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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Fergus Duniho.

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George Duke wrote on 2008-01-17 UTCPoor ★
Progression. Twenty Comments here down to only 1 the last three years. Much ado about essentially nothing for 10 years 1996-2005 within venerable behemoth CVPage for 'new' starting arrays and tweaked castling principles after early 17th-Century Carrera's Chess. Finally, the particular genre of hair-splitting, evidenced now by inactivity, is laid to rest. Thirty-odd Carrera's derivatives, including famous Bird's and Capablanca's, clump together as failed attempts. Let us end the misery putting them down for the last time. Euthenize them, if it were figuratively possible, on the supposition that an idea has life. Creative Pietro Carrera's curiosities, Centaur(BN) and Champion(RN), original for their time, contemporaneous with Shakespeare and Pocahontas, came on the heels of 'defeat' of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Foredoomed in employing overwrought, ineffectual Chess-compounds, the stream of copycats for 400 years, one and all, proved destructive of critical skills and subtle play inherent in legendary, stand-alone utility Knight. R.I.P., Centaur. Requiescat in Pace, Champion.

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