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The challenge being for the rest of us to stop snickering in the background...?
I couldn't help myself, khet.com exists. Live and correspondence Khet, Khet ratings, online Khet tournaments, rampant cheating... it's all there.
"The simplicity of checkers - combined with the strategy of chess...
WITH REAL LASER POWER!!!"
Whoa (for a second there I thought it said Lasker power).
Your "challenge" is now mine...
What do you think powers the lasers?
Here's a hint: they're not made of lithium.
Oh my God, you mean...dilithium?!
I heard all Khet masters play blindfolded
Naww, those are just laser goggles.
"Are those sharks with frikken laser beams attached to their heads?"
I say we should call Chess960 a miscreant.
I respectfully suggest the original poster's forum privileges should be restricted until he has proven he's off the crack.
Through over 1000 years of evolution and refinement (TEN CENTURIES!) the game reached it's accepted rules and piece placement, etc, the name 'chess' gradually became accepted nearly world-wide. Subsequently for the following FIVE HUNDRED YEARS the game's name, piece placement, piece movements stood the test of time.
Now we are going to shuffle the pieces around and steal the name??
Yeah, but then sloughterchess came along and revolutionized everything...
'Subsequently for the following FIVE HUNDRED YEARS the game's name, piece placement, piece movements stood the test of time.'Until computers came along, when good old chess, weakened at the knees, started to stumble under the burden. I agree with the person who called chess960 a mutation. It's fortified chess, made to withstand the onslaught of the chess playing engines. It's an evolution of modern chess which was itself an evolution of medieval chess 500 years ago. Times change and things change with the times. - Mark
It IS a variant and it should be called Fischer Random Chess and for those too lazy ( or too hate filled ) to type all that out simply " FRC " would be the perfect acronym for it and its even easier to type out than Chess 960 !
Totally agree. It is and always will be Fischer Random Chess no matter how many times the wikipedia vandals try to re-write history.
can batgirl give us the real history of Fischer Random Chess/Chess 960!
... the real history of Fischer Random Chess/Chess 960!
Scroll down to History.
Wiki first sentence: "Chess960, or Fischer Random Chess, is a chess variant invented by former World Champion Bobby Fischer."
Although it was actually invented by Benko...
I guess he just was tired of being laughed at by the cool chess kids for setting up the Queen on the wrong square
Roboto haven't you been following the news? Khet has been solved five years ago. Scotty beamed up in eighty-five moves at most.
Pulling his leg, I assume?
I really like Khet, but I haven't played enough games to know if there is an obvious strategy that makes the game trivial to play. If it had indeed been solved that would be interesting news to me, so in the event you didn't make this up, I would appreciate more information.
Meanwhile, it's fun to read a bunch of gaming geeks claim they aren't really gaming geeks because they only play one game, and they play it a LOT. I had never been to khet.com before. Their faq page had a couple of cute jabs at Chess players.
When I search "khet solved" all the pages are in Sumerian.
Come to think of it, it must be that Star Fleet built the pyramids after Spock solved khet. Then they asked the aliens to create chess for us.
Anand spent 1:43 mins on 4th move in world blitz semi-final ?!
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