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"My cousin Sammy told me a true slugger - a Szeged slugger - will always swing for the fences, and that is exactly what I am going to do. I am going to knock Kramnik out of the room with my 'home run punch.' My trainer and I have been developing it in camp. I just hope Vladimir's head is screwed on tight or it may end up on top of the demonstration board!" Game Collection: Lékó - Fireless and Boring?

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Current position of my game against <ahmadov>:

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White: ahmadov
Black: SwitchingQuylthulg

1.d4 Nc6 2.e4 d5 3.e5 h5 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.c3 Nh6 6.Bb5 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.h3 g5 9.Bd3 g4 10.Nh2 gxh3 11.g3 Bg5 12.Kh1 Bxc1 13.Qxc1 Bxd3 14.Rd1 Be4+ 15.Kg1 h4 16.Qf4 f5 17.exf6 hxg3 18.fxg3 Qd6 19.Qxd6 cxd6 20.Nd2 Kd7 21.c4 Rag8 22.Kf2 Ng4+ 23.Nxg4 Rxg4 24.Nf3 h2 25.Rh1 Bxf3 26.Kxf3 Rxd4 0-1

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   SwitchingQuylthulg has kibitzed 9108 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-13-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: <crawfb5> The big difficulty (apart from the obscurity, and the somewhat off hint) is that as far as I can tell, there are precisely zero English-language pages returned by a regular Google search that mention which game it is that the story follows, and even the ...
   Dec-13-17 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thank you Nuklu!
   Dec-12-17 chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: I moved the GCT table under the London one, hopefully it's more friendly now. It's still an eyesore, but I think that information should be there in principle.
   Dec-12-17 R J Dive vs P W Stuart, 1987 (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: <minasina> Judit Polgar vs P Kerkhof, 1987 . (If you miss a puzzle, you can find it easily in <Phony Benoni>'s Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2017 . There's also a Tactics Archive, but I think that's premium-only.)
   Dec-11-17 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> for organizing!
   Dec-11-17 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <Golden Executive> for managing, and congratulations to the winners and medalists :) Impressive last round from <WannaBe>!
   Dec-11-17 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <lostemperor> for running the contest, and congratulations to the winners and medalists!
   Dec-06-17 Stockfish (Computer) (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: <zanzibar: One minute/move is far from optimal for SF, believe me (or ask <AylerKupp>). Anyone who's done walk-throughs with SF knows odd moves show up until the ply count is very, very deep.> There's a figure (Figure 2) in the paper that indicates AlphaZero ...
   Nov-23-17 Tal vs Bagirov, 1967 (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: 49...Ke5 50.b5 f4 51.Kg6 f3 52.a4 Kd4 53.a5 Kc5 54.b6 axb6 55.axb6 Kxb6 56.Kxf6 Kc6 57.Ke5 Kd7 58.Kf4 Ke6 59.Kxf3 and ...Kf5 is possible.
   Nov-08-17 David Moody (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: <Phony Benoni> Happy birthday!
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All Hail Nuklu!

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <brankat> Good night! :-)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <brankat: <S.> <A..> <N..> <T..> <A....> [in 5 posts]> You'll no doubt be glad to hear I recommended you to <Penguincw> as a potential mentor ;-))
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Today's category, which (perhaps unsurprisingly) has some of the same people near the top as the previous category!

<The Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics Award for Most Games with White>

1. Georges Koltanowski (73.26%)

2. Paul Morphy (71.28%)

3. Alexander Alekhine (63.99%)

4. Joaquim Manuel Durao (62.79%)

5. Andrzej Filipowicz (62.04%)

6. Renier Gonzalez (61.08%)

7. Emil Joseph Diemer (60.68%)

8. Normunds Miezis (58.81%)

9. Robert James Fischer (58.54%)

10. Emanuel Lasker (58.43%)

If we went deeper or allowed people with less than 100 games, we would discover some further patterns - for example, CG's files for both Van Geet and Sokolsky have an overabundance of White games :)

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  moronovich: Lies,damned lies,statistics and AJ.;)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <moronovich> Everyone's favourite kibitzer misses out on making the Best Scoring Percentage list because of the 100 game limit. He'll have to upload another 11 of his wins :-)
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  moronovich: <He'll have to upload another 11 of his wins :-)> Lol!

Could make me believe in hell has arrived :)But when he looses,it seems like a more natural conclusion.

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And now it's time for the opposite of yesterday's category:

<The Morgoth Bauglir Award for Most Games with Black>

1. Branko Filipovic (74.05%)

2. NN (73.55%)

3. Mikhail Golubev (64.75%)

4. Valentin Lukov (63.25%)

5. Roger de Coverly (62.81%)

6. Edvins Kengis (60.78%)

7. Jan-Willem Te Kolste (60.00%)

8. Srdjan Cvetkovic (59.70%)

9. Bela Soos (59.41%)

10. Junior (Computer) (59.26%)

I'm not sure I'm surprised by the results ;-)

Dec-28-11  wordfunph: Switch, prosperous new year to you!
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  Penguincw: < 323. SwitchingQuylthulg -21,737 >

Looks like you've got worse. Better luck in the next leg.

P.S. Happy New Year!

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  Penguincw: < SwitchingQuylthulg: <technical draw: I agree with <dakgootje>, <Pen>. Your back-ups (or hedges) were not large enough to cover your main losses.>

But with bigger back-up bets his previous winnings would have been quite a bit smaller :-)

<Penguincw> At least you're no longer betting on every outcome :-) >

I will not do backups now. If I'm not sure what the result will be, I will rather:

a) Bet smaller.
b) Not bet in the first place.

BTW, I did have another betting strategy. I find it more successful (even though I used it less). I would randomly choose an event. Then, bet on every possible outcome, plus tack on a little more on the more favourable one. I did post it on my forum once. It's not visible now but here are the tickets:

Qatar Rd 9: Munguntuul vs Cramling : Draw [discard ticket] 5 LOSE 10:9 2.11 -- Mar-03-11

Qatar Rd 9: Munguntuul vs Cramling : Cramling [discard ticket] 6 LOSE 1:1 2.06 -- Mar-03-11

Qatar Rd 9: Munguntuul vs Cramling : Munguntuul [cash in ticket] 5 YOU WIN! COLLECT 71 13:1 14.38 71 Mar-03-11

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Yes, that's what I was referring to.

Because of the 5% juice, it's very seldom a good idea to bet on every outcome; you're essentially making a gift to the bookie. (Besides, even without the juice it would be practically certain that one of the options didn't have good enough odds to justify a bet; with the juice even more so of course.)

As there's more to ChessBookie than plain maths, it's possible for betting on every outcome to make practical sense in unusual circumstances (for example, you've bet on an outcome but the odds at closing time aren't what you were looking for, so you make up by betting on another outcome) - but even that would mean you've either misread the market or are trying to pull off some really exotic tactic ;-)

Good luck with the last week of the Fall Leg! The main thing now is not to panic; making plenty of money in the last rounds of a leg isn't nearly as impossible as <TD> would have you believe.

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  Penguincw: < Switch >

Thank you Switch. :)

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  Annie K.: Happy New Year <Switch>. :)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy new year everyone! ;-)
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