Games at Odds
Odds of pawn for every hundred rating points (or equivalent in pieces-3 pawns for a minor piece and 5 pawns for a rook).
This competition will promote playing between opponents of very different ratings, on a more even playing field. The maximum handicap will be the equivalent of 7 pawns. There will be two games, one where the stronger player chooses which material to give up, and the other where the weaker player makes a choice.
This should be interesting for both the weaker and stronger player. It was a close contest last year.
Related upcoming events
18/02/2020 19:30 - 18/02/2020 22:00
Lecture: history of the club. In preparation for the 2022 bi-centenary of the club, we are compiling a history. We will ask one of our members who is knowledgeable about this to speak on the topic and then we will ask others to share their knowledge, including anecdotes about members and events.
17/03/2020 19:30 - 17/03/2020 22:00
Lecture/demonstration: we will invite one of the stronger players to demonstrate some learning from a recent major tournament e.g. the European Championships, European club Championships et cetera. The details are to be announced.
31/03/2020 19:30 - 31/03/2020 22:00
Unrated friendly Allegro (rapid play) competition-15 minutes per person. There will be pools of 5 players with roughly similar ratings, and four games per person. This will be in preparation for the official club Allegro championship, which is now called the ECC Johnny Marr Allegro championship.
28/04/2020 19:30 - 28/04/2020 22:00
We are open to suggestions for this evening. What would you like to do?
26/05/2020 19:30 - 26/05/2020 22:00
Blitz competition-informal, in preparation for the club blitz championship.