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Grander Chess. A variant of Christian Freeling's Grand Chess. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on 2006-02-26 UTCPoor ★
Could we please move the debate on naming chess variants from the Grand Chess 2 page to this location? I admit to feeling a slight twinge of guilt over appropriating the name 'TenCubed Chess' for my entry in the recent Contest. There were several other worthy entries that had 10 piece types on a 10x10 board. At least I resisted the temptation to name it 'Grand Omega Chess'.

As a mathematician, I prefer to avoid making claims of 'maximal logical consistency' for my own chess variants. All things considered, I would rather not comment on pages containing such claims, especially when the author has a plan for reducing the number of draws.

As for the 'business of unprotected Pawns', which was raised in previous comments here, that has been a problem in chess variant design ever since the Mad Queen was invented centuries ago. It is NOT a problem in Shatranj, where the Elephants on the first rank can NEVER attack the unprotected Pawns on the seventh rank. And I for one refuse to worry about the threat of a Knight taking four moves to cross the board and capture an undefended Pawn.