The Chess Variant Pages

Kinglet

Kinglet was invented by V.R. Parton in 1953.

In this game, the king is a normal piece, like every other piece, i.e., rules on check, mate and stalemate do not apply.

The player that has no pawns left in the game is the loser. Promoting a pawn also results in the loss of that pawn. So, a player wins when he takes the last pawn of his opponent, or when his opponent moves his last pawn to the last rank.

Pawns always promote to kings. Stalemate is a draw.


Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 16, 1996. Last modified: April 8, 1998.