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4D Quasi-Alice Chess. 8x8x2x2 four dimensional game with 32 pieces. (2x(2x(8x8)), Cells: 256) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

In the Notes section for 4D Quasi-Alice Chess, I've now added my own estimates for the relative values of Alice Chess pieces (also useful for 4D Quasi-Alice Chess), which are mostly just slightly different than the values I gave before, as provided by Zillions of Games (as given in the CVP webpage link for Alice Chess). At the least, my own (latest) values have nicer fractions, generally. I've also added my own estimate for the fighting value of an Alice Chess King (even though it cannot be exchanged); such an estimate of a King was not provided by Zillions of Games. I've also given my rationale for the way I reached my values.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

I've added to the Notes section of my 4D Quasi-Alice Chess submission, giving tentative estimates for the values of the pieces (aside from alluding to Circular Chess & Alice Chess, for comparison purposes).

To avoid making several similar short Comments for some other of my variants, I'll briefly note here that I've tied up a number of other loose ends in my submissions, namely adding commentary to the Setup & Pieces sections for Full house hexagonal chess, adding to the Notes section of Carrousel Chess (including revising my estimates for certain piece values), adding to the Notes section of Sac Chess, and adding to the Introduction section of Chess 1010.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-08-29 UTC

I've now given my reasoning why I think 4D Quasi-Alice Chess is indeed effectively an 8x8x2x2 (i.e. 4D) setup, and not a 8x8x4 (i.e. 3D) setup in disguise.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-08-27 UTC

I've now mentioned in the Notes Section of this submission some more 'basic mates' that I've convinced myself are possible, i.e. a couple involving K & 3 minor pieces vs. lone K. I've also mentioned one cute tactical difference 4D Quasi-Alice Chess has from Alice Chess, right from the start in the opening phase. In addition, I've given reasons why 4D Quasi-Alice Chess perhaps should not be viewed as clearly an inferior version of Alice Chess.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-08-13 UTC

I've now changed all links that I've previously given within this submission into more convenient to use hyperlinks, and I've done a similar thing for all my other submissions to date.

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