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Chessgames Bookie
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen May-01-16
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.

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<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. Full Member

   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1571 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-01-16 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: I would like to congratulate all those that won prizes. <chessgames> gave out some nice goodies this Championship Leg. This was an amazing group to work with. You the bettors came to play! The chessbucks were flying from the get go! Thanks for a super exciting ...
   Apr-30-16 chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: I sent you an e-mail.
   Apr-28-16 Wesley So (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Who would have dreamed Wes would get a chance to play Garry Kasparov. Unbelievable! Go Wes!!!
   Apr-26-16 juan31 chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: <chessgames> has answered you in the ChessBookie forum <juan31>.
   Apr-21-16 Carlsen vs N Grandelius, 2016 (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Holy Smokes! What a mess. C'mom Nils hold the draw. I need to take as many chessbucks as I can from this group. ;)
   Mar-24-16 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   Mar-14-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Lots of pawn play goin' on here.
   Mar-11-16 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Then why didn't ya?
   Mar-02-16 Aeroflot Open (2016) (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: The betting booths are now open for the Aeroflot Open! ChessBookie Game
   Mar-02-16 Women's World Chess Championship (2016) (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: The betting booths are now open for the Women's World Championship! ChessBookie Game
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  Chessgames Bookie: Tomorrow (Fri. 4/29) is the final day of the ChessBookie Championship Leg. There's no holding back now. Time to put it into high gear if you want to move up in the standings.
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  FSR: <Carlsen - Eljanov : Carlsen [cash in ticket] 10000 YOU WIN! COLLECT 16513>

Thank you, Magnus!

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  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. This Championship Leg has been great fun.

And <WinKing> has been a great bookie!

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  Chessgames Bookie: The Championship Leg is officially over.
I will notify <chessgames> to look over numbers & then we can congratulate our winner!
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  offramp: Is the chess bookie Tom Waits's younger brother?
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  wordfunph: <Norway Chess 2016 Round 8: Aronian - Carlsen : Aronian [cash in ticket] 200 YOU WIN! COLLECT 1664 15:2 8.32 1,664 Apr-28-16>


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  TIMER: Thankyou Karposian for the early congratulations but I guess we have to technically wait for Chessgames number checks first. But I am happy with my result ofcourse.
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  Chessgames Bookie: I sent an e-mail to <chessgames> yesterday to let them know they should check every thing over. Sorry for the delay but sometimes the wheels turn slowly down there. Thank you all for your patience.
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  WinKing: While we are waiting for <chessgames> response here are some interesting facts from this past Championship Leg.

You the bettors wagered over $5,200,000 chessbucks this leg. An incredible # for sure! You the bettor wagered on over 800 events. There were 21 opens, tournaments, matches & championships that were wagered on. In no particular order they were:

Tata Steel 2016
Tradewise Gibraltar 2016
Moscow Open 2016
Match Bicontinental de Ajedrez 2016 Villagra - Yifan Hou Women's FIDE Grand-Prix 2015/16
Zurich Chess Challenge 2016
Cappelle la Grande 2016
Batavia Chess Tournament 2016
Aeroflot Open 2016
FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2016: Muzychuk - Hou World Chess Candidates Tournament 2016
Reykjavik Open
Grenke Chess Open
Polish Championship 2016
Karpos Open
16th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2016 (Thai Open)
18th Dubai Open
2016 U.S. Chess Championship
2016 U.S. Women's Chess Championship
Norway Chess 2016
Women's FIDE Grand Prix Batumi 2016

As far as the bookie's cut goes(the 'juice') - $144,801

The ChessBookie job was a fun & rewarding experience that I look forward to doing again in the future. Hope you all had as fun of a ride as I did.

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  Golden Executive: While we are waiting for the official announcement of the winners, I want to congratulate <WinKing> for his magnificent job as the bookie in this long long championship leg. Thanks for all your hard work <WK>!
Premium Chessgames Member First things first, congratulations to TIMER for winning the 2016 Chessbookie Championship!

I will return later with the official confirmation of the other winners.

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  Chessgames Bookie: Congratulations <Timer> on a leg well played! I would have congratulated you sooner but I saw that as a jinx. Now it's official. Enjoy all those cool prizes! ;)
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  FSR: Congratulations, TIMER!
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  Annie K.: Thanks to <WinKing> for running an excellent Championship leg as a first Bookie stint, hope to see you back again too!

And congratulations to TIMER and all the winners. :)

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  TIMER: Thankyou <>,<Chessgames Bookie>, <FSR> and <Annie K>.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Congratulations to <TIMER> and the other winners, and many thanks to <WinKing> for his hard work as Bookie!

The Spring Leg will start as soon as the Winter Leg has been completely wrapped up.

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  Golden Executive: Congratulations to <TIMER>, the 10th ChessBookie Champion of the World!
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  eternaloptimist: Congrats to <TIMER> on winning the Championship Leg of Bookie! I'm impressed that u won by such a huge margin. I'd like to say job well done to the rest of the people who finished in the top 10 & thx to WinKing who did a superb job as Bookie!
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  WinKing: Thanks <Karposian>, <GE>, <Annie K.> ,<Switch> & <eternaloptimist>! It was my pleasure running this game! Need a bit of a rest now but I will be back at it in the future if Daniel still wants me. ;)
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  WinKing: Here is how I feel about the bettors wagering this past leg:

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  eternaloptimist: <WinKing> U r welcome.
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  TIMER: <Switchingquylthulg> Thankyou, I always had to be on my guard with you behind me.

<Golden Executive> Thankyou, it never stops feeling good being called that!

<eternaloptimist> Thankyou. It is funny as I was outright last on about -6000 after the first week, so it seems I got all my bad runs out the way early. Then it was basically up all the way.

Premium Chessgames Member The 2016 ChessBookie Champion of the World is:

<< TIMER >>

Finishing with 83,107 chess bucks. He wins a $50 Chessgames Store Gift Certificate, 1 free year Chessgames Membership, and a Chessgames T-Shirt of his choice... plus, most importantly, he wins coveted 2016 Chessbookie Championship Trophy, a one ounce ingot made out of solid 99.9% pure silver! (look and covet:

The 2016 Silver Place Runner-Up with 34,681 chess bucks is << jared10001 >> who wins a $25 Chessgames Store Gift Certificate, 1 free year Chessgames Membership, and a Chessgames T-Shirt of his choice.

Bronze place <<Touch of Knight>> with 30,913 chess bucks will receive 1 free year Chessgames Membership, and a Chessgames T-Shirt of his choice.

Other winners:

(4) centralfiles (28,692) - 1 free year membership

(5) pmosteo (27,931) - $25 Chessgames Store Gift Certificate

(6) SwitchingQuylthulg (27,283) - $25 Chessgames Store Gift Certificate

(7) FSR (22,435) - $25 Chessgames Store Gift Certificate

(8) 4tmac (22,011) - Chessgames T-Shirt of His Choice

(9) Beholder (21,931) - Chessgames T-Shirt of His Choice

(10) Kynas (21,537) - Chessgames T-Shirt of His Choice

Note to all T-Shirt winners, I will need to know (1) your name & address, (2) your size (S, M, L, XL), (3) your preferred style (Morphy, Fischer, CG Logo.. see here, and finally please let us know a second choice of shirt in case we don't have the style you want in your size.

All 1-year memberships have been activated.

We will contact you via email soon to give out the gift certificate codes.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everybody for playing in the 2016 Chessbookie game. The new season will start in a few days, and SwitchingQ has volunteered to be your bookie.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: I would like to congratulate all those that won prizes. <chessgames> gave out some nice goodies this Championship Leg.

This was an amazing group to work with. You the bettors came to play! The chessbucks were flying from the get go! Thanks for a super exciting Championship leg.

This is <WinKing> signing off until next time.

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  Penguincw: Excellent job by <WinKing> for being bookie in the longest leg ever. Never easy taking on the Championship leg (or pretty much any leg, for that matter).

Congrats to <TIMER> for being ChessBookie champion, with a record 83,107 cbs, breaking the previous record by <SwitchingQuylthulg> of 80,924 cbs. Interesting to note <TIMER> also holds the unofficial record of <LOWEST> net worth as well of -135,508 cbs in Spring 2008. Also, with this victory, it remains the case that no non-championship leg winner has gone on to win the championship leg that very season. Well, the lone exception is <Barok Espinosa> in Spring 2009.

Although <Switch> "fails" to become the first back-to-back champion (and 3 time champion), he does become the only reigning champ to place in the top 10 in the championship leg following the win (he did it in 2012-13 as well). Congrats to him for hitting top 10 in 5 straight legs he has played in, and good luck hosting the Spring Leg, again. Oh, and this is the 20th time he finished top 10 in a leg.

Other than that, congrats to <4tmac> and <Touch of Knight> for their 6th and 5th championship leg top 10 finish, respectively. Congrats to <centralfiles> for becoming just the 2nd user (<Fredrik>, Spring 2007) for winning the Spring Leg, and finishing top 10 in the following Championship Leg.

Congrats to all the top 10 finishers. Congrats to all 34 qualifiers for achieving history, as this is the first (or second, not sure) time in ChessBookie history, that not a single non-qualifier even managed to place top 12, <ONCE> during a Championship Leg. I think the highest was <TheFocus> (18th?), 9313 cbs, Mar/17/2016. This was all despite receiving Pay Day and a record long leg.

And here are the final standings among non-qualifiers:

updated Sun May 01, 20:02
User, Net Worth

19. Appaz 6,549
20. madquick 6,422
21. Zhbugnoimt 6,165
22. yiotta 5,264
23. Naniwazu 4,530
24. Keyser Soze 4,015
25. crazyim5 3,971
26. fm avari viraf 3,970
28. pakis 3,900
29. dontwakedaddy 3,869
30. eternaloptimist 3,752
31. QR1 3,699

Well, see you all in a couple of days.

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