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Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet
Folge dem Wege geradeaus,
meide die Tiefen des Meeres,
doch hab ich solch Wort hinter mir gelassen.
Der Mond scheinet auf jedem Wege,
wie die, in der Dunkelheit, wie Diamanten schwimmenden Fische; heiss wie durch Zufall Mensch - und hier bin ich.
Was hatte ich zu befurchten,
mit was zu kampfen,
bald ist es Zeit die Lasten zu legen.
Erteile mir noch mehr Kraft,
Kraft zur Liebe.
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet,
mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet.


Bio as it used to be:

<I dont have any favorite players normally, though Josef Emil Krejcik is brilliant =)

call me dakgootje, dakkie, dak, gootje or whatever you like ;-)

Lack any opening knowledge and thus improvise them quite often. well not always, i know some basic e4-openings... But i improvise on d4, sicilian, kings gambit and uhm caro kann and philidor and english etc etc etc =P but hey, i do know some of the names! =)

Improved a lot on openings lately, keep that in mind if you ever play versus me =P

There are three sides to every story-- yours, mine, and the truth

Still dont know what to studie next year but "you should view higher education as more of a matter for your self-development, rather than as training for a specific job." (quote-credits to mojo)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me as a friend.>

Docendo disco, scribendo cogito

My forum name is actually a reference to a childrens song:

<Oh Children, hear the Geese,
its cry will make you shiver.
For yet it knows that we will feas'
on tasty meat, and its liver.>

Cheers ^^

NOTE: I will not accept any fights, drama, name-calling and similar in my chessforum. They will all be deleted, no exceptions and no warnings. As it seems, there are other places to do such things. Full Member
   Current net-worth: 1,376 chessbucks
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   dakgootje has kibitzed 8492 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-21-14 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Think I'll sit out tomorrow. To get used to actually having some real virtual c$. Aaaaaand to improve my day-to-day productivity ;) Besides, these same players burned me last week at Baku; so I can hardly trust them to make me money this time around :P
   Oct-20-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <Mind my words: in 10 years, the focus will have shifted away from Iran and to Pakistan. And now I hope what I just said is not a major rook blunder> I'll grant you the first part. Iran has been stable and reliable for a number of years - even though somewhat of a nuclear ...
   Oct-18-14 A Pavlidis vs Dimitiros Kosmas-Lekkas, 2011
dakgootje: Would make a nice.. friday puzzle perhaps, at 30. ? The moves are generally natural, but 33. Qxg8 needs some calculation. The point is that after 34. ..Kg7 35. Rh7+ Kg8/Kxg6 36. Rf7 is mate. And 34. ..Kf8 35. Rh8+ Ke7 36. Rh7+ transposes into the same mates.
   Oct-18-14 A Ivanov vs Christiansen, 1996 (replies)
dakgootje: I <thought> 41. Bxd5 Kf8/Kh8 42. Bxc4 would work nicely. Only 42. ..Qd2/Qc2 was a bit irritating, but hold on - we could just take the rook 43. Bxa2, so no worries, that's absolutely fine. ..Thereby completely blundering into 43. ..Qh2#. That would've been a bit embarrassing
   Oct-11-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Give the man a farthing for his discovery! Nope - alas, according to the recest chessforum activity, you can't have that either.
   Oct-08-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Yeah, that happens more often that only specialty items are on offer for a game, no straight bets. I'm not specifically awesome at straight bets, but I like to have the option as well.
   Oct-06-14 Keene vs Tarjan, 1975 (replies)
dakgootje: <It seems to make a mockery of all those wise sayings about chess and war. In this POTD, white attacks the black position where it is strongest (the Rc8), not where it is weakest. Rc8 is after all the only black piece which is defended twice.> In a way, the black king is ...
   Sep-30-14 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <OCF> Soon he'll be a User: Blue User: Enk User: rev User: you User: gee
   Sep-29-14 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Sep-28-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <Charlie got FIRED!!!!! > Of course he got fired. That's what you get when you're in the habit of biting fingers.
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Oct-20-14  centralfiles: current position

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Fritz sees a small edge with 18.Nbd2,
18.Qxb4 is equal.
looks drawish either way but black has only 11 min for 22 moves.

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: 18.Nbd2 has been played
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: matalov is also low on time but not as bad.
he is also in a better position having just played 19...Bd5!

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20.Rxd5 exd5 Qxe4 c4 Qe6+ Rf7 Bc2 Qe8! and its all over...

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: never mind matlakov played 22...Kh8 not Rf7
well I did lay matlakov so I wont complain.
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: looks like both matlakov and bakthu missed 29.Rf1! and white is better
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: Now black has significant endgame edge

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Oct-20-14  centralfiles: looks like draw
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: indeed its drawn now they repeated.
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  dakgootje: Man, I was away for supper - and <somehow> Gochel managed to lose. Thought white looked totally fine and solid. Guess I'd better check how that happened.


Shame about that - but even so I did very well on the day. Think I'll end up with a networth of [positive!] 1500.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Nice! I only made a few hundred bucks - even though this was the best option for me :)
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: had 120 on draw-black I put on another 30 but missed closing time by a few seconds :( unfortunately I had a few hundred cb on losing bets as well so only plus a few hundred for me.
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: <Shame about that - but even so I did very well on the day. Think I'll end up with a networth of [positive!] 1500.>

I don't understand how you managed to do that your max bet should still only be 200 and even if you had 200 on draw-black your other losing bets shouldn't enable you to reach 1500+

hmmm... maybe you had 200 on draw in bot games and 200 on black-draw draw-black and draw-draw and 120 on the other longshots...

yes this makes sense it also means that if black-black then forget about it for this leg :)

Good luck great Dak :-

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  dakgootje: Yeah that was more or less the strategy.

With the additional benefit that my max-bet was 300 ;)

I couldn't be having with all my hard-loaned c$ collecting dust.. and interest.

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  dakgootje: <SQ> Nice - I wonder whether you'll regain first place.

So far Timer and I have moved in right opposition - so perhaps today my profit was made possible by his losses.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> <centralfiles> Good luck for round 1 of Tashkent!

I'm still not betting big... there's no hurry :)

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  dakgootje: ^ I approve of this message.


It so happens that I thought the games would start, say, 3 hours later. So I only entered the Batty Betting Race just before closing time.

Didn't really see much of anything with regards to value - so I've got a grand total of 200 on the line. Yes, that is <200> of my own chessbucks!

Oh, and good luck :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: How dare they start so early? So thoughtless and inconsiderate of them :(
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  dakgootje: No less than an outrage! It's unacceptable.

I shall write a letter of stiff complaint to my local member of parliament. I can not understand how the government is letting this happen!

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  dakgootje: Looks like I'll lose all of my wagerings today.

Small miracle the over at Radjabov - Karjakin hit. Their position has been virtually drawn since move 21 :/

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: I was backing Giri to draw with Gelfand... so I actually have one non-losing ticket ;-)
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  dakgootje: Think I'll sit out tomorrow. To get used to actually having some real virtual c$.

Aaaaaand to improve my day-to-day productivity ;)

Besides, these same players burned me last week at Baku; so I can hardly trust them to make me money this time around :P

Oct-21-14  centralfiles: <TIMER 5,725
SwitchingQuylthulg 4,354
centralfiles 3,656
Avalon Landing 2,849>

<dakgootje 1,376>
see what a good luck from Switch can do :)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: You're right, I should stop doing that :)
Oct-21-14  centralfiles: Hmmm... then again Dak made his bucks at Chigorin not Tashkent so maybe there"s a different factor :-)
Oct-21-14  centralfiles: No! dont stop I still need a good couple of thousand Cbs
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