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Punker
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: whyherro]
      #10984535 - 06/29/07 02:04 AM

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kings gambit in the repotoire.




Apparently you aren't aware that in the chess world, curtains is too much of a "chess bitch" (free plug!) to play the kings gambit. He always played d4 openings in the games I saw, unlike his early years playing the dragon.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Punker]
      #10984673 - 06/29/07 02:26 AM

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kings gambit in the repotoire.




Apparently you aren't aware that in the chess world, curtains is too much of a "chess bitch" (free plug!) to play the kings gambit. He always played d4 openings in the games I saw, unlike his early years playing the dragon.





Basically never played 1.d4. Most of my career I played 1.e4, and maybe 20-30% of 1.c4. Now that I don't study openings anymore I just play 1.c4 and hope for the best.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10984693 - 06/29/07 02:29 AM


2-4 weeks of daily study shouldn't be close to enough on average, not even remotely in the ballpark, assuming you are talking about a rank beginner.




What do you think would be a better estimate?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Dulce Liquido]
      #10984712 - 06/29/07 02:32 AM

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2-4 weeks of daily study shouldn't be close to enough on average, not even remotely in the ballpark, assuming you are talking about a rank beginner.




What do you think would be a better estimate?





I dunno, some people simply have no talent and will have major trouble with even a lot of training. I mean there are lots of kids who study for years and never get above 1300-1500. The same is true of many adults. Of course most adults just assume it won't be the case with them. Also it takes a lot of practice playing, I think it takes more time. Like 2-3 hours of study per day over a longer period of time would be more beneficial.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Punker]
      #10984742 - 06/29/07 02:35 AM

fun thread, anyone else tempted to start playing chess?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: T_Mac]
      #10985024 - 06/29/07 03:18 AM

anyone think that durrrr deliberately took this bet as a huge underdog to set up a later huge bet as a moderate to big favorite?

or is it entirely durrr is just a propbetting fish with way too much money?

curtains how many hourse of dedicated chess training to you estimate it would take for durrr to be 50/50 in the match?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: bottomset]
      #10985045 - 06/29/07 03:21 AM

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anyone think that durrrr deliberately took this bet as a huge underdog to set up a later huge bet as a moderate to big favorite?

or is it entirely durrr is just a propbetting fish with way too much money?

curtains how many hourse of dedicated chess training to you estimate it would take for durrr to be 50/50 in the match?




no idea, but probably at least a year of playing chess on a very serious level, and maybe signifigantly longer. Its almost impossible because he would have to stop playing poker as much as he does, and theres really no reason for him to do that?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: bottomset]
      #10985061 - 06/29/07 03:23 AM

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or is it entirely durrr is just a propbetting fish with way too much money?





QFT

Also for everyone trying to figure out how to get someone to be +EV in this bet, you can't just take a random person...you really need to look for someone already decent at chess.

Soooooooo many ppl spend TONS of time on chess and simply never get very good. Or get decent yet somehow not better.

Yugoslav


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: T_Mac]
      #10985087 - 06/29/07 03:27 AM

T_Mac, i used to play chess and i don't think it's that much fun anymore. bughouse is a fun variation.

curtains, you ever play in the world open in philly?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10985182 - 06/29/07 03:40 AM

Curtains, I've known a lot of chess players, and one thing I've learned is that some of them have no idea how good a grandmaster is. They haven't a clue about the kind of work that goes into playing at that level.

Apparently that is exactly the nerve I hit. You don't know me from Adam, but you would be very unwise to spot me a rook.


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