[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Sino-European Chess . Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Andy Thomas wrote on 2006-06-10 UTCi have updated this variant a bit. the kings can now move within their own castles, and along the wall, and inside the opponent's castle as well. the castles are also now 3x3 thus in that regard resembling the palaces in xiang qi. also, the bishops can move not only up to and along the wall, but throughout the castles as well. they are yet prohibited from moving to the 'opposite side of the wall.' in any event, this should all make for less draws. 3 of the pawns have been set back to the 3rd rank (all 5 were on the 4th rank before), and the cannons begin on the 2nd rank. in the original, the pawns were 'too close' at the start. since there is no 'implied across the board check' between kings as in xiang qi, this new rule of allowing them to 'storm across the wall' and into the other player's castle is a sort of compromise between chinese chess and fide.