Chess secretly makes more sense on a {5,4} hyperbolic chess board.

Originally shared by Andrea Hawksley

Chess secretly makes more sense on a {5,4} hyperbolic chess board. http://blog.andreahawksley.com/non-euclidean-chess-part-2/
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  1. I found it rather hard to predict how the topology of the board affects play.  Hexagonal boards in the form of an 10*10 rhombus were interesting, some peices proved more or less useful, and needed some work to make them function.

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  2. You'd probably have to play go in the style of reversi, where you can only build onto an existing structure.

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  3. Eduard Baumann, check out Jenn3D for Go played on spherical polytopes!  See the very bottom of this page:

    http://www.math.cmu.edu/~fho/jenn/

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  4. wendy krieger, I believe you that it's difficult, based on my experience with my "global chess" board (spherical chess).

    http://www.pa-network.com/global-chess/indexf.html

    That's quite hard to play, and I'm sure some of the hyperbolic topologies have to be even more mind-bending.

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