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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-02-14
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Templar Chess. Features the unorthodox Templar on a board with eight extra squares. (8x10, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-01 UTCGood ★★★★

Kind of an interesting variant, with the additional piece type and odd board shape.

George Duke wrote on 2008-11-18 UTCGood ★★★★
Great Shatranj makes Betza triples too, but with the Knight instead. Templar Chess (2006), that Joyce analyzes with Great Shatranj and Falcon Chess, has not really Betza triple, because Templar slides to Alfil. Now it starts ''maintaining many of the same opening possibilities as standard Chess.'' So, Alvarez de la Campa intends it as Joyce-invented ''Track One'' consideration. Actually the last year 2014 so far is Great Shatranj, King's Court and Three Player (Zubrin). Templar was back in the second trio for year 2010. Templar is close counterpart of Omega Champion (WAD). However, Templar (DF + slide to A) becoming colourbound, as stated, does not leap to Alfil, as we would expect if really patterning after Omega Champion.

David Paulowich wrote on 2007-11-22 UTCGood ★★★★

On the whole, I prefer the disappearing extra squares in Greg Strong's variants Brouhaha and Hubbub.

QUESTION concerning the statement 'All standard chess rules apply except that castling is not allowed.' Does this mean that when a White Pawn reaches rank 8, it can and must promote to any piece of the same color (not a King and not a Pawn)? Same question for when a Black Pawn reaches rank 1.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-06-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
i have only just recently played this game, the 'templar' is a great
piece, it plays well with the normal chess set-up (adding dabbaba move)
the board is great too with the added space at the back.
cool game.

Peter Leyva wrote on 2006-03-26 UTCGood ★★★★
Good job Adrian!

This is a very nice addition to the chess variants.  What do you think of
the variant Palace Revolution?  I would like to hear your feed on it.  As
for this game/I look forward to playing a game.  Perhaps, I might play one
with yourself.
Sincerely Pete

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