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Narrowness

This chess variant is one of those where many pieces occupy all places on the board.


This is a game for two players. Each player has 2 kings, and 30 pawns.

Opening setup:

White: King - d1, e1; Pawn - a1, a2, a3, a4, b1, b2, b3, b4, c1, c2, c3, c4, d2, d3, d4, e2, e3, e4, f1, f2, f3, f4, g1, g2, g3, g4, h1, h2, h3, h4.

Black: King - d8, e8; Pawn - a5, a6, a7, a8, b5, b6, b7, b8, c5, c6, c7, c8, d5, d6, d7, e5, e6, e7, f5, f6, f7, f8, g5, g6, g7, g8, h5, h6, h7, h8.

The object of the game is to mate or to capture both kings of the opponent.

 

Rules:

The game is conducted by the rules of orthodox chess with the following changes:

  • Promotion. When pawns reach the last rank they can promote to queen, rook, knight, or bishop.
  • Check. At the will of the player one of the his kings can remain in check, and the game continues. The opponent can at will then take this king or not. If both kings of a player are in check, he is obliged to remove check for at least one king in the following turn.

Written by S. Sirotkin; 7 January 2000. Slightly edited by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 11, 2000.