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  1. 16 Nov '11 19:52 / 1 edit
    I think it would be very interesting to make the following changes to the game: remove all four rooks and replace them with knights, so that each side would have four knights. Then all your pieces could enter the game very quickly and you wouldn't need castling in order to get the clumsy rooks into play.

    The play would be incredibly sharp and tactical, hence more entertaining.

    In this variant, there would thus be no castling, so it would be simpler to learn the rules.
  2. 16 Nov '11 20:28
    I think you need a really good nights sleep............
  3. 16 Nov '11 20:44
    .....and so it is done. I just challenged you to such a game. Good luck.
  4. 16 Nov '11 20:45
    I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T NAME IT "HORSE PLAY"!!!!!??!??!?~!?!?!@!?!?
  5. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    16 Nov '11 21:31
    Since you are the only two players of this variation in existence this would make your game the first World Championship of Horse Play Chess.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    16 Nov '11 21:48
    Originally posted by homedepotov
    I think it would be very interesting to make the following changes to the game: remove all four rooks and replace them with knights, so that each side would have four knights. Then all your pieces could enter the game very quickly and you wouldn't need castling in order to get the clumsy rooks into play.

    The play would be incredibly sharp and tactical ...[text shortened]...

    In this variant, there would thus be no castling, so it would be simpler to learn the rules.
    Castling also helps the King get out of the center faster.

    I think it was Tarrasch who said "a Knight on b3 [b6] is always bad." Where else does the poor a1 [a8] Knight have to go but b3 [b6]?
  7. 16 Nov '11 23:45
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    .....and so it is done. I just challenged you to such a game. Good luck.
    How did you do it? It tried but when I set up the board I was told it was an illegal position and the button that sends a challenge disappeared. 🙁
  8. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    17 Nov '11 11:11 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by homedepotov
    I think it would be very interesting to make the following changes to the game: remove all four rooks and replace them with knights, so that each side would have four knights. Then all your pieces could enter the game very quickly and you wouldn't need castling in order to get the clumsy rooks into play.

    The play would be incredibly sharp and tactical ...[text shortened]...

    In this variant, there would thus be no castling, so it would be simpler to learn the rules.
    Ok..... let's make it really simple.

    8 pawns, 8 Kings.

    Normal rules for pawns, but not King as King can take King, because King can approach K adjacent square.

    "Last Man Standing" comes to mind.

    OH! And if you promote a pawn.... you get a ...... you guessed it....King. 😀 😀

    -m.

    Shall we play chequers with golf rules instead? 😲

    Edit: Actually, on further thought, my game sounds a lot more interesting and revolutional than yours... anybody care to set one up? 😏

    Edit2: please don't.... check by pawns only would just be an impossible joke... RFLMAO
  9. 17 Nov '11 15:08
    The original suggestion is probably too modest to get onto the Chess Variants page (www.chessvariants.org). However a similar variant is Knights Supreme Chess, in which all bishops and rooks are replaced by knights. You can play a game against a rather feeble computer opponent here: http://play.chessvariants.org/erf/KnightSu.html
  10. 17 Nov '11 15:45
    I always thought King + 8 pawns for white v. King plus Queen for black might be a good game. I suspect black wins most of the time, so maybe two rooks instead of the queen would be better.