[Retros] Messigny 2013 results

Kevin Begley kevinjbegley at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 04:54:54 EDT 2013


"I'm starting to agree more and more with Kevin's 'fairy chess == mess'

Everybody should agree that fairy chess is a monster train wreck (which,
remarkably, is still accelerating).
The problem is, it's so bad, nobody can agree where to begin cleaning up
this mess.

I gave up trying.
I'm looking for a new track.

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Joost de Heer <joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl>wrote:

> (Apologies, I know that the retro list probably isn't the best place to

> discuss fairy mess......)


> > Nicolas Dupont later showed me a Monochrome Chess definition that

> > explicitly mentions queen side castling (most others apparently don't

> > mention it). This definition says that queen side castling is illegal, so

> > I now think that it should be illegal,


> Just because one definition says it's illegal doesn't make it illegal.


> - In (Hyper)volage, the rook will not change colour after queenside

> castling

> - In monochrome, queenside castling is forbidden because the rook changes

> square colour


> So in one case it matters that the square colour changes, in the other it

> doesn't.


> - In Einstein, the rook will become a bishop after castling

> - In Antiandernach, the rook will not change colour after castling.

> - In Haan, castling leaves two holes


> So in some cases aftereffects are applied to the rook, in others they

> aren't.


> I'm starting to agree more and more with Kevin's 'fairy chess == mess'

> attitude....


> Joost

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