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f3 x e5 - Knight takes Pawn - does give you a 1 point advantage on your turn. However black can retaliate with c6 x e5 taking your knight without fear of any retribution which resets the advantage in black's favour. Interestingly note that this move also defends against c4 x f7 which also results in a positional advantage to black. c4 x f7 - Bishop takes ...
I am a chess arbiter and I can confirm that this rule does not exist whatsoever in the FIDE rules of chess. The only restriction to promotion is if it's an illegal move.
A "third" handicap other than material or time is a "propositional" game. An example is that you lose (or cannot win) if you have lost all your pawns before administering checkmate, no matter what else happens. That proposition would lead you to play out your pawns more conservatively at the beginning of the game, and perhaps not use pawn storms. Other ...
Try something new. A new opening, or relying overmuch on an unusual piece. This works best when the junior opponent knows how to play and is getting the hang of your usual opening, but you are still better. Try something wild and new, it might be a disaster, it might actually work, either way you might both learn something. PS - Especially fun in ...
There are a few handicap ideas I use: Material Advantage Time Advantage Swapping colors midway through the game Material Advantage: Depends on the difference in skill of the two players. For beginners playing against moderately good players, you can take off whole pieces such as Queens, or Knights (since Knights are notoriously good against beginners ...
Other strategy board games also have things like this. If you like Chess, you might also enjoy Go. Here is a link to an online website where you can play correspondence Go: https://online-go.com/ In general, what you are looking for are correspondence games, so here is a website with a bunch of these games: http://gamesbyemail.com/
People play Diplomacy in that manner. It give you lots of times to contact other people to make deals with them between submitting your moves.
Bullet: one minute per player for all moves Blitz: 5 minutes per player for all moves Quickplay: 20, 30 or 40 minutes per player for all moves Quick tournament: 1 hour 30 mins to reach move 35, then 30 mins to finish (per player) FIDE tournament: 1 hour 30 minutes to reach move 40, then 30 mins to finish, plus 30 seconds per move (per player) Slow ...
Knight is better than bishop. Better, because it's much harder to calculate with knight-moves and this fact is VERY useful in 'everyday' chess games. (And this is the most important argument defending Knights: you can suprise your opponent) CPU is the strongest with Knights too. Bishop and Knight are equal during endgames (in theory). - You won't know ...
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