The Chess Variant Pages

Zigzag Chess

Zigzag Chess is where the 64 squares of orthodox chess have been re-arranged into a zigzag shape. All pieces move the same as orthodox chess. The pawns are omitted as there is no need for them. To compensate for retrieval of taken pieces by pawns all pieces on the board can retrieve upon reaching the opponents starting positions. Queens and Bishops are more active as diagonal movement is emphasized.

Written by Robert Bell.