Atomic on ICC

ICC was the first major server to implement a version of atomic chess.  However, their version of atomic chess differs from standard atomic rules.  In ICC’s version of atomic chess, there are no checks.  That might not seem like much, but it completely changes certain atomic chess endgames and openings.  For example, K+R v K …

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Silver Era of Atomic Chess (2000-2003)

I consider atomic chess history to be divided into distinct eras, with their own related stories.  The second such era would obviously be the silver age of atomic chess, going by the traditional methodology of naming eras within history.  I date this period from between late 2000 throughout the end of 2003.  This period of …

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Atomic on GICS

Atomic was introduced to the ICS world on November 27, 1995 on the German Internet Chess Server.  Needless to say, the birthplace of atomic was on GICS.  And it was on GICS that the infant game found its first years rich with games and players.  The first masters and eekers came into being at GICS.  …

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Golden Era of Atomic Chess (1995-1999)

I consider atomic chess history to be divided into distinct eras, with their own related stories.  The first such era would obviously be the golden age of atomic chess, going by the traditional methodology of naming eras within history.  I date this period from between late 1995 throughout the end of 1999 with a little …

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