[ 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 Double Chess 16 x 8. On 16 by 8 board. (16x8, Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]David Short wrote on 2006-07-15 UTCGreg, when players play games by email on Richard's PBM Server, everytime that someone makes a move (by sending in the move in the subject line of an email to [email protected] the body of the email is used for sending comments to your opponent), the server sends out an ASCII diagram to both players showing the updated position and the last few moves played. Doublechess is one of the easiest chess variants to set up in real life. All you need is two chess sets of identical size. Replace the 2nd set of kings with a 3rd set of queens. If you don't have a 3rd set of queens, use common household items like coins or salt and pepper shakers to represent them until they get captured. Also ZILLIONS OF GAMES is great for recording and analysing doublechess positions--- the doublechess files for ZILLIONS OF GAMES can be downloaded for free and are linked to doublechess' rules page on this site. I have been playing on Richard's PBM server for years. One of the advantages of playing on that site is that all games become rated, thus players can achieve ratings in any game, much like one could have a chess rating. Play on the server is very convenient once you get the hang of it. Why don't you sign up for a free userid and password and then email me your userid to sign up? Right now I'm organizing an Omegachess tournament on Richard's PBM but it probably won't be long before I also announce a new Doublechess tournament on the server too.