Questions tagged [handicap]

Games with handicap to compensate for difference in playing strength. For instance "pawn and move" odds means the stronger player is black (move) and has f7 pawn removed (pawn) before the start of the game. "Rook" odds usually means the stronger player is white and has his a1 rook removed before the start of the game.These used to be common 100 years ago usually combined with gambling on the result but are much rarer today.

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Can we quantify the handicap for playing blindfolded?

Roughly how much ELO does it cost a GM or top player to play blindfolded? For instance, if a 2600-rated GM were blindfolded, against what rating of opponent would they be expected to score roughly 50%?...
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