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The Chess Variant Pages



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

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Jose Carrillo wrote on 2009-10-02 UTC
Thanks David.

I wasn't aware of White Elephant Chess or the Great Elephants.

I stand corrected I my evaluation of the strenght of the Silver Elephant.

I based my statement more on my short experience playing with the Silver Elephant and the Bishop on the same board, than empirically.

While the feeling from my short experience playing the Silver Elephant was that they were both similar in value.

Mathematically, these are my value estimates on a 10x10 board:

Bishop 3
Rook 10.5
Queen 16
Knight 5
Silver Elephant 4

What I was surpise to find out was that the Silver elephant was weaker to the Knight.

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