05 Jun '07 22:10>
Originally posted by GarethNichollsGood point. All I am suggesting is something different. Bit like handicap in horse racing.
It's a nice idea, but it looks like it's open to abuse. I find the banded tourneys are the best way of playing similarly rated players. The other aspect to this is - if you don't play those highly rated player, you will never improve your game. I was recently down in the mid 1200's and I beat a 1400 player after playing lots of highly rated players, n ...[text shortened]... earn, unless you want to trawl through countless chess books which I find utterly boring.