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Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Aug-27-14
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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 1047 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-27-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on round 2 is now open: Sinquefield Cup rd 2: Nakamura-Carlsen Sinquefield Cup rd 2: Nakamura-Carlsen: DRAW NO BET Sinquefield Cup rd 2: Caruana-Vachier-Lagrave Sinquefield Cup rd 2: Aronian-Topalov Sinquefield Cup rd 2: BENDER SPECIAL ...
 
   Aug-27-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
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.
 
   Aug-27-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on this game is now open: Sinquefield Cup rd 1: Vachier-Lagrave-Carlsen Sinquefield Cup rd 1: Vachier-Lagrave-Carlsen: OVER/UNDER Sinquefield Cup rd 1: PICK THREE We also have specials on both players: Sinquefield Cup: CARLSEN WALRUS SPECIAL ...
 
   Aug-23-14 Riga Technical University Open (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the last round is now open: Riga Technical University Open: WINNING SCORE: IN-PLAY Riga rd 9: Savchenko-Rapport Riga rd 9: Savchenko-Rapport: OPENING MOVES Riga rd 9: Banusz-Melkumyan Riga rd 9: Banusz-Melkumyan: HOW MANY MOVES? Riga rd 9: ...
 
   Aug-17-14 Richard Rapport (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Plenty of Bookie action available for Rapport fans today: Riga rd 3: Rapport-Boruchovsky Riga rd 3: Rapport-Boruchovsky: FIRST MOVE Riga rd 3: DAILY DOUBLE Good luck, and have fun!
 
   Aug-12-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the final round is now open: Olympiad rd 11: PEACE SPECIAL Olympiad rd 11: STOMACH Olympiad rd 11: Azerbaijan-United States: EXACT SCORE Olympiad rd 11: Poland-China Olympiad rd 11: Hungary-Ukraine Olympiad rd 11: Russia-France Olympiad ...
 
   Aug-07-14 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the FIDE election is now open: Ilyumzhinov vs Kasparov: WINNER Good luck!
 
   Aug-07-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the FIDE election is now open: Ilyumzhinov vs Kasparov: WINNER Good luck!
 
   Jul-26-14 Politiken Cup (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: <waustad: With 21 players within one game of first Bu Xiangzhi can't afford to just draw out his games for 3 rounds. This could stay interesting to the end.> Sounds like gambling time! Politiken Cup rd 8: Bu Xiangzhi-Moiseenko Politiken Cup: BU SPECIAL
 
   Jul-23-14 Biel (2014) (replies)
 
Chessgames Bookie: Betting on the final round is now open: Biel rd 10: Harikrishna-Hou Biel rd 10: Motylev-Giri Biel rd 10: Vachier-Lagrave-Wojtaszek Biel rd 10: PICK THREE Biel rd 10: LEAST MOVES TO WIN Good luck, and have fun!
 
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Aug-24-14
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  Chessgames Bookie: <WinKing> If I open too many whole-tournament markets, by the time the actual games begin quite a few players won't have any chessbucks left! Besides, those interested in backing the field can simply bet on all players other than Carlsen (and, obviously, those interested in backing Carlsen can bet on Carlsen).

The idea is good, and all suggestions are appreciated, but in this case there are too many other things to bet on. Besides, I also want to have some non-Carlsen markets; while Carlsen is the most popular player around right now, you can have too much of a good thing.

Aug-24-14  MarkFinan: <Which of the six players will lose the most games as White?>

I understand.

<If two or more players tie for most losses as White, all players involved in that tie will pay, with the exception of a six-way tie with zero White losses each (that is, no Black wins in the tournament), in which case the 'No Black wins' ticket will pay.>

I don't understand. ✌

Aug-24-14
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  Chessgames Bookie: <MarkFinan> Basically, what it says is this:

• If Topalov loses two games as White, Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave both lose once as White and Carlsen, Aronian and Caruana lose no games as White, then the 'Topalov' ticket will win.

• If Topalov, Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave all lose two games as White while Carlsen, Aronian and Caruana lose no games as White, then the 'Topalov', 'Nakamura' and 'Vachier-Lagrave' tickets will all win.

• If all six players lose one game as White, all six player tickets ('Carlsen', 'Aronian', 'Caruana', 'Nakamura', 'Topalov' and 'Vachier-Lagrave') will win.

• If none of the six players loses any games as White, the 'No Black wins' ticket will win.

Aug-24-14  Penguincw: < Will the imaginary money the bookie makes from his "cut" be reinvested in imaginary game infrastructure? >

In my opinion, it should! The bookie has probably made over 20,000 cbs via. juice alone this leg (and probably thousands more due to rounding), so it can't possible hurt to fork over a few hundred chessbucks (he should also do that so that when more than one ticket wins, payouts aren't so low). :)

Aug-24-14
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  WinKing: < Chessgames Bookie: The idea is good, and all suggestions are appreciated, but in this case there are too many other things to bet on. Besides, I also want to have some non-Carlsen markets; while Carlsen is the most popular player around right now, you can have too much of a good thing. >

Gotcha. Maybe in a future event you could try the idea.

Aug-24-14
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  OhioChessFan: I would suggest there be some point at which a negative balance ends a person's participation in that round. Much like the person who jimmies up <YouRang> prediction contest by picking all black wins once he falls way behind in hopes of hitting a jackpot and winning the Betting Ranker by that insincere effort at picking, so too does the efforts of people many thousands of dollars in the hole hoping to score one big win on borrowed money sort of reflect poorly on the integrity of the game. IMPO.
Aug-25-14  MarkFinan: <Chessgames Bookie: <MarkFinan> Basically, what it says is this: • If Topalov loses two games as White, Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave both lose once as White and Carlsen, Aronian and Caruana lose no games as White, then the 'Topalov' ticket will win.

• If Topalov, Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave all lose two games as White while Carlsen, Aronian and Caruana lose no games as White, then the 'Topalov', 'Nakamura' and 'Vachier-Lagrave' tickets will all win.

• If all six players lose one game as White, all six player tickets ('Carlsen', 'Aronian', 'Caruana', 'Nakamura', 'Topalov' and 'Vachier-Lagrave') will win.

• If none of the six players loses any games as White, the 'No Black wins' ticket will win.>

I'm not trying to complain I'm just pointing out that this leg things are more complicated. The usual suspects are at the top of the table because they know how to gamble. I just think that if it isn't broke then there's no need to fix it. ✌

Aug-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <Will the imaginary money the bookie makes from his "cut" be reinvested in imaginary game infrastructure? Or will he fritter it away on an imaginary private jet or an imaginary beach house in Bali?>

We don't specifically funnel his juice back into the game, but with the new "payday rule" it could very well be that the economy has enough stimulus to make up for his inevitable taxation. The payday money doesn't come directly out of his account, though. It is created out of thin air, just like the Federal Reserve does.

Aug-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Take the imaginary money and go on an imaginary vacation to Tahati!! =))
Aug-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <just like the Federal Reserve does>

LOL!!! Um, you wanna be careful, if this goes on, you may just find yourself posting to the Rogoff page one of these days. ;p

Aug-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: The bookie is obviously libertarian :-)
Aug-27-14  centralfiles: Carlsen rating special:
It would be interesting to compare the odds of Carlsen's rating going down in a 9 game event versus a 10 game event like ours. The point is that Carlsen expected performance against these opponents (average elo 2788) is 6.14/10 meaning if Carlsen doesn't win 3 more games than he loses his rating will almost certainly go down but in a 9 round event his expected performance is just about 5.5/9 meaning if he wins only 2 more games than he loses the effect on his rating is up in the air (it would depend on exactly whom he lost to and whom he won). Which seems to mean that the odds of him losing rating points in a 10 Round tournament is significantly higher.
Aug-27-14  centralfiles: Of course an 8 round event would give the greatest odds for UP as then even a 5/8 performance would see his rating go up. This is easy to see as 5/8 is smaller than 6.5/10 (In sinquefield cup 6.5/10 is needed for a higher rating).
Aug-27-14  Penguincw: Semi-jackpot!

Yaroslav the Wise: NEPOMNIACHTCHI SPECIAL : 7.5 or more [cash in ticket] 3 YOU WIN! COLLECT 917 305:1 305.67 917 Aug-27-14

Would the person with the other half of the jackpot please come forward, so that you and I can celebrate together. Thanks. :)

Aug-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Any live betting during the game today 'Mr. Book'?
Aug-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <WinKing> Probably not, though I may change my mind if Carlsen sacrifices half his pieces.
Aug-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: < Chessgames Bookie: <WinKing> Probably not, though I may change my mind if Carlsen sacrifices half his pieces. >

lol Count me in if that happens.

Aug-27-14  centralfiles: Based on the net worth fluctuations my guess is <sneaky> bets on long shots and <wordfunph> bets on favorites.
Aug-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: I do enjoy longshots. My screen is filled with tickets like these

<Sinquefield Cup rd 1: PICK THREE : White-Black-White [info] 2 LIVE BET 208:1>

I didn't even know who I was betting on. 208:1 odds? I'll take it.

Aug-27-14  centralfiles: Sneaky you should take a moment to think before grabbing those 208:1 bets often a rough calculation of the odds will show that its actually worth far less <Sinquefield Cup rd 1: PICK THREE : White-Black-White> final odds posted are about 111.3/1
lets assume Whites(Aronian) chances in game 1 is 25% and the same for black(caruana) in game 2 and Lagrave has a 15% chance against Carlsen that would give you about even money for your bet, not bad but not great either, But i find sometimes there are very long shots that are not worth even 500/1 if you think about it.
Aug-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: -Nb4 played.Interesting to see how quickly Maxime will respond.
Aug-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <moronovich: -Nb4 played.Interesting to see how quickly Maxime will respond.>

Wrong forum,you moron !

Aug-27-14
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  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.
Aug-27-14  Penguincw: What did I just read?

BTW: Was it you <Sneaky> that bet 3 on <7.5 points>? If yes, sorry about that, but I'm getting kinda desperate. :)

Aug-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

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