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It was last modified on: 2006-03-12
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Swapmate Chess. Pieces have "mates" which they can swap places with. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sam Trenholme wrote on 2006-03-13 UTC
I see two problems:
  1. Incomplete rules.

    Can a King swap with a pawn when its on its own first rank? If so, how does a pawn on the first rank move?

  2. Too hard to attack the king in the midgame. This will make the game more drawish.
I think this is a good idea, however. I'd get rid of the king-and-pawn swap, however. Or make it so only one king-and-pawn swap is allowed in the game.

This will make the game more tactical and have more flare than standard FIDE chess.