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It was last modified on: 2008-12-27
 By Jose  Carrillo. Courier Chess Moderno. Missing description (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jose Carrillo wrote on 2008-12-29 UTC
Agreed. My exposure to Makruk has helped me find a newfound love for the tiny limited old queens (Ferz).

My original intention for Courier Chess Moderno was to create a variant that still had a Courier Chess flavour, and I feel that adding the modern powerful queen to the game is a step too drastic.

I must admit, the OTB Courier Chess Moderno games I played were quite exciting and interesting without the powerful queen. Try it out!

I'm working on a couple Mini Courier Chess Moderno ideas, where I'm getting rid of the Ferz and the Wazir, shrinking the board, and still utilizing my new Elephant, which counteracts very well the colorbound Bishops (Couriers).

I will also experiment with your 11x8 board suggestion with the Bishop's Adjustment rule, although I fear that the odd shape 11x8 board might hinder the popularity of such a variant.