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'Real' chess - the Best chess variant?



 
 
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Old July 4th 03, 10:55 AM
dragmio
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Default 'Real' chess - the Best chess variant?

This is from the www.chessvariants.com:

"'Real chess' is one of those games in the family that predates Fischer's
proposal by more than half a century.
This game was invented by E. I. Csaszar in 1934. (...)
The game starts with only the pawns on their respective opening squares.
(...)
Players put a piece on their baseline one by one: white places a piece, then
black
places a piece. (...)

This version adds a new element to the game: the skill of making a good
setup. Already
after the setup phase, before a `real' move has been played, one of the
players may have
a possibly decisive advantage (for players of approximately even strength)."


IMHO this is by far the best chess variant, and the only one that really
improves on current FIDE version. All those new pieces and different sized
boards in most of the other variants are too puerile and sometimes plain
silly. Fischerrandom is ... well, too random.

Does anyone agree?

dragmio


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Old July 4th 03, 11:00 AM
Anders Carlsson
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Default 'Real' chess - the Best chess variant?

"dragmio" writes:

Players put a piece on their baseline one by one:
white places a piece, then black places a piece. (...)


Didn't chess studies all of a sudden become much more complex,
when you might have to study all opening combinations of the
"important" pieces and how to counter which type of play?

On the other hand, chess tactics might be more focused on parsing
new positions rather than learning the classics from a book.

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Anders Carlsson
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Old July 4th 03, 06:09 PM
King Leopold
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Default 'Real' chess - the Best chess variant?

Real chess is hard enough for me to learn, never mind all those variants.
Leopold


"dragmio" wrote in message
...
This is from the www.chessvariants.com:

"'Real chess' is one of those games in the family that predates Fischer's
proposal by more than half a century.
This game was invented by E. I. Csaszar in 1934. (...)
The game starts with only the pawns on their respective opening squares.
(...)
Players put a piece on their baseline one by one: white places a piece,

then
black
places a piece. (...)

This version adds a new element to the game: the skill of making a good
setup. Already
after the setup phase, before a `real' move has been played, one of the
players may have
a possibly decisive advantage (for players of approximately even

strength)."


IMHO this is by far the best chess variant, and the only one that really
improves on current FIDE version. All those new pieces and different sized
boards in most of the other variants are too puerile and sometimes plain
silly. Fischerrandom is ... well, too random.

Does anyone agree?

dragmio




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Old July 8th 03, 06:29 AM
LeModernCaveman
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Default 'Real' chess - the Best chess variant?

This is from the www.chessvariants.com:

"'Real chess' is one of those games in the family that predates Fischer's
proposal by more than half a century.
This game was invented by E. I. Csaszar in 1934. (...)
The game starts with only the pawns on their respective opening squares.
(...)
Players put a piece on their baseline one by one: white places a piece, then
black
places a piece. (...)

This version adds a new element to the game: the skill of making a good
setup. Already
after the setup phase, before a `real' move has been played, one of the
players may have
a possibly decisive advantage (for players of approximately even strength)."


IMHO this is by far the best chess variant, and the only one that really
improves on current FIDE version. All those new pieces and different sized
boards in most of the other variants are too puerile and sometimes plain
silly. Fischerrandom is ... well, too random.

Does anyone agree?

dragmio


How about one player sets up the board and the other chooses the side?


 




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