The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Namik Zade.

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
H. G. Muller wrote on 2010-11-23 UTC
I think it is still lost. The only weaknesses of black against a bare royal opponent can be unprotected pieces or his King. 'Careful play' thus means only doing moves that keep all your pieces protected at any time, and to not allow safe check. (This is even a conservative approach, as you could afford to leave pieces unprotected if no safe attack on them is possible.) In the FIDE setup only the Rooks are unprotected.

The FIDE array thus has only 3 vulnarable spots: King and both Rooks. In standard Maharadja each of these is outide the range of safe attack, so the position is tactically quiet, and hence an easy win. With the added Camel moves, the super-Maharadja has these spots in range, but the tactical analysis shows that black can adequately defend each of them: the King pre-emptively through e6, while a6 and h6, although they cannot prevent the loss of the Rook, make the corner squares a death trap. So black starts playing these 3 Pawn moves in the order the Maharadja positioning warrants, and then starts deploying his pieces in a careful way until he covers every square of the board.

Edit Form

Comment on the page Super Maharadscha

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.

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.