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George Duke wrote on Sat, Feb 5, 2005 09:08 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
'DEF,LargeCV': Written up admittedly as sort of exercise, Field Chess is a good enough practice. Archers are strong Pawns though not of Cannon Pawn value, because Archers are 'progressive' going forward only. They go straight forward 1 or 2 whether capturing or not, or one diagonal only to capture. It looks to be important to get B and N through to start picking off what amounts to 16 pawns, worth thinking about; which would work better with additional back rank piece (Falcon would be perfect there). Or, a good embodiment is just Archer-Pawns numbering 8 and no Orthodox Pawns on the elongated board.

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