Dr. Alexey Root taught Greenhill Chess Club students how to play bughouse chess. The first group of four to set up their chessmen became the models for how bughouse is played. Without clocks, all players playing White move, then all Blacks move, etc. As captures were made, Dr. Root explained that captured pieces could be placed on any empty square in lieu of a move.
Captured pawns may not be placed on the first or eighth ranks. Promoted pawns revert to being pawns if captured. Next Tuesday is the last session for fall. Now the students are prepared for next week’s chess party with the “party” chess game of bughouse.