# 9x9 Squares Rotating Chess

I designed this new 8x8 square rotating chess game as follows:

Consider the usual 8x8=64 squares chessboard . Instead of arranging
the pieces(pawns) like those of the 8x8 squares chess, I will consider
the following initial arrangement of the pieces(see diagram). Now, the
piece(pawn) position is identified by the coordinates (x,y) where x=a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,
and y=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. The new chess rules are as follows:

## First Approach

We simply reverse the role of pieces(pawns) move and capture as follows:
The pawn moves one square diagonally, and captures horizontally or vertically
one square At a time (in the usual 8x8 chess, the pawn moves one square
horizontally and captures one square diagonally). At the start of the game,
the pawn can optionally move two squares diagonally. The prise en passant
is valid diagonally Example: 1. h3- f5 b7-c6 2. h2-f4 b7-c6 3.f4-e5 c6-d5
5. Fxd e.p The pawns are promoted(pieces or pawns) when they reach the
squares a4, a5, a6, a7, a8, a9 b9, c9, d9 or e9 for white pieces, resp
e1, f1, g1, h1, i1, i2, i3, i4, or i5 for black pieces The knight moves
two squares diagonally and one square perpendiculary and vice versa ( in
the usual 8x8 chess, he moves two squares vertically and one horizontaly
and vice-versa) Example: Ni4-f5 or h8 or f3. The queen and the King move
and capture like the usual ones of the 8x8 squares chess. The Rook moves
diagonally one or several squares at a time(in the usual 8x8 chess he moves
and captures horizontally or vertically) Example: Ri5- f8 Rf8-c5 Rc5-f2,
etc.. The castlings are not necessary. The game ends with checkmating the
opponent King.

## Second Approach

The pawns and pieces move and capture like those of the usual 8x8 squares
chess; that is; the pawn moves one square up along his file and captures
diagonally. The prise en passant is valid, and at the start of the game,
he can move two squares up at a time. The Knight moves two squares horizontally
and one vertically and vice-versa. The Bishop moves one or several squares
diagonally(like the bishop of the 8x8 squares chess).. The Rook moves one
or several squares vertically or horizontally. The Queen and the King move
like those of the 8x8 square chess. The pawns are promoted pieces or pawns
when they reach the squares a4, a5, a6, a7, a8 , a9, b9, c9, d9, e9 for
white pieces , resp e1, f1, g1, h1,i1i2, i3, i4, or i5 for black pawns..

Written by A. Missoum.

WWW page created: June 8, 1998.