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Vierschach. 19th Century 4-player game where allies start off at right angles to each other. (14x14, Cells: 160) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ralf Gering wrote on 2002-08-07 UTCPoor ★
Dear Hans,

your e-mail server doesn't work. My e-mail was sent back to me. Now my
comments to 'Vierschach':

Vierschach was invented by the famous German doctor Dr. G. Arthur Lutze
(1813-1870). He invented a health coffee, founded the Lutze clinic in
Koethen (Sachsen-Anhalt) and was one of the greatest homeopath.He wrote a
poem called 'Der Drachenfels' (a mountain near the former capital of
Western Germany, Bonn. The Drachenfels is also called the highest mountain
of the Netherlands, because so many Dutch people climb it.)which was set
to music by Johann Karl Gottfied Loewe (1796-1869)in 1838.  
A photo of Dr. Lutze:

The game is described in: Heinz Machatscheck. Zug um Zug: Die Zauberwelt
der Brettspiele. Verlag Neues Leben Berlin. 6th edition, 1990. (pp.

BTW you have the book in your collection, Hans (your description of
Russian Fortress Chess is based on it.)

I have rated the site as 'poor' because when I try to print it, your site
crashes the workstation of the Institute for Data Processing at Tuebingen
University. There must be a major bug in the html of your page.