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|Jun-22-16|| ||Chessgames Bookie: The Spring Leg will end no earlier than July 15; most likely, it will end on July 23 with betting on the last round of the Bilbao Masters.|
|Jun-23-16|| ||Sneaky: Nobody wants 278:1 odds on Valencia beating Ganguly? Oh come on, stranger things have happened.
I can't quite remember when, but I bet they have.|
|Jun-24-16|| ||greed and death: <Sneaky:> Didnt some random guy beat Giri at a team event earlier this year (or maybe at the end of last year, I can't remember exactly).|
|Jun-24-16|| ||Chessgames Bookie: <wordfunph> I have an exotic for you :)|
Edmonton rd 8: Midsummer Night's Special
Good luck, and have fun!
|Jun-25-16|| ||WinKing: For the purpose of the upcoming Midsummer Night's Special bet I did an unofficial count of King moves vs. Queen moves for the first 7 rounds of the 11th Edmonton International Chess Tournament 2016. Here are my findings:|
Rd1: 33-29 (More King moves) w/No underpromotions
Rd2: 63-36 (More Queen moves) w/No underpromotions
Rd3: 57-49 (More Queen moves) w/No underpromotions
Rd4: 59-36 (More Queen moves) w/No underpromotions
Rd5: 71-27 (More Queen moves) w/No underpromotions
Rd6: 71-36 (More Queen moves) w/No underpromotions
Rd7: 41-30 (More Queen moves) w/No underpromotions
The King moves have only won the first round with rounds 2 thru 7 having more Queen moves. None of the games had an underpromotion. For the King moves to have a chance you need at least one Queenless endgame in the round from what I can see. There haven't been many of those to this point in time. Looks like the 'Yes' pick should be the odds on favorite and is so far.
|Jun-25-16|| ||wordfunph: <Chessgames Bookie> that made my day :)|
|Jun-25-16|| ||brankat: "Yes" pick is the favourite, except at 1.31 there is no money there. That's been the problem with the "mini-doubles", too. No point in betting.|
|Jul-12-16|| ||Chnebelgrind: Bilbao Rd1
|Jul-12-16|| ||WinKing: Bilbao 2016 Starts Tomorrow!!!
♘Bilbao 2016♘ Bilbao 2016 ♗Bilbao 2016♗
This tournament will run from July 13th thru July 23rd 2016.
Participants include: Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin,
Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So & Wei Yi.
<<> Bilbao 2016!!! <>>
< 2 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
User: Golden Executive -
Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 (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>.
***<lostemperor> will be back for the Sinquefield Cup tournament
on August 4, 2016***
Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Jul-13-16|| ||WannaBe: Naka's got two pawn adv on Magnus?!!? There's goes my bookie bet.|
|Jul-13-16|| ||WannaBe: Naka won (0-1) Wesley drew (1/2)|
|Jul-16-16|| ||Penguincw: A week to go before the leg ends, and just wondering: how are the Leuven Blitz tournament bets going? Are the logfiles all sorted through? Thanks. :)|
|Jul-16-16|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Sorry, you'll need to ask Daniel Freeman about the Leuven blitz bets; he was supposed to sort them out long ago, and I have no idea what's caused the delay. Last I heard, <Annie> was going to prod him; apparently that didn't help.|
|Jul-16-16|| ||Penguincw: < SwitchingQuylthulg: Sorry, you'll need to ask Daniel Freeman about the Leuven blitz bets; he was supposed to sort them out long ago, and I have no idea what's caused the delay. >|
I did (I emailed him on Tuesday), but he hasn't replied yet (normally he replies within 24 hours). :(
|Jul-17-16|| ||greed and death: IIRC, if you fix them I'll lose a ton of money so please don't. :(|
|Jul-17-16|| ||WinKing: I think Dortmund started two hours earlier today. The betting windows are still open & the games are already in progress.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||Chessgames Bookie: <WinKing> Thanks.|
|Jul-20-16|| ||wordfunph: (1) Chnebelgrind 6,347
D-D-W pick-three jackpot :)
|Jul-22-16|| ||gauer: Not sure if you guys wanted any events to follow after a new leg in July: Biographer Bistro (kibitz #14454) (includes pgn/cross-table links to the upcoming Calgary tournament and Championnat Ouvert du Québec).|
http://wyco2016chess.sk/en/live , http://www.chess-results.com/partie... or http://www.chess-results.com/tnr229... are some of the games covered for the 2016 World youth chess Olympiad at Slovakia. The 2016 USA Junior championship also just finished, with nice results by Liang and Xiong, too.
Is it best to post at (a) Chessgames Bookie chessforum , (b) User: chessgames.com , (c) <in the notes section of> PGN Upload Utility or (d) Biographer Bistro when one finds a bulk pgn source, especially when the PGN upload queue can be filled up!?
|Jul-23-16|| ||WinKing: Congratulations <Chnebelgrind> on winning the Spring Leg! You had a very strong finish - well done.|
|Jul-23-16|| ||Chnebelgrind: Thanks <WinKing> and congrats for your 3th rank. After <Touch of Knight>s strike yesterday I have decided to risk it all for the victory. In the final rd I had 12200 bucks on the line (my 8200 and 4000 loan), all of them on Draws and DDD. Half of the Money on each of this tickets was mine.
Bad luck for <Touch> who already has finished 8 times on rank 2 or 3.|
|Jul-24-16|| ||WinKing: <Chnebelgrind: In the final rd I had 12200 bucks on the line (my 8200 and 4000 loan), all of them on Draws and DDD.>|
Wow, now that's what I call 'going all in'. I just played a few hundred chessbucks on the 'longshots' which of course really had very little chance of winning.
|Jul-24-16|| ||chessgames.com: Hi folks,
<Chnebelgrind> is the official winner.
This is the point where we go over log files to make sure everything is on the up-and-up. I'll make a post tomorrow to that effect, and will hopefully be able to give a start-date for the next leg.
|Jul-24-16|| ||Touch of Knight: Congratulations <Chnebelgrind>! I was pretty sure that you would try hard in the last round. You did, and succeeded. Well done!|
|Jul-24-16|| ||Chnebelgrind: <Touch of Knight> Thanks. It is like in am bicycle race: For the finish it is better to be in second place :-)|
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