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It was last modified on: 2001-05-01
 By Peter  Aronson. Mad Elephant Chess. Pawns can be turned into Elephants; Elephants can promote to Mad Elephants, and Mad Elephants can trample lines of pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-06-02 UTCGood ★★★★
This game reminds me of Shatranj with elephants raised on a diet of TNT and
nitroglycerin.  I have no doubt that it would make for a very fun 10 or 15
minute game using a chess-clock.  Longer e-mail type games could require
lots of deep thought and could result in some hair-pulling.

I did notice a slight error in the rules.  There is this statement,
'Elephants move like Alfils, a jump of two squares in any direction,
leaping over any pieces that may occupy the first square.'  It should
state 'any diagonal direction' instead of 'any direction.'

A clever idea.... perhaps there should be a pre-set so players could start
getting rated at this wild game?

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