- 24 Oct '12 12:54How about a new symmetric game of Chess on a 9x9 board with columns running from a, b ,c ,d , e, f, g, h, i, and rows going from 1 to 9... There will be 18 pieces on both sides with 1 K, 2 Q's 2bishops, 2, kni9ghts and 2 Rooks symeetrically placed on either side of the King.. and of course 9 pawns in the front row..

This kind of Chess will be very interesting.. as all the bishops of both sides will be always be on the same coloured square... - 24 Oct '12 15:51

Designing such a board may not be popularly acceptable... But digitally such a game can be designed for computer chess..i.e. symmetric chess..*Originally posted by ranjan sinha***How about a new symmetric game of Chess on a 9x9 board with columns running from a, b ,c ,d , e, f, g, h, i, and rows going from 1 to 9... There will be 18 pieces on both sides with 1 K, 2 Q's 2bishops, 2, kni9ghts and 2 Rooks symeetrically placed on either side of the King.. and of course 9 pawns in the front row..**

This k ...[text shortened]... . as all the bishops of both sides will be always be on the same coloured square... - 24 Oct '12 17:39

I think this game exists as "Minister's Chess". They used to advertise the sets in*Originally posted by ranjan sinha***How about a new symmetric game of Chess on a 9x9 board with columns running from a, b ,c ,d , e, f, g, h, i, and rows going from 1 to 9... There will be 18 pieces on both sides with 1 K, 2 Q's 2bishops, 2, kni9ghts and 2 Rooks symeetrically placed on either side of the King.. and of course 9 pawns in the front row..**

This k ...[text shortened]... . as all the bishops of both sides will be always be on the same coloured square...*Chess Life*.

That's a good point about the Bishops - both sides will have weak light squares, but neither will have Bishops to exploit them! I expect you'd see lots of Kings sticking to the light squares in this game.