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David Paulowich wrote on 2007-10-02 UTC

John, Victorian Chess is a good name for this variant. I have no plans to post a page of my own. You should add a link to Greg's ChessV program. Your idea of adding new pieces (and pawns) to the edges of the FIDE setup has been the starting point for several chess variants from Shako to Rose Chess XII.

An example of checkmate underpromotion:
H. Reinle - M. Lange (Murnau 1936) 
1. e4 e5 2. f4 f5 3. exf5 e4 4. Qh5+ g6 
5. fxg6 h6 6. g7+ Ke7 7. Qe5+ Kf7 8. gxh8=N# 1-0 

[EDIT] If you are interested in promotion puzzles, take a look at my 2006-01-10 comment to Bruce Zimov's Knightmate.

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