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|Aug-27-14|| ||moronovich: <Chessgames Bookie: <moronovich> Please refrain from insulting <moronovich> again. Constructive criticism is OK, but I will not tolerate fighting or personal attacks in this forum.>|
I just wanted to settle it once and for all,but on behalf of the other moron I thank you for your kind warning.
|Aug-28-14|| ||Beholder: Can't say I'm thrilled with every innovation our new Bookie implemented, but I decidedly love the "DRAW-NO BET" type bets! Keep them coming!|
|Aug-28-14|| ||Sneaky: <I decidedly love the "DRAW-NO BET" type bets!> I agree! It's an ingenious idea, and made me a few bucks so far.
And by the way: 30:1 odds on MVL? Come on! I don't care if it's Caruana or Kasparov, black or white pieces, MVL can beat anybody on a good day.|
Oh, and what about BENDER SPECIAL? That's a fun one too.
<centralfiles: Sneaky you should take a moment to think before grabbing those 208:1 bets> You are ultimately right, but I don't take the game so seriously to analyze every single ticket I buy. I just assume that among a dozen 208:1 odds tickets, they are undervalued when taken as a whole. So I buy the whole basket even if there's a few bad eggs.
<BTW: Was it you <Sneaky> that bet 3 on <7.5 points>?> No Penguin, somebody else hit that one.
|Aug-28-14|| ||moronovich: < I just assume that among a dozen 208:1 odds tickets, they are undervalued when taken as a whole. So I buy the whole basket even if there's a few bad eggs.>|
When skill and luck can be combined it is a deadly cocktail ;)
|Aug-29-14|| ||wordfunph: <(9) 4tmac 4,064>
|Aug-29-14|| ||4tmac: Thanks <Word> ! Another huge pick 3 (not the "spread it around" kind, the 150 on DWW kind) Had several of those this leg! But since I have lost just about every other type of bet possible.... :) Anyway, good luck in the final stretch!|
|Aug-29-14|| ||wordfunph: mate 4tmac, same to you.
<Black-White-White 11 725:1 726.00 A winning 10 chessbuck ticket pays out 7260 chessbucks.>
mother of all jackpots, cheers to the ticketholders!
|Aug-29-14|| ||Penguincw: With today's ticket, there have been at least 2 bets that paid 208:1 or greater this leg already (today's ticket, the Nepomniachtchi special, while Round 1 of Dortmund paid 206:1).|
Sinquefield Cup rd 3: PICK THREE : Black-White-White [cash in ticket] 2 YOU WIN! COLLECT 1452 725:1 726.00 1,452 Aug-29-14
Damn. Luck has been on my side recently. All of a sudden, I went from barely over 1,000 chessbucks (and almost sub zero if it weren't for pay day) to just 18 chessbucks behind 12th (assuming that person didn't bet anything).
|Aug-30-14|| ||Sneaky: Longshots are where it's at. Every now and then, some nutcase throws 25 against Carlsen, even when he's playing the white pieces. Not because he doesn't like Magnus, but just because the odds are looking good.|
<Sinquefield Cup rd 3: Carlsen-Caruana : Caruana [cash in ticket] 25 YOU WIN! COLLECT 211>
|Aug-30-14|| ||Touch of Knight: Could we have a bet on whether MC will sign the contract or not?|
|Aug-30-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: <Touch of Knight> That's a very good idea. http://www.nrk.no/sport/fide-gir-et... seems to have good coverage of the issue, but unfortunately it's in Norwegian - do you know of any similarly good sources in English?|
(I likely won't open the market until after round 5 in any case, so there's no hurry.)
|Aug-30-14|| ||Penguincw: Not sure if Carlsen's hiding preparation or whatever, but I do not like how he's playing.|
Sinquefield Cup rd 4: Carlsen-Topalov : Carlsen [discard ticket] 750 LOSE 11:9 2.22 -- Aug-30-14
|Aug-30-14|| ||centralfiles: Sinquefield Cup rd 5
Hey the bookie went from 47.5 to 39.5 lets see if the final odds will change.
|Aug-31-14|| ||Touch of Knight: <Bookie> This one maybe:|
|Aug-31-14|| ||centralfiles: Oh well over/under 39.5 has about the same odds as over/under 47.5.
This doesn't reflect too well on the chesssbookie players.|
|Aug-31-14|| ||Sneaky: Question about World Chess Championship: CARLSEN TO SIGN CONTRACT?.|
What happens if Carlsen demands that part of the contract is changed, and FIDE acquiesces, and then Carlsen signs the updated contract?
|Aug-31-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: <Sneaky> Good question. |
If Carlsen successfully demands a substantially different contract and signs that by September 10, all bets will be refunded. A "substantially different contract" will be one for a match that is not held in Russia in 2014. As long as the contract is for a WCC match in Russia this year, bets will not be refunded due to changes to it.
|Aug-31-14|| ||AnimusEtOblivio: The loanshark ain't given me no love :(
This has been a tough leg so far.
|Sep-01-14|| ||Boomie: <Chessgames Bookie>|
No results have been entered for me from yesterday.
|Sep-01-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: <Boomie> Unfortunately even bookmakers need to sleep, and I live in the wrong timezone for this tournament. For the coming rounds I've requested help from my elves in the United States (who won't need to stay up past 3am for the last games to finish), but they are busy and I can't guarantee anything.|
|Sep-01-14|| ||wordfunph: <CG Bookie> i can help.|
|Sep-01-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: <wordfunph> Excellent :)|
|Sep-01-14|| ||dakgootje: Won't put anything on it.. as I have no idea - but to clarify:|
<Will reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen sign the World Championship match contract by September 10?>
When does September 11 start; right after whose midnight? UTC? Norway-time? CG-HeadQuarters time?
|Sep-01-14|| ||Chessgames Bookie: <dakkie> CG time (UTC-4); however, if we start running into a heap of articles saying "Carlsen signed the contract on Wednesday [i.e. September 10]" then we'll consider Carlsen to have signed the contract on September 10, regardless of time zones.|
|Sep-01-14|| ||WannaBe: Regarding Sinquefield Cup rd 6: Caruana-Topalov the numbers are search "caruana vs topalov"|
Topalov won their game last year with black and a Najdorf! Think Caruana will try to open with anything other than e4 (?) =)
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