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Racing chess

First to the other side wins
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Racing chess is played between any number of competitors. Each competitor has a chess board with only the black pieces on. Each competitor takes it in turn to make one legal move on their board. The winner is the first to get all of their pieces correctly lined up on the far two ranks of squares in the correct order (i.e. in white's starting positions).
pocmloc, Sep 23 2021

Racing Kings https://en.wikipedi...t_of_chess_variants
Racing Kings: Players race kings to the 8th rank. Captures, but no checks or checkmate. [a1, Sep 23 2021]

A lot of arguments - a good topic for the Angerithm! https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Solving_chess
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       A variant: played on a normal board, with both white and black players. The winner is the first to get all of their (remaining) pieces onto the opponent's home places. Moving and taking as usual. Taking the king does not affect the gameplay.
pocmloc, Sep 23 2021
  

       I like this
hippo, Sep 23 2021
  

       Racing Chess seems a fairly minor tweak on Racing Kings.
a1, Sep 23 2021
  

       An algorithm that delivers the quickest result will quickly be determined, and once learned will be used by everyone. We used to play "give away chess" - a type of sacrfice game where the obejective was to loose pieces. A "method" was descovered that became a type of formula and once this was discovered the game was no fun any more.[+]
xenzag, Sep 23 2021
  

       //an algorithm that delivers the quickest result will quickly be determined //   

       Just how quickly a variant may be solved might be a way to grade if its worthwhile or not. Traditional chess is considered solvable - but not yet solved. Any "good" variant would be the same.
a1, Sep 23 2021
  

       Try it and see. The knights can advance first then the pawns with gaps to release the two bishops. Castling will enable the first rook to emerge, and so it goes. It won't take long..... a few minutes I imagine, but too lazy to try.....
xenzag, Sep 23 2021
  

       Yes this is similar to racing kings, but much more complex I think. And I did consider the existence of an optimum algorithm, but I wondered if there were too many choices to make it easily solvable.   

       Anyway, a stupid idea, feel free to mfd
pocmloc, Sep 23 2021
  

       //a good topic for the Angerithm!// Angry chess is a good idea in itself.
xenzag, Sep 23 2021
  

       I think I’m waiting for flying chess
xandram, Sep 23 2021
  

       I’m waiting for Cress Chess - chess played on a board made up of squares of different coloured live cress plants, with snail-themed pieces
hippo, Sep 23 2021
  

       Chest chess, played lying on your back
pocmloc, Sep 23 2021
  

       Chest Christ Cress Chess - playing Cress Chess with little Christ-resembling pieces, while lying on your back
hippo, Sep 23 2021
  

       ^and flying!
xandram, Sep 23 2021
  

       Chessterfield. You play with giant pieces of vulgar furniture modeled with Chesterfield drawer features.
xenzag, Sep 23 2021
  
      
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