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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]
David Paulowich wrote on Wed, Mar 20 05:44 PM UTC:

I have been thinking about "Shatranj Style" variants where Pawns promote to Rooks (and only Rooks). Perhaps the endgames would be more decisive. Personally, I have no objection to promotion to a "brand new piece" in this game, as I already have the appropriate chess pieces lying around my house.

An interesting feature of this game is that the four White Alibabas in can be traded directly for the Black Alibabas. Even if each Alibaba is replaced by an Alfil, this remains true (a feature of the 10x10 board). This inspires me to try an unusual setup on 64 squares, which I will cover later today in a comment on

Equalized Shatranj.