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Chess on a Longer Board with a few Pieces Added. On a 10 row by 8 column board, with three new pieces. (8x10, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Cary wrote on 2006-12-05 UTC

'the Knights can no longer move on the first turn'

If someone insists that Knights must be able to move on the first turn, the first solutions that came to my mind are:

  • * Initally place *all* the pawns on the 4th rank (on both ends), rather than the 3rd rank (this would probably speed up the game opening), or
  • * Initially place the pawn at C3 (blocking the Knight) at C2 instead, eliminating the mysterious 'empty gap' in the initial position.