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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2011-01-03
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Featured Chess Variants. Chess Variants Featured in our Page Headers.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2011-02-13 UTC
Eurasian is a top ten at NextChess informal threads started 2008 and should become higher than Big Board and couple others there. If anyone is looking for a vote -- there may be other criteria than a poll -- Eurasian already has mine. Eurasian advantages one of Fourriere's principles to the letter that the best cvs of a track interesting to mainstream chess people should key off the standard western rnbkqp. It would still be ''Eurasian'' if eventually found to be suitable for less radical 8x10 too. Eurasian, excellent featured or recognized, would be comparable to Sissa in adding novel natural piece-type(s). Coherent may already be the better form of the Sissa inspiration. Sissa/Coherent would be my second recommendation.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2011-02-13 UTC
I'd go along with Eurasian, it's one of the best. It's the one that I gave my first-choice vote in the last Recognised Variant contest.

Greg Strong wrote on 2011-02-12 UTC

Any thoughts on the next featured variant? My suggestions are Chu Shogi and Eurasian Chess. I come up with these by looking at most played games on game courier, skipping all those that have previously been featured, and skipping one four-player game and two that are very similar to other featured games, and that gets us to most-played-on-game-courier #13, (at 32 games each,) Alice, Chu Shogi, and Eurasian. Alice being previously featured, I suggest one of the other two.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2011-01-06 UTC
You may submit your own games, but before you do you should make sure they meet the requirements. You should also bear in mind that submitting a game doesn't mean it will get featured. And if we do feature any of your games, you should expect it to be limited to your best and most popular variants. If we feature more than one of your games, you should expect that we will not feature similar games by the same inventor. If certain of your games fall in a certain class, it would be best to pick one among that class for submission here. The intended audience for games featured in the header are mainly casual browsers of this site, and the primary purpose behind it is to get them more interested in this site and Chess variants in general by featuring a variant that is likely to stir interest and can be played right away, whether against a good computer opponent or against an online human opponent. It is not so much for promoting a game among regular visitors, though it may have that effect to a lesser degree. Some of my own considerations in deciding what game to feature will be the state of the page and how well the game has been programmed for Zillions-of-Games and Game Courier. Since Xiangqi has a very well done page, and I have recently programmed Game Courier to let users use the mouse for all moves in Marseillais Chess, I expect to feature these games before too long.

Joe Joyce wrote on 2011-01-06 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I like the idea, Fergus. There are a lot of fine games that should be showcased. We should probably request that no one submit their own games. [Otherwise I got about 50... ;-)] Would this comments thread be acceptable for posting suggestions?

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