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The Chess Variant Pages

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

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Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-02-03 UTC
If I took all criticism of my variants personally I'd have pretty low self-esteem!
	I agree that compound oblique leapers can be overpowering on so modest a board, which is why I use them so sparingly. Perhaps I should have gone for a bigger variant and more piece types. Still, you hav einspired me to go ahead wth a comment of my own on Falcon Chess.
	Castling is a special move, but one that in FIDE Chess (and Yoto) can be replicated in just three ordinary moves if the square in front of the Rook's destination is also empty. A corresponding move can be replicated in Shogi only by dropping a captured piece, and in Xiang Qi not at all. In Xiang Qi on a Shogi Board replication takes five moves but without clearing first. So why exclude it in Yoto, even if its use would probably be rare?

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