Originally posted by sjeg
This was in General, but then I thought the serious chess fiends read here, so I'll ask again, if you don't mind:
What's the best way to gamble pn chess.
After a lengthy poker session which went on all night yesterday, four lads remained...
and two got out the backgammon and two the chess board. My mate suggested a similar gambling element:
every t ...[text shortened]... change basic strategic elements in the game.
Any ideas on the best way to gamble on chess?
The only way I know, is to give odds.
Many stronger players will give all kinds of odds, including time odds
(when using a chess clock) Piece odds, or even "pick the square you want to get mated on".
This involves one person (the weaker player) choosing the square for the stronger player to mate them on.
Another way is 3-checks.
You put up money before the game. and the first one to give 3 checks wins.
So of course normal strategies are thrown out, and material considerations are gone.
Just throw all your pieces to the wind, and give 3 checks as fast as you can.