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dakgootje
Member since Aug-04-05
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet
Folge dem Wege geradeaus,
meide die Tiefen des Meeres,
doch hab ich solch Wort hinter mir gelassen.
Der Mond scheinet auf jedem Wege,
wie die, in der Dunkelheit, wie Diamanten schwimmenden Fische; heiss wie durch Zufall Mensch - und hier bin ich.
Was hatte ich zu befurchten,
mit was zu kampfen,
bald ist es Zeit die Lasten zu legen.
Erteile mir noch mehr Kraft,
Kraft zur Liebe.
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet,
mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet.

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Bio as it used to be:

<I dont have any favorite players normally, though Josef Emil Krejcik is brilliant =)

call me dakgootje, dakkie, dak, gootje or whatever you like ;-)

Lack any opening knowledge and thus improvise them quite often. well not always, i know some basic e4-openings... But i improvise on d4, sicilian, kings gambit and uhm caro kann and philidor and english etc etc etc =P but hey, i do know some of the names! =)

Improved a lot on openings lately, keep that in mind if you ever play versus me =P

There are three sides to every story-- yours, mine, and the truth

Still dont know what to studie next year but "you should view higher education as more of a matter for your self-development, rather than as training for a specific job." (quote-credits to mojo)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me as a friend.>

Docendo disco, scribendo cogito

My forum name is actually a reference to a childrens song:

<Oh Children, hear the Geese,
its cry will make you shiver.
For yet it knows that we will feas'
on tasty meat, and its liver.>

Cheers ^^

NOTE: I will not accept any fights, drama, name-calling and similar in my chessforum. They will all be deleted, no exceptions and no warnings. As it seems, there are other places to do such things.

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   Nov-01-14 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: That'd certainly be a shame ;D Or Karjakin winning, that would kill my prospects today as well. So I'll just go support Caruana today :) Good luck to you as well, and doubly-so if you're cheering for Caruana :) Heh, I only just got my bets in. Got to my computer 20 minutes before ...
 
   Oct-22-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
 
dakgootje: <keypusher: I have to say, I'm becoming a Jobava fan -- he's one of the more entertaining players out there.> Yessss.. Well, I can't totally disagree.. I'm simply very quickly getting a dislike of his unpredictability for betting purposes :P But purely from a spectators ...
 
   Oct-20-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <Mind my words: in 10 years, the focus will have shifted away from Iran and to Pakistan. And now I hope what I just said is not a major rook blunder> I'll grant you the first part. Iran has been stable and reliable for a number of years - even though somewhat of a nuclear ...
 
   Oct-18-14 A Pavlidis vs Dimitiros Kosmas-Lekkas, 2011
 
dakgootje: Would make a nice.. friday puzzle perhaps, at 30. ? The moves are generally natural, but 33. Qxg8 needs some calculation. The point is that after 34. ..Kg7 35. Rh7+ Kg8/Kxg6 36. Rf7 is mate. And 34. ..Kf8 35. Rh8+ Ke7 36. Rh7+ transposes into the same mates.
 
   Oct-18-14 A Ivanov vs Christiansen, 1996 (replies)
 
dakgootje: I <thought> 41. Bxd5 Kf8/Kh8 42. Bxc4 would work nicely. Only 42. ..Qd2/Qc2 was a bit irritating, but hold on - we could just take the rook 43. Bxa2, so no worries, that's absolutely fine. ..Thereby completely blundering into 43. ..Qh2#. That would've been a bit embarrassing
 
   Oct-11-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Give the man a farthing for his discovery! Nope - alas, according to the recest chessforum activity, you can't have that either.
 
   Oct-08-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Yeah, that happens more often that only specialty items are on offer for a game, no straight bets. I'm not specifically awesome at straight bets, but I like to have the option as well.
 
   Oct-06-14 Keene vs Tarjan, 1975 (replies)
 
dakgootje: <It seems to make a mockery of all those wise sayings about chess and war. In this POTD, white attacks the black position where it is strongest (the Rc8), not where it is weakest. Rc8 is after all the only black piece which is defended twice.> In a way, the black king is ...
 
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Oct-28-14  centralfiles: I actually went through some games before deciding the odds were just a bit more than 1 per game. Then for some reason thinking there are 8 games dropping 500 on others. Though i did realize my mistake in time and had enough on 6-7 to make some profit. IMO there was no value on other at all there are just too many games with 0 for 9 or higher to be likely.
Oct-28-14  centralfiles: I'll be taking a break for at least 3 weeks starting now any changes in my NW is just the old bets coming due.
Oct-28-14
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  dakgootje: Ah, we currently inhabit spots 2, 3 and 4 in the leaderboard. Only timeless Timer is yet ahead.

<cf>< I'll be taking a break for at least 3 weeks starting now any changes in my NW is just the old bets coming due.>

Okay - see you then! Good luck with your other endeavors in the meantime :)

Oct-28-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <centralfiles> Good luck! We'll keep pressuring <TIMER> in the meantime... perhaps we'll be #1, #2 and #3 when you return :)
Oct-29-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: And good luck <dakkie> :)
Oct-29-14
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  dakgootje: <SQ>

You too! :)

I missed my rounds closing-time today - so I only have 1k on the line. I think I'd like to see a fair number of draws today :)

Oct-29-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Wouldn't mind that :)

Already made a c$200 profit thanks to Andreikin's 10.Qb1.

Oct-29-14
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  dakgootje: Nice job!

I'm curious whether Giri can convert his advantage against Jakovenko. Q vs RBP, and engines really like his position. I'd certainly take white as well, but wouldn't know how to convert, and probably therefore draw the game.

I mean, black doesn't really have weaknesses, and white has a piece fewer to attack any weaknesses if they appear. So I'd guess that black could hold.

Oct-29-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Nice job!

I'm curious whether Giri can convert his advantage against Jakovenko. Q vs RBP, and engines really like his position. I'd certainly take white as well, but wouldn't know how to convert, and probably therefore draw the game.>

I'd be quite happy with that against Jakovenko :)

Oct-29-14
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  dakgootje: Where is your fighting spirit?! ;D

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Giri drew Jakovenko - apparently the opening [including the trade of queen vs pieces] was played previously. They mentioned Bacrot in the pressconference, though I couldn't find the game in the cg-db. So, with no real winning chances himself, apparently Jakovenko thought the position was drawish anyways.

I checked the press conference of Gelfand - Jobava as well. Even with that run-through, I generally had no idea what was going on.

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Luckily, I don't have to - only to predict. Had a nice day, with 1k in profits :)

Oct-29-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <I checked the press conference of Gelfand - Jobava as well. Even with that run-through, I generally had no idea what was going on.>

Did it sound like they did?

I also made about c$1000 today... seems we're finally moving in lockstep. Which I'm happy with as long as I'm ahead :)

Oct-29-14
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  Annie K.: Made 2000 today... only problem is, as usual, the starting point. ;s

Was betting on Draw-Anything-Draw. :)

Oct-29-14
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  dakgootje: <Did it sound like they did? >

Yeah, more or less. To my eye there were a myriad of variations possible with utterly unclear evaluations - but they tended to agree what was probably the best move.

But Jobava did end the press conference saying that it was a very complex game.

<seems we're finally moving in lockstep. Which I'm happy with as long as I'm ahead :)>

And as long as we're doing okay -- it'd be useless to plummet in lockstep ^^

I'd be fine with that.. except for the final day of the leg :P

<Made 2000 today... only problem is, as usual, the starting point. ;s>

Ah, but now you have monies to play with! To invest! The top of the leaderboard is in your reach :o

Oct-31-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Good luck!

Unfortunately I was a bit late today... did get some closing-time bets in, but not as many as I'd have liked (and none on the Openings Triple). Some blackguard had adjusted the internal game clock so it's half a minute ahead of real time, instead of a couple minutes behind :(

Oct-31-14
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  dakgootje: Faen. I just forget my late bets <again>. That might be the third time this tournament alone :P

Even so, 800 on the line. So let's not lose yesterrounds winnings. ^^

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Good luck :)

Oct-31-14
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  dakgootje: <Some blackguard had adjusted the internal game clock so it's half a minute ahead of real time, instead of a couple minutes behind :(>

Aww.

I was just being silly myself. Was reading this interesting vacancy, and totally forgot that <more important> things were afoot.

Oct-31-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Can't say I'm happy with the triple-draw. Didn't lose much... but the odds were just so uninviting. And <TIMER> probably made a profit :(
Oct-31-14
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  dakgootje: Better than making a total loss like me ;)

Thought the DDD was rather likely this round, but -as you said- the odds were just ugly.

Oct-31-14
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  moronovich: <SETTLEMENT DATE: Nov-03-14
PROJECTED PAYOUT: 10,978 (54:1)
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2014: Tournament Winner
Andreikin>

Hope to join you,guys.

Oct-31-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <moronovich> Nice.

I have no bets on the tournament winner. Considered placing a small bet on Jobava - after today's game I'm happy I didn't :)

Oct-31-14
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  dakgootje: Oh wow, that'd be nice if it hits.

I guess I'll just continue throwing coins at the pick-3.. ;D

Nov-01-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Good luck for today's games!

Hopefully we won't have another triple-draw day...

Nov-01-14
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  dakgootje: That'd certainly be a shame ;D Or Karjakin winning, that would kill my prospects today as well. So I'll just go support Caruana today :)

Good luck to you as well, and doubly-so if you're cheering for Caruana :)

Heh, I only just got my bets in. Got to my computer 20 minutes before closing time, and only then remembered that I hadn't made my odds yet. So they might be suboddtimal :/

Nov-01-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Heh, I only just got my bets in. Got to my computer 20 minutes before closing time, and only then remembered that I hadn't made my odds yet. So they might be suboddtimal :/>

That's pretty much par for the course with me :)

I'm... OK-ish with Caruana winning. It depends on what happens elsewhere. In general, I'm also rooting against Karjakin - but not if the other Pick Three games are both drawn ;-)

Nov-01-14
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  moronovich: Morning guys !

Caruana has a fine postion (after 9.-0-0)IMHO in a position with a lot of fighting possibilities.

Good luck to you as well.

(I made counterbetting on WW/All,but it looks like money wasted)

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