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 By Charles  Gilman. Nearlydouble Chess. A 2d variant with the whole of two identical sets minus the second King. (11x11, Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2007-03-15 UTC

I've only just read the comments, as for some reason the first one didn't get e-mailed to me. My first thoughts are as follows.

1: I'd be reluctant to go to 11x12 as that would over twice the FIDE number of squares and so no longer 'nearly' double in that aspect.

2: You're right about the point in pieces not being demoted or lost due to another piece being captured. I'll try to rephrase it to make this clear. As for promoting if you have the full quota, yes, the first two must become Queens.

3: I am indeed planning a Nearlydouble Wildebeest Chess, on a board of 14 ranks by 15 files, and decreasingly powerful double Pawn moves from successive ranks.