The Chess Variant Pages




Haynie's Great Chess

The Game

A chess variant designed by Billy Haynie.

The Board

10 by 10.

The Rules

Same as chess.

The Object

Same as chess.

The Chess Men

  • The pieces: kings, queens, rooks, bishops and knights. cardinals, marshals amazons, nightriders commoners, firzans, wazirs, camels, and zebras.
  • The pawns: 10 white and 10 black.

Considerations

  • Pawn promotion: yes, to a piece, not a king.
  • Castling: no.
  • En Passents: yes, like chess.

The First Position

The pieces occupy first and second ranks likewise the pawns on the third ranks. Bishops, camels and firzans: dark and light square. Each resulting first and second rank permutation is optional.

Movement

Nightrider: moves with multiple knight leaps always in the same line as the first leap untill it is stopped by a chess man or the edge of the board.:(2x,x)rider

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Camel: (3,1) leaper:

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Wazir: (1,0) leaper:

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Zebra: (3,2) leaper:

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Firzan: (1,1) leaper:

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Commoner: wazir + firzan

Cardinal or archbishop: bishop + knight

Marshall or chancellor: rook + knight

Amazon: queen + knight



Written by Billy Haynie. HTML conversion by David Howe.
WWW Page Created: Thu Nov 11, 1999. Last Modified: Thu Nov 11, 1999.