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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Least-Attention Chess: 16-Player Crazy Variant by QWOP creater Bennett Foddy

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Hi everyone,

This one's like really over the top (or is it?): QWOP creater Bennett Foddy has unveiled a 16-player chess variant at NYU's No Quarter exhibition: Every player begins as a pawn, races to the other side, then becomes a Queen. If a player is taken out by an opponent they become a random uninhabited piece left on their side. "I respect people who play chess, but I hate playing chess because I can't think ahead in the way that you have to," said Foddy in a video interview. "What I want with Speed Chess is a game where I can force everyone else to pay as little attention as I'm paying when I'm playing it."

"You move intuitively," he added. "You see an opening and you take it. There's no planning ahead in this."

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