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Chess on a 12 by 12 board. Orthodox chess but with additional squares around the setup. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Flowerman wrote on 2010-03-25 UTC
There already exist chess on infinite board. Just like this variant, but infinite number of ranks and files (if player moved his piece out of visible board, he must tell, how far is piece).

David Paulowich wrote on 2009-11-27 UTCGood ★★★★

1.g4-g6 h9-h8 2.f4-f5 King g10-h9 3.Bishop h3-g4 King h9-i8 4.Bishop g4-j7 uses both Bishops to checkmate on this large board.

Sometimes you just want to have fun! I recommend trying this game and have created a preset here.

Doug Vogel wrote on 2007-05-24 UTC
Its been a while since I looked in here, but I've been playing this game
occasionally with friends. Our skill levels are, putting it kindly, rather

However I noticed that over many games, as my friends became accustomed to
the larger playing field, modified their style of play to take advantage of
the added space.

Generalizing from this admittedly limited sample set I suspect equally
matched opponents, when first exposed to a 12x12 game, would initially
play in their comfort zones, i.e. a traditional 8x8 game, but start
experimenting with the bigger field over time. 

I will admit that the first and last 2 rows 'behind' the pieces are
typically empty until well into the end game.

George Duke wrote on 2005-03-03 UTC
'ABCLargeCV': Now this one would not be so bad as the previous 'Double Chess'(192 squares), even though it says Jose Capablanca wasted his time playing Double Chess. (A general criticism was that that world champion did not study scores enough.) Despite piece density just over 20 percent, even lower than DC, players just would not use the double outer perimeter a lot. So Chess 12x12 is better than Capablanca-tested Double Chess, conveniently having the same piece-types.

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