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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-05-27
 Author: David  Howe. Inventor: Khalid  Waheed. ChesK: Risk and Chess CombinationBROKEN LINK!. A combination of the classic chess and Risk.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
MikeSmolowitz wrote on 2002-05-31 UTCGood ★★★★
I played the trial version of Chesk 1.0. The artwork, audio, and user interface are very good. I also like the basic premise of the game, since combining games like this is a hobby of mine. The main drawback for me is that the program's AI isn't very good. I'm not an expert chess player by any means, but I defeated 5 computer opponents fairly easily. The game mentions that this is version 1.0 of the AI, so I presume they're going to work on improving it. I imagine that's no simple task, since AI is very complex for standard chess, let alone 6-player chess. But if they can pull it off, that would make the overall game very impressive. One other curiosity about the game: there are no bishops. I'm not sure why they were excluded. The board's irregular shape would make them less powerful than on a standard square board, but that doesn't mean they should be left out altogether. Does anyone know why this is? I haven't yet tried the on-line version of the game against other people. Can anyone comment on that? Overall, I think this is a good game. I look forward to version 2.0 someday. Mike Smolowitz