ICS Interview – siggemannen

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 012 – SIGGEMANNEN Interviewed March 2019 First published June 2019 INTERVIEWER Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews series. SIGGEMANNEN Thank you for the opportunity to get interviewed! It feels nice to be featured among the more famous ICSers! INTERVIEWER When did you first start playing chess online? …

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ICS Interview – MoltenThinker

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 011 – MOLTENTHINKER Interviewed March 2019 First published April 2019 INTERVIEWER Why did you agree to this interview? MOLTENTHINKER I agreed to do this interview for two reasons. First, because you have taken many high quality interviews of players who I truly admire and consider to be my friends. …

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ICS Interview – Rekursiv

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 004 – REKURSIV Interview conducted February 2011 First published February 2019 INTERVIEWER Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews series. REKURSIV It is my pleasure. INTERVIEWER You’ve been somewhat inactive in atomic chess and rarely if ever seen  online for a couple of years now. Have you quit playing …

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ICS Interview – tipau

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 003 – TIPAU Interview conducted February 2011 First published January 2013   INTERVIEWERThanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews series. TIPAUNo problem. INTERVIEWERWhen did you first start playing chess online? TIPAUI think it was in 2000. I joined my first chess club in late …

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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 1995-1996

The Wild Wild West era of atomic chess opening theory stretched from roughly 27 November 1995 to 7 November 1996. I’ve collected as many games and other tidbits related to internet chess history, especially for chess variants as I could. Despite my efforts, I only have 26 games from the entirety of this period of …

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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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