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It was last modified on: 2000-01-31
 By David  Howe. Palindromic Chess. Play until the position on the board is the reversed of the starting postion. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Tomas Forsman wrote on 2002-05-27 UTCGood ★★★★
I've gone through the rules of this game and I only found a few things I
wasn't comfortable with.
First I don't agree with the different types of Rooks. Letting them go in
both directions would add a lot of strategy to the game but I guess the
reason for it is to make it as straight forward as possible.
The second thing I don't like is to forbid the players to make a move that
means they can not end up on the right square.
What if they don't see it?
Another 'fix' for this problem is that a player loose if the other catches
him making such a move or if in the end your pieces are unable to end up in
the right position.
This would however create a situation for draw. If both players have made
such a move and discovers it at the same time.

These are only thoughts and I haven't tried them out in a game yet.

Regards

Tomas Forsman