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David Short wrote on 2004-05-15 UTC
Yes, you are right, Peter. I got confused. The ability to jump the
by the knights was a standard rule in SEC, and it's also a standard rule
MSEC. I must say that I am pleased to be able to enter this variant into
the 44 squares contest. This design occurred to me long before this
was ever announced. I feel a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing
there is now a mini variant of SLANTED ESCALATOR CHESS in MINI SLANTED
ESCALATOR CHESS, just as there is also a large variant of SEC in ULTRA
SLANTED ESCALATOR CHESS. All three games obviously share some
and readers will inevitably draw comparisons to each other and decide
is the best Escalator variant, the one with 44, 60, or 84 squares. 
I am sure that a lot of the entries in the 44 Spaces contest have designs

where pieces are going to engage each other fairly quickly so I hope that
readers will not penalize games for being cramped, knowing that it's
almost inevitable for most entries.

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