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Los Alamos variant. Chess on a 6 by 6 board from the early days of computing. (6x6, Cells: 36) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2012-04-03 UTC
The board is too small to use the common set-up rules: 'white is right' and 'queen on color'. This arrangement is closest-looking to standard chess. If you put the queens on their own colors, the kings and queens reverse positions, or the right corner square becomes black. Quite literally, this is the best-looking choice, the most normal and comfortable to chess players.