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Uber Chess

Chess for hardcore memory gurus
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OK, this is chess, but all pieces are blue for both players.

On the underside of each players pieces is either a black or white dot.

Basically normal rules apply except you have to remember which pieces are yours.

In general if you make a move thats stands contradictory (by the normal rules) to the hidden colour of any piece involved in it (its checked by the other player), the move is void and things stay the same.

If its a case of moving your opponents piece, you also forfeit your next go.

But if you take any of your own pieces in the process however, the move isn't void and you lose them.

I'm rubbish as it currently stands due to my poor memory, but thought if I could modify the rules in order to lose sooner, I could minimise the embarrassment.

dooper, Apr 06 2004

chess anyone? http://www.dpchalle...e.php?IMAGE_ID=7701
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Stefan Zweig: The Royal Game and Other Stories http://www.amazon.c...41914060/halfbakery
The short story [theircompetitor] remembers, German "Die Schachnovelle". It's Stefan Zweig's best known work, and the last piece of prose he completed before committing suicide in exile 1942. [jutta, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       One step better: play the game with blue checkers...
DrCurry, Apr 06 2004
  

       No need to use a board, either.
phundug, Apr 06 2004
  

       ...in the dark
eyeguy, Apr 06 2004
  

       I thought this would have a clause talking about the challenge mechanism - something like "If you question the legitimacy of a move and you're right, you get an extra move; if you're wrong, your opponent gets to move twice."
jutta, Apr 06 2004
  

       There was a famour 19th or early 20th century short story about a guy who came out of prison, where he had played chess in his mind for multiple years. Upon exiting, he's able to beat the reigning world champion, but he's afraid that he'll go mad.
theircompetitor, Apr 06 2004
  

       Ah nice touch jutta...also thought one could just have it as an "uber upgrade" kit, aka a can of blue spray paint and some stickers.
dooper, Apr 06 2004
  

       I think it would be better if you couldn't tell which piece was which, as well.
waugsqueke, Apr 06 2004
  

       Super-Uber Chess : The co-ordinates don't actually correspond to the positions on the board. eg. if you want to move your queen from E4 to E6, you have to move it to B3. If the other player had a piece on 'the position known as E5' (actually , for example, F8) , things could get very interesting. You could set new corresponding positions before each match.   

       A diagram would make it so much easier to explain this...
blueturtle, Apr 06 2004
  

       I knew a guy who could beat my computerized board, without any pieces.
RayfordSteele, Apr 06 2004
  

       this should go up on X-Factor as Extreme Hardcore chess
mailtosalonga, Apr 06 2004
  

       You know, a blindfold chess expert could just shut their eyes.
Detly, Apr 06 2004
  

       Po, that photo makes my brain hurt. -- I like this idea... Should be played on a non-checkered white on white grid...
futurebird, Apr 08 2004
  
      
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