He was 96
We were close
Everyone knows chess— and perhaps you’ve heard of Alice Chess, where a piece captured on one board is played on the other. But how many other chess variants can you name?
There’s Extinction Chess where you need to always have one of each type of piece, Losing Chess where you are forced to capture at every opportunity and the first one in check wins, Avalanche Chess where each turn has an additional pawn move and the little guys just rush across the board, Courier Chess which is one of many variants with extra pieces, several different breeds of Hexagonal Chess (how about a board with three colors, eh?), Hostage Chess, Raumschach, which translates as ‘space chess’ and also seriously predates Star Trek’s Tridimensional Chess, Bughouse, Pocket Knight, Anti-King Chess, and that’s only the beginning.
Just what is Wildebeest Chess, anyway? You know you’re curious now…