A friend challenged me to a chess variation I have never heard of.
- All chess rules apply.
- If you have an opportunity to take a piece, you must take it, you cannot avoid or block exchanges.
- The only piece that cannot be taken is the king and there's no checkmate but you can check the king, and you can castle.
- The strategy is to force your opponent to take all your pieces.
- The winner is the one who has no pieces on board except the king.
- Have you ever heard of this variation before? What is it called? Is it formally recognized like chess960?
- I played black and lost all the matches. Does white have a decisive advantage since he can play d4 followed by bh6 and lose a piece and stay one move ahead? This variation does not seem fair because it looks like a race to lose everything, hence white will win the race by force every time.
- If this chess exists and have a community, what are the main tactics and strategies? Especially when playing black.