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ubersketch:
This thread is about what could be done to improve FIDE Chess.

John_Lewis:
Remove a bunch of rules.
http://www.chessvariants.com/invention/simplified-chess

Martin0:
If I were to design chess today, I would get rid of the rules that requires knowledge of previous moves in the game. More specifically:

Get rid of the en passant rule. I get why it was introduced when pawns was made able to move 2 steps, but I see the rule as unnecessary.

Allow castling when the king and rook are standing on their original squares, regardless if they have previously moved or not.

Another thing I might consider is to make the king travel 3 spaces to b1 when castling queenside (and rook to c1). This would create more symmetry to castling either side.

Overall though, the rules for chess are really great and I would not dare to suggest that they should be changed.

Martin0:
I think a variant that disregards checks and just have king capture = victory are good for beginners.

ubersketch:

--- Quote from: Martin0 on April 22, 2018, 04:28:00 pm ---I think a variant that disregards checks and just have king capture = victory are good for beginners.

--- End quote ---
I agree.

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