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|Jun-23-18|| ||Annie K.: <Ohio> if nobody tried betting on long shots, the rest of us could only find bets with really poor odds. It's not "cheating" by any definition, there's nothing wrong with it, and it stimulates the economy (having a nice pool on the long shots to bet against is an incentive for a larger overall pool), so you should be glad there will always be some who take that route.|
<WinKing> Hmm, given that (at chess24 anyway, I'm too lazy to look at the official site just now) ;p the Paris Grand Chess Tour ranking seems to count the Blitz event by tacking it on to the Rapid event, maybe it needs extra clarification whether our Blitz winner will be the overall tournament winner (Rapid+Blitz), or you will actually count the Blitz points separately. :)
|Jun-23-18|| ||OhioChessFan: <Annie> I get ya, but I also get your dislike for coin-toss bets. Is there really that much difference between the two? In both cases, people aren't truly trying to predict a chess result, but are hoping for some random run of luck. |
Anyway, I appreciate the people who put in the effort to be the Bookie. All of them are site givers and not takers. If I retire, I will have the time to take a shot at it.
And one more whine. I had both the Daily Double and Pick 3 and didn't play them out of cowardice.
|Jun-23-18|| ||Annie K.: Well, in a coin-toss bet <everybody> would be just hoping for luck, so nobody's bets would serve any purpose. That's why I don't offer them.|
But long-shot bettors in regular bets are contributing money to the economy most of the time. I figure they deserve their winnings on the rare occasions they do happen to hit a lucky guess, for this public service. That's a fair (as determined by natural statistics) price to keep some people motivated to provide us the opposition we need for good profits. ;)
<If I retire, I will have the time to take a shot at it.>
Oooh! When can we expect that? :)
|Jun-23-18|| ||OhioChessFan: <Annie The K: But long-shot bettors in regular bets are contributing money to the economy most of the time. >|
Fair enough. Anyone who's had some business or economics schooling will recognize this as strangely reminiscient of the arguments for/against pure speculators in the stock market.
<Oooh! When can we expect that? :) >
Some Monday when I don't feel like going to work any more.
|Jun-23-18|| ||WinKing: <Annie K.:...the Paris Grand Chess Tour ranking seems to count the Blitz event by tacking it on to the Rapid event, maybe it needs extra clarification whether our Blitz winner will be the overall tournament winner (Rapid+Blitz), or you will actually count the Blitz points separately...>|
<Annie K.> Rapid & Blitz are two separate things. The bet would have said 'overall winner' or 'Blitz & Rapid' winner. I don't think there is a problem there. I did the same thing for the Leuven, Belgium tournament & no one questioned it. I have done the same for this tournament. The bet I have <Paris Grand Chess Tour (Blitz) : Pick the Winner!> is just what it says - BLITZ.
|Jun-23-18|| ||WinKing: I thought about having an 'Overall' winner for these tournaments but decided on two separate bets instead. This way the betting members get 2 shots @ picking a winner.|
|Jun-23-18|| ||Annie K.: <Ohio> looking forward to that. :D|
<WinKing> Yeah, makes perfect sense, and besides, you know anything you decide is fine with me. What got me wondering was just that since chess24 (my favorite go-to site) doesn't provide separate results, this would actually mean more work for you. :s
|Jun-24-18|| ||Chessgames Bookie: Today, Sunday June 24th, is the final day of the Paris GCT & the end of the Spring Leg. The 10th round of the Blitz segment starts 2hrs earlier(12:00 CET - 06:00 EDT). Be sure to get your picks in on time.|
Good luck to all on this final day!
|Jun-24-18|| ||Chessgames Bookie: I'm expecting some radical changes on the Leadreboard today.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||sydbarrett: I finally finished taking my CFA exam yesterday lol. I was behind on the study so I really had no business playing ChessBookie at all, but I tried to fit some in anyway haha|
I put all my money on Aronian. From Hell's heart... I stab thee...
If I could do it again, I would put the other $4000 I had all on my old trusty Karjakin. But again, I had no business spending any time on this anyway so I didn't think it through.
I'm sorry I betrayed you my Killer
|Jun-24-18|| ||morfishine: morfishine: <OhioCluelessFan> Gawd, what a cry-baby, its only a game, a wager-less game, just for fun, a diversion, an escape...|
Ok, class dismissed
|Jun-24-18|| ||sydbarrett: Imagine if I was down 1000 to 8000 on the final day, and I win it all on one amazing bet?! heheheh|
Syd you brilliant boy you turn it down and let others win
|Jun-24-18|| ||sydbarrett: so close. he TIED for first. bwahahaha|
|Jun-24-18|| ||sydbarrett: wait one final game to the season left, and Caruana turned an endgame edge to a Naka edge and Naka wins it seems, and Naka broke the tie. My season went down to the finish line and I'm proud of it yeah|
|Jun-24-18|| ||mike1: Congratulations to Annie K.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||sydbarrett: Wow Annie won huh. GJ then. Never foresaw that|
|Jun-24-18|| ||Chessgames Bookie: What a close race we had in the Spring Leg of the ChessBookie game. <Annie K.> edged out <OhioChessFan> by 3 chessbucks. It doesn't get much closer than that folks! Congratulations <Annie K.>!|
I will let <chessgames> know that the Leg is completed so they can check everything over.
|Jun-24-18|| ||OhioChessFan: Wow, tossed $20 on the final round Pick 3 just to do it...ah well.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||sydbarrett: $20 can buy you two really tasty meals.I was in Manhattan yesterday so i bought $20 if Chic-Fill-A after exam and im still eating it. I rarely go to Manhattan the last few years|
|Jun-24-18|| ||Chessgames Bookie: Almost forgot, congrats to all those that finished in the Top 10 of this Spring Leg! You are entered into the Winter Championship Leg 2019 starting out with 10K chessbucks.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||morfishine: Congrats <Annie K>! Nice Job! |
You caught the cry-baby <OhioCluelessFan>!
|Jun-24-18|| ||OhioChessFan: I might join you <syd> Kind of funny in a way, really unbelievable.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||technical draw: Great finish. Congratulations to <Annie K>. <OhioChessFan> Too bad, you were a contender for the longest time. But that happens all the time in the horse races, you take a quick look back and someone zips right by you.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||Penguincw: < 1) Annie K. 8,274
(2) OhioChessFan 8,271 >
Oof. Is that the closest finish ever? But at least you qualified!
I'm more surprised on how fast the leaderboard accelerated. Within days 10th place went from about 3500 to 5700.
|Jun-24-18|| ||chessgames.com: Congratulations to the come-from-behind winner of the Spring Leg, <Annie K.> with 8,274 chessbucks. She'll be given a free complimentary membership.|
The other 9 runner-ups and qualifiers for the Championship are:
(2) OhioChessFan 8,271
(3) mike1 7,939
(4) yiotta 6,587
(5) Barok Espinosa 6,360
(6) paulvankerkhof 6,236
(7) priyamvada munjal 6,133
(8) pandemic 5,921
(9) Jammer 5,918
(10) kurtrichards 5,778
The next leg will start after a few days.
We'll be training a new bookie so some test-bets might pop up. Feel free to play with them (or not) — they won't count toward the actual game.
If anybody has the time and inclination to help with this upcoming leg, we are a bit short handed, so let me know here and/or by emailing email@example.com.
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