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It was last modified on: 2004-01-03
 By Gary K. Gifford. Hole Chess. Variant on a board of 44 squares with two holes that pieces can be dragged into. (7x10, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Erez Schatz wrote on 2004-07-17 UTCGood ★★★★
I quite enjoyed this one. The hole rules were nicely done and it's
definately going to be voted quite high on my list. 
I do have a problem, already mentioned below regarding the pawn on the
other side of the hole. While it is protecting the king from being sucked
to the hole, and guarding two other squares, I don't like having a piece
which initially cannot move.

carlos carlos wrote on 2004-05-08 UTCGood ★★★★
i want to try this with normal pawns if anyone is interested. my only question is about the bishop. it can move one space orthogonally. if the white bishop is on d4, and a black piece is on f4, does the e4 hole count as a square? if not, then the bishop could suck that black piece in. i am guessing that the bishop cannot suck orthogonally like this, but can you confirm?

Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-05-07 UTCGood ★★★★
This variant looks fun to play, especially with the suggested box for
tractored pieces to fall into.

I don't think I like the fact that two pawns are trapped behind holes,
the poor little guys!  Have you considered using Berolina Pawns?

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2004-02-05 UTCGood ★★★★
The special capture, drawing a piece into the hole, is very clever and innovative. It should add very interesting tactics to the game. Since this special move can be done in addition to normal captures by replacement it adds more effective power to the board. This is an effective approach to provide more options in a small game.

Chuck wrote on 2004-02-05 UTCGood ★★★★
In the sample game, I'm not so sure Yellow has a forced win after 8... Kc9. It looks to me as if Red is OK after 9. Qd6/@d8+ Qd8/@d6.

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