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Chess with Different Armies. Betza's classic variant where white and black play with different sets of pieces. (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jörg Knappen wrote on 2010-11-27 UTC
Maybe it is not wrong that the new armies in CwDA are a small tick stronger than the FIDE army, because
A Pawn is as Strong as the Hand that Holds It
A chessplayers hand is already (more or less) strong at holding the FIDE pieces, but very weak with new pieces introduced in CwDA. Therefore the effective strength of the new armies is reduced by the fact that they are so unusual. Of course, this does not count for a computer that uses mostly brute calculating force.