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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1108 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <Penguincw> Promoted bishop is included in the inventory. However, all tickets will be refunded if the game ends in a draw with 5 or more bishops on the board. If that happens, I will shave my head clean. Good luck.
 
   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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Dec-03-14
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  Annie K.: Top 12 for this leg. :)
Dec-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessWriter: Gotta keep my head above cutoff line....

I'd love to see some action on the last round of Qatar.

Dec-03-14  Penguincw: < (12) Penguincw 4,683 >

Yay! I'm back, again.

Qatar Masters Open 2014 Round 8: Vachier Lagrave (2751) - Shankland (2642) : Draw in 41 moves and over [cash in ticket] 25 YOU WIN! COLLECT 182 13:2 7.28 182 Dec-04-14

Much higher than they should've been.

Dec-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <BOOKIE>

How about offering some games from the Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)? I follow women's chess.

Thanks

Dec-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Hi´<CG Bookie> !

The deadline for betting on the blitztournament is 19.00 CET today as I understand it.But does it not start on Tuesday !?..

Dec-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <moronovich> http://www.londonchessclassic.com/f... says the blitz tournament will be played today; in any case, betting closing early should not be a problem.
Dec-08-14
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  moronovich: Thanks <Switch> !

As usual you are well informed .

And has made a direct impact,perhaps,on how I´ll spend my evening ;)

But then again,tomorrow never comes - it is always today...

Dec-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: To make everything clear, the traditional 1, 1/2, 0 scoring will be used for the Tournament Winner of the London Chess Classic.

Good luck!

Dec-08-14  Penguincw: <Bookie>

Are you sure that the scoring system is the tradition 1-1/2-0? Someone just told me that it's 3-1-0.

http://www.londonchessclassic.com/c...

Section 4, Point 3

< Article 10.1. The player who wins the game, or wins by forfeit, scores 3 points, a player who loses his game, or forfeits, scores 0 points, a player who draws his game scores 1 point. >

Or is it just for that bet? Thanks. :)

Dec-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: Chessbookie: Could you please check this settlement for the 6th London Chess Classic Elite Blitz 2014 Tournament Winner.

I think I wasn't paid correctly.

FINAL ODDS:
Nakamura 4,528 300 3:2 2.48 A winning 10 chessbuck ticket pays out 24 chessbucks.

10 bet pays 24
100 bet pays 240
300 bet should pay 720

SETTLEMENT PAYMENT:
SETTLEMENT DATE: Dec-09-14
PROJECTED PAYOUT: 409 (3:2)
6th London Chess Classic Elite Blitz 2014: Tournament Winner Nakamura
YOU WIN! COLLECT 409

I bet 300 and got paid only 409? Something's wrong.

Dec-08-14  Penguincw: Don't worry, you're not the only one that hates multiple payoffs. :)

So basically, the money gets divided evenly into 3 pools (since there were 3 winners), and so the odds are significantly worse. :)

Dec-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <scout118>

Check the Discrepancies/Disputes on the Help Page.

<If there are two or more winning lines in an event (e.g. a tie for first place), all tickets for any winning bet will be paid off. The total "loser pool" (all chessbucks wagered on losing tickets) is split evenly across all winning pools—for example, with a three-way tie the loser pool (after juice) would be split into thirds. Then those smaller pools are distributed to the winners normally. When this happens, the odds payed will be substantially worse than the final posted odds.>

Dec-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: <Penguincw> Can you show me the math? Let the CG bookie answer, if you don't mind.

Total pool was 11,595.
Total winning bets: 6,363
That's still a 1:1.82 ratio

Dec-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: Chessgames Bookie: <scout118> Check the Discrepancies/Disputes on the Help Page.

<If there are two or more winning lines in an event (e.g. a tie for first place), all tickets for any winning bet will be paid off. The total "loser pool" (all chessbucks wagered on losing tickets) is split evenly across all winning pools—for example, with a three-way tie the loser pool (after juice) would be split into thirds. Then those smaller pools are distributed to the winners normally. When this happens, the odds payed will be substantially worse than the final posted odds.>

Ok gotya. For the Nakamura pool, the odds get stepped down to approx. 1.36 with a third of the kitty. Thanks.

Dec-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <Bookie> !

Was it possible to set a Pick 3 for the
London Classic ? Could be last chance for the bottomdwellers ;)

Dec-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <I bet 300 [on Nakamura] and got paid only 409? Something's wrong.>

These tied bets are always confusing. It always seems like you get paid a lot less than you'd expect, but everything adds up. The house took its usual 5% cut and distributed everything back.

Let me walk you through the math of 6th London Chess Classic Elite Blitz 2014: Tournament Winner.

Here are the pools, where (*) denotes a winning player:

Caruana - 1,070
Anand - 3,066
Nakamura (*) - 4,528
Kramnik (*) - 1,240
Giri - 1,096
Adams (*) - 595

Step 1: Combine all of the losing money into a single pool: 1,070 + 3,066 + 1,096 = 5,232.

Step 2: Take 5% juice off the top: 5,232 * 0.95 = 4,970. (Note that we always round off in favor of the house.)

Step 3: Divide that pool three ways for the three winners: 4,970 / 3 = 1,656. (Again, rounded in favor of the house.)

Step 4: For each of the three winning players, distribute the 1656 proportionally among the winning tickets.

For example, suppose you had 300 c$ on Nakamura. 300 is about 1/15th of 4,528 so a winning ticket will receive about 1/15th of 1,656 (109) plus the original 300. So a 300 c$ ticket cashed in for 409 is exactly right.

Dec-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: <chessgames.com>
The CG Bookie actually got it explained about four posts before this, but thanks for the rather painstaking and mathematically detailed explanation.

Makes one appreciate customer service and the value of being a (premium) member!

Speaking for myself, let me add that this "gaming" feature is what makes this site unique and interesting enough for daily visits compared with other chess sites, as having a "stake", however virtual, makes you follow the more important games and events as they unfold.

Dec-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarkFinan: SETTLEMENT DATE: Dec-12-14
PROJECTED PAYOUT: 936 (7:2)
6th London Chess Classic 2014 Round 2: Kramnik - Nakamura Kramnik
YOU WIN! COLLECT 936  200c$
[cash in ticket]  

Nearly 4 to 1 for Kramnik to win with the white pieces! And the first time I've ever put a single $20 bet on the pick three and won. I'm back in the game, lol

Dec-12-14  Penguincw: What if for 6th London Chess Classic 2014 Round 4: Kramnik - Caruana, there is a bishop promotion and the game ends with a draw and 5 bishops on the board?

Sorry for the stupid questions, but being at the #12 spot, everyone (including User: Everyone ;) ) is watching my every move, and these little bets will matter...

Dec-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Penguincw> I highly, highly, highly, HIGHLY doubt that would happen. =))
Dec-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <Penguincw> Promoted bishop is included in the inventory. However, all tickets will be refunded if the game ends in a draw with 5 or more bishops on the board. If that happens, I will shave my head clean.

Good luck.

Dec-13-14  Penguincw: Grr. My carelessness is starting to bite me:

< 12. Albums Dummyflap 5,024

13. Penguincw 5,020 >

Dec-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Chessganes Bookie I beat 200 Kramnik winer London clasic and only recibed 360, it's ok ?
Dec-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Three way tie for first, so 3-way split...
Dec-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: <CG Bookie>: Is there a link to live games for this tournament "PSC/Pure Gold Int'l Chess Challenge Open"?

If not, how about focusing on games which we can follow on live sites instead of just waiting for results? World Mind Games /WMG women, etc. lots of good chess going on.

Thanks.

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