RulesSimilar to Kriegspiel, the game is played by two players, with help of a third person: the referee.
At the start of the game, the players set their pieces secretly on the first four rows of the board, i.e., white deploys his pieces on rows 1, 2, 3, and 4, and black deploys his pieces on rows 5, 6, 7, and 8. These setups are shown to the referee. In this deployment, a player must put his bishops on differently colored squares, but may place his pawns on the first row.
Then, the referee tells both players the position of the king of the opponent.
After that, the game proceeds like Kriegspiel, but pawns may never make a double step.
Information based on The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants.
Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: September 15, 1997.