[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Melbourne Chess and Christchurch Chess. 3-D variant on an 8x8x8 board. (8x8x8, Cells: 512) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-07-04 UTCPerhaps you have been misled by the description of '512 cells' when only 128, on the top and bottom levels, can be occupied. The remaining 328 (making a total of only 456, as the middle two levels are 6x6 to moderate Queen/Rook power). The array is the FIDE one on the top level and all others empty, so there seemed little point in an array diagram. Perhaps in retrospect there should be some movwement diagrams to show graphically how the pieces can move on and between levels, and where they are blocked by the missing edge of the middle levels. Perhaps they could be based on this, where R/B/C=location of Rook/Bishop/Cavalcade; 1/2/4=Rook/Bishop/Cavalcade move, summed as required; X=blocked move. The moves might even be marked in _R_ed/_B_lue/_C_anary yellow (thanks to Daniel Hollombe's Aviary for inspiration) and combinations! ---1---B X-2----C Missing end rank on middle boards blocks Bishop ---1--2- ---2-4-1 ---1-2-X 1111315R Missing end file on middle boards blocks Rook 111R3111 ---1-2-1 Rook can reach same cell on opposite board ---3---- ------21 2-21---- -------B Bishop can reach opposite edge of opposite board -2-1---- ------3X Bishop blocks Rook 6--1---- -----2-X Two blocks; Cavalcade can reach opposite corner Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.