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Cobra Chess. Variant on 10 by 10 board with new pieces, including the Cobra. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on Wed, Feb 2, 2005 09:33 PM UTC:
'ABCLargeCV': The main novelty is the 'Cobra'; Peterson is wrong that 'Duke' as (N+K) is a new piece: there are usages of (N+K) found in Pritchard's ECV. Cobra moves like the Rook in Xiangqi along points, but occupies all four adjoining squares. Lavieri's comment about high-power density shows Cobra's vulnerability. Peterson is off the mark that it would be of Queen value here; instead more like 5 or 6 versus any of its Carrera-compound's 8 or 9. Cobra can capture one or two at a time, but can itself be captured at any of its four squares by any piece. Average innovation that will be useful in establishing a baseline for other pieces that occupy, or have effects over, more than one cell (like we use Sissa to compare riders which change direction in that group).