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High Chess. Drawn games are instead won by the player whose King is closest to the centre.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on Mon, Sep 4, 2023 07:43 PM UTC:Poor ★

My first thought was that the stalemated player is usually "Low" and will lose the game in fifty moves. My second thought was: What about my [2023-04-18] Comment to Grander Chess? A few minor changes resulted in the diagram below, where both Kings are equidistant from the centre.

diagram

WHITE can play 1.Bc8 and BLACK is stalemated (but still wins the game).

Grant Sinclair writes: "Black’s height advantage, which makes Black High when both Kings are equidistant from the centre, has been designed to balance White’s first-move advantage." This statement is unconvincing. In fact, White’s advantage could be even greater in High Chess.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sun, Oct 30, 2022 10:51 AM UTC in reply to Daniel Zacharias from Sat Oct 29 10:49 PM:

Very interesting. Maybe a bit complicated indeed.


Daniel Zacharias wrote on Sat, Oct 29, 2022 10:49 PM UTC:Good ★★★★

I like the idea of this, although it seems possibly over-complicated with the momentum rules.


🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Fri, Aug 27, 2021 05:18 PM UTC:

Published.


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