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There is a clue unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]
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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1954 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-16-19 Chessgames Bookie chessforum
 
Chessgames Bookie: Tomorrow is a rest day for the players. Play will resume on Friday, January 18th.
 
   Jan-10-19 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Bookie window for Tata Steel 2019 is Open! Place your bets!
 
   Nov-17-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <♔ ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! ♔> Pay Day will be later today: 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. New/inactive players, make sure to place at least one bet ASAP, if you want to be included in the payout!
 
   Nov-17-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <♔ ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! ♔> Pay Day will be later today: 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. New/inactive players, make sure to place at least one bet ASAP, if you want to be included in the payout!
 
   Nov-14-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Will game 5 be another Sicilian? Is one of the players finally going to win? Place your bets: WCC rd 5: Caruana - Carlsen: Opening Moves WCC rd 5: Caruana - Carlsen WCC rd 5: Caruana - Carlsen: Over/Under WCC rd 5/6: Running Double
 
   Nov-08-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the first game (as well as the match itself) is open: WCC rd 1: Caruana - Carlsen WCC rd 1: Caruana - Carlsen: Over/Under WCC: Caruana's First Move With White Carlsen - Caruana World Championship: WINNER WCC: Decisive Stage WCC: Carlsen's First Move With
 
   Nov-08-18 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <rogge: Carlsen with White in game 1 Friday :)> Thanks, are you sure?
 
   Oct-04-18 Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the final round (of both the Olympiad and the ChessBookie Summer Leg) is now open: Olympiad rd 11: United States - China: Exact Score Olympiad rd 11: France - Russia Olympiad rd 11: India - Poland Olympiad (Women) rd 11: Russia - China Olympiad (Women) ...
 
   Aug-29-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Loanshark (not a very nice person) is charging <Sneaky> c$7 in interest daily, up from c$5 at the time of his death due to compound interest.
 
   Jul-18-18 Dortmund Sparkassen (2018) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: By popular demand: Dortmund Round 6: PICK FOUR! Pick the results of all four games for fabulous prizes, as well as the admiration of chess fans around the globe.
 
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Jan-01-19
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  morfishine: Well, Happy New Years anyways, lol
Jan-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Wanted to wait till <chessgames> confirms all is ok but it looks like that may be awhile. Thanks <Annie K.> for all that you do here. Congratulations to <Count Wedgemore> on another well played leg. Also, congrats to those that qualified for extra perks in the Championship round coming up.
Jan-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Thanks <Winking> and nicely said for <Annie K.>. Sometimes, these little side lines like the bookie game can be taken for granted, which should not be the case
Jan-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congrats to <Count Wedgemore> for a dominating performance, and good luck to all for the Championship Leg, whether or not you "qualified" for it.
Jan-02-19
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  chessgames.com: The leaderboard is in order. This leg's winner, Count Wedgemore, received a free year of Chessgames Premium Membership. The runner-ups are all qualified for the Winter Championship:

(1) Count Wedgemore 18,717
(2) moronovich 9,940
(3) EIDorado 7,182
(4) Touch of Knight 6,528
(5) Winter 5,396
(6) scout118 4,781
(7) WannaBe 4,488
(8) WinKing 4,260
(9) Sushestvo 3,238
(10) Dr Winston OBoogie 3,059

The Championship leg will begin in a week or so; our Chessbookie will be WinKing. Stay tuned, and thanks for playing!

Jan-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: Thanks for the congratulations, <WinKing> and <Penguincw>. Now on to the Championship Leg!
Jan-04-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: We're posting this to several different forums in the hopes that everyone sees it one sooner or later:

Ladies and Gentlemen, we wish to formally announce that the <Holiday Present Hunt will continue> until further notice.

While we understand that some solvers have been frustrated by the apparent difficulty of some clues, not to mention their speed of issuance, we ask everyone to please take note of the following:

(1) <Our loyalty is to the upstanding members of this community>, and we will always strive to put THEIR interests first.

(2) <We have detected a significant amount cheating in the 2018 Holiday Present Hunt>. We have gathered <irrefutable evidence> of this, the substance of which minimally proves a violation of the Contest Rules by documenting the use of automated processes to increase the likelihood of winning a prize. We reiterate the word <minimally>.

(3) <The cheating is isolated> to a small number of sources. No Chessgames member who has legitimately won a prize should feel any need to defend that fact.

(4) <Cheating is probably nothing new>. In the past, <Daniel> did the best he could to discourage such disgraceful behavior, but given the demands on his time, there were doubtless cases that "slipped through the cracks". We have a high degree of confidence regarding this assertion <because reasons> that we're currently declining to cite.

(5) <Admin has been expending inordinate time grappling with this issue>—time which takes away from other critical duties.

(6) <Any member who has broken the contest rules has an opportunity to be granted amnesty and have the matter handled privately—but only by coming clean> via sending an email to chess@chessgames.com which includes a full confession. In all other cases, Admin reserves the right to go public with the evidence which proves the cheating. This amnesty period will end when the 2018 Hunt is formally complete, after 64 clues have been legitimately solved (within the best of our ability to determine). At our discretion, we may offer additional clues to offset the tainting of any clues for which "successful" cheating has been identified.

(7) <Clue difficulty has not been influenced by the cheating issue> at all. Having said that, at the onset of the 2018 Hunt, there <were> some initial claims that the clues were too easy. Just sayin'...

(8) <Send a detailed email if you have trouble accessing the site> and we'll be sure to address the issue. Please don't forget to <include your username>.


Let us be clear on the definition of cheating. On the Chessgames.com Holiday Present Hunt page, under the heading <OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES> it clearly states:

<11. The use of web spiders or other automated software systems designed to spider chessgames.com web pages for purposes of the Contest is strictly prohibited. Anybody discovered using such techniques to find the gift-graphics will be disqualified from the Contest and the prize(s) won will be returned to the pool. However, the use of public search engines (e.g. Google) is permitted and encouraged.>

Obviously, any Chessgames member (new or old) who has used such tactics—or exploited knowledge gained from them—and subsequently <claimed a prize> from the Present Hunt is a de facto cheater and has engaged in behavior which is both <petty and shameful>.

<Please bear with us> as the entire Chessgames.com Staff—both formal employees and tireless volunteers—dedicate ourselves to maintaining and improving this community and its features, and we promise that <your loyalty will be richly rewarded>.

Happy New Year to the entire Chessgames Family!

Best regards,
Chessgames.com Owners and Admin

Jan-07-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: <<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

4 more days!

Countdown to the Tata Steel Masters 2019:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...

♘Alkmaar♘Wijk aan Zee♗Leiden♗

https://www.tatasteelchess.com/#

This tournament will run from January 12th thru January 27th 2019. (13 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Giri, Kramnik, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Radjabov, Duda, Rapport, Shankland, Fedoseev, Vidit & Van Foreest

Average rating: 2753 (as of 1/7/19) - Category XXI

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<<>Tata Steel Masters 2019<>>

Schedule - https://www.tatasteelchess.com/play...

Round 1 is Saturday, January 12th & it starts @ 13:30hrs(1:30pm) Wijk aan Zee time(7:30am chessgames time)

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - 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 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - 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>.

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Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

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Jan-08-19
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  wordfunph: better late than never..

(1) Count Wedgemore 18,717

Congratulations!

Jan-08-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: Thanks for that, <wordfunph>. Good luck in the Championship Leg!
Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: There is a nice little tournament comming up !
Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <chessgames> we need to get the board ready for the Championship Leg. I would like to post some bets for this Leg - thanks.
Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Tata Steel starts real soon!
Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Bets have been posted let the Championship Leg begin. Place your bets!
Jan-10-19
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  morfishine: I thought we got 10,000 CHucks?
Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: <morfishine: I thought we got 10,000 CHucks?>

They are working on it now <morf>. Should be up shortly...hopefully.

Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: I hope to have the pairings up sometime tomorrow. The official website says the draw will occur Friday, January 11th. No time is given. Listed just beneath the schedule of rounds:

https://www.tatasteelchess.com/play...

'The draw will be announced on January 11th, 2019.'

Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <WinKing> Thanks, I need the maximum amount so I can lose it quicker, LOL
Jan-10-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: 10K should hold you for awhile <morf>.
Jan-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Pairings are up for the Tata Steel Masters 2019. Games have been posted. Place your bets!
Jan-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: gentlemen, best of luck!
Jan-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!
Jan-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: There were 2 decisive games in Round 1(Anand & Nepomniachtchi each won their respective games).

The longest game of Round 1 was 78 moves(Vidit - Duda). Congrats to those that chose correctly!

Jan-13-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  redribbon3700: Man Duda really hurt me :(
Jan-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Tomorrow is a rest day for the players. Play will resume on Friday, January 18th.
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