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Descent Chess. Start with a King and two Pawns, then move or drop one of the remaining pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Andreas Kaufmann wrote on 2003-01-07 UTC
I played this game a lot with a computer (using Zillion) and didn't see any
evidence that the game is more drawish then standard chess. Dropping
pieces not only usefull by defence. It is also a powerful way to continue
your attack. The white can start the attack already from the first move
(e.g. Qg3), then continue it with dropping Rooks and Bishops. 

The variant suggested by Sam also looks interesting, it will stimulate
ealy droping of all pieces and delay exchanges until all of them (or
almost all of them) are on the board.