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It was last modified on: 2007-07-22
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi and Peter  Aronson. Falcon Chess Variants - Several. Some Different Setups with Falcon pieces, including with Capablanca pieces and Airplanes.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jeremy Good wrote on 2007-08-16 UTC
Yes, send them, please, Peter. When you get the chance. Might very well help.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2007-08-16 UTC
You know, Jeremy, I have Alfarie BMP files for all of the pieces from when I did the ZRF -- if they would help, I could send them to you when I get home tonight.

Jeremy Good wrote on 2007-08-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Aronson's Two Kings Falcon Chess is quite successful, I think. Falcon Chess Decimal II: Would perhaps be a more interesting variant if we were to simply replace the Falcons with Scorpions. That would be another way besides the 11 x 11 version in Passed Pawns, of acclimating oneself to the Scorpion move. My two cents: Falcons become overwhelmed on a 10 x 10 board which is why George Duke's Falcon Chess 100 is so clever, relatively speaking. Because it expands the board without overwhelming the falcons. I am very fond of the Energizer variants, but laboring through the Templar ones.

Btw, I am working on making some pieces for Complete Permutation Chess and should be done very soon.


George Duke wrote on 2007-07-30 UTC
Okay. I think all the 8x10 ones like Two-King style are attainable Presets right now in view of constraints. Also, Jeremy, Sibahi's Energizer-style Knights-on-side are fine alternate Falcon ES Preset governed as they are by 'USP5690334' postscript. I did not notice til after I moved there, of course their all being played so often per separate agreement.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2007-07-30 UTC
Given the Falcon's ability to fork, it might be interesting to try Two-King Falcon Chess, in the pattern of Two Kings Chess. That is, you replace the Queen with a second King, either of which can be checkmated. Normal Falcon Chess castling and promotion rules would apply.

George Duke wrote on 2007-07-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Excellent assemblage of Falcon alternatives on more or less normal sizes. Abdul-Rahman's here are as well-thought-out as the 20 standard mutators that develop '91.5 Trillion FC Variants'. Especially interesting is Airplane, mostly because I never noticed it before, seeing now it is stronger, different T.R.Dawson Grasshopper. As stickler for citations of sources(for ex., Passed Pawns first Comment cites all 3 prior similarities), I think a Comment should credit F.V. Morley's 1947 book 'My One Contribution to Chess' for the origin comparable re-shaped boards of Falcon Chess TS and FC/Airplanes and FC/CC.

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