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Kevin Pacey wrote on Sat, Dec 1, 2018 04:22 AM UTC:

For this game's 10x8 board I tentatively put P=1; N=3.38(or 3.25 approx.); B=3.75; WAD(or Champion)=4.29(or 4.25 approx.); R=5.5; Q=R+B+P=10.25 and K's fighting value=3.2. Note that a WAD plus a K can force mate vs. lone K (on 10x8) in well under 50 moves. This variant's design was inspired by my desire to use a symmetrically moving piece type along with a FIDE army, and the fact that a WAD plus K can deliver mate vs. lone K reasonably quickly (on 10x8) gave using the WAD piece type a bonus (and this piece's mating potential also inspired my later inventing certain 10x10, 12x8 and 12x10 variants that included the type, for the sake of using it on various board sizes of varying degrees of popularity). Fast castling rules are used in this variant to try to facilitate king safety and development. Note that all the pawns are protected in the setup.

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