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Royal Amazon Chess. Queens are replaced by Royal Amazons. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sam Trenholme wrote on Wed, Mar 1, 2006 07:05 AM UTC:
My impression: This game will probably need a 'bare amazon' rule (if all pieces except the amazon are taken, the person with just the amazon loses).

I am also very leery of games where the royal piece becomes very powerful; my worry is that this will result in more drawish games, since it is not practical to mount an attack against the opponent's royal piece. Strategys like sacrificing a piece to get a strong attack against the opponent's king (think FIDE Chess world champions Morphy and Tal) just don't work because the amazon can too easily retreat.

- Sam