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Haynie's Oblong Chess 128

Billy Haynie invented a large chess variant on a 16 by 8 board. It has big similarities to Double Chess of David Short, which has been invented a few years earlier, but the setup is slightly different.


The game is played by two players on a board of 16 columns and 8 rows. All rules are as in orthodox chess, except the setup which is as follows.