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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2012-09-22
 Author: Ben M Reiniger. Dynasty Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2013-11-03 UTC
I have changed the author to me for lack of better option.  (I don't think we should just delete the items, and I don't think there's a way to discover the actual author.)

Freederick wrote on 2013-11-03 UTC
Once again, I did not originate this item. It has been attributed to me in error.  Unfortunately the site admin keeps ignoring my emails.

Freederick wrote on 2012-12-18 UTC
This is very odd.  I did NOT author Dynasty Chess---I'm afraid that either mistakes were made, or my account has been compromised. BTW, I find this variant rather unremarkable.

Jeremy Lennert wrote on 2012-09-29 UTC
I don't think that's true about the bishops' value, David.  In addition to being color-bound, bishops also suffer a significant loss in mobility near the edges and corners of the board, while rooks suffer much less--due to the fact that the board edges line up with the rooks' moves.  (There are also several other strategic differences of uncertain importance, such as the fact that the rook can interdict the movement of the enemy king, and the differing ways each of them interact with pawns.)

In fact, I would guess that this loss of mobility is far more important than colorboundness, because players of cylindrical chess (where bishops do not lose mobility at the sides of the board) have reported bishops to be roughly the equal of rooks--despite still being colorbound.

It wouldn't surprise me if BK and RK are closer in value than B and R, though at a quick guess I'd expect RK would still be noticeably stronger.

David Cannon wrote on 2012-09-29 UTCGood ★★★★
Hi Freederick, it's good to see a game which, despite its extremely limited innovations, is a real strategy-changer.  Bishops are no longer colour-bound and can support each other.  Rooks are not so easily trapped in corners.  Incidentally, both of these pieces exist (under different names) in Shogi.  

One point to note : Unbinding the bishop makes it more or less the rook's equal, as the only real deficit of the FIDE bishop is its ability to reach only half of the board.

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