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  1. 21 Jan '03 21:44
    There's a fair bit being said about making tournaments yet more interesting and making them so the lower ranked players get a bit more of a chance...well why not use what RHP has already got?

    Namely, the ability to set up a board with pieces missing/additional pieces. So if two opponents have a rating difference of more than 150 say, the higher person starts without one of his/her knights. If the difference is 300 points the higher person starts without one of their rooks. If the difference is 500 or greater the higher rated person gives odds of a queen. Or if a whole piece isn't a good idea then perhaps allow the lower ranked person an extra rook in place of a bishop.

    The games would all be unrated. Just an idea, might be a bit of fun.

    Mark
  2. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    22 Jan '03 00:09
    Great Idea!
    T1000, so if you want to play me, get rid of your queen, rook, knight, and bishop so we would be on more even level!!!

    Harri
  3. 22 Jan '03 00:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by T1000
    There's a fair bit being said about making tournaments yet more interesting and making them so the lower ranked players get a bit more of a chance...well why not use what RHP has already got?

    Namely, the ability to set up a board with pie ...[text shortened]... would all be unrated. Just an idea, might be a bit of fun.

    Mark
    Good idea, but if you played me I think all my pawns whould have to be Queens
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    22 Jan '03 00:18
    Originally posted by T1000
    There's a fair bit being said about making tournaments yet more interesting and making them so the lower ranked players get a bit more of a chance...well why not use what RHP has already got?

    Namely, the ability to set up a board with pieces missing/additional pieces. So if two opponents have a rating difference of more than 150 say, the higher person star ...[text shortened]... ace of a bishop.

    The games would all be unrated. Just an idea, might be a bit of fun.

    Mark
    That's how my father used to play against me when I was a kid. He would start without a knight or a bishop. Until I got good enough to beat him even up (which still doesn't happen all that often).
  5. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    22 Jan '03 00:26
    Originally posted by UncleAdam
    Good idea, but if you played me I think [b]all my pawns whould have to be Queens[/b]
    If you want, I will play against you without my queen, or actually I will let you take it freely, but the game must be unrated!

    Harri / Luck
  6. Donation legionnaire
    Free Thinker
    22 Jan '03 03:12
    Sounds like fun! I'd be interested in playing a few games like that.

    -mike
  7. 22 Jan '03 05:56
    Originally posted by Luck
    If you want, I will play against you without my queen, or actually I will let you take it freely, but the game must be unrated!

    Harri / Luck
    ok I'll play you
    (you still will probeby beat me)
    and all set pice games are unrated

    -Adam
  8. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    22 Jan '03 19:01
    Originally posted by UncleAdam
    ok I'll play you
    (you still will probeby beat me)
    and all set pice games are unrated

    -Adam
    I might survive this one!!! The game without my Queenie!!!

    Harri

    a.k.a. Luck