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 By Ralph  Betza. Chigorin Chess. White has knights instead of bishops and a chancellor for his queen; black has bishops instead of knights. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jeremy Good wrote on 2014-12-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
For my own purposes, I am going to dub the side with the knights the Chigorin Chess CDA (Chess with Different Armies). The side with the two bishop pairs, I'm going to call the Kaufman CDA Army, after FIDE Grandmaster, great chess computer programmer and Shogi expert Larry Kaufman, in honor of his work on Bishop Pairs.

Joshua Morris wrote on 2005-07-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have played this game many times; it remains one of my favorite Chess variants.

David Paulowich wrote on 2005-02-18 UTCGood ★★★★
Dave McCooey - Fairy endgames with 3 pieces (8x8 board)

Amazon(R+B+N), Queen(R+B), Chancellor(R+N),

Unicorn(B+NN): a Bishop-Nightrider combination.

||||| Longest Wins for the Strong Side (WHITE) |||||

||||| (strong side has 2 pieces, weak side has 1 piece) |||||

Three-------------Number---Type-----------------------------------Side Piece-----Half------Of------Of-------------------------------------To

Endgame---Moves--Positions-Win------Example Position--------------Move

KRRvKQ-----30-------14 f-captr WK(c8) WR(h2) WR(g8) BK(a1) BQ(d1) WHITE

KRRvKU----202--------4 capture WK(b8) WR(d5) WR(h8) BK(d7) BU(e1) BLACK

KRRvKC-----87--------9 capture WK(d6) WR(a6) WR(a7) BK(g6) BC(d3) WHITE

Queens and Chancellors have good chances of drawing by

perpetual check. If they fail, then the game ends fairly quickly.

The Unicorn has little chance of drawing, but it can drag

the loss out to an incredible 101 moves.


Peter Hatch wrote on 2002-04-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
For what it's worth, on Christian Freeling's Grand Chess site, under About Grand Chess, it says: <blockquote>Finally, although the Queen may have the edge in the endgame, the Marshall is arguably the strongest piece, so it flanks the King in the center as does the Queen in Chess.</blockquote> I'd think being on a 10x10 board would benefit the Queen more than the Chancellor/Marshall.

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