Author Topic: One of my favorite Variants: Blank Chess  (Read 106 times)

John_Lewis

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Re: One of my favorite Variants: Blank Chess
« on: January 20, 2018, 05:48:23 pm »
Have never heard of this variant, though does seem second player has a big advantage i will have to try it out

It seems paradoxical that this would give the second player enough of an advantage, but it really depends on where the players place their Kings and if they go for an attacking strategy or a defensive strategy. A first player can immediately put his opponent in check by placing a slider. Since you can't capture the second dropped piece, you have to either move your King or interpose by dropping something next to your King. The interplay is interesting because there comes a moment where the attacking can't be sustained and a counter attack can happen... how the second player places their defending pieces shapes the counter attack.