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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1999-03-10
 Author: Ed  Pegg Jr.. Inventor: Walter  Zamkauskas. Amazons. Queens fire arrows to make squares unpassable. Last player that moves wins. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-02-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

This game reminds me of an old chessboard puzzle involving the placing of a number of queens, to solve a certain task, but of course Amazons is something even more complex, in that it is a full-fledged game. It also seems almost simple at first sight, deceptively so.


Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-09-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
If you are interested in this popular territorial game and you are
encouraged to try a very strong opponent, I suggest the AMAZONG Java
applet that you can find at: jenslieberum.de/amazong/amazong.html 
AMAZONG is perhasp the strongest program playing Amazons now,
nevertheless, it can be beated by humans, I have won a couple of times
(but I have lost at least ten games against it). I think AMAZONG, under
conventional time controls, plays at a level equivalent to 2400-2500
rating, translating it to Chess ELO, but the Java applet only uses a few
seconds for each move, so the level is a bit lower, although it is strong
enough, I believe not less than 2200. Try it!.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-07-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I don´t know how many users and members of TCVP have played this great
game. I have only seen at brainking.com that Andreas has been an active
Amazons player, with a good performance. The best rated Amazons player at
brainking is Grim Reaper (Ed Trice)
Total score: 269 wins, 17 draws, 0 losses.
Impressively good score.

Andreas Kaufmann wrote on 2004-08-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This is really a very interesting game! It can be played now also on <a href=http://www.brainking.com>BrainKing server.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2003-10-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
'El Juego de las Amazonas', from Walter Zamkaukas, is one of the best
territorial games I have seen, it is interesting, deep, nice, and with an
impressive simplicity of ideas involved. But it is a complex game, it is
not an easy matter the construction of a good computer player (Try with
Zillions and see how it plays!). Strictly speaking, Amazons is not a Chess
game, but it is a very good abstract game that appears in TCVP as guest, I
think because it has some elements of Chess. I like this game. Maybe I´ll
prepare a Courier Preset for this game (or a variant...)
Variants?: It is easy imagine a lot of them, some of them as near to chess
as you want. Any interesting Ideas?.

frs wrote on 2003-04-09 UTCGood ★★★★
A link collection about the game of Amazons is available at <A HREF='http://home.snafu.de/frs/amazons.html' TARGET='_blank'> http://home.snafu.de/frs/amazons.html</A>

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