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Dutch Chess. Different objective and piece movements with orthodox chess set. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Chicago wrote on 2002-12-02 UTCGood ★★★★
The Chess Variants Page applet gives the Bishop its regular move, which makes it quite a powerful piece in the opening game. Maybe too powerful, giving White too much advantage? Be interesting to see how this variant would play with the restricted (moving as a King) Bishop as per Mr. Bodlaender. I'm thinking 'Dutch' here does not imply any Netherlands national connection--more like 'reversed', as in a 'Dutch auction' where bids decrease rather than going up.