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Nearlydouble Chess. A 2d variant with the whole of two identical sets minus the second King. (11x11, Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2007-03-14 UTC
Very interesting game. Ten unlimited FIDE sliders of 15 total pieces, on an 11x11 board, with knights and pawns slightly augmented. Nice setup, a classic type: the FIDE standards, lots of power, just a little over 50% starting density. Be interesting to see how it plays, and very likely instructive. I'd expect it to often be a rather bloody tactical game with a somewhat extended opening phase and later phases that would feature chains of trades. [I do wonder how many pawns would be left at the end.] 
I also wonder how scalable this game is; how would a 12x20, with about double the squares and 20 sliders/side, play? Or a 16x16, with 3 sets of FIDES? Do you think it's more or less directly scalable, Charles? Or anybody?