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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Sun, Mar 7, 2021 03:07 PM UTC:

I make this announcement that would interest a lot of chessvariant lovers. After many years I finally got all booklets written by V.R.Parton. I have edited this work, adding a lot of illustrative diagrams because Parton was simply using a typing machine. I must thank a lot Peter Blommers (who corrected Pritchard's book) and Ulrich Schädler (from the Swiss Museum of Games) for their precious help in collecting the booklets that were not available before. Also Rick Knowlton and Paul Rapoport for their precious help in scrutinising the text to chase errors made by the scanning process. While Parton did not have the good fortune to see his works published, this volume endeavours to correct that omission. Some hard to find testimonies and correspondence are included to help better understand the complex personality of this inventor of games. Parton showed a sincere desire that his studies reach a broader audience, and this is what is accomplished by the present publication. At last, his creations are being made available to future generations, and will not be forgotten. This book (325pages) can be found on Amazon or better on

Yu Ren Dong wrote on Wed, Jan 7, 2009 05:59 AM UTC:
V.R. Parton also invented Identific Chess which resembles Bario.

MIchael Farris wrote on Wed, Oct 13, 2004 03:05 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Thank you immensely for this information. Whether you actually get down to playing chess variants or not, the ideas of this chess fan and promoter should be read and digested. His research on the game is highly valuable, and his deconstruction and re-application of original chess ideas can help new players get a feel for the potential of the game. Even the decimal variants can help build a feel for the stories that are told over the board, and help the new player tell her own stories. <p>Know your chess history; read, and then, PLAY THE GAME!

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