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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: 185 chessbucks
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   dakgootje has kibitzed 8503 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-24-14 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: I'm just upping my yoyo skills, in case I ever need them. For instance, when I'm abducted by Alternative Sports-terrorists and I need to set a new yoyo record, or die. Thought these two games were quite likely actually to end decisively.. Ah well, round-5 features a pick-3, so not
   Oct-22-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
dakgootje: <keypusher: I have to say, I'm becoming a Jobava fan -- he's one of the more entertaining players out there.> Yessss.. Well, I can't totally disagree.. I'm simply very quickly getting a dislike of his unpredictability for betting purposes :P But purely from a spectators ...
   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)
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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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  dakgootje: Yeah, so far I only continued my bad streak at the Grand Prix's ;D

But good luck to you guys - if that has any luck charming power ^^

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Good luck guys!

Yes, one has to wonder if the Lady doesn't get tired of us telling her what to do - unless that's the whole idea somehow :)

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  dakgootje: The Lady is a Mystery, as befits Her. :)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Made a c$400 profit... could have been better, could have been worse.
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  dakgootje: I made some smallish profit. 150-200 or thereabouts.

And I made the decision to quit straight bets for this Grand Prix, and perhaps the following ones as well. Noticed that there'll be a pick-3 tomorrow though, so that's interesting.

Oct-22-14  centralfiles: about +500-600 here so not a bad day for anyone
the only way to make a killing with these kind of bets is to risk the house which is why were all acting like we are.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Good luck!

Made more bets today... more than I intended, actually. And yet I ran out of time :)

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  dakgootje: Let's have another generally positive day. :)

Always exciting, those pick-3's. Mainly rooting for a draw at Caruana-Andreikin today; any other outcome and I'll need quite a bit of help.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Holy neap tide... I tried to put a fiver on a bishop move to h3 at closing time, but it was too late :(

Now I'll have to think of a clever way to explain it as not my fault. Helpful suggestions will be welcomed.

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  dakgootje: <Holy neap tide...>

Don't curse around here please. Some of my bestest friends have had pine dates, and they're always very pineful.


<Now I'll have to think of a clever way to explain it as not my fault. Helpful suggestions will be welcomed.>

Were you by any chance influenced by tempting pick-3 options, cute cat pictures, the dictionary spelling suggestion of 'neap tide', or the current temper of Jupiter in the second quadrant? If any of those cases are true, somewhat-true, or not-really-true, then you can shove the blame to a local social and/or economical minority of your choosing.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Heh, pine dating has never really caught on in Finland, but it might solve a lot of social problems if it did. There are easily more pines than people, and they barely ever say "no", so nobody would have to be left alone.

It would cut down on the population of lifelong singles who waste their lives pining after somebody they can never get, or (if they're less choosy) resort to paid teens.


Thanks for the suggestions :)

Oct-23-14  centralfiles: i put my fiver on on time (1st Actually)
It was very rude of whoever put one on after that :) no need for excuses unfortunately i lost about 550cb on pick 3 Nak-giri and Radj-MVL. But i won enough to more than compensate for all those. good luck for tomorrow.
There was way quite some value left in the end on mamedyarov and on French opening moves i thought you would take those.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: I did back Mamedyarov. I might or might not have backed a French if I had the time; since I was late, it's a moot point.

Somehow escaped with a profit for the day despite the horror-movie start.

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  dakgootje: I can not understand how pine dating is not 'a thing'. Clearly it solves many problems, without many major disadvantages.

It's not possible in the Netherlands, as the tree to human ratio is roughly 1 against 1 million - but if that hadn't been the case..


I made the tiniest of losses today. Think 50 or something. I had planned to increase my DDD stake, but.. I forgot. So now it only covered my other pick-3 bets.


<There was way quite some value left in the end on mamedyarov and on French opening moves i thought you would take those.>

I don't really do exotics, like openings. The opening is one of the few where I guess value can be deduced. My problem is this: I don't know how. Years ago, when I did some very small [read: ineffective] chess bookie gambling - I tried a variety of approaches. And my record was mindblowingly bad, regardless of what I did. Often the opening-bets were just d4 / e4 / c4 / Nf3 / Others, or something. And generally either d4 or e4 cashed. And I was always wrong. I don't know what my record at the time was, for those bets, but it must've been something like 2 for 25.

It so happens that at the time I made many more serious errors, so I would've never been relevant for the leaderboard anyway.

I could've bet Mamed, wasn't it for the fact that I decided yesterday not to do straight bets this Grand Prix anymore. Don't know whether it's plain bad luck, this specific group of players, or something else - but without pick-3's and daily doubles, I would've been at -3k or worse this leg.

But that's a specific measure for this tournament. I'll still straight-bet other tournaments etc, if opportunity arises.

Oct-23-14  centralfiles: Its really not that hard to check jobovas recent games and see that he does sometimes play the french. I know no one else really backed it I had 60/95 in the final odds :)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Good luck!

Unfortunately I doubt I'll make much of a profit today.

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  dakgootje: That's defensible, if you doubt you'll make a loss as well :)

Got about 1250 on the line, so today would be a good day for some luck ^^

In general, especially for double trouble purposes, I'm in favor of WHITE today. :)

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  dakgootje: I'm going to dislike this round.

Giri-Caruana looks symmetrically drawish at move 11, which is really bad news.

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  dakgootje: Woohoo!

I <love> starting from scratch.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Is that why you've done it so many times this leg?

Made a tiny profit, c$100 or so.

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  dakgootje: I'm just upping my yoyo skills, in case I ever need them. For instance, when I'm abducted by Alternative Sports-terrorists and I need to set a new yoyo record, or die.

Thought these two games were quite likely actually to end decisively.. Ah well, round-5 features a pick-3, so not all hope is yet lost :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: All hope is barely ever lost; that's hope for you. It's hard to lose hope even if you <want> to.

You can leave everything for thieves, and whatever else they take, it's the one thing you'll still have. You can't sell it away; you <can> buy it, though you probably shouldn't. It can be worn by time and misfortunes to the point where you'd probably be better off without it, and still it won't go anywhere. And if it ultimately does break down completely, it will be long before you admit it - if only because you're so very used to it breaking down incompletely.

In other words, if abstract ideas were cars, hope would be an old Volvo 240... oh, wait.

Oct-24-14  centralfiles: lets not get carried away here, dont we all know the most inportant things in life are hopeless...
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