The 2005 Atomic World Championships

The 2005 Atomic World Championships were held on FICS from October 1st, 2005 to December 1st, 2005.  It was run as an open knockout match-format tournament – all of the games and rules have been preserved below – I ran this tournament and sometime, I’ll add some funny anecdotes about this tournament.  But this was …

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FIDA Ratings (1 Dec 2005)

1st FIDA Ratings 1.Dec.2005 ID Name AGM Norms Avg Rating Tot 5 12 Rat Gam 3 0 Rat Gam 1 0 Rat Gam ========================================================================================== 0001 tipau(AGM) 0 2316 40 2220 8 2432 16 2297 16 0002 siggemannen(AWC)0 2432 30 2374 6 2432 12 2489 12 0003 TCK 1 2294 20 2316 4 2287 8 2278 …

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Bronze Era of Atomic Chess (2004-2009)

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 early 2004 throughout the start of 2009.  This period of …

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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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The 1998 World Atomic Chess Championship

A few years after atomic had been introduced to the internet chess community, there was a strong community developed of strong players (akin to the development of the bughouse community).  However, unlike bughouse — there was always a chance to truly know who the best player was and that was put into action during MEWIS’ …

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Vlasov and Atomix(C)

For many people, when they search for information on atomic chess they’re bound to come upon Vlasov’s ATOMIC-HOMEPAGE.  The crowning achievement of this webpage is the innumerable people that have been introduced to atomic by reading that webpage.  But it’s also a bit empty and one is left wondering… Who exactly was Vlasov? Vlasov was an …

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