StregaChess
(old hand)
06/28/07 04:05 PM
Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra

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Sick. There's a reason people don't gamble on chess. Well.... normal people.



Nothing could be further from the truth. Go to Washington Square Park or any warm moist spot where deviant chess players congregate and you'll find folks gambling on chess.
(Yes you did say normal people but with that bar who gambles?)
It's small stakes compared to a poker player's prop bets but just the same chess players gamble. Asa Hoffman use to offer weak class players time odds and mating square. The "fish" could pick the square before the games started, like d4 (middle of the board) and Asa would have to "mate" the on d4 or else he's lose the bet.
Iíve watched IM Skirazi play GM Dzindzichashvili, in speed chess losing like $5,000 in about 20 minutes of play.
I guess the major difference in chess gambling is if you can put your ego aside you should be smart enough to know the outcome before the bet starts.



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