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  1. 27 Nov '05 17:08
    ok, remember the chess version you played at the meetup? For anybody who doesn't know what I'm talking about: You play in teams of 2, and you can put a piece your teammate knocks out and put it on your board.
    I know this would probably be very difficult to put into action, but could we have a tourney like that?
  2. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    27 Nov '05 17:10
    Originally posted by angie88
    ok, remember the chess version you played at the meetup? For anybody who doesn't know what I'm talking about: You play in teams of 2, and you can put a piece your teammate knocks out and put it on your board.
    I know this would probably be very difficult to put into action, but could we have a tourney like that?
    If it's possible (which i doubt it is), i'm in with bells on!!
  3. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    27 Nov '05 18:02
    Originally posted by angie88
    ok, remember the chess version you played at the meetup? For anybody who doesn't know what I'm talking about: You play in teams of 2, and you can put a piece your teammate knocks out and put it on your board.
    I know this would probably be very difficult to put into action, but could we have a tourney like that?
    I think it's called bughouse.

    It would be tough to put into action because of the programing involved, but also the rule conflicts. Since it's usually played as blitz, one cannot really wait very long to get a piece one wants. But in coorespondence someone could wait a very long time while their partener gets a piece they want. Though this could add an extra layer of strategy, it may make games last for a very long time.

    But I'm all for it. It doesn't make sense to me that bughouse should only be played with really short time controls.
  4. Standard member The Slow Pawn
    HIT THE LIGHTS
    27 Nov '05 19:41
    Originally posted by angie88
    ok, remember the chess version you played at the meetup? For anybody who doesn't know what I'm talking about: You play in teams of 2, and you can put a piece your teammate knocks out and put it on your board.
    I know this would probably be very difficult to put into action, but could we have a tourney like that?
    Angie,


    I've learned the game in Germany (it's called there tandem which makes kinda sense) ...

    I too would love to play it online but personally think that the possibility of this online is zero (for the many facts already stated) ...

    You safely back in Germany then my darling ?
  5. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    27 Nov '05 21:00
    I have played this while still at the 'basisschool' ((pre-)elimentery school it is called in English, I guess). Was a lot of fun, at least back then, fifteen to twenty years ago. Would like to actually play this again.

    I think it would be nice if one day a lot of chess variations could be played up here. I realize this is not the first priority, but it could attract a lot of paying members when it is implemented, so well worth the effort of building it I would think and say.
  6. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    27 Nov '05 21:39
    You can play it at some online chess blitz sites. I know for a fact that US Chess Live has it. I'd imagine that others do too.
  7. Standard member abejnood
    Independant Thinker
    27 Nov '05 22:45
    Isn't there another one, at playsite.com or something where you can do that?
  8. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    27 Nov '05 22:48
    Originally posted by abejnood
    Isn't there another one, at playsite.com or something where you can do that?
    But but but but but... I want it up here!
  9. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    27 Nov '05 23:19
    Transfer Chess (what it's called over here) wouldn't be nearly as fun under non-blitz timecontrols.