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sgainford

09-02-22, 12:51am
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subject: Chess Variant (Shuffle Chess)

"I believe Chess960 is Chess positively evolved. That from the first move both players have to come up with original strategies and cannot use well-known memorised thinking patterns like you can in orthodox Chess. To me, then, Chess960 is a game, or intellectual sport, more of tactics, strategy, and creativity rather than just memorisation.

However I think Chess960 has not taken off as well as it should have because of the illogical castling it has. I hope one day to see a shuffle chess variation that gets out of tradition and invents a better, more logical way of castling.

I"ve invented my own actually: One player mixes his minor and major pieces together, along with his King, then without looking picks up a piece and sets it on the back rank of the first square starting from the left. This continues until all pieces and the King are in their positions. The only rule, like chess960, is that the Bishops have to be on opposite colours. However unlike chess960 the King does not have to be between the two rooks. The King still has the power to castle with both rooks, and all the same castling rules apply. However, unlike the strange castling in chess960, in which wherever the rook and King is, the final resting positions after castling results to the position of how Chess1 or orthodox chess castling position is; with my way, the King just moves two places to the right or left and the rook goes on the other side of the King. If the King can not move over two spaces, because of being to close to the edge of the board, then it just replaces the rook"s position, the King thus only moving one position over. The ponds are set up like in Chess1 and the other player sets up his pieces so that black and white have a symmetrical position, like Chess960. This Chess variation creates even more random set positions then Chess960, making it even more interesting and with more possibilities in the opening, and throughout the whole game.
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 Andylein1989
club: AE

09-02-22, 12:37pm
(posts: 158)

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Chess Variant (Shuffle Chess) from sgainford
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"One can play Chess 960 once, but normal chess is in my opinion better!"

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