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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-05-04
 By Uri  Bruck. Pawn Less Chess. New pieces, no pawns, and 20 squares removed from the 8 by 8 board. (8x8, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Uri Bruck wrote on 2004-08-08 UTC
Initially I added the special move as an aid in development. It gets the short range pieces out there quickly, and being non-capturing, they get a little extra power, but not enough to topple the board. This addition was the big leap during development. The move can also come in useful later, and towards the end game it become less significant as there are fewer pieces to jump over. Something similar was suggested to me during development. I don't think it would add much to this particular game, however, I think it's something I might adopt on a larger board.