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- - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-02-08 03:30

>Actually that would have been my Draw Odds suggestion (stalemate and more pieces also win..., maybe things like no castle or opposite castle...), maybe they bring it in for FIDE/ICCF someday.


So here's our game, a variant of chess where black wins if a draw is achieved in any way, but it can't castle, while white can. That's it.

You can copy this fen to your GUI to check the opening position.

rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQ -


It's also a position from thematic Armageddon after these moves:

1. Na3 Nc6 2. Nb1 Rb8 3. Na3 Ra8 4. Nb1 Nb8 5. Na3 Nh6 6. Nb1 Rg8 7. Na3 Rh8 8. Nb1 Ng8

You can also chicken out and refuse to play, but I'd count that also as a win! :lol:
Parent - - By Antares (****) Date 2020-02-08 14:13
Uly, what have you done?
!YOU have just thrown a challenge into my naked face!
Wasn't you teached and told that this is not the very friendly kind?

Still i like that idea, suggesting only to add one of "my" other "additions":
- Side which stalemates wins
OR
- Side with K+piece(Q/R/B/N) vs. naked K wins
(hell, normally we should add both, but i sadly know you too well...)

You decide.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-02-08 17:10
The variant is already optimized for each side having 50% chance of winning, it's possible one of your untested changes drives your side to 90% chances of winning, so I'd rather keep pure Karmageddon.

...

Well, if you insist I'd have either of those options (you can decide) BUT I'd switch to the White side, it's theoretically loopsided in my favor, but who am I to complain about that?? :yell:
Parent - - By Antares (****) Date 2020-02-08 17:22
Uly, lets agree on stalemate-odds and let's go... :grin:

And no, it has hardly an impact, but still a funny gimmick...

And good news is: then it's tested! :lol:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-02-24 21:59
I have put all my effort in this game, haven't even looked at the other one :razz:

I was panicking because I couldn't find a single promising line for 1.d4 or 1.e4, what have I done when picking sides?? But I think if black can't castle the English is the strongest, I wasn't expecting that!

For my convenience let's pretend we're already on move 9 of this game:

1. Na3 Nc6 2. Nb1 Rb8 3. Na3 Ra8 4. Nb1 Nb8 5. Na3 Nh6 6. Nb1 Rg8 7. Na3 Rh8 8. Nb1 Ng8 9. c4

rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/2P5/8/PP1PPPPP/RNBQKBNR b KQ -
Parent - - By Antares (****) Date 2020-02-24 23:05
Two weeks ago it was Antares vs. Uly..., and i tried to negotiate a little salt into the soup you have thrown directly into my face...

Bad boy Uly. :lol:

:yell::yell::yell:
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-02-24 23:51
Well, you'd win this game if you manage to get 3-fold repetition, perpetual check, 50-move rule, insufficient material or if you stalemate me (or... '20mate me, ha! If you manage that I'm willing to give you a 0-2). Are you now going to surrender because you can't do any of them? :razz:
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