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# Progressive Chess

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Dmitriy Malish    (2013-01-12)
Progressive Chess

In progressive chess, every move is a series-move. White starts with a series of 1 move, black answers with a series of 2 moves, white answers with a series of 3 moves, etc.
White starts the game by playing one move, Black answers with two and so on, always increasing by one the length of the series. Check may only be given with the last move of a series and must be defended with the first one.
Example.
1. e4
2. e6 Bb4
Bb4 seems to be ineffective.
3. a3 axb4 Nh3
Nh3 protects f2.
4. b5 c5 d6 Kd7
At first sight Black's moves seem valid but
they leave too much room for White to operate.
5. d4 dxc5 Bg5 Bxd8 Qxd6+
White has a strong position. First, Black must move the
King, and then he needs a least three moves to eliminate
White's Queen.
6. Ke8 Nf6 Nxe4 Nxd6 Kxd8 Kc7
There were not too many possibilities left.
7. Ra6 Rxd6 Bxb5 Ba6 Na3 Nb5++
A nice mate.

What about making this game on site?

Don Groves    (2013-01-13 05:07:27)
Progressive Chess

Seems to strongly favor White. Any statistics?

Thibault de Vassal    (2013-01-15 23:18:20)
Progressive Chess

Funny... at least games are short here :)

Dmitriy Malish    (2013-01-16 19:22:36)
Progressive Chess

Progressive chess is a chess variant in which players, rather than just making one move per turn, play progressively longer series of moves. The game starts with White making one move, then Black makes two consecutive moves, White replies with three, Black makes four and so on.
A check must be escaped from on the first move of a series--if this cannot be done, it is checkmate and the game is lost.
En passant captures of pawns are allowed if the pawn in question moved two squares in one move, but no further, at some point during the last turn, but the capture must be made on the first move of a series.
If ten consecutive turns are played with no captures and no pawn moves, then the game is declared a draw unless one of the players can force a checkmate (this is the progressive chess equivalent of the fifty-move rule in orthodox chess).
If at any stage a player has no legal moves but is not in check, the game is a draw by progressive stalemate.

Thibault de Vassal    (2013-01-16 19:25:29)
Progressive Chess

But I guess that any computer with the right program could be able to solve the game. Right?

Dmitriy Malish    (2013-01-16 21:53:34)
Progressive Chess

Right.

Rolf Staggat    (2013-01-21 18:10:26)
Progressive Chess

Another new chess-variant on this site ?
In BIGCHESS one has to wait half a year or even longer for starting a new group. In my opinion, what we need are more players not more variations.