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 By Jörg  Knappen. Janus Kamil Chess. A crossover between Janus Chess and Modern Kamil Chess. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2018-04-07 UTC

I have modified this page so it is now formatted consistently with those of other games on the Chess Variant Pages.

Here are my estimates of the piece values:

Piece Midgame Value Endgame Value
Pawn 1.00 1.25
Camel 2.50 2.50
Knight 2.75 2.75
Bishop 3.50 4.00
Rook 5.50 6.50
Janus 8.75 9.50
Queen 10.50 12.00


Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-03-22 UTC
Ah, yes. Okay, it was my fault for the confusion. Thank you.

JKn wrote on 2006-03-20 UTC
The King goes to the square immediately besides the rook and the rook jumps over the king. This is how castling works in Janus Chess and Janus Kamil Chess. --JKn

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-03-20 UTC
The rules for castling aren't stated exactly either here or in the rules for Janus Chess. How far towards the rook is the king supposed to go?

George Duke wrote on 2005-03-29 UTC
'JKL,LargeCV': Janus Chess(8x10) first pairs Cardinal(B,N)calling them Janus, a quarter century ago. Archbishop Chess in Chess Variant Page recently mixes up Janus' array. Also under CVPage, 2002 'Modern Kamil'(10x10, or else 84-square 8x10 with four corner tack-ons) uses Camel paired instead: 'in Memory of the Thousand Years of Arabic Chess Tradition.' So what else, but the marriage 'Janus Kamil(JK)', logical. Computer could generate hundreds of alternate initial set-ups (nothing compelling about Rook at b1,b10 etc.)on 10x12, but maybe 8x12 would be better. Knappen's Quintessential Chess sharply tailors pieces to go with its neat Quintessence, also reaching Camel(and N) squares. This Janus Kamil seems more common variety 'cut-and-paste' popular since turn of millennium.

Anonymous wrote on 2004-08-18 UTC
In answer to the previous comment: in the large variant both answers are YES. --J'org Knappen

Anonymous wrote on 2004-08-17 UTC
Can a Pawn advance three squares on its first move? If so, are the en passant rules like those of Omega Chess?

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