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It was last modified on: 2005-12-21
 By David  Paulowich. Mir Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2005-12-22 UTCGood ★★★★
This looks like a very interesting game. It should be much faster playing than shatranj, given the coupling of a great increase in the number of long-range pieces with the forward setup. Could get some fierce shoot-outs with this setup. Some basic numbers: Shatranj FIDE Mir # non-royal pieces 7 7 9 # short-range 5 2 4 # long-range 2 5 5 So, while shatranj and Fide are opposites, Mir matches FIDE for long-range pieces and all 4 short-range Mir pieces are jumpers. But, while the rooks cancel out, the cannons and superbishop don't quite seem the equal of bishops and queen. They're certainly not quite as easy to use. Still, all other things being equal, I wouldn't want FIDE in a FIDE-Mir 'Chess with Unequal Armies' game. I would love a copy of the zrf when it's done.