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4 Kings Quasi-Shatranj. Each side has 4 Kings, all pieces are short range. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2020-12-14 UTC

Thanks for the rating, erik. One thing editor Joe Joyce told me long ago is that Shatranj-like games are typically not short in terms of number of moves, so I didn't feel too unhappy that this CV is typically going to result in long games. However, after one game with Joe, he noted this CV may lack 'clarity' in terms of being able to calculate ahead. It's another CV where I invented it mostly by following a set theme, rather than being sure it's a world-beater. As I told Joe, I think the pieces in the setup do have something of a can-of-worms-puzzle aspect to them. :)