Chaotenschach was played at Fachschaft Physik, Mainz
University, in the 1980s. The rules are the standard FIDE rules with the
Start of the game A usual chess board is bisected
into two halves. Behind a screen the players put their
armies on the board at their will. No piece may threaten the other half board.
Pawns on the first rank are legal, two bishops of the same colour are legal,
too. Multiple pawns in the same file are legal.
The moves are standard with the following additions:
Pawns have the possibility of double or triple steps
inside their own half. Capturing en passant is possible.
Castling is allowed if the king's starting place is
either d1 or e1 (or d8 or d8 for black respectively)
and the rook's starting place is in the corner.
A possible starting setup is e.g.:
Written by Jörg Knappen. Diagram Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: November 27, 2001.