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Check out Cylindrical Chess, our featured variant for March, 2023.

This page is written by the game's inventor, M Winther.

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Joe Joyce wrote on 2007-03-01 UTCGood ★★★★
Nice piece, very tricky. That it can change color is nice, because I've
always found the camel to be a darn awkward piece to use. By the time I
got this far in typing this, I found out you'd been anticipated, an all
too common occurrence these days. [I saw Michael Howe's comment!] No
matter, it's still a good idea, and I'll bet someone can anticipate Mr.
There are a couple statements, one by each of you, that I'd like to
discuss in a different spot.
M. Howe: 'Leaping-riders can be awkward and unbalancing because of their
ability to attack through pawn walls, but this is a good solution.'
M. Winther: 'If anybody wants to study the characteristics of a certain
type of new piece, how it affects the strategical situation, and what new
tactical themes are introduced, then my conservative implementations are
Both these statements, I think, are worthy of further discussion, and I
hope you gentlemen [and anyone else] will feel free to comment.

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