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It was last modified on: 1999-02-25
 Author: Lawrence C. Smith. Zonal Chess. Board has special `zones' at both sides. Commercial game of 1970's. (Cells: 104) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2007-10-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The great North American Grandmaster Sammy Reshevsky endorsed Zonal Chess, a bona fide Chess Variant. The flanks are precisely the 'Zonal Areas'. The changes of direction permitted for a 'Rider'(Queen, Bishop, Rook) are presumably any of 45, 90 or 135 degrees, according to the piece. ''Several turns in a move'' permitted actually means an amazing 7 or 8 possible changes of direction for a Queen in the Zone with specific favourable piece placement. The incentive will be to utilize the 36 staggered squares(flanks and beyond) by placing Rook, Bishop, Queen there, availing the opportunity to move as specified like a Bent Rider. 'Bent Rider' is used advisedly in that here there could be up to five steps and then the (one or first) change of direction. Fine work.

George Duke wrote on 2007-10-04 UTCGood ★★★★
Child prodigy and USA Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky(1911-1992) endorsed commercial Zonal Chess. Right away with formal GM endorsement, we know the game has orthodox pieces. Well, not without exception, since Omega Chess broke ground with approval of the Wizard/Champion pair by more than one titled orthoChess type. The pieces' change of direction by zone is reminiscent of great historical German 'Gala' 600 years old.

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