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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-10-26
 By Gary K. Gifford. Indistinguishable Chess. Player pieces indistinguishable from each other. Board squares are indistinguishable. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2008-10-26 UTC
Mr. Jepps: Thank you for your idea involving the use of 1 set. Your suggestion - to take a 'standard chess set and switch the colors to every other.. so a White rook on a1, a Black Rook on a8, but then a Black Knight on b2 and then a White Knight on b8. .. etc' is yet another possible variation in setup... and I take it you would use a checkered board too? At any rate, your version could certainly play havoc with one's mind. As the brain would have to battle conflicting information.

I personally would still prefer to use a uni-color set because if I were playing standard chess I would not want my mind to start playing tricks on me with the idea of certain White pieces actually being Black pieces and visa versa. Others however, may not be bothered by this. One thing is certain, the chess positions would be very very wild... and each one an illusion. If okay with you, I can add the 'Jepps' setup idea to the page somewhere.