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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 2007-03-17 UTC
132 is not 'nearly' twice 64 in the sense of being just short of it. It is surely more logical to have just under twice the number of both squares and pieces than to have just over twice one and just under twice the other. The latter would exacerbate the change in piece density (in the case of your suggestion to 46.97%) rather than partially cancel it out (in the case of this variant to 51.24%).