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Diagonal Oblong Chess. The board is an oblong in diagonal direction. By Shi Ji. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 06:22 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Guarding the Queen appears to be unique innovation, disguised in the re-oriented board. It may never have been done before, though could technically be brought under umbrella of a double-mover. Switch to the over 95% of CVs on rectangles of squares, all 4000 of them, exclusive of their subvariants. Is there not often a need, different from castling, for Queen to be protected on early exit, thereby encouraging risk? The principle could apply widely from Gothic to Grotesque, from Fischer to Grand, Mastodon to Wildebeest, Courier de la Dama, Falcon, Sissa, Unicorn Great; and improve probably majority of such rules-sets. Remarkable. It could be either Bishop or Rook from one cv to other, and there could be different clearance requirements thinkable. Of course, ''guarding the queen'' as mere expression carries some baggage, in literature and practice, from recent genocidal colonial days, a sort of gentleman's agreement to warn of attack addressed to playing-level of some mediocre, necessary functionary. Other objective of Bishop-stengthening is still left unaddressed as of now.