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Old November 27th 04, 07:33 PM
raylopez99
 
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Default Promote chess as gambling? What does the USCF do anyway?

Has anybody with wherewithal and nerve considered promoting chess as a
gambling activity? Maybe an indian tribe?

Consider that chess matches seem to be predictable, which is good for
laying odds, but not so predictable as to leave out chance, especially
with short matches.

Also some case law has held chess matches for money are not gamblng in
that chess games are not pure games of chance. This was for where
people play for money in parks.

The USCF should seriously consider becoming just a chess for kids
non-profit, if they don't have the nerve to go into gambling, which is
where the future is for adults (besides on-line chess).

What does the USCF do anyway? Rating lists for adults? Everybody
knows that for small sample sizes rating lists are worthless--as they
depend on the composition of the crowd, which varies tournament by
tournament (for the Average Joe his local club ratings will be higher
than US Open ratings, all things being equal).

Magazine? I don't think so.

Sponsor tournaments? Why bother when you can go online? And Bill G
does tournaments (World Open, etc).

Vote in FIDE? Who cares? Sui generous something.

What then?
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Old November 28th 04, 04:54 PM
Rob Mitchell
 
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BAck in the days of old,when I was in college
We you get a pitcher of beer at a local pub and play for ten cents a
point. The winner collected an amount of money from the loser
equilivent to the point value of the pieces captured. Draws did not
count. It might be a unique way of structuring a "trial" tournament.
SInce it involves skill and not chance, you could play it anywhere.
Rob Mitchell



(raylopez99) wrote in message . com...
Has anybody with wherewithal and nerve considered promoting chess as a
gambling activity? Maybe an indian tribe?

Consider that chess matches seem to be predictable, which is good for
laying odds, but not so predictable as to leave out chance, especially
with short matches.

Also some case law has held chess matches for money are not gamblng in
that chess games are not pure games of chance. This was for where
people play for money in parks.

The USCF should seriously consider becoming just a chess for kids
non-profit, if they don't have the nerve to go into gambling, which is
where the future is for adults (besides on-line chess).

What does the USCF do anyway? Rating lists for adults? Everybody
knows that for small sample sizes rating lists are worthless--as they
depend on the composition of the crowd, which varies tournament by
tournament (for the Average Joe his local club ratings will be higher
than US Open ratings, all things being equal).

Magazine? I don't think so.

Sponsor tournaments? Why bother when you can go online? And Bill G
does tournaments (World Open, etc).

Vote in FIDE? Who cares? Sui generous something.

What then?

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