The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Michael Nelson.

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Anonymous wrote on 2004-02-04 UTC
Forward Chess is a highly positional game. Material is important only as
far as it lets you control the board. Three Queens on the enemy back rank
will usually lose to a lone king on its own third rank--the King 'runs
for the border' and the Queens can't catch it. The strong side can win
if its King can reach the eight rank first.  Gaining the opposition is
probably not sufficient, the strong side will tend to lose by triple

Capturing a piece with the next lower ranking piece is a particularly
strong move: the newly created piece defends the capturing piece.

Another powerful capturing move is the 'split fork' where the capturing
piece attacks one piece and the created piece attacks another.

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