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THE game - US Open

This will be the first official version of this new game.

The object of THE game is to make bets for things happening in the tournament, and by the end of the tournament see who is the most successful better. If there is enough interest, THE game will get a ranking. Ranking points for a tournament will follow the same structure as that used in FITD but there will also be a “total lost/won for the year” acting as tiebreaker in case of equal points.


Rules:

- Each person starts off with $500 (not real money)

- The player will himself/herself find the betting options he/she wants to use, online. This site offers many alternatives:
http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/match-coupon
but if you find another one, no problem. Just give the name of the bookie in paranthesis after your bet for clarity.

- Each person can bet however much they want within the amount they have. They can also make any type of bet (match winner, tournament winner, number of sets, it's all good!) just avoid bets that are time-consuming for the manager to establish the outcome for (like number of breaks or aces). Also avoid betting on direct opposites. If you bet on Nadal to beat Berdych you can’t also bet on Berdych to beat Nadal. This would otherwise be a way of avoiding the activity obligation mentioned later.

- Example of a bet: $10 on Pospisil to beat Isner @2.20 (Betfair). Make sure to put who the player is playing!
You can post bets using decimal (2.20) or fractional (6/5) odds, but no other variations.

- Each time someone bets, they will make a new post. Every bet is binding, you can’t go back on it later, as would otherwise be tempting if odds lengthen on your pick. You are yourself responsible for selecting the best time to bet. You are free to do so once odds can be found, it doesn’t matter if the match will not be played for another day or two.

- You must bet all of the $500 in the first four days. After Thursday you will get a cashier’s credit of $100 meaning you could end up on -$100 if you lose everything. After Thursday you also get a new obligation to bet another $500 or your new total, whichever is smaller. Any amount not so bet will be forfeited.

- All bets must be placed before the start of the first match that day.

- Anything bet on must be completed to count towards winnings/losses. In other words, a match ending 6-3, 2-1 ret. will count if your bet was for the first set to end 6-3, but not if your bet was for the winner of the match.
However, any bet on a later forfeited/retired match will count towards your obligation to wager the full $500.


If you have comments about the rules or other suggestions, feel free to post them here:
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Re: THE game - US Open

Final results:

Nr 1: Hidalgo - total $1950,40.
Nr 2: Litotes - total $343.
Nr 3: Sham Kay - total $1,78.
Nr 4: bry17may - total $0.
Nr 5: GSMnadal - total $0
Nr 6: Pratik - total -$100.

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Re: THE game - US Open

My Bets:

$1 Evans over Nishikori @8.78 (Betfair)
$5 Haider Maurer over Gulbis @14.30 (Betfair)
$10 Tipsarevic vs. Cuevas, under 29.5 games @2.00 (Ladbrokes)
$10 Robert vs. Olivetti, over 4.5 sets @3.25 (Boylesports)
$50 Nadal vs. Harrison, over 28.5 games @1.73 (Ladbrokes)
$100 Giraldo vs. Berlocq, over 3.5 sets @1.50 (10Bet)
$150 de Schepper vs. Klahn, over 3.5 sets @1.50 (Bet365)

Amount spent: $326
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$500 A. Haider-Maurer +9.5 games over Gulbis @1.60 (Pinnacle Sports)
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$4 Cuevas to beat Tipsarevic @23/2 (888sport)
$50 Davydenko to beat Williams @1/5 (ladbrokes)
$40 Olivetti to beat Robert @6/4 (skybet)
$16 on Berlocq to beat Giraldo @17/16 (betfair)

Amount spent $110
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$500 A. Haider-Maurer +9.5 games over Gulbis @1.60 (Pinnacle Sports)
Ridiculous odds. Had to all in.

Only 3 players on day 1
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$174 Sock vs. Petzschner, over 3.5 sets @1.57 (Bet365)
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Ridiculous odds. Had to all in.

Only 3 players on day 1
Probably should jump back to Non-tennis next time we play this.
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Re: THE game - US Open

Missed out on the deadline yesterday and got quite lucky. Was going to put 300 on having a TB in Isner-Volandri match and 100 on TB in first set.

So, three of us are still continuing this right? And of course, others are free to join at any time.
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Re: THE game - US Open

I like this game

100 on Karlovic to beat Blake (24/23 Betfair)
40 on Goffin to beat Dolgopolov (6/4 Stan James)
10 on Llodra to beat Murray (24/1 BetFair)

This means that I have to bet 350 before Thursday?

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I like this game

This means that I have to bet 350 before Thursday?
That's nice

Yes, $500 must be bet the first four days. This makes it possible to enter even if you miss out on the first couple of days. You're free to add more Wednesday bets later today, until start of play.
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Missed out on the deadline yesterday and got quite lucky. Was going to put 300 on having a TB in Isner-Volandri match and 100 on TB in first set.

So, three of us are still continuing this right? And of course, others are free to join at any time.
We are continuing, yes. I missed out on yesterday too and am not regretting it either.
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$200 on Melzer to beat Donskoy @1.36 (betfair)
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$10 on Llodra to beat Murray @25 (betfair)
$20 on Garcia-Lopez to beat Del Potro @133/10 (BETDAQ)
$140 on Lacko to beat Devvarman @5/3 (betfair)
$10 on Brands to beat Anderson @3 (Stanjames)
$40 on Blake to beat Karlovic @6/7 (betfair)
$30 on Stepanek to beat Wawrinka @9/5 (betvictor)
$250 on Murray to beat Llodra in straights @4/11 (Winner)

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$30 Brands to beat Anderson @4/1 (Stanjames)
$110 Murray to beat Llodra 3-0 @4/11 (Winner)
$30 Soeda to beat Baghdatis @23/10 (bwin)
$120 on Wawrinka to beat Stepanek @8/15 (betfair)
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