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JT K wrote on 2017-12-01 UTC

I haven't had a chance to play this yet, so I refrain from a rating at this time.  It looks really cool though, as I love both chess and poker.  I personally tried to come up with a combination game like this, but didn't come up with anything this good.  It's quite interesting for sure.

My only concern, as Ben sort of hinted at, is the way that the game ends.  I would personally prefer if the betting was on entirely what happens in the chess game (the checkmate), not on the comparison of cards.  Each "hand" would be really just a quick game of chess, and you'd bet (or fold) based on what's happening on the board, which becomes more and more clear as you go on. 

As it exists now though, the end result of cards doesn't seem to be something that builds predictably over time, where you can predict what their opponent might hold.  It seems so random, like: "I've been collecting four 8's in my hand, and my opponent collected four 5's, so I win."  I wouldn't even care what happens in the chess game.  I would just hold off until I have a decent poker hand, letting my opponent checkmate me.  You see what I mean?

So anyway, the general gameplay of betting and drawing, and setting up a very complex position would be a lot of fun.  I might even expand the board size if it was about checkmate alone.  But it's your game, not mine :)

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