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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Stephane Burkhart.

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Stephane Burkhart wrote on 2005-08-19 UTC
In my viewpoint, planar pieces in 3D, supposing we could define their way
of controlling cubes, will not add anything new to standard chess. this
would be strictly 2D Chess, as you 'must' keep a prefered direction to
oppose black and whites !! If you insist, you get into sort of dead ends
(see for instance the article of Chris Witham : '3D Chess, a different
way of looking at it' on the site, like the Bishop plane with holes...)
I think my game avoids this (especially the 2nd variant with pieces
initially on board side) by giving more power to pieces so that you should
feel at ease in 3D to checkmate the King with just a few more pieces (for
example, you can generalize Anastasie Mate with 2 knights and two rooks).

As to the pawn structure, you should still get a positional game, as they
are still blocked in their extended movement whenever they encounter a
piece, and they are much more powerfull in attacks.

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