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Game Reviews by Stephen Stockman

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Schoolbook. 8x10 chess with the rook + knight and bishop + knight pieces added. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-27 UTCGood ★★★★
Thank you gentlemen for your thoughtful and insightful comments

4-Way ChessBROKEN LINK!. Commercial fourhanded chess variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Roberto Cassano just conceeded his match to me at 4-0, therefore I am extending the tournament entry deadline indefinitely, so if anyone wants to try to beat me for the 2006 World 4-Way Chess Championship and the $250 Prize I am still accepting all challengers.

Dead Ringers Chess. Double chess game with twin pieces that are captured simultaneously. (8x8x2, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This is a very fun and intriguing game, good job adrian.
I'm wondering if you want to add it to the 2006 Chess Variants World
Championship starting now.

Schoolbook. 8x10 chess with the rook + knight and bishop + knight pieces added. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
try me in a game of Deluxe Chess for the World Championship

Capablanca Random Chess. Randomized setup for Capablanca chess. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-21 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
u could be the lucky 12000'th visitor at my 4-way chess web-site

Assimilation Chess. Increase your material by assimilating your opponent's pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-08-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Can a knight assimilate with a queen?
In reading the rules it appears they my not, is that correct?

BordahBee. Missing description (8x8x2, Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-08-18 UTCGood ★★★★
If you want to move a unit on one board and you dont have any armies of the specific calibur required to move on the second board, what happens? Do you simply not move on the second board, or is the first move disallowed?

Dead Ringers Chess. Double chess game with twin pieces that are captured simultaneously. (8x8x2, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-08-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I think some clarification of the rules is required. I assume, if a piece is captured on the first move of your turn its twin is immediately removed from the other board b4 you make the second move of your turn. The rules say that the first person to capture the enemy king wins. I assume this means that check and check-mate do not apply, or do you play that you can only move into check if you are already in check-mate? Also, if a player captures a piece on the first move of his turn and removing its twin allows a (un)disclosed check on the second board you may simply capture the enemy king (and its twin) and win the game. Sounds like fun!

House of Mirrors Chess. Mirrors and reflective pieces add interesting twists to strategy by making pieces appear in 2 or 3 places at the same time. (8x8, Cells: 87) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-07-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
the mirrors make me crazy, i guess i just need someone to talk to, and at least here i know people who like chess variants just like me. hey , why dont u play me in a game, i have several open games u can play

Four Handed Chess (I). Information on different variants of four handed chess on plus-shaped board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-06-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
World 4-Way Chess Championship

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-05-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
You know u can play this 4 handed chess on the game courier, one of u guys should go there and challenge me to a game for the World's 4-Way Chess Championship

Four Handed Chess II. More variants of four handed chess on plus-shaped boards. (Cells: 160) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-05-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
See the modern version of 4-Way Chess at: 4-Way Chess Web-site

Four Handed Chess (I). Information on different variants of four handed chess on plus-shaped board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-05-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have a new rule set similar to yours, although we play 4-Way Chess on the
Dessau board. Its called REGICIDE RULES, the king must be actually captured
rather than just check-mated. Even when check-mated a player still gets to
make a move even if moving into check, and sometimes check-mate can be
evaded, it is intense. After a king is killed the rest of his pieces
remain on the board and can not move except to capture. See the rules at
this link:

http://hometown.aol.com/taurusgaming/regicide.html

4-Way ChessBROKEN LINK!. Commercial fourhanded chess variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-05-14 UTCGood ★★★★
Entries for the 2006 World 4-Way Chess Championship on-line will be accepted until August 1, 2006. $250 First Place Prize is guaranteed by Taurus Games. Games will be played by regicide rules, partners can confer in the tournament. When i play over the board with friends we usually play no table talk allowed, but its up to the players to agree on kibbitzing rules b4 the game. The standard email - tournament time controls will be used in tournament games.

Azchess. Missing description (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-05-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
looks like a cool game, I have an open invitation up if anyone wants to play

4-Way ChessBROKEN LINK!. Commercial fourhanded chess variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-02-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
'Trust and doubt' situations in this game can be very interesting. When playing with amatuers I often say, 'never trust your partner to protect your pieces'. Generally I will avoid risky assaults that are dependent on my partner's help, I have lost too many men that way. On the other hand, if your partner is a very good chess player then the co-operative double attacks are what make this game so much fun.

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