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Berolina Chess. Different moving pawns. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2020-12-20 UTC

Not sure why this CV would be hated, though these are not my favourite types of pawns (but I still play the game from time to time).

It's refreshing to see more comments from different people (some being newcomers?) on various CVs etc. on this site, even if some don't plan on playing, or authoring/inventing, things anytime [soon].

Benjamin Silversten wrote on 2020-12-19 UTC

hate it

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2017-10-03 UTCGood ★★★★

I rate Berolina Chess as below Excellent since I somewhat dislike that pawns open files so easily, and that they can more easily become passed (plus Berolina pawns continually force the mind of an orthodox chess player to adjust at every stage of his calculations). The pawn structures that often result, in spite of not being clearly weak, also look ugly to the orthodox mind. On the bright side, such features (the merits of which can be debated) do attract a lot of variant players due to their novelty, in fundamentally shifting away from the foundation of standard pawns that is retained in so many variants.

As for chess, my estimates for the piece values would be: P=1; N=3.49; B=3.5; R=5.5; Q=10 and a fighting value of K=4 (though naturally it cannot be traded).

kolmna wrote on 2013-12-10 UTC
Why not make a real berolina chess.
Real berolina chess would assume:
Split 360 degree into 4 parts, rook move into those lines. And can do
castling move.
Bishop move between those rook moves.
Pawn has the moves of rook that advance, but only in move mode. And have
the bishop moves that advance only being able to capture with it.

Real Berolina chess
Usuall chess rules except:
Rook move like a fide bishop and can castle.
Bishop move like a fide rook but cant castle.
Pawn is berolina pawn.

Ivan Roth wrote on 2011-05-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
One of the best. I just thought about it the other day because I was messing around in Zillions, and realized that these pawns would be perfect for shatranj. That game has a problem with being too slow paced, and this would be the perfect fix! No double step, of course, nor any other pawn features not in shatranj. Pretty cool, right?

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-06-21 UTC
It sounds Italian doesn't it? I had been thinking it was some ancient Italian construct of chess. The word 'Berolina' apparently means 'From Berlin' [self-edited out a specious reference here to origins of name for pawn.]

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-06-21 UTC
I went to congratulate one of the CV members for inventing Berolina Chess and having it win the poll, only to be shocked to see that it came about in 1926, from the mind of Edmund Hebermann of Berlin. I knew about those wild pawns, just never knew they were from that far back. Oh well, Congradulations to Mr. Hebermann of Berlin.

Anonymous wrote on 2004-07-03 UTC
It would be nice to see Berolina Chess vs. Normal Chess. Who would win?

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