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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1998-05-11
 Author: Carlos  Cetina. Inventor: Gabriel  Maura. Omega Chess (Maura). Players have many pieces that can only move in the direction they point at. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2009-01-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Interesting! I think the reason that the 9x9 variants are so good is that their creators seek something more beautifully geometrical, and not some progression of Chess or any hodge-podge or half-bake of a game.

George Duke wrote on 2008-04-15 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Again 9x9. Looking to expand the 9x9 roster of Excellents, we upgrade Omega for creativity in so-long-ago year of invention. Two piece-types, one Omega and all the rest Deltas. Lacklustre Canadian Omega Chess took the same name more than two decades later of this Puerto Rican Omega Chess. Centennial Chess also uses changes of orientation for its Spearsman in 1990's after the 1970s' Gabriel Maura's Omega. ''Draws are rare.'' Carlos, did Gabriel Maura work on any of his games in 1990's and 2000's?

Matthew Paul wrote on 2005-01-04 UTCGood ★★★★
Interesting.

However, the Game Courier link leads to the commercial Omega Chess, not
this game.  The game however, seems pretty interesting, and the
'opposite
direction immunity rule' should add more stratergy to the game.  

I further suggest that this game could be expanded to have more pieces. 
For example, a piece shaped as a diamond that could travel in two
opposite
directions.  However, it has no immunity from opposite direction attacks.

Just a thought.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-01-15 UTCGood ★★★★
Another possible array would be to have the Omegas in the corner. From that a four-player variant could easily be derived.

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