The Denver Chess Club will not be meeting on January 11th or 18th due to the temporary closure of the church venue. The January and February tournaments will be combined. Please see the January tournament announcement for more details.
Bishops or Knights!? Chigorin Chess Variant Tournament March 31, 2015
As many rounds as time allows
Each person plays the opponent once with Black Bishops, once with White
Black's Knights become Bishops, Black has 4 Bishops
Black has 5 diagonal pieces if you include the Queen
White's Bishops become Knights, White has 4 Knights.
White's Queen becomes a Chancelor which moves like a Rook and Knight
White has 5 pieces that move like a Knight if you include the Chancelor
Special pieces and souvenirs provided by Jeremy Good
The White Knight Army is called the Chigorin side because the
Chigorin defense 1 d4 d5 2 c4 Nc6
often features Knights over Bishops
The Black Bishop side is called the Larry Kaufman side
because Larry did extensive database analysis proving
that Two Bishops are worth half a pawn advantage.