Online chess betting
Mind games have long been equated with a sport, and the best proof of this is chess.
Many people don’t consider it a sport, and you can argue about it all you want, but it’s still a game in which two players compete to win. Without a certain talent you can’t win for sure, plus experience helps.
Online chess betting is used by true fans of the board game. It has several varieties, which differ only in the time allocated to the game.
In the classic format, there are no restrictions, which is why this is the game most often used by bookmakers.
Betting on chess in betting shops
Grandmasters don’t often meet at the playing board, there are no regular competitions. Nevertheless, there are plenty of (low value) events in the betting shops.
The one event that attracts the most attention is the World Championships. It consists of just one game, where the champion and the challenger meet.
Usually bookmakers offer to bet money on one of the participants.
In addition to this, different bets may be offered:
- double odds;
- the winner of the extra game;
In addition to championships, a huge number of bets are taken on grand prix events (commercial tournaments). They usually involve 10 players each, the competition is round-robin, and the lines are rapidly increasing.
More often than not bookmakers offer long-term bets, i.e. even before the tournament starts, they offer to determine the winner of an event, the new champion or the reigning champion.
There are also other types of betting on tournaments, the odds are usually high, as almost no one can be 100% sure of someone’s victory.
Whoever knows chess well, knows the techniques of the athletes, follows the news and simply enjoys the professional game can make a good prediction.
Everything has to be taken seriously; if you approach chess betting without knowledge and bet money at random, the risks are high. As in other sports, you need to make predictions, listen to experts and follow the life of the tournament participants.