The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. Please report anything needing fixing with a comment to the homepage.

The Chess Variant Pages

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
B Bradley wrote on 2003-01-29 UTCGood ★★★★
I always enjoy hearing about variants for three or more players--
especially if the rules and layout are well-conceived. This looks like a
variant I'd be interested in playing, but it looks like I'll have to
construct my own board. If you're playing with people who are on the same
level as you, 4-player chess can be quite exciting.

However, I find it's most interesting when you play free-for-all, and
pieces of a checkmated king are taken control of by the opponent who mated
him. In that case, it's fun to see the remaining two drop everything to
team up on the overpowered opponent, and then(if they survive) continue
decimating each other.

I remember one such game where a friend of mine had broken one such
'treaty', mating me while under the pretense that we were teaming up on
the other person. That little sidequest, however, cost him valuable time--
and later, the game.

Sorry, just a little reminiscing... keep up the good work!

Edit Form

Comment on the page Russian fortress chess

Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.
Here is some preformatted text.
  This line begins with some indentation.
    This begins with even more indentation.
And this line has no indentation.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.