[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Rated Comments for a Single ItemLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Hybrids. Standard pieces combine and split. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]George Duke wrote on 2010-08-13 UTCGood ★★★★Of the 20 or 30 clusters we can divide CVs into, Absorption Chess derivatives form a major one after number one Carrera-Birds. In the last comment here, Shvorin mentions two other derivatives, out of over a hundred members so far published, Confederation and Fusion. Some Absorption derivatives are part of a larger theme, or otherwise multifaceted, or rely on mechanism besides immediate capture for change of movement power; probably for example we include Pocket Mutation as subvariant of Absorption for the sake of complete classification into 2 or 3 dozen clusters. (In the full taxonomy, a given CV may be member of two clusters, but try to avoid three.) In Shvorin's preferred embodiment, Hybrid same-side units same-type may even coalesce, he answers Strong in another of these 6 comments. That could be a factor in Stalemate or easily-imaginable convenience, such as getting two Rooks to the other side on one square, where they then re-divide. Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-05-19 UTCGood ★★★★Another way to look at this is as a rex exclusive version of Fusion Chess. In some ways it is closer than that variant to FIDE Chess as the King cannot escape check through fusion with another piece. 2 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.