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Topic: Chess Bet
Message: Posted by: Llynus (May 16, 2012 12:53AM)
Been playing chess a lot lately, stumbled upon this...

Find a chess player who should beat you and offer odds for a two pawn, two move handicap (i.e. you get to remove two pawns, and take two moves before they begin).

As white, remove f7 and g7 pawns. Play e4, Qh5++. Checkmate.

Sure it'll come in handy at some point =)
Message: Posted by: Roy the Illusionist (May 19, 2013 08:42PM)
That's pretty cool, thanks. About to try it out, we'll see how it works.
Message: Posted by: george1953 (May 21, 2013 05:39AM)
Got togive this one a try, got some chess types I would love to beat for once.
Message: Posted by: RobertlewisIR (Jul 5, 2014 05:03AM)
Depends on how good they need to be to meet the "should beat you" criterion. Most serious chess players are familiar with the Fool's Mate. If you caught them off guard, they might still fall for it, but if it's real wager or even if there's "honor" at stake, I'd expect a serious student of chess to look really carefully at the proposition and likely they'll see through it. I'll have to think if there's another way to accomplish essentially the same thing, because I like the idea of a chess bar bet (and yes, my friends and I are the kinds of people who play chess while out at a bar).
Message: Posted by: farmerkarl (Aug 23, 2018 01:42AM)
Do you get to pick which pawns to move and do the moves as well -- as the chess master the bet is against I'd think I'd get to pick which pawns and you would get to pick the 2 moves..... but that is just me.


holy sox this is an old post .... excuse me I'm still kind of new here.
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Aug 31, 2018 01:22PM)
That's really pretty good.