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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-02-06
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and John  Gollon. Inventor: Henry  Bird. Bird's Chess. Chess variant on 10 by 8 board from 19th century England. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Ayer wrote on 2009-10-19 UTC
Why is it that this game, Bird's Chess, has a page by that title, with 'bird' in the URL, but the comments file calls it 'The Emperor's Game'? In all other games that I have checked, the game and its comments go by the same name.

Years ago I read that Bird called his R+N the Prince, and put it beside the king, and his B+N the Princess, and put it beside the queen. He may have experimented somewhat.