Odds Games Versus Elite Engines

I read a Wikipedia article about the popularity of chess handicaps in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many master players would offer odds to a weaker player in order to convince them to wager money on a game of chess. I was curious how MadChess would fare in such conditions, so I created an opening book of typical chess odds, and ran a series of matches against elite engines. MadChess had “move” odds in all the games. That is, MadChess played white. Two move odds means MadChess played white and made two moves to open the game. The time control… Continue Reading