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Wives Versus Guards. FIDE setup with additional pieces to offset white's first move advantage - two ferzes + two wazirs against two guards.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-05-11 UTC
Haven't zillionsed it yet. Good idea. Should do that.

 Good point about the first one. I know Eric is very distrustful of it and
our assumption is that White may very well be able to gain a quick winning
position by playing the opening accurately. 

The impression I'm getting about the second one - hidden - is that it is
'cozy' because the guards, wazirs and ferzes protect points that are
traditionally weak in FIDE.

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-05-11 UTC
Interesting setups. One thing I noticed playing David Paulowich: 8x8 games with high piece densities get very intense very quickly. (Especially against David.) Did you zillions them? The regular version looks like a problem setup: who wins the opening? The hidden version looks like people could find some interesting play in the opening.

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-05-11 UTC
Eric and I would be interested in getting any feedback on the concept behind this game and whether it might make for good chess combat.

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