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Palindromic Chess. Play until the position on the board is the reversed of the starting postion. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝David Howe wrote on 2002-05-27 UTC
Thanks for the feedback Tomas. I wouldn't bother trying to play this game -- it is not very playable. A game that's like this one, but more playable is <a href='../diffobjective.dir/interchange.html'>Interchange Chess</a>. <p>I used left- and right-handed rooks in the game to guarantee it would be quaranteed to end in a certain number of moves. Using such rooks is not strictly necessary though. <p>You're right about spotting illegal moves -- they're usually discovered 2 or 3 moves down the line. Too annoying. Anyway, this game was more of an exercise in applying an abstract idea to chess than of creating a playable game.