Is there an online chess site or app that would allow me and a friend to play live games against each other with time odds? I am somewhere around a low Class D player, and my friend is somewhere around a high Class F player. He is consistently losing games against me and I know that what little game I have falls apart under time pressure - so, to even things out a bit, I'd like to be able to play him under time odds. Bonus for a free solution, but very willing to look at subscriber sites/apps. (Extra bonus if it's an app and it works on iOS and Android).

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    you might like: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haptic.chesstime – user10648 Jun 23 '16 at 14:35
  • Hi astuter, we are currently playing on Chess Time, and it's a good general platform for us, but I can't see anywhere where it allows different time settings for different players, and it seems to better support the idea of 'online correspondence chess' (i.e., long time controls of x days per move). – MidnightThoughtful Jun 24 '16 at 3:37

On Lichess there is a button that allows you to give 15 seconds to your opponent. You could use it to just give a bunch of extra minutes to your friend at the start of a game.

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    lichess has an app; I can verify it works on iOS and I believe I've seen friends use it on Android. – Ghotir Jun 23 '16 at 14:39
  • BlindKungFuMaster -- oddly enough I found my own way to lichess.org from other posts here. Your suggestion might be the best solution, at least of anything I've found so far myself. Extra note: I can't believe I wasn't aware of the existence of lichess.org! – MidnightThoughtful Jun 24 '16 at 3:39
  • @Ghotir I can confirm that it works excellently on Android as well. – NoseKnowsAll Jun 30 '16 at 20:52

On the ICC, you can specify a match request to include two pairs of time controls when you request a match with a specific opponent.

For example, you can enter the command:

match FIZZBANG 30 10 45 20

and you would get a SD 30 d/10 time allowance, while FIZZBANG would be playing at SD 45 d/20.

Hope that helps!

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