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|Mar-29-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: • And we've added another proposition bet:
FIDE Candidates rd.14: LONGEST GAME
|Mar-30-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: We're going over the logfiles now to make sure everything is kosher and will announce the winners of the Championship Leg shortly.|
|Apr-01-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: Sorry for the delay folks. Let me say with certainty that User: Absentee is the winner of the 2013/14 Chessbookie Championship, and congratulations to him!|
I'm still investigating a discrepancy further down the list. Soon I'll post the full list of winners and prizes. Your patience is appreciated.
|Apr-01-14|| ||WannaBe: I think my total sum is missing a few zeroes, too.|
|Apr-01-14|| ||Stonehenge: Reposted from Dec-29-13:
Stonehenge: <3. The final leg of the year is special, in that the winners and runners up of the previous three legs will start the Winter Leg with 10,000 chessbucks instead of the normal 1,000.>
Isn't this a little unfair? Someone who wins all three legs gets 10000 but someone who only finished in tenth place once also gets 10000.
What about this system:
*Extra* chessbucks to be added in the Winter Leg (on top of the normal 1,000):
1st place: 5000
|Apr-01-14|| ||OhioChessFan: The system is what it is. I will forever object to <1/4> of the year having a small group of people given a stake <10> times as large as everyone else. A much shorter playoff leg with only those people? Sure. But 25% of the year with that kind of head start? Patently unfair. But I don't expect it to change, and that's okay.|
|Apr-02-14|| ||dakgootje: I don't know - it's not impossible. This year I made the top-10 starting with only 1k; and if memory serves last year Chnebelgrind actually won - despite starting at 1k.|
However, that said.. If this were a beta, and we'd be commissioned to propose a good championship leg - I don't think I'd vote for this. Perhaps smaller differences [e.g. 5k] or perhaps something like stonehenge proposes. However those aren't strong sentiments - it currently works, so if the set-up would stay the same, I'd be fine with that as well.
|Apr-02-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Three non-qualifiers made the top 10 this year (according to the current standings), with a fourth in 11th place and a fifth who was actually in the lead at one point. It's not at all impossible, or even ridiculously difficult, to catch up... if you're competent, that is.|
|Apr-02-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Not at all impossible, not ridiculously difficult, but still unfair. As for the people who make it, sure, the field has so many entrants viz the qualifiers that some can sneak in. I realize this is all all academic, since I see little chance of it changing. As for competence, well, I guess my 1000 was a bit better than your negative 28,000.|
|Apr-02-14|| ||wordfunph: congratulations to the 8th ChessBookie Champion of the World --- <Absentee>!|
2014 = Absentee (36,448)
2013 = Chnebelgrind (40,739)
2012 = SwitchingQuylthulg (80,924)
2011 = AnimusEtOblivio (48,376)
2010 = Barok Espinosa (75,984)
2009 = holland oats (54,230)
2008 = percyblakeney (25,845)
2007 = iron maiden (27,833)
|Apr-02-14|| ||notyetagm: <CHESSBOOKIE>
When does the next leg start? With the <2014 RUSSIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP>?
|Apr-05-14|| ||wordfunph: tiktaktiktak...waiting for the magic 10.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||chessgames.com: Could positions 3-6 please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,|
Thanks in advance.
|Apr-07-14|| ||wordfunph: chessgames.com,
email sent, please check.
|Apr-14-14|| ||technical draw: I'm in 246th place and proud of it. Why? I'm ahead of Switchy!|
|Apr-14-14|| ||dakgootje: 246th place?
By the time they've worked out all discrepancies, you'll make top-10! :)
Speaking of which guys:
Don't want to rush you, but the 20th the Gashimov memorial starts with a line-up of <Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Radjabov>. So it'd be nice to start the new leg with that tournament if possible.
|Apr-15-14|| ||juan31: <Chessgames Bookie>: i want to remeber you that many user want to play again in your space, i now are rules and date for each contest, but in the other side, are user that want to have action, to show you that here in chessgames.com are good debtors.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||wordfunph: amen with <juan31>, lifeless without bookie fireworks :(|
let there be fire, would you <bookie>?
|Apr-16-14|| ||dakgootje: Let there be Light!|
|Apr-16-14|| ||chessgames.com: Again I apologize for the delay; winners will be announced at midnight tonight. I want to reiterate this final call:|
<Could positions 3-6 please contact us at email@example.com,
I'm still waiting on an email. Failure to do this will jeopardize your standing.
|Apr-17-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: And the winner ... the 8th Chessbookie Champion of the world ... displaying both skill and luck ... is none other than << Absentee >> with 36,448 chessbucks!|
Absentee will win a $100 Gift Card which is as good as cash at The Chessgames Store, and a free year of Chessgames.com premium membership.
Taking the silver, with 27,344 chessbucks, is <Touch of Knight> who wins a $25 Gift Card and a free year of Chessgames.com premium membership.
The bronze goes to <wordfunph> whose 19,380 chessbucks wins him a choice of any T-Shirt from the Chessgames T-Shirt Shop and a free year of Chessgames.com premium membership. (wordfunph: please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your selection of shirt and size, plus mailing address.)
The other 7 runner-ups all win a free one-year Chessgames membership and automatically qualify for the 2014/2015 championship.
(4) Golden Executive 16,892
(5) Diademas 15,644
(6) dakgootje 14,433
(7) Robin01 13,900
(8) ManicSquirrel 12,795
(9) martin moller 12,379
(10) Annie K. 10,992
To the winners of Gift Cards: we will contact you shortly via email with your gift code.
Thanks to everybody who participated, congratulations to all the winners, and good luck with the Spring leg which will start soon.
|Apr-17-14|| ||Diademas: <Chessgames Bookie>
Thank you for hosting and the prize!
Congratulations to all the other winners.
|Apr-17-14|| ||Absentee: Hello, probably due to a problem with mail forwarding I haven't received the gift code. Could you kindly resend the email? Thanks!|
|Apr-17-14|| ||ManicSquirrel: Thank you so much for your generosity, Chessgames! I'm very much looking forward to seeing how the other half live.|
|Apr-17-14|| ||technical draw: <ManicSquirrel> See, Santa Claus delivers!:|
<Dear Santa, More than anything I would love a secret underwater base for Christmas. If for some reason this isn't possible, would it be possible to get a premium membership to Chessgames? Truly yours, MS>
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