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Royal Pawn Chess

By Jeremy Good



Everything moves exactly as with FIDE chess, except that pawns at e2 and e7 are Royal and the Kings are non-royal.


Standard board.


The Pawns at e2 and e7 are Royal Pawns.


1. A Royal Pawn can't move through check.
1b. A Royal Pawn can't put itself into a circumstance which would allow it to be captured via en passant. (That would be self-checking.)
2. In the unlikely event a royal pawn reaches the eighth rank, that shall be a game ending move counting as a win.
3. A non-royal King can castle.
4. A Royal Pawn can not castle but must move as any other pawn.