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Poison Chess. Harpies can poison pieces which can be healed by doctors. On 8 by 8 board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on Sat, May 15, 2010 06:02 PM UTC:
I think, harpys are too weak... Looks like, they exists only to poison
king, other pieces are mostly poisoned only to remove check (if there is no
other way to remove it or these ways are disvantegeous)... To make game
more interesting, i think, it shouls have more harpys (maybe, 4) or allow
to poison opponent's pieces several times (maybe 3 times is OK).
It's funny: in english language male pawn can become female queen, while
in russian word 'pawn' is female ('peshka'), and instead queen, there
is male ferz...

Anonymous wrote on Sun, Oct 11, 2009 10:03 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I'll play you!

Charles Gilman wrote on Mon, Jun 12, 2006 07:04 AM UTC:
This variant seems particularly suited to the novelty set at Mythical Beasts Chess Sets, which uses a Harpy to represent the Rook!

Anonymous wrote on Wed, Jan 5, 2005 06:50 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
The same reason why promotion to Rook is useful in FIDE Chess--on rare
occasions it is the only promotion that is any good. Let's say that in
the particular position promoting to Queen would cause stalemate--then if
promotong to Rook doesn't give stalemate but will allow you to win later,
it is the correct move. 

These positions are not common, but they do exist.

horst wrote on Tue, Jan 4, 2005 04:30 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
A good game. But why do you bother about wether a pawn can promote to a
rook? It would simply be stupid to promote a pawn to a rook if he can
promote to a queen (or guard in this case).

Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Jul 20, 2003 08:48 AM UTC:Good ★★★★

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