06/29/07 07:42 PM
Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra

here is a good chess prop that is very winnable. better prop than raptor's at least imo because it doesn't rely on someone being crazy.

bet that you can draw (or even win against certain computers) a computer rated in the 2200-2600 range, probably don't want to go to high though since it will make it obvious something is up. make the time control 3 minutes (possible 2 or even 1 if you get good at it, no inc is critical though) and make sure the bet allows you 4 or so tries as white (also critical). if you are rated 1600-1700 like me you will NEVER beat a 2400+ computer at 3 minute chess through typical means. however, certain computers have little exploits that allow you to lock up the board very easily and just shuffle pieces for a draw, and very often win on time depending on how the computer's move selection algorithm works.

here is a demonstration i played today against a 2200ish computer. i am out of practice, it takes some getting used to, and every computer is different. so you definitely have to train with the particular software/hardware setup in advance. cherry picking the computer is KEY and its the only hitch that may turn off the mark.

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 d5 3. f4 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 c4 7. Bc2 g6 8. O-O
Bf5 9. a3 Bxc2 10. Qxc2 h5 11. g3 Bg7 12. Rf2 Ne4 13. Rg2 Na5 14. Nbd2 Nb3
15. Rb1 Nexd2 16. Nxd2 f5 17. Nf3 a5 18. Bd2 a4 19. Be1 Qd6 20. Kh1 b5 21.
Kg1 Na5 22. Kh1 Nb7 23. Kg1 Qd7 24. Kh1 Nd6 25. Kg1 Ne4 26. Kh1 e6 27. Kg1
Qc7 28. Qe2 Qf7 29. Kh1 Qe7 30. Qf1 Qd6 31. Qg1 Qd7 32. Qf1 Ra5 33. Qg1 Nd6
34. Qf1 Ne4 35. Qg1 Qd8 36. Qf1 Qd6 37. Qg1 Qc7 38. Qf1 Qd6 39. Qg1 Qc7 40.
Qf1 Qa7 41. Qg1 Qf7 42. Qf1 Qb7 43. Qg1 Qa6 44. Qf1 Qa7 45. Qg1 Qb6 46. Qf1
Bf6 47. Qg1 Bg7 48. Qf1 Ra6 49. Qg1 Qd8 50. Qf1 Qd6 51. Qg1 Qb6 52. Qf1 Ra5
53. Qg1 Ra7 54. Qf1 Ra5 55. Qg1 Qb7 56. Qf1 Qe7 57. Qg1 Qa7 58. Qf1 Qa6 59.
Qg1 Qd6 60. Qf1 Qa6 61. Qg1 Qa8 62. Qf1 Qb7 63. Qg1 Qa7 64. Qf1 Bf6 65. Qg1
Qc7 66. Qf1 Bg7 67. Qg1 Ra8 68. Qf1 Ra5 69. Qg1 Qd7 70. Qf1 Qe7 71. Qg1 Qf8
72. Qf1 Qf7 73. Qg1 Bf6 74. Qf1 Bg7 75. Qg1 Qe7 76. Qf1 Qd8 77. Qg1
{Game drawn by the 50 move rule} 1/2-1/2

i didn't realize the 50 move rule was coming up so early or i would have put h4 in there... wouldn't have mattered though, this computer played fast it seemed and still had lots of time on the clock. usually when i get a win, the game goes 100-250 moves, this game locked up way too early to allow it to go much deeper.

hist 'riverplate' (not me, but its who i first saw employ this setup successfully) on fics for some better examples.

i have never actually bet on this because i don't know many people that are in to chess, and the few that i do don't have any money. so i might as well give it away.

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