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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2000-12-28
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Doug  Vogel. Chess on a 12 by 12 board. Orthodox chess but with additional squares around the setup. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Doug Vogel wrote on 2007-05-24 UTC
Its been a while since I looked in here, but I've been playing this game occasionally with friends. Our skill levels are, putting it kindly, rather low. However I noticed that over many games, as my friends became accustomed to the larger playing field, modified their style of play to take advantage of the added space. Generalizing from this admittedly limited sample set I suspect equally matched opponents, when first exposed to a 12x12 game, would initially play in their comfort zones, i.e. a traditional 8x8 game, but start experimenting with the bigger field over time. I will admit that the first and last 2 rows 'behind' the pieces are typically empty until well into the end game.