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Clash of the Civilizations Chess - new setup

Object: The idea of this variant is to make a new game without directly disposing the large heritage of the classical the East and the West Chess games. All rules of orthodox Chess are kept. Castling is not allowed. The purpose was to design optimal symmetrical setup with maximum of the most popular in the West and in the East Chess Pieces with Pieces density near 48%. For a board with very powerfull pieces it is suitable reducing pieces dencity. To this Game setup extra added very interesting Piece, Chameleon type piece (guest stars), which are invented by Mats Winther. Many Chess parameters in this game are symmetric. For exp., 12 Pawns and 12 Pieces, Setup is central symmetry, Pieces density 48%, 3x2 simple Pieces (Rook, Bishop, Knight), 3x1 Complex Pieces (Queen, Archbishop, Chancellor), 1x1 Chameleon type Piece (Centaur) and the King. Pieces set is complete with all combinations of the moves of the light pieces, each Pawn was covered, three consistently located squares has been differently filled. All Pieces have possibility to made first move. A Centaur is powerful Piece and it is possible to give checkmate to a lonely King. The 9 different Pieces paricipate in this game. This game a little differ from In-Yan Chess. In opening setup a Centaur may located in dark squares too. Also extra added new setups (the Eastern Chess) with Cannon type pieces and (the Southern Chess) with many hopping Piecese.Clash of the Civilizations

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By Namik Zade.
Web page created: 2007-04-22. Web page last updated: 2007-04-22