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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-09-23
 By William  Overington. Tree garden chess. Large chess variant on 10 by 10 board with 4 by 4 area missing from the middle. (10x10, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Short wrote on 2002-12-11 UTCGood ★★★★
Here is another game I would rate as 'good' I don't give any style points for coming up with new pieces, these have all been used before. I am concerned that the mobility of the pieces will be restricted by the 4 by 4 gap in the middle of the board. This game is not the only game to use the idea of a 10 by 10 board with the middle 16 square field a gap which cannot be used to hold pieces, sometimes can be jumped by pieces but in this game cannot be jumped. Still, any game which I don't find overly confusing about how to play it I have to at least grade as 'good' <p>

Anonymous wrote on 2002-11-07 UTCGood ★★★★
Thanks for answering my questions. I now get a better feeling
for the tree garden atmosphere. The variant with marquesses looks
interesting since the marquesses, alltho weak, can shift quickly
from one part of the garden to the other.

--JKn

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