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This page is written by the game's inventor, Charles Gilman.

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George Duke wrote on 2011-03-16 UTC
For day 75 of year 2011, which is 16.March.11, this is Gilman's 75th C.V. alphabetically as ''Inventor.'' What can be said originally after suspending a month this project of matching Gilman's 250 cvs to days? Well, not really suspending, for it is understood to be continual not continuous, and in 5 or 6 years we can hit all 250 of them, just not all at once. The one other comment by Nasmichael Farris asks of Gilman, ''Any game scores you have to share?'' Actually, in contrast to Betza, Gilman's general taboos include all of: estimates of piece values, opening combinations, recorded game scores that Farris inquires of, exampled endgames, problem themes. Contrast Betza's remark in literal majority of write-ups words to effect ''I have not played this,'' to Gilman's recent remark to effect, ''I do not write to be ignored,'' which means partly he knows 95% his cvs will not get played at all. Simply that Gilman mantra is one step beyond that Betza mantra. Across the board, to be played is not why designers do what they do anymore. LIke the other 249 cvs of the author, Goldchess and Silverchess are best understood for coherence starting with the piece-type section and then working up or down (for follow-up). Caution: the Copper, Gold and Silver of Gilman's current comment for McComb's Ryu Shogi have nothing to do with this Goldchess and Silverchess. Pure happenstance of the number 75. masterchess; /a>

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