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The Demon Game. Missing description (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Namik Zade wrote on 2006-05-08 UTCGood ★★★★
Very nice setup. I think it is most powerful setup for 10x10 (50% pieces dencity).

Larry Smith wrote on 2007-06-20 UTC
I have not been happy with the way this particular variant plays. The power pieces still seem to overwhelm any Pawn structure that is attempted. That's really to be expected with all those leapers present on the field.

So, I am testing a new type of Pawn for this game. It steps forward with or without capture, or steps diagonal forward with capture only. On the initial move, it may step two forward and capture on both steps. En passant still applies.

This creates a form of No-man's land during the opening game. Restricts the movement of the power pieces, particularly their leaping ability. Making for strong and deep Pawn structures. It also increases the potential of promotion, since this particular Pawn cannot be blocked.

I'm tentatively calling these Swords.

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