1. Standard memberKellyJay
    Walk your Faith
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    12 Apr '09 09:30
    Team chess, four players.
    Each team has a player with white and one with black.
    When a white player takes a piece his team mate playing black on his
    next move can either play what he has on the board or place the piece
    his team mate just won any where he wants with few exceptions.

    Exceptions pawns cannot be put on the 8th rank to be queened right
    away; however, they can be placed on the 7th. All other chess rules
    apply, must block check and so on.

    This would be fun here too, we play it OTB in 4 min blitz, makes for
    crazy games during lunch at work.
    Kelly
  2. Standard memberrandolph
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    12 Apr '09 18:08
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Team chess, four players.
    Each team has a player with white and one with black.
    When a white player takes a piece his team mate playing black on his
    next move can either play what he has on the board or place the piece
    his team mate just won any where he wants with few exceptions.

    Exceptions pawns cannot be put on the 8th rank to be queened right
    aw ...[text shortened]... fun here too, we play it OTB in 4 min blitz, makes for
    crazy games during lunch at work.
    Kelly
    One of the key strategies in bughouse is the "stall", running the time down on your clock while waiting for your partner to checkmate or get the required pieces. Somehow I don't think that that would work on here.
  3. Standard memberKellyJay
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    22 Apr '09 10:19
    Originally posted by randolph
    One of the key strategies in bughouse is the "stall", running the time down on your clock while waiting for your partner to checkmate or get the required pieces. Somehow I don't think that that would work on here.
    I agree when we play it during lunch those are 4 min games, but so
    what? Timed over the board chess is different than what we do here
    it doesn't mean it isn't as fun.
    Kelly
  4. Standard memberIchibanov
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    22 Apr '09 19:51
    Well, it would certainly introduce a new dimension to the stall. I can just see someone waiting until it's 3am in their opponent's (or opponent's partner's) time-zone to make a move during a stall situation. But then there's the conditional move function to counteract that effect. Of course that would need to be modified to take into account "If I have a knight in hand on the move" etc.

    In the end, I think the global nature of the site will have an adverse affect on a game which depends so much on relative clock position of diagonal opponents and interaction between partners. But I really can't say it'd be impossible and I'd actually love to give it a try if Russ were to implement it.

    Maybe it'd be better/easier to have this added to the blitz site first.
  5. Standard memberKellyJay
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    24 Apr '09 19:49
    Originally posted by Ichibanov
    Well, it would certainly introduce a new dimension to the stall. I can just see someone waiting until it's 3am in their opponent's (or opponent's partner's) time-zone to make a move during a stall situation. But then there's the conditional move function to counteract that effect. Of course that would need to be modified to take into account "If I have a k ...[text shortened]... lement it.

    Maybe it'd be better/easier to have this added to the blitz site first.
    Now that would be outstanding as well.
    Kelly
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