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Chessgames Bookie
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Dec-01-20
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   Chessgames Bookie has kibitzed 2094 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-22-20 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Yes, Dec. 13 is logical. Unfortunately, hasn't posted the dates for last 3 quarterfinals. Nakamura-Fedoreev has been set for Dec. 3, but no start time. Meanwhile I'll set up some bets for this Skilling event.
   Oct-25-20 Sargon chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Sargon, Can you help me give the bettors a payday, or put me in contact with someone who can? They want an infusion. thanks, jingohanson, acting Bookie
   Oct-07-20 Norway Chess (2020) (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Please join us at the ChessBookie room for some fun wagering, play money. Tough competition! Altibox Norway 2020, Rd 6: Aronian-Caruana Thanks
   Oct-01-20 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Rub your lucky charm! Time to bet on the Winner of the upcoming Altibox tournament. Altibox Norway 2020: Winner! Gens una sumus
   Sep-16-20 Petrosian vs Stoltz, 1952 (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: I had no idea that Kotov won that tournament, and with what a score!!
   Sep-15-20 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (2020) (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: And how will Alireza do tomorrow against the Champ? St. Louis Rapid & Blitz, Rd 7 Rapid: Firouzja-Carlsen Place your bet (after checking your crystal ball, of course).
   Sep-13-20 Champions Showdown Chess 9LX (2020) (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Speaking of draws, how many today in round 7? Starts in a few hours. Only one in Rd 6 yesterday. Place your bets! Click ChessBookie at the top of the page to play!
   Apr-19-20 moronovich chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Hi moronovich, I'm jingohanson, the new Bookie. The Pick two is for day four of the event, with the games I posted. Sorry about the confusion. I should have put (Day 4) in the description. Thanks for welcoming me. Your suggestions are welcome. Ciao, jingohanson
   Jan-11-20 chessforum (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: >OHF> did the bug spray help? :)
   Dec-23-19 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Chessgames Bookie: Just for the record. Annie and Twinlark were volunteers. I posted more on my profile page. 😊
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  morfishine: <beatgiant> I had no idea, thank you for the information
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  technical draw: What do I have to do to get some breathing space from <rough sleeper>? This reminds me of the movie "Top Gun" when Maverick says, "I can't get him off my tail!"
Nov-07-20  rough sleeper: <technical draw> I'm all over you like a blanket over a hobo, like a hobo over a can of beans! yummy by the way
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  technical draw: <rs> Let's not get complacent. In the last rounds players go all in and another "sleeper" might just pass us both.
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  moronovich: Dear Bookie : When will this leg end ?

Thanks in advance.

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  jingohanson: I wish I knew how to end the leg, how to have a payday, how to increase limits. Annie K. left Chessgames. She recommended I contact Sargon for assistance. As you can see from a message I sent him above, I don't know what to do. If any one of you old-timers has a suggestion, please let me know. About all I can do is set up and pay off bets. Do any of you know an administrator?
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  OhioChessFan: <penguincw> would be the person I turned to.
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  beatgiant: <jingohanson>
At least User: penguincw has recently posted here as having run the chessbookie game before.
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  beatgiant: <jingohanson>
User: penguincw profile page also mentions User: SwitchingQuylthulg and User: wordfunph as other previous chessbookies.
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  beatgiant: <jingohanson>
But unfortunately the User: SwitchingQuylthulg profile indicates that the user has quit so you're left with penguincw and wordfunph.
Nov-08-20  rough sleeper: i might be mistaken but i believe user <WinKing> was also once a bookie.
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  technical draw: <rough sleeper> I see you have taken the lead. But not for long (I hope).
Nov-09-20  rough sleeper: <technical draw>
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  technical draw: Thanks <Bugs>. The war is on! I'm maximizing my bets and fortifying my Siegfried line. Operation Barbarossa will become a schoolyard fight compared to when I unleash my armies. Beware of the enemies at the gate!
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  Penguincw: Hi. I just noticed I was mentioned.

Unfortunately I do not have any information that may be of help. <Susan Freeman> is likely an admin on this site, so she may be able to assist.

As you know, ending the leg, checking the files, Pay Day, etc. are functions that user run bookies do not have.

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  Sargon: <jingohanson: I wish I knew how to end the leg, how to have a payday, how to increase limits. Annie K. left Chessgames. She recommended I contact Sargon for assistance. [...] I don't know what to do. [...]>

Greetings, <jingohanson>. First of all, please accept my apology for not responding sooner to you.

Unfortunately, the fact is that the process for the quarterly ChessBookie leg changeover is somewhat manual, inasmuch as it was never automated to the point that anyone besides a super-admin such as Daniel or myself could accomplish it.

So what I'm going to do is proceed with the changeover for the new ChessBookie quarterly leg, and at the same time I'll make an outline of the steps I take when doing so.

<Additionally (and most importantly) I'll automate the "chessbookie quarterly leg changeover" process> so as to "fill in the gaps", andómoving forwardóthis will provide the ability for an administrator to perform the procedure.

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  beatgiant: <Sargon>
I don't think we're near the end of the leg yet. It's important to announce in advance when the leg will end, because that affects how aggressively people will bet.

Right now what we need is the 1000 cb "salary."

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  technical draw: <beatgiant> Hey! Let's end it today. And whoever is in first place wins, hehehe.
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  technical draw: I think I'm hedging my bets too much in this round. Even winning I might lose.
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  beatgiant: <jingohanson>
My suggestion: go onto various pages here and advertise "Last chance to bet in the fall leg before payday!" and then, after recruiting a few more players, nag <Sargon> again about the payday.

Going forward, I think <Sargon> really needs to authorize the chessbookie to operate the payday function.

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  beatgiant: By the way, can anyone tell me roughly when is the leg projected to end? This is important for us to plan our strategies.
Nov-22-20  rough sleeper: <beatgiant> i believe Dec. 13th is a good guess.
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  Chessgames Bookie: Yes, Dec. 13 is logical. Unfortunately, hasn't posted the dates for last 3 quarterfinals. Nakamura-Fedoreev has been set for Dec. 3, but no start time. Meanwhile I'll set up some bets for this Skilling event.
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  martin moller: Hi Chess Bookie - I know I said this before, but I think it would be a fun idea to also have some sort of price for ending dead last in the leags. itĀLs not as easy as one might think (you actually have to win some to get that extra minus). Best of luck to all participants. Also <morfishine> whom I finally surpassed in the wintherleg.
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  martin moller: Sorry I mean The 2020 Fall Leg.
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