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Relating to the chess variant Crazyhouse

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What is the maximum number of moves in a position of Crazyhouse?

We know that the maximum number of moves for a given colour in a legal position of standard chess (or at least record so far) is 218. What is the record we can come up with for Crazyhouse? Note that ...
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Is there a sequence to force a draw in crazyhouse?

I have heard that there is something like a 9 move sequence to force a draw in crazyhouse. Is there such a sequence?
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In Crazyhouse, what is the minimum number of moves to achieve maximum material difference?

If one side captures everything and promotes all pawns (including the opponent's re-placed pawns) to a queen, it is possible to achieve 206 points of material difference 18 queens, 4 rooks/knights/4 ...
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Is Rover opening sound in crazyhouse opening theory?

The rover opening 1. a4 is played a lot on the lichess server and there have been some high level games in it. The opening is not gaining any initiative or tempo, it is just rook lifting prematurely, ...
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The best move in this Crazyhouse position according to Stockfish

I just played my first few games of Crazyhouse, and I really don't understand it. At one point I had this position. [Title "White to move"] [FEN "r2q1rk1/pbb2pp1/n1p1p2p/1p1nP3/2pPN3/...
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Crazyhouse Chess: Playing with a real board and overall popularity?

Played a decent amount of bughouse but only started with crazyhouse a month or less ago. Although on the surface very similar games, I would say they are fundamentally different because there is no ...
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Analysing Crazyhouse Games

I have recently started playing crazyhouse on chess.com. For my normal chess games, I download my chess games in PGN format. Then open them up in chessbase 13 and from within chessbase load up the UCI-...
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What is the best way to improve Crazyhouse or Bughouse skills?

I have been playing Chess variants for a while now, and I would like to know how to improve my skills in bughouse and crazyhouse. Does anyone have any tips or strategies that would apply to either? ...
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List of Crazyhouse engines

I want to get a list of all (because they are certainly only a few existing) crazyhouse engines. I searched in lichess forum posts by googling "crazyhouse engine" and collected many names and links ...
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Playing Crazyhouse OTB

I was playing Crazyhouse online on Lichess and I wondered how to play OTB, namely how to change the color of a captured piece. I came up with 2 methods. Exchange the captured piece for another of a ...
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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 ...
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