# Chess - transformation from nerd game to Jock Sport!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #1

As everyone knows chess is a game of nerds... well not anymore.

From now on anybody can play chess not just nerds, jocks even jocks who can't play chess!

How is the game played?

Chess - the Jock Sport is played between two teams - each team has 16 members.  8 represent the pawns,  2 represent the bishops and so on. The team captain represents the king.

Two chessplayers preferrable two chess nerds will be the team captains.

The playing area is a large field (like a football field) with checkered dark/light squares like a chess board. Each team must setup their members in the proper squares to  start chess.  Each teammember except the captain will hold a football in his/her hand. (This can be changed to a soccer version too for Non-us football) note that americans dont normally kick a football - they carry it in their hand and run.

An additional person - the referee in conjunction with other spectators or by himself will have to record the chess moves and check to see if each move is legal. Each team has 10 seonds to execute a move.

To carry out a move, the team captain will shout to the referee in algebric notation e.g. e2-e4. The referee will record and start the timer. Now the team member at e2 must move to e4 square. The captain can yell "Hey Joe Patz go 2 squares ahead" if the player does not understand where to go. Then the player holds the ball and runs to e4 and sets the ball on the ground. (Non-us can kick the ball and run to e4 ) At the end of the  move, the player must be in the new square with the ball. Now, any member of the opposite team except the king (or captain) can tackle the moving player and prevent him from moving to that square. If they do so then they can now cause that side to lose a move. You cannot tackle though if you have just checked their king. And kings cannot tackle or be tackled.

If a side tries to tackle the enemy player but cannot prevent the move, then the tacklers must quickly return to their original squares (in 3 seconds) but concurrently their team captain's 10 seconds to make the next move starts. Thus they have 3 seconds to return and 7 to make new move.

. If they succeeded in tackling the enemy they get a little extra time (5 seconds) and only after that 5 s is the 10 second clock started for the next move.

If any side makes an illegal move (like moving to wrong square) they lose that turn. However, if in check and make a wrong move - they lose the game. Note if you are in check - you cannot be tackled when you make the move to prevent the check.

If a side cannot make a move on time they lose that turn. If they were in check they lose the game.

So , the game ends with checkmate, or  wrong/illegal  move when in check or run out of time during check.

the team captains must have very good board vision over the large field, and the referees must be vigilant to make sure that illegal moves are caught.

Better to have the stronger jocks play the queen, rooks, and bishops since they are long range pieces and require a lot of running.

So there dont forget to tune in to ESPN or whatever sports network in you region for the game Chess - the Jock Sport!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #2

The kings of old played the game that way, with actual people playing as the pieces.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #3

I like it, but maybe give the king a paintball gun or something. Give him something to do while he's standing around.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #4
dlordmagic wrote:

The kings of old played the game that way, with actual people playing as the pieces.

And actual weapons instead of just tackling.