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Shako. Cannons and elephants are added in variant on 10 by 10 board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-04-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Looks great

Greg Strong wrote on 2020-04-23 UTC

Presets now use the East-West piece set group so you can now switch between Alfaerie, Abstract, and Cazaux graphics.  The three different options presented only affect the default appearance - each player may still select the desired piece graphics.  This also now uses the new fairychess include file.

Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2006-07-09 UTC
No, the picture has also been corrected. The old PNG still appears in your browser and mine because of a cache problem, but if you look with another browser, the two black bishops now stand on squares of different colors.

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-07-09 UTC
Though it has been corrected in the preset itself, it is still awry in the picture for the preset. This may have led to a bit of confusion, I believe.

Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2006-07-09 UTC
The preset and the PNG file are corrected.

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2006-07-09 UTC
As pointed out on the Shako page, there is a mistake in this preset.
A black Bishop is exchanged with a black Knight. Can anyone correct this

It is very important that Shako contains the exact orthodox arrangement in
its internal structure.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-10-13 UTC
Information: Shako means Chess in Esperanto.
Correction: When I mentioned Loblan, it could be interpreted as Lojban on
Loglan. Both are in the same line of logical languages.
Question: How can I say Chess (generic) in Klingon?. It should be a good
name for a variant, but I´m not speaking about Klin Zha. Words is Klingon
are not very aesthetic for hear, but it does not matter a lot to Klingons,
I suppose.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-10-13 UTCGood ★★★★
Shako is as Esperanto, a very good idea that only a few people have
appreciated well. Game play is interesting, it preserves much of
FIDE-Chess flavor, but it adds good emotions with the Cannons and
Elephants, making the game deeper than FIDE-Chess, but not much more. I
only disagree a bit with the initial setup, particularily with the
Elephants, I prefer more centered initial positions for these pieces, but
it is only a personal opinion, and I have not strong arguments against the
selected setup.
Observation: I have not learned formally Esperanto, but I have read some
things about it during a pair of weeks in the past, enough to be convinced
that it is very  easy to learn; nevertheless, I think that Artificial
Languages like Esperanto, Loblan, Klingon and some other good ideas have
little chance to have great success in this actual world, there are many
interests against it.

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