Future of chess

5x5 Board      This  changes  everything.

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      This  changes  everything.

SHORTER  GAMES

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SHORTER  GAMES


NO  DRAWS

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NO  DRAWS



MORE  THRILLS

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MORE  THRILLS

  Chess  with  fangs.

HYDRA
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  Chess  with  fangs.

    Train  like  a  superhero.

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    Train  like  a  superhero.

  Outmaneuver  Fate.

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  Outmaneuver  Fate.

grandmaster      Hopscotch  over  landmines.

HYDRA
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     Hopscotch  over  landmines.

  Remain  calm  and  fight  on.

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  Remain  calm  and  fight  on.

play hydra     Stay  sharp.

HYDRA
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    Stay  sharp.

Future of Chess      Focus.   Focus.   Focus.

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      Focus.   Focus.   Focus.

   Overcome  the  odds.

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   Overcome  the  odds.

Future of Chess      Anticipate  the  unseen.

HYDRA
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      Anticipate  the  unseen.

   Things  happen  fast  here.

HYDRA
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   Things  happen  fast  here.

   There  will  be  twists  and  turns . . .

HYDRA
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   There  will  be  twists  and  turns . . .

   Try  not  to  PANIC.

HYDRA
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   Try  not  to  PANIC.

Future of Chess      Leap  into  the  unknown.

HYDRA
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      Leap  into  the  unknown.

Future of Chess     Chess  on  meth.

HYDRA
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     Chess  on  meth.

   Ain't  scared.

HYDRA
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   Ain't  scared.

 This  could  be  dangerous.

HYDRA
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 This  could  be  dangerous.

  I  dare  me.

HYDRA
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  I  dare  me.

Future of Chess    Pull  a  rabbit  from  a  hat.

HYDRA
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   Pull  a  rabbit  from  a  hat.

Future of Chess     Bring  your  courage.

HYDRA
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     Bring  your  courage.

  Dodge  another  bullet.

HYDRA
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  Dodge  another  bullet.

   Take  a  big  chance.

HYDRA
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   Take  a  big  chance.

 Triple  your  pulse.

HYDRA
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 Triple  your  pulse.

   Post  traumatic  chess.

HYDRA
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   Post  traumatic  chess.

   Abra - ca - HYDRA

HYDRA
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   Abra - ca - HYDRA

    Breathe  DEEPLY.

HYDRA
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    Breathe  DEEPLY.

Future of Chess  Consider  vitamins.

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 Consider  vitamins.

Future of Chess     Come  out  guns  blazing.

HYDRA
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     Come  out  guns  blazing.

 Elevate  your  consciousness.

HYDRA
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 Elevate  your  consciousness.

   Forge  ahead.

HYDRA
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   Forge  ahead.

  Burn  calories  with  your  brain.

HYDRA
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  Burn  calories  with  your  brain.

   Don't  stop  till  a  king  is  dead.

HYDRA
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   Don't  stop  till  a  king  is  dead.

 Get  in  "the  zone."

HYDRA
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 Get  in  "the  zone."

  Sacrifice  that  rook.

HYDRA
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  Sacrifice  that  rook.

Future of Chess   A  rollercoaster  for  the  mind.

HYDRA
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  A  rollercoaster  for  the  mind.

Future of Chess      Don't  look  down.

HYDRA
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      Don't  look  down.

   Level  the  playing  field.

HYDRA
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   Level  the  playing  field.

  Tap  into  spontaneous  creativity.

HYDRA
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  Tap  into  spontaneous  creativity.

  Hang  on  without  a  net.

HYDRA
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  Hang  on  without  a  net.

  Tame  the  anarchy.

HYDRA
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  Tame  the  anarchy.

Future of Chess    Extreme  Chess960.

HYDRA
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   Extreme  Chess960.

Future of Chess      "Not fair"  just  went  home  crying.

HYDRA
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      "Not fair"  just  went  home  crying.

  Be  bolder.

HYDRA
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  Be  bolder.

    Let  go  of  the  past - seize  the  present.

HYDRA
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    Let  go  of  the  past - seize  the  present.

 The  bigger  the  risk, the  bigger  the  payoff.


     

HYDRA
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 The  bigger  the  risk, the  bigger  the  payoff.      

 The  odds  are  NEVER  even.  Win  anyhow.

HYDRA
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 The  odds  are  NEVER  even.  Win  anyhow.
 

 

            The  future  of  chess.

HYDRA
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                The  future  of  chess.
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1 Hydra Random Chess

HYDRA

Chess for people who don’t love chess

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AREN’T SURE you’ll become a grandmaster by the age of twelve ?

………………Don’t believe you’ll ever have the slightest chance of beating a world chess champion?

You just want some excitement – some intrigue – some FUN!?!!

WELCOME HOME!

HYDRA is for people who love a little strategy, mixed with a few daring risks, and the occasional thrill of a come-from-behind victory that makes you spontaneously jump to your feet and start dancing in front of your confused opponent. Even if you don’t know how to dance.

If you’re one of those above-average people who hopes to never spend a decade of your life studying chess theory for 8 hours a day and memorizing opening sequences till your mind and body go numb…

If you just want to experience the FUN and SUSPENSE of shocking twists, and maybe a little luck going your way…

WELCOME HOME.

If you just want to feel your pulse race when you finally get the upper hand and move in for the kill…if you don’t mind losing as long as the game is close and nobody has any idea who will strike the final blow first…if you find yourself turned on more by beating the odds than by beginning another predictable, slow game with the same pieces in the same locations…if you love the thrill of making it up on the fly rather than hoping your opponent falls into that same old boring trap…if you aren’t afraid of sacrificing a piece or two in hopes of pulling off the greatest comeback since the “Immortal Game” in 1851…then

WELCOME to HYDRA.

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SIMPLE to learn. . .(SIMPLE does not equal boring – in fact, it’s quite the opposite)

Place 5 random pieces on each back row of a 5×5 board – one color per side.

Then: GO

Every time a piece moves off a back row, a random reserve piece (same color) immediately fills the empty spot.

SIMPLE and profound.

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WATCH a game >>>

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SHARPEN YOUR MIND

HYDRA

Quick, intense, random chess.

play hydra Perfect for beginners Easy to learn / Exciting from the first move.

play hydra Designed for people who always wanted to love chess .but just couldn’t get themselves to like it.

play hydraDifferent starting setup every game

play hydra Intrigue begins before the first move

play hydraRandom strategy evolution

play hydraAverage game time – 30 minutes

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War Paint Chess
War Paint vs. Jett Black

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Sure, it starts off simple enough…then suddenly you notice you’re in the middle of a frickin’ mind storm.

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Treachery from the Sky

2 Remember Chess was Exciting

Do you remember when chess was exciting?

How about the moment you won your first serious game?

Or the year the first (and last!) American handily beat the Russians to win the World Chess Championship? That victory is still widely considered the most famous chess event ever.

All over the United States chess games flew off store shelves, and chess instructors were booked for months in advance.

It was exciting.

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Spontaneous – Dynamic – Deadly Chess

3 Bobby Fischer Random

Having soundly defeated the best players on the world stage, new world chess champion Bobby Fischer found himself disillusioned. He decried chess (at the highest levels) as being dominated by “pre-arrangement and memorization” rather than creativity and talent. From then on he endorsed only one game:

Random Chess

He designed his own version (Fischer Random a.k.a. Chess960) specifically to render memorized openings obsolete.  Or, as he put it, to “level the playing field.”

His goal was to return “spontaneous talent and creativity” to the chess world — guaranteeing a dynamic, spirited battle of wits and courage.

Sound exciting?

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“You have to have the fighting spirit. You have to force moves and take chances.” ~ Bobby Fischer

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(We couldn’t agree more.)

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But Fischer knew it was unwise to leave everything to chance — he feared the “anarchy” of a fully randomized game.​

And for good reason . . .

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4 Scary – Not Fair – disclaimers

Disclaimer 1

HYDRA chess isn’t fully random, but we won’t lie –

It’s gonna scare you the first time you play.  Either before your first move, or near the middle of the game.  

But, if you don’t give up, and don’t back down, near the end you’ll start believing you just may pull off a victory.

Maybe even a shocking upset.

By game two, the fear will start feeling a bit more like excitement.

And by game three, well . . . let’s just say that during game three you’ll never wanna go back to who you were before.

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Disclaimer 2   

THIS GAME IS NOT “FAIR”

. . . unless you are bold enough to define fair as both players eventually receiving the same set of pieces – if they survive long enough.

It’s a roller coaster.

HYDRA chess is like life in that way. Those who demand fairness are doomed to perpetual disappointment.  The only way to win at life is to stay focused on your goal, and when something gets in your way outsmart it, overpower it, or outlast it (regardless of how “fair” it may be).

No need to be mean, just focused.

That’s the same attitude that wins at HYDRA chess. And, trust us, winning against the odds is sweet.

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Halloween Hydra

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Knightmare chess. That’s what I call it. You’ll see why.

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Emerald vs Jett Black