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 By Gary K. Gifford. Indistinguishable Chess. All pawns and pieces appear the same in color and size, for both sides. The board has no 'dark' squares.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2008-11-02 UTC
Joe: I just read your comment... many thanks. In regard to the pre-set, Should there be one? Could we trust people to play using all White pieces on a white board? In regard to knowing the Flying Hippopotamus Opening, which I take is a joke (but maybe not), I do know the Old Hippo opening. Davide Rozzoni, established chess author Bill Wall, and I collaborated on a chess book called, 'Winning with the Krazy Kat and Old Hippo.' More information is here http://www.lulu.com/content/3292224 and Chessville's Rick Kennedy has written a review on it which should appear sometime in the near future. I also list the chess variants website in the back... so perhaps there will be a few chess players visiting CV.

Getting back to 'Indistinguishable Chess,' I did mention it at a chess club last Thursday. To my surprise the club teller of tall tales stated that he bought a white board, 2 sets of white pieces, and played this game... but that no one could beat him because they couldn't remember all the pieces like he could.