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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1091 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-01-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Fall Leg of the ChessBookie Game is now under way, with an enthusiastic new bookie (<wordfunph>) and plenty of exciting betting action! Place your bets here... FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014: Tournament Winner FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014: Caruana ELO SPECIAL ...
 
   Sep-29-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <Penguincw> The times indicated for leaderboard updates are always off by about 20-30 minutes. (This has nothing to do with the clock that's responsible for betting markets closing at the right time; although that clock does in fact run a bit slow, it's adjusted ...
 
   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
 
   Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Still plenty of time to bet on this game (as well as Caruana's tournament performance): Sinquefield Cup rd 6: Caruana-Topalov Sinquefield Cup rd 6: Caruana-Topalov: OPENING Sinquefield Cup: CARUANA SPECIAL Good luck, and have fun!
 
   Aug-31-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Will Carlsen sign the match contract by September 10? Place your bets: World Chess Championship: CARLSEN TO SIGN CONTRACT?
 
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Sep-27-14
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  eternaloptimist: <dak> Congrats on winning this leg of bookie! U really pulled away from the pack at the end of the leg. Great job!
Sep-28-14
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  dakgootje: Thanks :)

The last week some people were trying to force the issue, so there was a lot of value - e.g. on the draws. Makes making a profit easier ^^

Congratulations on your neat net worth as well :D

<I won $60 real dollars in the local lottery. So there!>

I'll trade you 60 unreal dollars for that ^^

Sep-28-14  centralfiles: <and also to <centralfiles>, who lost about 10K a week ago, but has gained ~4K over the last few days.>

actually after leading by quite a margin for awhile I was looking forward to taking off the end of the leg as I was finding it all quite time consuming.

Then Dakkie came from nowhere and we were neck in neck. At first I hoped he'd be gone as quick as he came but soon realized who I was up against. Losing patience I made some large bets with the idea of taking a large lead or settling for a top 12 spot if it didn't work out.

They didn't work out and dakkie was now clear 1st but instead of settling for 2nd I made some huge impulsive bets to try to get to 1st place and so managed to erase all the work I had put into getting to 1st place in the beginning.

I actually lost a full 13.5K and was down to 337 cb! and couldn't even get a decent loan, but I somehow managed to win 7000 cb and end up 5th.

Sep-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <Then Dakkie came from nowhere and we were neck in neck.>

Ah, yes, that was fun :)

<At first I hoped he'd be gone as quick as he came but soon realized who I was up against.>

Fair point. That would've been a realistic possibility if I had been Switch. Then again, in that case there would've been a distinct possibility as well that he'd shoot onwards to 40k.

His inclusion in the player field tends to keep leaders on their toes ;D

Sep-28-14  centralfiles: <dakgootje:> Admit it, you totally wrote me off when I was at about 500cb.
Sep-28-14
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  Sneaky: <instead of settling for 2nd I made some huge impulsive bets to try to get to 1st place and so managed to erase all the work I had put into getting to 1st place in the beginning> Every bum in the gutters in Las Vegas sings the same sad story...
Sep-28-14
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  Sneaky: I bet on MYSELF to win the next leg. I'm disappointed nobody else did.
Sep-28-14
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  OhioChessFan: <As this leg's was the first ever Pay Day, we're particularly interested in Pay-Day-related feedback. >

I don't get it. I almost bet 1 buck on one event just to generate the extra 1000. (I don't think I made any bets this round and really don't play the game much at all anyway). I'm not sure such a bet should generate 1000 for me as opposed to someone who didn't risk 1 chessbuck.

Sep-28-14  Penguincw: Is it me, or am I actually one of the options to bet on in ChessBookie 2014 Fall Leg Champion? I don't mind at all, although I am quite surprised to be listed among these Hall of Famers. Of course, maybe I'm just there for refund purposes...
Sep-28-14
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  OhioChessFan: <Penguin: Is it me, or am I actually one of the options to bet on in ChessBookie 2014 Fall Leg Champion? >

Well, why not? You're already in 4th place:

<(1) ThunderFire234 1,000
(2) 4tmac 1,000
(3) Stonehenge 1,000
(4) Penguincw 1,000 >

Sep-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: <chessgames.com> <chessbookie>

Here's a suggestion on the number of qualifiers per leg.

How about increasing the usual 10 regular qualifiers per leg by the number of folks already qualified from the last championship leg.

For example, in the most recent (Summer 2014) leg, since wordfunph, dakgootje, Robin01, ManicSquirrel already qualified from the 2014 championship leg, then the next 4 highest scoring guys would have gone through with this modification.

This sort of levels the playing field and, in fact, the more guys competing with 10k to wager would make the championship leg even more competitive, wouldn't you think?

Your thoughts pls.

Sep-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <CF><Admit it, you totally wrote me off when I was at about 500cb.>

Of course - if only because you seemed much more of a slowly grinding-type, while your situation at that point demanded some substantial aggression.

But perhaps my initial assumption was incorrect there :)

<Is it me, or am I actually one of the options to bet on in ChessBookie 2014 Fall Leg Champion?>

I'd bet it's but a testing wager, as a final part of wordfunph's training. Just to check whether everything indeed works as he thinks it does. If memory serves at the start of the last leg, one of the first bets was whether Daniel Freeman would set himself alight with the July 4th festivity-fireworks. Also notice the PAYS: Sep-29-14 :)

That said, if the bet would be real, then Switch at 5.14 seems like a real steal :P

Sep-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <daknabbit: If memory serves at the start of the last leg, one of the first bets was whether Daniel Freeman would set himself alight with the July 4th festivity-fireworks. >

An interesting wager would be to bet on who'd win a poll of the person you'd most like to set themself afire.

Sep-29-14  Penguincw: < scout118 >

I know you didn't ask me, but I'd like to post my 2 cents: I'm on your side with this one. I'm pretty sure the only reason why they make it "Top 10 including those who already qualified" is to force those who qualify to play <again>, even though they have nothing to gain or lose. However, if they said "Top 10 excluding those who already qualified", then it might be easier for underdogs to qualify. Having only the best players in the world with an advantage isn't fair. A tournament (or championship) wouldn't be a tournament without underdogs. :)

< That said, if the bet would be real, then Switch at 5.14 seems like a real steal :P >

It's now up to 5.91. However, I'm pretty sure the only reason why it's that high is because people want to bet on themselves (other). ;)

< Well, why not? You're already in 4th place:

<(1) ThunderFire234 1,000
(2) 4tmac 1,000
(3) Stonehenge 1,000
(4) Penguincw 1,000 >
>

I got kicked down to #13. :( Any explanations for this, even though my net worth is still in a 21 way tie for 1st with 1,000?

Sep-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: <Admit it, you totally wrote me off when I was at about 500cb.> I know from experience, looks can be deceiving. From the outside all you guys see is a 500cb net worth. On my ticket pageI got a 3000 cb loan along with 3500 worth of tickets. If some of those tickets win, vavoooooooom!

By the way, what do we get for winning the practice leg?

Sep-29-14  centralfiles: <sneaky <Admit it, you totally wrote me off when I was at about 500cb.> I know from experience, looks can be deceiving. From the outside all you guys see is a 500cb net worth. On my ticket pageI got a 3000 cb loan along with 3500 worth of tickets. If some of those tickets win, vavoooooooom!>

True But I had 337 cb and no tickets and was only eligible for a 400cb loan, so it was pretty tough.

Sep-29-14  Penguincw: < By the way, what do we get for winning the practice leg? >

I see why you're asking.

< L E A D E R B O A R D
updated Mon Sep 29, 17:40
User Net Worth
(1) Sneaky 1,458
(2) Penguincw 1,418 >

Hold on. 17:40? At the time I'm writing this kibitz, it's 17:19 on my computer (and I'm in the same time zone as <cg>).

Sep-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <Penguincw> The times indicated for leaderboard updates are always off by about 20-30 minutes. (This has nothing to do with the clock that's responsible for betting markets closing at the right time; although that clock does in fact run a bit slow, it's adjusted often enough it's seldom off by more than a couple minutes. Even so, we need to account for that when we set the closing times.)
Sep-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: NOOOOO!!! The Others have won! Now we are doomed to a wintery hell :(
Sep-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chnebelgrind: The losing ticket has lost, means it did win, so it has lost
Sep-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: OK, our training phase has ended, a big round of applaud for <wordfunph> for volunteering to run the show.

Good luck, punters!

Sep-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Someone got $100 down on draw in the last 5 seconds.
Sep-30-14  Penguincw: < chessgames.com: OK, our training phase has ended, a big round of applaud for <wordfunph> for volunteering to run the show. Good luck, punters! >

What! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I was actually doing well for <once>. Can I at least know how well I did?

Also, good luck to <wordfunph> for the upcoming leg! You have some big shoes to fill. ;)

Sep-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <Can I at least know how well I did?>

No, the only applaud is for <wordfunph>

Oct-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Lupara: <Chessgames Bookie> On the Cellar Dweller Special for the FIDE Grand Prix Baku, Karjakin appears twice and Andreikin is not on the list.
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