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Mortal Chessgi. A Chessgi game in which captures reduce material. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
P. Gelman wrote on 2004-02-27 UTCGood ★★★★
Mortal Chessgi is a lot of fun.  I like the combination of the shogi
drop-captured-pieces rule, with their demotion for two reasons: 

1) Here, powerful pieces decline in number over the course of the battle.
This retains their feeling of value. There is little 'inflation' that
weakens their feeling of value.

2) The course of Mortal Chessgi retains something of the decline of
number
of pieces as the game progresses.  This leads to endgames which can be
something like FIDE endgames, made weird by parachuting small-value
pieces.

3) I like the feeling of the game.

How about offering a Java version for web solitaire play?  Thanks!