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J-Chess. Variant on 10 by 8 board with jesters. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2005-03-13 UTCPoor ★
'JKL,LargeCV': Only one game board(on approx. page 205) is 8x10 out of a thousand chess board drawings within David Pritchard's 1994 'Encyclopedia of Chess Variants'. Clearly before the 1990's eight ranks and ten files were not a popular size. Jester here is nothing but a Camel, the epitome of incommodious, as Roberto Lavieri would aptly put it. For another one, Charles Gilman in 2004 'Great Herd' points to the significance, 'Knight's dual, the 3:1 Camel.' That notion is based on movement two straight(orthogonal) thence 90-degree one-step, as companion movement of two diagonal thence 90-degree one-step. It is certainly one way to look at Chess geometry, in a clutch for symmetry in piece move-rules. Ten-year-old Cardinals Super Chess also has paired 'Camels' called Cardinal there but weaker as non-jumping.

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