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Cagliostro's Chess. Variant on 12 by 8 board with combination pieces. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 03:12 AM UTC:

Does anyone know if this variant has been tested much over-the-board or online? Superficially, it looks like if a player castled (especially kingside, with the enemy queen beaming in to the l-pawn's home square right from the setup), he might routinely get destroyed by an attack based almost on long diagonals alone. In any case, the opposing bishops are beaming at each other's home squares in the setup, which may be seen as undesirable (though for 12x8 variants with the inclusion of bishops, some sort of tradeoff(s) may always have to be made when it comes to choosing a setup).