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Angel Chess. 9x8 board. Angels (Q+N) are difficult to exchange.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M Winther wrote on Sun, Feb 7, 2010 06:17 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
One shouldn't judge the game after the playing strength of the Java program. One should evaluate the chess variant. Angel Chess is a clever idea in that attacking play is promoted. The two bishops are placed on the same colour, and white's and black's bishops cannot meet. This means that the diagonals of the opposite colour are very weak, on which attacks can occur. As guarded Angels cannot be exchanged, play cannot easily be simplified. So it is a complicated attacking variant. I have implemented Angel Chess in Zillions:
http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/angelchess.htm
/Mats

Flowerman wrote on Sat, Feb 6, 2010 07:04 AM UTC:Average ★★★
Yes, but it's one of game's points (you didn't read rules on another page, right?)! I priced it as 'average' because i checkmated opponent's king in several seconds...

Anonymous wrote on Tue, Jan 10, 2006 10:18 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
I see a problem: both bishops have the same colour upon setup!

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