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There is no queen, but 2 compounds. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jose Carrillo wrote on 2010-07-21 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I agree with Carlos, Daniil's proposal is quite interesting...

I would play it on 9x9, it reminds me of Modern Chess (with reverse symmetry).

Of course, Bishops would start up on same color squares. You are using Carlos Cetina's Bishop Conversion Rule to solve that problem.

Two other options you can try are:
- Bishop Adjustment Rule
- Using Ajax Bishops instead of regular Bishops


What do you call this variant? Frolov Chess!

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I present: Frolov Chess - Ajax Bishops Variation



With Ajax Bishops (Bishops get an additional one-step non-capturing orthogonal move (Wazir)).

I like the name Chancellor better for the N+R, and ArcBishop for the N+B compound.

Like Ajax Chess, this variation uses reverse symmetry. The initial placement of Chancellor and ArcBishop can be interchanged, but reversed symmetry must be maintained.

Pawns can move one or two steps at any time until reaching (but including) the middle (5th) rank. This will create several new opportunities for en passant captures.

This means that a white pawn at e5 can play e5-e6 or e5-e7; but a white pawn at e6 can only play e6-e7.

Does anyone want to play a game?

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