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It was last modified on: 2016-05-10
 By Charles  Gilman. AltOrth Hex Chess. Hexagonal variant using pieces moving only one way along each orthogonal. (11x11, Cells: 91) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-09-12 UTCGood ★★★★

I did not played it yet, but idea is very interesting! I was thining of hexagonal game with similar pieces, good that i have read this page before posting it!

It's certainly much more logical than Wellisch chess and it's good place for pawns from Glinsky chess. It's alternative variant of 'standart' hexagonal pieces. The only advantage of McCooey chess is that bishops are colorbound and knights are colorswitching.

The only thing that i can't understand: Korean elephant (zebra) analogue is sennight. If i'm right, sennights are knights from Glinsky-McCooey chess. Zebra analogue should have only half of sennight's moves, while other half is camel analogue. And full sennight is, of course, bison analogue. On this diagram i marked zebra analogue's moves with 'z' and camel analogue's moves with 'c':

________________ ___/ . \___ ________________
____________ ___/ . \___/ . \___ ____________
________ ___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___ ________
____ ___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___ ____
 ___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___
/ . \___/ . \___/ c \___/ c \___/ . \___/ . \
\___/ . \___/ z \___/ . \___/ z \___/ . \___/
/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \
\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/
/ . \___/ z \___/ . \___/ . \___/ z \___/ . \
\___/ . \___/ . \___/ x \___/ . \___/ . \___/
/ . \___/ c \___/ . \___/ . \___/ c \___/ . \
\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/
/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \
\___/ . \___/ c \___/ . \___/ c \___/ . \___/
/ . \___/ . \___/ z \___/ z \___/ . \___/ . \
\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/
____\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/____
________\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/________
____________\___/ . \___/ . \___/____________
________________\___/ . \___/________________
____________________\___/____________________

Am i right or not?