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



This page is written by the game's inventor, Charles Gilman.

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-09-24 UTC
There is no double move as Pawns are promotable on the seventh rank and
these rules together preserve the 5-step Pawn trek. There is thus no
en-passant.
	Castling is a tougher question. Shogi has no castling, but then it has no
long-range piece its own move away from the King. Xiang Qi is little help
either, as that too has a rule automatically barring vastling: the General
cannot leave the middle three files, which it would do if it castled! I
have also failed to specify castling in the related Anglis Qi, and am
interested to hear the thoughts of others on castling for both variants.
	By the way, I have now taken to writing HTML files, so if anyone can send
me the Bishogi one I can start work on adding in hte info. I'll keep 8x8
as standard, but may add the 9x9 interpretation to the middle of the last
paragraph.

Edit Form

Comment on the page Bishogi

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.