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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-01-22
 Author: Nuno  Cruz and Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Nuno  Cruz. Samarcanda. Variant of Mideast Chess with Crooked Bishops. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-01 UTCGood ★★★★

Interesting large board variant, with a number of classic fairy piece types.


Andy Maxson wrote on 2007-02-20 UTCGood ★★★★
this looks interesting with crooked bishops replacing the monstrous cavaliers.However the crooked bishop's move is not related to any sort of mideastern piece, the cavalier was related to the well known gryphon. Maybe you could add renn cavaliers instead of the mideast cavaliers and guards a fusion of the ferz and wazir or maybe replace the queen with the mideast cavalier or as ed friedlander calls it the godzilla and and replace the godzillas that flank the king and queen with queens. maybe this variant i propose could face hawaiian chess

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-04-03 UTCGood ★★★★
Crooked Bishops certainly have an easier move to remember than the piece that they replace, and that makes the game itself an improvement on 'Mideast' Chess. However, the rating is also for the page, which presents its variant more clearly. It is good that all pieces are either referred to by a familiar name or cross-referenced to one.

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