Argess - Argendrez:
Argess [[Arg(entinian) (Ch)ess]]
Argendrez [[Argen(tina) (Aje)drez]]
Argess is a variant that
uses the same chessboard (8x8), same pieces (no pieces either included or
excluded), they maintain the same way to move and/or capture, except the pawns
(see point 2) and it respects the objective of checkmating the adversary’s
view of the boards with the starting positions of the white and black pieces.
Argess introduces the innovative element that both white
and black pieces have their own starting positions, therefore they have their
own tactics and strategies to reach victory. The starting positions are not
exchangeable between the white and black pieces.
2) Modified rule:
The pawns keep the same way to move and capture, but in
Argess they can move and capture in all directions (in 360 degrees).
Starting positions of the white and black pawns and their
respective promotion’s squares.
Note: The check marks indicate the promotion’s squares.
3) Excluded rules:
It is obvious that the pawns have a greater offensive and
they cannot do the “double step”. In the Argess both castlings (long and short)
were excluded from the
4) Special rule:
While in Chess the white pieces have the initiative, in
the Argess the black pieces always start the game by making the first move.
Written by Hector H. Carreño.
WWW page created: September 4, 2005.