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The Chess Variant Pages

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

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Anonymous wrote on 2002-08-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have recently played this variant (or 'upgrade') and found it very interesting. The new peices certainly are different, and the barons proved to be very useful. <p> Usually when I play standard chess, no pawn ever has a chance of being promoted. However, here the addition of the jester has the ability to skip around other pawns with its diagonal advance (very useful). The jester certainly helped the pawn cause. <p> When playing, players must be careful <i> never </i> to let their opponent obtain a sorceror, as this peice will very easily be their downfall. I learned this the hard way the first time I played. Mr. Munzlinger said the board needed more mating power, and there is no doubt the sorceror gives it that. <p> I beleive that Mr. Munzlinger did a very good job of what he wanted to accomplish. The larger board and new peices make for a more interesting and fun game, and I beleive this is one of the better variations (upgrades) out there.

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