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Bilateral Chess. Game on 12x8 board adding Lions, switching Cannons, Wizards and pushing Elephants, but keeping the standard array in the middle. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2010-01-26 UTC
Here 6 years ago was expressed Antoine Fourriere's design philosophy: http://www.chessvariants.org/index/displaycomment.php?commentid=5623. Bilateral is intent on ''retaining the f7 weakness and the unguarded Rooks.'' As Centennial begins describing itself as ''holy grail,'' Bilateral opens with comparisons to both Xiangqi and OrthoChess. Fourriere rejects in analysis all of Camel, Gnu, Champion, Wizard, Cannon, Vao, Leo, Gryphon, Centaur, and Champion for Next Chesses. Has not the inventor hit upon a Next Chess solution in Cannon/Canon and Murray Lion without the two extra piece-types? This Lion is modified to exclude one-step non-capturing. Cannon/Canon has same destinations as 1930s' Leo but differently. The familiar line-up is retained inside, as is done with Bifurcators(#1) on 68 (rather than 80) and Unicorn Great(#5). msd