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Black all THE TIME

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #21


    Ubik42 wrote:

    So...to sum up....people get black more often than white?

    It's true! Even in RL!

    Remember bieng at a 5-round tournament once, was paired as black rounds one and two. Then I look at the pairings, see I'm paired as black round three as well. (Noticed my opponent was white his first round.)

    So I went to the TD, and said something. This is back in the day, didn't have these fancy laptops to do the pairing on. The TD pulls out his stack of index cards, and walks me though the process of How to Pair a Chess Tounament. goes through everybody with 2 points, then everybody with 1.5 points, then everybody with one point (which was me,) and says "And that's how you end up playing black!"

    Not saying a word, (Knowing I would be WAY too sarcastic if I opened my mouth) I took the two index cards, and calmly switched them.

    "Well...You know.......I was just following the system...."

    So he switches the pairing and assigns me white that round. Then, just to be a smart alek, he pairs me as whte rounds 4 and 5 as well. I didn't say anything about that!

    I mean, one mistake I can understand. But two in a row?? Forget it!Tongue Out

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #22


    MojoJedi wrote:

    Online forums remind me of Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'.

    Great movie! ;p

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #23


    MojoJedi wrote:

    Online forums remind me of Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'.

    In what way? Somebody get their ear cut off?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #24


    This actually sounds quite a bit like the Gambler's Fallacy (well, maybe more the Inverese Gambler's Fallacy see link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambler's_fallacy#Reverse_fallacy)

    Basically, it's like thinking that streaks mean something when in realitly the outcome of a coin-toss is complete independent of the results of all previous coin-tosses. Just because a coin lands heads 10 times in a rown, doesn't mean the universe holds any memory of it happening to 'push' it one way or the other. Just as a 'streak' of a color doesn't actually mean anything. Streaks will happen eventually, just remember you always have a 50/50 chance.



    Science b******. That's a plural word btw.

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