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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1999-05-08
Omega Chess. Rules for commercial chess variant on board with 104 squares. (12x12, Cells: 104) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Interesting extra pieces and pawn movement rules here.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-01-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Goes into great depth and detail on regular Western Chess moves that many young learners may be confused about. Explains everything in great detail, making everything clear and understandable.

Andy Maxson wrote on 2007-02-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Though the corner squares may appeal aesthetically the take away lots of the rooks power. How about taking away the corner squares and just adding squares behind the champions? Or maybe next to them?

zach wrote on 2005-06-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
i just played for the first time and i thought it was the best game ever until i started playing san andreas.:)

chloe wrote on 2005-06-05 UTCGood ★★★★
i know how to play chess now but i still dont understand the game

David Paulowich wrote on 2005-02-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Greg: Grand Chess and Shako also bring the two armies closer together, but still on a 10x10 board. This is the approach taken in my 'TenCubed Chess' entry for the Contest to Design a 10-chess Variant. Each player has an entire Omega Chess army, plus an Archbishop (B+N) and a Marshall (R+N).

Anonymous wrote on 2003-07-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I just got my board and I will give Omega Chess an excellent for several

   It is a great game!  The two new pieces make the game more enjoyable
and it is fun to use the pieces when attacking or defending.
   The pieces are high quality staunton design pieces and they will last a
long time.
  After playing with my friends they got interested.   It is a fun game to
play with almost anyone.

 I think that almost everyone will be happy that they got an Omega Chess
set.  I just love my set!

RJ wrote on 2003-05-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I haven't played this enough to know if there are any 'cheap'
unavoidable openings, but it seems for now to be a great game. Don't
leave your orthochess training comepltely at the door, because alot of the
same principles apply here. The only odd thing I find about this variant
is castling. You need a consolidating move when castling kingside, and 2
when castling queenside. For that reason, I don't see anyone adopting the
queenside castle.

If you order a set from the company, then know that these sets are really
good! The old pieces look & feel almost like my standard USCF plastic
pieces. The new pieces are just as good, and that cresent moon on the
wizard is NOT going to break off or bend without a hammer. The board is
top quality too as far as 4 fold carboard boards go. I'd prefer a vinal
roll-up type board, but that's just personal preference.

David Short wrote on 2002-04-06 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I would like to announce that I am going to be running an Omegachess
tournament by email on Richard's Play By Email server at
In order to play in the tournament you must have a PBM userid.
Check out and 
if you are new and want to sign up for a free userid and password
on the server. You do not have to have ever played Omegachess before
on the server to compete in this tournament. If you would like to play
in the event please email me your PBM userid to [email protected]
I have not yet decided exactly how I am going to structure the Omega
tournament. It will probably be a round robin tournament, with between
4 to 8 games in the first round, and a certain number of players 
advancing to a second and final round.

I would also like to announce that I am also going to run a chess
tournament on PBM too. This is traditional orthodox chess!
This tournament is open to the first 25 players who email me to enter.
I will be creating five 5-man sections. Each player will play a total
of 4 games, 2 as white and 2 as black, one game against each of the
other players in the tournament. The 5 section winners will then
advance to a final 5-man section for the championship of the tournament.
In the event of a tie for first place in a section the first tiebreaker
is head-to-head result. In the event of a draw or a 3-way tie where
A beat B, B beat C and C beat A, all tied players advance to the finals
and a larger final section will be created. Again, to compete in this
tournament you must have a PBM userid. You may enter both tournaments
if you like. When emailing me please make sure to specify which
tournament you are entering. Thanks again and good luck!!

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