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It was last modified on: 2002-07-04
 By David  Howe. Feeble Los Alamos Chess. Los Alamos Chess using Feeble pieces. (6x6, Cells: 36) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
gnohmon wrote on 2002-07-06 UTC
> never really considered Progressive Feeble Chess Why not? Progressive Demi Chess was mentioned. Your idea of Slowly Progressing Progressive Chess is a new and interesting general idea that deserves its own writeup. With links to cambiamarce and others. I think you found a new idea in an area that appeared to be exhausted.

David Howe wrote on 2002-07-05 UTC
Hmmmm... I never really considered Progressive Feeble Chess. But now that you mention it, it seems as if such a game would work quite well. Perhaps it would even play better than regular progressive chess. In my opinion, progressive chess progresses a bit too quickly, so perhaps *gradual* progressive feeble chess would be more to my liking. Gradual progressive uses a progression that grows more slowly: instead of 1 2 3 4 5... it uses 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5... A bit harder to keep track of, but perhaps it tones down the game a little bit. I'd try it with the Italian progressive rules. A 5x5 version would be possible, although I think it might start getting cramped at that point. Honestly, I chose Los Alamos mostly out of laziness.

gnohmon wrote on 2002-07-05 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I really did mean to get back to Feeble/Weakest Chess and write some more. Be patient, perhaps I will. You should say it is neither necessary nor possible to block check. Your comments on chasing down and retreating show that you have playtested the Feeble pieces. I know this because I've been there as well. If I had suggested a Feeble game for those who lack patience, I would have suggested 'Progressive Feeble Chess'. The idea of small-board feeble chess would never have occurred to me, and of course any idea I wouldn't have thought of seems just brilliant to me -- that's human nature. However, is this the smallest possible feeble chess? Or would it work on a 5x5 board?

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