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What is the best garden chess set?

This could be an option, the board itself is foldable, but its larger than your standard chess board Link This is also fine, although it is massive and extremely expensive Link You can look for more ...
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Least amount of "points" to mate a berserk king

I didn't want to spoil it for others, but apparently I have to post REAL answers only to my own questions. Oh, well, I guess enough time passed. This was a challenge to see if people would be smart ...
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Least amount of "points" to mate a berserk king

Another one with 7 points, 2 of which are black's. After f7+, Kh8, you matemate in the position below with f8=R## [FEN "7k/4KPpp/8/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
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Least amount of "points" to mate a berserk king

All combinations found below make use of the quadruple pawn structure on the top left side of the board 7 points (bishop) [FEN "4K1k1/8/5PP1/4BPP1/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"] [Startply "25"...
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Least amount of "points" to mate a berserk king

8 points, acceptable? [FEN "5k2/3PR3/5PP1/6K1/8/8/8/8 w KQkq - 0 1"] Wait for Kg8 (say Re6), then Re8# EDIT: Think I'm down to 6: [FEN "6k1/4P3/5PP1/6K1/3B4/8/8/8 w KQkq - 0 1"] ...
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Variant where each pawn promotes according to its file

Is there a name for the variant comprising just this rule? While not "just" this rule to distinguish it from modern chess, Murray's A History of Chess describes this version, naming it ...
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Variant where each pawn promotes according to its file

I have played such games with elderly retired soldiers. The variation is known as Indian chess, and apart from the promotion rule, the pawns always move one step. I am not sure if any tournaments have ...
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In Hand and Brain chess, is the stronger player generally preferred to be the hand or the brain?

According to an experiment done on computers, it is preferable for the stronger team member to handle the hand.
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