[ 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 Chess with Ultima, Rococo and Supremo Pieces. A series of variants with the Orthochess array transplanted to a 10x10 board and various exotic pieces added. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2004-08-08 UTCI would have thought the Withdrawer to be slightly stronger than a Rook, but it seems to be the contrary when I pit four Rooks against four Withdrawers, both in David Howe's Chess on a Longer Board with a few pieces added on 10x8 and in this game on 10x10. (Rectangular boards such as 10x8 or 12x8 obviously favor the Rook over Queen-moving types.) Still, the Withdrawers (and the other pieces) should be more valuable in these games than in Ultima, because they alone offer baroque capture (other than en passant) and can easily attack a chain of Pawns.