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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    06 Jan '18 02:03
    You may not move a non-pawn onto your opponent's side of the board until all your non-pawns have moved.
  2. 06 Jan '18 04:15
    I take it you don't like pinning your opponent's knight with your bishop.
  3. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    06 Jan '18 04:29
    I think quick mates are a chess design flaw
  4. 06 Jan '18 15:02
    Last I heard, a pinned knight isn't a mate.
  5. 07 Jan '18 13:08
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    You may not move a non-pawn onto your opponent's side of the board until all your non-pawns have moved.
    I understand. Don't start attacking until you've developed all your pieces. Pretty good general rule, but if my opponent is open to a mating attack or leaves material hanging, I'll happily munch on every tasty morsel they give me, even if I'm not fully developed. 😀
  6. 07 Jan '18 13:31
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    You may not move a non-pawn onto your opponent's side of the board until all your non-pawns have moved.
    Well, that's the Ruy Lopez f&*#ed. And the Nimzo.
  7. 07 Jan '18 20:22
    Not a chess rule as such, but early in the chess years, it was considered 'unsportsmanship' to take the queen early in the game.

    Not sure where I read it. Maybe someone can shed light on this!?
  8. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    07 Jan '18 22:02
    I had came up with 2 rules of my own, although of course the chess world will never see them.
    These are as follows:

    1. Dismissal

    If one of your pawns has not yet been committed to the battlefield i.e. still on it's "home square"
    then it can simply be removed from the board.

    This is called a 'dismissal', possibly noted as, say for example Df2
    if White wished to remove the pawn on f2 to open up the castled Rook's file.

    This move drops a pawn, but could open up lines of attack against the enemy King,
    and which can be played at any time (except if resulting in check against own King).

    2.Demotion

    To spice things up a bit, a Knight or Bishop on the 7th rank (opponent's 2nd rank) could be demoted to a pawn,
    and so being one step away from Queening.

    I've given this one less thought than the 1st rule, but sounds fun either way.

    Anyone else have any wacky rule ideas?

    ~64
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    07 Jan '18 23:17
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    I think quick mates are a chess design flaw
    I think the possibility of a quick kill makes the game more exciting. It forces accurate play right out of the opening.
  10. Subscriber lemondrop
    The Art of War
    08 Jan '18 02:56
    my father, who taught me the game, would say "en garde" whenever my queen was threatened
    kept me from hanging many a queen
    it would become an unwritten rule
  11. 08 Jan '18 03:26
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    I think quick mates are a chess design flaw
    So do most girls.
  12. 09 Jan '18 08:08
    During my childhood we were told to say "Check Ma" when we threatened our opponent's Q. We were told it was a rule. That was about 45 years ago.