Quote<hr><hr><i>Originally posted by: <b>mj</b></i>My problem with chess is that the rules are the same every game, so memorisation is too important.Chess would be a much better game, if in each game the rules changed enough that learning openings didn't help you."Chess variants" has a bunch of variations.On the free internet chess server "freechess.org" there are a few variations and I am sure MJ's going to like it. One is Suicide where the objective is to get checkmated and the rules of movement on the board are the same but as soon as you are offered a piece on the board you have to take it , you can't play any other move. Typically people try and get themselves "checked" , I think all the contrarian fund managers would win this version of the chess game. There are a couple of other interesting one called Kriegspiel where you don't see your opponents move and a referee adjudicates whether the move was fine.. And finally my personal favorite i forgot the name where any piece you capture you get to decide if you want to keep on the board and work for you or let the piece go , interesting thing being if you capture the opponent queen you get to keep her but incase the opponent does manage to get his queen back , she goes back to work for him ;-( .. (unfaithful queens)
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on January 22nd, 2003, 11:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.