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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1001 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-29-14 Chess Olympiad (2014)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Additional action available... Olympiad: HANDICAP SPECIAL For this wager, we have awarded several lower-ranked teams (United States, Norway 1, Vietnam and Philippines) match point handicaps to give them an even chance of keeping up with the Russians. Undoubtedly everyone ...
 
   Jul-26-14 Politiken Cup (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <waustad: With 21 players within one game of first Bu Xiangzhi can't afford to just draw out his games for 3 rounds. This could stay interesting to the end.> Sounds like gambling time! Politiken Cup rd 8: Bu Xiangzhi-Moiseenko Politiken Cup: BU SPECIAL
 
   Jul-26-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Chessgames Bookie: <Tomlinsky> Heh, that's a fun idea :) I would put the over/under somewhere around 25, but unfortunately the result would be too easy to manipulate.
 
   Jul-23-14 Biel (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the final round is now open: Biel rd 10: Harikrishna-Hou Biel rd 10: Motylev-Giri Biel rd 10: Vachier-Lagrave-Wojtaszek Biel rd 10: PICK THREE Biel rd 10: LEAST MOVES TO WIN Good luck, and have fun!
 
   Jul-20-14 Leko vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Live betting will close in a few minutes: Dortmund rd 7: Leko-Caruana: DRAW NO BET (IN-PLAY)
 
   Jul-19-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the last round is now open: Dortmund rd 7: Adams-Baramidze Dortmund rd 7: Meier-Naiditsch Dortmund rd 7: Leko-Caruana Dortmund rd 7: Ponomariov-Kramnik Dortmund rd 7: ALL GAMES DRAWN? Good luck, and don't forget the final round will start two ...
 
   Jul-19-14 Caruana vs Adams, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Live betting is now open: Dortmund rd 6: Caruana-Adams: IN-PLAY Good luck!
 
   Jul-18-14 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Live betting will close in a few minutes: Dortmund rd 5: Kramnik-Caruana: IN-PLAY
 
   Jul-18-14 Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting is now open: Olympiad (Women): RUSSIA ALLOWED TO PLAY?
 
   Jul-16-14 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Will Vachier-Lagrave remain undefeated at Biel (2014) ? Place your bets: Biel: VACHIER-LAGRAVE SPECIAL
 
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Jul-16-14  SugarDom: Lose big time on TCEC Critter - Houdini. 1000 bucks. ouch!

My fortunes hang today on Meier drawing with Caruana.

Go go Meier!

Er, I mean draw draw Meier!

Jul-16-14  SugarDom: Losing big time at Biel also!
There goes the yellow jersey. :(
Jul-16-14
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  Annie K.: ...and there goes Meier now.

Does this mean no more Watchlist updates? ;)

I'm back in the black, myself...

BTW, the Hou Special (both wins and losses) could be paid off already? :)

Jul-16-14  Penguincw: You just gotta love Leko. :)

< Dortmund rd 4: Baramidze-Leko : Draw [cash in ticket] 155 YOU WIN! COLLECT 197 2:7 1.28 197 Jul-16-14 >

Gonna go 200 next round.

Jul-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: <Penguincw> Yeah, Leko always strives for a perfect score ;-)
Jul-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessWriter: What happened to SwitchyQyething (or however you spell his name)? Was he one of the "offenders?" He's always playing.
Jul-17-14  Penguincw: < ChessWriter: What happened to SwitchyQyething (or however you spell his name)? Was he one of the "offenders?" He's always playing. >

You mean <SwitchingQuylthulg>? He's actually an "admin" this leg and won't be playing this leg.

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Jul-17-14  Penguincw: This probably doesn't happen often: I wager 55 chessbucks on an event, and win 55 chessbucks.

Biel rd 4: PICK THREE : Draw-White-Draw [cash in ticket] 10 YOU WIN! COLLECT 55 9:2 5.57 55 Jul-17-14

Jul-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: If you are playing the Dort/Biel/ACP draws betting slip, here are the lineup:

Kramnik-Caruana
Leko-Naiditsch
Ponomariov-Baramidze
Meier-Adams

Harikrishna-Wojtaszek
Vachier-Lagrave-Giri
Motylev-Hou

Vocaturo-Sutovsky
Almasi-Brunello
So-Jobava

Jul-17-14  SugarDom: The Comeback Kid.

I'm pacing my bike behind the leader to get his wind.

Jul-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: If you are playing the Dortmund/Biel Round 6 O/U 64 moves betting slip, here is the full lineup:

Caruana - Adams
Baramidze-Meier
Naiditsch-Ponomariov
Kramnik-Leko

Harikrishna-Vachier-Lagrave
Wojtaszek-Motylev
Giri-Hou

I think, personal opinion, Giri-Hou have the best chance of going over 64.

Jul-20-14  Penguincw: Thank you Pick 3. :)

ACP Golden Classic rd 7: PICK THREE : Draw-Black-Black [cash in ticket] 2 YOU WIN! COLLECT 428 213:1 214.10 428 Jul-20-14

One of only 2 tickets that won today. :|

Jul-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Go Sneaky Go! :)

http://www.melting-mindz.com/Go-Sne...

Jul-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: re Olympiad (Women): RUSSIA ALLOWED TO PLAY?

I think this article (where the organisers said they will allow the relevant teams to play) means <YES>: http://en.chessbase.com/post/organi...

Jul-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <whiteshark> It does seem likely now that the <YES> ticket is a winner, but we will wait for further developments before paying it off.
Jul-21-14  MarkFinan: I was just about to ask the same. So they're taking part and us "Yes" gamblers get paid? Well if they've played a game then they're participating.
Jul-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessWriter: "You mean <SwitchingQuylthulg>? He's actually an "admin" this leg and won't be playing this leg."

Relief!

Jul-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: To the moooooooooooooooon!!!

<ACP Golden Classic rd 7: PICK THREE : Draw-Black-Black [cash in ticket] 2 YOU WIN! COLLECT 428> I'll keep putting down 2 bucks on every pick three nobody else wants, every day, all day.

Plus this didn't hurt:

<Dortmund rd 7: Ponomariov-Kramnik : Ponomariov [cash in ticket] 25 YOU WIN! COLLECT 151>

Kramnik is like that little girl the children's poem:

There once was a player,
A Kasparov slayer,
With quite an expansive forehead.
When he was good,
He was very good indeed,
But when he was bad he was horrid.

Jul-22-14  MarkFinan: Still not paid out for the Russian women's team? They've either played or they haven't, and... I need the dough bro 😄
Jul-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <MarkFinan: Still not paid out for the Russian women's team? They've either played or they haven't, and...>

...the latter is the case. It would be a miracle if they <had> played, given that the first round is scheduled for August 2 - which, as it happens, is also the scheduled settlement date.

<Olympiad (Women)
RUSSIA ALLOWED TO PLAY?
MINIMUM BET: 5 CURRENT HANDLE: 4,229 CLOSES: Jul-19-14 <PAYS: Aug-02-14 >>

Jul-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessWriter: Boy, oh, boy, WWW doesn't mean White, White, White: It means Win, Win, Win! Crazy catastrophe befalls Black today on the boards of Biel. ChessWriter rises again.
Jul-26-14  kereru: What's the deal with Timman and rook captures? Why is there an option to bet on this specifically?
Jul-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <kereru> It's because I like to introduce unusual but (hopefully) interesting bets, and if I can combine them with oblique popular culture references, all the better.

There are several reasons for the Timman/rook capture bets. Firstly, Timman is one of the best-known (and, even today, strongest) players in the field, and people like to bet on players they know. Secondly, when one side is a heavy favorite (as Timman has been in these games) I like to spice things up; for instance, the Olympiad will soon begin, and in round one Russia will likely face a team of 2300 players. Rather than asking "will Russia win?" (to which almost everyone would reply 'yes, duh') I will probably ask "will Russia win 4-0?" Timman isn't nearly that heavy a favorite, but the same principle applies.

Thirdly, Timman's play has looked quite vulnerable in this tournament. For example, in round one he did win (without capturing anything with his rooks, incidentally), but he had to work hard for it; as late as around move 50, his opponent (rated 600 points lower) still had drawing chances. This vulnerability makes Timman bets interesting - anything can happen, as Timman vs J O Fries Nielsen, 2014 showed.

Fourthly, there's the oblique popular culture reference - in this case, to the band "America" and their 1974 hit song "Timman", in which they deplore the way he never seems to find much use for his Rs.

Jul-26-14  Tomlinsky: You like unusual bets <CB>? How about giving odds on how many times the word 'positional' will be uttered between each move in Chessgames Challenge: The World vs Naiditsch, 2014?
Jul-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <Tomlinsky> Heh, that's a fun idea :) I would put the over/under somewhere around 25, but unfortunately the result would be too easy to manipulate.
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