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I have often though chess would regain so much popularity if it could be converted back into a gambling game (there used to be no ratings, gentleman played each other with a handicap - for money). I once thought about maybe adding dice to randomize the number of moves allowed or somesuch - the idea being that with an element of chance a weaker player could beat a stronger player. As along time poker player I know well that this would let weak players delude themselves into believing they can play really well. Such an innovation may bring more money into chess which would revitalize it, attracting more players. Thoughts???
People already gamble over chess games. The main forms of handicap with which I'm familiar are the better player being allowed less time or starting with fewer pieces.
That's a very bad idea,
Chess as a whole is having a very,very tough time as it is coping with cheaters bringing gambling into the mix would only aggrivate and worsen the problem gambling will attract really shady types out for the money not famillies and children.
Where's there's gambling going on and lots of money flowing organized crime follows .
Adding chance to chess would take away the heart and soul of the game. It might attract some new players, but it would kill the game for the rest of us.
playing gambit openings is like gambling
Why so many poker threads?
still haven't found out...
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