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panderson wrote on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 11:34 AM UTC:
The game is funnier than FIDE chess but I suspect it's more drawish too.
Why? Because there is less incentive to trade pieces and pawns.
Why? Because in AS exchange is not favourable when the last defender has
less value or same value but different type than the attacker.

Ex: if a Knight is defended by a pawn and it's attacked by a bishop, in
case of exchange the attacker loses the quality unlike regular chess.

This implies than defence > offence and the game stalls more than in
regular chess.

Correct me if I'm mistaken.


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