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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Georg Dunkel.

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Flowerman wrote on 2010-03-02 UTCGood ★★★★
It's interesting idea to make smallest possible chess variant. But, i
think what it's not chess (or shogi) at all: players have only one piece
and they don't move (expect droping). I think: chess with 2 squares, many
(at least 3 for each player) pieces, moves and captures MUST be invented!!!
By they way, here 2 squares is really absolute minimum for chess. But i
suggest to author of these small shogi: make absolutely without suares and
one piece for both player (or even without pieces at all playing only with
words)! It's not irony it will be really good idea (although it will not
be chess or shogi).
But for absolute minimum of chess, there MUST be game with two squares,
several pieces, moves and captures!
But it will be 1D game... Absolute minimum for 2D chess is 3 squares (and 4
squares for 3D game).

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