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dakgootje
Member since Aug-04-05
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.

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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.

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   dakgootje has kibitzed 8368 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-22-14 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <the problem with this strategy is it takes forever> Exactly my point. You don't have forever. You don't even have a mediocre amount of time. You have a couple of days. So take your risks accordingly ;) PROTIP: Decrease amount of bets; increase bet-amount.
 
   Sep-22-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: I don't think Kinghunt at #12 [4.5k] feels safe yet ;) I'd be very uncomfortable at spot 10/11 [5.3k] - but I'd hazard a guess the two of you [6k] should be fine.. Presumably.
 
   Sep-22-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <Annie K.: <dakkie> yeah, most inconsiderate of realistic racial annihilation scenarios to be so inconveniently difficult to reduce to story-length. ;s> Certainly! In most other respects, it's a positive finding though ;D -- I've downloaded the soft raining-story, so ...
 
   Sep-20-14 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Ohhhhh man, I thought the $200 category was Free Willy vs determinism. That's a bummer. My knowledge of Free Willy, especially the second installment, is unbounded.
 
   Sep-14-14 Bilbao Masters (2014) (replies)
 
dakgootje: Does anyone know whether there'll be post game press conferences? So far I could only find very short postgame interviews at the official youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bilbao...
 
   Sep-13-14 Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 (replies)
 
dakgootje: <agb2002: [after Bxc5 dxc5 Qxe5] Black can try to avoid it by exchanging the queens. For example, 39... Qd6 40.Qxd6 (40.Qb2 Qf4 41.e5 Kg8, unclear) 40... Nxd6 41.e5 Nf7 42.d6 Bxf3+ 43.Kxf3 Nxe5+ 44.Ke4 Nxc4 45.dxe7 Nd6+ 46.Ke5 Ne8 47.Ne4 c4 48.bxc4 b3 49.c5 b2 50.Nc3 with a won
 
   Sep-10-14 Mating Net chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Man, I hate when that happens. Once I gave almost-checkmate using the scholar's mate - without developing my bishop. That game wasn't fun.
 
   Sep-05-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: < Wait, is that true? I may have to retract that. I'll look at the code itself to be 100% sure.> Orrrr we could just ask SQ. I'd trust him more than the code.
 
   Aug-31-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <Of course it pains me that I'm not playing - especially when the odds are so often completely out of whack...> Yeah - but for some reason my mind rightout refuses to remember about chessbetting. And gambling 8 hours before lines close goes against everything I believe in, ...
 
   Aug-07-14 Akshat Chandra
 
dakgootje: Regarding his 'late' mastery, chessbase recently wrote on his extremely quick rating advances: <Although there were several strong ratings increases of 20 or 30 Elo (did we mention Hou Yifan?), there is one that is really beginning to stick out rather prominently: Akshat ...
 
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Sep-21-14
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  dakgootje: <i was heavy on under 41.5 and draw for aronian vs anand>

Yup, you and me both.

My bets were smaller than yours, but I too was rather convinced of a short draw.

<had i kept to my original strategy that got me to #1 in the 1st place i would probably still be #1>

Perhaps, hard to say afterwards.

I did check the winning bets afterwards, and with those odds I would've clearly made a loss with my usual strategy as well. Perhaps slightly smaller, but undoubtedly a loss.

<Im thinking af all those wasted hours spent on making all those bets...>

It's all fun and games :)

In no way is ChessBookie an effective method of obtaining CG-merchandise ;) So just see it as a game, you win some you lose some, with the added incentive that there are a couple of prizes.

<SQ><<dakkie> At least you're still in the lead>

Certainly! Now let's see some upsets at Durban to keep me in the lead ;D That price was way too good to be true.

Sep-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: It seems like the wrong Durban-boards are getting streamed on the official site.>

Thanks for the warning. Admit it, though - you're secretly hoping they're the right boards after all :)

Sep-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Of course I do :D

Bit irritating though - I'm totally in the blind on what my players are doing :P

Sep-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Chiron-Protector is one of those games where I feel completely lost. The difference between advantage and disadvantage is so invisible :)

To be fair, given how different their evaluations have been, it's not easy for them either.

Sep-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Didn't follow that game actually, so not sure around what point you said that.

Current position is


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In which we'd probably agree that white is never going to be worse. Probably winning, but for a human the technique might be tricky and there are obvious perpetual problems.

But in general with these unstable positions of Q vs Pieces I have no idea what I should do :P

Sep-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Congrats on hitting the Upset Special! I'll pay it when the round 3 games have started, so we can be sure the round 2 results were right.

Chiron did manage to convert... next up: Stockfish-Alfil. Poor Alfil seems to think it has an advantage :)

Sep-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <I'll pay it when the round 3 games have started, so we can be sure the round 2 results were right. >

Probably a good idea - it's all rather vague. Certainly chessbomb and http://livegames.fide.com/durban201... are not to be believed for this tournament. Chess-results is presumably okay - but I suppose it's indeed wisest to be skeptical about that as well.

--

I'm following Stockfish-Alfil right now! Poor Alfil is absolutely getting murdered :o

Looks like it could simplify to a QN vs RR endgame [QN for stockfish obviously], which should still be totally lost.


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18. gxh6 gxh6 19. Qe3 Ba6 20. Qxh6 Bxd3 21. Kh1


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Because caring for material is for losers :P

Sep-21-14
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  dakgootje: <Congrats on hitting the Upset Special! I'll pay it when the round 3 games have started, so we can be sure the round 2 results were right.> Ahhh didn't realize the third round was an evening-round.

Anyway, I would've taken worse odds. Didn't really know proper percentages, as we rarely have bets with such big rating differences, so had to take a bit of a guess.. But that guess indicated an upper limit of 20-25% for the No-Upset hitting. But when actually betting, I was a bit confused somehow, so in total I didn't dare to wager more than 2k.

Had I spend more time on the calcution, I'd probably ended up at an even lower figure - so I probably should've bet it bigger - but well.. that didn't happen.

Shouldn't linger too much in the past :)

Sep-22-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Are you backing a 100-move game? Spike-Cheng looks like it might have the potential...


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(after 50...Kf7)

Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: One of the few bets I'm not on :P Didn't really know how to go about it for making odds - so I didn't.

I am on practically everything else :D However I've got to go now [3 hours before the TCEC-lines close], and won't be back until after closing - so that's a bit of a shame :(

Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: I am on practically everything else :D However I've got to go now [3 hours before the TCEC-lines close], and won't be back until after closing - so that's a bit of a shame :(>

Yeah, having a life outside the Bookie game sucks :(

Needless to say, you're more than welcome to help me and <Annie> write a better story than last time. You're the man with the plan, after all :)

Sep-22-14  centralfiles: lost another 3000 on the 100 move game my net worth is now an amazing 337! cb once i started losing i lost my patience and bet impulsively trying to win it back.
Sep-22-14  centralfiles: Ill challenge myself to back to small calculate the odds bets ofr the last twp days and see how I do...
Sep-22-14  centralfiles: <SQ> is there a way to get a larger loan because i have nothing to bet with...
Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <centralfiles> If you've already received a loan today, you're out of luck for now; try again tomorrow. If not, and you have any chessbucks at all, try investing those chessbucks as the Loanshark likes people with zero funds.

Generally, since the size of non-hard-luck loans depends on your net worth, it's a good idea to take a loan just before you start losing; if you take your loan too late, you'll only qualify for a smaller loan. (The size of hard luck loans, on the other hand, depends on your credit rating. You should have a pretty good credit rating, so if your situation is miserable enough that you qualify for a hard luck loan there should still be some hope for you.)

Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <Yeah, having a life outside the Bookie game sucks>

It does!

Had a fairly good Durban round though - made a profit, despite missing the pick-3. Whereas more often I make a profit despite missing all my straight-up bets :P

So if my calculation was correct, if somehow all my TCEC-bets miss, I'll only make a loss of <200 c$. Quite possible to happen though, as I essentially faded Stockfish. Not something I liked doing, but the odds were just too good to pass on. So it's nice that Durban covers possible losses :)

<Needless to say, you're more than welcome to help me and <Annie> write a better story than last time. You're the man with the plan, after all :) >

Thanks - but I'll most probably only watch. Don't think I was around when the previous one you mentioned was written - could you link me?

I've hardly ever written short stories [much better at dialogues, [fake] newspaper articles and the like]. But recently I've had two very broad ideas, either of which I might give a try. So any and all short-story activity from me will go to that :)

The newspaper I read actually mentioned a writing competition, whereby they'd give a spot for the winners. That got me thinking about the writing actually. And as I hold the newpaper in quite high regard [though others might critize it as overly intellectual], I wouldn't send in anything I couldn't fully support.

But I don't know - perhaps neither idea will show enough promise.

Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <once i started losing i lost my patience and bet impulsively trying to win it back.>

Ah.. yes.. hardly ever a good idea.

<Ill challenge myself to back to small calculate the odds bets ofr the last twp days and see how I do...>

Possible, but if you want any chance for the top-12, you'll need to bet them aggressively. And perhaps limit yourself to pick-3 / daily-double.

Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <So if my calculation was correct, if somehow all my TCEC-bets miss, I'll only make a loss of <200 c$.>

Whoops. Made a mistake. Broke even at Durban :(

Sep-22-14  centralfiles: im up to 532 cb
the problem with this strategy is it takes forever
Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <the problem with this strategy is it takes forever>

Exactly my point.

You don't have forever. You don't even have a mediocre amount of time. You have a couple of days. So take your risks accordingly ;)

PROTIP: Decrease amount of bets; increase bet-amount.

Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Thanks - but I'll most probably only watch. Don't think I was around when the previous one you mentioned was written - could you link me?>

It started in such an impromptu way it's not entirely clear what belongs and what doesn't, but it's somewhere around Annie K. chessforum.

<I've hardly ever written short stories [much better at dialogues, [fake] newspaper articles and the like]. But recently I've had two very broad ideas, either of which I might give a try. So any and all short-story activity from me will go to that :)

The newspaper I read actually mentioned a writing competition, whereby they'd give a spot for the winners. That got me thinking about the writing actually. And as I hold the newpaper in quite high regard [though others might critize it as overly intellectual], I wouldn't send in anything I couldn't fully support.

But I don't know - perhaps neither idea will show enough promise.>

By all means enter - you have plenty of talent :)

Sep-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: So if my calculation was correct, if somehow all my TCEC-bets miss, I'll only make a loss of <200 c$. Quite possible to happen though, as I essentially faded Stockfish. Not something I liked doing, but the odds were just too good to pass on.>

So true... it's a horrible thing, value :)

Sep-22-14  centralfiles: Just looked at annie k forum link
never Knew everyone here Knows Douglas Adams verbatim
Sep-23-14  centralfiles: protector-stockfish hasnt been paid yet and the loanshark wont give me another loan so i have no funds for durban...
Sep-23-14  centralfiles: And with these odds...
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