The Chess Variant Pages

Rooksquare Chess

Jens Baek Nielsen's program Dabbaba plays chess and several variants of chess. One of these variants is described here: Rooksquare Chess.

Rules

The game is as orthodox chess, but now there are two different ways to win the game:
  1. Checkmate the opponent (as usual.)
  2. Move any piece that is a starting square of one of the rooks of the opponent. I.e., white wins when he moves a piece to a8 or h8, and black wins when he moves a piece to a1 or h1.

WWW page made by Hans Bodlaender, based on email of Roger Cooper.
WWW page created: September 17, 1999.