And Yet MORE Silly Rules In Chess lol

  • #201

    And a compass.

  • #202

    pointing north and drawing circles.

  • #203

    Crop circles?

  • #204

    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 ). 

  • #205

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

  • #206
    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.

  • #207

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

  • #208

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

  • #209
    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.

  • #210

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

  • #211
    cabadenwurt wrote:

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

    ...and some not so good!  Laughing

  • #212

    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.

  • #213

    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

  • #214

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

  • #215

    Maybe, but Team 960 is nerve wracking!

  • #216

    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

  • #217

    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

  • #218

    I may soon have to start a " Silly Threads " item in these forums as the above mentioned thread on Morphy is still on the go and it is going downhill fast. Therefore a good question might be: how silly can a thread get ?

  • #219

    You weren't here when somebody won a contest through bondage of the leather variety.

  • #220

    Or dedicated four years to having borgqueen tech him English, specifically as it pertains to the phrase "strategically position". Or argued with all comers about how the sky was not blue. Or posed as chess.com's ultimate villain, an admitted cheater with an axe to grind and a custom developed engine to test....

    The list is long.

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