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Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Oct-21-14
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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1101 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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-12-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <Stonehenge> Yes.
 
   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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Oct-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: SQ is head and shoulders above everybody else now. Order has been restored to the universe.
Oct-10-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: I'm on the leaderboard. Print it out, take a screen shot, mark it on your calendar because it won't be up there for long.
Oct-10-14  Penguincw: < technical draw: I'm on the leaderboard. Print it out, take a screen shot, mark it on your calendar because it won't be up there for long. >

I took a "screenshot": http://web.archive.org/web/20141010....

Although I didn't do it because you were on the leaderboard; I did it because <I> was on it. ;)

Oct-11-14  Penguincw: Just a useless question I'd like to ask that probably won't happen, but come close to happening in the future. What if there is a 6-way tie for FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 9: LONGEST GAME. It says <If there is a tie for longest game, all games involved in that tie will pay.>, but what if all the games end at say, black's 35th move. Will all bets be refunded or something else happens?
Oct-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <Penguincw> It's more likely all bets would be considered winners, but whether all bets win or all bets are refunded makes little practical difference as everyone gets their money back either way.

In any case, the probability of all six games ending on the same half-move by pure chance is so vanishingly small that it's far more likely the playing hall is destroyed by an earthquake before any of the games can begin.

Oct-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightranger: <technical draw: I'm on the leaderboard. Print it out, take a screen shot, mark it on your calendar because it won't be up there for long.>

Congrats. Your still on the board after 2 days...

Oct-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <What piece will Gelfand play on 21st move?>

What if he castles, does that count as a king move?

Oct-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <Stonehenge> Yes.
Oct-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Thanks, I've put 100 chessbucks on the king. Go Gelfand, just play your king on the 21st move. Even if it is a blunder :)
Oct-12-14  Penguincw: FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014 Round 9: Caruana - Grischuk : Grischuk [cash in ticket] 50 YOU WIN! COLLECT 443 8:1 8.87 443 Oct-12-14

Sigh. It's impossible to make a lot of cash nowadays, because betters have been getting smarter. Here, no one fell for the odds, as 7:6 for Caruana winning or drawn are just too good to be true. :(

Meh, who am I to be ungrateful? I made 51 cbs in a difficult round, so I should be happy. Who knows when the next time I'll be this good? ;)

Oct-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarkFinan: I think someone has created a few handles just to bet on this leg again. I counted 5 handles, all created in September or October that have never kibitzed and only play the bookie game. Is it really that important?? There's no cash prizes at stake! I'll let you figure them out, but the only reason I noticed and clicked on their handles was because I've never seen them around here before. On a much lighter note I'm now top 20 🙋
Oct-12-14  Pulo y Gata: It's important if you're counting them.
Oct-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <I counted 5 handles, all created in September or October that have never kibitzed and only play the bookie game.>

I can speculate which users you mean, but they probably followed the "back in business" banner on the homepage. A few people visit chessgames not to interact but just to play ChessBookie and see the latest games, and that's fine with us. Rest assured we looked into it, and they don't appear to be in cahoots.

Daniel wrote a program called <bookiecheaters> that looks for that kind of thing. We don't want to reveal the techniques used for obvious reasons. Anyhow, we are keeping our eyes on such things and happily we don't see any obvious problems.

Anyhow thanks for your concern. If anybody sees something really fishy, let us know by email.

Oct-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Update the leader board cause I should be on it after a big win.
Oct-13-14  Penguincw: < L E A D E R B O A R D
updated Mon Oct 13, 17:38
User Net Worth
(1) SwitchingQuylthulg 5,371
(2) loh335 3,461
(3) centralfiles 2,908
(4) Avalon Landing 2,849
(5) technical draw 2,842
(6) Kynas 2,842
(7) ManicSquirrel 2,660
(8) gunsan 2,350
(9) Robin01 2,164
(10) kupton 2,145
(11) SirRuthless 1,941
(12) Chessz 1,911 >

And you are.

< (5) technical draw 2,842
(6) Kynas 2,842 >

Touché.

P.S. Anyone who know the tiebreaker for such events. ;)

Oct-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <P.S. Anyone who know the tiebreaker for such events.>

Yes. It's alphabetical order. So I have a T and he has a, ah, I have ah, hold it, make that reverse alphabetical order.

Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Hmm, hate to nitpick, but if a bet is titled "Upset Special", then "Yes" should mean there will be an upset (i.e., not all the favorites will win) and "No" should mean there will be no upset (all favorites win), not the other way around. :)
Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: If someone loses a bet because of that, they'll surely be upset.
Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> You do? Really? :s

It can be a bit confusing after we went on an "upset/no upset" basis last leg, but ultimately I don't think there's any reason why "yes" referring to an upset should be the Onyl Tru Costume. All the Love Specials last leg had "yes" for "3 points or more" and "no" for "no more than 2.5 points", and nobody objected to that; besides, swapping "yes" and "no" at this point would only confuse people even more.

Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Just a phrase, <Switch>, just a phrase. ;p

<I don't think there's any reason why "yes" referring to an upset should be the Onyl Tru Costume.>

There is... If the title is 'Upset', then 'Yes' or 'No' should relate to the title accordingly.

<All the Love Specials last leg had "yes" for "3 points or more" and "no" for "no more than 2.5 points", and nobody objected to that>

I am vaguely aware that in context 'Love' is some kind of sports (tennis?) term, but I haven't the foggiest idea as to its exact meaning, so it wouldn't bother me if you were using it upside down, sideways, or diagonally. Unfortunately, I do know what 'Upset' means. ;)

And I don't think "people are used to it" is a good reason to continue an illogical practice. Plus, it hasn't really had such a long history yet, so it would be a good idea to correct it before it *does* become entrenched, that is, ASAP (though not in mid-bet, I suppose - I'd let this one stand). :)

Oct-19-14  centralfiles: If it is corrected the next few bets should make it clear in CAP letters.
Oct-19-14  Penguincw: Grr. These upset bets are impossible to win. Just when I think that there will be an upset, there is none. Then I bet no upset, and one top seed draws their game to ruin it. I believe I'm 0 for 3 so far (not counting Olympiad). :(
Oct-19-14  centralfiles: <Penguincw> Actually I think there were 3 draws...
Oct-19-14  centralfiles: Am I imagining or were the closing times of the Grand prix bets changed mid-bet?
Oct-19-14  Penguincw: Obviously, I was exaggerating (like usual), but you know what I mean.

Also, I don't think it would matter if the closing times changed. It's only changed for what's necessary. :)

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