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It was last modified on: 2003-06-19
 By George William Duke. Falcon Chess 100. Falcon Chess played on an expanded board of a 100 squares with special Pawn rules. (12x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2005-01-15 UTCGood ★★★★
When fiddling around with another design, I came up with an alternate Falcon Chess on a 100 squares idea. <p> <hr> <p> <h3 align=center>Decimal Falcon Chess</h3> Chess with three-fold Falcons played on a 10x10 board. <h4>Setup</h4> Take the standard FIDE setup, and add a Falcon with a Pawn in front of it on each end, and place the white pieces on the 2nd and 3rd ranks, and the black pieces on the 8th and 9th ranks. The first and last ranks are empty. <h4>Piece Movement</h4> All pieces move as in regular Falcon Chess except as noted below. <p> Kings may either not castle, or castle as in FIDE Chess or use free castling at the choice of the players. The empty row behind the King seems to make castling less necessary. <p> Pawns may optionally promote to any previously captured piece or a Falcon on 8th or 9th rank, and <strong>must</strong> so promote if they reach the 10th rank. <h4>Comments</h4> You might think that the Falcon would be somewhat constrained in its development in the corners, but the extra option of sliding behind a Bishop and thus guarding the center once some holes open up seems to make up for it.

Robert Fischer wrote on 2005-01-17 UTCPoor ★
'(FC patent claims cover all 453,600 initial positions including these two.)' <br>_________________________________ <p>False. <p>I read your entire patent text. It does not say that. <p>What the USPTO obviously approved was your single 'preferred embodiment' which you described with sufficient detail and clarity. <p>Although they allowed your extremely long statement (including a mixture of verbose, vague and abstract rambling) to remain verbatim, you did NOT clearly and explicitly claim all 453,600 permutations of initial positions. [Of course, such an outrageous claim would have provoked the rejection of your patent application.] Apparently, you are very hopeful that your brief, bureaucratically-indecipherable description of 'other embodiments' covers all such possibilities with legal and financial force. You should give-up all hope. <p>Most experts within the chess variant community regard every unique variation as an entirely different game with the proof being in the fact that incisive games play-out with entirely different move lists. <p>For example, when Derek Nalls argued on the Yahoo group that Minister's Chess (US Patent #RE32,716) was a ripoff of Russian Symmetrical Chess, everyone who spoke-up disagreed with him. Even though the board and initial positions of pieces are identical, there are a couple of contrasting special moves which can possibly (yet not necessarily will) affect the mid-game and/or endgame. <p>So, you will need to pay the USPTO 453,599 more patent fees if you want to control everything that badly. I doubt you can justify such a huge investment, though. I hope you do not intend to sue or threaten everyone (such as Aronson) who wishes to play or invent games of the general class related (in your presumptuous opinion) to Falcon Chess. <p>Of course, if US patent examiners were competent in the field of chess variants AND incorruptible from the offerring of large amounts of money, no patents for chess variants would have ever been granted to anyone due to insufficient uniqueness compared to predating works in the public domain. In other words, your patent which covers ONLY a single initial position could probably be thrown out of court ... if ever challenged.

Somebody wrote on 2005-04-04 UTCPoor ★

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-06-19
 By George William Duke. Falcon Chess 100. Falcon Chess played on an expanded board of a 100 squares with special Pawn rules. (12x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Somebody wrote on 2005-04-04 UTCPoor ★

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-06-19
 By George William Duke. Falcon Chess 100. Falcon Chess played on an expanded board of a 100 squares with special Pawn rules. (12x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Derek Nalls wrote on 2007-07-26 UTCPoor ★
You seem to believe this game is also protected by your US patent for 'Falcon Chess'. [Note the distinction.] The irony is that it is not protected from a bad rating by me for precisely that reason.

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