The ICS Interview Project

Playing chess on the Internet has been around for a while by now and as with everything on the Internet, things are ephemeral. Most of the players in the early days of the ICS have started or already drifted away from online chess. These players usually began playing around 1996, and the ICS Interviews project …

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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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Atomic Openings

Atomic openings have gone through several phases of development to reach this point in time, where there’s almost a standard codex of atomic openings – but atomic chess is still somewhat far from being solved. At some point in the future, it’s possible that an opening will be discovered to basically ruin atomic chess. The …

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An Introduction to Atomic Chess

Atomic Chess has been played on various Internet Chess Servers (ICSes) since at least November 27, 1995 when Klaus Knopper collected the rules describing the game and the rules were introduced to the German Internet Chess Server (GICS) by connex. In the years that have passed since it was first introduced online, Atomic Chess has …

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