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  1. 29 Jan '10 03:24
    What are some chess piece variants?

    Okay Thanks
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    29 Jan '10 03:26
    Originally posted by beebejoe
    What are some chess piece variants?

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    well, insted of a queen being Rook+Bishop it could be Rook+Knight
  3. 29 Jan '10 03:40
    Originally posted by beebejoe
    What are some chess piece variants?

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    ficgs.com has a variant called Big chess, check it out, it's 64 pcs on a 16x16 board.
  4. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    29 Jan '10 03:46
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    ficgs.com has a variant called Big chess, check it out, it's 64 pcs on a 16x16 board.
    wow, that would make a "bad bishop" even more painful
    I dont know how AxS does it...
  5. 29 Jan '10 03:50
    Originally posted by irontigran
    wow, that would make a "bad bishop" even more painful
    I dont know how AxS does it...
    The large board give piece values a twist. Knights are not nearly as good as a bishop.
  6. 29 Jan '10 04:00
    An Archbishop is a Bishop and Knight combined.

    And a Bishop and Rook combined is called something else....a Brook?
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    29 Jan '10 04:14
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    The large board give piece values a twist. Knights are not nearly as good as a bishop.
    I have a book called something like "rethinking the chess pieces"
    they talk about how value changes on board size. big boards knights sucked, while 6x6 boards knights were better than rooks
  8. 29 Jan '10 06:56
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    And a Bishop and Rook combined
    That'd be an outrageous combination, imagine all the possibilities
  9. 29 Jan '10 07:09
    You change nothing! No soup for you!!
  10. 29 Jan '10 07:16
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    An Archbishop is a Bishop and Knight combined.

    And a Bishop and Rook combined is called something else....a Brook?
    A chancellor is a rook and knight - Capablanca chess.
  11. 29 Jan '10 08:27
    Originally posted by Badwater
    A chancellor is a rook and knight - Capablanca chess.
    A chancellor can checkmate a lone king on its own, with no help from any other pieces (Black or White). This happens if the king is in a corner and the chancellor is a knight's move away from it.
  12. 29 Jan '10 08:31 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    A chancellor can checkmate a lone king on its own, with no help from any other pieces (Black or White). This happens if the king is in a corner and the chancellor is a knight's move away from it.
    You're confusing it with the "Amazon", a King on h8 would still be allowed g8 in case of a chancellor [edit]on f7[/edit]
  13. 29 Jan '10 08:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    You're confusing it with the "Amazon", a King on h8 would still be allowed g8 in case of a chancellor
    You're right (assuming you meant the chancellor was on f7). I'm getting confused again. It's actually the archbishop which can checkmate on its own - e.g. king on h8, archbishop on f6.
  14. 29 Jan '10 20:28
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    That'd be an outrageous combination, imagine all the possibilities
    Yeah a Brook would be a great piece to have.

    Get rid of the Queen, she's a liability anyway.

    A Brook you can bring out early on in the opening and terrorise your opponent.

    Of course the openings would have to re-named The Brook Gambit,
    The Brook's Indian...Yes a Brook is the boy for me.
  15. 29 Jan '10 20:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Yeah a Brook would be a great piece to have.

    Get rid of the Queen, she's a liability anyway.

    A Brook you can bring out early on in the opening and terrorise your opponent.

    Of course the openings would have to re-named The Brook Gambit,
    The Brook's Indian...Yes a Brook is the boy for me.
    When you lose that piece, you're broke