game-related questions:

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Keep in mind, however, that the official forum is first and foremost a support forum. On this forum, on the other hand, you can all "feel free to boast about your victories, and to groan about your losses" as much as you like.

Let me also remind you that <Penguincw> has been keeping track of the top 12 users who did not qualify for the Championship leg. Just go to his chessforum:

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   Karposian has kibitzed 2976 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-30-16 Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 (replies)
Karposian: There were some Sicilians played in the Bourdonnais - McDonnell Match in 1834. And I think Staunton had already played quite a few Sicilian games before this 1843 match with Saint Amant. So it wasn't exactly uncharted territory.
   Apr-30-16 Sergey A Shchukin
Karposian: <Knight13: He lives in Kentucky right now.> Kentucky Fried Shchukin.
   Apr-30-16 Karposian chessforum (replies)
Karposian: <Penguincw> Yes, but I was talking about <lostemperor>'s Tournament Prediction Contest (TPC). Anyway, the 0/5 round in the GPC didn't cost me that much, actually. Nobody scored more than 2/5 in that round, and most players scored 1/5. But what was "lucky" for me and ...
   Apr-30-16 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
Karposian: Thanks <lostemperor> for another great contest. This is always so much fun. Congratulations to the winners, and to <Penguincw> for avoiding the "triple clown" :)
   Apr-29-16 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Karposian: <Penguincw: Also congrats to <Penguincw> (that would be me)> He's always such a humble guy, isn't he?
   Apr-29-16 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
Karposian: Thank you so much for providing us with another terrific contest, <Golden Executive>. This was a very strong and hard fought contest, with 11 players scoring 60% or more. Big congrats to <lostemperor> for his two gold medals, and a very high scoring percentage (73.3%).
   Apr-29-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
Karposian: <Sokrates>' strange predictions about improving Topa-Kramnik relations seems to have some merit, after all. At the press conference they are speaking to each other! Really weird watching this.
   Apr-29-16 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Karposian: Well played, <FSR>. Me, I'm a big Carlsen fan, but not today! I made some HUGE bets on Magnus NOT to win Norway Chess, in an effort to become Chessbookie Champion of the World. Oh well, worth a try. Congrats to <TIMER>, who has the title in the bag now, I should think.
   Apr-28-16 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
Karposian: So it's your birthday, <Focus>? Well, I hope you have a really great birthday, then! I wish you all the best.
   Apr-26-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
Karposian: <chessdgc2: PawnSac...Not from Carlsen (smile)...but look at this...this isVladimir Berlinwallie Kramnik, himself? I'll bite my big toe off if Kramnik plays the Caro-Kann!!!> Well, never say never, <chessdgc2>! So far in this tournament Kramnik has enjoyed surprising ...
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  TIMER: <Karposian><<World Chessbookie Champion TIMER>> That has a nice ring to it, thankyou!

If you remember after 1 week I was in outright last place on about -6k, but I just continued going all out and by a week later I overtook Switch into first place on about 30k! So yes my strategy was to go for it at the start and it at first backfired badly but then it all came good. I know my predictions are good on average so even when I am last I know it can pick up if I keep at it.

But that high risk strategy might get me to 200k by the end but it is much too high intensity and risky and much easier to relax once you have the lead as it is not a full time job! I sat around fairly safe for a while with 30 to 40 k watching Switch behind my back, until suddenly Centralfiles jumped to 50k. Then I aimed to jump just above him so went for it that day to get my nose in front again. Then both Switch and Centralfiles crashed and I did nothing at all for over a month. Then the last week they slowly starting creeping up on me, particularly Switch. He clearly was taking big bets while I bet small catching up on me even though I was winning bets. The last two days I was forced to make big bets in case he did to stop him overtaking me by betting on events I expect to happen which would have been annoying. But I am grateful to him as he pushed me to break his own record!

May-01-16  User not found: Easy Karpy.. Leicester just <drew> with Man Utd <at> Old Trafford so they only need one point now and the title is theirs. Spurs won't win their 3 remaining games, I'll repeat that... Leicester City need <1 point> to win the most coveted league title in world football! Wow. Vardy will be back for the next game, this is unprecedented in the history of football! Man City spent more on 1 player than Leicester's entire squad and wages last summer... I feel like a Leicester fan I'm just so happy for them. Bradford City are in the playoffs whatever happens, England will win the Euro's and they say our league's aren't the best in the world! Lol. Much much much respect for Claudio Ranieri and I think he deserves his 5,000,000 bonus this season. Hope you're okay Karpy and I'll be back with a proper username by May 25th.. Ask <TheFocus>, he knows what's going on behind the scenes. I'm sooooo sooooo happy for Leicester what a season!!

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  rogge: <Unf>, actually, Leicester need 2 points, if Spurs win their three remaining games (which is unlikely, though).
May-01-16  User not found: Easy Rogge.. But they have to play Chelsea and Chelsea have just hit form and they won't lie down for a fellow London club when the titles on the line. Trust me.. Leicester draw one more game it's over
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  rogge: Yeah, they'll win the title. And I'm happy for them, Leicester deserves it!
May-01-16  User not found: Amen! And what a season it's been! When England qualified for Brazil 2014 I <knew> we'd be on the first plane home, this time I <know> we won't. Only the Germans can stop England at France16 and I'm hoping they get eliminated before we meet them, lol. It's gonna be a good summer.
May-01-16  User not found: Btw. I'm going to the Russia game.
May-01-16  User not found:

I'm 100% sure he'll be <watching>! Lol. Cmo'n Leicester

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  rogge: Hehe, sure he'll watch :)
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  rogge: Euro 2016? Germany, France, Spain, England, in that order. That's my prediction :)
May-01-16  User not found: England, Germany, France and Spain in that order for me. (maybe Belgium? I can't even remember if they qualified but only because I don't see them as a threat to our current team)I could be wrong Rogge but I've watched <too much> football over the last 12 months! Anything can happen in tournament football because once you're past the group stage it's KO time. Look at America in Brazil, so close from reaching the quarter finals by a side who were MUCH better than them but they still nearly did it. I think football rule #1 is : Never underestimate the Germans. Jay-B knows I'll be on his case this summer, haha. Can't wait mate honestly.
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  rogge: Yeah, Belgium can't be ruled out, true. They qualified convincingly.

Anyways, looking forward to it. And like Lineker said, in the end the Germans win :)

May-01-16  User not found: Always! Football is a game you play for 90 minutes and then the Germans win lol.

Check out what I'm about to post in fatty nosey Palmer's forum

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  rogge: Never mind Burger King :)
May-01-16  User not found: He ate out Burger King (at least I heard that was <his> name LOL) moved on to McDonald's and he's now on his way to 🍔 👑 the <restaurant> with his students, reciting "the black mans prayer".

To quote a well known fat bastard If you get it you get it. ;)

May-01-16  User not found:

Mental!!! What a season

May-02-16  User not found: Chelsea's record against Spurs at Stamford Bridge...

W15, D8, L0


I'm predicting a draw and the title goes to Leicester City. As a normal EPL neutral I'd usually like to see it go to the last game of the season, but not tonight. Gotta root for Leicester because it's the greatest story in the history of English football. Hazzarinho's not too happy, lol. I'm off to the pub to watch the game and if Spurs lose I'll be celebrating like Bradford City just won the EPL! And Burnley just got promoted to the premier league <again>. A real yo-yo club. We, Bradford City should be playing at Wembley in the playoff final (hopefully) so for me this is the best season for football in recent memory. The time we beat Arsenal but lost to Swansea in the league cup final was pretty special but it's all about the league. Cup runs are great but if you get promoted you play the better teams every week anyway.

Excited! :)

May-02-16  User not found: "I will be the last man to know the result"

What a genuinely lovely man. Good luck Claudio Ranieri, the whole country is behind you.

May-02-16  User not found:

Right. I'm off to get officially harrylimed for the 2nd time this weekend. Cmo'n Chelsea!

May-02-16  User not found: 2-2!!!!!!!! Leicester City win the premier league title in 8 mins. Wow. I need to calm myself, lol
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  moronovich: Wow they did it !! Congratulations to Leicester !!

Must be first time in football history that a team has won starting the season as 4000:1..."favourite" (at least as some bookies).

Team spirits prevail.

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  moronovich: Have one on me <everyone>.

All the players from the team watched the match at Jamie Vardys house.

May-02-16  User not found: Hi Moronovich. Yes they're all partying hard tonight. They'll get a guard of honour from the Everton players next week (or maybe at Chelsea on the last game of the season) and they'll be playing in the Champions League next season!! Leicester City v Barcelona. Leicester City v Real Madrid. Leicester City v Bayern Munich... It doesn't sound right, lol. They'll get hammered but I'm pretty sure their fans won't care. What a season, and they've won it with 78 points with 2 games to go. Iirc Man Utd and Arsenal have both won the EPL this century with 78 pts. I still can't believe it! Bradford in the playoffs next and then the Euros this summer.. Bliss.
May-02-16  User not found:

Moronovich.. And they were 5000/1. I had a fiver on them to qualify for the Champions League in January. I even took a screenshot of my inquiry, lol. Now to find the ticket. It'll no doubt be with my 'Messi to win the ballon D'or' ticket somewhere... IE buried under clothing and paperwork in a bedroom! I'll dig it out but I <wished> I'd have taken the 20/1 odds I could have had in January for them to win the bloody thing!

May-02-16  User not found: Just had a peep at the final league table when Notts Forrest did it in the 77/78 season. They finished with 64 pts which is 89 points in today's money but they played 4 games more back then. If Leicester win their remaining games they'll have 84 pts so they've.... Been brilliant!
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