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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-05-30
 By Andrew  Blechinger and Jarry  Vega. Canyon Chess. Small variant with Marshalls and Archbishops and some new rules. (8x8, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-06-03 UTC
On the positive side: The game can be played with a standard set, using Rooks and Bishops to represent their Knight compounds. I do not agree that a lack of diagram is good grounds for a rating of poor, or that submissions should include a diagram. I have always found that listing the first rank e.g. RNCCKBBNR enables the page editor to add a diagram. On the negative side: The board is an awkward shape. The edge changes direction 36 times - even for 4-player variants on a large board 12 is the norm, and this is a 2-player variant on a small board! On balance I am inclined to rate this variant as poor, but as the first rating of poor was not well grounded (and would be redundant even if it were as a diagram has been provided) I will let that stand for mine.