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Asher Hurowitz

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Kung Fu Chess
« on: March 25, 2018, 02:54:36 pm »
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I recently saw this on r/chessvariants:

https://www.kfchess.com/

It's chess but in real time, with no turns. After moving a piece there is a small time limit, which I assume is promotional in length to the value of the piece where you cannot move it. I tried playing the AI on the site, and any mode other than the most advanced one is pretty much trivial. The website is in beta testing phase so don't expect a completely finished page, what is notable is that there is no alert for checks. For example, I was just moving around during a game vs the AI and didn't realize until later I could just take the king. I am not sure about whether or not this is a ripoff of Judo Chess, which is exactly the same, the website for that below, or a relaunch.

http://www.judochess.com/

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Re: Kung Fu Chess
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 04:50:59 pm »
Kung Fu Chess was first, IIRC and it was a lively site for awhile, but then died off. Judo Chess was the reboot and I don't know if it was with or without the blessings of the original.

The concept is very interesting and while I played a lot of Kung Fu Chess when the site was up, I never got deep enough to develop an opening theory or even win regularly. It was, however, very compelling to play. I wish there was something like it that was more correspondence based... in other words hours/days to refresh a piece rather than seconds. That would be interesting to me.

Tactically a very interesting concept. The Strategy is yet undefined fully but I seem to remember there were some sites covering the basics. Extremely open play, since piece start to fall off the board quickly.