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Pocket knight is a game information page. It is categorized as: Orthodox chess, .

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Pocket knight. Each player has a knight that he can drop during the game. (Recognized!)

Author: Hans L. Bodlaender.


When I was a child, there were, besides orthodox chess, three variants I played: giveaway chess, bughouse, and pocket knight. Pocket Knight, the variant where players start with one knight besides the board that can be dropped instead of a turn, but which is otherwise similar to chess, is a more than a century old chess variant, played in many places in the world. The game is very close to orthodox chess, indeed, after both players have made their drop, then the game is not different anymore from orthodox chess. The possibility to drop a knight adds some additional possibilities for tactic play, while not changing the nature of the game too much.

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