The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Jörg Knappen.

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Jörg Knappen wrote on 2012-01-26 UTC
Thanks for your comment. I estimate the Remarkable Rookies on the stronger side compared to the FIDEs, bit inside the error margin: I rate the Short Rook 4 Points, the Half Duck 5 Points, the Woody Rook 3 Points and the Chancellor 9 Point (half point less than a Queen), giving a total of 33 Points. Thus the Rookies are halfway between the FIDEs and the original Nutty Knights in strength.

Ralph Betza gauges his armies based on play between humans, this is an important point. Human chess masters play the FIDEs much better than the different armies, therefore there FIDEs have a bonus, and the unusual pieces have a malus. Thus Ralphs estimates are still valid for human players, unless we have grandmasters of Chess with different armies.

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