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It was last modified on: 2005-12-21
 By David  Paulowich. Mir Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Andy Maxson wrote on 2007-02-11 UTCGood ★★★★
could mir chess 36 fight in chess with different armies? it would be interesting To see them against the colorbound clobberers or the remarkable rookies though their setup wouldn't add any thing to their army unlike in regular mir 36 beacause it is specifically oriented about the opponent's cannons but against chess with different armies it would become pretty obsolete unless against against an experimental army with cannons like the spacious cannoneers. the queen is weak but I don't know about their cannons they would definately help. and since the cannons are worth about half a bishop two would be a bishop's worth so i think it would work with the queen being worth a rook. and the elephants are worth about a bishop maybe less and the cannons may be more it should balance out,

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-07-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
yes this is a great game, David and i had a game on game courier, it is
nice playing with the general (dragonhorse) and cannon, combined with rook
knight and elephant/fers (which i like to call 'ferfil').
Opening pawn set up is very interesting too. All these things makes for
open and exciting play. Cool game. (David, i was trying to email you, but
there is a prob)

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-01-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I find Mir32 to be an excellent game... quite fun. The 8 x 8 board is comfortable for the armies employed. The Elephants, like 2-step Bishops which retain the Shatranj Elephant leap are great pieces with lots of potential. The single Cannon adds a lot to think about, as does the General (which moves like the Dragon Horse in Shogi). The best way to open remains a mystery to me. I think this game would be a great contender for a future CV multi-game tournament, or even a single-game tournament. I hope other CV members will give this one a try. Well done David!

Joe Joyce wrote on 2005-12-22 UTCGood ★★★★
This looks like a very interesting game. It should be much faster playing
than shatranj, given the coupling of a great increase in the number of
long-range pieces with the forward setup. Could get some fierce shoot-outs
with this setup. Some basic numbers:
                    Shatranj    FIDE     Mir
# non-royal pieces    7          7        9
# short-range         5          2        4
# long-range          2          5        5
So, while shatranj and Fide are opposites, Mir matches FIDE for long-range
pieces and all 4 short-range Mir pieces are jumpers. But, while the rooks
cancel out, the cannons and superbishop don't quite seem the equal of
bishops and queen. They're certainly not quite as easy to use. Still, all
other things being equal, I wouldn't want FIDE in a FIDE-Mir 'Chess with
Unequal Armies' game.  
I would love a copy of the zrf when it's done.

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