Chess variant 2000 A.D

Nov 12, 2013, 2:37 PM |

2000 A.D. is a chess variant created by V. R. Parton which employs fairy chess pieces on a 10×10 board.Parton describes his invention as "the game for Future Players in the Next Millennium", feeling that to be sufficiently challenging for later generations a variant should possess a larger board and increased possibilities.

The Gorgon, Chimaera, and Fury are all terrifying female monsters from Greek mythology. The Dragon is also referred to by Parton as female (Parton 1974:19). The Attendant stands next to the Empress at the beginning of the game and moves as a chess king, but is stripped of all normal royal powers.

The distinction between moving and capturing methods of most of the pieces is a feature characteristic of the game. Parton published the variant in his 1972 monograph My Game for 2000 A.D. and After.