• Quick blast of 1812 Overture whenever piece taken
  • Initial six move restriction on advancing pawns leaves players “just pissing about with their knights”
  • The world discovers a new word: Chessitainment
  • Frenzied bidding for Gary Kasparov at player auction
  • The Absolute Vodka toilet break
  • Number of squares reduced to increase excitement
  • Slow motion replays of castling
  • En passant capture sends cheerleaders crazy!
  • “It’s a Max Mobile checkmate!”
  • Huge talent drain at start of domestic English chess league