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Cheskers. Cross-variant between chess and checkers. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2013-04-28 UTC
The fact that you can promote to King (rather than 'Commoner') suggests that there is no distinction between Kings obtained through promotion and primordial Kings. But this makes the winning condition improperly formulated; it should specify you win after capturing all the opponent's Kings. Not just BOTH.

Ben Reiniger wrote on 2013-04-25 UTC
I had not realized that the inventor of this variant is a mathematician. Interestingly, he is also the inventor of polyominoes (of which Tetris pieces are a special case).

George Duke wrote on 2013-04-24 UTC
Thanks A. Black for this call-up a rather early CV era year 1948. The inventor is interesting, mathematician Solomon Golomb, not to be confused with OrthoChessist columnist Harry Golombek, who compiled chess encyclopedia.

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2013-04-23 UTC

The description of the camel should probably be its own paragraph like the other pieces are, and it should be boldfaced like the other pieces are.

Rodrigo Zanotelli wrote on 2011-12-25 UTC
Sorry about the wrong post.

Hans-Wolfgang Loidl wrote on 2009-05-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Hi Hans,

I just started a Wiki page on cheskers, based on you material here. Have a look and join in editing it. I think this would be a great chance to raise the profile of the game.

BTW we are using it in a programming course:

Let me know what you think!



Anonymous wrote on 2004-07-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Great Game

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