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"Shecs"

"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!

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    TNhayseed

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    Big_Daddy_10

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    TNhayseed

    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!

  • 4 years ago

    TNhayseed

    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. 

  • 4 years ago

    TNhayseed

    Mild-mannered Hayseed steps into a phone booth, nobody notices, then a few moments later, out comes--- BLUNDERMAN!!

  • 4 years ago

    TNhayseed

    TNhayseed: BKQRRNNB
    ebagnatori: BQNRRNKB

    1.d4 e5
    2.dxe5 Rxe5
    3.b3 Re7
    4.g3 b6
    5.Bxa8 Qxa8
    6.Nf3 Ne6
    7.h4 f6
    8.Ne3 d6
    9.Nd5 Ree8
    10.e4 c6
    11.Nf4 Nc5
    12.Nd2 g6
    13.b4 Nd7
    14.Nc4 Ne5
    15. Nxe5 dxe5
    16.Rxd8 Rxd8
    17.Nd3 a4
    18.Qa3 Bg2
    19Qb3+

  • 4 years ago

    TNhayseed


    Johnny Ray: BKQRRNNB
    Erin Bagnatori: BQNRRNKB

    1.d4 e5
    2.dxe5 Rxe5
    3.b3 Re7
    4.g3 b6
    5.Bxa8 Qxa8
    6.Nf3  Ne6
    7.h4  f6
    8.Ne3 d6
    9.Nd5 Ree8
    10.e4 c6
    11.Nf4 Nc5
    12.Nd2 g6
    13.b4

  • 4 years ago

    TNhayseed

    World's First Shecs Game:

     

    TNHayseed: BKQRRNNB
    ebagnatori: BQNRRNKB

    1.d4 e5
    2.dxe5 Rxe5
    3.b3 Re7
    4.g3 b6
    5.Bxa8 Qxa8
    6.Nf3  Ne6
    7.h4  f6
    8.Ne3 d6
    9.Nd5 Ree8
    10.e4

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