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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Four Handed Chess II. More variants of four handed chess on plus-shaped boards. (Cells: 160) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-02-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have played over a thousand games of 4-way chess (very similar to four handed chess) and the pawns never make it all the way accross the board, players always get check-mated before that. Only a few times has it gotten to an endgame where players are trying to promote pawns. We play that pawns are promoted if they get all the way accross the board, but it doesn't matter much cause it hardly never happens. Only twice have I seen anyone promote to their opponent's first rank, and indeed it can only be done by capturing, lol.