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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-06-10
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Los Alamos variant. Chess on a 6 by 6 board from the early days of computing. (6x6, Cells: 36) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

It's surprising how much action can be squeezed in on such a small board variant.


Filip Rachunek wrote on 2005-10-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This game can be played on BrainKing.

Eric Burgess wrote on 2003-07-19 UTCGood ★★★★
I would guess the difficulty wasn't with the bishops themselves. Rooks or Knights probably could equally well have been omitted. Reducing the number of pieces (at the outset) by 8, and the number of board squares by 28, drastically reduces the number of legal moves from any position, which in turn reduces the computing power needed to look ahead by a given number of moves.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-27 UTCGood ★★★★
I am curious to know why Chess without Bishops was easier to deal with. Was there a difficulty with the concept of colourbinding, such as wasting computing time on considering positions that could not arise?

Anonymous wrote on 2000-11-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Excellent short and sweet.

Anonymous wrote on 2002-06-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I really enjoyed reading about Los Alamos Chess! I think that it is great for you to show a pirture of the board. All of the other Chess variants are also very interesting to read about. It is fun to learn that there are other ways of playing chess! I'm glad you wrote about Los Alamos Chess because it was very informative and was easy to understand.

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