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It was last modified on: 2005-02-15
 By Fergus  Duniho. Experiments in Symmetry. Several experimental games to test whether perfect symmetry makes a game better.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Derek Nalls wrote on 2007-06-28 UTC
Thank you for directing me to Double King Chess by Parton! This is just what the 'experiments in symmetry' need as a second somewhat-suitable game for comparison. However, I would not use the game exactly as invented. In fact, I would reinvent it substantially and give it a different name appropriately. Essentially, I think of this opening setup as 'Mirror East Chess' (compared to 'Mirror West Chess') where the 5 eastern files from standard Chess are duplicated onto the west thereby creating a symmetrical opening setup of 8H x 10W. With 2 royal pieces, 2 royal wazirs or 2 royal ferzes would be used instead of 2 kings (royal men) to prevent the game from being too drawish. Moreover, the game-winning condition would be extinction of BOTH royal pieces to increase game stability and decrease the first-move-of-the-game advantage (for white).