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Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-05-31 UTC
A recent astronomical discovery inspired an idea for a further variant of this. The discovery was announced by Bonnard Teegarden, so how about a Tee Garden Chess? As here, the board is 10x10-4x4, but with the middle interpreted as a lake as in Seenschach. The squares orthogonally adjoining the lake have tees from which pieces can hit golf balls orthogonally across the lake. To stop pieces by the lake becoming too powerful placing a ball should count as one move and hitting it as another. If there are pieces beyond the lake the one nearest the player is removed. A Pawn can be promoted by either reaching, or hitting a ball to, its promotion rank (whether or not an enemy piece is there). This makes all files suitable for Pawns (and some Pawn treks potentially quite short!), so I would suggest Carrera's array.

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