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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-06-09
Knot Chess. Board in shape of geometric knot.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2003-05-09 UTC
Ok. If it is a cylinder, then 'anonymous' is correct and the game cannot start because the checkmate condition is met from the start. If the board is not a cylinder, then Tony Paletta is right and there is no difference between this game and ortho-Chess, except the 'appearance', but not the geometry, of the board. Perhaps the point is just to have an interesting looking board to play on. Such a large change in the appearance of the board can alter one's conceptualization of the moves and one's thinking about tactics, strategy, etc. That is in itself an interesting variant concept. Any other interpretations?