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Victorian Chess. Play Victorian Chess on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2019-11-13 UTC

There is at least one way to make a bit more sense out of j-side castling in Victorian Chess, perhaps. If in a game a player can feasibly 'fianchetto' his kingside bishop (i.e. develop it to his second rank on the h-file), then after j-side castling, that player can later move his queen laterally one square on his first rank (i.e. to the i-file), doubling diagonally-moving pieces on the long diagonal, while not further moving any pawns near his king, at least for the time being. Not that this will always prove to be a quite productive maneuver for a player, however.