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  1. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    @trev33 said
    Password: AQ9QZE1Q

    Tournament 36187
    10 Slots still open. Should we consider crossposting into the tournament thread?
  2. YNWA
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    @ponderable said
    10 Slots still open. Should we consider crossposting into the tournament thread?
    What is going on with these general forum people. There is no shame in being squashed by an orangutan. Get those entries in, you can do no worse than the Belgian truffles did (which admittedly still hurts a little).
  3. Subscriberhappy chappy
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    Wish I could join.
  4. Subscriberhappy chappy
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    Who did that?Someone gave me 3 months membership.
    Thankyou.
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    @ponderable said
    10 Slots still open. Should we consider crossposting into the tournament thread?
    Maybe debates? 😂
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    Is there any possibility that, like golf, there is a "handicap system" when players, of my chess abilities, play someone who has chess abilities?

    🤔
  7. YNWA
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    @great-big-stees said
    Is there any possibility that, like golf, there is a "handicap system" when players, of my chess abilities, play someone who has chess abilities?

    🤔
    Handicap tournaments would be interesting.

    Maybe apply some enforced opening moves e.g. if your rating is more than 400 above your opponent you have to open by moving a knight out and then returning it to its starting position second move.

    Maybe for 300 difference advance a pawn that nobody would normally chose. I guess somebody who knew a lot more about chess than me would have to match the weird openings to the rating difference, but I am sure you could handicap a player by obligating them to use a weird opening.
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    @petewxyz said
    Handicap tournaments would be interesting.

    Maybe apply some enforced opening moves e.g. if your rating is more than 400 above your opponent you have to open by moving a knight out and then returning it to its starting position second move.

    Maybe for 300 difference advance a pawn that nobody would normally chose. I guess somebody who knew a lot more about chess than m ...[text shortened]... ing difference, but I am sure you could handicap a player by obligating them to use a weird opening.
    Your first two suggestions sound a lot like most of my opening moves. 😉
  9. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    @great-big-stees said
    Is there any possibility that, like golf, there is a "handicap system" when players, of my chess abilities, play someone who has chess abilities?

    🤔
    We can set up a Tournament with a handicap, say the higher rated Payer stats without an e-pawn. Those games wouldn't be rated of Course.
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    @ponderable said
    We can set up a Tournament with a handicap, say the higher rated Payer stats without an e-pawn. Those games wouldn't be rated of Course.
    I arranged a similar thing years ago except the handicap was amount of moves the higher rated player had to achieve checkmate. Think someone around 1400-1700 won it but I can't remember
  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @trev33 said
    Why not join and see how you do against him?
    I already know I wouldn't stand a chance, so why waste my energy on games I know would be impossible to win? I may learn new ways for losing! 😉

    -VR
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    @very-rusty said
    I already know I wouldn't stand a chance, so why waste my energy on games I know would be impossible to win? I may learn new ways for losing! 😉

    -VR
    If you enter a game thinking it is impossible to win, you have already lost.
  13. Standard memberKegge
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    If you enter a game thinking it is impossible to win, you have already lost.
    Like this one?

    Win a membership! https://www.dailychess.com/forum/general/win-a-membership.186011
  14. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    If you enter a game thinking it is impossible to win, you have already lost.
    Correct you are!

    -VR
  15. Subscriberhappy chappy
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    I think maybe it's impossible for me to win the lottery so I never buy in but loosing a chess game is free.
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