[ 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 Simplified Chess. Missing description (8x7, Cells: 56) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] David Paulowich wrote on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 02:23 PM UTC:There are seven rules. (or removal of rules...) quoted in this comment (to preserve their current form): 'Actually there are seven rules removed from FIDE Chess. 1. There is one less row. The board is 7x8 2. There is no check/check mate. You win by King capture. 3. There are no Draws. 4. There is no double move for pawns. Pawns will always move one space. There is no en-passant. 5. There is no castling. 6. A pawn may only promote to a captured piece [QRNB] and not move to the last row unless there is a piece to promote to. 7. If a player can only legally move his King, he loses.' IF A PLAYER CANNOT LEGALLY MOVE HIS KING, Rule 7 does not apply! IF A PLAYER CANNOT LEGALLY MOVE HIS KING, Rule 7 does not apply!! IF A PLAYER CANNOT LEGALLY MOVE HIS KING, Rule 7 does not apply!!! 'David, You're blockade example, which you are clearly proud of discovering, is a lose for the side that can not move. See rule 7's last sentence. I'll add examples, it's a good idea. Please refrain from rating a game until you've played it.' That was, I assume, John Lewis replying to my [2008-05-08] comment. Statements like that will not impress anyone who actually understands the English language. I 'played' games of Shatranj in 2005, posted [2005-03-08] on the Shatranj Comments/Ratings page, and FIDE Chess in 2008, both ending with the King (belonging to the player whose turn it was) stuck in a corner, surrounded by friendly pieces, which in turn are completely blocked by Pawns (friendly and unfriendly). John Lewis and Rich Hutnik (see his 2008-05-09 comment on this page) continue to pretend that those games do not exist and ignore the lessons they teach.