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  Handicap - LoveToKnow 1911
HANDICAP (from the expression hand in cap, referring to drawing lots), a disadvantageous condition imposed upon the superior competitor in sports and games, or an advantage allowed the inferior, in order to equalize the chances of both.
The character of the handicap depends upon the nature of the sport.
Handicapping was applied to horse-racing as early as 1680, though the word was not used in this connexion much before the middle of the 18th century.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Handicap   (509 words)

 Handicapping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Handicapping, in sport and games, is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning.
Handicapping is used in scoring many games and competitive sports, including Go, chess, golf, bowling, polo, yacht racing, and track and field events.
Handicapping theory is possibly one of the most enigmatic theories in all of sports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Handicapping   (1193 words)

 Chess Guide > Chess Variants
Fischer Random Chess: the placement of the pieces on the 1st and 8th rank is randomized to enhance the adaptability of chess players.
Grid Chess: the board is overlaid with a grid of lines; for a move to be legal, it must cross at least one of these lines.
Madrasi chess: a piece which is attacked by the same type of piece of the opposite colour is paralysed.
www.chess.freegames.eu.com /variants/index.html   (522 words)

 IBM Research | Deep Blue | Overview
The form of chess notation by using a combination of letters and numbers - a to h and 1 to 8 - which denote the 64 squares on a board.
Chess does not have referees or umpires, it has Arbiters for the enforcement of the rules, and Directors for the organisation of tournaments (a distinction recognized in America).
Beginners are often intimidated by chess clocks but one quickly adjusts to their use, without which many games could drag on for days.
www.research.ibm.com /deepblue/reference/html/i.2.html   (2084 words)

 Electronic T-Notes March 10, 2002 (Optimizing a chess engine's strength)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
You can feed a chess program one of your own games (from a tournament, a game you've played at the chess club, one you've played against a computer, or the buttwhipping you took from Uncle Morty at the last family reunion) and have it show you what you did wrong.
Even though chess programmers have made great strides in making their engines inherently stronger over the last few years, the single most important factor in a chess engine's strength is still the computer's processor.
If a chess engine plays an opening that generally leads to closed positions, it's not going to be able to utilize the very things that computers excel at: tactical accumen and great use of piece mobility.
www.chessbaseusa.com /T-NOTES/031002.htm   (3504 words)

 Free Online Chess
Referred to by many chess historians as the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart of chess, Capablanca was a chess prodigy whose brilliance was noted at an early age.
Capablanca was taken to the Havana Chess Club when he was five, where the leading players found it impossible to beat the young boy when giving him the Chess handicap of a queen.
There was an increasing number of strong chess players and it was felt that the world champion should not be able to evade challenges to his title, as had been done in the past.
www.chessmaniac.com   (2372 words)

 IBM Research | Deep Blue | Overview
The form of chess notation by using a combination of letters and numbers - a to h and 1 to 8 - which denote the 64 squares on a board.
Chess does not have referees or umpires, it has Arbiters for the enforcement of the rules, and Directors for the organisation of tournaments (a distinction recognized in America).
Beginners are often intimidated by chess clocks but one quickly adjusts to their use, without which many games could drag on for days.
researchweb.watson.ibm.com /deepblue/reference/html/i.2.html   (2084 words)

 Sensei's Library: Compare Go To Chess / Discussion
It is not true that in chess it is possible to win almost exclusively using tactics (not in modern chess at least); at the very least basic strategic knowledge is required.
It's not without reason that Chess flourished in the west and Go in the east; they both are interesting in their own way, and resonate with the culture in which they flourish.
Piece handicaps are effective in chess, however it may be more difficult to gauge the value of the handicap in chess than in go.
senseis.xmp.net /?CompareGoToChess/discussion   (7687 words)

 Chess Palace Blitz Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chess Palace blitz rating then the time control difference cannot exceed 6minutes vs 4minutes.
Of course if the lower rated player prefers to play with an even, 5-5 time control with the full knowledge of the given guidelines, then the game could be played without the handicap rules.
All piece placements and moves and the board setup are the same as in standard chess.
www.chesspalace.com /BlitzFever/rules.htm   (980 words)

 ChessPortal :: Online Chess Game rules, Tutorials, Tactitcs And Strategy
Chess is sometimes seen as an abstract wargame ; as a "mental martial art", and teaching chess has been advocated as a way of enhancing mental prowess.
Another theory exists that chess arose from the similar game of Chinese chess, or at least a predecessor, thereof, existing in China since the 2nd century B.C. Joseph Needham and David Li are two of many scholars who have favored this theory.
The chess machine Hydra is the intellectual descendant of Deep Blue; and appears to be somewhat stronger than Deep Blue was.
javachess.laadhari.com /chess-tutorials.html   (1754 words)

 Chess Tiger 15 {CD} - USCF Sales
In 2001 Chess Tiger won the “Republica Argentina” grandmaster tournament in Buenos Aires, ahead of a number of top GMs, with an incredible 2788 rating performance.
There are plenty of functions for beginners, club players and grandmasters: blitz and tournament chess, handicap levels, analysis.
There is a competent chess coach for beginners, with complete move descriptions, warnings and real-time help during the game.
uscfsales.com /item.asp?cID=35&PID=570   (348 words)

 Go and chess, a comparison
I assume that most superstrong chess players out there seldom play at chess servers because many of the other players with the same strength are actually just kids using a chess program to boost their ranking.
I have noticed that some chess players who have never heard of Go (or might only have heard the name without getting to know what kind of game it really is) sometimes have very pronounced prejudices when they actually get to see the game for the first time.
Chess is everywhere, chess this, chess that, and a bit more chess.
warp.povusers.org /go/GoAndChess   (3032 words)

 Jolt.co.uk - Online Gaming - Clan Server Rental
Fritz was clearly designed with chess enthusiasts and experts in mind, with the countless numbers of tweaks and game modes making it the absolute pinnacle of chess goodness, especially for those who like to play at a higher level.
Chess 960 is similar to regular chess in that the King must be taken to gain checkmate, but the starting positions of your pieces are different.
Chess experts can hone their skills using the chess coach, which can help to point out your shortcomings and mistakes, gradually improving your game.
www.jolt.co.uk /index.php?articleid=4874   (882 words)

 Chess Board User Interface
Certainly chess journalists use a notation to describe the moves of a game in a newspaper column, and any computer program that plays chess has its own internal data structures to store the locations of pieces, but chess started centuries ago as a physical, spatial thing.
Chess is among what I like to call "pure games" in that all state information is right in front of both players.
Good chess players can play with coins in the sand or with no pieces at all, but their game will be an order of magnitude below their real value.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?ChessBoardUserInterface   (2104 words)

 BGG Thread: In Defense Of Chess
I would, however, like to challenge the opinions of some BGGers who seem to believe that chess is a flawed and horrible game that we ought to be very snooty towards (as we are enlightened gamers) -- a game about three steps or so away from the gold-standard of awful, monopoly.
In chess, don't move you 'a' pawn as your first move unless you have a very good plan.
Chess hustlers in major cities use this 'handicaps' all the time.
www.boardgamegeek.com /article/1028796   (5215 words)

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In this kind of handicap, instead of taking away pieces, the weaker player is allowed to make two or more moves at first, depending on the level of handicap.
There are a few restrictions in this first-move handicap: - capture is prohibited; - each piece may only move once, hence you must move 3 different pieces for a 3-move handicap for instance; - the pieces are not allowed to move to the other half of the board.
In piece handicaps in chess and shogi, the former view is shared.
www.shogi.net /shogi-l/dir07/dirday0317/article070317082212.html   (421 words)

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It was donated to Stroud chess club by Father Sharpe who was a local Anglican priest and Stroud chess club member.
The trophy is engraved 'Stroud Chess Club Handicap Challenge Cup presented by CMS (or possible CHS)'.
It is awarded on a handicap points scoring system although the handicap system has changed since its first inception.
members.lycos.co.uk /dcgp/StroudChess.htm   (467 words)

 Fritz 6 Review
Serious chess fanatics that do not yet own Fritz should probably not bother to read this entire review, but should simply just buy a copy.
And speaking of chess boards, Fritz was designed to work directly with the DGT electronic board.
While the basic operation remains unchanged from Fritz 5.32, there is now a 'handicap' button which will shut book learning off, and increase the number of openings that Fritz will play.
www.chessusa.com /articles/reviews/fritz6.html   (1249 words)

 Chess software - ChessTiger 15
There are plenty of functions for beginners, club players and grandmasters: blitz and tournament chess, handicap levels, analysis.
Chess Tiger, a relatively new program written by Christophe Théron, who lives on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
Chess Tiger in the Fritz environment has many high-quality print functions, a beautiful 2D board and a state-of-the-art photo-realistic 3D board in elegant "glass" design.
www.chessbase.com /shop/product.asp?pid=166&user=&coin=   (543 words)

 ChessAssistance.com Using CraftySE under Chess Assistant 7.1
However, it can be difficult, especially for weaker players, to handicap these engines sufficiently, so that they have half a chance of winning.
Additionally, the opening book that comes standard with CA is extremely wide and deep, so it can be difficult to emerge from the opening with anything better than equality (and in some cases, anything better than a slight disadvantage).
While the process of setting up CraftySE and the handicap book may not be trivial, it is a worthwhile exercise, especially for those that don't like losing every game in 20 moves or less.
www.chessassistance.com /Articles/038_CraftySE.html   (1156 words)

 Chess Variant Applets
I programmed these to show some of the many chess variants, rather than to be strong opponents.
Shoot chess without royalty and with pawns that cannot be shot by line movers.
Hero Chess II The queen is replaced by the hero.
www.pathguy.com /chess/ChessVar.htm   (2763 words)

 Chess handicap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A handicap in chess is a way to equal the chances for players of differing strengths.
There are many kinds of such handicaps: Material handicaps, move handicaps, time handicaps, etc. Handicaps were quite popular in 18th and 19th centuries, when chess was often played for money stakes; a weaker player wouldn't agree to a match without a handicap.
Time handicaps are most often practiced in blitz games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chess_handicap   (520 words)

 Playing "Wild" Chess Variants
Currently, the most popular chess variant on ICC is "losers chess" where the object is to lose all your pieces, or get mated.
It is also known as "siamese chess," "partners chess," or "double speed chess." Teams of two play against each other, on two boards.
Kriegspiel is a chess variant where you cannot see your opponent's pieces or moves, and he/she cannot see yours.
www.chessclub.com /tips/wild.html   (2000 words)

 SeeMePlayMe Ranked Spades Onling Gaming and Chat Community
The difference is that Chess is played between only two players, where spades is based on anywhere from two to four players.
Handicap is determined by the difference between your prior rating and your opponent's.
The value of your handicap is positive if you are the lower rated player.
www.seemeplayme.com /spades/ranking.aspx   (407 words)

 The Chess House
All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it’s imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises.
As the Ultimate Computer Chess Challenge 2007 takes place during the Candidates Matches in Elista, it is appropriate that the winner's match vs Rybka be played in Mexico between September 12 and October 1, 2007, during the FIDE World Chess Championship.
Assuming your youngster knows how to play chess and is maybe even giving his chess teacher a challenge, you should consider a chess computer he or she can play against at home.
blog.chesshouse.com   (3505 words)

 National Club Rapidplay
It should be noted that all chess organisers offer their time freely and I realise from bitter experience the problems in organising a chess event and how difficult the players can be sometimes.
After receiving a request addressed to the chess club to support the BCF with entry forms for the National Chess Club Championships 2003/4 and the National Chess Club Handicap Rapidplay Championship 2003/4 we decided to enter an East Grinstead team into both competitions.
The scoreboard now showed us to have dropped into the bottom three but no handicaps had yet been added though a piece of paper with the adjustments as per the entry form were clearly visible on the control desk.
members.aol.com /mcattree/national_club_rapidplay.htm   (1464 words)

 ChessAssistance.com Downloads
Chess Assistant 7.1 for Windows 9X/Me/NT/2000/XP build 729 - Copy to CA root directory, and run.
Chess Flashcard Trainer demo - This is a new demo (ver 3.12) of my simple application for test position training.
Chess Score Sheet - This PDF file is a printable chess score sheet provided by Mike Byrne.
www.chessassistance.com /Downloads.html   (570 words)

 The Week in Chess 455
Dominique Primel Webmaster of the site of the French chess club Issy Les Moulineaux reports that IM Oleg Zigura who had played for the team for ten years died in Paris last week at the age of only 53.
The Villeurbanne Chess club (lies in the suburbs of Lyon, France) is organising the 2nd edition of The Trophée des Maîtres September 12th-20th 2003.
The six players are Classical World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, his challenger Peter Leko, Viswanathan Anand, the winner of Wijk aan Zee, Arkadi Naiditsch, Germany’s big hope, Viorel (Viktor) Bologan from Moldavia who qualified via the Aeroflot open and Teimour Radjabov from Azerbaijan who recently competed at the Linares tournament.
www.chess-space.com /twic/twic455.html   (7117 words)

 Chess Glossary, Chess-Theory's Glossary of Chess Terms, Alphabetical classification of chess terms, Comprehensive Chess ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The entrance to the Palace was graced with stuccos of dancers and "animals, winged horses, dog-headed,senmurvs, and an armoured warrior".»
When an Open File Fight occurs in a chess game it is indeed one of the most important and decisive phases of the evolution of the game.
Like this, even two granmasters during a keen game, and there is all the charm of chess, may be suddenly involved in a not very advisable variation!...
www.chess-theory.com /enva04o_glossary_chess_theory.htm   (3297 words)

 Elm Mount Chess Club - Homepage
The Elm Mount chess club AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th November at 8.15 pm in the bar, with refreshments and possibly sandwiches available on the night.
The 22nd, is either Coaching Ourselves with Pat, David, Gerry and John or Prizegiving at 8 pm and at 9 pm on 22nd the Handicap Blitz tournament.
Qleague program which can store chess league results, and generate a web-page where the league results can be examined in detail.
meltingpot.fortunecity.com /melwood/0/elmmount/elmmount.htm   (2177 words)

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