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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1105 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-13-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <Penguincw> Time count will be based from the official site http://www.sochi2014.fide.com/ . If ever a problem may arise on time count, all tickets will be refunded. In case of tie, which is very nil to happen, all tickets will be refunded.
 
   Oct-13-14 Caruana vs Tomashevsky, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Place your bets on this game's result and opening moves and win chessbucks! FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 11: Caruana - Tomashevsky FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 11: Opening Moves This game is also part of the round 11 Daily Double: FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 ...
 
   Oct-10-14 Millionaire Chess (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Place your bets on round 3 here: Millionaire Chess Open 2014 Round 3: So (2755) - Ramirez (2574) Millionaire Chess Open 2014 Round 3: Felgaer (2577) - Bu Xiangzhi (2710) Millionaire Chess Open 2014 Round 3: Holt (2571) - Yu Yangyi (2697) Good luck, and have fun!
 
   Oct-07-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Will round 6 be as exciting and full of action as round 5 was? Place your bets: FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 6: DAILY DOUBLE FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 6: Karjakin - Gelfand FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 6: Tomashevsky - Nakamura FIDE Grand Prix Baku ...
 
   Sep-19-14 Bilbao Masters (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on tomorrow's games and matches is now open: Bilbao rd 6: Aronian-Anand Bilbao rd 6: Aronian-Anand: OVER/UNDER Bilbao rd 6: Vallejo-Ponomariov Bilbao rd 6: DAILY DOUBLE ECCC rd 7: SOCAR-St. Petersburg ECCC rd 7: Novy Bor-ShSM ECCC rd 7: ...
 
   Sep-18-14 European Club Cup (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on round 6 is now open: ECCC rd 6: Malakhit-SOCAR ECCC rd 6: Novy Bor-Huginn +3.5 European Chess Club Cup: WINNER: IN-PLAY Good luck!
 
   Sep-11-14 GRENKE Chess Classic (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Round 7 markets have now been opened: GRENKE rd 7: Baramidze-Naiditsch GRENKE rd 7: Nisipeanu-Blübaum GRENKE rd 7: Nisipeanu-Blübaum: FIRST MOVE GRENKE rd 7: Wagner-Fridman GRENKE rd 7: DAILY DOUBLE Good luck!
 
   Sep-06-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Still plenty of time to place your bets: Sinquefield Cup rd 10: Nakamura-Vachier-Lagrave Sinquefield Cup rd 10: Nakamura-Vachier-Lagrave: OVER/UNDER Sinquefield Cup rd 10: Topalov-Carlsen Sinquefield Cup rd 10: Topalov-Carlsen: FIRST MOVE ...
 
   Sep-04-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Still time to place your bets: Sinquefield Cup rd 8: Caruana-Carlsen Sinquefield Cup rd 8: Caruana-Carlsen: DRAW NO BET Sinquefield Cup rd 8: Caruana-Carlsen: OVER/UNDER Good luck, and have fun!
 
   Sep-03-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Will Caruana's win streak finally end? Place your bets: Sinquefield Cup: CARUANA SPECIAL 2 Sinquefield Cup rd 7: Vachier-Lagrave-Caruana
 
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Nov-19-14
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  dakgootje: <and <dakgootje> seems out of reach.>

Not to worry - not for long ;D

Nov-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Ah, who knew, I didn't actually lose.

Well, scrap my last words in that case ;D

Nov-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: OK, I decided to hedge my bets something that I don't usually do. But this is the last chance for me to get into the $10.000 cbs club for the championship round.
Nov-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: You got momey on Anand, Carlsen, <AND> draw?!!?
Nov-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: No, Just Carlsen and draw.
Nov-21-14
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  Sneaky: Woah!

<Draw in 40 moves and under [cash in ticket] 289 YOU WIN! COLLECT 1947>

That much more for a stinking draw? Why have I been betting on Anand all this time?

I'm back in the game fellas. A couple more strikes like that, and watch out leaders!

Nov-21-14  Penguincw: Go <Sneaky>! I have 18 cbs riding on you to win the Fall Leg. Oh wait, the preseason is over (don't ask).

For the record, I also had 5 cbs on myself and 50 on a user that would've paid 19:1 odds...

Nov-22-14
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  bubuli55: < centralfiles > dropped from the leaderboard to 137. Wow
Nov-22-14  Penguincw: < 219. centralfiles -1,803 >

Ooh. Even worse! Not sure if a comeback is in the cards this time.

Nov-22-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: A comeback is always in the cards :)
Nov-22-14
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  Annie K.: ... But who the hecque is Saint Loius? ;)
Nov-22-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Saint Loius (also spelled Lojus) was a probably mythical early 6th century Christian saint supposed to have converted the pagans of southwestern and southern Germany. According to legend, he was a priest who nearly became a bishop; he was selected, and an official document to that effect was composed, but his name was misspelled on it. When the error was discovered, it was held as a sign of God's will that a different priest with a similar name should be appointed bishop instead. The dejected Loius became a missionary to the Alemanni and other Germanic tribes, and never returned; the Vita of Saint Loius states he was fed to a hungry bull and died the death of a martyr, but scholars consider this unlikely.

No mentions of Saint Loius have been found in contemporary sources; all references to him come from much later times. There is also evidence that paganistic rites continued in southern Germany beyond the supposed lifetime of Saint Loius. If he was a real proselytizer, it is likely he worked through subversion and Christian reinterpretation of the original pagan religion, rather than attempts to replace it outright.

His symbols include a half-mitre, a bull and gold coins; he is the patron saint of typographical errors and people who send e-mails to the administrators without receiving a reply. Miracles associated with him include sending e-mails to the administrators and getting answers.

Nov-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Wow, that's a very impressive and educational essay! =)

I am delighted to see once again that the cg biographies are in the hands of such talented historians. :)

Nov-23-14
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  bubuli55: < SwitchingQuylthulg > thanks. Interesting. Just wondering. Is Loius the correct spelling or the misspelled one that was submitted? Thx
Nov-23-14
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  bubuli55: It's mythical
Nov-23-14
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  bubuli55: probably:)
Nov-23-14
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  MarkFinan: SETTLEMENT DATE: Nov-24-14
PROJECTED PAYOUT: 974 (9:4)
Carlsen-Anand World Championship Match Sochi 2014 Round 11: Carlsen - Anand Carlsen
YOU WIN! COLLECT 974  300c$
[cash in ticket]  

Keke!? ;) Lol 󾓪󾓪󾓪󾓪 󾓪󾓪󾓪󾓪 󾓪󾓪󾓪󾓪

Nov-23-14  Penguincw: Kudos to <wordfunph> for "indirectly" predicting how Game 11 would end up. For Carlsen-Anand World Championship Match Sochi 2014 Round 11: Carlsen - Anand, I anticipated the draw option will be split into 45 and under and 46 and over or something, but it wasn't. Sure enough, the game wasn't drawn. There goes my 25 cbs...

And yes, I know, that's nothing.

Nov-23-14
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  ChessWriter: When does the fall leg end? After the Naka-Aronian match?
Nov-23-14  Penguincw: < ChessWriter: When does the fall leg end? After the Naka-Aronian match? >

Hehe, I wish, but usually it extends into the end of December. Of course, the Bookie can give you a more accurate answer.

Nov-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <technical draw: I'm again at the precarious 10th place. There is no where to maneuver. < Moulecules > is attacking from the rear and <dakgootje> seems out of reach. I'm going all in. That's the only way to break out (or go broke).>

It worked. I went all in on Carlsen winning and picked up 6 grand. I'm still not out of danger since 7th place is still precarious. I hope the leg ends soon so I can get 10 grand for the championship round.

Nov-24-14  Penguincw: Check out Aronian-Nakamura Showdown in Saint Louis 2014 Blitz Round 8: Aronian - Nakamura! 7:4 odds for Aronian, 4:5 for Nakamura and 9:1 (!) for a draw. Blitz games...
Nov-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Qatar Masters Open 2014 Round 1: Favorites Versus Underdogs - I see Rapport is not playing. Do we count Sargissian instead, or what?
Nov-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Yes, substitute Sargissian for Rapport if that keeps it to the top 15 seeds. The spirit of the bet remains unchanged.
Nov-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Yep, thanks. :)
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