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Black Hole Chess. Variant on board with 100 squares with hole in middle of board, combination pieces and hiding squares for kings. (9x11, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on Thu, Feb 3, 2005 05:55 PM UTC:
'ABCLargeCV': (9*11)-1+2=100. 14th-century Tamerlane Chess(112 sqs.) also has one square tacked on at each end for King to hide if he wants to. Maxima(76 sqs.) has two extra sqs.(Goal) per side back of the pieces and supplemental winning condition. Beau Monde(100 sqs.) has 1x2 hole in the center of its board. The Central Squares(100 sqs.) and Jacks and Witches(84 sqs.) both have 2x2 center holes. The Pit(84 sqs.) has 4x4 vacancy centrally.

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