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Calorie Chess. Pieces have a limited amount of calories to move with, and have resorted to cannibalism! (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2011-01-11 UTC
George, I don't understand your calculation.  Each non-king piece starts with 7C, so there are at least 30*7=210 non-king moves that can be made.  And each capture increases this number, right?

Also, the wording is a bit ambiguous regarding captures: the captor recieves 'Calories equal to its traditional value'.  I read that as the value of the captured piece, is that correct?  [E.g. if a pawn with 4C captures a knight with 5C, then the pawn now has
4 - 1(movement) + 5(knight's Cals) + 3(bonus) = 11C ?]

Also, I presume that a pawn retains its Calories upon promotion?