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Camel and Rhino Chess. Variant on 10 by 10 board with new pieces. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on Thu, Nov 27, 2008 10:18 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
Hmm...If it were not for the 'Grand' Rooks, this game would favor White. This is why I do not like mirror symmetry.

JAMES DOYLE wrote on Sun, Oct 9, 2005 03:41 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I have been a serious chessplayer for decades, and a casual glance here is more fun than a day at the circus, I will frequent this site a great deal!!!! congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!

Greg Strong wrote on Sat, Jul 23, 2005 09:43 PM UTC:
Thank you for this clarification... I was thinking that a takeover capture was the same thing as a capture by overtake, as in Jumping Chess.

💡📝Tony Quintanilla wrote on Sat, Jul 23, 2005 02:24 PM UTC:
I would like to clarify what a 'takeover' capture is. I defined it in
Takeover Chess (; it is
literally taking over ownership of the piece without removing it from the
board. I distinguish this kind of capture from standard capture by

💡📝Tony Quintanilla wrote on Sun, Jul 3, 2005 06:41 AM UTC:
All pieces can make switching moves, except with like pieces. 

The only move-type that is restricted is the 'takeover' capture. This is
restricted to Camels, Rhinos, and pieces adjacent to the semi-royal Camels
or Rhinos. I added this restriction to limit the complexity created by
takeover captures. 

I have only play-tested this game by playing both sides through a few
games using Game Courier, but I have just issued an open invitation to
anyone interested. Unfortunately, I did not have time to complete a ZRF

🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Fri, Jul 1, 2005 01:48 AM UTC:
The new pieces aren't too unfamiliar, but the complicated rules concerning which pieces may swap with which and which pieces may perform takeover captures give this game a high learning curve. It is hard for me to tell on first impressions whether this would be a good game.

💡📝Tony Quintanilla wrote on Sat, May 7, 2005 06:01 PM UTC:
I would like to clarify that no piece may switch places with another piece of the same type, not just the Wazir and Pawn, because this would be tantamount to a null move.

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