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DrZ's Chess. Chess with a 3rd row added behind and new pieces. (8x10, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2022-05-20 UTC
files=8 ranks=10 promoZone=1 promoChoice=NBRQEHAC graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ squareSize=50 graphicsType=png lightShade=#FFF0A0 darkShade=#A05000 rimColor=#8080FF coordColor=#FF8000 firstRank=1 useMarkers=1 pawn::ifmnDfmWfceF:pawn:a3,b3,c3,d3,e3,f3,g3,h3,,a8,b8,c8,d8,e8,f8,g8,h8 elephant::C:camel:b1,g1,,b10,g10 knight:N:N:knight:b2,g2,,b9,g9 chancellor::K:guard:d1,e1,,d10,e10 bishop::B:bishop:c2,f2,,c9,f9 rook::R:rook:a2,h2,,a9,h9 archbishop::BpB:cannonpawn:c1,f1,,c10,f10 hawk::RF:promotedrook:a1,h1,,a10,h10 queen::Q:queen:d2,,d9 king:K:KisO2:king:e2,,e9

This article seems unfinished; there is no Rules or Notes section, and it doesn't explicitly mention which of the rules of orthodox Chess apply, what the depth of the promotion zone is on this extra-deep board, and whether the unorthodox pieces are also available as promotion choice.

As to the initial setup: this would seem more convenient if the Chancellors and Elephants were swapped. As it is, the Elephants compete with the Knights for the same squares during development.