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Feeble Los Alamos Chess. Los Alamos Chess using Feeble pieces. (6x6, Cells: 36) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
gnohmon wrote on 2002-07-06 UTC
> never really considered Progressive Feeble Chess

Why not? Progressive Demi Chess was mentioned.

Your idea of Slowly Progressing Progressive Chess is a new and interesting
general idea that deserves its own writeup. With links to cambiamarce and
others. I think you found a new idea in an area that appeared to be

David Howe wrote on 2002-07-05 UTC
Hmmmm... I never really considered Progressive Feeble Chess. But now that
you mention it, it seems as if such a game would work quite well. Perhaps
it would even play better than regular progressive chess. 

In my opinion, progressive chess progresses a bit too quickly, so perhaps
*gradual* progressive feeble chess would be more to my liking. Gradual
progressive uses a progression that grows more slowly: instead of 1 2 3 4
5... it uses 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5... A bit harder to keep track
of, but perhaps it tones down the game a little bit. I'd try it with the
Italian progressive rules.

A 5x5 version would be possible, although I think it might start getting
cramped at that point. Honestly, I chose Los Alamos mostly out of

gnohmon wrote on 2002-07-05 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I really did mean to get back to Feeble/Weakest Chess and write some more.
Be patient, perhaps I will.

You should say it is neither necessary nor possible to block check.

Your comments on chasing down and retreating show that you have playtested
the Feeble pieces. I know this because I've been there as well.

If I had suggested a Feeble game for those who lack patience, I would have
suggested 'Progressive Feeble Chess'. The idea of small-board feeble chess
would never have occurred to me, and of course any idea I wouldn't have
thought of seems just brilliant to me -- that's human nature.

However, is this the smallest possible feeble chess? Or would it work on a
5x5 board?

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