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Three dimensional Chess: Kogbetliantz game. Chess on an 8 by 8 by 8 board. (8x8x8, Cells: 512) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2011-04-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
In Washington,D.C. in the late 1950's, I had thought about 3-D chess and went to the Library of Congress to see what had been done. I found the 1952 Life Magazine article about Kogbetliantz and his 3-D gameboard. I built a gameboard of my own and took it to the Washington Post where it and I were photographed. SEVENTEEN Magazine picked it up under the heading of 'Teens in the News' and I got a lot of fan mail from adolescent girls. Later, I instructed the game at Georgetown and St. Louis Universities.

[email protected] wrote on 2006-04-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hello Hans and Bruce,

I think your article on Kogbetliantz 3D chess was very
well written, anottated and illustrated.

I used to play this variant with a friend of mine
from college many years ago.

It is the only 3D variant of chess that I have
actually played, and from looking at the 
descriptions of the other variants, I probably
won't get around to playing them. It is my
own opinion but I think this variant is superior,
and also your description is superior to other
descriptions.

The one other variant that seems interesting is
the 3-level variant played with the standard
array of pieces from regular chess.  It's only
advantage I can see is dealing with only 3 levels
instead of 8 (Something called feasability or
practicality).

Most Regards,
Newton

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