Questions tagged [atomic-chess]

Atomic chess is one of the [chess-variants]. In addition to standard [rules], all [captures] causes an "explosion" of which all surrounding pieces (Not pawns!) and the capturing piece is removed from the board. The goal is to blow up your opponents' king while protecting your own.

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What is the piece value heuristic in atomic chess?

In regular chess a queen is worth 9, rook 5, knight 3, etc. What is the equivalent heuristic in atomic chess?
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Which chess GUIs support the chess variants Atomic and King of the Hill?

I want to play against Stockfish offline because I'm going on a trip. I downloaded the compiled exe from GitHub since my laptop will have limited Internet connection. After loading it into the Arena ...
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How is endgame theory developed?

First of all, I am explicitly not asking for a list of endgame principles, nor am I asking for resources to study endgames from. My question is: How does one develop endgame theory? The main ...
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How to solve atomic chess?

Since losing chess is almost solved, I believe that the next step towards solving chess should be atomic chess, which has less forced moves than losing chess but still a lot more than regular chess. ...
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PGN viewer / replayer for Atomic Chess

I'm looking for a PGN viewer that works with the Atomic chess variant, in that captures removes adjacent pieces. However, PGN viewers I've found so far have little to no support for chess variants, ...
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Is there an effective attack as white after Nf3 with e5 response in Atomic chess?

I'm a typical player who enjoys the 1. Nf3 opening as white in Atomic chess games. Today in an online Atomic chess tournament, I come across a player who played the 1... e5 response. As 1... f6 is the ...
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How to defend from the crazy knight attack opening at Nf3 …, Nd4 in Atomic chess?

Here's a game of Atomic chess I played with a friend. As you may see, neither of us are very good at Atomic chess and the game ended in under twenty moves. [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/...