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|Oct-30-16|| ||scout118: <chessgames.com: Not this it will calm any unsatisfied players this round, but to avoid this type of thing in the future I added these three clauses to the fine print found in the ChessBookie Game Help Page.|
• In the event that there are no winning bets placed on a Pick-3, Daily Double, or similar bet, the Bookie should pay all of tickets that come closest to winning. For example, in a Pick-3 anybody who had 2 out of 3 would be paid. In a daily double, having merely one of the correct outcomes would be paid. This usually destroys the odds and the winners should expect to receive little more than what they wagered.
• The bookie may, at his or her discretion, place small wagers on initial bets ('seeding') to stimulate interest in the event. If it should happen that the only money placed on the winning outcome is Bookie money, the winnings will not be redistributed to the players (as above) but instead all winnings will go to the house.
• Decisions of the bookie on matters regarding payouts, seeding wagers, canceled bets, and related matters are considered final, even if they contradict rules or guidelines found herein.>
This clarifies matters & makes it all fair & square.
I took a strong position but there was no intention of upsetting the bookie, which is basically a thankless volunteer position, as I understand.
|Oct-30-16|| ||centralfiles: Can I complain that Anand shouldve won and Bookie should award the Anand ticket...
I think that would would be most fair...|
|Oct-30-16|| ||Chessgames Bookie: Yes, players sometimes simply get an obviously wrong result, don't they? :\ Most inconvenient. I suggest you take it up with Mr. Ilyumzhinov, and as soon as he overturns the result, I'll follow suit. ;)|
The 2016 Summer leg is now over - <cg> will have to check the logfiles and announce the winners. :)
Then we're going on a short yet well-deserved vacation, but we'll be back in time to cover the upcoming WCC!
|Oct-31-16|| ||chessgames.com: I've reviewed the logs, everything seems in order. Congratulations to <Barok Espinosa> who ended on 9,463 c$ and wins a one year free membership. Also congratulations to the qualifying runner ups:|
(2) scout118 7,088
(3) Touch of Knight 6,152
(4) Sneaky 6,074
(5) SwitchingQuylthulg 6,039
(6) wordfunph 5,649
(7) centralfiles 5,558
(8) HowDoesTheHorsieMove 5,017
(9) naufallabs 4,996
(10) kereru 4,815
Give us a day or two to clean up the mess and the next season will begin.
|Oct-31-16|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
<I've reviewed the logs,>
Wrong season brah. In Canada we usually do that for Christmas, when we enjoy a fine log fire. But wet logs can ruin your Christmas!
Tonight is Halloween, you should be reviewing your costume, firecrackers and such.
|Oct-31-16|| ||moronovich: Thanks to Bookie<Annnie K> for running this leg !|
|Oct-31-16|| ||centralfiles: I'm going to have to let it go, you have no idea what kind of absurd amount of CBs Mr. Ilyumzhinov wanted to "review' it....|
|Oct-31-16|| ||WinKing: Thanks <Annie K.> for a fun filled leg! :) I was up & down like a yo-yo...par for the course.|
Congrats to all those that made the top ten cut!
|Oct-31-16|| ||OhioChessFan: <centralfiles> you should have offered Kirsan a ride on a UFO with your brother X.|
|Nov-01-16|| ||centralfiles: I did but I haven't heard from them since...|
|Nov-10-16|| ||moronovich: 2 years ago we had a "running double" during the WC Match.Could we have one again this time !?|
|Nov-10-16|| ||Annie K.: Maybe in the later rounds. There's a lot of other action going on too in the next days, plus the player pool is still small, so the market shouldn't be flooded. :)|
|Nov-15-16|| ||wallytherhino: Thank you for having WCC Round 4: Karjakin - Carlsen (Advanced) and WCC Round 4: Karjakin - Carlsen (Basic). I think we need this when there is very little chess bookie activity besides the WCC match.|
Thank you for the all the hard work and dedication chess bookie.
|Nov-15-16|| ||Annie K.: <wallytherhino> thanks, and you're welcome! I like running this game. :)|
|Nov-15-16|| ||WannaBe: Can we have Carlsen-Karjakin (Remedial)?|
|Nov-16-16|| ||Annie K.: No, because I can't decide if that should go Carlsen/Other or Draw/Other. ;p|
|Nov-18-16|| ||WinKing: When did queens come off the board in the first five games?|
Game 1: move 17
Game 2: move 20
Game 3: move 15
Game 4: move 24
Game 5: move 51
|Nov-20-16|| ||wallytherhino: Both players are closing their lines of attack and are willing to trade away pieces. Both players are playing super cautious chess.|
|Nov-28-16|| ||Chessgames Bookie: ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement!
Pay Day will be on the 1st of December.
Yes, we're only one month into the leg, but this is going to be a short one; we need to return the timetable to normal (i.e., Tata in January traditionally belongs to the Championship Leg), after last year's extra-long Championship Leg.
New Bookie players: Pay Day means that 1000 chessbucks will be added to every active Bookie player's account.
Make sure to place at least one bet before that date if you want to be included in the payout! :)
|Nov-28-16|| ||bubuli55: Just like that I'm neg 200. What do I know?|
|Dec-02-16|| ||WinKing: Coming soon (December 9th) London Chess Classic 2016!!!|
♘London Chess Classic♘ Grand Chess Tour ♗London Chess Classic♗
This tournament will run from Dec. 9th thru Dec. 18th 2016. (9 Rounds)
Participants include Adams, Anand, Aronian, Caruana, Giri, Kramnik,
Nakamura, So, Topalov & Vachier-Lagrave.
<<> London Chess Classic 2016 <>>
< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
User: lostemperor - Predict the order
the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)
User: Golden Executive -
Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>.
(3 categories to medal in)
This year will be the 10th Anniversary for this contest!
(from 2007 to 2016 - 10 years running)
User: OhioChessFan - Predict
the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal
in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.
Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Dec-03-16|| ||sydbarrett: Beware--- I LIVE [again]|
|Dec-04-16|| ||SoUnwiseDope: I am very sorry SwitchingQuythulg for everything that happened in October, it was all my fault. I made assumptions and accusations without really knowing what was going on. And I asked others to judge you based on them which looking back seems ridiculious.
And my stupid habit of using the same numbers over and over absolutely ruined the game. I just didn't realize how dumb it was. Very Sorry for that. The whole month I kept thinking how stupid it was but I never wrote that. |
I am also Sorry about all the stupid stuff I wrote, Nothing was very funny and nothing was true either. Sorry to Annie K. as well.
If anyone stopped playing I am truly sorry for that, it was really my fault the numbers thing I deserved that and I just hope the game is back to where everyone is happy with it.
Sorry Again. SwitchingQuythulg and Annie K. and everyone else who loves the Bookie game. Sorry.
|Dec-04-16|| ||WinKing: Just want you to know that the 100th game of the TCEC started at 10:30pm chessgames time(90 min. earlier than the time it was scheduled to start).|
|Dec-04-16|| ||WinKing: Games 98 & 99 were two quick draws which caused game 100 to start early.|
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