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Potential/Demotion Chess. Pieces may move like lower-ranked piece, but when doing so, become that lower ranked piece. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2007-03-02 UTC
If a piece moves to the eighth rank with a pawn move, I believe it promotes to any piece in the opening array, right ?
Correct, since 'The rules of Potential/Demotion Chess are identical to those of orthodox chess, except when noted otherwise.'

As for a 7x7 board without a Queen? Er, I don't know -- there's already too much power for an 8x8 board -- shrinking the board by 23% while retaining two pieces that are effectively Amazons and two that are effectively Cardinals might be even more brutal.