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 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Dead Ringers Chess. Double chess game with twin pieces that are captured simultaneously. (8x8x2, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-07-29 UTCGood ★★★★
I am enjoying a game of this with Adrian Alvarez de la Campa, its inventor. It is very much like playing two games of Fide Chess simultaneously... but then there are those Dead Ringers (or Doppelgangers). And that aspect adds an important strategical/tactical aspect. For example, lose your King Knight on one board, he's gone on the other too. What might be a good exchange on one board, turns out to be bad on the other... so, now you must try hard to keep an advantage on both boards. Easy to play and still very challenging.

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-08-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I think some clarification of the rules is required. I assume, if a piece is captured on the first move of your turn its twin is immediately removed from the other board b4 you make the second move of your turn. The rules say that the first person to capture the enemy king wins. I assume this means that check and check-mate do not apply, or do you play that you can only move into check if you are already in check-mate? Also, if a player captures a piece on the first move of his turn and removing its twin allows a (un)disclosed check on the second board you may simply capture the enemy king (and its twin) and win the game. Sounds like fun!

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-09-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
this game is pretty 'out there' too, extremely interesting. Looked a bit at the game courier games, seems to play very good, congrats.

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This is a very fun and intriguing game, good job adrian.
I'm wondering if you want to add it to the 2006 Chess Variants World
Championship starting now.

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