Handicap Chess

You can edit the initial starting position to the handicap you want, and then start the game with the appropriate starting colors. using

Needless to say, they will be unrated.

Sure, although it might be convenient to have a list of preset odds game positions like FICS, ICC, and other servers use.

yes handicap chess is a great idea. This is very popular in Japanese chess, shogi. I'm sure an appropriate rated system could be introduced.

Handicap system is great leveller, and allows the higher rated players to have interesting games with players that are far lower in rating.

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