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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: 14,433 chessbucks
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   dakgootje has kibitzed 8129 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-14 WCC Editing Project chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <BrainGoesBoom><Doh! My eyes are going. Perhaps my plan to watch the Gashimov games is too ambitious.> Had something similar a few days ago. Calculated to make a decisive rook move with a rook I'd sacced two moves earlier. -- regarding the 4 options: I'd like the first
   Apr-18-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum
dakgootje: <SQ><I'm sure those who took more time to appreciate the visual art didn't mind the length, though.> Ah yeah, I suppose that might be true. I didn't read it twice, and not in the span of mere days :P One of the big advantages in that respect is that she somehow manages
   Apr-16-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Let there be Light!
   Apr-12-14 B Tuvshintugs vs Yifan Hou, 2014 (replies)
dakgootje: Nice game by black. I played fairly quickly through the game, and white seemed.. okayish. Not completely comfortable, but seemingly holding on without really any major problems. And then, starting with 18. ..Ne4, the position completely falls to pieces in 5 moves. Who knew.
   Apr-09-14 Merian vs Steinitz, 1884 (replies)
dakgootje: The main problem for blacks 21. Ne6 <Kc8> is that white has a lot of very tempting ideas. And you'll just see that one of them will work. There is for instance 22. Bxc7 Qc3/Qb4 23. b6 which looks uncomfortable. The knight hangs, which doesn't matter of black goes mate anyway
   Apr-02-14 twinlark chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: If I may but in here re: <The whole is more or less the sum of the parts>. Perhaps to avoid some confusion [or perhaps I'm reading your posts wrong ;] How would we define more [or for that matter less] ? It seems, from a very broad look at the last few posts, that you both ...
   Mar-30-14 dakgootje chessforum
dakgootje: Awww.. Yeah saw you ended up 12th :( Well, better than 11th I suppose - was a bit worried I'd finish there. Thanks :)
   Mar-29-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: In a bittersweet twist of faith, I didn't even fully miss the pick-3. Had a 50 on the correct outcome, netting me.. what was it, I think an additional 3700 to play with next round. So that seems sweet. The bitter part is that I had a 50 on it because it was a <very> tasty ...
   Mar-26-14 chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Yup, and you can't base on post-count either - because there are always posters who choose to kibitz.. let's say short and less-than-useful posts in great numbers. So you'd go towards Quality of Posts - but I won't even have to start why that's extremely problematic :) But ...
   Mar-17-14 YouRang chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <<lotsofemperors> Interessant!:) Where does that come from?> It's been chopped up and slightly mangled. The original is: < Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom> Which is ...
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Too bad :(
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  dakgootje: Just came back after 1-2 hours.

And Anand messed up :| That makes a <huge> difference. Now I've only got a somewhat disappointing day. Think a loss of 1k. Rather than utterly plummeting.

So that's nice. Still not in good shape, but clearly alive :)

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  dakgootje: So, tomorrow, Kramnik-Topalov 2: Reloaded.

I'll be honest. I have absolutely no idea what to expect. And would've rather seen Svid-Mamed in the pick-3 instead :P

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: I have absolutely no idea what to expect from either of those games :)

Good luck! You'll need it.

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  dakgootje: Svid-Mamed is mainly unpredictable because Svid is playing very shaky. So that happens - not easy to predict, but more or less business as usual.

Conversely, I don't know how Kramnik will cope. Obviously a rather tense game, even more so because Topalov won the previous encounter. So normally I'd expect Kramnik to come out fighting. But he seems to have been rather tired and pessimistic, blundering left and right.

So in retrospect it's quite logical that he choose to play very solid vs Aronian - which I completely underestimated. But this is Topalov. And given his current form, I think in a complex game he'll just have a very big risk of losing again. Moreover I think he knows this. So playing solid or wild.. think they're both bad options for him, and it influences the odds extremely much in my opinion.

So yeah.. I simply don't know. And I really don't know Kramnik well enough to make an educated guess what he'll do. On the other hand, I think Topalov will just aim for complications based on current form and revenge thoughts.

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  dakgootje: Is it just me, or are the stakes just very low compared to previous late Champion Legs? :S

Shame I've only got a max-bet of 2.5k.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Is it just me, or are the stakes just very low compared to previous late Champion Legs? :S>

Well, firstly there aren't as many people playing and secondly a lot of money is stuck in tournament winner bets. Thirdly, when I won the stakes were higher simply because I was betting so much - if only I had a max bet of c$10000 now... :-)

There's a difference, but I don't think it's all that big, at least compared to the last couple years; by now a lot of people have quite simply given up, just as has happened in the past.

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  dakgootje: Ah yes, 87k pooled for the tournament winner. That's quite a lot.

It's always nice to have you leading the betting troop :)

Anyway, unless the loanshark agrees to extend my loan, it seems my bets are placed. Thought he offers whenever you're out of cash and haven't taken out a new loan this day yet.

Luckily I still have a 500 from the wrongly paid out Topalov-Karjakin bet to invest. Which they'll retract as soon as they actually read their forum - but until that time it's a nice juice-free loan ;)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Luckily I still have a 500 from the wrongly paid out Topalov-Karjakin bet to invest.>

What else is new and different? :-)

The Loanshark only gives you daily loans if you're in or near the cellar or your net worth is more than about double your loan.

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  dakgootje: <or your net worth is more than about double your loan.>

Crap, so close :( Ah well, doesn't help to worry about that.

Good luck Switch with your VeryLate comeback :P

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  wordfunph: <dakkie>

last hurrah today, good luck!

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  dakgootje: Thanks - you too!

Heh, I've got nothing to lose - but you're in quite a scary position! You could stand pat.. but there are obvious dangers that it won't be enough.

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  dakgootje: Best of luck everyone for this one last round :)

Got still some limited chances to reach the top-10, but in practice none to win. Shame about late p-3 betting, decreased my odds for making the top-10 by quite a bit. Hell, I even had chances to overtake the current first place :P Ah well, it's all in the game.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> <wordfunph> Good luck!

Unfortunately Topalov's loss yesterday killed any chances I might have had :(

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Funny thing, though... on the last day of the leg, I finally made it to the maximum c$1000/day loan category, but I had no use for those 1000 bucks!
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  dakgootje: will be very close whether I've made top-10.


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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Had Svidler won I'd have made the top 10. But compared to my previous bad luck involving Svidler games in last rounds of legs this one doesn't really register :)

Go <dakkie>!

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  dakgootje: What really? How would you manage that?!

Even if you put the full 1k on BBD, you'd win 35k, so you'd require an additional 10k+? :S

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: c$1000 on BBD, c$1000 on Svidler, c$1000 on Karjakin and c$64 on a longest game of 90-99 moves ;-)

But it was not to be.

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  dakgootje: Oh. Wow. Nice.

Yeah, the odds of hitting that were practically negligible - but I hadn't thought you'd even have a theoretical chance :P

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: And the results are in... :)

<1. Absentee 36,448
2. Touch of Knight 27,344
3. Barok Espinosa 27,007
4. wordfunph 19,380
5. Midas Touch 17,787
6. Golden Executive 16,892
7. Diademas 15,644
8. dakgootje 14,433
9. Robin01 13,900
10. ManicSquirrel 12,795
11. martin moller 12,379
12. Annie K. 10,992>

Congrats <luckydakkie>! Let's hope Bookie gives prizes to the top 12 by accident... ;-)

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  dakgootje: Rock on! :D

It's good I did not forget my secondary options today again, as BDD was one of them :P

I'm actually quite astonished Touch of Knight and Barok Espinosa supposedly didn't make a big effort to take first. Coming into the last round, they were at 25.2k and 26.8k - so either could put say, 10k on a single option. As long as it isn't a draw, you'll get bigger than even odds - with chances to take first place (!). And if you lose, you'll still make top-10.

But perhaps they just wanted to solidify 2nd or 3rd place - in case that'd give special rewards as well.


Anyway, great to have made top-10 starting with only 1k. Next year I'll aim fully for first place again ;)

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  dakgootje: ..or they might've taken substantial risks - but somehow managed to break even. I forgot that option :P

Heh, nice to be lucky at such a crucial moment :)

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  Annie K.: <..or they might've taken substantial risks - but somehow managed to break even.>

I did that, approximately... ;s

'Grats! :)

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  dakgootje: Awww.. Yeah saw you ended up 12th :(

Well, better than 11th I suppose - was a bit worried I'd finish there.

Thanks :)

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