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stephane burkhart wrote on 2006-01-24 UTC
As I don't have any further comment, apart from myself, I keep on with my
monologue (at least I hope someone will read it !).
The subject here is to mention that you can play the game with two sets
of
(real) pieces only: just take two chessboards and piece sets and revolve
one 90 degres, to make black squares on first board correspond to
white's
on the second board.
Then, each square in the first board will be divided mentaly in four
corners, each representing 'odd levels' (1,3,5,7) mapped on this plane.
Do the same with the second board, but this time mapping the 'even
levels' (2,4,6,8) on each square corners. Finally, place the pieces as
indicated in the rules (easier to visualize with the 'side' variant);
of
course, small pieces on large squares would be advisable ! Then you're
done.
I must admit it requires a bit of practice and abstraction view, but in
fact, it works ! Nevertheless, real 8 levels 'plateau' would be nice to
built, like the one Arni Thoroddsen did and commented in the
chessvariants
site...

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