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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by one of the game's inventor, Paul Newton.

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Paul E. Newton wrote on 2010-03-17 UTC
Thank you for your kind comment. My son Andrew and I are thrilled that someone else enjoys Wizard Chess, too! We wrote the rule that there would be no stalemate because in all of our play-testing of the game we never came across a situation where there was no clear winner. With the re-spawning of the pawns captured on their own side and the promotion of pawns we found that the likelihood of a stalemate was extremely low. We agree that the situation you describe is for all practical purposes a stalemate, but we would say you should award the win to the player with the Chariot as he has the stronger board position. Have you tried Advanced Wizard Chess? Andrew and I like the Advanced version of the game with the Sky board and the extra pieces better than the original game. If you try it, please let us know if you enjoy it!

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