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Karma Chess is a Zillions-of-Games file. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different capturing rules.
Karma Chess . A piece that has captured an opponent's piece is turned into one of better quality.
By Karl Scherer.
Object: Checkmate the opponent's King.
Some Buddhists believe that 'If you have done something good in one life, you come back as something better'.
In Karma Chess a piece that has captured an opponent's piece is turned into one of better quality ('capture-promotion'): A Pawn turns into a Knight, a Knight into a Bishop, a Bishop into a Rook, a Rook into a Queen.
At the end of all re-incarnations you do not reincarnate anymore. Hence a Queen disappears from the board after her first capture!
In variant 2 and 4 of Karma Chess each piece re-incarnates only once.
Variants 3 and 4 have capture-demotion instead of capture-promotion.
Variants 5 to 8 are like variants 1 to 4, but the last level of reincarnation is stable, which means Queen stays a Queen in capture-promotion games, and a Pawn stays a Pawn in capture-demotion games.
Variant 9: All pieces (except the King) promote to Queens after capture.
Variant 10: All pieces (except the King) demote to Pawns after capture.
Apart from this, the standard chess rules apply.
This game originally posted in the Zillions of Games site,
The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.
Invented in the year 2000. [1999-2001]. [1995-2005].
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