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George Duke wrote on 2018-05-07 UTCGood ★★★★

Fifteen years til the first comment and rating now.

Sava made New-Chess by 1973, in time for the second edition of Gollon's book.  There are Marshall RN (but not Cardinal BN), Amazon RBN and Gnu N-Camel.  Then Betza and Cohen came up with Tutti-Frutti in 1978 with the 'Capablanca two' and Amazon again, this time on 8x8.  So it appears Betza and Cohen got some inspiration from then recent New-Chess and thought it important to put their similar piece mix on little 8x8. New CVs were fewer and further between those decades. In fact, Betza always designed 1970s through 2003 on 8x8 with two exceptions.  His 'Outrigger' article adds files to get 8x10, and Chess on Really Big Board has four 8x8 boards for 256 squares.*

No allowing in New-Chess for Pawn three-step, but it has perfect implementation of modern free castling with the King moving over 2 or more but not past Rook.  Gollon's book has a few dozen CVs exhibited, nothing like the couple thousand of Pritchard 'ECV'  twenty years later.

Aronson calls Complete Permutation Chess more flamboyant 'Tutti-Uti-Frutti Chess' in that one's text, and if I had noticed the above sequence more carefully I would have approved TUF over bland CPC. Complete Permutation adheres to idea of using each possible bi-compound once -- originating in Betza & Cohen.

*Betza's Chessopoly and Race Chess are 64-square 4 x 16.

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