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Bughouse is a chess variant played by two teams using multiple boards. The players on a team are assigned alternating colors. Captured pieces are not dead but are instead passed between team-mates.

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What's a fun troll bughouse opening?

I have been playing e3, Ke2, Kd3 openings in the bughouse chess variation on chess.com. I got to 1800 pretty easily. I'm looking for other openings to play. As a side note, pushing down a4-a5-a6 is ...
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Formal rules for two-player bughouse without a clock

I would like to know what are the formal rules for two-player bughouse without a clock. I'd like to think of each team as a single player. It seems to me that bughouse chess works primarily because ...
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Bughouse sitting/stalling full strategic breakdown

We play with the rule one loses -> the team loses. My cheesy titled question is serious: let's try to wrap our heads around the Bughouse clock mechanics. When should one consider sitting/stalling? I ...
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Is 1. Nf3 good for white in bughouse?

I was wondering... When me and my friends play bughouse, a very common opening we play is 1. Nf3 Nf6, 2. Ng5 Ng4, 3. Nxf7 Nxf2, 4. Nxd8 Nxd1 Is this a good choice of opening in bughouse?
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is short casling dangerous in bughouse

When I play bughouse, every time I see that with petty sacrifices the castle wall can easily be broken, so is it really worth castling, especially short castling in bughouse.
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Bughouse rating formula

Is there rating formula like ELO but for bughouse chess?
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4 Player chess strategies

Are there any nice strategies for 4 player chess? (Bughouse chess) How to open, how to win? I have not found anything good on the web.
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Where to play online Bughouse Chess

As far as I can tell the main sites I use like chess.com, lichess.com, and chess24.com do not support bughouse. Is there a popular place to play online somewhere? It would also like to have the ...
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Is there any bughouse android app?

I want to play bughouse with my friend against other players, is there any android app that lets me team up with my friend and play bughouse? preferably at our own pace, not the the fast bughouse ...
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Does playing bughouse have any benefits on your chess game?

I've heard that it helps your tactical skills, but can a chess variant really help you in tactics more than simply playing standard chess.
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Bughouse defense patterns

What defensive patterns and structures are used in Bughouse and Crazyhouse? I've heard that castling is rarely useful, but what should be done instead? My defensive play usually boils down to huddling ...
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Are there any bughouse chess engines?

A friend told me its very hard to implement a bughouse chess engine because it requires much more processor power than a regular chess engine. Are there any bughouse engines out there ? if not, what ...
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Crazyhouse/Bughouse openings

Are there any known or "standard" openings in bughouse or crazyhouse chess? Obviously, as soon as pieces start coming off the board things get less predictable, so this question is less about the ...