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This page is written by the game's inventor, Jean-Louis Cazaux.

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Ben Good wrote on 2002-08-21 UTCGood ★★★★
this is a very interesting game, and i'd suggest adding it the list of possibilities for the pbem tourney. it is quite clearly superior to ploy, and it is probably more interesting than rotary as well. <P> for the record, i can't agree with the author's comment that the standard pawns in rotary are poorly inspired - i originally thought so too, until i actually played the game, they work quite well. my problem with rotary is that all the pieces are approximately the same value, a problem only somewhat resolved in tournoy. <P> in tournoy tho, the probes make an interesting pawn front, and one that is more appropriate to the nature of the game. the hammer is a very neat piece, much easier to visualize than i had anticipated. i suspect it will work very well with more conventional chess pieces as well. <P> the suggestion that comes to mind for this game is that it will probably make for a livlier game if pieces can rotate at the end of a move, rather than just rotating in place. i'm not worried that this will create pieces that are too powerful, it should balance out nicely i think.

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