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It was last modified on: 2004-07-05
 By Jörg  Knappen. Quinquereme Chess. Large variant with a new piece, the Quinquereme. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-12-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
That is a tolerable self-assessment about Gross, Fergus. I do not like it because as in most Duniho's there is nothing new, no novel piece-type nor rules mechanism. Uncreative. However, the modus operandi often works, purely new combinations of existing elements, such as in throwing all the neat stuff into Eurasian Chess. Presto, something pretty good, once in a while the whole being greater than the parts by, hey, what, synergy, synergistic. Here is a 12x12 that has really unique piece carried over from the same Knappen's Quintessential, based on new piece-type Quintesssence. Pentere is more powerful compound of Quintessence. Does it compare in value to Amazon? No, it's stronger. The rating upgrades from before. There are about 40 or 50 ''Gross'' (=144-squares) CVs here within our website.