ICC News Item #638
Wild 17 is loser's chess. There are three differences from ordinary chess: (1) If it is possible to make a capture move, then you must make a capture move. (2) If all of your pieces are taken (you have a lone king), you win the game. (3) If you are stalemated or checkmated (in the sense of ordinary chess) you win the game. You can start a game of loser's chess by typing "match johnny losers". (The same method works with bughouse or kriegspiel games, by the way.) The old wild 17 (Power Chess with 7 queens per side) is now wild 18.