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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-05-08
 Author: Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Nuno  Cruz. Courier 'de la Dama'. Courier Chess with a Modern Queen and Crooked Bishops. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-06-25 UTCGood ★★★★
''Some people'' means himself also, the main modifier of Courier. Nuno Cruz refers to his own Courier de la Dama. So, Cruz now does not sanction adding the Modern Queen. Medieaval Gala from the same region of Europe is better lesser-known game and on 100 squares omits Knights. Here, with Knights on 96, it takes still poor Knight six moves to cross corners, with or without that Mad Queen.

Greg Strong wrote on 2005-02-08 UTCGood ★★★★
I had not noticed this page until George Duke's recent post.  I like the
alterations made here (at least in the first game.)  I will add it to
ChessV shortly, because it already supports Courier Chess, and this is an
easy addition.

I also like the 12x8 board, and suspect that it may be a great board for
CVs that has not been adequately explored.

As for the second game, I have not played a game with a crooked bishop, so
I can't speak to playability.  I can say, though, that I am not sure at
all how to program such a piece into ChessV in any 'good' way.  For what
I mean by good ways vs. bad ways, I will need to get into some detail about
ChessV architecture.  I will start this (complex) discussion on the ChessV
thread sometime in the future.

George Duke wrote on 2005-02-06 UTCGood ★★★★
'DEF,LargeCV': In the more conventional Courier 'de la Dama' several changes, the major adding the modern Queen, eliminate the three unprotected Pawns of Courier Chess. Fortunately, unlike with Carrera's Chess copycats, only a handful have seen fit to re-design classic Courier Chess, despite the three array-unguarded Pawns. I would opt to play that original, even with its slower pace, for historic interest and this one's being rather uncreative alteration.

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