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Russian progressive chess

In a complete set of progressive chess variants I offer to include this variation.


Rules:

The game uses the rules of English progressive chess with the following changes:

  • White begins the game. The quantity of moves in each turn is increased and corresponds to the number of a turn. In each odd turn the last move in a series is done by moving a piece from the opponent.
The number of moves made per turn is shown in the table below.

# turn

White

Black

#

Movement

#

Movement

1.

1.

W

2.

B

2.

3.

WW

4.

BB

3.

5.

WW[B]

6.

BB[W]

4.

7.

WWWW

8.

BBBB

5.

9.

WWWW[B]

10.

BBBB[W]

… ect.

 

 

 

 

 

  • It is possible to give check at any point during a player's turn. After having given check, the turn of a player ends, and the opponent may then move.
  • When one is in check at the start of a turn, one must remove the check in the first move in a series.
  • It is allowed to put ones king in check, but such a check should be removed by the end of a series.
  • In a series of moves each move should be carried out by a new piece.
  • The movement of an enemy piece at the end of a series should not give check to both ones own king and the king of the opponent.

Written by S. Sirotkin.
WWW page created: February 10, 2000.