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paulvalle 112 ( +1 | -1 )
semi blindfold chess Hi, just invented a new way to play chess. Start with no pieces on the board. Then you start to play, and as each piece is moved, they enter the board. Eccept from this, everything else is straight forward chess. (I hate "chess variants")

an example
1.e4
White puts a white pawn on the e4-square. The rest of the board is empty
1...e5
Black puts a black pawn on e5, now you just have one white pawn on e4, and a black pawn on e5.
...etc. get the picture?
Atleast one of the players should keep a score sheet, just in case an argument arises of wether or not there is a pawn on h3, etc.

I know that this idea seems kind of lame, but I urge you to try it out. (After you have mastered this kind of chess, then you can move on to playing with just the board, no pieces. Each player just says his move out loud. When you get of hang of that, it's time for pure blind fold chess!)

Try it out and tell me what you think :)

Me and a friend tried playing this form of chess for the first time, dead drunk, blitz, sunday 3:00 am. Extremly fun.
acne 5 ( +1 | -1 )
that's a very good idea and i want to try it.
tulkos 7 ( +1 | -1 )
blimdfold chess is great for the memory. you learn a lot from it.sounds like a nice Idea,paul!
honololou 10 ( +1 | -1 )
it seems… that a good strategy would be to avoid moving your king for as long as possible
refutor 9 ( +1 | -1 )
why? it's pretty easy to remember where the king is...especially with the board in front of you ;)
brunetti 21 ( +1 | -1 )
IMHO this game is quite easy to play, since the pieces you can't see, you know they're in their start squares, or either have been captured and, I think, you can see them at the side of the board.

Alex
honololou 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Now I see… I thought the pieces didn't exist until they were placed on the board. That would be interesting but perhaps also a bit silly.
paulvalle 20 ( +1 | -1 )
brunetti You’re right brunetti, it’s quite easy. But I swear I had a hard time playing, that Sunday morning, drunk as hell. But I still think some of the 12-1400 players might get something out of it.