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It was last modified on: 2008-08-12
 By Rich  Hutnik. Dipole Chess. A cross between Chess and the game Dipole by Mark Steere. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2008-08-20 UTC
Dipole Chess has to have a theoretical maximum number of turns; therefore, it must be less deep than chess. But I would argue that it is a very different game, chaotic in the mathematical sense of very similar starting points that have very different end points. This produces a game that seems opaque, extremely difficult to project moves turns ahead in any meaningful way. Moves that are good at one moment can be terrible several turns later, and save you several turns after that. It certainly provides dramatic tension, though. Reversals should be expected during the games. It was an interesting game to try out.