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Pawn Less Chess. New pieces, no pawns, and 20 squares removed from the 8 by 8 board. (8x8, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Uri Bruck wrote on Sun, Aug 8, 2004 03:04 PM UTC:
Initially I added the special move as an aid in development. It gets the
short range pieces out there quickly, and being non-capturing, they get a
little extra power, but not enough to topple the board. 
This addition was the big leap during development. The move can also come
in useful later, and towards the end game it become less significant as
there are fewer pieces to jump over.
Something similar was suggested to me during development. I don't think
it would add much to this particular game, however, I think it's
something I might adopt on a larger board.