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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Eric V. Greenwood. Courier-Spiel. 19th century variant of Courier Chess. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Davis wrote on 2015-03-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Courier-Spiel is the basis for my other favorite, Dragon Chess, so I chose it as my first addition to the Grand Chess & Beyond project. For my "Grand Courier" I chose the names Duke (KN), Elephant (FA) and Fool (WF) so they wouldn't conflict alphabetically with the other pieces of my basic set. I drew my E & F file placement from Chu Shogi. King ; F1 & 10 Queen ; E2 & 9 Rook ; A1 & 10, J1 & 10 Knight ; B2 & 9, I2 & 9 Elephant ; C2 & 9, H2 & 9 Bishop ; D2 & 9, G2 &9 Duke ; F2 & 9 Fool ; E1 & 10 Pawns ; ranks 3 & 8