[ 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 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 UTCInitially 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.