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It was last modified on: 2001-10-05
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Almost chess. One queen has combined rook and knight moves. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2007-10-03 UTC
It is interesting that Betza states the Marshall is worth the same as the queen, but when there's only one Marshall on the board, it goes to white. With the Marshall actually being worth fractionally less that the queen, does this arrangement eliminate white's first move advantage? Conversely, if black is the only one to have the Marshall, how does this affect the win-lose ratio? It seems on first glance that white would gain a greater advantage, for knowing the opening lines with a queen, and black would need to figure out a new opening. Does such a result mean the queen is better than the Marshall, or much of anything?