The Chess Variant Pages

SuperKing

This chess variant was communicated to me by John Love-Jensen. He wrote that he and his colleagues like to play this game, and that it is slightly faster than orthodox chess.

Rules

All rules are as in orthodox chess, with the following exception: the king moves and captures as a chess queen, but cannot move through check, even to capture the checking piece. (I.e., the king may not move over or to a square that is attacked by a piece from the opponent.) So, for instance, a king on a1 cannot take a rook on a8, and the position: White King c3, Rook a1; Black King c1, still is a mate.
Written by: Hans Bodlaender, based on a text of John Love-Jensen.
WWW page created: December 18, 1996.