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It was last modified on: 2007-06-10
 By Graeme C Neatham. ExCoCo Chess. EXtends and COmbines the COurier variants. (18x12, Cells: 216) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Graeme Neatham wrote on 2007-06-11 UTC

'The only thing I don't like about it is the Elephant. It probably would be better to have the Alibaba instead. (So that the Courier can be a combination of the Guard and the Alibaba as well.)'

Absolutely agree with you, the Elephant had been nagging at me as being slightly out of kilter - extending it to an Alibaba seems so obvious. Thanks, as always, for your comments and insight.

And 'no', the rule is that a Pawn's initial move may be 1,2 or 3 steps, thereafter it is restricted to just the 1 step.


Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-06-11 UTCGood ★★★★
I like it ! It sounds very fun and very well thought-out. The only thing I don't like about it is the Elephant. It probably would be better to have the Alibaba instead. (So that the Courier can be a combination of the Guard and the Alibaba as well.) I would rename the pieces, calling the Alibaba the Courier (which what it is called in Modern Courier Chess,) and the Jumping General (or Squire) for the Current Courier. In the preset, you might want to tick the 'Exclude pieces not in Setup' box. One Question : A pawn on the fourth rank, is it entitled to the double-step, as in Wildebeest Chess ?

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