[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Colorboundmost and Nearly Colorboundmost Chess. Games with all pieces either completely or almost completely colorbound. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]gnohmon wrote on 2002-08-12 UTC> If there are no captures, what does a 'mate' look like? It's what we call 'pictorial' mate. That is, if you look at the diagram it appears to be checkmate, even though the rules of the game do not permit capture. In other words, when it comes to check, the pieces have their normal powers. It's a funny situation, and although I cannot think of an example right now, I know that there are several variants that use this concept. For an example, what's the fastest foolsmate? 1 Ke1-e2+e2-e1, e7-e4+Ke2-e5 is a promising start, but now what? Kf6+g7-e5 is illegal -- cannot put self in check -- and K can retreat from check by Castling with b2 or h2. I said you can castle out of check, right? Maybe that was a wrong choice. The foolsmate is not easy to find.