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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-16
 Author: John  Ayer and Hans L. Bodlaender. Ultrachess. Chess variant with two queens on 9 by 8 board. (9x8, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-01-16 UTCGood ★★★★
I like the exchange move. I've been thinking about it -- when, in play would it make sense to use? It actually does two useful things: change the Bishop's color <strong>and</strong> moves the Knight toward the center. I think I may add another variant to Not-Particularly-New Chess with this move. <p> This leads to the interesting question: is better for a player who has the choice to have their Bishops on the same or different color? In one case they can double up, but in the other case they can have a more general effect on the game. <p> This game also resembles <a href='/play/erf/ActiveCh.html'>Active Chess</a>, another 9x8 game with two Queens, but a very different array.

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