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  1. Standard member TomCr
    woodpusher
    06 Jul '10 02:25
    What is up with this setup, and why are they rated games? Additionally, I can't delete this game. I protest this enormously. I've never heard of this type of chess, and there is no point in playing it as a rated game. How can I delete the game without an effect on my rating?
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    06 Jul '10 05:07
    Uh, this topic is off topic for an off topic forum, Spanky!
  3. 06 Jul '10 06:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TomCr
    What is up with this setup, and why are they rated games? Additionally, I can't delete this game. I protest this enormously. I've never heard of this type of chess, and there is no point in playing it as a rated game. How can I delete the game without an effect on my rating?
    This Game 7574130 not rated.
    Give it up and your rating will not change. One loss in the Win/lose statistics, not more.
    Or play on...
  4. Standard member TomCr
    woodpusher
    06 Jul '10 15:02
    Uhm... While I agree that the random fischer style is not chess, it unfortunately is foisted upon us by the site.
  5. Standard member TomCr
    woodpusher
    06 Jul '10 15:03
    Thanks for the info on it not affecting my rating :-)
  6. 06 Jul '10 15:15
    Originally posted by TomCr
    Uhm... While I agree that the random fischer style is not chess, it unfortunately is foisted upon us by the site.
    It's not chess... It's sehcs.
  7. 06 Jul '10 15:55
    But you played a couple of moves.

    Did you not notice the strange set-up.

    Do you still get the dustbin in this chess?
    You could have trashed it before making a move.
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 Jul '10 20:35
    Originally posted by TomCr
    I protest this enormously.
    Think you'd need a few more protesters for that.
  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    07 Jul '10 22:59
    I appreciate this thread because I have been a little interested in Fischer Random chess, and I did not even know we could do it until now. I just found out how to do it, and I think it's cool that we have that option!
  10. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    07 Jul '10 23:11
    Does anyone know whether castling is supported for Fischer Random?
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    07 Jul '10 23:13
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Does anyone know whether castling is supported for Fischer Random?
    DirtySniper and I just started a game- I may learn the hard way!
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    07 Jul '10 23:19 / 1 edit
    I went ahead and started a game too - should be interesting. I remember playing it a while back on ICC, where they did support it.

    Edit - It's a bit of a shock really, not a lot like normal chess for the first bit. I just played some random move to start it out, but if you want to be good at it, the first move should actually require a good bit of thought!
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Jul '10 23:36
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Does anyone know whether castling is supported for Fischer Random?
    It's not.
  14. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    09 Jul '10 23:40
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    DirtySniper and I just started a game- I may learn the hard way!
    It was a great and fun game! In our particular game, I think the advantage of the first move was bigger than "normal", but the game still went back and forth. I would definitely play in a tournament for it.

    And I COMPLETELY agree with clandarkfire- the very first move is a "deep think" one!
  15. 09 Jul '10 23:46
    Yes it was a battle worthy of The Planet GreenPawn. Er.....??