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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-05-09
 By M  Winther. Pyrrhus ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-05-09
 By M  Winther.. Introducing the terrible Pyrrhus that can paralyse enemy pieces with its gaze (with zrf).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M Winther wrote on 2011-02-18 UTC
Thanks. The 10x10 variant features Parton's Gorgona, actually. Both variants have been implemented as Courier presets that check whether a piece is paralyzed (this is necessary to avoid confusion). Gorgona: http://www.chessvariants.org/index/msdisplay.php?itemid=MPgorgonachess Pyrrhus: http://www.chessvariants.org/index/msdisplay.php?itemid=MPpyrrhuschess I mentioned the Pyrrhus on two hardliner Fide-chess forums, and in both occasions it received some appraisal. This is very uncommon, I tell you. The other variant which evoked slight interest among hardliners was my Castle Chess. http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/castlechess.htm /Mats

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2011-02-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Great game Mats, congrats. The pyrrhus, what a piece, i found it really painful at first, lol, i thought it's power of paralyzing pieces was too much, the knight being the only piece that could attack the pyrrhus! I wondered if the pyrrhus's range should be 'cut down', like say paralyzing 4 or 5 squares range on the queen lines. However, once i got used to the piece, it seems to me the game is very smooth and heaps of fun and very nice. I think the way the pyrrhus is is the best. The knight in this game is actually a pretty powerful piece, much more powerful than the bishops and probably more powerful than the rooks too, because it can attack the pyrrhus. If both pyrrhus's are paralyzed, you wouldn't want to have two bishops against two knights, lol, that's for sure. I'm rating excellent. Oh i notice you have a 10x10 game with two pyrrhus's a side, how does that play compared to the 8x8 do you think, i'll have to check it out.

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