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Tim's 3d Chess. On a 5x5x5 board with two kings per player. (5x(5x5), Cells: 125) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Tim O'Lena wrote on Mon, Jan 8 05:10 PM UTC in reply to Charles Gilman from Fri Apr 18 2003 08:53 AM:

Yes - to be clear, only ONE King needs to be checkmated. A King fork is Checkmate if the attacking piece can not be taken, since only one King would be allowed to move to safety. The idea was to make the game less drawish.


Kevin Pacey wrote on Fri, May 11, 2018 03:00 AM UTC:

Note to CVP editor(s):

I've just finished submitting a Game Courier preset for this (copyrighted) variant, with the permission of the game's inventor, who has been visiting CVP at times recently (he can be reached by his email that's given under his personal info, I think).


💡📝Tim O'Lena wrote on Sun, Oct 19, 2003 03:35 PM UTC:
The King and Queen may use the triagonal (3D diagonal) in this vaiant.

Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Oct 19, 2003 09:40 AM UTC:
Am I right in understanding that 'Standard orthodox pieces are used for this game, with their moves extended to three dimensions' means that the triagonal move is not used in this game?

Charles Gilman wrote on Fri, Apr 18, 2003 08:53 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
My first reaction was 'Not two Kings again? Why, when not even part of a complete double set?' However, when I saw your rule about checkmating only one to win it all made sense. It is one way of tackling the perennial 3d problem of checkmate being difficult.

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