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|Dec-28-17|| ||FSR: That was the end of the Championship Leg, right?|
|Dec-29-17|| ||Annie K.: Rumors about the end of the Championship Leg, much like the ones about the end of Anand's career, are somewhat premature... ;)|
|Dec-29-17|| ||wordfunph: more actions please?|
|Dec-29-17|| ||offramp: What would happen if, by some Jeopardy-like magic, a non-invitee with his measly $1,000 outscored the invitees with their mega-bucks?|
|Dec-29-17|| ||moronovich: <offramp: What would happen if, by some Jeopardy-like magic, a non-invitee with his measly $1,000 outscored the invitees with their mega-bucks?>|
User <chnebelgrind> once became champ,starting out with only 1.000 bucks.
So it is possible,but of course much more difficult.
BTW the "invitees" are players who have earned their spot by qualification.
|Dec-29-17|| ||offramp: <moronovich> I couldn't think of the right single word at the time.|
|Dec-31-17|| ||sydbarrett: Can we bet on robots or on what Caruana will eat for lunch. Two whole weeks of waiting humph|
|Dec-31-17|| ||Boomie: <BTW the "invitees" are players who have earned their spot by qualification.>|
<I couldn't think of the right single word at the time.>
I humbly suggest the word "elite".
|Dec-31-17|| ||technical draw: <offramp> <What would happen if, by some Jeopardy-like magic, a non-invitee with his measly $1,000 outscored the invitees with their mega-bucks?>|
I did it once. I came in third starting with the "measly" $1,000.
|Dec-31-17|| ||offramp: <technical draw>, well done! I hope someone does it this year with their measly $1,000. |
I'd like to wish a non-measly New Year to everyone!
|Dec-31-17|| ||Penguincw: Pay Day should make it easier for us non-qualifiers to finish in the top 10, but of course, the players who probably <could> pull off such a feat, they're probably all starting with 10,000 cbs.|
But anything can happen.
|Jan-05-18|| ||WinKing: <<>Tata Steel 2018 begins Saturday January 13th<>>|
7 days to go!!!
Countdown to the Tata Steel 2018...
♘Tata♘Tata Steel 2018♗Tata♗
This tournament will run from Jan. 13th thru Jan. 28th 2018. (13 Rounds)
Participants include: Adhiban, Anand, Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Hou, Jones, Karjakin,
Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Matlakov, So, Svidler & Wei
Average rating: 2750(as of 1/3/18) - Category XX
<<> Tata Steel 2018 <>>
Schedule - https://www.tatasteelchess.com/play...
Round 1 (Sat. 1/13) starts @ 1:30pm Wijk aan Zee time(7:30am chessgames time)
< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
*** User: lostemperor - Predict the
order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>.
(3 categories to medal in) ***
**User: Golden Executive -
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 - 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>.*
Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Jan-09-18|| ||WannaBe: Actually, a 'fun' bet/proposition is who will come in last. (Very similar to Triple Clown Award, in a way...)|
The usual <Winner> bet is always fun, but when you have 14 players, a 'Last Place' wager offer can add some spice.
In case of tie, all 'winning' tickets will pay, unless bookie want to do tie breaks with number of wins, wins with black, head-to-head, etc...
Just an idea, probably very silly idea. =))
|Jan-10-18|| ||Annie K.: I will never put up "last place" type bets, because I don't support being mean to chessplayers. Nobody in last place wants to have attention directed at them. Please just celebrate the winners, and don't try to have fun at the expense of the lowest finishers - there would be no winners without them, so they are already paying enough.|
|Jan-10-18|| ||diceman: <WannaBe:
Actually, a 'fun' bet/proposition is who will come in last.>
How did you hear I was invited to the
next Sinquefield Cup?
|Jan-12-18|| ||WinKing: Round 1
Giri - Hou
Kramnik - Wei
Svidler - Adhiban
Carlsen - Caruana
Jones - Karjakin
Anand - Matlakov
So - Mamedyarov
|Jan-12-18|| ||Annie K.: <WinKing> thanks :)|
|Jan-13-18|| ||technical draw: Someone is putting heavy money on all propositions. I don't think that's a winning strategy.|
|Jan-13-18|| ||Annie K.: We are experimenting with a new automatic seeding function. I think it's a very good innovation for the multi-option bets (openings, Pick-3s, etc.) but I don't think I'm going to like it for the regular bets, at least not automatically (as an option, especially when time is short, possibly). But let's give it a chance for a while. For the statistics fans, this will probably mean another cash pool inflation. ;)|
|Jan-15-18|| ||sydbarrett: I took a dive early on for fun, boys. Now I'm back to the surface. And fun-time's over.|
|Jan-16-18|| ||sydbarrett: Sorry that was sexist of me when I said "boys." I was unaware when I wrote that.|
|Jan-19-18|| ||technical draw: <Barok Espinosa> is always a contender but he hasn't posted since 2013. probably spends his time planning how to win.|
|Jan-19-18|| ||FSR: Crap. Looks like Mamedyarov may scam a draw. There goes $C938.|
|Jan-19-18|| ||FSR: Wow, he actually won, which is better for me than a draw because I make a few chessbucks off it.|
|Jan-20-18|| ||Penguincw: Hmm, after my net worth has gone up and down, I currently sit at exactly 1000 cbs. I won't sit here for long, but I see the "Chessbookie" logo has disappeared from my profile, but I still appear on the standings. I assume this is what's supposed to happen?|
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