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It was last modified on: 2005-11-19
 By Gary K. Gifford. Queens or Castles. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-07-06 UTC
Michael: To answer your question, 'Do the Queeen's starting squares need to be empty for the synergism move? Yes. Because synergism [which allows a player to exchange 2 of his Queens for 4 Rooks] does two things: (1)it replaces each of 2 Queens with a Rook and (2) it adds a Rook to each of the Queens’ original starting squares. Note: L.L. Smith's nice Zillions .zrf of this game lets you practice synergisms and the program will perform them too. Thanks for the question.