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Wellisch's Hexagonal Chess. Hexagonal chess for three players.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2012-11-30 UTC
Besides the three Gilman uses to base his system on, also worth a look as to piece-type topography are /play/erf/Hazlewoo.html and /play/erf/Galaches.html. 

Those two differentiate more strikingly from Wellisch, Hazlewood for its pawns and Galachess for its Knight. 

Also HexTony, /play/erf/HexTony.html and 

Monarch, /play/erf/MonarchH.html for the same pawns and knights. Gradually the object is to see the innovation in the AltOrthHex chesses after organizing the field mostly around Gilman's Wellisch and Glinski/McCooey.

George Duke wrote on 2012-11-26 UTC
Mostly in CVs Charles Gilman distinguishes Wellisch versus McCooey/Glinski.  Here are applets for those two too, /play/erf/Glinski.html, and /play/erf/McCooey.html.  What are the differences between Glinski and the older Wellisch in piece-type topography? Is the demarcation two-fold, or is there a difference between Glinski and McCooey in philosophy of hexagons?  Where do Wellisch and Glinski diverge anyway?

There are many modern Indian cvs. Here's an applet for one: /play/erf/MayaChss.html.

George Duke wrote on 2012-11-20 UTC
Three-handed Wellisch's is among several cvs from year 1912, 100 years, along with Dawson's Grasshopper piece-type. Wellisch's grandson says in other comment here, though the acorn fell from the tree, he is aware of this CV, sustained by Dr. Friedlander's applet, still being played in India. (1) What other CVs of modern origin also not only play but may originate from India the twentieth century? (2) Also, to get self-explanatory study of Charles Gilman's ''Wellisch orientation'' -- versus that of Glinsky and that of McCooey -- just move pieces against this computer. Three interpretations of how best to divide and define hexagonal basic piece-types: Glinsky (1936), McCooey (1978-79), Wellisch (1912).

Hans Wellisch wrote on 2009-12-21 UTC
I am the grandson of Sigmund. Unfortunately, the acorn fell far from the tree, as I have very modest skills even with two-sided chess. I think three-sided game is played somewhere in India?

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