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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Roger  Cooper. Odds Chess. Ways of giving a weaker opponent better odds. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-12-05 UTC
Handicaps like Cooper's here were done more like back in the 1840s, 1830s, 1820s, and even Philidor was known to give odds. Philidor at Paris and London would play absent a Pawn versus the good players and give odds of a Knight to the duffers.