Presenting a revolutionary new chess variant – Chess, but good

In this video, I present a revolutionary new chess variant which I hope will change the game forever.

Some links that may be of interest to you:
The Python script to generate Good Chess boards:
The list of pre-generated Good Chess boards:
My Twitter:

Normally this is where I’d ask if people are able to translate this video, but YouTube’s getting rid of Community Contributions. Maybe tell them that’s a terrible idea?

Table of Contents
0:00 – Introduction
1:06 – Setup
3:30 – Analysis
4:40 – Testimonials
5:29 – Outro/How to Play


  1. This is a pretty cool idea, but if your goal is to be completely "balanced" you've opened yourself up to high level semantics. Because you place the white king first, the black king is more likely to be on the edge. I ran the numbers and it's about a 45.26% chance (compared to the normal 43.75%). To fix this egregious and absolutely unacceptable inequality, you would have to repick both kings, not just the black king.

  2. Is there an app yet that does this whole setup process without needing dice?

  3. Pulling en passant off in this is a certified chad move

  4. You forgot the most important rule: black goes first

  5. I hope this is just a joke, because this variation would be so horrible.

  6. Could you not also eliminate the advantage given to the player who moves first, by making both players move simultaneously? Like, they each have to make a move on a steady interval. I call it Chess Chess Revolution.

  7. Is it possible to run every chess 960 variation in an engine and determine the most balanced dozen or two variations?

  8. Good chess is bad for it is two complicated to set up and for this prevent any leader board system. Just add one raw with no new piece, it just change the shortcoming pressure over openings.

  9. I don’t know what bad chess is but this is definitely worse lmao

  10. I've tried a game with a regular opponent. I set up a double randomised 960 set up – both sides are randomised separately, or I just set each side up arbitrarily to be different, but within 960 rules. We then look at the board. My opponent gets to decide: either take which side they'd prefer, or go first. I take the other side and go first, or I take either side but go 2nd, respectively. I like asymmetrical games and this works.

  11. cant white going first just be fixed with a coin flip

  12. This is retarded. You have to invent a game with ZERO technology.

    Poker is already a game of chance.

    Backgammon is also a good compromise of chance and logic.

  13. I already have an idea.

    Make chess a bi-athlon.

    Western Chess and Chinese Chess.

    For a championship, 5 games of each, add up the score. Flip a coin to see who goes first in one and thus second in the other for each pair of games.

  14. The direction of play also should be random 😂

  15. Wanna play some good chess?
    Sure, let me get the board set up..
    Next Tuesday : move 1, Stalemate.
    0.0, what did you expect?

  16. A simpler solution to both problems would be to flip a coin to see who moves next.

  17. I just throw the pieces at the board and see where they land

  18. This is shit. Alternatively white still goes first but after whits first move black has the choice to switch control of the armies.

    White still gets to go first. But if their first move is part of some well known tactic for an easy victory black can just take it and punish white for doing it.

  19. "Chess when played perfectly is a draw" so in a short statement it depends on the level of chess and who the "advantage" goes to.

  20. Dat too complicated … it's not a game … but a "situation" during a game.

  21. No, this would inherently create an even larger advantage due to chance.
    Imagine opponent has 3+ pawns right next to the final row

  22. Math isn't real and chess should let me murder instead of trying to keep a king from moving

  23. so this is great, i honest to god love this idea.

    however, clearly the computer is stupid and doesnt know what a good board is. so i propose an update

    *good chess deluxe*

    its the same concept but both sides gets all pieces and we make the board 16 by 16 size to make the chaos expand greatly. all you need is 4 boards and a d4 to support the scale

  24. This is easily the stupidest thing i watched with chess in the title. Great video

  25. I'm honestly disappointed that this is meant as satire as I think it's actually a good variant.

  26. It’s weird cuz black has the exact same advantage.

  27. memorized every combination of randomness in a book lol

  28. I think that white starting first isn’t much of an advantage plus you can chose which you play but even if you can’t, back can have an idea of what white is planning to do since white plays first

  29. This plus nightmare chess bundle is perfect.

  30. "chess but it takes an hour just to setup the board"

  31. Best thing I can say about CBG is that at least it's better than CRT.

  32. Wow, why did it take 8 days to upload? 🙃

  33. You are aware there is a possibility that machines could predict the correct paths as well, no?

  34. i have a serious version: randomise both back rows and also then evaluate them.

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