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Chessgames Bookie
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Jan-10-17
I am the administrator for the ChessBookie Game. More information about this game can be found at ChessBookie Game Help Page. Also, just for fun, you can learn general gambling lingo at the ChessBookie Game Glossary.

If you have any questions or suggestions, post them on the Chessgames Bookie forum, below.

<DISCLAIMER> The ChessBookie game is for entertainment only. It is a gambling simulation, but not really gambling. It doesn't cost any money to play, and you don't receive any money if you win. Void where prohibited.

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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1625 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-10-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: The Championship Leg has begun - place your bets on the fine selections of players in the Tata Steel Masters and Challengers tournaments! <♔ Important Notice! ♔> Bookie players, please take note of the Announcements section: the tournaments listed there ...
 
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! Pay Day will be on the 1st of December. 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. Make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be included in the payout!
 
   Nov-28-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! Pay Day will be on the 1st of December. 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. Make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be included in the payout!
 
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: ChessBookie Pay Day Announcement! Pay Day will be on the 1st of December. 1000 chessbucks will be added to every <active> Bookie player's account. Make sure to place at least one bet before that date, if you want to be included in the payout!
 
   Sep-12-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <Sally Simpson: <The USA team will be ignoring the 'If's' and just play to wrap it up beyond question.>> Oh yeah? Bet on it! :) Baku Olympiad Round 11: USA - Canada
 
   Jul-14-16 Bilbao (2016) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Nine days to go before the ChessBookie Spring Leg ends! Nobody's built a huge lead, so it's still anybody's leg to win; even if you haven't placed any bets yet this spring, you can join the game now and catch the leaders with a bit of skill and luck. Betting on round 3 is ...
 
   Jun-18-16 YourNextMove Rapid (2016) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on day 1 of blitz is now open: Your Next Move GCT Leuven (blitz) rd 1: Carlsen - Aronian Your Next Move GCT Leuven (blitz) rd 1: Vachier-Lagrave - Nakamura Your Next Move GCT Leuven (blitz) rd 2: Topalov - Carlsen: DRAW NO BET Your Next Move GCT ...
 
   Jun-11-16 Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the final day's action is now open: Grand Chess Tour Paris (blitz): Day 2 Best Score Grand Chess Tour Paris (blitz) rd 10: So - Carlsen Grand Chess Tour Paris (blitz) rd 10: Nakamura - Caruana Grand Chess Tour Paris (blitz) rd 11: ...
 
   Jun-08-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Will Carlsen win the rapid section of the Paris Grand Chess Tour event? Place your bets: Grand Chess Tour Paris (rapid): Carlsen vs. The Field
 
   May-28-16 Gashimov Memorial (2016) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on round 4 is now open, featuring the first Pick Three of the 2016 Spring Leg: Gashimov Memorial rd 4: Giri - Harikrishna Gashimov Memorial rd 4: Eljanov - Karjakin Gashimov Memorial rd 4: Hou Yifan - Mamedyarov Gashimov Memorial rd 4: Mamedov - Caruana
 
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Dec-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Yep, great last round picks <syd>. Congrats on the membership, and also qualifying for the Championship leg.

I also made some last minute cash, but it was insignificant (believe it or not, I had already qualified, so I didn't really try, for whatever reason), hitting DBD in Rilton Cup Round 4: Pick Three and also betting on favourite A Muzychuk in Blitz WC - Women: In-Play Winner, when she was only like half a point behind the lead.

Anyhow, congrats to those who have qualified, and let's rest a few days before welcoming the new bookie to the 2017 Championship leg: 10 years since the first one.

Jan-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  sydbarrett: I saw the In-Play Women's Winner bet. Some measly amount like $20 was on Muzychuk while the whole pot was worth $1000s. Had no bucks to spare or I would have thrown a few on it. All I could do was envy the winner.
Jan-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: my last-ditch make or break tickets..

<Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Karjakin [cash in ticket] 1500 YOU WIN! COLLECT 6466 7:2 4.31 6,466 Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Jobava [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 59:1 59.76 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Yu Yangyi [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 59:1 59.76 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Dominguez Perez [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 59:1 59.76 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Salem [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 59:1 59.76 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Bosiocic [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 58:1 58.65 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Dubov [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 58:1 58.65 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Vachier-Lagrave [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 58:1 58.65 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Morozevich [discard ticket] 400 LOSE 12:1 13.10 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : OTHER [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 58:1 59.01 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Ivanchuk [discard ticket] 250 LOSE 23:1 23.81 -- Dec-30-16

Blitz World Championship: In-Play Winner : Nakamura [discard ticket] 150 LOSE 58:1 58.65 -- Dec-30-16>

congrats to <sydbarrett> and all qualifiers!

Jan-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Playing chess is more sinful than gambling:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pl...

Jan-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Wow, what does that make gambling on chess?
Jan-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

Wow, what does that make gambling on chess?>

Sin squared.

Jan-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Thanks <Annie K.> for another fun filled leg! Doing back to back legs is no easy task. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. :)
Jan-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Good news, not a trace of cheating in the logfiles, all winners are verified and will be placed in the ChessBookie Hall of Fame shortly.

This is the first leg I can recall where a top 10 finisher accomplished the job with pretty much one bet. Call it luck or foresight, but it was a clean win. A 200 c$ pick-three is all he needed to earn a spot in the upcoming championship. Good job (you know who you are.)

More info on the championship leg coming shortly.

Jan-06-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: 7 days till the Tata Steel Chess 2017 tournament!!!

♘Tata Steel♘ Tata Steel Masters ♗Tata Steel♗

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

This tournament will run from Jan. 14th thru Jan. 29th 2017. (13 Rounds)

Participants include Adhiban, Andreikin, Aronian, Carlsen, Eljanov, Giri, Harikrishna, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Rapport, So, Van Wely, Wei & Wojtaszek.

Average rating: 2753 - Category: 21 (FIDE-ratings of December 2016)

*****
*****

<<> Tata Steel Chess 2017 <>>

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

< 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 2017 - 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. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

ChessBookie Game

This is the Championship Leg for the ChessBookie game. Nice prizes given out to the top(10) finishers.

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

Jan-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Hello <Bookie>, new leg will start with Tata(??)

=)

Jan-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Yes, it will... I intend to put up winner bets soon, probably tomorrow or so. More announcements will be forthcoming shortly too. ;)
Jan-10-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: The Championship Leg has begun - place your bets on the fine selections of players in the Tata Steel Masters and Challengers tournaments!

<♔ Important Notice! ♔>

Bookie players, please take note of the Announcements section: the tournaments listed there are going to be the only ones guaranteed to be covered by the ChessBookie this leg (inasmuch as they take place as planned). So far, late March seems to hold no event of interest, but be sure to check back and participate if one turns up.

The <ChessBookie> has decided to adopt a policy of no longer attempting to offer daily or near-daily action; like the other betting contests on <chessgames.com>, we will cover only significant tournaments.

We made this decision, because the increasing difficulty of finding volunteers to run this game indicates that the post of the Bookie needs to become less time consuming to appeal to volunteers; and while minor events usually don't offer great profits to the players anyway, dropping the hassle with them will make the Bookie's work much easier.

This way, the ChessBookie Game can be kept running, and there will still be plenty of opportunities to make good headway on the Leaderboard for anybody who cares to make the most of the major events covered.

Plan your strategies accordingly, and good luck to everybody! :)

Jan-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: Can you put out a list of qualifiers and give the 10,000 bonus to each account before Tata Steel starts? Also, post the top ten prizes at stake. Thanks much.
Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <Can you put out a list of qualifiers and give the 10,000 bonus to each account before Tata Steel starts? Also, post the top ten prizes at stake.> Stop back later today for that.
Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Here is my list of qualifiers for the 2017 Chessbookie Championship:

4tmac
Barok Espinosa
Beholder
bishopbandit
centralfiles
Chnebelgrind
dunkenchess
fivealpha
FSR
gunsan
HowDoesTheHorsieMove
jared10001
kereru
kurtrichards
Kynas
naufallabs
Penguincw
Phony Benoni
pmosteo
Robin01
Smooth Operator
SwitchingQuylthulg
sydbarrett
TIMER
Touch of Knight
truepacifism
WinKing
wordfunph
xajik
ycsidney

If I made any mistake please let me know immediately!

I am going to now give all of the aforementioned qualifiers an extra 9000 chessbucks. People who didn't qualify should not give up hope; upsets are part of this game's history.

Prizes will be announced shortly.

Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Oops! How could I have forgotten <Sneaky>? OK, he's in the race too this year, please let me know if I've missed anybody else. It's simply the list of all top-10 finishers for the last 4 legs (including last year's championship.)
Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <THE PRIZES ARE>

First place: A $100 gift certificate, a 1 year premium membership to Chessgames.com, and immortality in our ChessBookie Hall of Fame.

Second Place; A $25 gift certificate, a 1 year premium membership.

Third place: A 1 year premium membership.

Places 3-10: A 4-month trial membership as well as automatic inclusion in next year's ChessBookie! championship.

Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: <cg> I also see you forgot <scout118> (but don't worry, you already gave that user 10,000 cbs; I'm just saying this in case someone else points it out).

But I think you might have forgotten <Boomie>, since in the Summer 2016 leg, you decided to add 2 more runner-ups (<Sneaky>, who qualified anyway, and <Boomie>):

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< Third place: A 1 year premium membership.

Places 3-10: A 4-month trial membership as well as automatic inclusion in next year's ChessBookie! championship. >

So are you saying that if you finish in 3rd place, you get 16 months of membership. Wow. :)

(I'll also assume that places 1-10 will all automatically qualify and have their name in the ChessBookie Hall of Fame)

Jan-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  scout118: <chessgames.com: Here is my list of qualifiers for the 2017 Chessbookie Championship:>

Hey, sport! Are you upset with me?;)

Jan-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Boomie: <Penguincw: But I think you might have forgotten <Boomie>>

Perhaps we missed an arbiter's decision. I did expect to play with the big boys and girls this time, though.

Jan-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Boomie> Jump in, the water's fine! ;)
Jan-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: That's what a great white once said, too.
Jan-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  sydbarrett: Omg, I just accidentally typed 3064 instead of 64 for a bet that was a hedge, i.e. a bet on an outcome that I don't believe in in the first place. lol. Oh dearie me. Don't say I didn't give you all a handicap. Ha... ><
Jan-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Boomie: <sydbarrett> Ouch. That wasn't just a hedge. That was a bocage.
Jan-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Sumthin' wrong with my screen, I have all these "Discard Ticket"s on my page... Ugh!
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