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It belongs to categories: Two dimensional, Small board, Unorthodox shaped board
It was last modified on: 2004-05-13
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and David  Short. Inventor: David  Short. Mini Slanted Escalator Chess. Chess on smaller asymmetric board. (8x6, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Short wrote on 2004-05-15 UTC
Yes, you are right, Peter. I got confused. The ability to jump the
barriers
by the knights was a standard rule in SEC, and it's also a standard rule
in
MSEC. I must say that I am pleased to be able to enter this variant into
the 44 squares contest. This design occurred to me long before this
contest
was ever announced. I feel a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing
that
there is now a mini variant of SLANTED ESCALATOR CHESS in MINI SLANTED
ESCALATOR CHESS, just as there is also a large variant of SEC in ULTRA
SLANTED ESCALATOR CHESS. All three games obviously share some
similarities
and readers will inevitably draw comparisons to each other and decide
which
is the best Escalator variant, the one with 44, 60, or 84 squares. 
I am sure that a lot of the entries in the 44 Spaces contest have designs

where pieces are going to engage each other fairly quickly so I hope that
readers will not penalize games for being cramped, knowing that it's
almost inevitable for most entries.