Saturday, October 09, 2010

New Holy Man for Chess

Anyone bored with regular chess need not look very far for an alternative, one that's sort of still chess but just different. There are numerous variants that are available - from the most famous, Fischerandom, to bughouse as well as forms of chess involving weird and wonderful boards - round ones, square ones, big and small.

And now, FIDE has just released a whole new variant. This one isn't too radical. Well, depending on how you look at it. It's certainly nothing like Fischerandom, for instance, which has all the usual pieces standing on different squares at the starting position.

It's a new piece!

The World Chess Federation today unveiled the new chess piece that they hope will revive flagging interest in the ancient board game. Fears that teenagers were more interested in Playstation games such as ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘Gangs of London’ had persuaded the WCF to update the once-popular game.

Hat tip to NewsBisquit for the "news".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's not a bad idea for a variant.