Grisgra
(Calling you down with K-high.)
07/26/07 11:49 AM
Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra

Quote:

as an example of an amateur getting gang raped by a GM down a rook:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1242893




A relevant quote from the comments section on that page:

"keypusher: <tatarch> A chess club in Manhattan had an odds tournament many years ago, which Andrew Soltis wrote a column about. If the rating difference was over 600 points, the stronger player gave odds of a rook. (There were lesser odds for smaller differentials in playing strength.) The odds-givers lost only one game out of about 40, when what Soltis described as an underrated A-player beat Arthur Bisguier at rook odds. So, I would guess an 1800 player would lose to a GM at rook odds most of the time."



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