Displacement Chess - reverse symmetry

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In displacement Chess, the king and queen of one side is interchanged. Game exactly as in chess except for castling rules.

Allow flexible castling which allows King to move one to three steps towards rook instead of just two. E.g. white can here castle (if no pieces in between)by moving king 3 spaces towards rook on b1 and rook next to king on c1.

White can also castle by moving king to d1 and rook on a1 to e1.

 

What do you guys think about this variation. Opening theory is out !

staggerlee

The flexible castling sounds pretty interesting.  I'd have to play a few games like this to see how it went.  It's close enough to regular chess though that I almost feel like asking "what's the point?"  It's also worth noting that the position is really just one position out of many of chess960 or Fischer Random. 

zxzyz
staggerlee wrote:

The flexible castling sounds pretty interesting.  I'd have to play a few games like this to see how it went.  It's close enough to regular chess though that I almost feel like asking "what's the point?"  It's also worth noting that the position is really just one position out of many of chess960 or Fischer Random. 


Basically to restart opening theory but play an almost identical game - Flexible castling and reverse symmetry will affect the openings drastically.

Note that this is NOT a position out of chess 960. In Fischer Random black's setup mirrors whites exactly .. Note that the white king is opposite black's queen.

We can use two slightly different positions from this type of game - the position shown above OR keeping black's setup the same and interchanging white's king and queen.

5-cell

With this kind of variation there is no more Open game, Sicilian, Queen's gambit, Nimzo-Indian, Latvian gambit,


or Fool's mate. I think this is kind of cool that it's not symmetrical.