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And Yet MORE Silly Rules In Chess lol


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #201

    cabadenwurt

    Ah yes Inspector Clouseau as played by Peter Sellers, I can watch those films over and over. Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #202

    cabadenwurt

    And now getting back to the silly side of Chess. Earlier I saw a thread in the forums with the words " Game Mechanics " in the title but the thread had been locked ( which intrigued me ). People like myself that like mechanical devices have read Popular Mechanics of course so I was thinking this might be about a new magazine, perhaps covering the mechanics of Chess. However it turned out to be a rather long argument about how to claim a Draw by 3-move repetition, a bit silly I guess. Smile     

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #203

    batgirl

    "it turned out to be a rather long argument about how to claim a Draw by 3-move repetition"

    ...using a pantograph (a Mechanical Drawing Device)?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #204

    AlCzervik

    And a compass.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #205

    DrSpudnik

    pointing north and drawing circles.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #206

    corrijean

    Crop circles?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #207

    cabadenwurt

    Thank for the recent posts.

    I prefer the Phonograph to the Pantograph, that way I can enjoy my Phonograph Albums ( we've just lost all of the young people  lol ). 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #208

    cabadenwurt

    Another item to add to our list of silly threads , it seems that someone dislikes the Perpetual Check rule ( never a dull moment ). 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #209

    batgirl

    cabadenwurt wrote:

    Another item to add to our list of silly threads , it seems that someone dislikes the Perpetual Check rule ( never a dull moment ). 

    Well, Perpetual Check is so. . . . indefinite.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #210

    DrSpudnik

    I like the enduring quality of perpetual check. The German name for it is "ewigschach:" eternal check! Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #211

    Javan64

    How about this?  Eliminate the "checkmate" rule, then nobody loses! Cool

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #212

    Javan64

    AndyClifton wrote:

    I thought he said, "The game is afoot."

    Actually, Holmes stole that line from Willie Shakespeare.  It was originally used in King Henry IV, Part 1...or maybe King Henry V, act 3.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #213

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for all of the recent posts, lots of good ideas there. Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #214

    Javan64

    cabadenwurt wrote:

    Thanks for all of the recent posts, lots of good ideas there.

    ...and some not so good!  Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #215

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the post Javan64.

    I see that there is a very nice thread on the go now that asks if you could change 1 rule in Chess which one would it be. There are some very interesting ideas being posted there.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #216

    cabadenwurt

    I notice that we now have a thread here in these forums that recommends avoiding Opening Theory. A very interesting idea that would of course make Chess a whole lot more appealing to newcomers. Wink

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #217

    corrijean

    I've played a little 960 chess. I found it fun. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #218

    DrSpudnik

    Maybe, but Team 960 is nerve wracking!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #219

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the posts. I've never tried 960 Chess but it does sound interesting tho.

    Another new thread that is on the go here now concerns " Talent Or Devotion & Genius ---Made Or Born ? " ( and they also mention Obsession as well ). Well I must say that this one could turn into quite an interesting thread, or then again perhaps it could be quite a whole lot of fun. Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #220

    cabadenwurt

    I see there is a fairly new thread in the forms stating that Morphy was terrible. Paul Morphy was the greatest Chess player of his era and beat all of the best players of his time ( only Staunton ducked him ). Indeed many experts consider him to be the 1st ( unofficial ) World Champion, we should all be so terrible. Wink


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