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Hexagonal Chess with 169 hexes

C'escacs is a Capablanca's variant of the Glinski's Hexagonal Chess.

Additional material

  • Value of the pieces

    Pieces heuristic assigned values, indicative

  • Final Analysis By Dave McCooey

  • Rates of play with a chess clock

  • C'escacs-L

    When you play C'escacs in a public place is inevitable the question from one of the onlookers to see the the initial setup... What about the two holes that remain? The answer now is: You put two Centaurs, if you dare ...

    The Lion (Centaur) is a very powerful piece, a Prince-Knight compound (we name Prince a non royal King) allowing a very interesting development of the game, although I must admit that I have just tried focusing my attention on the main line that already has enough options for itself.

  • Build the set of pieces

    If we start from an orthodox chess set an additional Bishop and extra Pawn are required. We also need to build two Almogavars, two Pegasus and a Dragon.

    • For Almogavars I have used two pawns cut and attached together in a way that they gain some altitude and a penny (1 cent) at the top pasted with permanent glue for distinguish them.
    • For Pegasus I have used the obvious solution of taking a Bishop and a Knight, cut and paste.
    • For the Dragon is also the obvious solution to take a Rook and a Knight, cut and paste.

    In total I used three sets of orthodox chess ... though it remained only a horse and you'll need two if you want to build the Lions from this piece, but as I said Lions are neither necessary nor desirable, at least in the first matches, but if you insist on building them, with all the leftover pieces and some imagination sure you can seek some other solution.