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 By David  Paulowich. Lions and Unicorns Chess. With the 16 standard pieces and 4 powerful leapers. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Cannon wrote on 2020-12-22 UTC

You mention that Jetan has long fascinated you. But I see few parallels between this game and Jetan. Can you please explain the connection and/or inspiration?

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-03-08 UTCGood ★★★★
Objectively there is too much power for such a - relatively - small board, but it is nice - though difficult - to play. The Unicorn is not easy to handle, but it is a very elegant piece.

David Paulowich wrote on 2007-03-21 UTC
Can a chess variant be too exciting? After 1.e2-e4, j7-h6 2.j1-j4 the White Lion threatens j4-i5, attacking the undefended Rook(i8). You can expect to jump right into middlegame tactics in this variant. Examples: see my two computer assisted test games, recorded on this site.

Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-03-21 UTCGood ★★★★
I am still playing the opening moves in one of these games. However, I've noticed that the knights are immediately under attack from the bishops from the very first move (provided a central pawn is pushed,) and once they're captured the bishops immediately threaten to capture the smothered rooks. Also, they're only protected by the two new major pieces.

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