The Chess Variant Pages



Haynie's Oblong Chess 128

Billy Haynie invented a large chess variant on a 16 by 8 board. It has big similarities to Double Chess of David Short, which has been invented a few years earlier, but the setup is slightly different.

Rules

The game is played by two players on a board of 16 columns and 8 rows. All rules are as in orthodox chess, except the setup which is as follows.

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Castling is possible and done in the following way: The king moves two squares towards the rook and then the rook goes over the king to the next square.


Webpage made by Hans Bodlaender, based on email of Billy Haynie.
WWW page created: August 21, 1999. Last modified: September 13, 1999.