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It was last modified on: 2003-05-17
 By Glenn  Overby II. PromoChess. Everything but the king can power up. Mix of Japanese/Western/fairy pieces. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Glenn Overby II wrote on 2003-05-20 UTC
I left the King unpromoted for two reasons. One was the notorious difficulty of checkmating more mobile royal pieces. The other was the influence of Shogi itself, where the King is one of just two pieces that cannot promote. But there are potentials for promoting the King, and a case could be made that if it survives to get out 7 ranks it deserves to be harder to kill :)