You are on the backup site for Chessvariants.com. Any posts, moves, or other changes you make here will not be permanent, because the pages and database from the main site will be backed up here every midnight EST. Additionally, things may not be working right, because this site is also a testbed for newer system software. So, if you are not here to test, develop, or merely read this site, you may want to change .org to .com in the navigation bar and go to the main site.



The Chess Variant Pages




[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ]
[ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ]
[ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]

Comments/Ratings for a Single Item

Later Reverse Order Earlier
Half Chess. Pieces have approximately half their usual movement possibilities. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-08-22 UTC
The purpose of Dipole (and Forwards) Chess isn't to introduce new pieces, but add restrictions regarding normal movement of all pieces, to force the game to progress and reach a conclusion. The pieces have half the moves, they don't move half the distance. I write this as a serious reply assuming that George didn't write his reply as an attempt at dry humor.

George Duke wrote on 2008-08-22 UTC
Halflings move half as far as their normal counterparts rounded up. Do Forwards and Dipole pieces of Rich Hutnik have about half their normal movements, like Betza's Halflings? [Later: ''Do they not...?'' is what is meant rhetorically, because obviously they are all about half.]

2 comments displayed

Later Reverse Order Earlier

Permalink to the exact comments currently displayed.