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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2011-03-02
 By Graeme C Neatham. Panchimera. all the king's horses - a variant that doubles the number of each FIDE piece and then adds the knight augmented pieces. (11x12, Cells: 132) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M Winther wrote on 2011-03-04 UTC
It is easy to make Zillions move central pawns initially, something which I do in all my programs. All that is needed is to reward early pawn movements. See my Zillions implementations: http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/chessvar.htm The problem is that if Zillions hops about too much with powerful super-knights, then he loses tempo and might be strategically lost. However, this depends on how the variant is designed, of course. I also discourage early queen excursions, and the like. /Mats