In 1995 I Invented a chess variant called Nuclear Chess, or Dead Square. Recently this variant has become very popular, and is played in
coffee houses and street chess throughout the Pacific NorthWest, especialy Portland Oregon.
A brief synopsis follows, for deeper investigation visit:
The Dead Square Homepage.
Check out The Brotherhood, dedicated to
Nuclear Chess and Mind Expansion.
The Official Nuclear Chess Game Page: http://www.angelfire.com/pq/YAHOSHUAH/nuclear.html
The game of Nuclear Chess has become quite popular in Portland Oregon, where I live, and from what I've heard, in Japan also. I am trying to get this game recognized as it is challenging and fun. Since it is relatively new, there is much to be explored in this variation.
Game play tends to be highly aggressive, and it is a great way to improve ones Tactical Prowess. Have fun, and enjoy.
Please contact me if you have any comments or questions regarding the game.jeshields_(email removed contact us for address) oo.com