1. Joined
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    14 Nov '05 18:24
    It would be nice to play Fischer Random Chess on here (http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/Fischer_Random_Chess.html) , hopefully not as much work as it sounds:

    Random board order generator would be required

    Castling rules in the move engine would have to be extended, these are compatible with standard rules in the standard start position.

    Fisher Random Chess option would have to be added to game creation options.

    Initially FRC games should probably be excluded from Ratings.

    If FRC games become ratable, the option to back out of a game before the first move might need to be removed for FRC games.
  2. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    bigdogghouse.com/RHP
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    15 Nov '05 21:01
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Initially FRC games should probably be excluded from Ratings.
    Or better yet, give everyone a separate rating for FR.
  3. Standard memberzakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    Burlington, KY
    Joined
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    15 Nov '05 23:55
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    It would be nice to play Fischer Random Chess on here (http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/Fischer_Random_Chess.html) , hopefully not as much work as it sounds:

    Random board order generator would be required

    Castling rules in the move engine would have to be extended, these are compatible with standard rules in the standard start position.

    Fisher Rando ...[text shortened]... , the option to back out of a game before the first move might need to be removed for FRC games.
    In case you don't know about it, www.schemingmind.com has Fischer Random Chess aka Chess 960.
  4. Joined
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    16 Nov '05 12:001 edit
    Originally posted by zakkwylder
    In case you don't know about it, www.schemingmind.com has Fischer Random Chess aka Chess 960.
    I already found that and am playing chess 960 there. Scheming mind is not quite as well designed a site, but has more features. Some comparisons (all strictly my own opinion of course)

    A) SM has "pyramids" -which are better than sieges.
    B) SM has chess 960
    C) SM gives paying users ability to set up & start mini-tournaments
    D) SM gives user "Take Back" feature on analysis board
    E) RHP has a better Clan System.
    F) RHP has more interesting forums
    G) RHP "look" and feel" is better.
    H) RHP has bagged the best URLs.
    I) Scheming mind gives more benefits to non-paying subscribers

    Sorry Russ!
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