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raptor517
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Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor
      #10970199 - 06/28/07 04:30 AM

heres some build up details..

a couple months ago me and durr were talking crap to each other, and he said he could beat a grandmaster at chess if the GM was playing down a knight. i said lolol so we booked 5k. fast forward a couple months, get a few drinks in me at pf changs, and hes SOOO confident, so we end up betting 50k with the GM down a rook.

fast forward a week later, i get curtains to play for me and give him a 10% freeroll. curtains is an international master, so hes pretty solid, and i dont really know any GMs so i went with the easy route cuz i didnt think it would matter much..

anyways, first 5k game where curtains is down a knight, curtains wins decidedly. we used a 45 minute clock on that one. i also booked 4.5 to 1 somewhere in the middle of the match where curtains had a dominating position for 2k more, so up 7k there. durr had random bets in between to other people, so maybe lost 9k total or something.

for the main event, we were supposed to play a single 50k match with curtains down a rook, but durr wanted to decrease variance or something stupid, so we went with a best of 3 match for 55k total. after seeing the first game, i realized durr didnt have much of a chance, and jcmoussa booked 700 at 3.5 to 1 or something silly with me as well.

anyways, first match just finished, with curtains winning fairly solidly again.. durr was in a few manageable positions, but managed to donk it off with some ill timed moves. so.. 1 more win to go. we ended up coinflipping for all of the details, as in which side the rook/knight would be taken away, and which color would be played. so far durr played white first game with curtains down queen side knight, and white for the first game of the main event with curtains down his king side rook. this next game has durr playing white with curtains down his queen side rook.

anyways, this is probably one of the bigger bets done on chess in history. most people realize what their edge is and wont gamble on it, as you know, its a skill game and all. but yea, im having a good month so far with one of my horsies winning a bracelet, and it looks like its about to get better. details to follow soon..


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10970243 - 06/28/07 04:37 AM

this is [censored] awesome

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: mrTEA]
      #10970256 - 06/28/07 04:41 AM

I do have to say, though a great poker player, durrrr is one of the biggest prop betting fish I know.

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: mrTEA]
      #10970259 - 06/28/07 04:41 AM

2nd

This is so [censored] baller. Great work rapdurrr.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: minnesotasam]
      #10970279 - 06/28/07 04:46 AM

who won a bracelet for you?

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: minnesotasam]
      #10970289 - 06/28/07 04:48 AM

well a knight is worth what 3 points? yeah im sure the edge of a guy like curtains on an unskilled chess player is more like 6 points or maybe even more. pretty sick prop bet and great idea raptor. please more videos of jumping off houses.

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: shaniac]
      #10970296 - 06/28/07 04:49 AM

Quote:

who won a bracelet for you?




ryan young 1500 nl.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10970359 - 06/28/07 05:06 AM

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


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10970415 - 06/28/07 05:15 AM

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

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10970439 - 06/28/07 05:19 AM

I can't even imagine the prop bets that go on in your house Raptor. Nice one.

What's the biggest/craziest prop bet you guys have ever had?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10970450 - 06/28/07 05:21 AM

Also, how does Curtains rate his edge in this game?

Did Durr ever have a chance or did he just bet 60k drawing stone dead....


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: stetda]
      #10970456 - 06/28/07 05:22 AM

raptor I you

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: youcanhaveitall]
      #10970459 - 06/28/07 05:22 AM

sick. So +ev

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: stetda]
      #10970462 - 06/28/07 05:23 AM

LOL. I switched from chess (Grandmaster 2580 elo) to poker because in poker 'The bad players don't know they are bad'. Makes you wonder...

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Jman28]
      #10970470 - 06/28/07 05:26 AM

Quote:

I do have to say, though a great poker player, durrrr is one of the biggest prop betting fish I know.




i wonder if there were any suckers there that put action on durr?
man it would be sweet if someone could've hustled somebody into taking action on durr in a side bet getting only
2-1........


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: grandmaster2]
      #10970564 - 06/28/07 05:43 AM

Quote:

LOL. I switched from chess (Grandmaster 2580 elo) to poker because in poker 'The bad players don't know they are bad'. Makes you wonder...




In golf the players know they're bad too, but people learn how to handicap.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Daddy Warbucks]
      #10970626 - 06/28/07 05:53 AM

unless durrr is a club level player (which would have been mentioned i guess) this is very very +EV for raptorrrrr

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: smilingbill]
      #10970636 - 06/28/07 05:56 AM

2nd match about half way or more done now. Curtains said he is in "good" position when Durrr left the room briefly.

Uh oh...


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Apathy]
      #10970642 - 06/28/07 05:57 AM

Also Curtains said he can reconstruct the entire match(es) from memory so maybe he would do that for everyone if there is interest (not sure if he would spend time on that or not).

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: stetda]
      #10970770 - 06/28/07 06:20 AM

Quote:

I can't even imagine the prop bets that go on in your house Raptor. Nice one.

What's the biggest/craziest prop bet you guys have ever had?




this is without a doubt the sickest, though it prob has v v v low variance for me. im pretty much a lock in every respect. durrr = fish


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10970780 - 06/28/07 06:21 AM

Quote:

Also, how does Curtains rate his edge in this game?

Did Durr ever have a chance or did he just bet 60k drawing stone dead....




'i win 100% of the time in this bet' -curtains


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10970810 - 06/28/07 06:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Also, how does Curtains rate his edge in this game?

Did Durr ever have a chance or did he just bet 60k drawing stone dead....




'i win 100% of the time in this bet' -curtains




I had a feeling.... That's some pretty sick [censored]. 0% chance of beating an IM down a rook. And he originally wanted to play a GM down a knight... What convinced him that this was in any way feasible?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10970860 - 06/28/07 06:40 AM

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10970865 - 06/28/07 06:40 AM

I would love to challenge a GM up a rook!!

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Daddy Warbucks]
      #10970893 - 06/28/07 06:50 AM

Quote:

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10970907 - 06/28/07 06:52 AM

and... RAPTOR WINS!!! sorry durr durr, very well done curtains.. hes super sick chess player.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10970942 - 06/28/07 07:00 AM

durrr another 50k bet is all u can do......

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10970979 - 06/28/07 07:08 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10970989 - 06/28/07 07:09 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




its really not as easy as you think.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10971022 - 06/28/07 07:14 AM

I don't think your average Simon Sundayplayer has a chance against an IM even with rook odds, so yeah, this was pretty awful for durr.

I think I could at least draw, probably win, an IM if I had rook odds.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10971051 - 06/28/07 07:18 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




its really not as easy as you think.




i'm not saying anyone who has ever played the game should be able to win this, but any serious chess player -- even one that's not that good among serious chess players -- should. it's kind of like playing nlh with the button every hand.

Edited by pete fabrizio (06/28/07 07:20 AM)


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10971078 - 06/28/07 07:23 AM

Can you post the games?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10971092 - 06/28/07 07:26 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




its really not as easy as you think.




i'm not saying anyone who has ever played the game should be able to win this, but any serious chess player -- even one that's not that good among serious chess players -- should. it's kind of like playing nlh with the button every hand.




Good analogy.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: riverboatking]
      #10971168 - 06/28/07 07:41 AM

did curtains try to pull the:
pawn e2 to e4
queen d1 to f3
bishop f1 to c4
queen takes pawn from f3 to f7 checkmate
gg

move because that wouldve been pretty lol to do


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Rolen]
      #10971170 - 06/28/07 07:41 AM

wtf is all this rating of chess players... where does this come from?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10971182 - 06/28/07 07:45 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




its really not as easy as you think.




i'm not saying anyone who has ever played the game should be able to win this, but any serious chess player -- even one that's not that good among serious chess players -- should. it's kind of like playing PLO with the button every hand.




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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Rolen]
      #10971195 - 06/28/07 07:47 AM

Game 1, I'm white, king's rook is missing. I actually overlooked ...Qxd4.





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



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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10971208 - 06/28/07 07:48 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.



That's not true, a piece advantage would likely be enough for me against a GM if it's not a very fast time control. But a pawn never, i would be crushed. I am rated just above 2000 FIDE.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10971212 - 06/28/07 07:49 AM

Were you allowed to castle with the missing rook?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Apathy]
      #10971214 - 06/28/07 07:50 AM

Quote:

Also Curtains said he can reconstruct the entire match(es) from memory so maybe he would do that for everyone if there is interest (not sure if he would spend time on that or not).




Oh yeah that would be awesome. Plus it wouldn't be that tedious if he's used to typing out notation. A level players should be able to remember a game move for move.

Was durrr drinking/drugging during the match? I can't see him taking this bet without knowing he had a solid chance. In a non-blitz game, an IM giving rook odds to a competent player would be at a disadvantage, though the term 'competent' is relative and might have a different meaning in my head than another's.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10971222 - 06/28/07 07:52 AM

howd he pay? cashiers check?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10971226 - 06/28/07 07:53 AM

Game 2, I'm black, queen's rook is missing. At the very end when he lost his queen he had only a few seconds left.


1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd2 Bg4 6.Nc3 Qc8 7.h3 Be6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Ng5 Bd7 11.e4 d4 12.Nd1 c5 13.f4 h6 14.Nf3 Nh5 15.Qf2 exf4 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.gxf4 Nxf4 18.Qg3 Qc7 19.Qh2 f5 20.b3 fxe4 21.dxe4 Qa5+ 22.Nd2 Nc6 23.Rf1 g5 24.h4 Nb4 25.Rc1 Qa3 26.Rb1 Nxc2+ 27.Kf2 Qb4 28.Nf3 g4 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.a3 Qb6 31.Bh1 d3 32.Ne3 c4 33.Qxf4 Rxf4 34.Kg3 Qxe3 0-1


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10971235 - 06/28/07 07:54 AM

any of you chess pros have a site that you recreate games on? i dont want to have to dig through my closet to find my old board and the stuff coming up in google are 1 on 1 games.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10971252 - 06/28/07 07:57 AM

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Also, how does Curtains rate his edge in this game?

Did Durr ever have a chance or did he just bet 60k drawing stone dead....




'i win 100% of the time in this bet' -curtains




I had a feeling.... That's some pretty sick [censored]. 0% chance of beating an IM down a rook. And he originally wanted to play a GM down a knight... What convinced him that this was in any way feasible?




See, chess is not without the aspect of bad players not knowing they're bad. If durrr never played a rated tournament or played extensively online to get a feel of where he is at, and just beat up on his buddies, he probably has little idea of how good or bad he is.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10971263 - 06/28/07 07:58 AM

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Game 2, I'm black, queen's rook is missing. At the very end when he lost his queen he had only a few seconds left.


1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd2 Bg4 6.Nc3 Qc8 7.h3 Be6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Ng5 Bd7 11.e4 d4 12.Nd1 c5 13.f4 h6 14.Nf3 Nh5 15.Qf2 exf4 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.gxf4 Nxf4 18.Qg3 Qc7 19.Qh2 f5 20.b3 fxe4 21.dxe4 Qa5+ 22.Nd2 Nc6 23.Rf1 g5 24.h4 Nb4 25.Rc1 Qa3 26.Rb1 Nxc2+ 27.Kf2 Qb4 28.Nf3 g4 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.a3 Qb6 31.Bh1 d3 32.Ne3 c4 33.Qxf4 Rxf4 34.Kg3 Qxe3 0-1




Thanx!

What were time controls, or was this the one that was 45 min per side?

The final game is being played right now, right? I was about to suggest some moves but that would be shady as hell if there are still games to be played.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10971308 - 06/28/07 08:09 AM

What would have been the right handicap for this to be an even match? Minus the Q? Minus a Rook and pawn?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10971323 - 06/28/07 08:12 AM

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Game 2, I'm black, queen's rook is missing. At the very end when he lost his queen he had only a few seconds left.


1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd2 Bg4 6.Nc3 Qc8 7.h3 Be6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Ng5 Bd7 11.e4 d4 12.Nd1 c5 13.f4 h6 14.Nf3 Nh5 15.Qf2 exf4 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.gxf4 Nxf4 18.Qg3 Qc7 19.Qh2 f5 20.b3 fxe4 21.dxe4 Qa5+ 22.Nd2 Nc6 23.Rf1 g5 24.h4 Nb4 25.Rc1 Qa3 26.Rb1 Nxc2+ 27.Kf2 Qb4 28.Nf3 g4 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.a3 Qb6 31.Bh1 d3 32.Ne3 c4 33.Qxf4 Rxf4 34.Kg3 Qxe3 0-1




Thanx!

What were time controls, or was this the one that was 45 min per side?

The final game is being played right now, right? I was about to suggest some moves but that would be shady as hell if there are still games to be played.





No its over. Time control was 60 minutes per side, but he didn't actually lose on time if he went over, he simply had to pay $333 per every minute extra he used. He got down to a few minutes/seconds both games but never actually went over.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10971328 - 06/28/07 08:13 AM

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Game 2, I'm black, queen's rook is missing. At the very end when he lost his queen he had only a few seconds left.


1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd2 Bg4 6.Nc3 Qc8 7.h3 Be6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Ng5 Bd7 11.e4 d4 12.Nd1 c5 13.f4 h6 14.Nf3 Nh5 15.Qf2 exf4 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.gxf4 Nxf4 18.Qg3 Qc7 19.Qh2 f5 20.b3 fxe4 21.dxe4 Qa5+ 22.Nd2 Nc6 23.Rf1 g5 24.h4 Nb4 25.Rc1 Qa3 26.Rb1 Nxc2+ 27.Kf2 Qb4 28.Nf3 g4 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.a3 Qb6 31.Bh1 d3 32.Ne3 c4 33.Qxf4 Rxf4 34.Kg3 Qxe3 0-1




Thanx!

What were time controls, or was this the one that was 45 min per side?

The final game is being played right now, right? I was about to suggest some moves but that would be shady as hell if there are still games to be played.




This is an insane awesome prop bet, Durrr has far far far tooo much money


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: cobrakai111]
      #10971358 - 06/28/07 08:18 AM

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What would have been the right handicap for this to be an even match? Minus the Q? Minus a Rook and pawn?




Many times the pawn in front of the removed rook is starts pushed, in this case it would start at A6, so durrr had a slightly bigger advantage than normal rook odds.

A queen feels like way too much, cuz even if durrr is inexperienced he's naturally intelligent enough to figure things out. I'd say 2 minor pieces. Usually in games like this rook odds is actually better, because the better player has one less minor piece to use and immediately rush to seize the initiative.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10971378 - 06/28/07 08:21 AM

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Game 2, I'm black, queen's rook is missing. At the very end when he lost his queen he had only a few seconds left.


1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd2 Bg4 6.Nc3 Qc8 7.h3 Be6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Ng5 Bd7 11.e4 d4 12.Nd1 c5 13.f4 h6 14.Nf3 Nh5 15.Qf2 exf4 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.gxf4 Nxf4 18.Qg3 Qc7 19.Qh2 f5 20.b3 fxe4 21.dxe4 Qa5+ 22.Nd2 Nc6 23.Rf1 g5 24.h4 Nb4 25.Rc1 Qa3 26.Rb1 Nxc2+ 27.Kf2 Qb4 28.Nf3 g4 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.a3 Qb6 31.Bh1 d3 32.Ne3 c4 33.Qxf4 Rxf4 34.Kg3 Qxe3 0-1




Thanx!

What were time controls, or was this the one that was 45 min per side?

The final game is being played right now, right? I was about to suggest some moves but that would be shady as hell if there are still games to be played.





No its over. Time control was 60 minutes per side, but he didn't actually lose on time if he went over, he simply had to pay $333 per every minute extra he used. He got down to a few minutes/seconds both games but never actually went over.




Yeah, I just noticed that it was game 2 and didn't even see game 1 already posted.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Jman28]
      #10971417 - 06/28/07 08:27 AM

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I do have to say, though a great poker player, durrrr is one of the biggest prop betting fish I know.



QFT at the PCA he gave odds on RPS.
Jman,
Will there be a recreation of the running prop bet?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Tulosba]
      #10971419 - 06/28/07 08:27 AM

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Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.



That's not true, a piece advantage would likely be enough for me against a GM if it's not a very fast time control. But a pawn never, i would be crushed. I am rated just above 2000 FIDE.




Well you know that what color you draw as well as what pawn is removed has a great impact. A piece is easily enough and pete_fabrazio is basically correct in his statements.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Spechel EDD]
      #10971478 - 06/28/07 08:36 AM

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did curtains try to pull the:
pawn e2 to e4
queen d1 to f3
bishop f1 to c4
queen takes pawn from f3 to f7 checkmate
gg

move because that wouldve been pretty lol to do




I wouldve loved to see:

White-durrrr black-curtains

1. f4 e6
2. g4 Qh4 mate


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10971587 - 06/28/07 08:54 AM

A very strong GM getting pawn odds vs a computer - puter crushes him anyway

Pawn's odds are being significantly overrated by some in this thread.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: smilingbill]
      #10971689 - 06/28/07 09:10 AM

curtains,

about what uscf rating would you estimate a player would have to carry to be 50/50 with you playing down a knight? down a rook?


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Jman28]
      #10971747 - 06/28/07 09:18 AM

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I do have to say, though a great poker player, durrrr is one of the biggest prop betting fish I know.





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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10971837 - 06/28/07 09:30 AM

A+ thread.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: 1p0kerboy]
      #10971890 - 06/28/07 09:38 AM

i don't know chess well enough to piece out a match from the notation there - did durrrr make any obvious blunders/hang a piece? down a rook he should be able to force his opponent into trades which give him an edge.

anyway this is obviously awesome


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10971918 - 06/28/07 09:41 AM

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Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




its really not as easy as you think.




I'm not sure how I would do but I know what I would try.

Right off the hop I'd take every power piece i could that forced him to use his turn to take my piece back. You'd really want to trade queens.

Once you get the superior player down to say his bishop and rook vs your bishop and two rooks (if his mom is cool with it) you're in good shape.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10971946 - 06/28/07 09:45 AM

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Also, how does Curtains rate his edge in this game?

Did Durr ever have a chance or did he just bet 60k drawing stone dead....




'i win 100% of the time in this bet' -curtains




I had a feeling.... That's some pretty sick [censored]. 0% chance of beating an IM down a rook. And he originally wanted to play a GM down a knight... What convinced him that this was in any way feasible?




He may have beat a computer that way. Much easier than beating any human GM with the same handicap even if Computer >>>>> Average GM.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10972003 - 06/28/07 09:54 AM

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this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




There was a charity match a few years ago when Terence Chapman, a former England junior international/British U-14 Champion and FIDE rating a bit less than 2200, played Kasparov at 2 pawn odds. The two pawns were never centre pawns as Kasparov was of the opinion that this would be too big a handicap. I remember at the time there was a surprisingly wide range of opinions even amongst strong players as to what odds players of various strengths could give to Kasparov. At any rate, Kasparov narrowly won the match.
I can't even count the number of games where, as a mere FM I have won from what seemed like hopeless positions against decent players (and tbh vice-versa!).


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10972296 - 06/28/07 10:27 AM

I can't be bothered downloading a chess program to play through the moves, but I followed the first ten or so moves of game 1 in my head and durrr sucks pretty bad. I'm a decent chess player, by no means a strong player, but curtains would have little chance against me down a rook. A knight would probably be about level. Being a rook up is hugely strong as it's so easy to trade down into a position where the rook is a powerhouse and totally decisive.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ChrisV]
      #10972391 - 06/28/07 10:37 AM

having him down a rook is much more valuable than a knight. you would have to be a very very strong player to beat a GM down only a knight.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: xxThe_Lebowskixx]
      #10972429 - 06/28/07 10:40 AM

you guys are under estimating the different ways a GM could play to prevent you from simply trading pieces, specifically not using an opening you are familiar with like


e4 e5
nf3 nc6
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: xxThe_Lebowskixx]
      #10972441 - 06/28/07 10:41 AM

Just for the records: Did curtains/Shahade and Durr play their match on a chess server or real-life over the board?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: PocketElevens]
      #10972470 - 06/28/07 10:45 AM

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Is durrrr actually any good at chess, or does he just like betting on stuff?




hes not a lot better than me, and i consider myself terrible.




you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




its really not as easy as you think.




I'm not sure how I would do but I know what I would try.

Right off the hop I'd take every power piece i could that forced him to use his turn to take my piece back. You'd really want to trade queens.

Once you get the superior player down to say his bishop and rook vs your bishop and two rooks (if his mom is cool with it) you're in good shape.




you will make a mistake somewhere along the way. look at it like this: the rooks dont even come into play in a chess game until X number of moves, by that point you are already going to have given up atleast half the value of the rook. now you need to finish without losing - nah, its going to be very hard.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: xxThe_Lebowskixx]
      #10972695 - 06/28/07 11:05 AM

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you guys are under estimating the different ways a GM could play to prevent you from simply trading pieces, specifically not using an opening you are familiar with like


e4 e5
nf3 nc6
bc4 nf6




Anybody that doesn't know that opening can't call themselves a competent player. Which side does the GM have in that sequence?


You do make a good point though KKF, one I alluded to earlier, in that the GM would have a harder time compromising the weaker player without a knight as oppopsed to without a rook.

Edited by Chump Change (06/28/07 11:10 AM)


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10972874 - 06/28/07 11:19 AM

holy crap this is awesome.... playing through the games now. so sweet! :P

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Cresspahl]
      #10972940 - 06/28/07 11:25 AM

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Just for the records: Did curtains/Shahade and Durr play their match on a chess server or real-life over the board?



Real life


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Heavens_Myst]
      #10973120 - 06/28/07 11:40 AM

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howd he pay? cashiers check?




lol...


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Sciolist]
      #10973124 - 06/28/07 11:40 AM

Nice job raptor, sick prop.

I'm curious tho, why didn't you get Samo to play for you?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Spechel EDD]
      #10973164 - 06/28/07 11:43 AM

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any of you chess pros have a site that you recreate games on? i dont want to have to dig through my closet to find my old board and the stuff coming up in google are 1 on 1 games.




Google winboard/xboard. Free software that does the trick nicely.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Sciolist]
      #10973165 - 06/28/07 11:43 AM

Out of 100 random club players, I would probably beat only around 20, but I still quite sure I would beat Curtains if he would play without a rook (my brother is about that level and I would beat him), but I think that I would be a favourite against Durrrr with a rook less, with a knight less I would crush him. The big difference is really between club players and sunday players, the best sunday players that beat all their friends and relatives etc. usually get crushed when they join a club, you don't remove all your easily exploitable mistakes until you regularily play people that know how to exploit them.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10973252 - 06/28/07 11:51 AM

cool bet
the only way i think durr or anyone else in his position would have a chance is to make it blitz, and hope that the GM you're playing is a blitz fish (fish being relative to his normal time abilities) and you are a well above average speed chess player. or...... if durrr were to play with no piece advantage, but curtains had to play blind, in a G/45 scenario, that would be cool.

i'm somewhere around 1600 uscf last time i played and have taken down players 2000+ at G/30 and below, but above i'd get slowly, painfully demolished, G/45 is enough for curtains to do just that - and i think ppl who think getting a pawn, knight, or even rook's advantage against a GM is a cinch win are out of their minds


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: CamelZoo]
      #10973302 - 06/28/07 11:54 AM

wow looking at game 1, durrrr is the noataima of chess

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: CamelZoo]
      #10973344 - 06/28/07 11:57 AM

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cool bet
the only way i think durr or anyone else in his position would have a chance is to make it blitz, and hope that the GM you're playing is a blitz fish (fish being relative to his normal time abilities) and you are a well above average speed chess player. or...... if durrr were to play with no piece advantage, but curtains had to play blind, in a G/45 scenario, that would be cool.




Curtains would give up very little playing blind. But don't tell durrrr.

Strong players actually pwn harder at blitz - skill differences become magnified - they still see most of what they would see anyway, and the weak player doesn't see much of anything. But don't tell durrrr.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10973483 - 06/28/07 12:07 PM

Totally off topic but has anyone heard about a chess game between A known poker player that i think was Ram Vaswani and a well known Grand Master. The rumor i heard was they bet 100,000 and ram got 10-1. The rest of the rumor was that ram used an ear piece linked to a computer that had not lost ever in simulation. Obviously ram whips the GM and questions about how its possible for a poker player to beat a GM. Well i heard they caught known poker player with the ear piece and found out what happened. Pretty crazy if true. Any real info on if this actually occured and the actual players involved would be great! Again i have no actual knowledge if this is true just a rumor i heard

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Fishfood4you]
      #10973552 - 06/28/07 12:11 PM

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Totally off topic but has anyone heard about a chess game between A known poker player that i think was Ram Vaswani and a well known Grand Master. The rumor i heard was they bet 100,000 and ram got 10-1. The rest of the rumor was that ram used an ear piece linked to a computer that had not lost ever in simulation. Obviously ram whips the GM and questions about how its possible for a poker player to beat a GM. Well i heard they caught known poker player with the ear piece and found out what happened. Pretty crazy if true. Any real info on if this actually occured and the actual players involved would be great! Again i have no actual knowledge if this is true just a rumor i heard




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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Fishfood4you]
      #10973801 - 06/28/07 12:27 PM

i had action with durrrr with me laying 2-1 on the knight match. though i am sure i will lose back my winnings in an upcoming high stakes monopoly game.

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Fishfood4you]
      #10973825 - 06/28/07 12:28 PM

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Totally off topic but has anyone heard about a chess game between A known poker player that i think was Ram Vaswani and a well known Grand Master. The rumor i heard was they bet 100,000 and ram got 10-1. The rest of the rumor was that ram used an ear piece linked to a computer that had not lost ever in simulation. Obviously ram whips the GM and questions about how its possible for a poker player to beat a GM. Well i heard they caught known poker player with the ear piece and found out what happened. Pretty crazy if true. Any real info on if this actually occured and the actual players involved would be great! Again i have no actual knowledge if this is true just a rumor i heard




Well he had to get the moves to the computer somehow, I heard it was by having a chessboard grid on the inside of the roof of his mouth, and there were sensors for each square, and he had his tongue sharpened, and each tooth represented a different chess piece. Sick, if true.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ifoughtpiranhas]
      #10973884 - 06/28/07 12:32 PM

I used to be a strong club level player (1700ish USCF).. I put my chess program on highest GM setting and down a knight. With 5 or 10 minute time I only eeked out a few draws and lost most of them.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: CamelZoo]
      #10973926 - 06/28/07 12:35 PM

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the only way i think durr or anyone else in his position would have a chance is to make it blitz, and hope that the GM you're playing is a blitz fish




This is completely backwards. You're up a rook. The major way a typical club player would lose in that situation is to blunder. Playing blitz massively increases the chances of you blundering. I'd want it to be a correspondence game, if possible.

I think people are overestimating how difficult it is to win up a rook. Grandmasters are not magical. They can't change the fact of what is on the board. I would be a favourite against Garry Kasparov if he played down a rook. The basic gameplan is trade off as many pieces as possible, open some files so the rook is useful, and keep the king safe.

Contrast that with what durrr did (I've taken a look at the games now). In game 1 he failed to develop, instead playing the crazy Qa5 and stuffing his queen down on a3 in some attempted pawn-grab, when he's already a rook up. He allowed his king to be trapped in the center and broadly speaking that's why he lost. In game 2 he actually twice runs away from piece trades, retreating his bishop to e6 and then d7 when a trade with the knight is possible. The losing move in this game was d4 in response to curtains' e4. It not only closed up the center, reducing the power of his extra rook, but it locked all his pieces away from the K-side, where curtains is about to attack. Look at the board after ... c5 and notice how utterly locked out of the K-side durrr's queen is. It's going to take him like 4 moves to get her there if he needs to.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ChrisV]
      #10974096 - 06/28/07 12:46 PM

HAHAHAHAH DURRR ACTUALLY DID THIS BET WITH YOU OMG!

I remember you talking to me about this bet and just laughing b/c there was like basically no way for durrr to win it vs. a world champ like curtains.

curtains - did you smack durr in the face with your dick after the match was done?

raptor - were you prepared to strip down and dance in front of durrr 4tw if the match got close?

durrr - please let me prop bet you for monies

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Fishfood4you]
      #10974106 - 06/28/07 12:47 PM

Quote:

Totally off topic but has anyone heard about a chess game between A known poker player that i think was Ram Vaswani and a well known Grand Master. The rumor i heard was they bet 100,000 and ram got 10-1. The rest of the rumor was that ram used an ear piece linked to a computer that had not lost ever in simulation. Obviously ram whips the GM and questions about how its possible for a poker player to beat a GM. Well i heard they caught known poker player with the ear piece and found out what happened. Pretty crazy if true. Any real info on if this actually occured and the actual players involved would be great! Again i have no actual knowledge if this is true just a rumor i heard




pretty sure this was an episode of Cheers


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ChrisV]
      #10974127 - 06/28/07 12:49 PM

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I followed the first ten or so moves of game 1 in my head and durrr sucks pretty bad.




Seriously, he's even worse than Raptor alluded to. I can picture how the rest of the game goes pretty easily.

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: eviljeff]
      #10974134 - 06/28/07 12:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Totally off topic but has anyone heard about a chess game between A known poker player that i think was Ram Vaswani and a well known Grand Master. The rumor i heard was they bet 100,000 and ram got 10-1. The rest of the rumor was that ram used an ear piece linked to a computer that had not lost ever in simulation. Obviously ram whips the GM and questions about how its possible for a poker player to beat a GM. Well i heard they caught known poker player with the ear piece and found out what happened. Pretty crazy if true. Any real info on if this actually occured and the actual players involved would be great! Again i have no actual knowledge if this is true just a rumor i heard




pretty sure this was an episode of Cheers




plz post more


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10974195 - 06/28/07 12:53 PM

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you guys are under estimating the different ways a GM could play to prevent you from simply trading pieces, specifically not using an opening you are familiar with like


e4 e5
nf3 nc6
bc4 nf6




Anybody that doesn't know that opening can't call themselves a competent player. Which side does the GM have in that sequence?


You do make a good point though KKF, one I alluded to earlier, in that the GM would have a harder time compromising the weaker player without a knight as oppopsed to without a rook.




no, i meant the GM wouldnt be playing a simple opening like that which would allow him to just trade pieces. d4 d5 is much harder to play than e5 e4 imho.

i think a rook is more valuable than a knight, not that it matters much because durrr had zero chance.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10974282 - 06/28/07 12:59 PM

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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






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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra *DELETED* [Re: Admo]
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: snagglepuss]
      #10974410 - 06/28/07 01:06 PM

Curtains,

Is this your biggest chess score?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10974423 - 06/28/07 01:07 PM

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you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




A single pawn advantage would make a "competitive" player a fav over top gm's? LOL, that's the most ridiculus statement in this thread, first of all what do you call competitive player? 2000 ICC?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10974547 - 06/28/07 01:15 PM

A plane ticket to curtains city in the usa is probably < $300. If you are so confident then why dont you arrange something?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ChrisV]
      #10974565 - 06/28/07 01:16 PM

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the only way i think durr or anyone else in his position would have a chance is to make it blitz, and hope that the GM you're playing is a blitz fish




This is completely backwards. You're up a rook. The major way a typical club player would lose in that situation is to blunder. Playing blitz massively increases the chances of you blundering. I'd want it to be a correspondence game, if possible.

I think people are overestimating how difficult it is to win up a rook. Grandmasters are not magical. They can't change the fact of what is on the board. I would be a favourite against Garry Kasparov if he played down a rook. The basic gameplan is trade off as many pieces as possible, open some files so the rook is useful, and keep the king safe.

Contrast that with what durrr did (I've taken a look at the games now). In game 1 he failed to develop, instead playing the crazy Qa5 and stuffing his queen down on a3 in some attempted pawn-grab, when he's already a rook up. He allowed his king to be trapped in the center and broadly speaking that's why he lost. In game 2 he actually twice runs away from piece trades, retreating his bishop to e6 and then d7 when a trade with the knight is possible. The losing move in this game was d4 in response to curtains' e4. It not only closed up the center, reducing the power of his extra rook, but it locked all his pieces away from the K-side, where curtains is about to attack. Look at the board after ... c5 and notice how utterly locked out of the K-side durrr's queen is. It's going to take him like 4 moves to get her there if he needs to.




Plenty of Masters/GM have gone to Central Park and got owned playing speed chess. If youre reasonably good at speed chess ,this would def be the way to go IMO. Much easier to trade down in Blitz. And I certainly dont want to play a master in a game where he has time to think more than a handful of moves ahead.

And you would def not be a fav over Kasparov down a rook. Hes going to mate you long before that rook comes in to play.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Thrahl]
      #10974682 - 06/28/07 01:22 PM

lol @ you cats, i'm counting the months until i'm 21

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Ship Ship McGipp]
      #10974704 - 06/28/07 01:24 PM

How would you of handled a stalemate? A win for Durr?

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      #10974715 - 06/28/07 01:24 PM

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Thrahl]
      #10974850 - 06/28/07 01:33 PM

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And you would def not be a fav over Kasparov down a rook. Hes going to mate you long before that rook comes in to play.




LOL at this statement, when you have no idea how good ChrisV is. Any USCF Expert (>2000 US, top 1% or so of *tournament* chess players) would be a clear favorite over Kasparov with rook odds, IMHO.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Triumph36]
      #10974855 - 06/28/07 01:33 PM

triumph,

didnt want to be posting pictures of people w/o their consent.

burkoboy,

they flipped for every aspect of the game beforehand.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra *DELETED* [Re: Triumph36]
      #10974859 - 06/28/07 01:33 PM

I'm about 2100 (much weaker than IM) and from the looks of those games I would have easily won with the same handicap vs. durr. What a great bet lol.

As far as various handicaps, a GM would beat almost any basic master with pawn odds, much more so a weaker player.

A decent club strength player should be able to win with rook odds most of the time, and piece odds would be close.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Thrahl]
      #10974879 - 06/28/07 01:34 PM

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Plenty of Masters/GM have gone to Central Park and got owned playing speed chess.




vs. extremely strong blitz players, not vs. durrr. Your argument is completely irrelevant.

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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

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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

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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









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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

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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

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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

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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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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ipp147]
      #10976537 - 06/28/07 03:00 PM

ah, sorry. i missed that.

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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Jman28]
      #10976607 - 06/28/07 03:05 PM

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I do have to say, though a great poker player, durrrr is one of the biggest prop betting fish I know.



Maybe he needs to take lessons from Sklansky on never taking bets you don't have an edge in.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Apathy]
      #10976705 - 06/28/07 03:13 PM

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Also Curtains said he can reconstruct the entire match(es) from memory so maybe he would do that for everyone if there is interest (not sure if he would spend time on that or not).




That would be real easy for him and I for one am interested.

edit: oops didn't see it was done. And I'm pretty sure I could beat an IM down a knight. Definitely if he's down a rook. And I'm not very good.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: quirkasaurus]
      #10976920 - 06/28/07 03:28 PM

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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.




I think that you are missing the point a little. I have played chess while drunk before and beaten a (sober) near GM with a queen handicap. I am sure that I could train myself to win in this situation (with a rook handicap) in less than a week. There is a rating cutoff point in which all players with ratings > X can beat a GM of Curtains' level with > 90% probability. X is almost certainly a lot lower than you think.

A small perturbation in 'game fairness' can only be measured in the context of the game.

For example: I play Garry Kasparov right now with a handicap of bishop, knight, rook on one side of the board: I crush him.

I play Tiger Woods with 4 clubs in his bag that he gets to choose: he absolutely crushes me and I am about a 12 handicap.

I play TLK in HU LHE and only get top 33% hands: I should be a winner.

I play PA in HU LO8 and only get top 33% hands: I probably am a loser.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: blah_blah]
      #10977215 - 06/28/07 03:46 PM

"I play PA in HU LO8 and only get top 33% hands: I probably am a loser."

ok, ive never played this game and will take this bet any day.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Apathy]
      #10977335 - 06/28/07 03:55 PM

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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.



Also durrr should have gotten odds on the knight bet if he was taking even money on the rook bet.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: JaBlue]
      #10977349 - 06/28/07 03:56 PM

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edit: oops didn't see it was done. And I'm pretty sure I could beat an IM down a knight. Definitely if he's down a rook. And I'm not very good.




If you're truly "not very good", how can you have any idea what it takes to beat somebody who is very, very good, and therefore how would you know what handicap is fair? Or did you not bother reading the rest of the thread, and notice that durrrr lost a bit of money because he thought the same thing?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: BustoPro]
      #10977456 - 06/28/07 04:04 PM

durr is smart

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TheMadHeater]
      #10977465 - 06/28/07 04:05 PM

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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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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: BustoPro]
      #10977491 - 06/28/07 04:06 PM

Some facts:
I've played countless blitz-games (5 minutes) vs guys who played 1 year, giving a queen or both rooks. Always winning them. Main reason: the time-pressure. So don't think a knight or rook is an awful lot. Sometimes it is, but most players are so weak (compared to an IM) that it hardly matters.

The average club-player will have the worse of it with knight-odds as the IM has great chances for a draw when things go wrong.
I guess players around 2200 FIDE easily beat the IM with knight-odds (it's the level that make IMs sweat in regular games).
But any unschooled player has no chance whatsoever with knight-odds. Whether it's vs 2200 or 2400 also doesn't matter, as long as his opponent is flexible enough to realize he shouldn't play the theoretically best moves but those who offer the best chances.

Btw: curtains would have beaten him blindfold too, seriously. His level would hardly drop.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ipp147]
      #10977529 - 06/28/07 04:09 PM

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what was in it for curtains?




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




im actually surprised he wouldn't try to get more action (with risk) on himself


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Reef]
      #10977570 - 06/28/07 04:12 PM

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I used to be a strong club level player (1700ish USCF).. I put my chess program on highest GM setting and down a knight. With 5 or 10 minute time I only eked out a few draws and lost most of them.




I believe you'd need to be ~2000 USCF to be +EV playing a GM at knight odds. A 2200 USCF player should be winning most games.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: durron597]
      #10977654 - 06/28/07 04:17 PM

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what was in it for curtains?




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




im actually surprised he wouldn't try to get more action (with risk) on himself




Three letters... begins with "N"...


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10977668 - 06/28/07 04:18 PM

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this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world.




This is so wrong, a random GM with pawn and move would be the underdog against a world champion at the top of his game. IM Boinn lost to Kasparov in a simul, while not pawn and move, one would think that facing 39 other players at the same time would be an equalizer.... not...


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: BustoPro]
      #10977712 - 06/28/07 04:21 PM

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edit: oops didn't see it was done. And I'm pretty sure I could beat an IM down a knight. Definitely if he's down a rook. And I'm not very good.




If you're truly "not very good", how can you have any idea what it takes to beat somebody who is very, very good, and therefore how would you know what handicap is fair? Or did you not bother reading the rest of the thread, and notice that durrrr lost a bit of money because he thought the same thing?




I am a huge fav. against Durrr. I am extremely good at chess compared to the average nonstudying player and better than a lot of players who have been playing and studying for a while. Still nowhere near someone like Curtains though.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Apathy]
      #10977740 - 06/28/07 04:22 PM

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



I don't think it would help that much. Curtains can think while he's not on move. That helps a ton, if he was a GREAT prop better he's take a 2 hour clock but make Curtains stand behind a "CURTAIN" (hahaha..) when not on move...
But actually that would not help tons either, he's still be able to review the game blindfolded...


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: JaBlue]
      #10977769 - 06/28/07 04:23 PM

Quote:

Quote:

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edit: oops didn't see it was done. And I'm pretty sure I could beat an IM down a knight. Definitely if he's down a rook. And I'm not very good.




If you're truly "not very good", how can you have any idea what it takes to beat somebody who is very, very good, and therefore how would you know what handicap is fair? Or did you not bother reading the rest of the thread, and notice that durrrr lost a bit of money because he thought the same thing?




I am a huge fav. against Durrr. I am extremely good at chess compared to the average nonstudying player and better than a lot of players who have been playing and studying for a while. Still nowhere near someone like Curtains though.




In other words, you ARE very good. But not an expert. Whatever, I guess.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: StregaChess]
      #10977811 - 06/28/07 04:26 PM

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



I don't think it would help that much. Curtains can think while he's not on move. That helps a ton, if he was a GREAT prop better he's take a 2 hour clock but make Curtains stand behind a "CURTAIN" (hahaha..) when not on move...
But actually that would not help tons either, he's still be able to review the game blindfolded...




How about this... blindfolded, and he isn't told durrr's move unless it involves a capture.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10977890 - 06/28/07 04:31 PM

Raptor,

Please buy one of these with your winnings, thankyewveddymuch

Sixes



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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Victor]
      #10977925 - 06/28/07 04:32 PM

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"I play PA in HU LO8 and only get top 33% hands: I probably am a loser."

ok, ive never played this game and will take this bet any day.




I am just trying to illustrate the point that structural issues within a game (e.g., hands running much closer together as they do in LO8 compared to LHE) influence how big a seemingly small handicap actually is.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: smilingbill]
      #10978319 - 06/28/07 04:58 PM

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A very strong GM getting pawn odds vs a computer - puter crushes him anyway

Pawn's odds are being significantly overrated by some in this thread.





This match was a fast time control, which greatly helps the computer's chances.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: citanul]
      #10978327 - 06/28/07 04:58 PM

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curtains,

about what uscf rating would you estimate a player would have to carry to be 50/50 with you playing down a knight? down a rook?




Knight: 1400-1500?
Rook: 1200-1300?

Random guesses could be off easily.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ChrisV]
      #10978369 - 06/28/07 05:01 PM

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the only way i think durr or anyone else in his position would have a chance is to make it blitz, and hope that the GM you're playing is a blitz fish




This is completely backwards. You're up a rook. The major way a typical club player would lose in that situation is to blunder. Playing blitz massively increases the chances of you blundering. I'd want it to be a correspondence game, if possible.

I think people are overestimating how difficult it is to win up a rook. Grandmasters are not magical. They can't change the fact of what is on the board. I would be a favourite against Garry Kasparov if he played down a rook. The basic gameplan is trade off as many pieces as possible, open some files so the rook is useful, and keep the king safe.

Contrast that with what durrr did (I've taken a look at the games now). In game 1 he failed to develop, instead playing the crazy Qa5 and stuffing his queen down on a3 in some attempted pawn-grab, when he's already a rook up. He allowed his king to be trapped in the center and broadly speaking that's why he lost. In game 2 he actually twice runs away from piece trades, retreating his bishop to e6 and then d7 when a trade with the knight is possible. The losing move in this game was d4 in response to curtains' e4. It not only closed up the center, reducing the power of his extra rook, but it locked all his pieces away from the K-side, where curtains is about to attack. Look at the board after ... c5 and notice how utterly locked out of the K-side durrr's queen is. It's going to take him like 4 moves to get her there if he needs to.





Uhhh.... I was black in game 2.

Also its clearly true that speed chess would give me more of an edge than game 60.

Also any expert rated player should be a favorite over the World Champion at rook odds IMO.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: bones]
      #10978395 - 06/28/07 05:03 PM

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Curtains,

Is this your biggest chess score?




Sadly for the world of chess, yes. That's unless you count the fellowship I won for like 64k over 2 years.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Thrahl]
      #10978435 - 06/28/07 05:05 PM

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the only way i think durr or anyone else in his position would have a chance is to make it blitz, and hope that the GM you're playing is a blitz fish




This is completely backwards. You're up a rook. The major way a typical club player would lose in that situation is to blunder. Playing blitz massively increases the chances of you blundering. I'd want it to be a correspondence game, if possible.

I think people are overestimating how difficult it is to win up a rook. Grandmasters are not magical. They can't change the fact of what is on the board. I would be a favourite against Garry Kasparov if he played down a rook. The basic gameplan is trade off as many pieces as possible, open some files so the rook is useful, and keep the king safe.

Contrast that with what durrr did (I've taken a look at the games now). In game 1 he failed to develop, instead playing the crazy Qa5 and stuffing his queen down on a3 in some attempted pawn-grab, when he's already a rook up. He allowed his king to be trapped in the center and broadly speaking that's why he lost. In game 2 he actually twice runs away from piece trades, retreating his bishop to e6 and then d7 when a trade with the knight is possible. The losing move in this game was d4 in response to curtains' e4. It not only closed up the center, reducing the power of his extra rook, but it locked all his pieces away from the K-side, where curtains is about to attack. Look at the board after ... c5 and notice how utterly locked out of the K-side durrr's queen is. It's going to take him like 4 moves to get her there if he needs to.




Plenty of Masters/GM have gone to Central Park and got owned playing speed chess. If youre reasonably good at speed chess ,this would def be the way to go IMO. Much easier to trade down in Blitz. And I certainly dont want to play a master in a game where he has time to think more than a handful of moves ahead.

And you would def not be a fav over Kasparov down a rook. Hes going to mate you long before that rook comes in to play.





lol, GM's don't go to Central Park and get owned at blitz by random people. There is maybe one person who is a favorite over a random GM, but he is known to be GM strength himself in blitz chess (Yaacov is his name and he's only been around a few years). Everyone else who plays on the street or in the parks in NY, for the last 10 years, is not especially strong. Maybe master to 2400 strength at blitz but I would always have a huge edge over them.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: blah_blah]
      #10978477 - 06/28/07 05:08 PM

wow, some of the estimations of how big or small a knight or rook odds are are totally absurd. i don't have a great estimation of what it is, though curtains likely does. however it's obviously a scale that changes. while skills and ratings clump near the top, (even due to just the plain rating adjustment formula being different for higher ratings than low) the same is obviously not true for lower and mid ratings.

my impulse is that no adequately strong (probably any random 2200+ish but maybe any random IM+ is what's necessary. but hey, i'd personally doubt that an expert (2000+) would lose to a champion given a knight) player would ever lose to the world champion if given a knight, and probably 2 pawns would be enough as well.

however the difference between a 1400 and a 2000 is just absurd, and considering we're probably looking at durrr being like an 1100-1200(?), and curtains being a 2400+ (uscf), well, it's just a ridiculous difference.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: chesterboy]
      #10978481 - 06/28/07 05:08 PM

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I'm about 2100 (much weaker than IM) and from the looks of those games I would have easily won with the same handicap vs. durr. What a great bet lol.

As far as various handicaps, a GM would beat almost any basic master with pawn odds, much more so a weaker player.

A decent club strength player should be able to win with rook odds most of the time, and piece odds would be close.





Somehow the games felt tougher than they may have seemed. durrr never flat out gave away material in one move and seemed to be working very hard. A lot of his moves lacked any chess understanding but I did feel like I had to calculate some stuff a few times and that if I made a careless mistake he was capable of picking up on it. I mean the first game was actually pretty competitive until he played ....Kf7 on like move 25-30. Despite that ok I'd probably win starting with 2 minutes on my clock, but it'd be a lot closer.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: darom03]
      #10978495 - 06/28/07 05:08 PM

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Imagine if the prop bet was basketball




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




I don't think its a bad analogy at all. If a friend of Kobe Bryant offers me some prop bet in basketball for like 100k, I probably won't take it, regardless of how great it sounds for me.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: BustoPro]
      #10978505 - 06/28/07 05:09 PM

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what was in it for curtains?




10% freeroll




Hey now, I negotiated a bit more than 10% I got like 8k, Im huge sucker.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10978521 - 06/28/07 05:09 PM

curtains, i think i could take you at rook odds. im not rated or anything and dont have any real chess experience.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Victor]
      #10978554 - 06/28/07 05:11 PM

curtains,

why are both you and your sister currently on massive (~100 pt) rating downswings?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10978573 - 06/28/07 05:12 PM

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durrr never flat out gave away material in one move and seemed to be working very hard.




Not responding to 22. Bd2 in the first down a rook game?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: citanul]
      #10978601 - 06/28/07 05:14 PM

Quote:

wow, some of the estimations of how big or small a knight or rook odds are are totally absurd. i don't have a great estimation of what it is, though curtains likely does. however it's obviously a scale that changes. while skills and ratings clump near the top, (even due to just the plain rating adjustment formula being different for higher ratings than low) the same is obviously not true for lower and mid ratings.

my impulse is that no adequately strong (probably any random 2200+ish but maybe any random IM+ is what's necessary. but hey, i'd personally doubt that an expert (2000+) would lose to a champion given a knight) player would ever lose to the world champion if given a knight, and probably 2 pawns would be enough as well.

however the difference between a 1400 and a 2000 is just absurd, and considering we're probably looking at durrr being like an 1100-1200(?), and curtains being a 2400+ (uscf), well, it's just a ridiculous difference.





durrr isn't 1100-1200. I am very sensitive to people overrating others because I have had a lot of students in my old schools who actually were 1100-1200. At the moment durrrr is probably in the 900-1050 range. He has an edge because he was relatively smart, in that he was taking the game very seriously and being very careful before every move he made. A weakness of most 900-1100 players is that they move too quickly and it causes them to make huge blunders.

Many times durrrr had made a blunder and was about to move but always saw it (We had a rule that he could make the move on the board but he was still open to make any other move until he actually hit his clock).

The problem is that he has simply no chess experience and knowledge, so he would make too many moves that had nothing to do with what a normal seasoned chessplayer would make. For instance b3 in the 2nd game has absolutely zero to do with the position. He was good at not simply putting pieces where I can take them, but unfortunately that wasn't enough.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: citanul]
      #10978642 - 06/28/07 05:18 PM

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curtains,

why are both you and your sister currently on massive (~100 pt) rating downswings?





I dunno haven't played in years. Right before I stopped playing I was like 2500 and played a few filler games in a tournament I run. A filler game is when you aren't even playing in the event and you play against someone who is, probably not the ideal conditions to play chess. Anyway I managed to lose all 3 times to lower rated opponents, dropping my rating like 40-50 points almost.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10979087 - 06/28/07 05:44 PM

Quote:

Quote:

curtains,

about what uscf rating would you estimate a player would have to carry to be 50/50 with you playing down a knight? down a rook?




Knight: 1400-1500?
Rook: 1200-1300?

Random guesses could be off easily.




Way too low for even money odds. These would be more like 85% you. Course that IS even money for a n__.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10979570 - 06/28/07 06:20 PM

Less nerdspeak, more prop bets plzkthx.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for raptor [Re: raptor517]
      #10979681 - 06/28/07 06:31 PM

"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."




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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Admo]
      #10979701 - 06/28/07 06:33 PM

what is the best way to learn chess fast and get prettty good at it, assuming you have very little prior experience, know nothing techincally, but pick stuff up extraordinarily fast

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Ship Ship McGipp]
      #10979877 - 06/28/07 06:47 PM

curtains i always thought a real fun idea would be something like this on ICC:

Give GM's something like 20:1 odds against one of the toughest comps on there at a blitz game. I like watching top players get destroyed by the comp, would be even more fun if there was money involved. Too bad you can't bet money on ICC.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Ship Ship McGipp]
      #10979903 - 06/28/07 06:49 PM

speaking of chess and grandmasters, check this gangsta shiet out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZmpsl3jI0


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Ship Ship McGipp]
      #10979908 - 06/28/07 06:49 PM

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what is the best way to learn chess fast and get prettty good at it, assuming you have very little prior experience, know nothing techincally, but pick stuff up extraordinarily fast




get lessons , ldo


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Reef]
      #10980078 - 06/28/07 07:04 PM

curtains,

"Despite that ok I'd probably win starting with 2 minutes on my clock, but it'd be a lot closer."

Just to clarify, you are saying 2 minute clock vs 60 min AND down a rook, right?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: csuf_gambl0o0r]
      #10980570 - 06/28/07 07:41 PM

Quote:

speaking of chess and grandmasters, check this gangsta shiet out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZmpsl3jI0




nh


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: citanul]
      #10980656 - 06/28/07 07:48 PM

Quote:

my impulse is that no adequately strong (probably any random 2200+ish but maybe any random IM+ is what's necessary. but hey, i'd personally doubt that an expert (2000+) would lose to a champion given a knight) player would ever lose to the world champion if given a knight, and probably 2 pawns would be enough as well.





As I mentioned above, this has already been tested (with a measly 4 game sample size ;-)) in the Kasparov-Chapman charity match a few years back. Chapman was a bit under 2200 and had two pawn odds in each game. Kasparov won 2.5-1.5.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Fishfood4you]
      #10980839 - 06/28/07 08:04 PM

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Totally off topic but has anyone heard about a chess game between A known poker player that i think was Ram Vaswani and a well known Grand Master. The rumor i heard was they bet 100,000 and ram got 10-1. The rest of the rumor was that ram used an ear piece linked to a computer that had not lost ever in simulation. Obviously ram whips the GM and questions about how its possible for a poker player to beat a GM. Well i heard they caught known poker player with the ear piece and found out what happened. Pretty crazy if true. Any real info on if this actually occured and the actual players involved would be great! Again i have no actual knowledge if this is true just a rumor i heard




Complete and utter rubbish.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: smilingbill]
      #10980887 - 06/28/07 08:09 PM

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unless durrr is a club level player (which would have been mentioned i guess) this is very very +EV for raptorrrrr




yeah does he even have a rating?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: xxThe_Lebowskixx]
      #10981026 - 06/28/07 08:21 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

you guys are under estimating the different ways a GM could play to prevent you from simply trading pieces, specifically not using an opening you are familiar with like


e4 e5
nf3 nc6
bc4 nf6




Anybody that doesn't know that opening can't call themselves a competent player. Which side does the GM have in that sequence?


You do make a good point though KKF, one I alluded to earlier, in that the GM would have a harder time compromising the weaker player without a knight as oppopsed to without a rook.




no, i meant the GM wouldnt be playing a simple opening like that which would allow him to just trade pieces. d4 d5 is much harder to play than e5 e4 imho.

i think a rook is more valuable than a knight, not that it matters much because durrr had zero chance.




Ah I see, misread your post. Yeah, you're absolutely right.


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Re: Durrrr in process of losing 60k in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Savant]
      #10981045 - 06/28/07 08:22 PM

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Quote:

Totally off topic but has anyone heard about a chess game between A known poker player that i think was Ram Vaswani and a well known Grand Master. The rumor i heard was they bet 100,000 and ram got 10-1. The rest of the rumor was that ram used an ear piece linked to a computer that had not lost ever in simulation. Obviously ram whips the GM and questions about how its possible for a poker player to beat a GM. Well i heard they caught known poker player with the ear piece and found out what happened. Pretty crazy if true. Any real info on if this actually occured and the actual players involved would be great! Again i have no actual knowledge if this is true just a rumor i heard




Complete and utter rubbish.




I think the GM would figure it out very very quickly.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: quirkasaurus]
      #10981063 - 06/28/07 08:24 PM

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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.




Sorry breaux but this is the worst analogy ever. It's not the NBA player playing with a point handicap, it's him playing without an arm.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10981316 - 06/28/07 08:44 PM

Quote:

Quote:

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. ...




Sorry breaux but this is the worst analogy ever. It's not the NBA player playing with a point handicap, it's him playing without an arm.




The point isn't the mechanics of the analogy, it's the contention that average people underestimate the ability of experts, which I agree with.

Most weekend players (in any sport/competition) simply don't realize how much they don't know and see professionals as better versions of themselves, e.g. weekend basketball player sees NBA pros as stronger/faster/more accurate versions of themselves when in reality, there's probably another complete level the pros are operating on that the amateur doesn't even see.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ocdscale]
      #10981395 - 06/28/07 08:51 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

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. ...




Sorry breaux but this is the worst analogy ever. It's not the NBA player playing with a point handicap, it's him playing without an arm.




The point isn't the mechanics of the analogy, it's the contention that average people underestimate the ability of experts, which I agree with.

Most weekend players (in any sport/competition) simply don't realize how much they don't know and see professionals as better versions of themselves, e.g. weekend basketball player sees NBA pros as stronger/faster/more accurate versions of themselves when in reality, there's probably another complete level the pros are operating on that the amateur doesn't even see.




Aye, but the discussion isn't about a weekend player. It seems that everybody, save for durrr, knew and knows the weekend player had no chance. The comment I quoted stemmed from the talk about seriously competitive players beating top players in certain conditions.

Plus, I still gotta say comparing not having a rook to spotting somebody points in 1 on 1 shows such a fundamental misunderstanding of chess and probably basketball as well.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10981638 - 06/28/07 09:11 PM

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Plus, I still gotta say comparing not having a rook to spotting somebody points in 1 on 1 shows such a fundamental misunderstanding of chess and probably basketball as well.




Yeah, people are really drawing the wrong conclusions from Durr's loss.

If you follow the games, then it is obvious that Durr has no idea how to play chess. A competent player should be able to at least draw an IM if they start up a rook.

Again, look at the first five moves of game 1:

1.d4 d5
2.c4 Bf5
3.Nc3 c6
4.Bf4 e6
5.c5 Qa5!!!

Qa5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The people who think this match shows that an IM can beat a lesser player if he is "only" spotting a rook clearly don't understand how badly Durr played.

He doesn't know how to play chess. When you realize this, his loss is not at all surprising.

Here's a better analogy. Let's say you set up a handicapped boxing match. One participant is a professional featherweight (126 lbs at weigh in) prizefighter, who has to wear 10 oz gloves. His opponent is a relatively untrained 210 pound man who can wear 3 oz. MMA gloves.

Well if the 210 pound man is short, obese, and old, then the lightweight will definitely win within one round. If the 210 pound man is an NFL wide receiver (to take a previous example), then the outcome will be very different.

Giving up a rook is a very big handicap, and it was only a good bet on Raptor's part because Durr is so awful at chess.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ChrisV]
      #10982423 - 06/28/07 10:30 PM

this is only true if you are allowed to trade down. obviously curtains is going to play in such a way that you do not get into trade-everything-off-positions very easily

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: ChrisV]
      #10982450 - 06/28/07 10:33 PM

i do not think you are a favorite over gary kasparov down a rook unless you are really strong.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: rory]
      #10982513 - 06/28/07 10:39 PM

This thread has been very instrucive in itself, and I can see quite a few of you are very accomplished players.

Can someone recommend to me some good software that will not only help me learn but allow me to rate myself with accuracy and to play against a strong engine in a variety of formats (like setting it up to be down a rook, for example)?

What about the best place to play online (name of site) with other players?

Sorry everybody, I am just getting into chess and don't know where to turn to get better, as there are no instructors in my rural area. I will be moving to Las Vegas in a few months and will there join a club, but why wait to pursue an activity I enjoy? Thanks everybody for suggestions...

Btw I've been playing semi-seriously for 2 mo. and can beat "Chess Titans" (sometimes) on level 7 on Vista. When I started I couldn't beat it on 2. I really want to get better.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: rory]
      #10982539 - 06/28/07 10:41 PM

as an example of an amateur getting gang raped by a GM down a rook:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1242893


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: rory]
      #10982754 - 06/28/07 11:00 PM

Pretty.

Thanks guys. I just "wasted" an hour with this thread. I only wish I could get an IM to play me a rook down for some serious cash. Durr is, as Curtain says, about a 950 USCF player. Only he didn't know that!

My estimate of how good a player has to be to have a +EV against an IM a rook up is around 1300. Against a GM maybe 1500.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Voltaire]
      #10983040 - 06/28/07 11:27 PM

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Pretty.

Thanks guys. I just "wasted" an hour with this thread. I only wish I could get an IM to play me a rook down for some serious cash. Durr is, as Curtain says, about a 950 USCF player. Only he didn't know that!

My estimate of how good a player has to be to have a +EV against an IM a rook up is around 1300. Against a GM maybe 1500.




The difference between a normal IM and a GM in this bet is almost zero when facing low rated players. This should be extremely obvious and if you don't realize this you shouldn't be so cocky about how easily you'd win.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10983121 - 06/28/07 11:34 PM

www.chessmail.com is ok.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Your Mom]
      #10983207 - 06/28/07 11:43 PM

btw just a note, I am positive that a decent % of the people that say that they would win the bet easily and then mock durrr for losing, would not actually be a favorite in the bet. Some of you are, but I'd be almost certain that most of you aren't. Almost every chessplayer whom has never played in a tournament drastically overrates their ability. If you have never played in a tournament and think that you are about 1600, you are probably about 1200-1300. Basically just subtract 300-400 points from how good you are, and that's how good you actually are.

I know this through tremendous exposure to players who have never played rated games, yet seem to think they know how good they are.

Sorry to be mean, I just find it silly how so many people are talking about how easily they would win the bet, without once giving their actual rating or any credentials of any sort. I'm mainly saying this to defend durrrr.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10983257 - 06/28/07 11:48 PM

Quote:

btw just a note, I am positive that a decent % of the people that say that they would win the bet easily and then mock durrr for losing, would not actually be a favorite in the bet. Some of you are, but I'd be almost certain that most of you aren't. Almost every chessplayer whom has never played in a tournament drastically overrates their ability. If you have never played in a tournament and think that you are about 1600, you are probably about 1200-1300. Basically just subtract 300-400 points from how good you are, and that's how good you actually are.

I know this through tremendous exposure to players who have never played rated games, yet seem to think they know how good they are.

Sorry to be mean, I just find it silly how so many people are talking about how easily they would win the bet, without once giving their actual rating or any credentials of any sort. I'm mainly saying this to defend durrrr.




Curtains, you know nothing about chess. I would crush you if we made this bet. I play in the park by my house all the time and basically never lose.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: FoxwoodsFiend]
      #10983288 - 06/28/07 11:51 PM

Quote:

Quote:

btw just a note, I am positive that a decent % of the people that say that they would win the bet easily and then mock durrr for losing, would not actually be a favorite in the bet. Some of you are, but I'd be almost certain that most of you aren't. Almost every chessplayer whom has never played in a tournament drastically overrates their ability. If you have never played in a tournament and think that you are about 1600, you are probably about 1200-1300. Basically just subtract 300-400 points from how good you are, and that's how good you actually are.

I know this through tremendous exposure to players who have never played rated games, yet seem to think they know how good they are.

Sorry to be mean, I just find it silly how so many people are talking about how easily they would win the bet, without once giving their actual rating or any credentials of any sort. I'm mainly saying this to defend durrrr.




Curtains, you know nothing about chess. I would crush you if we made this bet. I play in the park by my house all the time and basically never lose.





lol


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: FoxwoodsFiend]
      #10983346 - 06/28/07 11:56 PM

Quote:

Curtains, you know nothing about chess. I would crush you if we made this bet. I play in the park by my house all the time and basically never lose.




Maybe so, but can you beat him at "Guitar Hero?"

Actual footage:

Curtains shredding a guitar while not playing chess


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10983361 - 06/28/07 11:57 PM

"btw just a note, I am positive that a decent % of the people that say that they would win the bet easily and then mock durrr for losing, would not actually be a favorite in the bet."

i will make a bet.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Victor]
      #10983469 - 06/29/07 12:08 AM

Quote:

"btw just a note, I am positive that a decent % of the people that say that they would win the bet easily and then mock durrr for losing, would not actually be a favorite in the bet."

i will make a bet.





My statement is not intended to be a green light for everyone who thinks they personally are the exception to this rule to comment on it.

btw if we are playing speed chess (3-5 minutes per side) I will almost certainly be a huge favorite against anyone here that has never played in a USCF rated tournament, or will play any USCF rated player under 1600.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10983685 - 06/29/07 12:29 AM

One of my first comments was how intelligent durrr is, and I hope I speak for everyone when I say that being inexperienced in chess and lacking some basic fundamentals =/= dumb.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10983696 - 06/29/07 12:30 AM

sn=hazard1414 on yahoo chess, i'm at 'intermediate --> adequate' if anyone wants to play some blitz. holla

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: csuf_gambl0o0r]
      #10983927 - 06/29/07 12:53 AM

Quote:

speaking of chess and grandmasters, check this gangsta shiet out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZmpsl3jI0



This guy's a shyster, check out the blackjack vid he has up:
OH, you HIT a 16 vs a 6?!?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10983952 - 06/29/07 12:56 AM

Quote:

One of my first comments was how intelligent durrr is, and I hope I speak for everyone when I say that being inexperienced in chess and lacking some basic fundamentals =/= dumb.




This is the point I wanted to make too.

I was one of the people who said Durr is clearly awful at chess, but I don't feel I was attacking or slamming him.

After seeing the first 5 moves of games 1, it is already clear that he has no formal training and most likely has never read a book on chess.

There is absolutely no shame in being a weak chess player under these circumstances, and no one is questioning his intelligence.

I do agree with Curtains that most people who think they could beat him with a rook advantage are mistaken. They would surely put up a better fight though.

In fact, I think it would take a very strong player to win outright a majority of the time. You would have to count draws as wins for most people to have a chance.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10983956 - 06/29/07 12:56 AM

If durr wants more action, I suspect I can find someone to back me to play against him in the same bet amount ($50K) and terms (rook down, G/60, best of 3 match) against him when I get to Vegas for the main event. My rating is about 2150.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10984050 - 06/29/07 01:07 AM

does it look pathetic for me that the last chess match i played was vs durrrr 2 years ago and that i was raped like whoa...at least my damgoodlookeingness offsets my lack of skills

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: raptor517]
      #10984152 - 06/29/07 01:18 AM

Wow this is a disaster, I can't believe anyone would do this. I thought Durrr was Jewish?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Subfallen]
      #10984189 - 06/29/07 01:22 AM

durrr isnt jewish...hes some variety of christian/wishes he were jewish like non idiot prop betters

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: CamelZoo]
      #10984229 - 06/29/07 01:26 AM

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sn=hazard1414 on yahoo chess, i'm at 'intermediate --> adequate' if anyone wants to play some blitz. holla




Play on www.chessbase.com, the software is a million times better and it's well known everyone uses a comp on Yahoo.

Interesting thread. I play loads of new people all the time and they usually have a story about how they are the best amongst there group of friends. I tell them I'm awful Which is true (rated around 1900 Auschess), but relative to them most games aren't difficult. Funny how easy it is to consider yourself a good player when you haven't actually played some of club level or above.

Out of interest, how long do you think it would take someone of high intelligence to beat a GM or similar rated player with Rook odds? I'd hazard a guess and say 2 - 4 weeks of 12 hours daily study should be more than enough, maybe even one week if there a fast learner with a good teacher.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: FoxwoodsFiend]
      #10984267 - 06/29/07 01:31 AM

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Curtains, you know nothing about chess. I would crush you if we made this bet. I play in the park by my house all the time and basically never lose.




You "basically" never lose? Curtains has never lost.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Dulce Liquido]
      #10984278 - 06/29/07 01:33 AM

i dont know about all this chess mumbo jumbo, but clearly durrr missed the move where he doubles the bet with raptor, then in secret offers curtains 10 or 15k to dump the match.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Dulce Liquido]
      #10984304 - 06/29/07 01:36 AM

Quote:

Quote:

sn=hazard1414 on yahoo chess, i'm at 'intermediate --> adequate' if anyone wants to play some blitz. holla




Play on www.chessbase.com, the software is a million times better and it's well known everyone uses a comp on Yahoo.

Interesting thread. I play loads of new people all the time and they usually have a story about how they are the best amongst there group of friends. I tell them I'm awful Which is true (rated around 1900 Auschess), but relative to them most games aren't difficult. Funny how easy it is to consider yourself a good player when you haven't actually played some of club level or above.

Out of interest, how long do you think it would take someone of high intelligence to beat a GM or similar rated player with Rook odds? I'd hazard a guess and say 2 - 4 weeks of 12 hours daily study should be more than enough, maybe even one week if there a fast learner with a good teacher.





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.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TheAnswer]
      #10984316 - 06/29/07 01:37 AM

Curtains - favorite opening?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: whyherro]
      #10984358 - 06/29/07 01:41 AM

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Curtains - favorite opening?




I don't really have one anymore.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10984431 - 06/29/07 01:52 AM

In that case... e4 or d4?

and is kings gambit in the repotoire.

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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

Quote:

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.

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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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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Punker]
      #10985224 - 06/29/07 03:47 AM

Obviously with such a rating, you are a big favorite. Such a match would be the equivalent of rope-a-dope. But Curtains won't take you up on it, and you know it.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Voltaire]
      #10985235 - 06/29/07 03:48 AM

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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.





ok but if you were the one who said there would be a differnece between whether you were playing a GM or IM in this bet, then you don't understand really. Honestly the difference between me and a GM in this bet is neglible and I actually think I'll do better than a lot of GM's because it becomes less about chess and more about psychology and predicting how a bad player will play. Given that I play poker and thus have a strong practical feel I feel confident that my results would equal those of maybe 30-50% of GMs in this type of bet. Since your opponents need to make mistakes for you to win, it comes down often to predicting what kind of mistakes your opponents are likely to make. At least I think this is true.

Also the things that GM's understand that I don't understand are hardly going to be applicable in a game against such weak opposition. Hence I have reason to doubt someone's chess understanding if they think that a GM will beat a 1500 in this bet but an IM will only beat a 1300. Its probably only going to be a 50 point difference on average with this specific type of wager.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10985348 - 06/29/07 04:10 AM

Quote:

Quote:

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.





ok but if you were the one who said there would be a differnece between whether you were playing a GM or IM in this bet, then you don't understand really. Honestly the difference between me and a GM in this bet is neglible and I actually think I'll do better than a lot of GM's because it becomes less about chess and more about psychology and predicting how a bad player will play.



I agree about the psychology, and the point I was going to make is that it is the "extras" of hard work, maniacal devotion, and starting young that make the major difference between IMs and GMs. But there is also a psychological level, and the great GM are also masters at that level, whereas a lot of IMs are just gifted chess players who started playing young and encountered a lot of distractions and never really had the passion or drive (or stupidity!)to become GMs.

Consequently, I think that a GM would find some way to win a rook down significantly more often against a weaker player than an IM would.

But you're right, now that I think about it. Against Durrr as a, I guess, 950 player, it wouldn't make much difference.

Could Durrr (or a similar player) be hustling you? Playing over the two games (by the way, was ...Qxg7 in game one the best move?) it seems clear that you would win even more easily if there were another match. Some posters think Durrr would learn what he needs to do to win, but I suspect for a long time things will just get worse for him since the teacher always learns more about the student than the student learns about the teacher.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Voltaire]
      #10985393 - 06/29/07 04:19 AM

Curtains,

How many more pieces / which ones do think you would have to get rid of before the bet becomes +EV for durrr? Do you think you could still win if your queen was taken?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10985396 - 06/29/07 04:19 AM

-Curtains


grats on the score! i just wanted to say i have loosely followed you and your sister since around 2000 when i caught some of your games in chess life. I had an autographed copy of your sister's chess life cover on my wall for like 4 years in college (the black and white one that came out shortly after her winning the women's title i think).

/end stalker rant.


I think a lot of people don't realize:
how god awful durr is at chess.
how great curtains actually is (even though he is rusty).
how hard it is for someone at durr's level to even get to the 1200-1400 level (for most people).
how much the clock plays a role in the odds making. ie, greg might be even money against a 1300 down a knight at G60, but a huge favorite at 5 minute blitz chess, and a dead lock at 1 minute chess over the internet.

i don't know if greg has experience at 1 minute time controls, but if he has the mousing skills, i bet he could take out some pretty experienced opponents down a rook. however, at tournament time controls, i would probably crush him every game i manage to avoid making a really out of character blunder. I am USCF 1726 (small sample size) fwiw, 1700 (lifetime high of 1992) on fics blitz over 6000+ games.


also:

Total time online: 65 days, 6 hrs, 54 mins
% of life online: 2.4 (since Fri Mar 3, 14:22 PST 200


EDIT: just logged in, i guess i am down to the 1630's right now... talk about a downswing...
)

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10985527 - 06/29/07 04:40 AM

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Game 2, I'm black, queen's rook is missing. At the very end when he lost his queen he had only a few seconds left.


1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd2 Bg4 6.Nc3 Qc8 7.h3 Be6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qe2 0-0 10.Ng5 Bd7 11.e4 d4 12.Nd1 c5 13.f4 h6 14.Nf3 Nh5 15.Qf2 exf4 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.gxf4 Nxf4 18.Qg3 Qc7 19.Qh2 f5 20.b3 fxe4 21.dxe4 Qa5+ 22.Nd2 Nc6 23.Rf1 g5 24.h4 Nb4 25.Rc1 Qa3 26.Rb1 Nxc2+ 27.Kf2 Qb4 28.Nf3 g4 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.a3 Qb6 31.Bh1 d3 32.Ne3 c4 33.Qxf4 Rxf4 34.Kg3 Qxe3 0-1





Curtains, congrats on the win but please stop helping aholes build the bomb k thnx.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: apefish]
      #10985556 - 06/29/07 04:44 AM

curtains,

When I was like 7 I used to play chess and I was pretty much the best kid among the kids I played with. And this was in London, I'm not talking about dumb American chess playing kids. Anyway, my teacher said I would be awesome if I played more, but I didn't bother. If I had kept playing chess I would totally be able to kick your ass now.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: rory]
      #10985595 - 06/29/07 04:51 AM

Quote:

as an example of an amateur getting gang raped by a GM down a rook:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1242893




wow this is absolutely incredible. watching this i kept thinking why the hell he was giving up pieces so easily like that.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Spechel EDD]
      #10985614 - 06/29/07 04:56 AM

This thread makes me wish I knew how to play chess.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: El Diablo]
      #10985631 - 06/29/07 04:59 AM

-El Diablo


i know your post was sarcastic, but apparently you are Indian, so yea you might be right.

that is a classic a chess myth though, everyone thinks they are pretty decent at chess or they had potential in the game because they beat up on all their buddies/family members who can hardly visualize how a knight moves. they don't realize that probably translates to 600-800 strength.

in reality, the game is a bitch. i am a pretty smart guy, i have put a lot of effort into my game, i have a bunch of chess books on my shelves, and i am an absolute nobody at the game. i am barely skilled enough to be considered respectable at the club level. i takes a lot of work and dedication to be at all decent at the game. the one exception might be if you are exposed to great players from a young age and have access to tutoring and coaching. i am completely self-taught (well i learned from books so i guess thats not *completely* self-taught) so i wouldn't know how much having a mentor would help. i never played someone who was 1400 strength in person until about 3 or 4 years after i bought my first chess book. one of the pitfalls of living in the rural west.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10985836 - 06/29/07 05:43 AM

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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.




Y, I agree.

I was wondering in the case of a player like Durr who obviously has a natural aptitude for mental games.
If you were to take the bet again for rook odds and knew he had exactly one month to practise/study and use any tools at his disposal, would you?

I would guess a solid 1400-1500 player would win this provided they were rated such for stronger middle and endgame play, not blind memorization of openings...


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Dulce Liquido]
      #10985865 - 06/29/07 05:51 AM

Quote:

Quote:


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.




Y, I agree.

I was wondering in the case of a player like Durr who obviously has a natural aptitude for mental games.
If you were to take the bet again for rook odds and knew he had exactly one month to practise/study and use any tools at his disposal, would you?

I would guess a solid 1400-1500 player would win this provided they were rated such for stronger middle and endgame play, not blind memorization of openings...





I guess I'd probably still be a favorite but of course the more he works the tougher itd be.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pete fabrizio]
      #10985980 - 06/29/07 06:15 AM

I'm not sure exactly where the rating cutoff for someone like curtains to be still be a favorite against with rook odds, but my guess is it's about 1200-1300. I'd think a 1400-1500 would be a favorite, but who can really be sure.

"you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world."


That's completely wrong on so many levels. Play defensively and just force trades?? If it was that easy, why couldn't you just do that in regular chess and guarantee at least a draw in any game? I consider myself a reasonably competitive player, and I'm quite certain I'd be an underdog with pawn odds against the top GMs (and I'd guess curtains likely would be too, but unsure)."

Anyways, very cool bet overall, wish I coulda gotten in on some of that action. If you're up for more of it, I'll take you on curtains in blitz (EVEN MATERIAL, just give me 3 to 2 time odds), and I'll take some of your newfound $8k off of you


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: fatpipe]
      #10985986 - 06/29/07 06:17 AM

Quote:

Quote:

speaking of chess and grandmasters, check this gangsta shiet out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZmpsl3jI0




nh




One of the comments on Youtube were spot on (for once!):

"so he watched the first table where his opponent moved a white pawn, and decided not to respond because he had to do the same move at table 5 first. And person 1 didn't ask any questions why he was running of when it was his turn ??

Then at table 5, he is standing there and waiting for his opponent to respond with a black move, and right after he did, he just runs off (when it's his turn again)

Lol, I can't believe none of those smart grandmasters figured out what was going on ."

Come on! They had to figure it out somewhere down the line.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: darom03]
      #10986029 - 06/29/07 06:25 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

speaking of chess and grandmasters, check this gangsta shiet out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZmpsl3jI0




nh




One of the comments on Youtube were spot on (for once!):

"so he watched the first table where his opponent moved a white pawn, and decided not to respond because he had to do the same move at table 5 first. And person 1 didn't ask any questions why he was running of when it was his turn ??

Then at table 5, he is standing there and waiting for his opponent to respond with a black move, and right after he did, he just runs off (when it's his turn again)

Lol, I can't believe none of those smart grandmasters figured out what was going on ."

Come on! They had to figure it out somewhere down the line.




do you have any ideas on how he figured out how many pieces would be left on the board when the game concluded? or was that bit of the trick actually setup?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Lalu]
      #10986074 - 06/29/07 06:34 AM

Quote:

I'm not sure exactly where the rating cutoff for someone like curtains to be still be a favorite against with rook odds, but my guess is it's about 1200-1300. I'd think a 1400-1500 would be a favorite, but who can really be sure.

"you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world."


That's completely wrong on so many levels. Play defensively and just force trades?? If it was that easy, why couldn't you just do that in regular chess and guarantee at least a draw in any game? I consider myself a reasonably competitive player, and I'm quite certain I'd be an underdog with pawn odds against the top GMs (and I'd guess curtains likely would be too, but unsure)."

Anyways, very cool bet overall, wish I coulda gotten in on some of that action. If you're up for more of it, I'll take you on curtains in blitz (EVEN MATERIAL, just give me 3 to 2 time odds), and I'll take some of your newfound $8k off of you





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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: almostbusto]
      #10986162 - 06/29/07 06:51 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

speaking of chess and grandmasters, check this gangsta shiet out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZmpsl3jI0




nh




One of the comments on Youtube were spot on (for once!):

"so he watched the first table where his opponent moved a white pawn, and decided not to respond because he had to do the same move at table 5 first. And person 1 didn't ask any questions why he was running of when it was his turn ??

Then at table 5, he is standing there and waiting for his opponent to respond with a black move, and right after he did, he just runs off (when it's his turn again)

Lol, I can't believe none of those smart grandmasters figured out what was going on ."

Come on! They had to figure it out somewhere down the line.




do you have any ideas on how he figured out how many pieces would be left on the board when the game concluded? or was that bit of the trick actually setup?




The envelope thing is an old school magic trick seen plenty of times before. Instead of a sheet of paper in an envelope it could be that card you just signed from the deck etc.

What really puzzles me is how he beat the President of a chess club. That should mean that he actually is quite good at chess. I don't think he cheated on that one.

But the main problem with this trick is to actually trick eight masters of the game to believe they are not playing each other. I am sure they caught up with the scam and just acted out the rest.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10986164 - 06/29/07 06:51 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I'm not sure exactly where the rating cutoff for someone like curtains to be still be a favorite against with rook odds, but my guess is it's about 1200-1300. I'd think a 1400-1500 would be a favorite, but who can really be sure.

"you really have to be quite bad at chess to ever lose with a rook advantage against anyone. just play defensively and force a bunch of trades -- they don't all even have to be even -- and you'll be unstoppable in the endgame. this is why chess is a terrible game to handicap -- a single pawn advantage would be enough to make any competitive player a favorite against the top gm's in the world."


That's completely wrong on so many levels. Play defensively and just force trades?? If it was that easy, why couldn't you just do that in regular chess and guarantee at least a draw in any game? I consider myself a reasonably competitive player, and I'm quite certain I'd be an underdog with pawn odds against the top GMs (and I'd guess curtains likely would be too, but unsure)."

Anyways, very cool bet overall, wish I coulda gotten in on some of that action. If you're up for more of it, I'll take you on curtains in blitz (EVEN MATERIAL, just give me 3 to 2 time odds), and I'll take some of your newfound $8k off of you





lololol





No [censored] way in hell Im an underdog against the top GM's with pawn odds, especially if I can choose the pawn. Pretty sure I would book action on myself against Kramnik for sure if he starts without his f7-pawn.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10986227 - 06/29/07 07:02 AM

Well my assumption was it would be the a or h pawn handicapped, obv if it was f pawn or one of the two center pawns big difference. I would honestly take kramnik vs. you if it was the a or h pawn. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong. In any case regarding your previous post, your lolol, you laughing it off cause you're scared, or you will to take the challenge? Don't be afraid now, you don't want to have to be remembered for backing out of a match like your pal Donny

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Lalu]
      #10986305 - 06/29/07 07:14 AM

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Well my assumption was it would be the a or h pawn handicapped, obv if it was f pawn or one of the two center pawns big difference. I would honestly take kramnik vs. you if it was the a or h pawn. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong. In any case regarding your previous post, your lolol, you laughing it off cause you're scared, or you will to take the challenge? Don't be afraid now, you don't want to have to be remembered for backing out of a match like your pal Donny




a or h pawn is different story but I still feel relatively good, but of course a bit less confident

Lalu Ill give you 3:00 to 2:50


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10986386 - 06/29/07 07:29 AM

From Chump Change:

[QUOTE]
Aye, but the discussion isn't about a weekend player. It seems that everybody, save for durrr, knew and knows the weekend player had no chance. The comment I quoted stemmed from the talk about seriously competitive players beating top players in certain conditions.

Plus, I still gotta say comparing not having a rook to spotting somebody points in 1 on 1 shows such a fundamental misunderstanding of chess and probably basketball as well.
[/QUOTE]

From Curtains:

[QUOTE]
I don't think its a bad analogy at all. If a friend of Kobe Bryant offers me some prop bet in basketball for like 100k, I probably won't take it, regardless of how great it sounds for me.
[/QUOTE]

Well, at least Curtains agrees with me.

My point is simply that non-professionals and layman alike tend to
seriously underestimate the skills of professionals and experts.

Does an analogy of a top billiards player work better for you ?

Doesn't losing a $50,000 prop bet seem to support my premise ?
How seriously did durr underestimate curtains ?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10986437 - 06/29/07 07:39 AM

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No [censored] way in hell Im an underdog against the top GM's with pawn odds




I'd pick Morozevich without c2-pawn against you.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Madd]
      #10986484 - 06/29/07 07:46 AM

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No [censored] way in hell Im an underdog against the top GM's with pawn odds




I'd pick Morozevich without c2-pawn against you.





Ok I assumed that without a pawn meant the standard f-pawn handicap. Also realize that if you aren't talking about literally the top 10-20 players in the world, I would easily be a favorite IMO. I only have trouble discussing them because I never actually played someone who was currently ranked 1-10 in the world. I have played plenty from 50-100, and there is no way in hell they will back themselves in a match against me starting without a pawn. If they want to they know where to find me.

Let's put it this way. I wouldn't back myself in a match against someone 300 points lower rated than me, if I started without a pawn, although it might be close. That means it should be even less likely that someone 300 points higher rated than me, should feel confident playing me down a pawn. The reason for this is that small advantages have more value when the ratings of the players involved are higher. Note that no one in the world is ranked more than 350 points higher than me.

So logically I either underestimate my abilities to beat a 2150 FIDE player without a pawn (and I really think I'm an underdog), or there is something seriously wrong with these arguments.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10986623 - 06/29/07 08:13 AM

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Quote:

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No [censored] way in hell Im an underdog against the top GM's with pawn odds




I'd pick Morozevich without c2-pawn against you.





Let's put it this way. I wouldn't back myself in a match against someone 300 points lower rated than me, if I started without a pawn, although it might be close. That means it should be even less likely that someone 300 points higher rated than me, should feel confident playing me down a pawn. The reason for this is that small advantages have more value when the ratings of the players involved are higher. Note that no one in the world is ranked more than 350 points higher than me.

So logically I either underestimate my abilities to beat a 2150 FIDE player without a pawn (and I really think I'm an underdog), or there is something seriously wrong with these arguments.





I completely agree with the part that small advantages have more value when the ratings of the players involved are higher. But, I would pick you in a match (8 games, 30 min each, pawn odds, a-pawn in game 1, b-pawn in game 2 etc.) against somebody with 2150. Anyway, here we are on to something because the outcome of a match like this (or a match of you vs a 2700+) wouldn't be determined beforehand. Somewhere along these lines there should be a fair prop bet.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10987398 - 06/29/07 10:15 AM

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Quote:

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No [censored] way in hell Im an underdog against the top GM's with pawn odds




I'd pick Morozevich without c2-pawn against you.





Ok I assumed that without a pawn meant the standard f-pawn handicap. Also realize that if you aren't talking about literally the top 10-20 players in the world, I would easily be a favorite IMO. I only have trouble discussing them because I never actually played someone who was currently ranked 1-10 in the world. I have played plenty from 50-100, and there is no way in hell they will back themselves in a match against me starting without a pawn. If they want to they know where to find me.

Let's put it this way. I wouldn't back myself in a match against someone 300 points lower rated than me, if I started without a pawn, although it might be close. That means it should be even less likely that someone 300 points higher rated than me, should feel confident playing me down a pawn. The reason for this is that small advantages have more value when the ratings of the players involved are higher. Note that no one in the world is ranked more than 350 points higher than me.

So logically I either underestimate my abilities to beat a 2150 FIDE player without a pawn (and I really think I'm an underdog), or there is something seriously wrong with these arguments.




curtains after this thread you are now on the very very short list of people from 2p2 i think i would actually enjoy meeting. congrats.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10988079 - 06/29/07 11:26 AM

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The reason for this is that small advantages have more value when the ratings of the players involved are higher.




This is a sound point, but Iím not sure that the 300 points gaps are actually linear steps. I believe the k-factor for FIDE ratings is different for players below 2400. I donít recall exactly but letís agree for this example that below 2400 the k-factor is 24 and above it is drops to 18. The impact on rating gains would results in a player below 2400 who defeats someone of the same rating would gain 12 points, a player above 2400 who defeats a player of same rating would only gain 9. The outcome is that it is more difficult to go from 2400 to 2500, than it is to go from 2300 to 2400. However even with this being the case I believe your point of smaller advantages having more value as the ratings increase would offset some of the k-factor issues but Iím not sure entirely.
ďÖ.So logically I either underestimate my abilities to beat..Ē I think you are just using solid judgment, itís not a bet that Iíd want a piece of from either side.
I am (was) 2275 FIDE like two thousand year ago, anyone want to create a prop bet with Curtains and someone over the hill?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Voltaire]
      #10988239 - 06/29/07 11:39 AM

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Obviously with such a rating, you are a big favorite. Such a match would be the equivalent of rope-a-dope. But Curtains won't take you up on it, and you know it.




No - I mean I as the 2150 player will offer the same rook odds to durrr and play him for the same $50K. Not that I would play curtains.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Punker]
      #10988465 - 06/29/07 11:59 AM

I don't have the money to be prop betting, but if i did I would bet on Durr if I coached him 2hrs a day for 30 days in the same match.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Punker]
      #10988533 - 06/29/07 12:05 PM

All,

I'm out in Vegas now and willing to try the following props against novice players

1)I play blindfolded
2)I'll play at an extreme time disadvantage (as low as 30 seconds for the game)
3)Play a series of games, getting progressively drunker.
4) combination of 2 and 3

I'm a mid 2100 player (about 300 points less than curtains) but am kind of rusty since I stopped taking chess seriously when I found poker (about 2 years ago).


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: chesterboy]
      #10988862 - 06/29/07 12:35 PM

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I don't have the money to be prop betting, but if i did I would bet on Durr if I coached him 2hrs a day for 30 days in the same match.




I'd take curtains for 50k again without hesitation. You grossly underestimate the time it takes to improve.

Quote:

Let's put it this way. I wouldn't back myself in a match against someone 300 points lower rated than me, if I started without a pawn, although it might be close. That means it should be even less likely that someone 300 points higher rated than me, should feel confident playing me down a pawn. The reason for this is that small advantages have more value when the ratings of the players involved are higher. Note that no one in the world is ranked more than 350 points higher than me.

So logically I either underestimate my abilities to beat a 2150 FIDE player without a pawn (and I really think I'm an underdog), or there is something seriously wrong with these arguments.




You might be underestimating yourself. I don't have any competitive experience with f-pawn odds, so it's a bit of a guess, but I wouldn't back myself against the best local player (FM, USCF ranging from 2275-2410) and I'm USCF ~2050. I'd play at 2:1 (after some time to work off ring rust).


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10988987 - 06/29/07 12:47 PM

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btw just a note, I am positive that a decent % of the people that say that they would win the bet easily and then mock durrr for losing, would not actually be a favorite in the bet.
...
Sorry to be mean, I just find it silly how so many people are talking about how easily they would win the bet, without once giving their actual rating or any credentials of any sort. I'm mainly saying this to defend durrrr.



I have playing strength 2100-2200 fide and I'm fully confident I can give knight-odds vs anyone who hasn't played in tourneys before. Someone who beats all his friends all the time, just can't compete with someone who plays tournaments. I've seen it a thousand times: they think they're great, they know you're good, so they wanna challenge you. After 10 moves you start feeling ashamed yourself because he played so poor that it will be too obvious if you don't mate him in the next 10 moves. (Btw mostly they don't even know the exact rules, when isn't castling allowed and en passant for example.)

Take knight-odds, that's worth 3 pawns. I easily draw a pawn down, so winning 2 pawns is enough for not losing. How can't he lose 2 pawns? He might not drop pieces, but just 2 pawns, that's easy. Mostly he'll give a few pieces or get mated of course.

Rook-odds are very different cause you're unlikely to get 4 pawns, so he has to lose a piece and then some just to equalize.

Winning blindfold vs someone who never played tournaments is just as easy btw. It's even safer as you don't have to rely on his mistakes. Just play your A-game and he won't ever get an advantage.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: shaniac]
      #10989523 - 06/29/07 01:27 PM

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This thread makes me wish I knew how to play chess.




This thread just makes me confused. Although it is funny to see super nerds argue about chess pieces and ratings.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: phifediggy]
      #10989556 - 06/29/07 01:29 PM

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




OMFG bughouse is basically a mind-gasm to play .. so incredibly fun. WHAT SITE DO U PLAY IT AT?

Basically 2 v 2 chess and whatever pieces you capture you hand off to your partner and as his turn he can place a peice in a non-back row and non-occupied square


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Sponger.]
      #10989575 - 06/29/07 01:30 PM

Sponge, I bet if you gave it a chance you'd enjoy the game a LOT and would want to get better ASAP

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TomCowley]
      #10989730 - 06/29/07 01:41 PM

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I don't have the money to be prop betting, but if i did I would bet on Durr if I coached him 2hrs a day for 30 days in the same match.




I'd take curtains for 50k again without hesitation. You grossly underestimate the time it takes to improve.




I'd also bet on myself to be able to coach durrr to win the same bet if I had 2hrs a day for a month (PLUS some time like 5 min curtains vs 30 mins durr)


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Reef]
      #10989740 - 06/29/07 01:42 PM

kingdan,

ill play you with rook odds.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Reef]
      #10989757 - 06/29/07 01:43 PM

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Sponge, I bet if you gave it a chance you'd enjoy the game a LOT and would want to get better ASAP




I have played Chess a few times. It is fun, but I'd rather spend my time doing other things.

That being said I will play Curtains in a 72k HU match if he gives me triple queen odds and lets my 3df and 7q pawns move two spaces at a time every other move. Also, if we end in a draw, a two man sack race on consecutive Sundays will decide the winner.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Sponger.]
      #10989806 - 06/29/07 01:47 PM

Sponger

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Reef]
      #10989915 - 06/29/07 01:54 PM

two more things

1) I will wreck anyone here in bughouse no contest
2) GMs tend to be pretty big pussies when the money is on the line.

In a big tourney 1st might be $15,000. On top board, either player who wins would clinch first place. Instead, they usually agree to a quick draw, where they get into a massive 6-7 way tie for first for like $4,000

Sometimes the stronger player will have WHITE (will prolly score upwards of 60%).
I understand they need the money to live off and yada yada, just has bugged me for a while.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: highhustla]
      #10989966 - 06/29/07 01:56 PM

I played chess for a while, but it's one of those things that you really plateau quickly in unless you really put a lot of conentrated effort towards improving.

I read a few articles and downloaded some programs and watched replays of chess matches with narration, but in the end I realized the best thing was getting stoned and thinking so far ahead that you can't remember how the hell the sequence started. [censored] hilarious every time.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: El Diablo]
      #10990011 - 06/29/07 01:58 PM

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curtains,

When I was like 7 I used to play chess and I was pretty much the best kid among the kids I played with. ...Anyway, my teacher said I would be awesome if I played more, but I didn't bother. If I had kept playing chess I would totally be able to kick your ass now.




Stop bothering the IM, I will demolish your kingside 8 ways from Sunday for free, Masked Man!

The 'when I was 7 stories' from everyone are always classic. When I was 7, I was the best basketball player in my league, if I had kept playing, I'd beat Kobe Bryant....fo realz yo.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: etizzle]
      #10990073 - 06/29/07 02:01 PM

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No [censored] way in hell Im an underdog against the top GM's with pawn odds




I'd pick Morozevich without c2-pawn against you.





Ok I assumed that without a pawn meant the standard f-pawn handicap. Also realize that if you aren't talking about literally the top 10-20 players in the world, I would easily be a favorite IMO. I only have trouble discussing them because I never actually played someone who was currently ranked 1-10 in the world. I have played plenty from 50-100, and there is no way in hell they will back themselves in a match against me starting without a pawn. If they want to they know where to find me.

Let's put it this way. I wouldn't back myself in a match against someone 300 points lower rated than me, if I started without a pawn, although it might be close. That means it should be even less likely that someone 300 points higher rated than me, should feel confident playing me down a pawn. The reason for this is that small advantages have more value when the ratings of the players involved are higher. Note that no one in the world is ranked more than 350 points higher than me.

So logically I either underestimate my abilities to beat a 2150 FIDE player without a pawn (and I really think I'm an underdog), or there is something seriously wrong with these arguments.




curtains after this thread you are now on the very very short list of people from 2p2 i think i would actually enjoy meeting. congrats.




because he's good at chess?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10990328 - 06/29/07 02:19 PM

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In a big tourney 1st might be $15,000. On top board, either player who wins would clinch first place. Instead, they usually agree to a quick draw, where they get into a massive 6-7 way tie for first for like $4,000




If they don't trust each other or if they are stupid. If they are friends they can make more money by playing for the win. The "secret" deal is you play for the win and sum the prizes together (1st place share and 2nd place share) they split the prize fund 60% to the winner of the game 40% to the loser.
1st prize $15K, 2nd $10K 4 people in the running. If they all draw it's $6,250. With "the deal" the worse case is you you have two folks tied for 1st & 2nd for $12,500 per share but the folks that have the "deal" split it $7,500 - $5,000.
The best case is that the other guys draw and you have one clear winner of $15K and maybe 2nd gets bundled up so each share is worth $2K in that case the deal runs $10,200 to the winner and $6,800 to loser. It's sort of an "ethical" way to throw a game!? I know of some top players that have done this many many times....


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10990380 - 06/29/07 02:23 PM

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1) I will wreck anyone here in bughouse no contest




If we get to pick our partners, you name the amount and your FICS user name and we can start discussing a wager.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Punker]
      #10990534 - 06/29/07 02:39 PM

Kingdan on fics and ICC. you?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: almostbusto]
      #10990580 - 06/29/07 02:43 PM

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I think a lot of people don't realize:
how god awful durr is at chess.
how great curtains actually is (even though he is rusty).
how hard it is for someone at durr's level to even get to the 1200-1400 level (for most people).
how much the clock plays a role in the odds making. ie, greg might be even money against a 1300 down a knight at G60, but a huge favorite at 5 minute blitz chess, and a dead lock at 1 minute chess over the internet.





i think maybe the first few dozen posters didn't realize these things but at this point they're all abundandtly clear - especially the durrrr sucking at chess part.

he has teh gambooool tho.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10990661 - 06/29/07 02:50 PM

Do you think you'd still be a favorite if I used a partner of Gnejs or WhoAmI?

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Punker]
      #10990744 - 06/29/07 02:55 PM

depends who you are. whats your fics handle

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10990852 - 06/29/07 03:03 PM

Does anyone play crazyhouse? When you capture a piece it turns to your color and you can place it. Basically 1 board bughouse. It is a lot of fun.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: chesterboy]
      #10990966 - 06/29/07 03:11 PM

i will wreck (nearly) anyone here at crazyhouse as well

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10991082 - 06/29/07 03:20 PM

do you play on icc? I am chessisneat.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: chesterboy]
      #10991158 - 06/29/07 03:28 PM

Curtains,

Just curious if you have ever played against an Indian kid [probably 23-ish now] by the name of Vinay Bhat? If yes, what do you think of his game and can you beat him?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: SlowHabit]
      #10991173 - 06/29/07 03:29 PM

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Curtains,

Just curious if you have ever played against an Indian kid [probably 23-ish now] by the name of Vinay Bhat? If yes, what do you think of his game and can you beat him?





I know him. I haven't played him but my sister beat him

Honestly we have about the same rating these days. I was a bit higher ranked than him when I was actively playing, but now that I'm not, he's a bit higher ranked than me.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10991451 - 06/29/07 03:54 PM

yes im kingdan there as well.

Ill give you timeodds, 3 minutes-90 second odds for $$, but would need an escrow obv because you have 7 posts and I have no idea who you are.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10991517 - 06/29/07 04:00 PM

i don't want to play for money, was just curious. I enjoy chess as a non gambling hobby.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: chesterboy]
      #10992496 - 06/29/07 05:07 PM

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non gambling hobby.





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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10992497 - 06/29/07 05:08 PM

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Also any expert rated player should be a favorite over the World Champion at rook odds IMO.




Always inspired by your confidence

And yeah, I'd crush a GM with a rook up. This isn't even a discussion.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: s33w33d]
      #10992758 - 06/29/07 05:25 PM

A quick tip.. dont play for money over internet with guys you dont trust/know, you cant know if he uses a chess engine.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: emerton]
      #10992807 - 06/29/07 05:29 PM

but if i were, i wonder what would be a good way to handicap games??

Maybe a pawn for every 200 points in rating difference?

I don't think that would work very well. Guess there is a reason not many people bet on chess.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: s33w33d]
      #10993086 - 06/29/07 05:50 PM

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Quote:

Also any expert rated player should be a favorite over the World Champion at rook odds IMO.




Always inspired by your confidence

And yeah, I'd crush a GM with a rook up. This isn't even a discussion.





lol, I'm not trying to convince you.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: quirkasaurus]
      #10993141 - 06/29/07 05:55 PM

Quote:

From Chump Change:

[QUOTE]
Aye, but the discussion isn't about a weekend player. It seems that everybody, save for durrr, knew and knows the weekend player had no chance. The comment I quoted stemmed from the talk about seriously competitive players beating top players in certain conditions.

Plus, I still gotta say comparing not having a rook to spotting somebody points in 1 on 1 shows such a fundamental misunderstanding of chess and probably basketball as well.
[/QUOTE]

From Curtains:

[QUOTE]
I don't think its a bad analogy at all. If a friend of Kobe Bryant offers me some prop bet in basketball for like 100k, I probably won't take it, regardless of how great it sounds for me.
[/QUOTE]

Well, at least Curtains agrees with me.

My point is simply that non-professionals and layman alike tend to
seriously underestimate the skills of professionals and experts.

Does an analogy of a top billiards player work better for you ?

Doesn't losing a $50,000 prop bet seem to support my premise ?
How seriously did durr underestimate curtains ?




Well, if you're familiar with any of my posts you realize I don't talk out of my ass.

I don't know much about much but 2 things I know quite a bit about are basketball and chess. If the analogy used any other spot I would've let it alone, but i've played both at a fairly competitive level and have played against elite and even competition (more basketball than chess, plus i've coached kids in the former) and figured i'd add my .02.

But i'm no trying to argue that point and definitely was not trying to insult or flame you.

I was simply saying that a more apt analogy to rook odds would be a basketball player playing with one hand or with an eyeptach or something where the weaker player might solve the problem and find a niche to exploit.

Spotting a player 15 points up to 24 is the same as spotting a player 15 games up to 24 in a chess match. The stronger player will be unstoppable but in a rook odds scenario or simliar the stronger player will be somewhat out of his element and thus somewhat susceptible to having this exploited.

That's all.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10993175 - 06/29/07 05:58 PM

Yes any expert who couldn't crush a GM with rook odds, really must reevaluate their strength. To all who think curtains would still be a favorite vs. a 2150 with pawn odds: my challenge still stands, I don't even want pawn odds, I'll take him on at 3 to 2 time odds, just name your price and time

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10993237 - 06/29/07 06:03 PM

Curtains,

I'm a couple posts shy of reading the whole thing but I don't think this has been asked.

Did you have any rook odds opening preparation prior to this match, maybe just go over some of the old nimzowitsch or tarrasch odds games?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10993262 - 06/29/07 06:04 PM

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GMs tend to be pretty big pussies when the money is on the line.

In a big tourney 1st might be $15,000. On top board, either player who wins would clinch first place. Instead, they usually agree to a quick draw, where they get into a massive 6-7 way tie for first for like $4,000

Sometimes the stronger player will have WHITE (will prolly score upwards of 60%).
I understand they need the money to live off and yada yada, just has bugged me for a while.



Most either have no clue whatsoever on how to determine +EV plays or they lack the guts.

I think a USA championship saw this recently. Like 10 people in first place, 4 boards make a quick draw (thus 8 players), the 5th board becomes a crazy game. Clearly +EV (for these 2 guys) in the short run, but especially in the long-run! Think of all the invitations you'll get when you win. It always amazes me how short-sighted some GMs can be.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: KingDan]
      #10993563 - 06/29/07 06:26 PM

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Kingdan on fics and ICC. you?




Lolol I knew that name looked familiar. I've played with you a few times on ICC, I think you berated me when I was your bughouse partner when it was my 2nd or 3rd game, lol.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #10993585 - 06/29/07 06:27 PM

Curtains, I have a random question (since you don't seem to mind answering some).

What if you got to be white pieces, but your first two moves had to be

1. e3
2. Ke2???

How highly rated would black need to be in order to be a favorite to win/draw?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Post-Oak]
      #10994644 - 06/29/07 07:42 PM

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.

Edited by almostbusto (06/29/07 07:45 PM)


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: almostbusto]
      #10994927 - 06/29/07 08:07 PM

I have almost proven via this thread that it's impossible to rub one out when thinking about chess.
Pics of curtains sister maybe?


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Reef]
      #10995085 - 06/29/07 08:20 PM

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OMFG bughouse is basically a mind-gasm to play .. so incredibly fun. WHAT SITE DO U PLAY IT AT?





FICS is hands down the best site for bughouse. If you want to play bughouse there, you may want to download the Thief interface.

Damn, I should start playing bug again, I think my last games are from somewhere around 2004 since my RD is almost 250 now. I haven't ever been very good at it though, my personal best is 1819 from December '03.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: pahala]
      #10995206 - 06/29/07 08:29 PM

Whoa,

lalu, are you my brother's friend from college? For some reason I think so. Maybe I knew this already. If so, hi, for him, I guess? Maybe you guys weren't good friends or something, how would I know? I'm pretty sure you and I have played bughouse or something retarded like that online at some point. (Wash U?)


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10998632 - 06/30/07 02:19 AM

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Curtains,

I'm a couple posts shy of reading the whole thing but I don't think this has been asked.

Did you have any rook odds opening preparation prior to this match, maybe just go over some of the old nimzowitsch or tarrasch odds games?




No I didn't prepare. It's irrelevant pretty much, all that matters is how good my opponent is.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Lalu]
      #11002286 - 06/30/07 01:32 PM

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Yes any expert who couldn't crush a GM with rook odds, really must reevaluate their strength. To all who think curtains would still be a favorite vs. a 2150 with pawn odds: my challenge still stands, I don't even want pawn odds, I'll take him on at 3 to 2 time odds, just name your price and time




I've beaten him in blitz before without a pawn

I dunno about 3 to 2 time odds though, I think he's a favorite there.

I also think I'm maybe a bit closer to 2150 than you are though.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: s33w33d]
      #11002349 - 06/30/07 01:39 PM

this is the best thing i ever saw

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: stetda]
      #11002368 - 06/30/07 01:41 PM

Ill play durrrr in chess for money.. I only have like 5 bux a game though. And it has to be 5/0 or less.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: justaPlayer]
      #11002757 - 06/30/07 02:27 PM

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What about the best place to play online (name of site) with other players?




Try Internet Chess Club, program name is "Blitzin".


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: T_Mac]
      #11003968 - 06/30/07 04:42 PM

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fun thread, anyone else tempted to start playing chess?




nononononono, too much time to invest to be anywhere near good- i'm old to start now etc etc.

it's more frustrating than poker because there is nothing to blame besides your lack of ability for not succeeding.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: s33w33d]
      #11004005 - 06/30/07 04:46 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Yes any expert who couldn't crush a GM with rook odds, really must reevaluate their strength. To all who think curtains would still be a favorite vs. a 2150 with pawn odds: my challenge still stands, I don't even want pawn odds, I'll take him on at 3 to 2 time odds, just name your price and time




I've beaten him in blitz before without a pawn

I dunno about 3 to 2 time odds though, I think he's a favorite there.

I also think I'm maybe a bit closer to 2150 than you are though.





Lalu is about 2400-2500 strength in blitz, I'd have no chance in the longrun at 3-2 time odds.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Post-Oak]
      #11004016 - 06/30/07 04:48 PM