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Delta88 Chess. Chess on a Trigonal Board. (11x8, Cells: 88) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-28 UTCPoor ★
I have thought of trigonal variants with similar pieces for years, but did
not ever publish a game. The reason is that even the advantage of a tower
does not win the game, the endgame king + tower vs. king is only a draw. I
turns out that the trigonal king is not as good as the square king in
assisting a mate; the reason is the rounded envelope of the fields he
covers.

So winning by the FIDE rules makes the game 'poor'. It could be improved
by allowing a win by bare king.

--JKn