[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment CCCHess,Demon Vs SSShess. Pieces from Demon Chess face off against those from Super Symchess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Larry Smith wrote on 2006-05-10 UTCYes, the standard Demon game has all the leapers on the back row. This was entirely intentional to prevent the early use of leapers in a rather leaper-heavy game. In other words, with this set-up, the players will need to make a few developing moves. And this also slows down the use of the 'castling' move, since another piece must be moved before this privilege can be exercised. But I also have noted(at the bottom of the Demon Game webpage) that Knights can be moved forward one rank at setup if the players want that particular form of play. And it would be a mistake to think that early occupation of the central cells of the field would be advantageous. Those two Queens are similar to Free Kings in some Shogi variants, creating a lot of pressure on the central files. After a series of violent exchanges, you could simply end up with a really big hole in the center of your defenses. It may be best to simply threaten the central cells of the field, concentrating the efforts on the flanks. But I would not advocate exchanging the positions of the Knights and Bishops. The initial position of the Bishop is to support Pawn structure development and take advantage of the powers of the Cardinals and Queens.