Originally posted by coquette
, if Clan A and Clan B want a 20:20 challenge, but the rating differences show that Clan A is a statistical favorite by 4 games, then a leader can send a challenge for a 20:20 with odds of +4 games or -4 games. The other leader can return the challenge with the odds challenge adjusted.
Well first, if your suggestion is to have challenges that have even odds, why send a challenge with odds of +4 in the first place..
But okay, that aside..
I do not
see this as a good idea, it would be a (bad) replacement of current
player rating.. (and I think judging challenges just on current rating is already not a good measure, see Thread 82439
If you would simply use your idea to come to a 'fair' challenge, sandbaggers can have a huge advantage then (I do
agree with King David..)
Your system would also take away a lot of fun for Clan Leaders, it will be more of an auto-pilot thing: choose random clan to challenge, choose amount of members and hit the button until you have an 'even-odds' game (again, odds based on current
rating will lead to advantage for sandbaggers, does not take any history into account, etc..)
I'd say, leave out any rating indication.. let the (good) Clan Leaders do their homework/research/investigations for the challenges.. the more dedicated Clan Leaders will have the advantage then..
(otherwise get rid of the Clan Leader principle, have an random / auto challenge set up, and let the individual members indicate whether they are available or not................................. don't think we want that right?)
But besides this, best wishes for 2008 and have a good year of chess at RHP!
Patrick aka Amsterdamn