[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Mike's Camel Chess . Lùotuoqí (Camel Chess) variant with more balanced pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-08-10 UTCRoberto's points are well taken. I'm not even sure King, Diagonal Bypasser, and three Eaglets can do the job. I't fairly easy for the lone King to escape by stalemate. The Eaglet is nearly usless in the endgame, By comparison, King, Diagonal Bypasser, and FIDE Pawn is an easy win by promotion. The strategic lesson is to get rid of your Eaglets early--promote as many as possible, force exchanges with enemy pices (it is especilly useful to use Eaglets to kill Tower fragments). Philodor was so right -- the Pawn is the soul of Chess. Any game with FIDE pawns will fell chesslike to a degree, no matter how far out the outher pieces are. A change to Berolina pawns leaves the Bishops and Rooks feeling role reversed, but still feels fairly chesslike. But the Eaglet is something very diffeernt indeed with its promotion rule (An Eaglet which promotes on the eighth rank would have a more chesslike feel). Promote early and often!