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Female chess players are required to play in minimal clothing...
... so as to prevent cheating :)
Then again, it sort of encourages a different form of "cheating."
Not sure if it is already a "thing", but my old high school buddy and I used to enjoy a game of what we called "losing chess". Simple object: The winner is the one to lose all his pieces first.
There are actually two interesting rules that used to be actual rules of the game but have since been removed.
One is that you can promote a pawn to a piece of the opposite colour. For instance:
In the diagram, white (with the move) promotes to a black knight and checkmates!
The other old rule was to do with the definition of castling. Castling was originally allowed between the king (who hasn't moved) and any rook that hasn't moved, in the same line as the king. To demonstrate:
In this position, white can play 0-0-0-0-0-0-0, moving his king (which we assume hasn't moved) to e3 and the rook (which is a promoted rook that hasn't moved since promotion) to e2.
On the 40th move if your opponent still has her queen you can douse it in lighter fluid and set it on fire.
if you manage to get 4 pawns in a row on the 7th rank, yuo win!
i wish someone would make a website where you can play chess a 4x the normal size! This means 2 kings/queens, 4 rooks, 16 pawns, 256 squares, ex.. You would still have 2 lines, a line of pawns, and a line of minor and major pieces. The board would be 16x16 instead of 8x8. Work on it someone! IT WOULD BE SO AWESOME!!!
@Meelyman...most average players found difficult 2 keep track of 64 squares n 32 pieces if we would've had so many pieces rating would drop another 300 to 400 points. ...hahahhaha..:-)
If a player is reduced to zero pieces (except king) and cannot reduce the other players pieces (except king) to zero in the following move, it's a loss.
Should make endgames more worthwhile to play out, and avoid lots of draw situations.
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
by Somebodysson a few minutes ago
Alekhine's Defense Brilliancy - destroyed a guy in only 7 moves :O
by noobcakeslol a few minutes ago
Game Abandoned? No, I was just thinking.
by TitanCG 5 minutes ago
12/6/2013 - Mate in 8
by slowhare 6 minutes ago
Thursday at Attica
by MidnightExpress1 7 minutes ago
Chess By Post
by TitanCG 8 minutes ago
How many knight + bishop endgame mates have actually happened in your games ?
by jurassicmark 9 minutes ago
why e4 is better than d4.
by Scottrf 11 minutes ago
by Cogwheel 12 minutes ago
Retropenings ... How did we get here ?
by pelly13 12 minutes ago
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