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Chess_AB. Pawns may move backwards; and may promote to captured pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on 2005-08-09 UTC
This might be an interesting variant, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it is an improvement. Certainly, the article has given no reason for thinking this game is an improvement over Chess. It vaguely refers to details that are allegedly well known, but it doesn't say what they are.

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