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It was last modified on: 2016-12-04
 By Kevin  Pacey. Butterfly Chess. Large board chess with butterflies (not Ns), advancers (not Qs) & flying dragons added. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-05-18 UTC

I've increased my estimates for the values of the Butterfly and Flying Dragon piece types used on this variant's 10x10 board, as I had underestimated the value of a camel piece type (not used in this game, but it's used for component parts of the just mentioned compound pieces). I initially had a camel on 8x8 or 10x10 pegged at just 1/2 the value of a knight on 8x8 or 10x10, as it is colour-bound, but I didn't appreciate that the camel's slightly longer reach than a knight gave it slightly, but significantly, greater value than I first thought, namely it's actually worth about 2 pawns (as noted elsewhere by others) if used on such board sizes. As a result, I've slightly edited parts of the Introduction and Notes sections to this game's submission.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-12-15 UTC

I've edited my previous post somewhat.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-12-15 UTC

I've revised my estimate of the value of a flying dragon on a 10x10 board to a full six pawns, making it just slightly worth more than a rook on average. I also revised my estimate of the value of a butterfly, making it worth 3 pawns, slightly less than a bishop on average.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-12-14 UTC

I've corrected my Notes section slightly, in regard to handling a couple of early primitive threats White can make early, from the setup position.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-12-10 UTC

Note to Fergus:

I've now dealt with refining the various preset submissions I've made that are pending further editorial review (perhaps as best as I can in a couple of cases, for now at least, though I think I did as you requested). That's with the occasional [edited] comment added, too.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-12-09 UTC

I've (hopefully) slightly corrected the prose description of the Butterfly's move that was added in earlier by Fergus, in that I think I spotted that there's a Camel move (i.e. 1,3) component to the Butterfly's 2 forward-sideways moves move, too, rather than a Knight move (i.e. 1,2) component to those 2 forward-sideways moves. Again hopefully, my wording of that part is sufficiently clear in the submission, at least to those who visit this website.

For those interested in this variant, I'd note that I also very recently submitted a preset for this game, for editorial review.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-12-07 UTC

I modified the first line and added a written description of how the Butterfly moves.

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