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Hobbit Chess A game information page
. Two variants, 8x8 and 9x9, using hobbits as superpawns.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2002-08-12 UTCGood ★★★★
This is a nice idea, but the pieces you call Hobbits have been around for a while. For example, John Williams Brown called them Stewards, and used them in <a href='../large.dir/contest/cenchess.html'>Centennial Chess</a>; however, this is a nice use of them. <p> As for the 9x9 game, I notice that all four Bishops are on White. Now, some people like it like that -- consider Gabriel Maura's game of <a href='../large.dir/modern.html'>Modern Chess</a> which also has four Bishops on the same color -- but you still might want to consider something like Carlos Cetina's <a href='../varvar.dir/bcr.html'>Bishop's Conversion Rule</a>, when one Bishop has to change color on its first move.