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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

   dakgootje has kibitzed 8400 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-02-14 dakgootje chessforum
dakgootje: Yeah - the lass nickel should be a good matchup for young master Rapport, but so far couldn't convert. He had a comfortable position yesterday, but when they reached time-controle Rapport seemed very solid.
   Sep-30-14 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <OCF> Soon he'll be a User: Blue User: Enk User: rev User: you User: gee
   Sep-30-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: NOOOOO!!! The Others have won! Now we are doomed to a wintery hell :(
   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.
   Sep-23-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: --Just coming through!-- Exhalation by Ted Chiang was a joy to read! I quite liked his style :) --As you were!--
   Sep-23-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Ohhh that's quite nice :) Seeing the position, I treated it as a puzzle before checking the rest of your post. And I did get the 29...e3 30.Bxd2 exd2-part.. mainly after concluding that all obvious forcing moves didn't work. But I missed Qb4 [and Qa5 for that matter probably] as ...
   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:
   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
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  dakgootje: <cf><but no way am i competing for top spot any more>

True. Perhaps you might make top-12 by throwing all caution in the wind. But in any case I guess you learned a lot for upcoming legs :)

< i couldnt resist betting a few hundred Cbs when i didnt have any the other night and created Mr. central2 and placed the bets i would have made i actually made 616cbs for Mr. central2 but it dawned on me the next morning that I might have disqualified myself from the game.>

Yeah, well, best not do that ;D

It's of no consequence for the standings now - but probably best to check in at the forum of either ChessBookie or that they're aware of the situation :)

edit: Ah, SQ was on it already!

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  dakgootje: -

Should I Stay or Should I Go now?
Should I Stay or Should I Go now?
If I go, there will be trouble
And if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Don't ask me. But good luck for the final games!
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  dakgootje: Thanks :)

Let's hope for the best ^^

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  dakgootje: Only a small bets at The Bird vs The Fish still on the line for me.

Interesting whether it will be enough - or someone has made a major final day surge.

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  dakgootje: Looks like the last game of the leg, Gull - Stockfish, will finish with an unexpected win by Gull.

Current position [black to move]:

click for larger view

White is having all the fun. I might have some problems converting it - but a 3000+ engine..

The line for Gull stood at 15 - so very interesting what that means for the final standings.



hmmm.. This might get a bit hairy to convert.. Might even be a draw - although mister Bird and mister Fish still give +2.3 [white to move]

click for larger view

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Congratulations!!

I just hope we won't limit each other's profits next leg :)

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  dakgootje: We might very well do that :P

There was a <lot> of value to be had this leg - so I suppose it won't stay that way ;)

Thanks! It's nice to finally win a leg :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Let's hope it's the start of an era :)

Just think how much you'd have won by if you'd been around for the first part of the leg - there was at least as much value then!

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  dakgootje: True, true.. but who knows - I might've been unlucky! ;D

Was thinking just yesterday: over the last couple of years I've made quite a massive profit. Even when we include the legs were I forgot about it all, or got bored, after 5 bets ;D Think I might've made a larger profit than mister Bookie profited off me via juice.

Unsure how I'll handle next leg though. Might take a break; might change to a low time-investment big-bets strategy; might play as usual.

Guess I can't full ignore chess though - with the WC-match coming up :)

ps: Guess that first part was the key to my victory this time. Aside from the enormous value.

I haven't been all that lucky - but I haven't been really unlucky either; which helps a lot ;D

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  Annie K.: Congrats <dakkie>! :)
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  dakgootje: Merci madame :)

It almost looks like we are each others alter ego - with final net worths of +15,194 and -15,218 :P

Really, the one thing you should do is change your net worth's polarity. ^^

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  Annie K.: Details, details... ;)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Let's get ready to gamble!

2014 Match Round 1 IN-PLAY: Laznicka - Rapport :)

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  dakgootje: Let's rock! :)

Immediately an in-play bet, whaddayano. I don't know man, but I didn't get where I was last leg by skipping bets. Wait, I did.

Odd position though - don't think I've ever seen it before.

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  dakgootje: Crap.

I planned to bet, but forgot about it again xD

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: First bet of the leg and already you can't remember :)

Who would you have backed, Laznicka?

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  dakgootje: Nah, if anything Rapport. But I didn't really like the prize I could get - roughly half an hour before closing. So that would've been 50 or less.

Position looked strange and unbalanced - which I thought would be more his style. Further support for that was that he had a time advantage of perhaps 15 minutes over Laznicka. Herr Engine gave roughly equal, but at very low ply, so didn't trust that too much.

<However> I see that Laznicka has ended up priced at 7.55.. I don't know, given the unbalanced position I might've put a little something on him as well. Less expected winning chances, but perhaps more value.

So in the end I might've made a very small profit.. or simply broke even.

How/what did you do?

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: I lost a bit. White's position did look a bit shaky at closing time, but the odds for Black were just too uninspiring... and the previous leg it seemed you could make a profit by completely ignoring the position and pretending the game hadn't started yet, so that's what I did :)

But it was only a small loss as I didn't take risks.

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  dakgootje: < but the odds for Black were just too uninspiring... >

Yeah, I agree.

Last time I saw them, they were around 3.6ish. Which would be bet-able at closing time. Wasn't sure, given that substantial eyeballing was involved, but I thought the odds for black should be more around.. 3. Perhaps 2.8.

So given the small total handle, the odds were still much too loose with still 30 minutes to go.

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  dakgootje: Sitting out this round - this time on purpose. For the very simply reason that I have no idea.

Well, no, I guess there might be a bit of value on Lazzie below 40 moves. But aside from that..

Good that the Fide GP series starts soon.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Yeah... what happened to all that value?

At least I did have the draw in 41 or over. Not sure if it had value or not, but I had it :)

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  dakgootje: I don't know man.. the combination "value on the draw" and "Rapport" might be a rare occurance ;D
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: And Laznicka is almost as bad... but, hey, it worked out this time :)
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  dakgootje: Yeah - the lass nickel should be a good matchup for young master Rapport, but so far couldn't convert.

He had a comfortable position yesterday, but when they reached time-controle Rapport seemed very solid.

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