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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Darren Izzard.

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George Duke wrote on 2005-03-09 UTCPoor ★
'GHI,LargeCV': Izzard followed up with Philosopher's Chess, which won a 40-square contest, and no doubt is Excellent. As for In the Bin, another inventor's Conveyor Chess in March 1999 came up with idea of pieces on board entering conveyor square and being dumped to a specific square(f7 or g6 there). In July 1999, the similar idea of pieces off-board being 'dumped', or drop-placed, to one of three 'hot spot' squares is here implemented just as unsuccessfully as Conveyor Chess--or successfully making a bad idea worse. 'Bin-State Rule' requires keeping track of every number of every piece (for example, there are ten(10)Wazirs in the bin initially, neutral, so they may become Black or White) at every earlier move in the game. Atomic-orbital-theory-like there is no duplication of state, so as to be a new species(element), could be rough analogy. Already had a 3-8-6-2-1-4-9 for the seven piece-types in the Bin? Then a particular capture etc. is dis-allowed. No thanks, I would rather even make a move at Gess. Philosopher's Chess still looks fine, just calling each one on the merits.

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