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Meta Chess. Game where players decide how the pieces move and where they go. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-03-20 UTC
I am glad someone found this.  Anyhow, it is obvious that this version of
chess would need work.  It was much more of a framework that can be used. 
The idea now for working with the Seirawan, IAGO or whatever, is to come up
with some framework to be able to standardize the introduction and testing
of chess variants.  In Meta Chess you see a part of the puzzle.  The idea
here isn't now to be most clever, but get things moving.  IAGO is going
to want to have a way to standardize around the Capablanca school, and
have it so that it will be able to expand and adjust over time and not get
bogged down in over-analyzed chess.

Again, thanks for mentioning this.  By the way, the definition of gating
does need to be finalized so it isn't the same thing as a drop, but
rather it is a  specialized drop.  One could even think of a pawn
promotion as a form of gating.