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It was last modified on: 2004-04-04
 By Jan  Paerke. Kozeriai. A 5x7 variant of Shogi. (5x7, Cells: 35) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2010-05-06 UTC
Opening reminds Cambodian chess: pawns captures in same way, and they are separated only with 1 rank and threated to be captured by other pawn on first move. But in Cambodian chess pawns can always be protected by knight, and here they can't. Of course, it's clever to move first pawn in front of rook or lance. And what if opponent's rook and lance are on same files? Of course, situations, where any move will sacrifice pawn are rare, but possible... How about playing on 5x9? I am not criticizing this game, 5x7 variant is probably actually more interesting.

Taikyoku wrote on 2010-04-10 UTC
Of the 7 non-pawn pieces, we can only place 5 at the beginning of the
game.
Are the 2 leftover available for later drop ?

Larry Smith wrote on 2004-04-06 UTCGood ★★★★
Like Fischer's Random Chess.  The Pawn opening can be rather tight but the
nature of the Shogi Pawn makes it interesting..

When the players make their initial set-up, I assume that they are allowed
to create their own individual patterns according to the rules.

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