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Wolf Chess. Half-century old variant on board of size 8 by 10. (8x10, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
RalfG wrote on 2019-03-11 UTC

I've just bought the booklet on Wolf-Schach by A. von Wilpert.

The game was indeed invented in 1943, but the booklet was probably published in 1959 (as mentioned by - the booklet itself does not give a date of publication). In fact, the booklet mentions two works written by J. Boyer in 1951 and 1954 respectively.

George Duke wrote on 2007-10-31 UTC
Ed Friedlander's applet lead-in calls these ''unusual pieces,'' but they are not at all. Elephant combining Queen and Nightrider is too powerful but probably unique. Tim Stiles' recent doubly bent riders, the ones called Wolf and Fox, must have gotten their names from the different Wolf and Fox here, which are only Carrera Champion(RN) and Centaur(BN). Similarity to other 1940's Kristensen's in having two Pawn types. Professor Joseph Boyer, who oversaw tournament of Wolf Chess, is one of the five or so prolific fairy chess originators of consistently high quality including Sam Loyd, T.R. Dawson, V.R. Parton, and Ralph Betza.

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