The Chess Variant Pages




CHESS OLYMPIC

by Redzo Kolakovic

The main feature of Chess Olympic are the new additional properties of the King an the Queen, which increase the dynamics of the game. Also the new movements of the pawns have been added. The mutual coordination of the piece movements increases the beauty of the game. Try to play the game!

New features of Chess Olympic

  1. The king can now also move as the knight.
  2. The king can now actively participate in the game and now has the power to chess-mate the opponents king - the king's chess-mate.
  3. The king can also be taken - the death of the king.
  4. The queen can also move as the knight.
  5. The pawn can also move backwards
  6. The pawn can be promoted only in a piece, which is already captured.

The king

The king can move from it's position like a knight, forward, backward, left, right and diagonally by one field.

The Queen

The queen can move from it's position as the knight. It can also be moved straight-lined from it's position to any reachable position, vertically, horizontally or diagonally. It can therefore be moved in one of eight directions and be put on one of 35 fields.

The pawn

The essence of this improvement lies in next features:

The properties of the pawns, their position in the game and their positive and negative side are well known. Since the foundation of European chess 500 years ago chess was played without the understanding of the position principles. The pawns were only attackers and cheap casualties. Although today we understand the pawns differently, the impression that the pawn is a weak figure remains. Chess Olympic increases the movement features of the pawns by one-field straight backward movement, until certain limit is reached. Another new feature is that when changing the pawn for another piece the pawns can be changed for a piece which is out of the game.

The pawn can move one field forward, except from the beginning position, when it can move one, or two fields forward. Chess Olympic increases movements of pawns with movements one field backwards. This movement can only take place for the white pawn when it's original position lies between the 8th and the 4th rank. For the black pawn, this movement can only take place when it's original position lies between the 1th and the 5th rank. When making a capture a pawn moves one field diagonally. When moving back the pawn can't make a capture by moving diagonally backwards, but it can attack by the rules of moving forward. On reaching the last rank the pawns can be exchanged for another piece (a queen, a rook, a bishop, a civilian or a knight), but it can only be replaced by the piece, which was previously captured by the opponent. Promotion also takes place if on its final move the promoted pawn made a capture. Exchange for the king is not allowed. The promotion is not obligatory, the pawn can keep his function as a pawn and stay in the game.

The pawn can move one field forward, except from the beginning position, when it can move one, or two fields forward. Chess Olympic increases movements of pawns with movements one field backwards. This movement can only take place for the white pawn when it's original position lies between the 8th and the 4th rank. For the black pawn, this movement can only take place when it's original position lies between the 1th and the 5th rank. When making a capture a pawn moves one field diagonally. When moving back the pawn can't make a capture by moving diagonally backwards, but it can attack by the rules of moving forward. On reaching the last rank the pawns can be exchanged for another piece (a queen, a rook, a bishop, a civilian or a knight), but it can only be replaced by the piece, which was previously captured by the opponent.Promotion also takes place if on its final move the promoted pawn made a capture. Exchange for the king is not allowed.The promotion is not obligatory, the pawn can keep his function as a pawn and stay in the game.

The King's chess-mate.

 

The Death of the king:
The white king from c7 attacks the black king? The black knight from the a6 takes the white king, the black wins.

Written by Redzo Kolakovic.
Webpage made: July 25, 2003.