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George Duke wrote on 2005-03-16 UTC
'JKL,LargeCV': Bostick's Insect Chess is recommended and was conscientiously reviewed here, no small task for many of these. This one is NR because of the format's difficulty even finding out what the pieces are. Yet putative 'Zillions of Games' values are all over the place: Dragon 6.75, which is the Marshall; Monkey 2.25, which is the Knight... Stop there, because guaranteed that that differential(6.75 minus 2.25) is off by at least 1.5 pts. when P(1.0). Wing Chun(10.25), diagonal equivalent of Gryphon, is called Wasp in the superior Insect Chess. RNBKQP are all in there, Disciple being the ordinary Pawn. Ng Mui (9.5 pts.) is conventional Amazon. Insect has better theme and more coherence.

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