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It was last modified on: 2002-09-26
 Author: Tomas  Forsman and Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Tomas  Forsman. Viking Chess. Armies start side-by-side on a 12 x 7 board. (12x7, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2003-07-21 UTC
Thanx for that comment. I tried to place the Rooks somewhere else but when I pull them back it gets a lot easier to make a run with the pawns and then white has a great advantage for opening and in my games get the first queen about <b>65%</b> of the times and that makes a great difference. With the Rooks up front white gets the first Queen just above <b>50%</b> of the times and more often then not has to sacrifice something to get it.<br><br> Now I'm not the best chessplayer in the world so perhaps there are strategies that would make these numbers a lot different but I haven't found them atleast =)<br><br> I didn't take your question as critisism by the way, just became curious if I had missed some advantage with having the Rooks more back.<br><br> With regards<br><br> Tomas Forsman