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Game Reviews by Austin Lockwood

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Extinction chess. Win by making your opponents pieces of one type extinct. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Austin Lockwood wrote on 2005-04-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have just added Extinction Chess as a playable game on the correspondence chess/chess variants server <a href=''></a>. I haven't played a full game yet, but am looking forward to doing so!<br><br>I couldn't find an email address for Mr. Schmittberger anywhere, and would like to check with him that he doesn't mind me having Extinction Chess on - if anyone here knows how he can be contacted I would be grateful for this information.<br><br>Cheers,<br>Austin

Alice Chess. Classic Variant where pieces switch between two boards whenever they move. (8x8x2, Cells: 128) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Austin Lockwood wrote on 2004-07-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Turn based Alice Chess can now be played on <a href=''> Online Correspondence Chess Club</a>. Both the standard version described here (Alice1) and the variation where the black pieces start on board B (Alice2) are available.

Shatranj. The widely played Arabian predecessor of modern chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Austin Lockwood wrote on 2004-06-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
We have just introduced Shantranj as a playable variant on - this is a fascinating game!

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