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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-20
 By Ralph  Betza. Touring Chess. Pieces can either move normally or leap on a Knight's tour only known in advance to the referee. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-01-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
A really great imperfect information variant. 

With regard to Knight moves, shouldn't non-touring Knight moves be sent
directly?  

If the opponent receives Ra1-c3 from the moderator, he knows it is a
touring move from the move itself, not just from having received it from
the moderator.  So both sides get the same information. Similarly, if the
opponent got Bc1-f4 from his opponent, he would recognize it as a
non-touring move from the move itself, not just from having received it
directly from the opponent.

But if all Knight moves go through the moderator and a player receives
Nb1-c3, he can't tell whether it is a normal move or a touring move, but
the player who sent the move does know. Why should there be a disparity
for Knights, when in all other cases equal information is obtained?

One of the things I like about this game is that when you obtain
information you also give it to the enemy--mkaes you think twice about
exploring.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-01-23 UTCGood ★★★★
Possible variant: instead of a knight's tour covering the board, make two camel's tours, one for each colour.

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