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Hans 38 Chess

When playing Hans37 chess, Eric Greenwood designed this variant. He asked Hans Bodlaender, whether he wanted an early birthday gift - Hans said yes, and here the birthday gift was. Early indeed, because Hans was born in April 1960 and the game was sent October 15, 1997.

Rules

         1   2   3   4   5   6      
           +---+ 
  H        |*B*|                  H  
       +---+---+---+---+---+---+       
  G    |*H*|*B*|*W*|*K*|*L*|*R*|  G
       +---+---+---+---+---+---+
  F    |*P*|*P*|*P*|*P*|*P*|*P*|  F
       +---+---+---+---+---+---+
  E    |   |   |   |   |   |   |  E
       +---+---+---+---+---+---+
  D    |   |   |   |   |   |   |  D 
       +---+---+---+---+---+---+
  C    | P | P | P | P | P | P |  C   
       +---+---+---+---+---+---+
  B    | R | L | K | W | B | H |  B
       +---+---+---+---+---+---+
  A                    | B |      A
                       +---+
         1   2   3   4   5   6
K, R, B, are as normal chess.
P may not take a double step, promotes to any.
H (Horse) moves as Chess Knight, plus 1 square Horiz. or Vert.
L (Leopard) moves 1 square forward, backward, or diagonally.
W (Wolf) Moves 1 square any except straight back.

Object is to checkmate the king.

Optional rule: moving into the other side's "bulge" w/ your king is a Draw/Win (whichever is preferred).


Written by Eric Greenwood; introduction by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page made: October 29, 1997.