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It was last modified on: 2006-02-16
 By Sam  Trenholme. Schoolbook. 8x10 chess with the rook + knight and bishop + knight pieces added. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-06-26 UTCGood ★★★★
Sam is being witty talking about the Death of Chess 8x10. He is joking because, obviously, earnest discussion of 8x10 only occurred in 1920's under Capablanca and now this decade. How can something relatively novel -- though existing in obscurantist lore for 400 years -- already be dead? After all, Sam has this Schoolbook and spends lot of time on Problems for it. He is attempting to be sarcastic, opening the 8x10 thread that way, as he was about there being so many named Carrera-Capablanca ones themselves, just Fischer-randomized. Trenholme indirectly makes the point that all the Chesses with Centaur (BN) and Champion (RN) ought to be brought under one roof if possible. The real farce is that 8x8 is so obviously dead, only a question on when, now, in 2013, or in 2030. And that CVPage could have been at the centre of the maelstrom but chooses instead to go deviant-wild. The Trenholme jests about all the Carrera arrays(early 2008) were not well taken in one quarter; but no harm is intended then or now. These are rather informal Comments in CVPage system, compared to Sam Trenholme's other material: the serious Schoolbook here and the wonderful List of CVs adapted in year 2000 for CVPage from mostly 1994-1996 early Internet site.

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-27 UTCGood ★★★★
Thank you gentlemen for your thoughtful and insightful comments

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-09-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
try me in a game of Deluxe Chess for the World Championship

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