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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:
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.