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Mikke wrote on Tue, Oct 5, 2004 05:31 AM UTC:
Hi Gregory, Im happy you had found the game playable, and I must tell you
that there is already another introduction sent and I think chessvariants
will change it very soon. Precisely in the new introduction the term
balanced is not included, for the phrase 'equalization of forces' is
certainly a rather daring concept, and I must say its a personal
appreciation, for it is not possible even for me to state that as a fact.
As you say the knight and bishop could indeed unbalance the game, tough Im
not certain of this too. Take for instance the bishop, you mention that the
knight is better than the bishop, while I personally, as a guessing more
than a proved fact, think that the bishop is a very powerful piece, for
the capacity of leaping, twisting and changing of color gives the bishop a
great adaptability to almost any structure in the board. But then again, is
this really so? Are the bishop and knight really pieces with the same or
different power? To know this for certain I think many games played during
a long amount of time are necessary.
About the changes made to the pieces they were made thinking in the
original movements and consecuently they still remain with the original
idea of its ancestors, being the change in the order of an extension of
those movements, so I think there is consistence at following a probable
evolution in the use of the pieces.

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