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Super Chess III

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Proprietary game. Ed Ginsberg, 1984. The cyclops moving forward runs down enemy men and leaps friendly men. The cyclops moving backwards runs down both enemy and friendly men. You can take a turn to rotate the cyclops; I allowed complete rotation, i.e., passing your move. I set it up so that even if you have the computer play White, the human player still gets to choose the orientation of the cyclops. Archers move and capture as knights but shoot enemy units four squares away orthogonally. Right now I have superpawns always starting on the central squares.

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Author: Ed Friedlander. Inventor: Ed Ginsberg.


Super Chess III. Big proprietary game with archers and cyclopses.
📝Ed Friedlander wrote on Sat, Dec 23, 2006 11:36 AM EST:
Thank you for pointing out the problem. It seems to be solved.

Anonymous wrote on Mon, Oct 18, 2004 02:58 PM EDT:
This position was declared 'No Moves' instead of Checkmate:

The score thus far was 
  Cd1(N)  Cd0(NW)
1.Cd4(E)  Pb7
2.Ce4(N)  Nc8
3.Af3     Nd6

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