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The Duke of Rutland's Chess. Large variant from 18th century England. (14x10, Cells: 140) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-07-04 UTCGood ★★★★
When playing this game with two identical sets, only one piece aside need
be specially marked - the crowned Rooks can be represented by upturned
Rooks or by Rooks surmounted by the spare Pawns.
It is curious that, although Rutland is inland, two recent variants with a
nautical theme have some connection with this variant. PiRaTeKnIcS has
duplicaet minor pieces, and Quinquereme Chess uses the 'stalemater
loses' rule.