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Bilateral Chess. Game on 12x8 board adding Lions, switching Cannons, Wizards and pushing Elephants, but keeping the standard array in the middle. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:13 PM UTC:
"I'm glad you're not going on with the Game, you nearly had me.  If you're not going to play Chess, I'm going to write some letters." --from Alfred Hitchcock's 1947 'The Paradine Case'

The logic in Canon of T.R. Dawson invention to go with Cannon is inescapable.  The Chinese have been saddled or stuck within their own Orthodoxy not to have thought of it. Never mind that Fourriere's Cannon/Canon duplicates squares achieved along regular Rook and Bishop lines, since the specific modalities differ, the former requiring a screen in capturing. The matter becomes one of filling the right pieces and array to screen enough and optimally.

Fergus Duniho has been the best designer at fulfilling others' preliminary idea, as for example Big Board,  Perhaps alone Duniho makes in over 30 CVs not a single new piece-type of his own invention. Typically, during the prolificist era 2000-2009 Duniho CV is preceded recently by another's originating the general concept then perfected by Duniho.  So here equal contribution of Fourriere's Bilateral itself is precisely that almost immediately it is followed by excellent Eurasian Chess,, also employing Cannon and Canon. 

Next to consider are Antoine's speculative revisions in extended comment  last week (touching on Lion and once patented Falcon).