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What is your favorite variant?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    myfreechess

    What is your favorite chess variant? I like giveaway chess. Do you think more variants besides 960 should be playable on chess.com?Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    HGMuller

    1) Spartan Chess

    2) Gothic Chess

    3) Shogi

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    agentofchaos

    My favourites are Alice and progressive chess. In fact, I wouldn't mind combining the two into progressive alice chess just for fun!

    I'm also fond of a game called Dimension X and I've played it with the inventor. 

    http://www.chessvariants.org/index/msdisplay.php?itemid=MSdimensionx

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    jtt96

    Shogi

    Whatever looks fun to try out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    LindenLyons

    1. Seirawan chess, which introduces the elephant (a rook-knight compound) and the hawk (bishop-knight).

    2. Glinski's hexagonal chess

    3. Raumschach (3D chess - 5x5x5)

    I'd very much like Seirawan chess and hexagonal chess to be playable online.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    Woodkiller

    Chess 960. I feel like I might as well take up Go rather than another chess variant.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    jtt96

    Go is a great game!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    alvarobhg

    My favorite is Seirawan chess.

     

    For more information on how the game is played log on to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nht2TqabPr0

     

    Link to seirawan chess group at chess.com

    http://www.chess.com/groups/view/seirawan-chess-fans

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    GothicChessed

    jtt96 wrote:

    Go is a great game!


    Go is not a Chess variant, isn't it? Tongue out

    My favorites are (by groups of preference):

    Chess(not a Chess variant but still has to be mentionedLaughing)
    Gothic Chess
    Atomic Chess
    Dark Chess

    Loop Chess
    Suicide Chess(Anti Chess, Losing Chess)
    Progressive Chess
    Spartan Chess
    Three Checks Chess
    Canibal Chess
    Amazons
    Chinese Chess(XiangQi)

    Embassy Chess and most 10x8 CRC variants
    Horde Chess
    Ambiguous Chess
    Cheversi
    Massacre Chess
    Racing Kings
    Grand Chess
    Extinction Chess

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    benwisdom

    I just recently published a short fantasy story on the Amazon Kindle featuring a number of new chess variants that I developed:

    "The Amnesiac's Quest" (available on the Amazon Kindle for 99 cents)

    Here are some of the variants portrayed in the story:

    Promotion Chess

    Attrition Chess

    Melee Chess ("Chesskers")

    Diamond Chess

    Parasite Chess

    Most of these variants would be challenging to play unless one had multiple identical chess sets, since they use more than the standard number of each type of piece.  This is because in many of these variants, each piece has the ability to change its rank to become another type of piece based on what it does in the game.

    While trying to play these variants, I realized that I had to make my own chess set that would allow me to quickly transform one piece into another.  The result?

    Chess Cubes! (available on Etsy.com)

    I've made a few sets of Chess Cubes, and they're available for sale on Etsy in two varieties: "Psychedelic", and "Coal and Marshmallows".

    If you are interested in trying out the variants from the story, then my hand-crafted custom-made chess set is the perfect way to do it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    egdodnoj

    I think chess.com adding some more variants to the site other than 960 would be awsome.

    this is me should they ever decide to do so.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    egdodnoj

    Count_Rugen wrote:

    Strip Chess


    This is best played with shot glasses shaped as chess pieces, filled with bourbon.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    chessdude46

    I've invented many variants, so I'd have to say ricochet chess, which I've invented.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    Crosspinner

    LindenLyons wrote:

    1. Seirawan chess, which introduces the elephant (a rook-knight compound) and the hawk (bishop-knight).

     

     


    I agree.  Another thing I like about Seirawan chess is that the traditial board is used.  And since I enjoy using the knight, it adds two more pieces that move as the knight moves.  Some have said that causes the board to be more crowded, but I like the challenge that brings to the board.  I have yet to play it online, but I intend to do that in the future. Adding two pieces inwhich a choice can be made to move them as a rook or knight, or bishop or knight is truly a challenge.  

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    LindenLyons

    Crosspinner wrote:
    LindenLyons wrote:

    1. Seirawan chess, which introduces the elephant (a rook-knight compound) and the hawk (bishop-knight).

     

     


    I agree.  Another thing I like about Seirawan chess is that the traditial board is used.  And since I enjoy using the knight, it adds two more pieces that move as the knight moves.  Some have said that causes the board to be more crowded, but I like the challenge that brings to the board.  I have yet to play it online, but I intend to do that in the future. Adding two pieces inwhich a choice can be made to move them as a rook or knight, or bishop or knight is truly a challenge.  


    Yes indeed. And it multiplies the variety of opening possibilities considerably, yet basic tactics and strategy remain the same! S-chess is a logical and exciting extension of chess.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    Rubidium

    ATOMIC CHESS!!!! "the best chess variation ever for ADHD players"-me

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    joejoyce

    Favorite chess variant, the one that might just be the most fun to play, is Pocket Mutation Chess, by Mike Nelson:

     http://www.chessvariants.org/large.dir/pocketmutation.html

    The best-designed chess variant I've played is Opulent Lemurian Shatranj, by David Paulowich. [Disclosure: this game uses 2 pieces I designed. However, the level of sophistication in this design is far beyond anything I've ever done, and is very, very rarely matched in anything I've ever seen.]

     http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/81461/opulent-lemurian-shatranj

    The best "1-dimensional" chess variant I've seen is One Ring Chess, by LL Smith:

     http://www.chessvariants.org/shape.dir/oneringchess.html

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #18

    Peaodobrado

    Extinction chess!! i love to play it and i hope to play it here

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #19

    ElKitch

    Well I would be crazy to not say Economy Chess Laughing

    And pretty soon version 2 of the software is coming! It will be free to play and downloadable from chess.com. It will also have chess960 with economy!

    I hope more people will give it a try. The variant stays really close to standard chess, yet still is a true variant. While playing you'll notice that the economy is not really important, but if you fall behind alot you're in trouble! However, since buying pieces costs a tempo you might get stuck with a lot of money and never get the chance to buy!

     

    Join the group: http://www.chess.com/groups/home/economy-chess

    Read more about version 2: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess960-chess-variants/economy-chess-v2-is-coming-decemberjanuary

    Whatch a video explaining the rules: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebxqeLWwTNA

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #20

    SacredMountain

    Bughouse


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