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Energizer Chess. Chess on a normal board with an Archbishop and a Chancellor added. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on 2023-02-17 UTC


Unicorn Chess was where I came up with the idea of placing the knight-compounds where they can leap into the squares vacated by the knights. And now we have this neat little chess variant. Does that make me an influencer?

Anonymous wrote on 2010-04-25 UTC
I think, any game with 10 files and additional pair of pieces can have such
variant (additional pair of pieces can also be placed like cannons in this
-here openings will be closer to orthodox chess openings). For example,
Omega chess: champions are in these places and wizards are in imiginary
Good for people, who are lazy to draw new boards.

💡📝Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-05-12 UTC
Thanks for the rating.

Personally, I am not very satisfied with the starting position. Switching the Queen and the Archbishop, I believe, would make a better game because it balances the Knight-compounds. However, I chose this one because RBQCKABR is basically the Gothic Chess position, which is patented.


I updated the page to introduce a minor Shuffle variant. This gives a bigger opening book, but doesn't eliminate opening altogether.

David Paulowich wrote on 2007-05-12 UTCGood ★★★★
I have been known to set up my Knights in very strange places. I prefer your smaller game to Eric's Great Chess, which squeezes all the pieces of the historic chess variant Great Chess into a 10x8 board.

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