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 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Andrew  Bartmess. Tridimensional Chess (Star Trek). Three-dimensional chess from Star Trek. (x7, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2006-10-08 UTC
The editors received the following correspondance from Rainer Hecker:

Dear Sirs and Madam’s,

thank you for this fascinating Page about “Star Trek Chess”. But if my
information is correct you have made two mistakes:

No movable Level (or in Star Trek terminology “Attack Board”) is ever
placed below, always above a corner! For some reasons: 1. Continuous use
would wear the Boards and Pins so that the Attack Boards would hold any
longer upside down. 2. I have never an Attack Board below a corner,
neither in the original series nor in any of its following series.

The position of the pieces at the start of the game is not correct.
According to my sources the queen and king start the game on the Attack
Boards occupying the places of the knights in your diagram. the knights
start the game on the Main Boards on the outer lines occupying the places
of the bishops in your picture. The bishops start on the inner lines
occupying the places of king and queen in your diagram.

yours sincerely
Rainer Hecker