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Cagliostro's Chess. Variant on 12 by 8 board with combination pieces. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Ayer wrote on 2003-01-21 UTC
The point about castling is well taken. We should probably adopt the castling rule from Courier-Spiel. Swapping the starting positions of the knight and archbishop would bring the knights to their usual distance from the king and queen. It would not solve what I see as another problem, that the bishops face one another along the diagonals, and if the d-file and i-file pawns are advanced, one bishop can take another on its home square.