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Kings. A modest variant with more than one king. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Derek Nalls wrote on 2007-06-15 UTCGood ★★★★
experiments in symmetry
Mirror West Chess
8H x 10W
http://www.chessvariants.org/index/listcomments.php?itemid=ExpSym

Just a few months ago, I independently proposed 1 of the 3 'kings' games
Abdul-Rahman Sibahi created.  Note that I did nothing with it.  No ZOG
implementation or Game Courier preset (if possible).  I hope ARS shows
more initiative than I.

'Is not the 10 x 8 version with two kings more symmetrical than
symmetrical variants with just one king?  Because a solo king stands out
as an asymmetry to the rest of the pieces on the board.'

Yes, it is impossible to symmetrically place one king upon an 8H x 10W
board because there is no defined, single center file.  Since there are
two center files, two kings are required.