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|Mar-30-14|| ||lostemperor: PAIR BETTING RANKER FINAL
$-13.89,The Last Straw
|Mar-30-14|| ||lostemperor: Large Payoff Pair results:
$23.00,Aronian-equal-Svidler, Billy Vaughan
$11.50,Anand-above-Aronian, Penguincw + whiteshark
$11.50,Andreikin-above-Topalov, BobbieM + moronovich
$11.50,Andreikin-equal-Mamedyarov, Golden Executive + SwitchingQuylthulg
$7.67,Anand-above-Karjakin, babakova + Penguincw + whiteshark
$7.67,Anand-above-kramnik, cromat + Karposian + Penguincw
$7.67,Andreikin-above-Svidler, KKDEREK + lostemperor + Penguincw
$7.67,Mamedyarov-above-Topalov, lostemperor + OhioChessFan + YouRang
|Mar-30-14|| ||lostemperor: An impressive victory for <Penguincw> winning all three rankers in a very tough contest with daring predictions!|
<Penguincw> was right on ANAND 1st, ANDREIKIN 3-5 (4th) and very close on ARONIAN 6/7 (5-7)!
Second place for <WannaBe> (a better medal in the Square Ranker than in the Absolute (Bronze)) who overtake Predictions' Title Holder <YouRang> in the Hall of Fame! He was pessimistic about his chances but fine risky predictions made him get Silver in the Pair betting Ranker (higher than third in the Absolute ranker)!
Same also goes for <WinKing> in the Square Ranker!
Bronze for <Karposian> !
Congratulations and thanks all for joining!
|Mar-30-14|| ||lostemperor: A quick look at <YouRang> forum tells me that the next big tournament is <the Norway Chess Norway Chess 2014>:|
Dates: June 2-13
Players: Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Topalov, Caruana, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, and 2 others to make a total of 10.
|Mar-30-14|| ||WinKing: Thanks for running & hosting this contest <lostemperor>.|
Congratulations to all of the medal winners! Special kudos to <Penguincw>
on leading in every category!!! You were a virtual prediction monster...I mean that in a good sense of course.
|Mar-30-14|| ||Penguincw: Wow! Even I didn't see that coming, and I made the predictions. The second "all-gold" tournament for me (now if only I could come up with a triple crown in YouRang's contest). Well, thanks for hosting, congratulations to the "consolation winners", and see you next time.|
|Mar-30-14|| ||Karposian: <Penguincw> What a fantastic performance. Congratulations.|
Thanks so much <lostemperor> for a great contest. I must say I am already looking forward to the Norway Chess tournament!
|Mar-30-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Thanks Yoda|
|Mar-30-14|| ||The Last Straw: Wheee!! 3rd last. Hooray!
Anyway, thanks <lostemperor> for holding ths contest and congratulations to all of the winners.
|Mar-30-14|| ||WannaBe: <lostemperor> Thank you! Thank you! Thank you.|
Wow, Wooo Hooo!! Did not expect this (result) at all! =) Go Norway Chess Tournament!
|Mar-30-14|| ||Golden Executive: Thanks <lostemperor> for hosting and running.|
Congratulations to all the medal winners! and especially <Penguincw>, just awesome.
See you guys next time.
|Mar-31-14|| ||moronovich: Thanks for hosting <lostemperor> and congratulations to <Penguincw> for a fantastic performance and a well earned tripple victory.|
See you all at the next tournamentt.
|Mar-31-14|| ||lostemperor: Of course in my final report I forgot to mention <BobbieM> who came second in the Absolute ranker!:)|
|Mar-31-14|| ||lostemperor: Only as little as two pairs were not predicited in the unlikely standings (just to show how well we have done :))|
$0.00,Andreikin-equal-kramnik, (0 winners)
$0.00,Mamedyarov-above-Aronian, (0 winners)
For future reference here the standings as it should be according to the chess ELO ratings at the start of the tournament
1. Aronian 2830
2. Kramnik 2787
2. Topalov 2785
4. Anand 2770
4. Karjakin 2766
6. Svidler 2758
6. Mamedyarov 2757
8. Andreikin 2709
|Mar-31-14|| ||YouRang: Thanks for running the contest <lostemperor>. I see that my bid for medals all faded rapidly toward the end. Usually that only happens in my contest.|
Congrats to <Penguincw> for the brilliant prediction, and <WannaBe> for grabbing the top career medals spot (grr.)
|Apr-01-14|| ||BobbieM: Thanks for this, considering this was my first time predicting, I came second in a chart, so that must mean something.|
Can er, someone explain to me my achievements? lol
|Apr-01-14|| ||BobbieM: Ok, I've actually read some of the blurb now. My main error was over estimating Aronian and completely dismissing Vishy. Never again!|
|Apr-01-14|| ||Everyone: <Breaking news:
< World Championship 2014 in Norway
They waited to see who would be the challenger. When it became clear that it was Anand the Norwegian government made an express bid to FIDE to stage the event in World Champion Magnus Carlsen's home country. The dates are not fixed, but the venue is – and it is spectacular: the match will be played on oil rig in the North Sea! We have an interview with the Norwegian Oil and Energy minister.
|Apr-01-14|| ||lostemperor: Thanks. This is not April's fool joke? :)|
|Apr-01-14|| ||WannaBe: Hey, they had it on top of New York, why not an oil rig!|
|Apr-02-14|| ||positionalgenius: What will be the Next event with predictions, <emperor>?|
|Apr-02-14|| ||lostemperor: <positionalgenius> This is next strong tournament: http://norwaychess.com/en/
Starting June 2nd. The 10 players are not complete yet but so far this is the line up|
Two Norwegian players are playing a match for one place and then another is open still. I hope for Nakamura or Wang Hao. Or Anand of course although I don't think he wants to play in Norway already ;)
|Apr-02-14|| ||lostemperor: Meanwhile, I read, there will be a Vugar Gashimov Memorial on April 20 in Azerbaijan http://www.chessdom.com/vugar-gashi.... A very strong field but with just 6 players it is less interesting for a prediction contest.|
|Apr-03-14|| ||The Last Straw: <lostemperor: This is not a joke?>
<Everyone> just reposted an April Fool's joke that was published on ChessBase. :)|
|Apr-08-14|| ||lostemperor: I figured it was since it was on April 1st. It would not be bad for one round though:)|
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