[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Knightless symmetric chess. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]H. G. Muller wrote on 2010-05-20 UTC> but I am quite sure that a Ferz, even free of Fortress restrictions, > is far weaker than a Mao. This is not so obvious. Embedded in a context of ortho-Chess pieces on 8x8, a Mao tested almost exactly as half a Knight (i.e. two Maos vs one Knight was a balanced game to the precision I could measure), while one Knight vs two Ferzes had only a very light advantage for the Knight (about a quarter Pawn). So with the standard value 325 (centi-Pawn) for the Knight, that would make Ferz = 150, and Mao = 162. Note, however that because of the color-boundedness of the Ferz a pair-bonus is likely involved, so the proper statement would be: Ferz pair = 300 cP. I could not determine the value of the bonus with Fairy-Max (which is unaware of pair bonuses, and thus would naively trade away the pair advantage before it has the opportunity to manifest itself). The Mao is a very awkward piece. Two moves can be blocked on a single square with impunity. A Ferz cannot be blocked.