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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Andy Kurnia.

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gnohmon wrote on 2003-06-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The game of en passant chess was mostly phil cohen's, it seems to me,
although Pritchard may likely credit me as it was first published in my
Nost/Algia column in the early 1970s.

Your game called by the same name has some interesting rules that make N
into NN and K into K + sometimes-N. There is no real design reason for the
K enhancement, but I'd bet that you included it because of playtesting.

Using Knightriders so that the N can be captured e. p. seems reasonable.

However, this game should probably be renamed Kurnia's En Passant Chess,
because there is already a game named simply En Passant Chess.

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