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The Duke of Rutland's Chess. Large variant from 18th century England. (14x10, Cells: 140) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-05-07 UTC
Claudio Martins Jaguaribe recently described an alternate piece setup for Duke of Rutland's Chess. I agree wih him. I currently am playing a game of DoR and I find that using conventional pieces (including 4 Knights and 4 Bishops per side) on such a large board is not very exciting Chess. I think the Duke might not have been aware of Chancellors and Marshalls and so that he stuck to essentially doubling chess - but where did he get the idea for the Concubine piece? Playing this game one is reminded of the earlier debate regarding using more powerful pieces for larger boards. Duke of Rutland Chess could certainly make use of more powerful pieces.