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Little River Chess. A 46 square variant based loosely on Chinese Chess. (6x9, Cells: 46) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2013-11-16 UTC
I have not looked at this game in ages so was able to look at it with a fresh eye, and I do strongly agree that diagrams would be helpful.  But diagrams take up memory and I had been informed in past not to use so many (as I often tended to go overboard with their use). Though diagrams would be nice, they aren't essential if one sets up the initial position and then reads the rules for the variant of interest.

Vitya Makov wrote on 2013-11-16 UTCGood ★★★★
There must be many diagrams. Without it I understand nothing.))

Gary Gifford wrote on 2007-10-08 UTC
Thanks Abdul-Rahman.  I re-read Congo rules and added this comment to my notes:  'Congo includes a river with drowning. Demian Freeling invented it 
in 1982, when he was only 7 years old!'  Prior to that I mention that he is the son of Christian.  Many thanks for the correction.

Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-10-08 UTC
Congo is by Demian Freeling, Christian Freeling's five-years-old-then son. This includes the Drowning rule.

Gary Gifford wrote on 2007-10-07 UTC
Charles - Thank you very much for your river comments and game references. I have updated the game rules because of them and mention your influence in the game notes. I also enjoyed reading the rules for the three games you mentioned. Many thanks, g

Charles Gilman wrote on 2007-10-07 UTC

More could be made of the River - and it is hardly a 'Little River' when it is much wider than the Xiang Qi one! Perhaps there could be a limit on how long a piece can stay there - somewhere between the extreme of Congo and the more relaxed restriction of Trapdoor Chess and I'm a Wazir...

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