| page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 323
|1. K Gutkind vs T Haimovich
|| ||0-1||79||2014||Isle of Man Masters||C18 French, Winawer|
|2. Graham Smith vs J van Foreest
|| ||0-1||38||2014||Isle of Man Masters||A09 Reti Opening|
|3. S Williams vs C Boelhouwer
|| ||1-0||49||2014||Isle of Man Masters||B25 Sicilian, Closed|
|4. A Hill vs E Paehtz
|| ||0-1||44||2014||Isle of Man Masters||A25 English|
|5. B G Smith vs V Hansen
||1-0||15||2014||Isle of Man Masters||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|6. L Tolhuizen vs D Gormally
|| ||0-1||25||2014||Isle of Man Masters||A48 King's Indian|
|7. Tarjan vs J van den Bersselaar
||1-0||34||2014||Isle of Man Masters||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|8. E Sant Anna vs D Harika
|| ||0-1||38||2014||Isle of Man Masters||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|9. Baard Dahl vs J Hawkins
|| ||0-1||80||2014||Isle of Man Masters||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
|10. R Jedynak vs S Sipos
|| ||1-0||46||2014||Isle of Man Masters||A72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O|
|11. H Fabri vs Arkell
|| ||0-1||62||2014||Isle of Man Masters||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|12. O Kobo vs G Klein
|| ||1-0||56||2014||Isle of Man Masters||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|13. T Bartell vs O Reshef
|| ||0-1||57||2014||Isle of Man Masters||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|14. E Nakar vs A Mindlin
|| ||1-0||42||2014||Isle of Man Masters||C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense|
|15. A Merry vs A Givon
|| ||½-½||26||2014||Isle of Man Masters||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|16. N Steinberg vs F Klein
|| ||1-0||63||2014||Isle of Man Masters||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|17. N Veinberg vs D Raznikov
|| ||0-1||58||2014||Isle of Man Masters||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|18. G Popilski vs Y Shvayger
|| ||1-0||45||2014||Isle of Man Masters||B32 Sicilian|
|19. Skripchenko vs A Llewellyn
|| ||1-0||29||2014||Isle of Man Masters||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|20. Johnatan Bakalchuk vs A Boruchovsky
|| ||1-0||27||2014||Isle of Man Masters||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|21. Short vs C Duncan
||1-0||31||2014||Isle of Man Masters||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|22. A Tate vs D Howell
|| ||0-1||53||2014||Isle of Man Masters||C45 Scotch Game|
|23. D Kolbus vs A Gupta
|| ||0-1||47||2014||Isle of Man Masters||A15 English|
|24. D G Fridman vs M Efroimski
||1-0||28||2014||Isle of Man Masters||A09 Reti Opening|
|25. Y Afek vs M Marin
||0-1||24||2014||Isle of Man Masters||B07 Pirc|
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|Oct-13-14|| ||Conrad93: Compared to chess, poker isn't much of a skill game.|
|Oct-13-14|| ||Conrad93: The only reason to play it is for the money, but the game is pretty one-dimensional.|
Of course fanboys will be fanboys...
|Oct-13-14|| ||Conrad93: Perfidious, if you want to waste your money in the hope that PokerStars is fair and completely reliable go ahead.
I'll save my money by taking my chances at the casino where I evidently and clearly do much better.|
Is that a sign of some kind of magic, or is the reality that a site that was not too long ago shut down by the FBI might be a scam.
|Oct-13-14|| ||lechacal: Conrad93<Is that a sign of some kind of magic, or is the reality that a site that was not too long ago shut down by the FBI might be a scam.> |
PokerStars (Along with FullTiltPoker and UltimateBet) was shut down by the FBI because USA (a.k.a land of the ''free'') arbitrarily decided it was illegal to play poker online.
PokerStars is the only site to be shut down who paid back the money they owed to players. PokerStars even bought FullTiltPoker and paid the debt of FullTiltPoker (150 millions) to the poker players worldwide.
PokerStars managed this situation very well (in opposition to FullTiltPoker)
|Oct-13-14|| ||lechacal: Conrad93<The only reason to play it is for the money, but the game is pretty one-dimensional.> The only thing one-dimensional is your thinking process.|
<Compared to chess, poker isn't much of a skill game.> Poker is a game of skill but because you have no skills, you can't understand it.
|Oct-13-14|| ||lechacal: Conrad93. After reading all of your kibitz, i draw the conclusion that OrigamiArtist was right to say : <Conrad93 is an idiot. There is no point debating with idiots.> Good luck with your life and enjoy your ignorance and your mediocrity.|
|Oct-13-14|| ||Conrad93: Aww, someone is upset...!
This will surely ruin my day.
|Oct-13-14|| ||Conrad93: <PokerStars (Along with FullTiltPoker and UltimateBet) was shut down by the FBI because USA (a.k.a land of the ''free'') arbitrarily decided it was illegal to play poker online.>|
Yeah, that's not what happened.
|Oct-13-14|| ||Conrad93: <Conrad93. After reading all of your kibitz, i draw the conclusion that OrigamiArtist was right to say : <Conrad93 is an idiot. There is no point debating with idiots.> Good luck with your life and enjoy your ignorance and your mediocrity.>
That's saying a lot coming from a guy who seems to think poker is more than just gambling.|
Even knowing the theory won't guarantee that some complete newb won't beat you.
Overall, it's a game for the mentally challenged and the eternally hopeful.
May God have mercy on your soul, and may you recover from your gambling addiction.
|Oct-13-14|| ||lechacal: <Even knowing the theory won't guarantee that some complete newb won't beat you.> In the long run, the best player will always take advantage of the newb. You will understand this the day you will play more than 50 hands of poker a month.|
|Oct-14-14|| ||lechacal: <May God have mercy on your soul, and may you recover from your gambling addiction.> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQH...
listen at 1:25 and 2:54.|
|Oct-14-14|| ||lechacal: Conrad93. You are more close-minded about poker than Pope Radzinger was about homosexuality.|
|Oct-15-14|| ||GlennOliver: lechacal: < Good player can play 10+ tables at the same time. It is normal that they don't have time to chat.>|
Yes, for them it is normal.
But, as you must know, I am not talking about top human players, I am talking about the bot-shills which corrupt poker sites use to skim off large sums from genuine human players.
|Oct-16-14|| ||lechacal: <lechacal: < Good player can play 10+ tables at the same time. It is normal that they don't have time to chat.>
Yes, for them it is normal.
But, as you must know, I am not talking about top human players, I am talking about the bot-shills which corrupt poker sites use to skim off large sums from genuine human players.>
Bots are not run by poker sites, they are run by some programmers (not linked with the poker sites) which wants to make some easy money. When PokerStars detect a bot, the account is banned, the money on the account confiscated and distributed to the players who have been cheated.
|Oct-18-14|| ||fisayo123: Gawain had 9 decisive games in a row. Very rare at GM level.|
|Oct-19-14|| ||Ke2: Damn Nigel Short is still alive?|
|Oct-19-14|| ||lechacal: <Damn Nigel Short is still alive?>
Long live Nigel Short !!!|
|Nov-01-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <Sneaky: ...
So if your allegation is true it would be fairly easy to prove it. All you need to do is gather your data and that of other PokerStars players, then process the data with a computer and see if there is any phenomenon which happens more often than chance would allow.
Until you do that, I ascribe your experience to selective memory>
Ahhhh, Sneaky is being.... well, he is being a little sneaky! I love it!
|Nov-01-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <Ke2: Damn Nigel Short is still alive?>|
Don't hate on Nigel!
|Nov-01-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: James Tarjan 5.5/9: Darn good for a 62-year-old who hasn't played competitive chess for 30 years!!!!!!|
Count me a big fan of JT!!! A hero of mine from youth...
|Nov-06-14|| ||perfidious: <donkrad93: Compared to chess, poker isn't much of a skill game.>|
Nice try, but you are comparing a game of complete information to one which is, by definition, incomplete.
|Sep-24-15|| ||krippp: Since I can't seem to find a free chess forum where to post (how strange for a game played by millions), I decided to post this here:|
IDEA FOR MAKING CHESS MORE PROFITABLE:
While poker is also a game of chance, it involves high skill.
People play and lose at poker, because they think they can win, while in reality better players clean them dry eventually.
If poker had ELO-rankings, and equal players were matched against each other, play would stop. Equal skill, equal chance, game dead.
Add this idea to Internet Chess:
remove all rankings, face players randomly against each other.
Add arbitrary bets per game for the winner. A draw evenly divides the pot.
This way, everyone can get the belief of being able to win big money, and as they win more, they gain more cash to play with bigger bets.
So the game offer includes:
1) Time per game
2) Bet per game.
Now we all get rich easy, huh ?
|Sep-28-15|| ||krippp: Also doable is betting on other people's games, betting against other players who bet on the same game during the same move. This divides the profits among those who bet correctly.|
Of course the betting service takes its share of the profits, say 5% of winnings (or wherever the price competition between service providers sets the share).
This lets lazy and unskilled people to betting.
|Sep-28-15|| ||starry2013: It should be very easy to find the forum at chess.com|
Not a betting person myself.
|Sep-29-15|| ||krippp: Earlier it seemed I couldn't post there. Now I can. Whe-hee.|
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