[ 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 Kristensen's Game. A conscious attempt to restructure Chess from 1948. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Greg Strong wrote on 2004-10-02 UTCPoor ★I haven't given a game a 'poor' rating yet, but I really can't give this game anything else. The first thing I think when I look at this is 'Isn't there ANYTHING about the game of Chess that was ok as-is?' He changed the number of files, the number of ranks; changed the move of the Rook, the Bishop, the Pawns (no enpassant) ... He re-arranged the pawns! He doubled the number of Queens!!! And then there's the barrier pawn, which might make center-play more interesting, but boy is it nothing like a 'normal' Chess piece. And no resigning?!? I won't even comment on that one. On the up-side, yes, he did add symmetry, but I just can't see giving it a 'good' rating. It just looks like an extreme over-reach that wasn't all that well thought-out. Of course, I must admit that I haven't played it (yet) ... It is possible that my opinion would improve.