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Lene Hau Chess. Pieces take several turns for doing one move, going only one square per turn. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2017-03-16 UTC

Lene Hau and light slowed to a fraction of 3.00x10^8 m/s, http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/people/hau.cfm, and so this CV by Betza.  Rook piece takes 7 moves from b1 to b8 for instance. Also Liar's_Chess and

Hyperspace_Chess.


Joe Joyce wrote on 2008-10-13 UTC
Thanks for pointing out this excellent game, George. David's comment leads back to several comments from a previous incarnation of this site, including 2 comments from gnohmon. I get an image of a speed version playing something like the old arcade game Missile Command. Here's the link David gave:
http://www.chessvariants.org/ratings/-diffmove.dir-lenehau.html

George Duke wrote on 2008-10-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Rook a1 to a8, Betza explains, takes seven moves to complete, and in the meanwhile player makes other moves. ''Travelling pieces are committed to their journey.'' Classic Betza balancing seriousness and ridiculousness in his perfect tightrope, and sadly only one Paulowich comment probably means no one has looked at Lene Hau for seven years, lost in the shuffles, vagaries of variantism.

David Paulowich wrote on 2005-03-12 UTC
http://www.chessvariants.org/ratings/-diffmove.dir-lenehau.html <p>is the old (June 2001) page for comments, including an added note by the author (gnohmon).

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