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Game Reviews by Thom Diment

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Cannibal Chess and Absorption Chess. Pieces gain the powers of a piece they take. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Thom Diment wrote on 2012-05-11 UTCGood ★★★★
I recently played Cannibal chess with a group of friends, although we play the game with normal Kings, which we prefer because increases the chances of checkmates if he is able to take a powerful piece and this also allows a player to deal with an opponent's passed pawns without sacrificing a piece to do so.
In a recent game, a player was able to create a real-game position to win a game (against a normally stronger opponent) with eight queens (one on the eighth rank of each file) by having his peices canibalise the enemy pawns one by one, then promoting them. A strange outcome, but it made for a good photo.

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