Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:36 am

Wild 1 Shuffle Chess

As much as I like the idea of chess 960, I like the idea of Wild 1 version of shuffle chess.

The king and queen are random placed on their two squares
bishops and knight are randomly placed on their squares
rooks stay where they are...keeping the basic castling rules solid.

It's enough to keep the feel of basic chess. King and queen, still in the center, bishops and knights will generally develop first. Yet it eliminates opening lines.