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Emperor Chess. Large chess variant with a Commander (Queen + Knight), two Queens, and two Emperors (Bishop + Lame Dabbabah-rider) per side. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Ayer wrote on 2003-02-01 UTC
Allowing the pawns to move one, two, or three squares on the first move,
and one or two thereafter, would enable a pawn to reach the far edge of
the board in as many steps as in standard chess.  I don't know how we
should mix capture en passant and passar battaglia.  

I suggest turning the knight into a nightrider, to rescue it from
irrelevancy. 

As for the name, it is the emperor that is distinctive in this game.  The
runner,or courier, was the distinctive innovation in the courier game,
although the rook is stronger.