[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Rated Comments for a Single ItemLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier White Elephant Chess. Four variants pitting the white Elephant army against black with the normal FIDE array. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2012-01-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★never noticed this game before, 4 very nice pieces, congrats. David Paulowich wrote on 2005-02-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Dr. Peter Nicolaus writes in BURMESE TRADITIONAL CHESS: 'The Myin moves as the modern knight. The Sin moves one square at a time either diagonally or forward. It seems that Myin and Sin are of equal value. Nevertheless Burmese players appear somewhat reluctant to exchange a Myin against a Sin.' Roger Hare writes on his Chu Shogi page: 'The old texts say that a kinsho and osho against a bare osho wins.' I assume this means that a King and Silver General can force a 'stalemate position' and then capture the enemy King after it moves. In White Elephant Chess it would seem that a lone Black King on the first rank can achieve a stalemate draw against these two pieces. [EDIT] Kinsho = Gold General in Shogi. I suspect that it is not possible to force stalemate with King and Ginsho = Silver General against a lone King. Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-03-21 UTCGood ★★★★Your point on avoiding colourbinding is a good one. Presumably even a full bishop would be made significantly more powerful by adding a single forward orthogonal move. gnohmon wrote on 2002-06-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★You have everything but pink elephants! (And is there not a Drunken Elephant in one of the Oriental variants?) I like the way you start with the simple theme of the five-limbed elephant and extend on the idea to develop bunches and bunches of new pieces and armies. 4 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.