I think chess needs to be updated

LionVanHalen

Problem is...

Chess could be great spectator sport?

Late Night Chess... two top GM, slow blitz or rapid..,

We have great tv?!

Maybe dress up GM with designer suit... disco dance song... studio audience... dancing girls...

People like Lion and Gothic will change game, make better yes?!

bong711
LionVanHalen wrote:

Problem is...

Chess could be great spectator sport?

Late Night Chess... two top GM, slow blitz or rapid..,

We have great tv?!

Maybe dress up GM with designer suit... disco dance song... studio audience... dancing girls...

People like Lion and Gothic will change game, make better yes?!

Make Chess TV game show format like post #198

SpoonFinderGeneral

Yeah, the rules need updated bigly. To suit the modern attention span. A blunder should result in a pie in the face while an air horn sounds to some strobe lighting. A draw should be decided by arm wrestling and a stalemate should activate a trap door where both players drop into a tank of brightly coloured gunge.

OK, chess may lose a little of its valuable, meditative quality but think of the ratings!

;)

Bruskasse

Havent read through the whole thread but I think with the advent of deep learning/AI, there will be a gradual change in tactics among the top players. There will be made an effort to mimic how the machines play, like more agressive sacrificing etc... BTW,  I am NOT an expert on the topichappy.png Changing the rules too drastically will alienate the established audience and perhaps gain another younger crowd. I dont really mind draws that much, it makes the more agressive games all the more enjoyable.

AndBell
bong711 wrote:
bong711 wrote:

Just for laughs  i propose speed chess players use voice activated chess clock. Or have a large chess clock 10 meters away from the board.

10 meters back and forth from chessboard to chess clock is easy. I'll add obstacle. Chess players must be barefooted and pass thru the obstacle path.

 

 

How about a blitz game with 4000 lb. Cast concrete pieces.  It requires both chess skill and experience as a heavy equipment operator. 

Bruskasse
bong711 skrev:
LionVanHalen wrote:

Problem is...

Chess could be great spectator sport?

Late Night Chess... two top GM, slow blitz or rapid..,

We have great tv?!

Maybe dress up GM with designer suit... disco dance song... studio audience... dancing girls...

People like Lion and Gothic will change game, make better yes?!

Make Chess TV game show format like post #198

I am from Norway and therefore might be a bit influenced by the recent chess-craze but our national broadcaster NRK really does a good job at turning chess into a spectators sport. We also have slow-TV, for example watching logs burn or a trainride meter by meter.

bong711
bong711 wrote:
LionVanHalen wrote:

Problem is...

Chess could be great spectator sport?

Late Night Chess... two top GM, slow blitz or rapid..,

We have great tv?!

Maybe dress up GM with designer suit... disco dance song... studio audience... dancing girls...

People like Lion and Gothic will change game, make better yes?!

Make Chess TV game show format like post #198

We could make tag team chess match. After one player makes a move, he run over the obstacle path, punch the chess clock, his partner runs over the obstacle path, makes a move. The cycle repeats.

LionVanHalen

Carlsen with shades and suit... Kaspy with waistcoat and cigar... dance girls... classic disco sing along... alcohol... is fun yes?!

Lion should run Chess?

What could go wrong...

bong711
LionVanHalen wrote:

Carlsen with shades and suit... Kaspy with waistcoat and cigar... dance girls... classic disco sing along... alcohol... is fun yes?!

Lion should run Chess?

What could go wrong...

Dance Girls? I love it!

bong711
bong711 wrote:
LionVanHalen wrote:

Carlsen with shades and suit... Kaspy with waistcoat and cigar... dance girls... classic disco sing along... alcohol... is fun yes?!

Lion should run Chess?

What could go wrong...

Dance Girls? I love it!

I want the next World Chess Championship held in Seoul. Love to see Kpop girls dancing in the background wink.png

LionVanHalen

Another good idea... exotic location?

So how about... eiffel tower, sydney opera... Maccu Piccu?!

Carlsen v Kaspy, yes?

But how they get up there?

Helicopter... what about dancing girls and audience? 

Do not worry...

Lion is on the case.

bong711

Lion... Hawaii? Bahamas? Rio? Borabora? Maldives? You pick.

LionVanHalen

Bahamas or Rio...

Lion is trying to get Kasparov...

LionVanHalen

Seriously though... remember Kasparov v Anand WC.

Held up former freedom tower, new york?

Now that got some media attention... and some great game.

And was best of 20, no tiebreak...

Fide make lot of mistake.

bong711

To make the venue unique and catch media attention, I suggest Sahara Desert or Alaska Tundra. 1st to win 6 games win the title. Or win if one player QUIT.

LionVanHalen

No way..,

Rio or bust.

LionVanHalen

Probably bust to be honest...

bong711

Rio Carnival dancers would be part of event, wherever.

bong711

Both players will have special muse. I choose one. Adrianna Lima. Who is your choice Mr. Lion?