[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment 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 UTCYes, 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.