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  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    24 Sep '10 21:45
    There seems to be a lot of sub 1800 players on this site polluting the fora with their drivel (1.d4 or 1.e4 ?) and blitz games. Should there not be a cull a very 6 months to get rid of them?

    Then when all members are 1800+ we can start getting rid of the sub 2000's so that we can begin to have a really decent chess site.
  2. 24 Sep '10 22:15
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    There seems to be a lot of sub 1800 players on this site polluting the fora with their drivel (1.d4 or 1.e4 ?) and blitz games. Should there not be a cull a very 6 months to get rid of them?

    Then when all members are 1800+ we can start getting rid of the sub 2000's so that we can begin to have a really decent chess site.
    Excellent idea, but I'm not sure you're going far enough. I've seen a few of the games going on around here and they're simply cluttered with pawns, way more than should be necessary. If you want a really good site, you could do without all the pawns.
  3. 24 Sep '10 22:33
    Originally posted by Meadows
    Excellent idea, but I'm not sure you're going far enough. I've seen a few of the games going on around here and they're simply cluttered with pawns, way more than should be necessary. If you want a really good site, you could do without all the pawns.
    I have a beef with the 5th rank and the c file.

    My proposal is a 7 X 7 board that reads.

    a b d e f g h

    1 2 3 4 6 7 8

    The extra file and rank just clutter up the forum.
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    24 Sep '10 22:37
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I have a beef with the 5th rank and the c file.

    My proposal is a 7 X 7 board that reads.

    a b d e f g h

    1 2 3 4 6 7 8

    The extra file and rank just clutter up the forum.
    It's always the rank and file getting in the way...
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    24 Sep '10 23:11
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I have a beef with the 5th rank and the c file.

    My proposal is a 7 X 7 board that reads.

    a b d e f g h

    1 2 3 4 6 7 8

    The extra file and rank just clutter up the forum.
    Advanced Fischer Chess!
    variable board. 😲
    That would sort the men (1800+) from the boyz!
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    24 Sep '10 23:27
    Why does the board have to be square? It would be cool if chess were less...square...
  7. 24 Sep '10 23:42
    Aren't we far enough into the future that we should be thinking in a third dimension?
  8. 25 Sep '10 00:43
    How about a square hole in the middle of the board.

    Just cut out the squares d4,d5,e4 and e5.

    The square hole could a wormhole.
    If you jump into the worm hole you can then place your piece
    onto any square on the board.

    White to play and mate in one.



    1.Ne4 (into the wormhole)



    Na6 mate.

    This can lead to postions like this.



    1.Re4 (into the wormhole) Re8+ not checkmate
    because Black can play 1...Be5 (into the wormhole) Bf8.



    Here. White to play and draw.



    1.Ke4 (into the wormhole) Ka5



    Stalemate next move.
  9. 25 Sep '10 00:50
    That was some good stuff.

    A friend on facebook sent me a page to a real variant called Hostage Chess.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.chessvariants.com/difftaking.dir/hostage.html

    You ever heard of this one?
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Sep '10 00:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    How about a square hole in the middle of the board.

    Just cut out the squares d4,d5,e4 and e5.

    The square hole could a wormhole.
    If you jump into the worm hole you can then place your piece
    onto any square on the board.

    White to play and mate in one.

    [fen]rk6/pnpP4/8/8/8/6N1/8/7K w - - 0 1[/fen]

    1.Ne4 (into the wormhole)

    [fen]rk6/pnpP ...[text shortened]... the wormhole) Ka5

    [fen]7r/1p6/pP6/K1p5/P1P5/8/7p/6k1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Stalemate next move.
    Wormwood would be an instant GM.