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It was last modified on: 2003-05-04
 By Ralph  Betza. More Shift Square Chess. Shifted Square Chess needs more than one page to explore its possibilities. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Mark Thompson wrote on 2003-05-24 UTC
Actually Milennium Chess is on a 15x8 board. There's only one rook in the middle; apparently having two rooks in the center was too much concentration of power. The object is to capture one enemy king and checkmate the other. I've found it enjoyable, and the vinyl board is quite nicely made.

gnohmon wrote on 2003-05-24 UTC
As I said, it hardly matters whether Doublewide Chess has been previously published under some other name. The importaint thing is that Doublewide has remarkably interesting strategical implications which need to be discussed in full before anybody can speak of Triplewide or Infinitewide Chess. The advantage of being a fairly strong chessplayer (I'm an FM, which sounds great to you but which means zilch when I play chess) as well as a well-eductaed variant inventor is that I can understand perhaps on a good day I can dig more deeply into a variant which catches my attention. Doublewide is an important building block. After I started writing about it, I discovered there was more that needed to be written. Maybe in a few days....

Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
Clearly I spoke (typed?) too soon -- good thing there were other regulars around to catch my mistake!

Dan Troyka wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
There's a game called <a href='http://www.zillionsofgames.com/games/doublechess.html'>Double Chess</a> (not the first CV to use this name) that was posted to the Zillions of Game web site in April 2000. Each player has two complete sets of pieces arrayed side by side and the object is to checkmate one of the opponent Kings.

John Lawson wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
Aha! Thanks! I was looking for that, and the reason I couldn't find it was that it is 15x8 (two Kings, but only three Rooks.) The CVP link page is: http://www.chessvariants.com/link2.dir/millenniumchess.html .

Tim Stiles wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
um, I meant 16x8 of course. heh. and I forgot to put my name in two. *slaps self*

Anonymous wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
I think there's a 8x16-sized-board-with-two-kings game called Millenium Chess here.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
Ah! What confused me is that you also have a game called Nick Danger Chess on the Tirebiter Chess page, but it's a different game! <hr> I'm fairly sure that no one has published 16x8 with two Kings as a two-player game. As a four-player game there's Mecklenburg Chess (which the CVP seems to have confused with Mechlenbeck Chess which is something else entirely).

gnohmon wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
Peter, I foolishly deleted your email before replying to it. What you were looking for is here, in 'more shifted square'. By the way, has anybody done a 16x8 with two sets including two kings? I searched and didn't find, and am writing it up whether or not because it has interesting aspects...

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