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If you played carlsen and he gave you a handicap of taking out a knight, do you think you can :
a) force a win
b) get a draw
c) lose anyways
Probably only choice B. He'd probably find tactical means of getting the material back by the late middlegame/early endgame.
If he gave me his queen I'd lose.
probably depends on how resourceful you are
It all depends on who is the "you" you are talking to. A < 1400 would not even try to play. A >2000... depends on his guts.. Amand (the Indu, do not recall his real name) might get a draw.
depends on which knight.
Magnus is a very rational guy. Noticing that he's a piece down, he'll resign on the spot ...
Do you really think he'll notice??
Try it against Rybka. How did you do? Now, subtract from your performance the effects of the emotions you will endure sitting across the the table from Magnus the Magnificent. That's how you will do.
I suspect that I'd get a draw.
Come on now, any 1900+ FIDE would easily win a piece up- unless we talk about rapid/blitz games.
Tabor, anand would easily win a piece up, even vs Carlsen.
It all depends on who is the "you" you are talking to. A 2000... depends on his guts.. Amand (the Indu, do not recall his real name) might get a draw.
You could be right - since at the time Fischer offered a knight to any woman player, the top female chess players in the world were what...about 1900-2000?
I would not take everything Fischer said as aboslute truth.
Well, Mikhail Tal commented: "Fischer is Fischer but piece is piece."
I'd survive twenty moves and then resign.
Those GMs maximize the potential of whatever they have perfectly
while newbies like us do everything to ruin their own position one move at a time
I could beat any player if at one time of my choosing I get to play a second move in a row.
In 2001 Kasparov, then rated around 2860, played Terry Chapman, once the British U-14 champion, rated around 2250, in a chartiy match at odds of 2 pawns and move with 90 min.to K's 60 min. Kasparov was having serious misgivings during the match, claiming the advantage was too great. However, Kasparov finally won +2-1=1 or 2.5-1.5. So 2Ps and move was really pushing it for high level players with a 600 rating disparity. I suspect the higher the overall ratings with the same disparity, the harder it gets because the more subtle and fewer the mistakes.
if he only played with a knight he'd win.
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