The Chess Variant Pages

Almost One-dimensional Chess Variants

Sergey Sirotkin invented three chess variants of `almost one-dimensional nature'. Tape chess was invented in 1998 or 1999. The other two arose as afterthough in January 2000. Below, you see these games. See also:
 

Tape chess

The board contains 20 fields located by a tape. The first and twentieth fields are stuck together. As a result, we obtain a circle.

The pieces are located: White - P, N, B, K, R, B, N, P + two empty fields + Black - p, n, b, r, k, b, n, p + two empty fields.

Rules:

Purpose of the game is again to mate the king of the opponent.

Comment

And what will be, if we stick a tape together as a Moebius Ring?


Dollar chess

The idea of a board has arisen 09 January 2000.

Rules are the same as for Tape Chess.


Cross chess. Variant for four players

The idea of a board has arisen 09 January 2000.

Rules are the same as for Tape Chess.

In addition, pieces may change direction when crossing the centre square.

H-chess

February 7, 2000, Sergey Sitkorin sent a new chess variant, that fits in this family: H-chess. Sergey Sitkorin writes on this variant:

It can mean "Hello, Hans".

This game is played by two players on a board in the form of an H. Each player has a king, a rook, two bishops, two knights, and two pawns.

H-chess board and setup

The setup is shown above.

Other rules are as in orthodox chess.
Written by Sergey Sirotkin. Edited by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: January 25, 2000. Last modified: February 21, 2000.