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This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-02-28
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Templar Chess. Play Templar Chess on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2013-07-29 UTC
The 0 rank appears squished for me.

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-12-13
 By Gary K. Gifford. Catapults of Troy. Large variant with a river, catapults, archers, and trojan horses! (8x11, Cells: 88) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2007-09-30 UTC
In the mate problem, after Ram to h1, can't the King move onto the catapult at e2?

This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-07-14
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Time Travel Chessgi. One can travel backwards or forwards in time, bringing along all one's possessions.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2007-07-14 UTC
Maybe I'm missing something, but anytime a player would come close to being checkmated, couldn't he just time travel out of it?

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 By Hans L. Bodlaender. Heraldic Extinction Chess. Win by taking a pair of pieces that started on the same line in the opening setup. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2007-07-01 UTC
Here is a preset

This item is a contest or tournament
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-02-20
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier Tournament #3. Vote for which games should be in the third Game Courier tournament.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2007-05-20 UTC
who are we petitioning here? and why exactly haven't any round 2 games been assigned?

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It was last modified on: 2006-04-05
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Moderate Progressive Chess. A player may make one more move than his opponent just made. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2007-04-05 UTC
Thank you for your (too kind) comments.

I like your idea! If I'm interpreting it correctly: A capture may only occur on the last move of a turn.

I can add your variant on this page unless you'd like to make a new page for it.

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It was last modified on: 2013-07-22
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Czech Chess. Drop pawns by checking the King. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2007-03-14 UTC
Charles: That's true. Joe: They're extra. I have clarified the rules accordingly.

This item is a contest or tournament
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-02-20
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier Tournament #3. Vote for which games should be in the third Game Courier tournament.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2007-02-22 UTC
I'm ready to play. Thanks, Fergus.

This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2006-10-28
 By Gary K. Gifford. Juxtaposition Chess. Pawns and Pieces switch places with pseudo-pieces throughout the game. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-12-22 UTC
I believe that Pawns can only swap with stones.

This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-11-17
 By Ken  Franklin. ProCycle ChessThis item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-11-17
 By Ken  Franklin.. Individual pieces promote one by level after each played move.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-11-21 UTC
If you think a lot is going on here, you should see Evolution Chess, which is the same idea, but each side starts with 17 Knights.

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It was last modified on: 2005-04-22
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Antoine  Fourrière. Inventor: R. Wayne Schmittberger. Extinction chess. Win by making your opponents pieces of one type extinct. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Extinction Chess is a great game of course, but the shorter games it usually provides made me think of combining it with Brotherhood Chess, a slower-than-normal game.

Anyway, here's the Game Courier preset I made for this.


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It was last modified on: 2006-10-28
 By Calvin Jack Pomerantz. No-Retreating Chess. A varient where you can't retreat until you get to the last rank. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-29 UTC
You mention that my Retreating Chess made you think of this variant. It's an interesting coincidence then that your game is very similar to my other variant, One Way Chess.

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It was last modified on: 2006-10-12
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Steward Chess. Kings are able to "crown" pieces, giving them extra moves. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-27 UTC
Here's the preset for Steward Chess. The pieces to use for the Crowned pieces are:
.BW (Bishop Wazir)
.RF (Rook Ferz)
.NGU (Knight Guard)

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Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-14 UTC
The only way a King can advance to the next rank is by using another piece as a 'stepping stone' and moving diagonally in front of it.

The Pawn on the other hand is the one piece with adjusted movement ability: it captures normally but now it moves two squares forward without capturing and can jump over an intervening piece. This means of course that Pawns must be blocked from two squares away, not one.

One interesting result of the landslide effect is that Pawns in many cases will defend each other side-by-side instead of in the traditional Pawn chain.


Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-13 UTC
Landslide Chess...I like it. Thanks Greg!

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Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-13 UTC
Normally in chess you are allowed as many Queen (or other piece) promotions as you want, regardless of what has been captured.

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Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-13 UTC
I'm currently playtesting a new game, in which pieces move one square south after their normal move. I had thought of naming it Gravity Chess, but there is already a game with that name. I'm tentatively calling it 2g Chess, but the g could be confused with grams. And One Step Back Chess is a little boring. So...any suggestions for a better name?

Here is the game log.


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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Hans  Kluever. Dynamo Chess. You pull and push pieces around and off the board. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-10-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I've only begun a game of this, but it seems to be a wonderful game. I've never seen a variant that plays so differently from orthodox chess with such elegant, intuitive rules. I have a second invitation open if anyone is interested.

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It was last modified on: 2013-07-22
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Dead Ringers Chess. Double chess game with twin pieces that are captured simultaneously. (8x8x2, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-09-23 UTC
Thank you! It would be a good idea to put a link to the game logs on this page; I just wish I knew how... Anyway, let me know if you're up for a game... : )

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It was last modified on: 2006-09-15
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Canoness Chess. Chess with Cannons and Canonesses (Vaos) on a differently-shaped board. (10x10, Cells: 88) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-09-19 UTC
Thanks for commenting.

I'm sure there are many variants that include the Cannon and/or Vao among Western pieces. I mention two of them in the introduction above. The variant Yáng Qí for example, which is of course more ambitious than mine. I don't know of any, however, that use the Morley-shaped board.

And Pawns might look nice on those squares, and I indeed tested the game with them, but they allow the Canoness/Bishop pairs to attack them almost immediately, which I think hampers opening play.


This item is a contest or tournament
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It was last modified on: 2007-02-20
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier Tournament #3. Vote for which games should be in the third Game Courier tournament.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-09-12 UTC
1 time travel c
2 dimension x
3 shantraj of troy
4 berolina c
5 glinski's hexagonal c
6 pocket mutation c

Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-09-10 UTC
I'll choose not to play

shantraj of troy
glinski's hexagonal c
voidrider c
time travel c
dimension x
berolina c

This item is a computer program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-01-23
 Author: Greg  Strong. ChessVThis item is a computer program
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It was last modified on: 2020-01-23
 Author: Greg  Strong.. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-08-31 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Great program, I don't know why I didn't download it sooner.

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2013-07-22
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Dead Ringers Chess. Double chess game with twin pieces that are captured simultaneously. (8x8x2, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-08-18 UTC
Thanks for the comments, Stephen. Your interpretation of the rules are correct, and check and checkmate do not apply.

I am also going to add the variant rule (discussed below) to the page and add a new preset.


This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 By Fergus  Duniho. Mortal Chessgi. A Chessgi game in which captures reduce material. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-08-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I'm only on my second game of this, but it is already my favorite Chessgi-type game; elegant, fun, and very playable.

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