backwards. Here is the itinerary for posts: 2011 WRHS Bughouse Championship, Powerhouse Chess, Concessions and Donations, Family Tournament, Christmas Blitzkrieg.
|2011 WRHS Bughouse Champions - Desmond Porth and Harrison Mymatt.|
Bughouse is a type of chess variant where a team of two players plays against another team. One teammate plays white and the other plays black. When one teammate takes a piece, they hand it to their partner who may place it on the board they are playing on during their turn, or they can move a piece on the board. The games are timed and touch rule does not apply. Typically, the time controls are quick. In our tournament, time controls were G/5. Players win by checkmate, time running out, or by taking the king. That's right, the king may be taken if it is left in check! Another tricky way to win is if there is an illegal move - illegal moves, if caught, are an immediate win.
TDing an event like this can be challenging. In one matchup, one team took the king, while simultaneously on the other board, the opponents checkmated the king! Who won? Both clocks were struck simultaneously! I certainly did not know how to deal with the problem so we decided that the game would be replayed with a consensus.
|A picture that Darwin took.|