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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1


    I would like to offer my opponent a handicap of e.g. a rook.  Would it be possible to include a set of these handicap positions in the list of non-standard starting positions? 

    Or is there some existing way of loading a board position and online-playing from there?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2


    No, but I now have moved this to the Suggestion forum for you.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3


    I also thought about this....but there is also another reason to offer this....in tournaments.

    For example, I'm in a chess.com group that provides tournaments, but they randomly select the pairings.  Inevitably, a 1000 rated player gets paired with a 2000 rated player.

    Has a chess rating handicap system ever been developed, even outside Chess.com?  Being able to setup a board, and play that board against an opponent, would provide a simple way to start this ("queens odds"), for example.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4


    Chess.com: Please implement handicaps in your system. I have friends that are drastically worse players than I am and I'd like to be able to offer them some form of handicap, whether it be time odds or the old fashioned piece odds. Please please please implement this. 

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