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Ian Rout
23-12-2004, 03:40 PM
I think we might have had a thread about gambling before but I can't find it - anyway, apparently at least one betting site has odds for Corus 2005:

http://wanadoo.bestbetting.com/Default.aspx?group=1382497

Denis_Jessop
23-12-2004, 08:13 PM
I think we might have had a thread about gambling before but I can't find it - anyway, apparently at least one betting site has odds for Corus 2005:

http://wanadoo.bestbetting.com/Default.aspx?group=1382497

There is also an ad on the inside front cover of the latest New in Chess (2004/8) to the effect that Betsson (www.betsson.com) will be taking bets on all games from Corus 2005.

Denis Jessop

auriga
24-12-2004, 11:45 AM
I think we might have had a thread about gambling before but I can't find it - anyway, apparently at least one betting site has odds for Corus 2005:

http://wanadoo.bestbetting.com/Default.aspx?group=1382497

bettson have been doing for a few years or so ie. 2002 and 2003 corus, etc.
anand/topalov think we're big favs in recent years.
also had it for olympiad, british ch, linares, us ch, etc.

all we need is to have the aussie open so we use our local knowledge.

Denis_Jessop
24-12-2004, 01:38 PM
bettson have been doing for a few years or so ie. 2002 and 2003 corus, etc.
anand/topalov think we're big favs in recent years.
also had it for olympiad, british ch, linares, us ch, etc.

all we need is to have the aussie open so we use our local knowledge.

If you'd be prepared to bet on the Aussie Open you must truly be a better in the great Australian tradition :rolleyes:

Denis Jessop

Trent Parker
11-01-2005, 10:30 AM
I wonder how many people would have picked sedina to win????
Or what the odds would be..... :D

Ian Rout
11-01-2005, 10:40 AM
My understanding is that sites like Betfair are betting exchanges where people bet against each other rather than against the site owner - don't really know how it works, maybe starter can tell us (I think it is a bit of a hot issue in Victoria), but perhaps there's no reason Australian tournaments couldn't be on there if there was enough interest to generate a pool.

Firms like Ladbrokes seem to bet on more obscure and specialist topics than Australian chess.

Rincewind
11-01-2005, 10:55 AM
I wonder how many people would have picked sedina to win????
Or what the odds would be..... :D

My guess going purely on ratings would be Kengis would have been around 8-1 and from there to Jordan it would have been up to around 13. Rej 26, Dragicevic 77 etc.

On that market Sedina would have been around 10-1.

Not sure if my market generation is giving enough odds to the lower rated players but it sounds reasonable. As I said this is based purely on rating and just a bit of fun.

ursogr8
11-01-2005, 11:18 AM
My understanding is that sites like Betfair are betting exchanges where people bet against each other rather than against the site owner - don't really know how it works, maybe starter can tell us (I think it is a bit of a hot issue in Victoria), but perhaps there's no reason Australian tournaments couldn't be on there if there was enough interest to generate a pool.

Firms like Ladbrokes seem to bet on more obscure and specialist topics than Australian chess.
Ian

Can't help you on BETFAIR, or the politics of various offerings.


But I could give you a list of chess-playing Mexicans who have participated in that other form of gambling known as the Stock Exchange. After their successes there I don't think they could be persuaded to bet on chess games.

starter

Kevin Bonham
12-01-2005, 04:34 PM
I'm kind-of sorry I wasn't online during the gambling exchanges about the ACF Presidency vote. Obviously being the prospective returning officer I could not have wagered on the outcome but I still would have enjoyed fleecing anyone who thought that Cordover would actually show up on the Mountain and give his two-minute verbal blurb. I don't think that was ever going to happen unless he thought he had a shot at winning.