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It was last modified on: 2010-02-10
 By Charles  Daniel. Colossus. Large-board chess with standard pieces and double the number of bishops, rooks and knights. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-01-25 UTCGood ★★★★
Daniel is probably not the first to make a large board variant by just doubling the number of pieces. To have a whole cavalry of knights and to have bishops that can protect each other is a very interesting feature. I also like that he 1. didn t double the queen and 2. has the double step of the pawns retained in every position, though forgetting that twice caused me to lose the only game I played untill now.

For my taste there are, maybe, too many rooks on the board. I even would try out to boldly replace two of them with yet another pair of knights. Then the number of each sort of pieces on the board would reversely correspond to their value: 6 knights, 4 bishops, 2 rooks, 1 queen. Could be a stupid idea, though.