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It was last modified on: 2002-07-30
 By Eric V. Greenwood. Renniassance Chess. With 68 pieces on board of 12 by 12. (12x10, Cells: 120) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-02-19 UTCGood ★★★★
Enjoy and enjoin. This is a nice game, more so for its year around 1980 before the outbreak of proliferation, well, twenty years later that shows little let-up ten more years into the epidemic. Conscientiously, I played two of the 10 logs GC here of Renniassance(sic) and especially appreciate creativity of two-path (Plural path) Duke and Cavalier for their time. Having myself played, or started, hundreds GC games in five years, we see even that scratches only the surface of 3000 write-ups of Rules in CVPage and how selective choices are actually to play. Only the usual-suspect self-promoters can get attention to have theirs played, whilst no one studies deeply even half tens of thousands of Alternate Variants within articles of those stock 3000 (with icon marking 'CV'). For example, one Betza essay may have 1000 CVs embedded. This particular one's seventeen (17) piece-types, including the standard 6 for coherence, are playable on great 120 squares. In fact, 'RenChess' comes to be representative 110-144 (roughly) 'Very Large' category. It has priority, one would think, over later ones -- that for courtesy to fans need stricter exigencies (in uniqueness, mechanisms) being published at all so late as, say, 2001 or 2008. Put in other words, there exist in this size range before several Turkish Great Chesses (17th Century), fine Chess-Battle (128 squares, year 1933) and excellent award-winner Vyremorn (132 squares, 1987). It is incumbent on very large CVs afterwards to have higher burden, there being no novelty in board size per se, of raison d'e^tre. [Relevantly 'Extremely Large' has been described as up to 196 squares and same reasoning would apply.]