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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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: And good luck <dakkie> :)|
|Oct-29-14|| ||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|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Wouldn't mind that :)
Already made a c$200 profit thanks to Andreikin's 10.Qb1.
|Oct-29-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||dakgootje: Where is your fighting spirit?! ;D
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.
Luckily, I don't have to - only to predict. Had a nice day, with 1k in profits :)
|Oct-29-14|| ||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|| ||Annie K.: Made 2000 today... only problem is, as usual, the starting point. ;s|
Was betting on Draw-Anything-Draw. :)
|Oct-29-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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. ^^
Good luck :)
|Oct-31-14|| ||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 :(>|
I was just being silly myself. Was reading this interesting vacancy, and totally forgot that <more important> things were afoot.
|Oct-31-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||moronovich: <SETTLEMENT DATE: Nov-03-14
PROJECTED PAYOUT: 10,978 (54:1)
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2014: Tournament Winner
Hope to join you,guys.
|Oct-31-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Good luck for today's games!
Hopefully we won't have another triple-draw day...
|Nov-01-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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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