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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 By Michael D. Ward. Drawless Chess. Simple rules are added to make draws impossible. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-04-28 UTCGood ★★★★
With my Corner Chess game, I to propose a variant where the objective is to get a king across the board. That is similar to this. I am in favor of this as a mutator win conditions. I don't believe this is the end all and be all, as it changes the nature of chess, but is a useful addition to the chess variant community that works with most chess variants.

Charles Daniel wrote on 2007-08-24 UTCPoor ★
Agreed that this is not a variant. Thought the throne square marked with X has some strategic points though. 

There is no draw problem in chess. (Agreed draws among Grandmasters and openings being played out is a problem for EXTREMELY high level chess) 
Chess is not a spectator sport. Play the game yourself - unless you are a 2500+ rated player you will not get more than 5-10% draws. 

Of course 2 knights and king vs king is a draw - it should have been a hard fought draw though. Complaining about draws indicates inadequate understanding of chess and/or excessive obsession with grandmaster games (while not playing any at all).

Stalemate is ironically a very logical outcome which is why it was introduced. The king must be captured by the opposite side - if there is no move available, it *can* kill itself.

David Paulowich wrote on 2005-12-09 UTCPoor ★
'I'm not going to pin down exactly when agreeing to a draw is advisable, but if I hear of anyone playing a game of Scirocco that lasts thousands of moves, I will be very disappointed' - Adrian King (1999)

Drawless Chess is not a game variant. It is simply a comment. Any debate should be moved to Adrian King's 'Scirocco' page.


Joshua Morris wrote on 2005-07-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I love it. Draws are far too common in OrthoChess. A hard-fought battle to the draw can be satisfying, but most - stalemates, draws where one side has two knights while the other is left with a bare king - are unsatisfying.

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2005-06-14 UTCGood ★★★★
Draw by agreement? That is not important, becuase if one player didn't like draw by agreement, he simply wouldn't agree!

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