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"Shecs", like chess960, would start with pawns on ranks 2&7, power on ranks 1&8... but, there's a barrier between the two sides so neither can see the other. Each player arrays his power pieces as he pleases, then the barrier is removed and play begins.
Anybody interested? Think we could talk the chess.com administrators into setting up such a game?
I hope so!
haha, I'm not surprised mine wasn't the first! My friend also suggested a game he knows, 4 people play as 2 teams, one each on both sides of the board. So, one player gets to be Captain Destructo every other move! I think this game might be really fun when we're with friends who are not as steeped in chess as we are.
I used to play that game back in my high school chess club 1977-1979.
Was a great fun game to play when we were not being serious studying for our next match against other high schools.
We also used to play a lot of bughouse chess with 4 players/2 boards.
That enhancement really makes the idea even closer to what I had in mind! Pawns on 2nd rank, draw straws to see who places K first... I'm sure I'll never fall out of love with chess, but if that version of the game were to become popular enough that there were plenty of opponents, I might even play it more!
allright already, I got whupped, I can still laugh about it, I'm just surprised more people don't wanna play this way, or in other ways that are just a bit different from "normal" chess, great as our favorite game is.
Mild-mannered Hayseed steps into a phone booth, nobody notices, then a few moments later, out comes--- BLUNDERMAN!!
TNhayseed: BKQRRNNBebagnatori: BQNRRNKB1.d4 e52.dxe5 Rxe53.b3 Re74.g3 b65.Bxa8 Qxa86.Nf3 Ne67.h4 f68.Ne3 d69.Nd5 Ree810.e4 c611.Nf4 Nc512.Nd2 g613.b4 Nd714.Nc4 Ne515. Nxe5 dxe516.Rxd8 Rxd817.Nd3 a418.Qa3 Bg219Qb3+
Johnny Ray: BKQRRNNBErin Bagnatori: BQNRRNKB1.d4 e52.dxe5 Rxe53.b3 Re74.g3 b65.Bxa8 Qxa86.Nf3 Ne67.h4 f68.Ne3 d69.Nd5 Ree810.e4 c611.Nf4 Nc512.Nd2 g613.b4
World's First Shecs Game:
TNHayseed: BKQRRNNBebagnatori: BQNRRNKB1.d4 e52.dxe5 Rxe53.b3 Re74.g3 b65.Bxa8 Qxa86.Nf3 Ne67.h4 f68.Ne3 d69.Nd5 Ree810.e4
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