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It was last modified on: 2002-09-23
 Author: Arnaldo Rodrigues D'Almeida. Hexagonal Chess Notation. Article discussing Hexagonal Chess notation.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-02-20 UTC
One approach for boards with the Glinski orientation would be left and right ranks, an idea that I originally developed for 4-player square- and cubic-board variants. Thus the square at White's corner would is 11, the side on White's left continues 21-31-41..., the side to White's right continues 12-13-14..., and the square immediately in front of 11 is 22. Hopefully you can extrapolate from there. This has at least two advantages: every square colour corresponds to a remainder when dividing by 3, and adding the rank numbers gives a reminder of how far forward a piece is absolutely - a cell directly forward is worth two just forward of sideways.