A variation of chess that we coined in our last Chess Meetup.
Can you make out what is the Chess variant being played in this pixar animation from 1997?
I am the creator of a game Halfchess - a chess variation played on half of the board (4 columns, 8 rows, half the number of pieces). If you think, chess is a long game and long equates to boring, then halfchess is a T20 of the chess world.
Most accomplished chess players would fall into the INTP or INTJ personality type.
INTP is the ‘Logician personality’ type. It is a rare personality types making up for 3 percent of the population. INTPs see more moves ahead on a chess board…
The standard game of chess has 6 types of pieces (I mean King, Queen, … Pawns)…
Chess was developed in 6th Century AD in Gupta Empire of India — the game was known as Chaturanga. There is a mention of chess in a text from 500 AD — Subandhu’s Vasavadatta.
Half Chess is a chess variation played on a smaller chess board. The boards have same number of ranks (rows), but the files can be four to six in number.
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