[ 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 Dueling Archbishops. Chess variant on 2 by 3 board. (2x3, Cells: 6) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] Maurice Dekker wrote on Sun, Sep 3 02:45 PM UTC:Great game! - 1. a1b2?? loses against the immediate 1...b3a2 mate. - 1. a3a2? loses against 1...b3xa2+ 2. a1b3 a2a1. (Compare the winning line below.) - 1. a1xb3 draws. - 1. a3b2 draws. - The longest forced win starts from the unique (up to symmetry) position: white archbishop on b1, black archbishop on b2, white changeling on a3 as a rook, black changeling on b3 as a queen. The main line goes 1. a3a1! b2xa1+ 2. @b2+! b3xb2 3. @a3! b2xa3 4. @b2+! a1xb2 5. @b3! b2a1 6. b1xa3! a1xb3 7. @a2+! b3xa2 8. @b1+! a2b3 9. b1a2+! b3xa2 10. @b2 mate.