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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-11-26
 By M  Winther. Gustavian Adjutant ChessThis item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2008-11-26
 By M  Winther.. Standard chess with empty extra corner squares and extended castling (with zrf).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-07-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The rating is for the castling extension, from fixed up to strict up to loose free castling having been recent topic. The board was invented by King Gustav III of Sweden in 18th Century. Swedish Cannon is another thing entirely and does not appear here. Swedish Cannon is strengthened Xiangqi Cannon by virtue of being able also to jump and slide without capturing. Winther uses the ancient 68-square board a dozen or two times in different piece mixes 'of somewhat the same rules-set'. The last 6 words refer to Winther, like a Fourriere etc., often smartly keeping intact the set RNBK. Winther probably knows his own material enough to find the 25 best from among his over 100 CVs in these CVPage workshops and links.

Sam Trenholme wrote on 2008-11-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I like this variant; it's a classic 'How close can we be to normal FIDE chess while throwing out the opening book?' variant. Another variant along the same lines that Mr. Winther has proposed is chess 256, where we randomly move a pawn up one square for the eight squares on both sides of the board.

Another idea I like along the same lines is to keep black pieces where they are, but swap White's queen and king. Now, in White's OO move, the king moves right two squares (from the d file to the f file) and the h rook moves left three squares, and in White's OOO move, the king moves left two square (from the d file to the b file) and White's a rook moves right 2 squares to the c file.

Any other ideas for modest chess variants that keep the game the same as much as possible, while throwing out the FIDE opening book?

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