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It was last modified on: 2006-03-06
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Pretentious Chess. All Pieces can move as and demote to a Knight. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2006-12-29 UTC
Regarding the previous question about the value of the pieces, it is always tricky to know with games with off-the-beaten-path rules such as this one. It appears to me, however, that the values should mostly stay the same since they have all been augmented in the same way, with the obvious exception being the Knight. The Knight is not augmented, but is still a good piece because it can move as a Knight without being demoted. I would say that the values remain the same, except that the Knight is about half a pawn weaker. And, when a piece moves as a Knight and is demoted, it becomes the same value as the Knight. I assign no value to the King whether or not it has been demoted - as a royal piece, its value is infinite.