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SSShess

Introduction

The purpose was to design optimal setup with the most popular in the West and in the East chess pieces with the optimum pieces density. 48%-52% is optimum for boards 10x10 (f.exp. Demon game 48%, Samarcanda Chess 52% and so on). Because, for reception 50% density of pieces (like Orhodox Chess) it is necessary to use 25 pieces from the each side (for full symmetry the even quantity of pieces is required). But this number of pieces is not comprehensible as in this case. Because the position to become not symmetric. SSShess - Super Strong Symchess.

Setup

White: PPPPPPPPPP / R N B A Q K A B N R / . . Ca C . . C Ca . .

Black (mirror image): pppppppppp / r n b a q k a b n r / . . ca c . . c ca . .

Black (central symmetry): pppppppppp / r n b a k q a b n r / . . ca c . . c ca

Pawns protection: 1 2 3 3 5 5 3 3 2 1, Pieces density 48%, pieces influence on the central squares is 2.59 (f.exp. 1.56 - Orthodox Chess, 3.01 - Demon Game, 1.72 - Grand Chess).

Figure 1, SSShess Central symmetry

Figure 2, SSShess Mirror Image

Pieces

R(Rook), B(Bishop), N(Knight), Q(Queen), K(King), A(Archbishop), C(Chancellor) and Ca(Cannon) well-known pieces (see The Clash of Civilizations Chess). In Figure 3, SSShess with new setup inspired by Grand Chess.

Figure 3, SSShess.

Rules

The game follows the Orthodox Chess rules with one exception, castling is impossible.



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By Namik Zade.
Web page created: 2006-05-09. Web page last updated: 2006-05-09