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It was last modified on: 2008-10-13
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Dave  McCooey. Hexagonal chess. Chess on a board, made out of hexes. Variant of Dave McCooey. (Cells: 91) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Dave McCooey wrote on 2006-05-26 UTC
To clarify, Glinski's pawn capture does not advance the pawn one step closer to promotion as in regular chess. It advances the pawn 1/2 of a step closer. In my variant, a pawn capture advances the pawn 3/2 of a step closer, so neither variant emulates regular chess perfectly in this regard. The diagonal pawn capture used in my variant allows pawn chains to behave as they do in regular chess, which is not true of Glinski's pawn chains. For example, it is impossible in Glinski's chess to have interlocking head-to-head (blocked) pawn chains where the pawns can't capture each other. Try creating something equivalent to the following regular chess pawn chain: White pawns on f3, e4, d5; Black pawns on f4, e5, d6. All 6 pawns are immobile, they cannot capture each other, and each side forms a protection chain starting at an unprotected base pawn. In my variant, the equivalent would be White pawns on g4, f6, e7; Black pawns on g5, f7, e8. In Glinski's variant, it can't be done: Either the pawns can capture each other, or the pawns on each side don't form a protection chain. (Note: I am labeling hexes using the bent-rank notation where the 1st rank consists of the 11 hexes on White's edge of the board. The hex in the center of the board is f6.)