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It was last modified on: 1998-02-03
 By João Pedro Neto. Swap Chess. A move can consist of a series of pieces swapping places. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2017-03-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Swap Chess allows serial swapping as a move along subsequent lines of attack.  Swap Chess has never been put up in Game Courier like Switching Chess.


George Duke wrote on 2007-09-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
'stuv' From 1998 Swap Chess is older than both Switching Chesses. The Swap, in lieu of a move, is along the line of attack of some Piece One, with Pawn's catalyzing its swap one square diagonally. I still think, as in prior Comment, that the better implementation would be one Swap only rather than the serial Swapping described. Same modality found in 'Swapper' piece incorporated into great 2002 Rococo. Besides Switching, similarity to later Delegating Chess of same developer JPNeto. An entire game score, interestingly annotated, is within this write-up.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2006-01-03 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Joao, I would be interested in your comments on a question I have had for some time: did you consider the basic one-step swap which I described in Switching Chess? I described Switching Chess before I knew of Swap Chess or Balanced Swap Chess, however, I later found an applet by Ed Friedlander called Swap Chess 1 that is almost identical to Switching Chess and predated it, yet it is not attributed to you. I guess I am not sure about the originality of Switching Chess vis-a-vis Swap Chess.

George Duke wrote on 2004-07-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Swap Chess and Switching Chess are neither in Pritchard's ECV(1994). Switching Ch's now requiring adjacency should avoid passive positions on 8x8. This Swap Ch. would be the better implementation on larger boards 8x10 and 10x10--further improved probably without the serial swaps. This one's Swap along range of attack of P1 calls for full-sized boards enabling exotic pieces: some pairing of Marshall, Cardinal, Falcon, Nightrider/Quintessence, or Cannon/Canon. Quintanilla's basic Switching Chess originally has switch over one straight or diagonal step between same-coloured units and plays better than say Fischer's Random, even with still prosaic piece mix.

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