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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-07-23
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: John  Third Duke of Rutland. The Duke of Rutland's Chess. Large variant from 18th century England. (14x10, Cells: 140) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-05-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Great job on the 'Logical Follow Up to the Duke of Rutland's Chess.' I think the Duke himself would have been very pleased with this very logical improvement. Well done.

Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on 2006-05-07 UTCGood ★★★★
It looks nice to me, but two more bishops and another knight seems too
much.

So, I suggest this: R; Cr; N; B; Cb; Co; K; Q; P; Cb; B; N; Cr; R.

In this way:
Cb= Crowned Bishop, moves like a Bishop or a King (Dragon Horse, Crowned
Rook(Cr) = Dragon King);
P= Prince, moves like an Archbishop (Bishop + Kinight) (the Concubine (Co)
moves like a Chancellor (Rook + Knight))

This looks like a better way to use the board.

George Duke wrote on 2005-02-02 UTCGood ★★★★
'DEF,LargeCV': Judgment about each game occurs within its 'environment' of related games and historical precedents. One term used in patents worldwide is how 'crowded' the 'prior art' is. One principle used by CV designers is novelty, as applied to both pieces and rules. Here Crowned Rook(R+K) non-royal makes debut as new piece, whilst the other heterodox long-ranger Concubine is used before by Carrera. Also facing the exigency of having ten ranks is Pawn's three-square option. Chess master Philidor played Duke of Rutland's Chess in mid-18th century. There is one unprotected Pawn initially, the l-Pawn, versus Courier Chess' three unguarded. DRC would probably play a lot like most of the older Turkish Great Chesses I-VI. Estimate their average number of moves typically around 60-80 per score.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-07-04 UTCGood ★★★★
When playing this game with two identical sets, only one piece aside need
be specially marked - the crowned Rooks can be represented by upturned
Rooks or by Rooks surmounted by the spare Pawns.
It is curious that, although Rutland is inland, two recent variants with a
nautical theme have some connection with this variant. PiRaTeKnIcS has
duplicaet minor pieces, and Quinquereme Chess uses the 'stalemater
loses' rule.

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