Ultimate Battle ChessTM

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Introduction
Ultimate Battle Chess (Co Nguyen Soa'i) has been designed to be played with a regular (FIDE) chess set.  Ultimate Battle Chess is the simpler version of Quang Trung Chess.

The Object of the Game
Ultimate Battle Chess can be won by checkmating the opponent's king, or by moving a pawn to its last rank in such a way that it could not be immediately captured. Stalemate is a draw.

Board and Pieces
Ultimate Battle Chess is a two-player game. It is played on a 8x8 checkered board. See figure-1 below. Initially, each side gets a total of 16 pieces: 1-king(K), 1-queen(Q), 2-knights(K), 2-bishops(B), 2-rook(R), and 8-pawns(P).  

Figure-1
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The Set-up

The Set-up
The initial arrangement of the pieces is as in figure-1 above--just like in (FIDE) chess. White, on the bottom, moves first.

The Rules
The rules are simple. No castling. No En Passant. No pawn promotion. However, do read the description of each piece below very carefully--especially the description of the king.

The Rook
Unlike the Quang Trung rook, the Ultimate Battle rook moves and captures   exactly like the rook in (FIDE) chess or Chinese chess. In other words, it moves and captures orthogonally in any number of paces without jumping over any piece. See figure-2 below.

Figure-2
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The Rook

The Bishop
The Ultimate Battle bishop moves and captures like the regular (FIDE) chess bishop. In other words, it moves and captures diagonally in any number of paces without jumping over any piece. See figure-3 below.

Figure-3
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The Bishop

The Queen
The Ultimate Battle queen moves and captures exactly like the knight in (FIDE) Chess. In other words, it makes one pace orthogonally into an empty square then followed by another pace diagonally outward. See figure-4 below.

Figure-4
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The Queen

The Knight
The Ultimate Battle knight moves and captures like the elephant in Quang Trung Chess. In other words, it moves and capture by making two paces orthogonally then followed by a pace diagonally outward. It could jump over any piece. See figure-6 below.

Figure-6
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The Knight

The King
The king moves and captures by making a pace diagonally into a vacant square and then followed by another pace orthogonally into a vacant square or an enemy occupied square, in which case the enemy piece is captured and removed from the board. See figure-7 below.

Figure-7
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The King

Just like Quang Trung Chess, the "king" could give check just like any other piece. Here is an example where black king check white king. See figure-8 below. The knight blocks the white king from attacking black king while there isn't anything preventing black king from attacking white king.

Figure-8
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Black King is Checking White King

The Pawn
The pawn moves and captures by making one pace diagonally forward into an empty square or an enemy occupied square, in which case, the enemy piece is captured and removed from the board. On the pawn first move, it is also allowed to move two paces forward--without capturing or jumping over a piece. See figure-8 below.

When the pawn reach its last row, it automatically put the opponent's king in check, and automatically won the game if the opponent's could not capture it. 

Figure-8
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The Pawn

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