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Victorian Chess. Capablanca variant with the most powerful pieces starting on the outside. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on 2007-09-30 UTC

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for Unicorn 80 can be found in this EXT: Chess Diagram PDF file. I played a game with David Howe from Aug. 24th to Sep. 5th, 2001, which is listed on the old PBM Game Logs page - sadly that PBM system is no longer functional.

Back in January, 2002 Fergus Duniho created a Unicorn Great Chess Preset for me - with the more usual 'mirror symmetry' on the 10x10 board. I have crashed two hard drives since then and cannot remember my discussions with Greg Strong about replacing the Unicorns with Archbishops on 80 squares.