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A game that never was: Verney’s duodecimal chess

Published Online: 08 Nov 2019
Page range: 15 - 20
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
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2183-3311
First Published
15 Dec 2016
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

A large chess variant played on a 12x12 board was inadvertently created by G. H. Verney, author of Chess Eccentricities, who seriously misinterpreted one of his sources, A. van der Linde’s Quellenstudien zur Geschichte des Schachspiels. Despite its serendipitous origins, the game, for which the name Verney’s Duodecimal Chess seems appropriate, is surprisingly playable. A set of rules is suggested since those provided by Verney are incomplete.

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