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George Duke wrote on 2005-01-16 UTC
There is no promotion to Queen in standard 8x10 FC (USP5690334). There in actual play, promotion choices turn out roughly as follows: Rook 40% of the time, Falcon 40%, Knight 10%, Bishop 10%. So, unlike the old orthodox chess, a player really wants a N or B sometimes. Given the constraint of 100 squares, Aronson's version here is about as good as my FC100. Simply Aronson adds the empty back ranks to standard 8x10 FC and complexifies promotion rules, to distinguish a new version. That's fine:(FC patent claims cover all 453,600 initial positions including these two.) For serious chess, I don't like two promotion Zones as well, like in both of these 100-sq. FC forms. Thanks for the attention to my invention.

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