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Glinski's Hexagonal Chess. Chess on a board made out of hexagons. (Cells: 91) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2004-03-07 UTC
Sergei Korchitsky, Byelorussian International Grand Master and vice-president of the IHCF, has a <A href='http://www.loktev.h1.ru/hexachess/'>site</A> with 20 <A href='http://www.loktev.h1.ru/hexachess/Theory/exercises.php'>problems</A>, more than 200 <A href='http://www.loktev.h1.ru/hexachess/Theory/debut.php'>games</A> played in four tournaments between 1994 and 1998, nearly half of which start with 1. Ndf4 (the moves are in English), and a few other pages in Russian covering <A href='http://www.loktev.h1.ru/hexachess/rules.php'>rules</A> (stating that a Bishop is worth 3 Pawns, a Knight 4, a Rook 8 and a Queen 16), <A href='http://www.loktev.h1.ru/hexachess/Theory/strateg.php'>strategy</A> (3 images), <A href='http://www.loktev.h1.ru/hexachess/Theory/taktik.php'>tactics</A> (28 images) and <A href='http://www.loktev.h1.ru/hexachess/Theory/ends.php'>endgames</A> (10 images).

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-13 UTC
This is not the only variant with a hard-to-checkmate king; the problem is widespread in 3d games as well. One solution that preserves the move extensions is to make baring the king a victory in itself, as was the case before the Queen and Bishop were introduced to square chess.

Sam Trenholme wrote on 2002-12-24 UTC
I think this version of hexagonal chess has one fatal flaw: The kind has too much mobility and is too difficult to checkmate. In FIDE chess, it is possible for force a checkmate with a king + rook against a bare king; in hexagonal chess, one needs considerably more material to checkmate a bare king. <p> I think the easiest and best way to compensate for this is to have the king only able to move to a fully adjacent hex, reducing its move to that of a rook going one square. This way, the bare king can be captured by an opponent's rook and king, just like in FIDE chess. <p> - Sam

Ben wrote on 2002-08-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Wow, this is definatly one for the logisticly inclined ;) It may make your head hurt, but it's a lot of fun.

Anonymous wrote on 2001-05-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I searched all over the internet for basic information on Hexagonal chess and this one website gives me more information than all other websites combined!

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