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Georgi Markov wrote on Mon, Jan 9, 2023 01:33 PM UTC in reply to Jörg Knappen from Sun Jan 1 07:24 AM:

Thank you very much for your comments!

You certainly have a point. It never occurred to me that Oettinger might have been just guessing, I assumed he knew the author's name from elsewhere and opted for "Tressau" even though the last letter looks a lot like "n" indeed. Plus the only Tressans I could find while surfing the web were French.

On an unrelated subject, I shamelessly appropriated your Archchancellor and Crown Princess for a reformed variant of the Duke of Rutland's chess based on Charles Gilman's Modern Manners, here: https://hal-univ-paris13.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03737330/document

(And of course the short superqueen suggested by Stefan Härtel and me for a reformed version of Turkish great chess is your Archchancellor again but I don't think I was aware of it when writing that paper). I think those two pieces (RNK and BNK) work really well on large boards.


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