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Hello chess players! I continue to go with the chess evolution and had gone via Avant-garde Grand chess to the more perfect chess variant titled “Waterloo”.
This 100-squares chess variant has wide strategic and tactical possibilities but at the same time is using an extended set of the chess pieces with the traditional style of movement well known to all chess players. Pieces are arranged hierarchically and harmonically at the initial position.
The initial (in agree with etiquette centre-symmetrical) position at the game Waterloo with the 10x10 board is follows.
Will you make this? I really want to play :)
I'm happy! We can play a correspondence game. Make by notation your first move!
Black to move
Red to move
3. Black to move
Please look at this. I think you might like one of the training games. This is much easier to use. It enforces piece rules. While can make any game or pieces movement you can think of. Great for teaching new variants too.
King and Queen placed in the back; like I've been saying forever.
But again, as I've stated before, everyone to their own.
What are you offering? We're playing or not?
IvanKosentsev, I was actually speaking to Acee569er; and, he knows I was speaking to him. He created and modified a series of variants with 3 or 4-row armies, always placing the Queen and King in the most forward rank before the pawns. After persistent debating, I was unable to persuade him through my heavy encourgement to move the royal pieces to the back rank, as he stubbornly insisted to keep them in front. I was just pointing out to him in this variant how the Quen and King are placed in the back. =D
That is funny, because it looks to me that they are in the first row in most every game...... Just follw the links. They haven't been touched in weeks. Not one has both a king and queen in back. What are you smoking dude? I have some with extra kings in the back. Even queens set back. Yet not one with both set back. Stop spouting nonsense please & thank you.
That is funny, because it looks to me that they are in the first row in most every game......Not one has both a king and queen in back.
Mine does; and, so does the OP's here.
There you have at least two.
What are you smoking dude?
Down memory lane on a handful of your variants:
(All images have been edited out to greatly reduce space.
Please visit this archive page to see them: https://web.archive.org/web/20151219195424/http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess960-chess-variants/waterloo)
See? All in the forward rows. My point is that they should have been in the back row, like the post in the OP.
IvanKosintsev, I'm having trouble understanding the rules to this variant. I don't understand what "0 moves" and "D moves" are.
Can you please discribe more concretely how the pieces move? Does the pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook move like they do in FIDE chess (regular chess)?
O moves are simply Rook moves ('orthogonal') and D moves are Bishop moves ('diagonal'), where the number in parantheses indicates the range. So his game has the orthodox Knight, Bishop, Rook and Queen (called Adviser), the Capablanca Archbishop and Chancellor, (called Cardinal and Marshal), the Amazon (called Queen, to maximize confusion) and a piece that steps one or jumps two orthogonally or diagonally (Guard).
It seems a bit 'top heavy', with each 6 Queen-class pieces plus an Amazon, four Guards that are between Rook and Queen, and just two extra minors. Even for a 10x10 board. 50% more space, and 9-11 times as many Queen-class pieces...
Thanks for the clarification, HGMuller.
I'll play next correspondence.
O means orthogonal, D diagonal.
1. (P) Pawn is the classical chess piece.
2. (N) Knight is the classical chess piece.
3. (G) Guard moves one or two squares at any direction.
4. (B) Bishop is the classical chess piece.
5. (C) Cardinal is Bishop plus Knight.
6. (R) Rook is the classical chess piece.
7. (M) Marshal is Rook plus Knight.
8. (A) Adviser is the classical Queen.
9. (Q) Queen is the classical Queen plus Knight.
10.(K) King moves one or two squares at any direction plus Knight before check.
After check is the classical King.
The last version of the rules: