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It was last modified on: 2002-10-17
 By Dan  Troyka. Pompeii Chess. Variant on board with 25 squares. (7x7, Cells: 25) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Larry Smith wrote on 2006-06-08 UTCGood ★★★★
I've always enjoyed Dan Troyka's creations.

And this game is no exception.

Though I play with one less Pawn on each side, freeing up the central 3x3
area for more manuevering room during the opening and allowing some of the
powerful pieces quick access. This also allows for more room throughout the
play. And three Pawns for each player are quite sufficient for this size
field. Making them very valuable in order to obtain promotions. And with
Shogi drops, each player has ample opportunity for more.

Not saying that this actually improves the game, just makes it a little
more vicious. ;-)

f.s.m. wrote on 2006-06-07 UTCBelowAverage ★★
the shape of the board combined with drops (possibly also the pawn movement) makes play much too cramped.

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