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It was last modified on: 1997-01-01
 By Ralph  Betza. Chessopoly. Board with a hole in the middle where pawns move clockwise. (12x12, Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2008-12-14 UTCPoor ★
Hmm. The problem to me does not seem to be the assymmetry, but, rather, the clockwise nature. The rear Pawns merely serve as a block for their own pieces, aiding in their attack.

Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2003-05-31 UTCGood ★★★★
If the setup were symmetrical, Black would have a sure draw available.
But logically, Black should choose who gets the outer royalty. It seems
better to have one's Knights closer to the enemy King, and one's Bishops
not hampered by the inner frontier. (Upgrade my rating to Excellent if it
isn't.)

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-05-31 UTCPoor ★
'The setup in my diagram is not a mistake' is a matter of opinion. In a genuinely circular game it might make sense to put one player's royalty on the outer edge and one on the inner. In this version, though, the two edges play quite differently as the outer one has six extra squares.

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