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Ladorean Chess - Shaco Ladorean. Variation on Capablanca's Chess. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2008-11-24 UTC
Does anyone here think one of the pieces sounds edible?

Gerd Meyer wrote on 2007-09-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Tried it out (with a paper board and paper pieces) and like it a lot!

Making this 'discarded version' a published game, you did a good job.

Since I would never have found this setup hidden somewhere in the comments of another page, for me you are the inventor - first to publish it as opposed to only talk about it as a possibility, doesn't that make you the inventor legally? I think it is like that in other areas of intellectual property.

temnotak wrote on 2006-09-11 UTCBelowAverage ★★

barrycmster wrote on 2006-09-05 UTCGood ★★★★

nikelir wrote on 2006-09-04 UTCGood ★★★★

ssbornik wrote on 2006-09-02 UTCAverage ★★★

Bernhard Hermes wrote on 2006-01-12 UTC
No problems with this changed inventor credit from my side, even though I
think the comment by George Duke (2004-09-24) on the Grotesque Chess
discussion page, if his facts are correct, seems to indicate that
capablanca variants can't be truely invented anymore, maybe not even with
this particular castling rule. 

But when I was out to 'find', not necessarily 'invent', a suitable
variant, I did find it, as I already said in my game description, at the
place we now both wrote about. It was discarded version, and I picked it
up  - can't be said often enough.

Bernhard U. Hermes

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2006-01-09 UTC
I missed Michael Howe's comment in November. I have now added both
Ladorean Chess and Embassy Chess to my Large Chess ZRF, and I have
uploaded the updated version to the Chess Variant Pages.

I have also fixed the inventor credit on this page, since I am the game's
inventor. It was originally under consideration as the form Grotesque Chess
would take. I discarded it after I settled on another setup for Grotesque
Chess, but Bernard read about it on the Grotesque Chess comment section,
and he liked it enough to pick it up, use it, and name it.

Reinhard Scharnagl wrote on 2005-12-04 UTC
To Greg Strong: You already have announced a new version of ChessV. Is there any time frame for this? My SMIRF needs strong opponents to verify its ideas.

Best regards, Reinhard.

Bernhard U. Hermes wrote on 2005-11-23 UTC
Michael, Greg, I very much welcome ways to offer computer based playing for Ladorean Chess, so please just go on.

Michael, as I said in the text, I do not own a ZoG, so no need to send me a .zrf. As long as you use the rules as described here, it`s ok with me.

Editors, if you receive information about computer based playing for Ladorean chess, could you please update the section 'Computer Play'above?


Greg Strong wrote on 2005-11-23 UTC
It would also be very easy to add support for this game to ChessV, a freeware program for playing Chess variants... (see: Since it will only take a couple minutes to do, I will plan on adding it to the next version unless you would prefer I didn't.

Bernhard U. Hermes wrote on 2005-11-23 UTC
Thanks for asking, Roberto!

In fact, you come very close, it is more or less Interlingua, another auxiliary language, albeit with some reform suggestions incorporated from its more than 50 years history which didn`t make it into 'official' Interlingua. While continuity in an auxiliary language project may be a fine thing, for gaming purposes we liked to try out some new things in Ladorean, e.g. using 'sh' always for the same sound it signifies in English, unlike Interlingua, where often 'ch' is used for that sound as well. So, there are some differences mainly in spelling, the system of numbers and pronouns, but a fictional native of Ladorea would have no problems at all conversing with a native of 'Interlinguania'.


Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-11-23 UTC
Some 'Ladorean words' used have some simmilitudes with Esperanto. Is this language a kind of fictional dialect?

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