[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Falcon Chess RNFB. Falcon Chess with the formation Rook, Knight, Falcon, Bishop.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]George Duke wrote on 2007-07-26 UTCSeveral people requested to weigh in have spoken, and we are now inclined to formalize this array as standardized later in year 2007. Notice that sequence N-b1-c3-b5-c7 is protected by the Black Bishop-d8. That obviates the annoyance within RNBF of the (more-or-less) same 'N-c3-d5-c7' creating fork on Rook and Queen, c7 being unprotected there. In this 'RNFB', unprotected Pawn b7 can be reached by Falcon c1 in two after either White b- or c-Pawn moves(so really three moves). However, Pawn b7 can of course just itself move and Falcon at b7 no prima facie threat. The third finalist 'RFNB' seems ever so slightly to marginalize Falcon in openings, and Knight(all 4) again has unprotected Pawn available to reach in three albeit not with powerful forking. Leaving out the details right now, we agree with Abdul-Rahman's assessment that Bishops align better altogether from d- and g-files, and still close call whether Falcon should be at b- or c-file; but think will request Greg Strong in ChessV to start going to c-file Falcon, RNFBQKBFNR. [Therefore, mating threat to be done away with brought on by 'RNBF' of i1-j3-i5-h7, no longer considered an effective challenge but instead possibly harmful to keeping the maximum plausible openings playable in what would be 'standard Chess'] Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.