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Benedict Chess. Instead of being captured, enemy pieces switch sides. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Silvio Quadri wrote on 2009-02-17 UTC
Can I publish my own version of Benedict Chess in my game site? The game
rules or game name has some restriction for usage?

silvioq at gmail

John Lewis wrote on 2006-09-16 UTCAverage ★★★
I agree that white almost always wins unless the player is a novice.  The
game is very interesting but I think for it to be a good or excellant
variant it will require a tweaking to make black more competative.  

Perhaps Black must be the first to force a color switch.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2003-06-30 UTC
It is an easy victory for white almost all the time, unless white commit fatal errors. Maybe playability would be better if the pieces movement is limited in rank, a longer board and pawns setup in third rank at first, but I'm not sure it is enough. As pointed out by the author, the game is certainly chaotic.

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