Saturday, February 06, 2016

[kddckmxa] Unknown opponent rating

One way to avoid people adjusting their style of chess play depending on the rating of the opponent is to conceal the identity, and rating, of the opponent until after the game.  For example, prevent people from boringly playing for a draw against higher rated opponents, or always playing for a draw as black.  Such concealment can easily be done in online chess.

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