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It was last modified on: 2001-07-24
 By Ralph  Betza. Half Chess. Pieces have approximately half their usual movement possibilities. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-08-22 UTC
Halflings move half as far as their normal counterparts rounded up. Do Forwards and Dipole pieces of Rich Hutnik have about half their normal movements, like Betza's Halflings? [Later: ''Do they not...?'' is what is meant rhetorically, because obviously they are all about half.]

Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-08-22 UTC
The purpose of Dipole (and Forwards) Chess isn't to introduce new pieces, but add restrictions regarding normal movement of all pieces, to force the game to progress and reach a conclusion. The pieces have half the moves, they don't move half the distance. I write this as a serious reply assuming that George didn't write his reply as an attempt at dry humor.

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