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It was last modified on: 2014-06-19
 By Charles  Gilman. Unidirectional arrays on standard boards. Both players in the same direction, as Viking Chess, but on boards of correspondiyng face-to-face variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-01-01 UTC
Well it seems to have worked - even though the preview always shows the user ID. I am not convinced that this kind of variant is as bad for forward-only pieces as you make out. Thre is still a race to get pieces to the far end and promotion, and players will have to choose between pushing them to promotion and holding the stronger ones back to ambush enemies as they cross their paths. The Bishop's quickest route to promotion is on the enemy files, so deployment of suitable pieces to prevent this could be advantageous. A more unusual feature is the relationship between opposing part-symmetric pieces. These are now placed to best attack each other by sidling up, and will be able to make non-mutual threats.