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Chessgi. Drop the pieces you take from your opponent. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Mon, Mar 15, 2004 01:41 AM UTC:
The person who said that Crazyhouse is better was surely referring to a well-known game that is only slightly different from Chessgi. Crazyhouse is played like Chessgi with two differences. Besides Chessgi's restriction against dropping Pawns on the last rank, Crazyhouse has a further restriction against dropping Pawns on the first rank. Also, whenever you capture a promoted Pawn, it demotes back to a Pawn in Crazyhouse, while it remains whatever it promoted to in Chessgi. I suspect the reason anyone would prefer Crazyhouse is that it diminishes the power of the pieces one may hold in hand. But this is not such a strong reason as one might think. Although it's possible that someone could hold several Queens in hand in Chessgi, it's also unlikely, because the threat of having your promoted Pawn captured may often lead Chessgi players to promote to something weaker than a Queen.