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Apathy
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: BustoPro]
      #10975580 - 06/28/07 02:07 PM

Durrr would have been much better off with a 2 hour clock.

if he was a better prop better he could have likely gotten himself a 2 hour clock and Curtains a 5 min clock.

Curtains was saying he thought he would still win in the down a knight bet with a 2 min clock, not sure how he feels about the down a rook bet.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: BustoPro]
      #10975752 - 06/28/07 02:17 PM

Reading through these posts, it's amazing to me how people
can be so unappreciative of experts who have worked for
years to develop their skills. If you've heard of Johnny
Morton, the NFL wide receiver, who tried to fight in the
UFL after training in martial arts for 2 months... He
got knocked out in under 2 minutes.

Imagine if the prop bet was basketball; a chess grandmaster
is the chess equivalent of an NBA player ( or maybe even
all-star ) at the worst. The average "good" chess player,
( ie less than 1700 rating ) would be analogous to a
weekend gym rat who loves basketball.

Would anyone in their right mind bet on the gym rat no
matter HOW good the odds ? ( 10 point handicap to 20,
NBA player can only shoot from 3 point land... etc... )

Probably not... unless the NBA player had to play in
showshoes, or blind-folded, or something utterly
ridiculous...

Or imagine the gym rat vs. an NFL player, one-on-one,
a la those old American Gladiator events. How often
did the average Joe beat the Gladiator ???

My point is: non-experts tend to completely trivialize
the skills of experts in their field to their own
detriment; especially in games of skill or athletic
endeavors.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: quirkasaurus]
      #10975881 - 06/28/07 02:25 PM

Quote:

Imagine if the prop bet was basketball




This must be the worst analogy of the year by far.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: chesterboy]
      #10976164 - 06/28/07 02:38 PM

rbk,

"i wonder if there were any suckers there that put action on durr?"

Raptor tried to sucker me into an even money bet on durrrrrrr, but I was too savvy for the kid to hustle.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Admo]
      #10976191 - 06/28/07 02:39 PM

Quote:

Quote:

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 3.Nc3 c6 4.Bf4 e6 5.c5 Qa5 6.a3 Bxc5 7.dxc5 Qxc5 8.Rc1 d4 9.Ne4 Qa5+ 10.b4 Qxa3 11.Nd6+ Ke7 12.Qxd4 Nd7 13.e4 Bg6 14.Ra1 c5 15.Qxg7 Qxb4+ 16.Bd2 Qd4 17.Qxd4 cxd4 18.Bb4 Kf6 19.f4 e5 20.f5 Bh5 21.h3 Nh6 22.Bd2 Ke7 23.Nxb7 Rab8 24.Na5 Rhc8 25.Bxh6 f6 26.Bc1 Kf7 27.g4 Nc5 28.gxh5 Nxe4 29.Bc4+ Ke8 30.Ne2 Nd6 31.Be6 Rc7 32.Ba3 Ne4 33.Bd5 Nc5 34.Bc6+ Kf8 35.Bxc5+ Kg7 36.Bd6 Rxc6 37.Nxc6 Rb6 38.Rxa7+ Kh6 39.Bf8+ Kxh5 40.Rxh7+ Kg5 41.Ne7 Rb1+ 42.Kf2 d3 43.Bh6+ Kh4 44.Be3# 1-0









lol


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: 892King]
      #10976366 - 06/28/07 02:48 PM

what was in it for curtains?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10976419 - 06/28/07 02:51 PM

Quote:

Durrr actually played match 1 with Black and is playing match 2 with white now. Should there be a 3rd match he gets white again.

One of the best lines from the chess match #1:

Durrr: damn I screwed up back there, if I didnt make that mistake I couldve won this one.

Curtains: Now let's not get carried away.




-Apathy






Top quality thread A+++


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: rothko]
      #10976435 - 06/28/07 02:53 PM

Quote:

what was in it for curtains?




10% freeroll


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: rothko]
      #10976447 - 06/28/07 02:53 PM

Quote:

what was in it for curtains?




raptor said a 10% freeroll if he one - so $5k or whatever.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: rothko]
      #10976533 - 06/28/07 03:00 PM

roughly 5+k

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