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cuthbert 90 ( +1 | -1 )
Fischer Random Chess What do you guys think about having the possibility playing FRC here on GK - like deciding whether to play a normal game of chess or a game FRC.

For those among you who do not exactly know the story of FRC - here is a link: www.chessvariants.com/diffsetup.dir/fischerh.html

I myself played it a lot since I first heard of it - and I enjoy it very, very much. No more opening theory... which means no use of databases would be possible... I guess some of you might feel happy about that :-)

So what is your opinion about that chess variant - and about the possibility to play it at GK - maybe we could ask Mike or Alex to implement that variant - it's definitely worth the effort.

Greetings cuthbert
zdrak 103 ( +1 | -1 )
I think that, in general, Fischer random chess is quite a good idea, and it's worth trying on this site. But before that, two issues need to be addressed:

1. Ratings. Will there be special ratings for Fischer chess, or will Fischer games affect the "regular" GK rating ? I personally don't mind either way, but a lot of players will object to the 2nd way, claiming that Fischer random is not "really chess", and Mike might object to the 1st way, which will require of him to maintain an extra set of ratings per player. Alternatively, Fischer games could just be made unrated.

2. Deleting games. Some players like (or dislike) particular configurations. Since here on GK there is a possibility to delete a game after 1-2 moves at no penalty, I see a potential point of abuse here. Of course, making all Fischer games unrated will solve this problem TOO - people will have no reason for such behavior in an unrated game.

So, yes, I am all for trying this - but at first only unrated...
cuthbert 60 ( +1 | -1 )
zdrak I didn't think about these two issues...

1.Ratings. I don't think that an extra Fischer rating is needed - everyone is free to decide playing "normal" chess or FRC.

2.Deleting games. That might become a problem - but what about an additional statistic "# of deleted games" at the players profile... then you might avoid playing people with a high "# of deleted games".

I hope that some more people here on GK back up FRC - it's getting more and more popular - and it is a lot of fun!!

cuthbert
getoutofhere 29 ( +1 | -1 )
i second that I would very much like to be able to play FRC on gameknot, with a separate rating system. I have played a few games, and it seems to retain most of the beauty of regular chess while avoiding the tendency to play through well established opening lines.
taoistlunatic 59 ( +1 | -1 )
I for one would love it!!! Let's do it...It's the most popular chess-variant that will maybe even become mainstream someday...Fischer invented it because he was tired of how much chess had become a memory game....some grandmasters have worked out some of their opening theory well into the endgame...they don't even have to think much for the first 10-20 moves...

I would love to see random chess even surpass regular chess someday in popularity..no more 'book' moves, Just think about your moves at the board...errr...or the keyboard!
honololou 8 ( +1 | -1 )
heretic!! Fischer chess usurp regular chess?! Start the revolution without me.
edmaster 14 ( +1 | -1 )
ABOUT FISCHER RANDOM CHESS? AS LONG AS IT IS SEPERATE FROM OLD REGULAR CHESS AND MIKE HAS A SEPERATE RATING SYSTEM SET APART AND NOT AFFECT REGULAR CHESS RATINGS!
edmaster 14 ( +1 | -1 )
ABOUT FISCHER RANDOM CHESS? AS LONG AS IT IS SEPERATE FROM OLD REGULAR CHESS AND MIKE HAS A SEPERATE RATING SYSTEM SET APART AND NOT AFFECT REGULAR CHESS RATINGS!
tovmauzer 7 ( +1 | -1 )
FRC Would be very nice to have this option here.
acne 3 ( +1 | -1 )
it's a very nice idea.
cuthbert 38 ( +1 | -1 )
GREAT! So what we would need is
- a seperate rating system
- the option to choose between these two variants

Looks like some work on the server scripts...

What about asking Alex / Mike to put that matter to the next GK poll - so all members can vote about that.

cuthbert
cuthbert 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Poll I just created a poll at e4e6.com - so i would like to see all of you vote for "YES" ;-)

cuthbert
r_lawrence 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Where Can I Try it? Hey there, does anyone know of any decent sites where I could try out FRC? Thanks
tovmauzer 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Where to try FRC www.instantchess.com

64 games trial period.
tulkos 1 ( +1 | -1 )
uschess live. that has it to.
cuthbert 31 ( +1 | -1 )
FRC is needed on GK!!!
Other sites have it too - and there is no reason why we shouldn't give it a try.

But just the number of posts shows that only a few people are interested in it... nevertheless I'll send a message to Mike and ask what he thinks about it.

cuthbert