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And Yet MORE Silly Rules In Chess lol


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #161

    heinzie

    ivandh wrote:

    I think it is interesting that the Queen has a weakness for dashing knights...

    I think it is interesting that the beauty pageant is almost impossible to catch for the poor geriatric

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #162

    Meadmaker

    pellik wrote:

    One last rule, to keep things interesting, is that pawns which promote should become kings (none of this only one king business). This is in the true american spirit showing how anyone can become king of america. 

    This would clearly improve chess, and I think would be a quite popular game.


    It's interesting to me that many of these goofy rules have been, or in some cases are still, standard rules at certain places or times.

     

    Pawns capturing forward is standard in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Chess.  Queens that only move one square, like the King, could be found in Courrier Chess.

    And even the above rule has its place in history.  In Tamerlane's Chess, known from three historical manuscripts from the time of Tamerlane, each pawn had a type that corresponded to another piece.  If the Pawn of Rooks promoted, it became a rook

    .  If the Pawn of Knights promoted, it became a knight.  Similarly for the pawn of camels, elephants, giraffes, viziers, fez, bishops, and war machines.  However, what of the Pawn of Kings?  Did it become a king?  Pretty much, yes.  It became a Prince.

    When the Prince is on the board, the king is allowed to remain in check.  If the King is captured, the prince becomes the new king.

     

    Tamerlane's Chess also has one of the coolest features ever, which should definitely be incorporated into modern Chess.  Once per game, when the king is in check, the player may perform a "ransom move".  To make a ransom move, the king trades places with any other of his own pieces (including pawns).

    (For an annotated example game, see http://gamesinmichigan.com/annotatedgames/tamerlane.htm)

     

    (Hmm..my pictures seem to have disappeared from the web site.  Must investigate.  The annotation really needs pictures.)

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #163

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for all of the recent posts.

    Meadmaker: Thanks for all of the good info on previous rules used for Chess.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #164

    pellik

    I feel like this belongs here. It certainly invokes memories of a few threads that this thread mocks already...

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #165

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for that cartoon Pellik, I like that one.

    In the spirit of other threads I did see one recently where they were wondering about who was averavge. So I came up with my own silly ratings:

    Below 900 --- Patzers

    From 900 to 1199 --- Woodpushers

    From 1200 to 1499 --- Average

    From 1500 to 1799 --- Above average

    From 1800 to 2100 --- Very good

    Above 2100 --- " Super Duper " ( ie future Title holders ? ) 

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #166

    Zaxso

    cabadenwurt wrote:

    Thanks for that cartoon Pellik, I like that one.

    In the spirit of other threads I did see one recently where they were wondering about who was averavge. So I came up with my own silly ratings:

    Below 900 --- Patzers

    From 900 to 1199 --- Woodpushers

    From 1200 to 1499 --- Average

    From 1500 to 1799 --- Above average

    From 1800 to 2100 --- Very good

    Above 2100 --- " Super Duper " ( ie future Title holders ? ) 

    Woodpushers of the world, unite!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #167

    Meadmaker

    At least according to that ranking system, I'm out of patzer range.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #168

    MyCowsCanFly

    Ranges with fish names might be appropriate...

    Below 900 --- Guppy

    From 900 to 1199 --- Clown Fish

    From 1200 to 1499 --- Carp

    From 1500 to 1799 --- Puffer FIsh

    From 1800 to 2100 --- Lion FIsh

    Above 2100 --- ?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #169

    p-wnattack

    obviously above 2100 should be shark

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #170

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the recent posts. Yes we Woodpushers should unite !!!

    The reason that I set up the ratings this way is that it got me out of the Patzers  lol. I like the fish names too, and yes SHARKS are over 2100. Laughing

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #171

    cabadenwurt

    Well I see that we have another " silly " thread on the go in one of the forums here. Sometime ago I got into trouble with someone that was upset with people who liked to sum up threads ( indeed I'm still blocked by that person  lol ). Now I see that the same character has a thread on the go about trolling and blocking spam etc. I guess that time will tell how far that thread will go, perhaps someone will sum things up over there. Laughing 

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #172

    corrijean

    He still has me blocked because of the sum it up thread, too. 

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #173

    corrijean

    Oh, well. I still think the sum it up thread was one of the funnier threads in the forums despite all the blocking.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #174

    cabadenwurt

    Yes I agree with you Corrijean. I gather that the person in question is quite young and he took everything soooo serious which made things appear very humorous.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #175

    AlCzervik

    Haha! He still has me blocked, too!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #176

    cabadenwurt

    Well to sum up here at this point, I guess that is what we get for trying to sum up somebody else's thread. Laughing

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #177

    corrijean

    Maybe we should start a support group. Tongue Out

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #178

    fianchetto123

    how about this one...

    Below 2700-Patzers

    2700-2749-Woodpushers

    2750-2799-Average

    2800-2824-Above average

    2825-2849-Very good

    2850+  Super Duper

    200 and below-Astounding

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #179

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the info Fianchetto. That is an interesting idea, I imagine that 98 to 99% of the players on the planet would be in the Patzer class ( might upset a few people tho ). Smile

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #180

    AndyClifton

    Who was that little sum-it-up doofus btw?  I hope he has me blocked too (it's a matter of honor). Smile


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