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The Chess Variant Pages



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

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MHowe wrote on 2007-03-03 UTC
'That's Chess256'

I don' see the resemblance.  Chess 256 is only about where the orthodox
pawns start.  This game is about replacing orthodox pawns with unorthodox
ones.  The only similarity is the 8 random generations.

I can't say that I think that this Random Pawns variant is a very good
idea.  Eight strange and often unsymmetrical pawns are going to make a
game with very poor clarity, and some of the pawns seem intrinsically
awkward or of little value.

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