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Courier 'de la Dama'. Courier Chess with a Modern Queen and Crooked Bishops. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nuno Cruz wrote on 2008-12-03 UTC
Mr. Duke, you are perfectly right! I contradicted myself, thoug the
thoughts are years apart. I created Courier de la Dama five years ago.
I believe it was well accepted by the community of this site. And I like
to play it (I confess I'm such a poor player I did not yet had the
courage to play with real people over here..)

The original courier chess is game with much interest and playbale as it
is (interesting to analise is: its slower pace is because of the lack of
Queen or the dimensions fo the board?), the Alfil seams almost out of
place when compering to the other pieces. That is whay I proposed to play
it with Alibabas instead of Alfil. My ideia was: we have a piece that goes
to all squares on the board (Rook), other to half (Courier) and other to
half of that (Alibaba). The question is: could we still call it courier
chess? I believe so, althoug possibly every one would disagree.